Beaufort County Road Project To Be Completed Next Week

The NC DOT says the construction of a superstreet at U.S. 264 and Asbury Church Road in Beaufort County is scheduled to be finished December 23rd.

Crews are pouring the new curb this week.

The DOT says the superstreets help manage traffic congestion by requiring traffic entering a divided highway to turn right and do a U-turn instead of turning left or driving straight across the intersection. Officials say at first, this may seem to be a complex solution to a very simple objective; however, when designed correctly, is actually a simple and safe solution to the problems caused by congestion.

Motorists traveling on Asbury Church Road wanting to turn left onto U.S. 264 will have to take a right and use the turn-around to head in the desired direction.

The work is part of a $348,080 contract awarded to Greenville Paving of Greenville in October to create the superstreet concept.

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  • by Slick Location: Washington on Dec 16, 2011 at 04:40 AM
    I bet some of you would complain about a million dollars being deposited into your bank account because it wasn't handed to you directly.
    Why don't you quit complaining about everything and be thankful for your little blessings. Who knows, your life might have been saved by this new superstreet.
    God bless and Merry Christmas.
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      by sgf on Dec 22, 2011 at 08:41 AM in reply to Slick
      I'm not an expert on everything like many of the posters but Slick's comment seems pretty on the money in my view.
  • by robbie Location: belhaven on Dec 15, 2011 at 08:40 PM
    This superstreets concept supersucks!!!!!!
  • by Ray Location: everywhere on Dec 15, 2011 at 08:28 PM
    What a dumb idea, now you will have people making U turns in front of 60mph traffic. Not to mention the ones cutting across in the other direction (slowly) to get to turn lane. I guess they will let any ole joe design roads now.
  • by Frank Sinatra Location: Heaven on Dec 15, 2011 at 03:35 PM
    Have they quit making traffic signals?
  • by Anonymous on Dec 15, 2011 at 01:19 PM
    It might seem to make the intersection safer. When I come down Wharton Station to 264, now I have to make a right turn, try to get in the left lane, go to the u-turn, get in the right lane, just to get to the store which is across the road. So I have to travel almost an extra mile, waste gas and time - this is what they call getting to your a$$ around your elbow. The state is going to do what they want. There is no voting about this. There is also talk of doing away with intersections and replacing them with round-abouts like they have in Maine. Now that calls for some tricky driving skills!
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Dec 15, 2011 at 11:20 AM
    Being a local and seeing the wrecks, pull outs, run through stop signs, I knew something was coming. Seems a lot of people underestimate how long it takes to go accross this takes awhile as its quite a distance. The only bad thing about doing this? The work the bodyshops will not get....they will miss the business.
  • by Cboy on Dec 15, 2011 at 09:47 AM
    They installed one of these a few years ago in front of my shop on 17 outside of NB, 55 mph speed limit with a hill and curve at the north end. Since it's installation I am not aware of any accidents but before 2 to 3 fender benders a month was normal and at least 3 to 4 wrecks a year that were serious, and at least one that Eastcare had to be called in. Say what you want but these superstreets work. When it was in the planning stages I felt the same as some of the posters on here, so a little advice a lot of texas-pete helps when eating crow.
  • by beachbum3 on Dec 15, 2011 at 09:28 AM
    I sure do hope that this newly constructed pavement last a lot longer than the the section of roadway that was between wlliamston an bethel did a few years back or the newly constructed pavement on I-795 BETWEEN goldsboro an wilson , nc that had to be totaly redone just within a few month of it being completed an turned back over to the state of north carolina an it's citizens.for it had oxdized an an begin to crumble an fall to pieces in a very very short time fram for the origianl time of completion an which ended up costing the states taxpayers approxmatley 22miilon dollars of additional funding to fix the scr**ed up pave an mix design that were origianlly designed with the intent to fail. tooallow for more contracting an contracts to be paid out at the taxpayers expense unnesscarly thank you
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      by Obama Snake Oil co on Dec 15, 2011 at 11:14 AM in reply to beachbum3
      Well, that was Obama Pavement Company that did it. They are known for promising shovel ready jobs, a very very costly job and over time and a nice paved look that lasts for about a year or two and will need to be completely replaced by The Republican Paving Company.
  • by amazed Location: enc on Dec 15, 2011 at 06:13 AM
    On the surface, this appears to be a good idea. Especially if you don't know the area. As it was the west bound traffic was turning left a 1/4 mile away from the blind hill. Now, you are turning in to traffic a little shy of the crest of the hill. Good luck with that! Inside of a month, sad to say, you may see what I see.
  • by pirategirl Location: greenville on Dec 15, 2011 at 05:51 AM
    I will be so happy when this construction is done....I was driving east heading home from work around 5:30ish so it was dark....I was behind a string of cars....go figure....and had I not been paying close attention i would have drove through the car in front of me at 40 mph......i had to pull off the road onto the shoulder to avoid a is ridiculous....people please slow down and pay attention!!!
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      by Ward on Dec 15, 2011 at 10:04 AM in reply to pirategirl
      Pirategirl, it seems that it is you that need to be paying attention. There are plenty of reflector barrels in that section but you didn't notice the traffic slowing down nor the signs. It's a good thing no workers was in the area that you veered off to.
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      by DUH! on Dec 15, 2011 at 10:16 AM in reply to pirategirl
      pirategirl....apparently you need to slow down and pay attention!!!
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