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Development Plans Sought for I-95 Interchanges

Posted June 6, 2007

— Nash County commissioners plan to spend $45,000 to create development plans along Interstate 95.

The county will hire The Wooten Co. of Raleigh to devise a plan for interchanges at N.C. Highways 58, 97 and 33, none of which are developed yet.

Commissioners said they want to move to attract businesses to Nash County before Wilson County develops interchanges to draw businesses there.


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  • ReallyBigYawn Jun 6, 2007

    I live in Archer Lodge area. With the new extension of 540 to 264 I can be at Triangle Town Mall in about 25 minutes. By the way.....6 June 2007 will be known as the day the traffic light came to Archer's Lodge. Corner of Buffalo Road and Covered Bridge.

  • Halyard Jun 6, 2007

    You are right turkeydance, I can drive to east Raleigh in 35 mins (40 miles) from my home. There are many people living in east Johnston, Wayne/Wilson/Nash/Edgecomb Co's working in Raleigh.

  • turkeydance Jun 6, 2007

    you may not believe this....Rocky Mount and Wilson will be
    considered Suburbs of Raleigh in 4 years, not 10. look at any
    large metro area. example: Charlotte...folks live in Hickory
    and drive to Charlotte for work (41 miles one way).
    the chances of you living where you want to, AND the best paying
    job's office being 10 miles away are diminishing and fading away.

  • Halyard Jun 6, 2007

    They don't have to worry about Wilson Co developing new biz, the Co commissioners here like to run biz OUT of town and then raise taxes on us poor souls that have to live here. They lured Target here a couple of years ago for $2M, the only thing I can remember. Before that they managed to run Universal Leaf Tobacco Company TO Nash Co. They now employ 1,200 people and have the best processing plant in the world (literally)! They also caused Mello Ice Cream to close the Wilson plant and move everything to Henderson. Nice job guys.