Author Topic: Hwy 49 (U City Blvd) will be a "superstreet"  (Read 1199 times)

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emf

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on: January 19, 2017, 03:36:58 pm
I was reading the notes for the East Entrance project redesign, and there's a comment that NCDOT is going to turn Hwy 49 into a "superstreet."  This is what a superstreet looks like; basically, you can't turn left:


https://www.ncdot.gov/download/projects/publichearings/ncdot-superstreetbrochure-2013-01.pdf



I wonder if that'll apply to the main and south entrances to campus, if you won't be able to turn left at those locations.


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Reply #1 on: January 19, 2017, 03:46:39 pm
Does CHP hate left turn lanes too?

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Reply #2 on: January 19, 2017, 04:04:42 pm
While inconvenient, implementing this street design has been shown to reduce accidents and congestion. Pros and cons.


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Reply #3 on: January 19, 2017, 04:14:46 pm
Sound similar to what they have in Huntersville off exit 25, you can't turn left on to Statesville Road and have to loop around. It has improved the congestion issue there greatly.


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Reply #4 on: January 19, 2017, 05:34:24 pm
Yeah NC 16 is this way up near Denver. Not sure I like it, but if it's safer, then bring it on, I guess. Not sure people will obey the speed limits anyway.  :(
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Reply #5 on: January 19, 2017, 06:44:31 pm
Sound similar to what they have in Huntersville off exit 25, you can't turn left on to Statesville Road and have to loop around. It has improved the congestion issue there greatly.


clt says that is actually a quad left design. A local example of the super street concept is poplar tent in concord.


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Reply #6 on: January 19, 2017, 07:18:14 pm
Aren't many of the intersections in New Jersey designed this way?


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Reply #7 on: January 19, 2017, 11:18:46 pm
Sound similar to what they have in Huntersville off exit 25, you can't turn left on to Statesville Road and have to loop around. It has improved the congestion issue there greatly.


clt says that is actually a quad left design. A local example of the super street concept is poplar tent in concord.
Near I-85. Further toward the town, not so super. Clt knows an impressive amount of stuff, though.  ;D


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Reply #8 on: January 20, 2017, 07:38:46 am
Aren't many of the intersections in New Jersey designed this way?
No that is different.  In Jersey you exit right just passed the cross street, do a partial circle merging onto the cross street.  Then you go straight at the cross street stop light.  The superstreet is also known as a Michigan left.  That is not a bad idea at all for that highway.

https://www.google.com/search?q=jersey+left&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi7qojC3tDRAhVM5GMKHS87Bz8Q_AUICCgB&biw=1536&bih=735#tbm=isch&q=new+jersey+left+turn&imgrc=sJlo_ptosiHwLM%3A


 

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