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U.S. 74 – Shelby, NC Bypass

Carter took some photos recently along U.S. 74 eastbound at the new Shelby Bypass currently under construction. The interstate standard freeway will eventually shift U.S. 74 north onto a freeway around the Cleveland County seat, connecting with the U.S. 74 freeway around Kings Mountain further east. When completed, U.S. 74 will provide a seamless freeway [...]

By | 2018-01-18T15:19:25+00:00 May 14th, 2017|North Carolina|0 Comments

The newest North Carolina Interstates

The Tar Heel state continues to lead the nation in proposing and developing new Interstate corridors. Additions approved by AASHTO in 2016 alone designated Interstates 42, 87 and 587. These join ongoing progress or long range plans for Interstates 73, 274, 285, 785, 295, 795, etc. We drove across North Carolina last month and checked [...]

By | 2018-01-18T15:19:28+00:00 January 11th, 2017|Interstate Highways, North Carolina|1 Comment

Fayetteville Outer Loop Progress – January 2017

Among the many future Interstate corridors designated across the state of North Carolina, the one gaining perhaps the most headway is the Fayetteville Outer Loop. Designated as Future Interstate 295, and signed in the field as North Carolina 295, the new beltway is roughly two thirds of the way complete with the December 2, 2016 [...]

By | 2018-01-18T15:19:29+00:00 January 9th, 2017|North Carolina|0 Comments

Interstate Completion Watchlist

The often delayed interchange between Interstate 65 and the new Interstate 22 in north Birmingham is finally nearing completion. Although now 18 months behind schedule from the October 2014 target date, final paving along the two mile stretch between Coalburg Road and I-65 should be finished by June. A video story on the project: Finishing [...]

By | 2018-01-18T15:19:30+00:00 April 8th, 2016|Alabama, Indiana, Interstate Highways, North Carolina|0 Comments

Updates and Road News for the week of January 25

Well no big snowstorm this week, at least for the east coast. The western U.S. however is receiving a large storm system, with heavy rains and mountain snows. Rainy now across #SierraNevada passes but that'll change this evening as snow levels drop. Plan ahead! #cawx pic.twitter.com/x3omK3JV2t — NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) January 29, 2016 Now on [...]

WV-OH-KY Trip – Day 2 (Hendersonville, NC to Canton, OH)

Road news and notes from the drive between Travelers Rest, South Carolina and Canton, Ohio. Signs of construction along U.S. 25 northbound near East Flat Rock south of Hendersonville Ccompare this scene with this 2007 view. Widening of the two-lane highway is underway to bring it up to four-lane Interstate standards. At-grade [...]

Two years more in the making, Interstate 485 grows again

Barricades were removed on the latest stretch of Interstate 485 to open for motorists in the northern Charlotte area yesterday. What was expected to be completed in March 2007 opened without any fanfare by midday between North Carolina 16 (Brookshire Boulevard) and Interstate 77 / North Carolina 115 (Old Statesville Road). The 5.5 mile stretch [...]

By | 2018-01-18T15:20:48+00:00 December 6th, 2008|Interstate Highways, North Carolina|0 Comments

Interstate 485 Growing Pains

One of the few freeways being built these days entails is the Charlotte beltway, Interstate 485. Slated for opening soon is the latest segment of Interstate 485, extending the beltway east from North Carolina 16 (Brookshire Boulevard) to Interstate 77 & North Carolina 115 on the north side of Charlotte. Originally supposed to open a [...]

By | 2018-01-18T15:21:02+00:00 October 20th, 2008|Interstate Highways, North Carolina|0 Comments

Its I-40 … its not I-40 … this just in, its I-40 again

Construction of the new Greensboro bypass, otherwise known as Painter Boulevard, resulted in the relocation of Interstate 85 from the city onto the southeastern section of the new road in 2004 and then Interstate 40 on both the sections of the new bypass in February 2008. The new bypass was constructed in an effort to [...]

By | 2018-01-18T15:21:02+00:00 October 5th, 2008|Interstate Highways, North Carolina|2 Comments

Painting red, white and blue green, new I-40 opens at Greensboro

New Interstate 40 Interstate 73, a road locally known as Painter Boulevard, is now open to traffic southwest of Greensboro. Traffic cones and other barriers were removed the morning of February 21, 2008 on the newest section of North Carolina Interstate, a 7.5-mile stretch of freeway between Future Interstate 73 & 840 near Piedmont Triad International Airport and [...]

By | 2018-01-17T15:12:40+00:00 February 25th, 2008|Interstate Highways, North Carolina|4 Comments
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