I-74/U.S. 74 East - Robeson County

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U.S. 74 East
Exit 191 leaves U.S. 74 east for NC 71 (Patterson Street) south to Downtown Maxton and north 12 miles to Red Springs. NC 71 ends opposite the beginning of NC 130, which drops south from Maxton to join U.S. 501 through Raemon and Rowland. Photo taken 07/28/13.
U.S. 74 turns more southerly from NC 71, parallel to the Lumber River to Alma. Photo taken 07/28/13.
Lumberton, seat of Robeson County, is 24 miles to the east via I-74 and I-95. Whiteville, east of where U.S. 76 joins U.S. 74, appears on this sign at 49 miles out. Photo taken 07/28/13.
U.S. 74 Business transitions to U.S. 74 Alternate at the six-ramp parclo interchange (Exits 194A/B) with U.S. 74. Photo taken 07/28/13.
Exit 194A provides return access to U.S. 74 Business west leading back to Maxton. Photo taken 07/28/13.
U.S. 74 Alternate lines the original U.S. 74 alignment east 15.47 miles to the outskirts of Lumberton. Photo taken 07/28/13.
Interstate 74 U.S. 74 East
Interstate 74 officially resumes along the U.S. 74 freeway from Exit 194 east to NC 41 at Exit 213. Photo taken 07/28/13.
Wilmington (95 miles) reappears on this mileage sign posted 48 miles from Whiteville. Photo taken 07/28/13.
A diamond interchange (Exit 197) one mile ahead joins I-74/U.S. 74 with Cabinet Shop Road (SR 1166). Photo taken 07/28/13.
Cabinet Shop Road (SR 1166) winds southwest through farm country from U.S. 74 Alternate and Recreation Center Road (SR 1354) to Kitchen Street Road (SR 1134). Photo taken 07/28/13.
I-74/U.S. 74 traverse a forested area between Double Branch and Back Swamp over the next several miles. Photo taken 07/28/13.
NC 710 and Interstate 74 come together next at a folded diamond interchange (Exit 200), three miles west of Pembroke. Photo taken 07/28/13.
Exit 200 leaves I-74/U.S. 74 east for NC 710. The state route measures 18.63 miles from U.S. 501, near Rowland, to NC 72 outside Red Springs. Photo taken 07/28/13.
Continuing eastward, I-74/U.S. 74 span a CSX Railroad line. Photo taken 07/28/13.
Whiteville is 42 miles to the southeast, followed by Wilmington at 89 miles. Photo taken 07/28/13.
Dew Road (SR 1155) arcs northeast from U.S. 301 to meet I-74/U.S. 74 at a diamond interchange (Exit 203) in one mile. Photo taken 07/28/13.
East from Exit 203, Dew Road ends at Chicken Road (SR 1003), which provides a return route to Pembroke via NC 711. Photo taken 07/28/13.
I-74/U.S. 74 kink eastward ahead of Chicken Road for the final approach to Lumberton. Photo taken 07/28/13.
Back Swamp Road (SR 1164) forms an L-shaped route south from U.S. 74 Alternate to former U.S. 301 (Hilly Branch Road). Photo taken 07/28/13.
A diamond interchange joins I-74/U.S. 74 with Back Swamp Road (SR 1164) at Exit 207. Photo taken 07/28/13.
I-74/U.S. 74 make their final approach to the cloverleaf interchange (Exits 209A/B) with I-95/U.S. 301. Photo taken 07/28/13.
U.S. 301 was realigned to overlap with I-95 between Exit 10 and 14 in 1984. Former U.S. 301 along SR 1207 (Hilly Branch Road) remains in service for local traffic between U.S. 74 Alternate and I-95 at Exit 10. Photo taken 07/28/13.
Hilly Branch Road (SR 1207) appears a half mile beyond these shields for I-74/U.S. 74 east. Portions of old U.S. 301 were realigned to circumvent the footprint of the cloverleaf interchange joining I-74/95. Photo taken 07/28/13.
Exit 209A leaves I-74/U.S. 74 east for I-95/U.S. 301 south. Both routes travel to Florence, South Carolina. Photo taken 07/28/13.
Incorporated in the Interstate system by 1961, I-95 north through Lumberton follows the originsl U.S. 301 bypass. U.S. 301 parallels as a local route north from the city to Fayetteville while Interstate 95 stays eastward to Rocky Mount. Photo taken 07/28/13.
U.S. 74 Alternate concludes at a diamond interchange (Exit 210) with I-74/U.S. 74, one half mile east of I-95. Photo taken 07/28/13.
Dallas Road (SR 2317) appears alongside I-74/U.S. 74 by this shield assembly. Construction of I-74 cut off Dallas Road from U.S. 74 (Alternate) to the north, so it was realigned to the east to provide continuity. Photo taken 07/28/13.
Exit 210 departs I-74/U.S. 74 east for U.S. 74 Alternate west. Crawford Road (SR 2539) extends southward from the bannered US route to Greenville Road (SR 2419).
Originally a diamond interchange connected U.S. 74A and I-95 just to the west. This exchange was removed when I-74 was built. Photo taken 07/28/13.
Frontage roads accompany both sides of I-74/U.S. 74 between U.S. 74 Alternate and NC 41. Photo taken 07/28/13.
NC 41 leads northeast from upcoming Exit 213 to Downtown Lumberton. Photo taken 07/28/13.
NC 41 heads south from the diamond interchange at Exit 213 seven miles to the town of Fairmont. Overall the state route runs 141 miles from the state line (S.C. 41) near Marietta to an interchange with U.S. 70, south of Cove City. Photo taken 07/28/13.
Interstate 74 ends just east of the on-ramp from NC 41. Photo taken 07/28/13.
Whiteville is 27 miles ahead in Columbia County. Wilmington remains over an hour away. Photo taken 07/28/13.
U.S. 74 East
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U.S. 74 continues as a limited access route another six miles. Old Kingsdale Road (SR 2210) passes over the freeway along this stretch. Photos taken 07/28/13.
Broad Ridge Road intersects U.S. 74 at-grade near Juniper and Shelley Bays. U.S. 74 remains an expressway southeast to the Whiteville bypass freeway. Photo taken 07/28/13.


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07/28/13 by AARoads

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Interstate 95
U.S. 301

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