Interstate 795 in North Carolina
According to ablogtophone, Interstate 795 or I -795 is an Interstate Highway in the US state of North Carolina. The highway connects the towns of Goldsboro and Wilson in the east of the state. Interstate 795 is 41 kilometers long.
I-795 at Goldsboro.
Interstate 795 is a branch of Interstate 95 and consists of two parts, the freeway stretch from Goldsboro to Wilson and the bypass from Wilson to I-95. The highway has 2×2 lanes and leads mainly through rural areas with meadows and some scattered afforestation. At Goldsboro there is an interchange with State Route 44 and at Wilson is an interchange with US 264. After the interchange with I-95, the highway becomes US 264 to Zebulon, which is also a freeway.
Construction began on the Wilson Bypass in 2000, as part of US 264. This part was opened around 2002. After that, US 117 was built as a freeway between Wilson and Goldsboro. This part was opened in 2006.
On September 28, 2007, the number I-795 was assigned by the AASHTO. This made it possible for long trucks to also use the highway, as these trucks have restrictions in terms of routes. As early as 2008, it turned out that the road surface was not sufficient for freight traffic and started to deteriorate after only 16 months, instead of the planned 15 years. It was recommended that the entire road be resurfaced for an additional cost of between $15 and $22 million.
17,000 vehicles drive daily at Goldsboro, which remains stable until Wilson. The section along Wilson to I-95 is somewhat busier with 32,000 vehicles.
North Carolina Interstate 840
According to beautyphoon, Interstate 840 or I -840 is an Interstate Highway in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The highway forms the northern half of the ring road around the city of Greensboro, also known as the Greensboro Urban Loop. The motorway has a planned length of 34 kilometers.
I-840 on the east side of Greensboro.
I-840 is part of the so-called ‘Greensboro Urban Loop’, a ring road around Greensboro that is largely numbered I-73, I-85 and I-785. Greensboro’s northern beltway is numbered I-840 only.
Interstate 840 begins on the west side of Greensboro where there is an interchange with Interstate 40. The highway has 2×3 lanes and runs past Greensboro Airport. The first 6 miles up to Joseph M. Bryant Boulevard coincides with Interstate 73. The highway then runs along the north side of Greensboro, through a suburban area with a lot of forest and low building densities. It crosses US 220 on the northwest side of Greensboro and US 29 on the northeast side. From US 29 to its terminus on I-40, I-840 coincides with Interstate 785. This section has 2×2 lanes and also intersects US 70.
Interstate 840 was developed as part of the Greensboro Urban Loop, a beltway that also coincides with portions of I-73, I-85, and I-785. The parts that coincide with other Interstate Highways were built first. In 2002, the first section of the Eastern Ring opened between I-40/85 and US 70, coincident with I-785. This was extended north to US 29 northeast of Greensboro on December 6, 2017.
On the west side of Greensboro, the portion that coincides with I-73 is built between I-40 and Joseph M. Bryant Boulevard. This section opened on December 18, 2007. Work began in March 2014 to extend Interstate 840 approximately 3 miles from Bryan Boulevard to Battleground Avenue (US 220). This section was opened to traffic on April 19, 2018.
I-840 on the west side of Greensboro.
|Exit 18||Exit 21||4 km||00-00-2002|
|Exit 103||Exit 3||6 km||18-12-2007|
|Exit 14||Exit 18||7 km||06-12-2017|
|Exit 3||Exit 6 Battleground Avenue||5 km||19-04-2018|
|Exit 6 Battleground Avenue||Exit 8 Lawndale Drive||3 km||30-12-2019|
|Exit 8 Lawndale Drive||Exit 10 Elm Street||3 km||23-12-2020|
On April 4, 2018, the contract for the last 9 kilometers on the north side of Greensboro was awarded. Work started in May 2018 and should be completed by mid-2022. As of December 30, 2019, 1.6 miles between Battleground Avenue and Lawndale Drive has already opened. On December 23, 2020, 3 km between Lawndale Drive and Elm Street will open.
Every day, 37,000 to 50,000 vehicles drive on the western part of the ring road and 17,000 vehicles on the eastern part.
Wright Memorial Bridge
|Wright Memorial Bridge|
|Total length||4,532 meters|
|Main span||18.5 meters|
|Bridge deck height||? meter|
|Opening||1930 / 1966 / 1995|
|Traffic intensity||8,000 mvt/day|
The Wright Memorial Bridge is a bridge in the United States, located in the state of North Carolina. The bridge spans the Currituck Sound near Kitty Hawk. The bridge is 4.5 kilometers long.
The Wright Memorial Bridge is two parallel bridges 4,532 meters long. The bridge is a standard girder bridge with short spans. The bridge has 2×2 lanes of US 158 in North Carolina, an important connection to the so-called Outer Banks of North Carolina. The bridge connects Point Harbor to the west with Kitty Hawk to the east. The bridge is toll-free.
The first bridge at this location was a 4.8 km long wooden bridge that was built over a period of 6 months and opened on September 27, 1930. This was a privately managed toll bridge. The bridge was taken over by the state of North Carolina in 1931, after which the toll was removed. From 1941, US 158 passed over the bridge, it was the primary access to the Outer Banks.
The bridge was demolished in 1966 and replaced by a more modern concrete bridge. The wooden bridge did not have a long life. The speed limit on the new bridge was 55 mph, compared to 25 mph on the old wooden bridge. In 1995 a second bridge was built next to the bridge from 1966 for traffic to the east. The old bridge was then renovated until 1997, after which 2×2 lanes were available.
The bridge is named after the Wright brothers, (Orville 1871-1948 and Wilbur (1867-1912) who built the first airplane and first flew it on Kitty Hawk beach in 1903. Kitty Hawk is located near the bridge.
Every day, an average of 8,000 vehicles cross the bridge, but this is higher in the summer.