Interstate 74 East & U.S. 311 South - High Point

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Interstate 74 east & U.S. 311 south
High Point Road (SR 1003), the former alignment of U.S. 311 southeast from Kernersville Road (SR 4315) to Main Street at Horneytown, shifts sides with Interstate 74 & U.S. 311 at Exit 60. Photo taken 08/06/13.
Eastbound at the Exit 60 diamond interchange with High Point Road (SR 1003) on I-74 east & U.S. 311 south. High Point Road leaves Union Cross for Teaguetown south along a still rural stretch near Exit 60. Photo taken 08/06/13.
Reassurance signs in Forsyth County retained the Future Interstate 74 moniker, although the freeway between I-40 and High Point was upgraded to full Interstate status in March 2013. Photo taken 08/06/13.
North Carolina 66 starts a 46.9-mile route from the upcoming parclo interchange (Exit 63) with Interstate 74 & U.S. 311. The state route encircles Winston-Salem northwest from Kernersville to Walkertown and Stanleyville before heading northward to Rural Hall and NC 89, east of Westfield. Photo taken 08/06/13.
Exit 63 leaves Interstate 74 east & U.S. 311 south for NC 66 north to Kernersville and Horneytown Road (SR 2775 / SR 1737) south to Horneytown and Davidson County areas of High Point. Photo taken 08/06/13.
Travelers enter both Guilford County and the city of High Point at the Skeet Club Road (SR 1820) overpass above Interstate 74 & U.S. 311. Photo taken 08/06/13.
Splitting with Interstate 74 east & U.S. 311 south in one half mile is the Main Street connector (SR 1009) onto former U.S. 311, and later U.S. 311 Business, through the heart of High point. Photo taken 08/06/13.
Interstate 74 east & U.S. 311 south at the Exit 65 wye interchange for SR 1009 south onto Main Street. U.S. 311 Business was designated when U.S. 311 shifted to the High Point bypass to the east in 1997 and was decommissioned in 2010 with the opening of Interstate 74 & U.S. 311 south to Glenola. The business route followed Main Street south through both Downtown High Point and Archdale. Photo taken 08/06/13.
A second wye interchange adds traffic from Old Plank Road (SR 1980) east as Interstate 74 & U.S. 311 continue to a diamond interchange with Johnson Street. I-74 & U.S. 311 follow the High Point bypass by Oak Hollow Lake along this stretch. Photo taken 08/06/13.
Johnson Street comprises a multi-lane arterial south from Exit 66 to N.C. 68 (Eastchester Drive) within the vicinity of Oak Hollow Mall. Northward, Johnson Street travels a causeway across Oak Hollow Lake to several subdivisions and Sandy Ridge Road (SR 1850) near Sandy Ridge. Photo taken 08/06/13.
North Carolina 68 follows a combination of Westchester and Eastchester Drives as the lone remaining numbered surface route through High Point. The state highway begins a 30.6-mile route at Business Loop I-85 in Thomasville and ends at U.S. 220 beyond Oak Ridge and Stokedale. Photo taken 08/06/13.
The diamond interchange with North Carolina 68 (Eastchester Drive) represents the end of the 1997-completed portion of the High Point Bypass and the beginning of the 2004 section leading south. NC 68 travels by Oak Hollow Lake and through Deep River before exiting north High Point for western reaches of Greensboro at Exit 210 of Interstate 40. Photo taken 08/06/13.
Turning more southerly, drivers pass by a set of reassurance shields for I-74 & U.S. 311 ahead of Boulding Branch, a tributary of the Deer River. Photo taken 08/06/13.
Greensboro Road (SR 1486) leads east from the intersection of Lexington and Montlieu Avenues to a diamond interchange (Exit 69) with Interstate 74 east & U.S. 311 south in one half mile. Photo taken 08/06/13.
East from Exit 69, Greensboro Road (SR 1486) continues to High Point Lake and the town of Jamestown as Main Street.
The proposed Jamestown Bypass will tie into Exit 69. Currently only the easternmost four miles, from Vickrey Chapel Road in Jamestown to a new interchange with Interstate 73, including a widening of preexisting High Point Road, is funded and under construction. Work on that portion started in October 2012 and runs through November 15, 2015. The portion west to I-74 remains unfunded.1 Photo taken 08/06/13.
Kivett Drive (SR 1113) provides one of two routes west from Interstate 74 & U.S. 311 into Downtown High Point. Photo taken 08/06/13.
Shields for Interstate 74 east & U.S. 311 south posted after the Cedrow Drive overpass near Kivett Drive Industrial Park. Photo taken 08/06/13.
A folded diamond interchange (Exit 70) joins Interstate 74 east & U.S. 311 south with Kivett Drive (SR 1113). Kivett Drive parallels a Norfolk Southern Railroad west from Melborne Heights to the High Point central business district. Eastward, the road exits High Point to meet Business Loop I-85. SR 1113 ends at Old Randleman Road (old U.S. 220) south of Greensboro. Photo taken 08/06/13.
Exits 71A and 71B depart in quick succession from Interstate 74 east & U.S. 311 south for East Green Drive and Business Loop Interstate 85 & U.S. 29-70. East Green Drive (SR 1300) ventures west to downtown High Point. East of the freeway, the road (SR 1193) becomes Triangle Lake Road. Photo taken 08/06/13.
Entering the Exit 71A diamond interchange with East Green Drive (SR 1300 / SR 1193) on Interstate 74 east & U.S. 311 south. The freeway ended at Business Loop I-85 until November 22, 2010. Until that time, all traffic defaulted onto the ramps for U.S. 29 and 70 south to Thomasville and north to Greensboro. Photo taken 08/06/13.
A look at Interstate 74 east & U.S. 311 south at the temporary freeway end just a few months before the extension south to Interstate 85 and Glenola opened. Business Loop I-85 and U.S. 29-70 bypass High Point to the south along a late-1950s constructed expressway. Photo taken 07/09/10.
A revisit to Exit 71B showing the completed lanes of Interstate 74 east & U.S. 311 south. Photo taken 08/06/13.
A U.S. 311 shield directed traffic onto U.S. 29 south & 70 west between the 2004-10 end of the High Point bypass to Main Street (former U.S. 311 through Archdale). Photo taken 07/09/10.
The interchange between Interstate 74 and Business Loop I-85 is a volleyball with ramps intersecting at-grade between the two highways. Motorists turning right onto the business loop south split with a ramp to Brentwood Street before continuing on to South Main Street (SR 1009) at Springfield. Photo taken 07/09/10.
A left turn joins the northbound ramp for Business Loop I-85 and U.S. 29-70. Continuing straight brings motorists onto Interstate 74 east & U.S. 311 south around Archdale. Photo taken 07/09/10.
Interstate 74 east & U.S. 311 south curve eastward on the two-mile approach to Exit 75 with Interstate 85. Baker Road (SR 1193) passes overhead by a series of industrial parks in the background. Photo taken 08/06/13.
One mile out from the directional cloverleaf interchange (Exit 75) with Interstate 85 on I-74 east & U.S. 311 south at the Jackson Lake Road (SR 1158) overpass. Photo taken 08/06/13.
Construction of the interchange with Interstate 85 added collector distributor roadways between the I-74 junction and the preexisting ramps with North Carolina 62. NC 62 leads west from I-85 into the city of Archdale. Photo taken 08/06/13.
Exit 75 departs from just south of the Kersey Valley Road (SR 1154) over crossing for Interstate 85 and adjacent North Carolina 62. NC 62 south joins Archdale and Thomasville to the north of I-85. Photo taken 08/06/13.
All traffic to Interstate 85 leaves Interstate 74 east & U.S. 311 south in unison at Exit 75. Interstate 85 passes through Archdale and Thomasville southwestward to Lexington, Salisbury, Kannapolis, Concord and Charlotte. Photo taken 08/06/13.
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A two-lane flyover shuttles motorists onto Interstate 85 north for Greensboro, Burlington and Durham. Photos taken 08/06/13.
Interstate 74 maintains six overall lanes through the junction with I-85 and four outside the interchange. Photo taken 08/06/13.
North Carolina 62 crosses over Interstate 74 east & U.S. 311 south ahead of these reassurance markers. Photo taken 08/06/13.
Eastbound travelers enter Randolph County, 21 miles ahead of county seat of Asheboro. Rockingham, the destination with Interstate 73 south at U.S. 74, is an 80-mile drive from this point. Photo taken 08/06/13.
A second set of shields follows the county line and precedes the crossing over Muddy Creek. Photo taken 08/06/13.
Cedar Square Road (SR 1928) meets Interstate 74 east & U.S. 311 south at the next exit at Glenola. The freeway ended here until June 7, 2013. Photo taken 08/06/13.
A parclo interchange (Exit 79) facilitates the movements between I-74 & U.S. 311 with Cedar Square Road (SR 1928) west to Old US Highway 311 (SR 1009) for interests northwest to Archdale. Photo taken 08/06/13.
U.S. 311 remains overlapped with Interstate 74 east to Exit 84. Photo taken 08/06/13.
Mileage sign posted 16 miles north of Asheboro and 79 miles from Rockingham on I-74 east. Photo taken 08/06/13.
U.S. 311 rejoins its original two-lane alignment at Sophia, two miles ahead. Photo taken 08/06/13.
Old US Highway 311 ties into Interstate 74 & U.S. 311 from New Market to the west. U.S. 311 splits with I-74 at a folded diamond interchange (Exit 84). Photo taken 08/06/13.
Exit 84 parts ways with Interstate 74 east to U.S. 311 south. The route concludes 2.6 miles to the east at Interstate 73 & U.S. 220 outside the city of Randleman. Photo taken 08/06/13.
Interstate 72 East
A modified trumpet interchange (Exit 86) provides full access between Interstate 74 east with Interstate 73 & U.S. 220 north to Greensboro in two miles. Photo taken 08/06/13.
A lone Interstate 74 shield lines the 3.1-mile stretch from the U.S. 311 split to the I-73 & U.S. 220 merge. I-74 sees very few miles to itself in North Carolina. Photo taken 08/06/13.
Plainfield Road (SR 1518) crosses in the distance as motorists along I-74 east are now 12 miles from Asheboro and 75 miles from Rockingham. Photo taken 08/06/13.
The freeway mainline defaults onto Interstate 73 & U.S. 220 south as a loop ramp partitions from the left side for the northbound ramp to Greensboro. I-73 & U.S. 220 continue 15.2 miles north together to split at Interstate 85. Photo taken 08/06/13.
Exit 86 leaves Interstate 74 east for I-73 & U.S. 220 north to Greensboro. U.S. 220 provides a direct route to downtown while I-73 circumvents the city to Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTI) with U.S. 421. Photo taken 08/06/13.
The right lane comes to an end before Interstate 74 east formally merges onto Interstate 73 & U.S. 220 south. A diamond interchange with Pineview Road (Exit 79) follows in one mile. Photo taken 08/06/13.

  1. "Widening project set to begin in October." Jamestown News, September 19, 2012.

Photo Credits:

07/09/10, 08/06/13 by AARoads

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Interstate 85
Business Loop I-85 - Lexington, High Point, Greensboro
U.S. 29
U.S. 70

Page Updated 09-23-2013.