04/28/12 19 W, 1 I - + 9 - 5 Mystery Street

Can you place this cul-de-sac? Perhaps the picture offers clues...

Let’s see… A very old double-yellow (triple, really) line and fog lines, so I’m thinking an old, established road that was suddenly cut off for something new, such as… maybe an interstate? But then, the trees are tall and well-established, so it can’t be anything recent like NC-540 or the 64 Bypass. Am I warm?

It’s interesting there’s a curb on one side but not the other. And from the missing sign, I’m guessing at least one driver failed to recognize the cul-de-sac for what it was.
rfburns - 04/28/12 - 23:20

Good lines of thinking, there!

Here’s a tip. The location can perhaps be triangulated from my Facebook postings of late. If you solve the mystery, please show your work! Brag a bit!
Legeros - 04/29/12 - 11:08

I was originally thinking the airport area, since the first sections of 540 made a lot of old, established roads become sudden dead-ends. And I see you were at the airport for the president’s visit. But browsing Google Maps, I just can’t find any cut off streets that seem to look like this.
rfburns - 04/30/12 - 10:33

Okay, Mike, I’m also at a loss and actually have given this location much thought but to no avail. Any more hints?
Rescue Ranger - 05/02/12 - 11:23

Not every old, established road is a major road! This one’s outside I-440 but inside I-540.
Legeros - 05/02/12 - 13:18

Really curious about this one. From your clues, can we assume that the road wasn’t cut off to make I-440 or I-540?
mark (Email) - 05/04/12 - 14:58

Sorry for the delayed response. This road was NOT terminated during the construction of either I-440 or I-540. It’s near both a movie theater and a sports bar. Those could gleaned (maybe) from my Facebook postings. Let’s add that this location is in a pleasant area.
Legeros - 05/07/12 - 10:43

Grr, my part of town too. Pleasant Grove Church Rd at the dead end past where it turns off to Millbrook Rd.
RPD - 05/07/12 - 19:33

4000 block of Pleasant Grove Church Rd. Found on google maps. The bar would probably be Lynnwood Grill and the movie theater is the Raleigh Grande.
Marcus - 05/07/12 - 19:50

Darn it… I looked right at that dead-end on Google Maps, but from the aerial view, you can’t see the center line on the road so I bypassed that road.
rfburns - 05/07/12 - 21:40

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