A pair of weigh stations reside along Interstate 74 & 77 south of the Maple Grove Church Road overpass near Crooked Oak. Photo taken 12/30/08.
Exit 101 consists of a tri-level stack interchange between the Interstate 77 south and Interstate 74 east split near Pine Ridge. Photo taken 12/30/08.
Interstate 74 departs from Interstate 77 south on the left-hand side, providing a limited-access route in conjunction with U.S. 52 south (Future Interstate 74 corridor) to Winston-Salem. Interstate 77 maintains its southward trajectory to Elkin, Statesville, and Charlotte. Photo taken 12/30/08.
Southbound at the split of Interstate 74 east and Interstate 77 south. Interstate 74 bypasses Mount Airy, where U.S. 52 and 601 meet. North Carolina 89 enters Mt. Airy from the west as well, and meets both freeways at their respective next exits. Photo taken 12/30/08.
Interstate 74 East
The first mainline Interstate 74 interchange within the Tarheel State is the Exit 6 partial cloverleaf interchange at Pine Ridge. North Carolina 89 intersects the freeway between the village of Bottom and city of Mount Airy (pop. 8,484). Photo taken 10/05/01.
Interstate 74 eastbound at the Exit 6 ramp departure of North Carolina 89 (Pine Street). The east-west state highway also intersects Interstate 77 nearby at Exit 100. Photo taken 10/05/01.
Continuing beyond the Exit 6 partial cloverleaf interchange on Interstate 74 eastbound. Pictured here is a reassurance shield posted between North Carolina 89 and the diamond interchange at Red Brush Road. Photo taken 10/05/01.
Two-mile guide sign for Exit 11 (U.S. 601) on Interstate 74 eastbound. The upcoming junction is one of three situated between Mount Airy and White Plains (pop. 1,049). The north-south federal highway travels 7.5 miles south of the freeway to the town of Dobson (pop. 1,457). Photo taken 10/05/01.
Entering the Exit 13 partial cloverleaf interchange of Interstate 74 eastbound. Park Drive intersects the east-west freeway here, traveling between nearby Siloam Road and U.S. 601 (Rockbridge Street) in Mount Airy. Photo taken 10/05/01.
The Mount Airy segment of Interstate 74 draws to a close in two miles at the Exit 17 merge with U.S. 52 southbound. U.S. 52 predates Interstate 74 as a freeway between the city of Winston-Salem (pop. 185,776) and Mount Airy. Photo taken 10/05/01.
One-half mile guide sign for Exit 17 (U.S. 52 north). The junction between the two freeways composes a trumpet interchange. The mainline of Interstate 74 eastbound defaults onto U.S. 52 southbound otherwise. Future Interstate 74 corridor signs are posted along the federal highway between
Exit 17 and the city of Winston-Salem. Upgrades to this freeway to Interstate standards are required before Interstate 74 signs can be placed. Photo taken 10/05/01.
Interstate 74 eastbound at the merge with U.S. 52 southbound (Exit 17). Note the space allocation for the eventual placement of an Interstate 74 shield on the pull-through panel. Downtown Mount Airy lies 5.5 miles to the northwest. Mt. Airy/Surry County Airport also resides to the
northeast of this junction. Photo taken 10/05/01.
Interstate 74 end shield, posted at the merge with U.S. 52. 32 miles separate this location with downtown Winston-Salem via U.S. 52. Eventually Interstate 74 will continue southeastward of Winston-Salem to High Point (pop. 85,839) and Randleman (pop. 3,557) where it will merge with the existing Interstate 73 & 74 at Asheboro (pop. 21,672). Photo taken 10/05/01.
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