I-73/74 & U.S. 220 North - Randolph County

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Interstate 73 U.S. 220 North Interstate 74 West
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Construction was underway for the building of north and southbound rest areas and tourist information centers just north of the Montgomery County line. These opened in mid January 2010. Photos taken 12/21/08.
North Carolina 705 begins from Exit 45 of Interstates 73 & 74 and heads east into Seagrove. The area is home to the North Carolina Pottery Center. Photo taken 12/21/08.
One half mile south of the Exit 45 diamond interchange with North Carolina 705 (Little River Road). Little River Road continues southwest to Black Ankle Road at the county line. Photo taken 12/21/08.
North Carolina 705 angles southeast from Seagrove to Whynot, Westmoore, and Robbins. The route travels 26 miles in an arc from Exit 45 to North Carolina 211 east of Candor. Photo taken 12/21/08.
More shields for Interstates 73 & 74 and U.S. 220 north. Photo taken 12/21/08.
New Hope Church Road heads north from Little River Road and crosses paths with the freeway at Exit 49. Photo taken 12/21/08.
North Carolina Zoological Park is the main attraction for Exit 49 of Interstates 73 & 74. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Interstates 73 & 74 and U.S. 220 north at Exit 49 to New Hope Church Road. New Hope Church Road ends nearby at U.S. 220 Alternate, south of North Carolina 159 and Ulah. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Interstates 73 & 74 gain a southbound frontage from between New Hope Church Road and North Carolina 134. Photo taken 12/21/08.
U.S. 220 Alternate switches to U.S. 220 Business at North Carolina 134's north end, opposite Exit 51 of Interstates 73 & 74. Photo taken 12/21/08.
U.S. 220 Alternate lines the northbound side of the freeway by the Pinewood Country Club, meeting North Carolina 134 adjacent to the Exit 51 diamond interchange. North Carolina 134 enters the area on a 19-mile drive from Troy. Photo taken 12/21/08.
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Northbound motorists enter a thicker forested stretch of Interstates 73 & 74 ahead of Asheboro. Photos taken 12/21/08.
McDowell Road serves the industrial south side of Asheboro from U.S. 220 Business (Fayetteville Street) west to Interstates 73 & 74. Photo taken 12/21/08.
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Speed limits reduce to 55 mph through the Asheboro section of freeway. Photos taken 12/21/08.
McDowell Road continues west to residential areas at Mack Road from the Interstates 73 & 74 diamond interchange. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Entering the city limits of Asheboro after the McDowell Road overpass. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Interstates 73 & 74 and U.S. 220 north remain forested through south Asheboro. Photo taken 12/21/08.
U.S. 64 and North Carolina 49 combine along Dixie Drive through the Randolph County seat of Asheboro. A full cloverleaf interchange joins the two divided highways. Photo taken 12/21/08.
U.S. 64 & North Carolina 49 combine east from Asheboro to Ramseur. From there the two travel separate paths to Burlington and Siler City respectively. U.S. 64 continues as a four-lane highway to Pittsboro, Cary, and Raleigh. Photo taken 12/21/08.
An older sign bridge, devoid of Interstates 73 & 74 shields, resides at the Dixie Drive eastbound on-ramp to U.S. 64 & North Carolina 49. The tandem constitute a commercial arterial east to U.S. 220 Business (Fayetteville Street), the north end of North Carolina 159 (Cox Road), and the eastern reaches of Asheboro. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Dixie Drive carries U.S. 64 and North Carolina 49 west a short distance to their split at Albemarle Road; U.S. 64 branches northwest 21 miles to Interstate 85 outside Thomasville. North Carolina 49 turns southwesterly to Concord. Both routes provide part of a route to Charlotte. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Interstates 73 & 74 originally ended at the U.S. 64 & North Carolina 49 interchange, with signage referring to Future Interstates from that point northward. Photo taken 12/21/08.
North Carolina 42 (Salisbury Street) provides a direct connection to Downtown Asheboro from Interstates 73 & 74 and U.S. 220. The forthcoming interchange is unusual in that all ramps are located within the median, in an inverted SPUI type configuration. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Sunset Avenue continues Lexington Avenue east into downtown Salisbury from the freeway. Salisbury Street splits from Lexington Road along the eastbound beginning of North Carolina 42 nearby. Photo taken 12/21/08.
A pair of signs warn motorists of the left side off-ramp to North Carolina 42. North Carolina 42 totals 226 miles from Asheboro to Colerain in the northeastern part of the state. Photo taken 12/21/08.
U.S. 220 northbound at the Sunset Avenue and North Carolina 42 (Salisbury Street) exit. Lexington Road continues northwest to Back Creek Lake. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Passing underneath Sunset Street; the exit ramp continues through a signalized intersection to North Carolina 42 to the left. Photo taken 12/21/08.
North Carolina 42's eastbound beginning from within the Interstates 73 & 74 and U.S. 220 interchange. Photo taken 12/21/08.
The next northbound exit joins Interstates 73 & 74 with Presnell Street. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Drivers from Sunset Street and Salisbury Avenue merge onto Interstates 73 & 74 northbound and see this set of shields. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Northbound at the Presnell Street diamond interchange in Asheboro. Park Drive spurs west to leafy residential areas. Presnell Street meanwhile sinks southeast to U.S. 220 Business (Fayetteville Street) and an end at U.S. 64 & North Carolina 49 east of the city. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Vision Drive connects the freeway with U.S. 220 Business (Fayetteville Street) directly in North Asheboro. Photo taken 12/21/08.
A trumpet interchange facilitates the movements between Vision Drive and Interstates 73 & 74 and U.S. 220. Photo taken 12/21/08.
North of the Vision Drive on-ramp within dense forest on U.S. 220. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Spero Road heads west from the North Asheboro area to cross paths with Interstates 73 & 74 at a diamond interchange. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Spero Road meanders through rural areas northwest of town. Eastward, the road splits into Central and Balfour Avenues en route to U.S. 220 Business. Photo taken 12/21/08.
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Pineview Street meets Interstates 73 & 74 and U.S. 220 at the next diamond interchange. Photos taken 12/21/08.
Spurring west from U.S. 220 Business, Pineview street crosses the freeway near a quarry before ending at Spero Road. Photo taken 12/21/08.
This set of reassurance shields was removed when Interstates 73 & 74 were expanded to six lanes between Pineview Street (SR 1712) and the new Exit 80 with Interstate 74 west. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Completed on June 7, 2013, the newest segment of Interstate 74 leads northwest from the Asheboro and Randleman area at Exit 80 to Glenola. Interstate 74 extends northwest from Glenola to High Point (opened November 22, 2010), where the route overtakes the 1997-2004 completed High Point Bypass of U.S. 311 to Winston-Salem. Photo taken 08/06/13.


 


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12/21/08, 08/06/13 by AARoads

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Page Updated 09-23-2013.