Interstate 3 study started this summer

Interstate 3 study started this summer

There are 20 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Aug 22, 2010, titled Interstate 3 study started this summer. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

The Federal Highway Administration is studying a possible new interstate that would connect Savannah, Ga., to Knoxville, Tenn., and run through far Western North Carolina despite opposition from groups that say the project could destroy pristine lands.

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night train

Coudersport, PA

#1 Aug 23, 2010
were would the road run threw?
night train

Coudersport, PA

#2 Aug 23, 2010
Ok so I looked it up and this is what it said. It will come out of GA into NC hit 64 west to Murphy to 19-74 TO 129 follow 129 to maryville TN to 140 to I-40. I think it's a good idea seeing I-40 is always closed due to rock slides
night train

Coudersport, PA

#3 Aug 23, 2010
Bet those basterds in Knoxville that put a stop to the north shore rd will not be able to stop this one.
rumors

Raleigh, NC

#4 Aug 27, 2010
Heard about 3 years ago from a governemental source this is a done deal. Just waiting for the economy to come back to provide the tax money. All public meetings and opinions are just for show at this point they said.
Real American

Morristown, NJ

#5 Aug 27, 2010
The proposed I-3 and Corridor K are the biggest waste of tax dollars in the Appalachian mountains. All that really needs to be done is improve the existing roads that are already in place, this kind of road is not needed, especially through this kind of topography where just over the last year multiple rock slides have closed Hwy 64, 129 and I-40. Why is it that these clowns just don't get it, do they think that rock slides aren't going to be a problem with more roads going through these mountains. All of these new road proposals are nothing but pork barrel, ear marking waste of tax money. All the politicians who support this should be shot on site or at best be voted out of office.
Tom Hoffman

AOL

#6 Aug 27, 2010
I'm a lover of the southern mountains, and I fought hard against the North Shore Road. And I will fight just as hard against this one.
Native

Murphy, NC

#7 Aug 27, 2010
Well thanks a pant load some of us did not retire here and must make a living and we refuse to move and give you floridiots the land. We need roads to get jobs!
Old Timer

Wesley Chapel, FL

#8 Aug 28, 2010
Native wrote:
Well thanks a pant load some of us did not retire here and must make a living and we refuse to move and give you floridiots the land. We need roads to get jobs!
If you think a road like Corridor K is going to bring instant economic bliss to the mountains you're wrong. Unless you are looking for that minimum wage job at Hardees or Motel 6 or being an attendant at a gas station is your dream job you need to wake up and realize that's what your going to get. Also lets not forget to mention the pollution a 4 lane road like what is being proposed brings to an area that is basically rural......is that what you really want?
Native

Murphy, NC

#9 Aug 28, 2010
You cannot get even light industry without at least good roads and you Fla. people enjoy your retirement and want this place to stay the same.
bulldog

Hayesville, NC

#10 Aug 31, 2010
Old Timer wrote:
<quoted text>
If you think a road like Corridor K is going to bring instant economic bliss to the mountains you're wrong. Unless you are looking for that minimum wage job at Hardees or Motel 6 or being an attendant at a gas station is your dream job you need to wake up and realize that's what your going to get. Also lets not forget to mention the pollution a 4 lane road like what is being proposed brings to an area that is basically rural......is that what you rally want?
GO HUG A TREE!

“Cynical Scumbag”

Since: Jan 10

Lima Peru

#11 Aug 31, 2010
Is it going to be an "Interstate" HWY? Why would a N/S interstate be numbered 3 on the east coast?

Since: Sep 09

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#12 Aug 31, 2010
smutt butt wrote:
Is it going to be an "Interstate" HWY? Why would a N/S interstate be numbered 3 on the east coast?
Named after Third Infantry Division.
Captain Obvious

Statesboro, GA

#13 Sep 6, 2010
Nobody gives a rats ass about the Knoxville route. The main drive behind I-3 is to connect the Port of Savannah with the I-20 corridor in Augusta. As of right now, there's no reliable way to get containers from the port onto the I-20 corridor unless you go through Atlanta. As long as that gets built, they can ax the Knoxville route for all I care. The only other way to solve this problem is to build the proposed I-14 route ASAP so that containers can be routed up I-16 to Macon where it can link up with I-14.
Real American

Morristown, NJ

#14 Sep 8, 2010
Here is an article about the proposed route in the Knoxnews.

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2010/sep/08/can-...
INTERstate Construction

Melbourne, FL

#15 Sep 8, 2010
Should Obama's Infrastructure funding get thru Congress, rest assured I-3 will be built. Keep in mind Interstate/federal funds and EPA Federal agency. Congress already said "yes" to pursue highway. Jobs in multistate area.
TRUTHIS

Murphy, NC

#16 Sep 9, 2010
I-3 is nothing more than a pipedream and without support of the local representatives and it never will it will never see construction on the leg b/t Augusta and Knoxville. Corridor K on the other hand has the local legislator's support.
WTF

Coudersport, PA

#17 Oct 25, 2010
Maybe you all have forgoten that I-40 is always blocked by falling rock and when its closed there is no way in or out of WNC. I would think thats reason enough to build the new road.
Freedom

Murphy, NC

#18 Oct 26, 2010
Old Timer wrote:
<quoted text>
If you think a road like Corridor K is going to bring instant economic bliss to the mountains you're wrong. Unless you are looking for that minimum wage job at Hardees or Motel 6 or being an attendant at a gas station is your dream job you need to wake up and realize that's what your going to get. Also lets not forget to mention the pollution a 4 lane road like what is being proposed brings to an area that is basically rural......is that what you really want?
Rural areas with decent roads can attract small industry without roads communities such as Robbinsville are doomed to no jobs. Hardees, McDonalds and motel jobs are better than no job. You are probably some retired Floridian elitist who would not understand.
INFO

Palm Bay, FL

#19 Oct 26, 2010
Freedom wrote:
<quoted text> Rural areas with decent roads can attract small industry without roads communities such as Robbinsville are doomed to no jobs. Hardees, McDonalds and motel jobs are better than no job. You are probably some retired Floridian elitist who would not understand.
I am a Floridian realist and am in complete agreement with you.
bulldog

Hayesville, NC

#20 Oct 27, 2010
Old Timer wrote:
<quoted text>
If you think a road like Corridor K is going to bring instant economic bliss to the mountains you're wrong. Unless you are looking for that minimum wage job at Hardees or Motel 6 or being an attendant at a gas station is your dream job you need to wake up and realize that's what your going to get. Also lets not forget to mention the pollution a 4 lane road like what is being proposed brings to an area that is basically rural......is that what you really want?
Why don't you just stay in Florida and breathe the pollution that you helped create there.

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