I would like to thank all the creators of highway web sites, particularly those about North Carolina roadways, who have inspired me to start one of my own back in 2002. I would also like to thank the many contributors to the many blogs and newsgroups over the years whose own questions about Interstates 73 and 74 encouraged me to find out more about these highways. I also thank those who have provided suggestions on how to improve these pages, sent information or photo contributions, especially since I left North Carolina. Plus a special thanks to Adam Prince and Doug Kerr who have provided a home for my site at Gribblenation from March 2013 to December 2016 after I finished graduate school. Lastly, I'd like to thank my parents who, by giving me road maps during those long family trips, contributed to a life-long interest in highways and finding out where they go.
A note on sources: much of the information for this site was gathered on road trips from 1999 to 2012 on many places along the I-73 and I-74 corridors and the perusal of I-73/74 stories in local papers along the interstate corridors. Where I've supplemented my knowledge elsewhere, through news sources or highway web sites, I have tried to fully reference where the information was gathered. Where I do not have specific information or sources I have tried to make educated guesses, hopefully any gaps in information will be filled in over time (feel free to help in this regard). Since the fall of 2010 I have relocated to Massachusetts, and thus have more difficulty in seeing the corridors in person. I am thankful to those still in the area that take the time to updated me and send me information and photos. While I have taken two trips to North Carolina and plan to revisit the area some time in 2017, I would appreciate anyone who has traveled these roads since July 2012 and can forward new information or photos to me. All the opinions expressed are those of the author along with full responsibility for any errors that may be contained herein.
All the photos appearing on this page are by the author, except where noted. Photos or other information may be used if proper credit is given to the author and permission has been given by the author.
If you have any information, comments and/or questions about the photos or the site in general, feel free to E-mail me.
A link, if you would like more information about the author of this site (last updated in March 2013).
December 12: Updated I-73 and I-74 Progress
Pages, I-73 Segment 11 Page, and I-74 Segment 4 pages with new
information on project construction dates and costs from newly
released NCDOT STIP document.
December 1: Updated I-74 Segment 4 page on
news construction can start on December 1. Updated I-73 Segments 2, 3
and 11 pages with latest construction progress information.
November 6: Updated I-74 Segment 4 Page
with news NCDOT has awarded contract for first segment of
Winston-Salem Northern Beltway.
September 26: Updated I-74 Segment 5 with
news about I-74 signing 'mistake,' and added link to NCDOT project
site on I-73 Segment 4 page.
August 24: Updated and revised I-74 Segment
4 page with information from the posting of plans for the first
segment of the Winston-Salem Northern Beltway by NCDOT.
August 20: Changed I-74 Segment 5 page,
along with I-74 Progress and Exit List pages to reflect news that all
the new I-74 signage along US 311 in Forsyth County has been posted.
Also updated NC Future Interstate Page with news of NCDOT proposal for
I-885 in Durham County.
August 6: Added 2 new photos to I-73
Segment 2 page and updated construction progress information for I-73
Segments 2, 3 and 11 and I-74 Segment 5, also updated link to Future
July 16: Added new End I-73/I-74 sign photo
to I-73 Segment 10 page courtesy of Chris Curley.
June 15: Added photos to I-74 Segment 17
page courtesy of Chris Curley and I-74 Segment 5 page courtesy of J.
June 8: Updated I-74 Segment 5 news with
confirmation of start of construction and projected completion of
contract from NCDOT Construction Progress page.
May 16: Updated progress indicator colors
on I-74 Progress and Segment 5 pages to account for letting of I-74
sign contract on 5/14.
May 8: Changes made to I-73 Segments 3 and
4 pages, to I-73 Exit Page and to Progress I-73 page to mark the start
of construction of the future I-73 freeway segments from PTI Airport
to US 220.
May 3: Added sign plan images for new I-74
signs to I-74 Segment 5 page.
April 26: Updated I-74 Segment 5 page with
news about contract advertisement to install I-74 signage along US
April 19: Added new information regarding
awarding of I-73 Greensboro area contracts to I-73 Segments 3 and 4
pages and updated progress on Rockingham Bypass construction to I-73
Segment 11 page.
March 7: Added three photos to I-73 Segment
10 page, courtesy of Mark Clifton.
March 1: Updated I-73 Segment 11 page with construction set to start on first phase of Rockingham Bypass project.
December 21: Added images of sign plans for
I-73/74 Rockingham Bypass to I-73 Segment 11 Page. Updated Exit Lists
based on new information in signage plans.
December 5: Updated I-73 Segment 6, 7, and
10 pages with news that all Future shields in these segments had been
replaced by new Interstate shields. Updated I-73 and I-74 Progress
pages to reflect new signage.
December 4: Revised I-74 Segment 5 page to reflect lack of progress in signing US 311 as I-74 which NCDOT had indicated would happen over the summer.
November 6: Updated I-73 Segment 2 page
with new construction progress information, also updated Future I-295
Fayetteville Loop page with new construction progress numbers.
October 24: Updated I-73 Segment 6, 7, and
10 pages impacted by delay in getting new interstate signage installed
until of December 19. Added new I-73 signage photos on I-85 to I-73
Segment 5 page.
September 30: Added four photos to I-73
Segment 5 and 1 photo to I-73 Segment 6 pages sent by page contributor
Strider. Updated I-73 Segment 3 page with information regarding
letting of I-73 Connector contract.
September 16: Have put final new exit
numbers on both I-73 and I-74 Exit Listing pages with confirmation all
the new exit signs are up along the US 220 corridor (though not
officially signed with new interstate signs, however).
August 8: Updated I-73 and I-74 Exit Lists
and I-73 Segment 9 page with latest news on progress of re-numbering
exits along US 220 segment of I-73/I-74.
July 29: Updated I-73 Segment 2 page to
include latest widening project progress estimate from NCDOT.
July 24: Posted updated I-73 Exit list and
I-73 Segment 4 and 5 page due to plans being released for next section
of Greensboro Loop containing new signs and exit numbers to be
installed along length of segments.
July 23: Revised I-73 and I-74 Exit lists
based on latest news as to new exit numbers. Added photos of new I-74
freeway and I-73/I-74 in Asheboro signage courtesy of Adam Prince to
I-74 Segment 7B and I-73 Segment 6 and 8 pages.
July 8: Revised I-74 Exit list after
learning NCDOT had applied new exit numbers to Columbus County stretch
of US 74 and US 74/76 (I-74 Segments 16 and 17).
June 16: With word that exit numbers had
been revised to I-73 mileposts along Segments 6 and 7, have revised
I-73 and I-74 exit lists with new numbers.
June 7: Updated I-74 Progress and I-74
Segment 7B pages with news that the I-74 freeway between Glenola and
US 220 in Randleman has opened, finally.
June 5: Added additional photos taken along
still unopened I-74 freeway, noted opening date is now set for June 7.
June 2: Updated I-74 Segment 7b page with
new photos of unopened I-74 freeway contributed by AARoads Forum
May 29: Updated I-73 Segment 3 page with news about project date being moved up. Updated I-74 Segment 7B page with news of further delay in opening I-74 freeway. Updated I-73 Segment 2 page with latest update on project status by NCDOT.
April 24: I-73 Segment 11 page updated with news that the start of construction of the US 220 upgrade project has been delayed. Exit lists also updated to reflect changes to exit numbers along US 220 stretch of I-73/74.
April 14: Updated I-73 Segment 1 with several photos from contributor Strider of 2012 signage along US 220 put up to account for northerly extension of US 311
April 12: Updated several segment page maps with excerpts from newly released NC State Transportation Map for 2013-2014. Updated I-74 Segment 7B Page with news of delay in opening I-74 freeway to US 220.
April 7: Added new I-73 sign photos to I-73 Segment 5, 6, 7 and 8 pages thanks to Strider. Added I-73 Segment 6 photo and video links to I-74 Segment 17 and 18 pages (videos courtesy of J. Austin Carter).
April 4: Added photos of US 220 Construction to I-73 Segment 2 page (Courtesy of Strider)
March 31: Added photos of new I-73 signage to I-73 Segment 5 and Segment 6 pages (Courtesy of Strider)
March 21: Added photo of New Signage on Loop for now I-73/US 220 South Exit 95 (Courtesy of Strider).
March 17: Moved the contents of the I-73/I-74 pages on to the Gribblenation server and updated links to match new URL.
March 4: Updated I-74 Segment 5 with information from news article confirming I-74 will be signed along US 311 by this summer.
February 20: Updated I-73 Exit Page and I-73 Segments 6-10 pages regarding news of start of project to upgrade I-73 to full interstate status and replace exit signage will begin Monday, February 25, 2013.
February 5: Added photos of completed I-74 freeway to I-74 Segment 7A page.
January 18: Added new information to I-74 Segment 5 regarding letter indicating segment will be signed as I-74.
December 18: Added new photos of construction along I-73 Segment 2.
Started process of reformatting pages with HTML 5 and CSS 3 codes
completing initial work for I-73 Segments 2, and 6-11.
December 7: Updated information in I-73 Segment 6-10 pages to reflect new information regarding signage changes and new exit numbers coming in 2013 to US 220 corridor.
December 4: I-73 and I-74 Exit lists corrected reflecting new information in signage plans downloaded from NCDOT website for US 220 sign upgrade project to be let on December 11.
November 16: Added new information to Interstate 73 Segment 8 page regarding official date of completion of construction project and the signing of the segment as an interstate route. Also updated I-74 Segment 7B page with new completion percentage information for the I-74 freeway.
October 23: Added new photos of completed I-73/I-74 freeway in Asheboro on I-73 Segment 8 page.
October 18: Updated I-74 Progress Page and I-74 Segment 7 Page with new later completion date for new freeway.
October 15: Updated I-73 Segment 8, along with I-73 and I-74 Progress Pages and Exit lists with the completion on construction upgrading US 220 through Asheboro to Interstate standards and subsequent extension of I-73 and I-74 northward.
October 9: Updated I-73 Segment 8 and 11 pages and I-74 Segment 7 page with new project completion and letting date information from NCDOT.
September 13: Revised references in most of the I-73 pages taking into account availability of new NCDOT STIP document. Added new information regarding I-74 mile markers to I-74 Segments 17 and 18 pages. Added new progress percentages to I-74 Segment 7 and I-73 Segment 8 from updated numbers from NCDOT's Construction Progress Reports website.
September 3/4: Added photos taken June 10 to August 1 along tour of I-74 Segment 7.
September 1: I-73/74 Pages are relaunched on Simmons College web server timed to match 10th anniversary of site launch in 2002. All segment pages have been updated to include latest information through August 2012. For a summary of progress on I-73 and I-74 since August 2010, go HERE. For blog entries from 2010 to 2012 covering I-73 and I-74 in North Carolina, visit the Sure, Why Not blog and search under Interstate 73 or Interstate 74.
August 15: Lose access to Duke University web pages can no longer
update I-73/I-74 information. Backup pages on own computer updated with
new information when received during remainder of 2010 (and 2011).
August 7: Revised Start Dates for some I-73/74 projects on Summary Progress pages due to release of new Draft STIP, started to revise segment pages with new dates, added some photos to I-74 Segment 6 and 7 pages.
July 26: Added first signs of construction for I-73 Segment 8 in Asheboro.
July 22: Updated I-73 and I-74 Progress pages due to start of construction on I-73 Segment 8 in Asheboro. Added June road trip photos to I-74 Segment 6 page and photos taken up to the Cedar Square Interchange on the Segment 7 page.
May 26: Updated I-74 Segment 5 with new Exit 65 sign photo and added photos to I-74 Segment 6 page from road trip taken earlier in May (Segment 7 added June 1).
May 21: Updates I-74 Segment 4 page with information about lawsuit against constructing the Northern Beltway being dismissed and its effects on a timeline for construction.
May 19: Added Information from US 220 reconstruction plans in Asheboro to I-73 Segment 8 page, including new exit number lists based on plans for Segments 8, 9 and 10.
April 17: Added news about I-85 lanes reopening and new photos from trip to I-74 Segments 6 and 7.
April 14: Added photo showing tornado damaged sign at Exit 65 on I-74 Segment 5.
March 28: Updated information on I-74 Progress Page for Segment 6, now scheduled to open in November 2010 along with photos taken on road trip through area March 10.
February 15: Added information about completion of Baker Road bridge on I-74 Segment 6 page.
January 29: Added photos of new Rest Areas/Visitor Centers on I-73 Segment 8 Page. Added new photos of construction progress on I-74 Segments 6 and 7 pages.
January 21: Updated I-73 and I-74 Exit Pages and I-73 Segment 8 and I-74 Segment 9 Page with news of opening of Visitor Centers along that segment.
January 15: Upgraded I-73 Segments 2 and 3 pages based on visit to NCDOT Public Workshop in Greensboro on 1/14/10.
December 19: Upgraded I-74 Segments 6 and 7 pages with new photos taken
of I-74/US 311 freeway construction.
November 16: Updated I-74 Segment 15 Page and Progress Page, due to news that I-74 signs had been removed from the Laurinburg and Maxton Bypasses and new photos were added to I-74 Segment 17 showing progress on building bridge over US 74 and added a couple revised photos to the I-74 Segment 16 page.
November 6: Updated I-73 Segment 2 with additional information and photos provided by local resident Bonnie Wilcox.
October 20: Updated I-74 Segments 6 and 7 with more new photos of freeway construction taken on 10/12/09.
October 7: Updated I-74 Segments 6 and 7 with new photos of freeway construction taken on 9/18/09. Also added information regarding the future of Business 311 through High Point to the same pages.
September 23: Updated I-74 Segments 2 and 5 with new photos. Updated I-74 Segment 19 with new information regarding possible construction date.
September 7: Altered text and coding for I-74 Segment 4 (Winston-Salem Beltway) to reflect NCDOT's changing of status of project to unfunded, and not to start until at least 2015.
August 4: Added additional photos of sign revisions and End I-73 North Sign on I-73 Segment 5 page.
July 24 and 29: Added additional photos to I-73 Segment 5 page showing new signage on I-40 and I-73 portion of the Greensboro Loop, south and west of Greensboro.
June 28: Added photos from trip to I-73 Segments 5, 6, 7 and 8 on June 26. Includes revised photos along I-73 Segment 5 due to signage changes due to re-routing of I-40.
June 18: Added photos from trip to I-74 Segments 6 and 7 on June 14. Corrected attribution of photos along Bryan Blvd. on I-73 Segment 4 page.
June 1: Revised progress page for I-73 and I-74 to June. Added map showing intersections needed to be upgraded on I-74 Segment 17 for it to be eligible to become an interstate (more photos to be added soon).
May 17: Added photos of new exit numbers placed on I-74 Segments 15 and 16 between Laurinburg and NC 41. Also added photo to I-74 Segment 13A. All photos courtesy of James Mast.
April 12: Added photos showing construction progress on I-74 Segments 6 and 7 near High Point.
March 8: Pages back up. Revisions to I-73 Segments 2 and 3 page and I-74 Segments 6 and 7 pages.
March 3: Problems with Duke servers cause pages to go offline temporarily.
February 8: Added photos and new information to I-74 Segment 16 and 17 pages after road trip to area on 2/7.
February 3: Added new information and photos to I-73 Segments 1 and 2 pages.
January 5: Added photo of I-74 East End sign on I-74 Segment 16 page, updated I-74 Exit list to show construction finished at NC 41 interchange.
December 14: Added information and photos to I-74 Segment 5 regarding
Future I-74 signs put up and new exit signs. Updated I-74 Segment 6 with
photos of signs with new I-74 based exit numbers.
December 8: Updated I-74 Exit list and I-74 Segment 6 page with news that NCDOT was replacing US 311 based exit numbers between Business 311 and Business 85 to I-74 milepost based exits.
December 2: Updated I-74 Segment 6 and 7 pages with photos taken to new freeway construction area on Halloween and mid-November.
November 25: Updated I-74 exit list with new numbers for US 311 segment put up by NCDOT in mid-November and added new photos to I-74 Segment 5 page showing signs put up with the new numbers as of Nov. 23.
November 19: Added information to I-74 Segment 5 page about new signs going up with I-74 exit numbers along existing stretch of US 311 freeway between I-40 and Business 311.
November 4: Added photos for I-74 Segment 7 page from trip to area on 10/31.
October 24: Revised I-73 Segment 4 page to report yet another new official routing of I-73 from the Greensboro Loop to NC 68.
October 23: Added news to I-73 Segment 13 page about progress in South Carolina's effort to build I-73 which includes a southern NC segment.
October 14: Added additional photos and information to I-74 Segment 16 page from another trip to I-74 freeway.
September 26: Made remaining changes to I-74 exit list and I-74 Segment 16 page due to NCDOT press release confirming the remainder of the I-74/US 74 freeway is completely open.
September 20: Made changes to I-74 exit list and I-74 Segment 16 page due to road trip that confirmed eastbound freeway is completely open. Photos were added the following day.
September 13: Changed I-73 Segment 5 page and I-73 Exit List as result of information from NCDOT concerning the re-routing of I-40 through Greensboro.
September 9: Added new photos to I-73 Segment 4 page showing progress of Bryan Blvd./PTI Airport interchange.
August 28: Added photos to I-74 Segment 16 page showing progress constructing I-74 near I-95 in Lumberton.
August 13: Updated I-74 Segment 7 page with news of awarding final construction contract for 311 Bypass.
July 22: Updated I-74 Segments 5, 15, and 18 with information from new photos and news reports.
June 15: Updated most pages with revised references from Final NCDOT STIP document released June 3.
May 26: Updated I-74 Segments 6, 7, 16 and 17 pages with news about construction progress and completion dates.
March 3: Added more photos of I-74 construction (Segment 7) and Ellerbe Bypass signage (I-73 Segment 10).
February 21: Updated I-73 Progress Summary Page and Segments 4/5 page with news of opening of next section of the Greensboro Urban Loop.
February 10: Updated I-73 Segment 5 section with photos of I-73 signage on highway and on approaching roadways.
January 14: Added photos of newly opened Ellerbe Bypass (I-73 Segment 10) and additional photos of I-74 signs along Laurinburg Bypass, I-74 Segment 15).
January 8: Updated I-73 Segment 10 page with news of segment opening, continued to revise exit lists needed due to many recent highway openings.
December 18: Added photo link to new open section of Greensboro Urban
Loop for I-73 Segment 4 page, Updated I-73 Exit List for newly opened
segment and list of Ellerbe exits (I-73 Segment 10) to open by end of
December 16: Added new information regarding opening dates and interstate signage for Greensboro Loop (I-73 Segment 5) and US 220 Ellerbe Bypass (I-73 Segment 10) pages.
December 3: Added photos from road trip to I-73 Segment 10, and I-74 Segments 15 and 16 showing new I-74 shields along those two sections. Change I-74 Progress Page based on new signage situation.
November 30: Added to I-74 Segment 16 page about the opening of 6+ miles of 20 mile segment to traffic.
November 12: Added news about early opening of I-74 Segment 16 and posted some additional photos.
November 8: Updated I-73 Segment 10 page with news of delay in completing I-73/74 Ellerbe Bypass.
November 2: Revised Progress and Segment Pages to reflect new construction dates appearing in the draft 2009-2015 State TIP document. Updated I-73 Segment 4 page with new information on completion date for Greensboro Urban Loop. Will start revising segment pages to reflect Draft STIP completion dates and costs.
October 8: Updated I-73 Segments 4 and 10 pages with updated completion percentages for segment projects.
September 23: Added photos to I-73 Segments 4 and 5 and I-74 Segments 6 and 7 taken during trip to Greensboro area.
September 15: To mark the 5th anniversary of the official opening of the site. I've revised the look of most of the pages, including the main page. I added photos to I-73 Segment 4 and I-74 Segment 16 pages. I will also add new information to the I-74 Segment 2 and Segment 15 pages, and the I-73 Segment 13 page.
September 9: Added additional photos to I-73 Segment 10 showing additional progress in building the Ellerbe bypass. Added additional photos to I-74 Segment 14 page showing progress in building the I-95/I-74 interchange. Look for additional website changes to mark the fifth anniversary of the website's debut on September 15.
August 19: Updated I-74 Segment 16 page further with photo of the new signs along with photo of progress at the I-95/I-74 interchange. Updated I-74 Exit Page with finalization of I-73's route between Hamlet and the SC border (will get to the I-73 exit list later). Updated wording of I-73 Segment 4 page with news that the final I-73 route through Greensboro will likely be the Urban Loop to Bryan Blvd.
August 1: Updated I-74 Segment 16 page with word signs for the new freeway have been spotted at the eastern end of the Maxton Bypass.
July 19: Updated I-73 Segment 13 page with news about announcement of preferred alignment from US 74 to SC border. Later updated I-73 Segment 12 and I-74 Segment 13A based on the same information.
July 12: Updated I-73 Segment 4 page with new (and later) dates for completion of the next segments of the Greensboro Urban Loop and I-74 Segment 6 page about starting date for construction for that segment and Segment 7.
July 1: Updated I-74 Segment 18 page with news about results of study examining the viability of building part of the segment as a toll road.
June 6: Updated I-73 Segment 10/I-74 Segment 11 page with new completion date for Ellerbe Bypass project.
June 1: Updated I-74 Segments 6 and 7 pages with news that construction has begun on these segments on May 29.
May 3: Updated I-74 Segments 6 and 7 pages with news of the approval of the contracts to build the remainder of the High Point East Belt and the first segment of the US 311 bypass route from I-85 to US 220 (I-73).
March 18: Added several new photos to the I-73 Segment 10 page taken on a weekend road trip.
March 5: Updated most segment pages with new page references for projects listed in newly released final edition of 2007-2013 State Transportation Improvement Program.
February 25: Updated I-74 Exit List and I-74 Segments 5,6,7,16 and 17 with new exit number and I-74 signing information obtained from NCDOT contract documents.
February 5: Updated the I-74 Segments 6 and 7 pages with new information about the letting of the contracts to build the last part of the High Point East Belt (US 311 Bypass) and US 311 Bypass between I-85 and US 220.
January 24: Updated the I-74 Segment 16 Page with information about a possible early opening of part of the new I-74 freeway between Maxton and I-95.
January 13: Updated I-73 Segment 10 Page with news on further delay in Ellerbe Bypass completion. Updated I-74 Segment 4 with information from recent newspaper article on Winston-Salem Northern Bypass.
November 1: Updated Links page with a few new links and some revised
link addresses. Updated I-74 Segment 13 page with news about progress on
constructing the I-95/I-74 interchange.
October 14: Updated I-73 Segment 8 and 12 pages with new photos courtesy of Chris Lawson.
October 11: Updated I-73 Segment 4 Page with news from article about progress in building new roadways around the Piedmont Triad International Airport.
September 30: Updated I-74 Segment 14 Page with news about meeting NCDOT officials held in Laurel Hill to discuss options for building this segment.
September 18: Added photo of current US 17/NC 130 interchange, a possible future I-74 exit, to I-74 Segment 18 page. Finished upgrade of page design project to each site page.
September 6: Updated I-73 and I-74 Progress Pages with new dates for construction projects from NCDOT's Draft State Transportation Improvement Program, 2007-2013.
July 25: To commemorate I-73's '10 Birthday' (AASHTO route approval) added I-73 exit list and an updated I-74 exit list.
July 9: Based on Roadtrip along I-74 and I-73/74 corridors have put in new photos and updated information for I-73 Segment 10 and I-74 Segments 16, 17 and 18 pages.
June 21: Updated I-74 Segment 4 page with news about rising cost of building the eastern section of the Winston-Salem Beltway.
June 15: Added information to I-74 Segment 18 page regarding the agreement by the NC Turnpike Authority to study building I-74 in Brunswick County as a toll road.
June 1: Added link to SC I-73 page with posting of EIS for their preferred routing from I-95 to Myrtle Beach. Alternatives for route from I-95 to NC due in July.
May 8: Updated I-73 Segment 4 Page with news that the NC Turnpike Authority is studying the I-73/74 Connector (a separate highway to run from I-73 at Bryan Blvd to the I-74 Winston-Salem Beltway) for inclusion as one of its projects. Updated I-74 Segment 16 with additional road closings related to building of new I-74 freeway. Started process of updating pages in a more highway sign like font.
May 6: Updated Why I-73/74 in NC? page with more detailed description of the politics involved in routing the two highways. Updated I-73 Segment 10/I-74 Segment 11 page with link to more construction photos.
April 24: Updated I-74 Segments 2 and 7 pages with new information gleaned from recently discovered news articles.
April 3: Updated I-74 Segments 6 and 7 pages with latest news as to start of construction on next segment of US 311 Bypass. Updated FAQ with more detail as to how interstates are signed.
February 1: Added a FAQ section at the bottom of the I-73/74 in NC page with 2 questions and will plan to add more in the future. I updated the links page with a link to the I-73 Wikipedia article which includes an exit list.
January 11: Updated I-73 Segment 10 Page with latest information on the completion date of the US 220 Ellerbe Bypass Project.
December 14: Updated I-74 Segments 18 and 19 pages with new information
from recently posted I-74 feasibility study. Change scope of Segment 19
page to be from US 17 at future Carolina Bays Parkway extension to SC
border. Will plan further updates to Segment 18 page.
November 29: Updated I-73 Segment 13 Page with information about public meeting over I-73 corridor plans in Hamlet, NC.
November 26: Added link to recent newspaper series on I-73 in Florence, SC Morning News.
November 17: Updated I-74 Segment 18 and 19 pages with news about a proposal for making I-74 in this area a toll highway. Also updated information about the not yet public I-74 feasibility study.
October 31: Updated I-73 Segments 10 and 11 pages with photos from road trip to tour progress on the US 220 Ellerbe Bypass.
October 16: Updated I-73 Segments 4 and 5 Page with news about the I-73 Greensboro Route Evaluation Study underway to determine the final route from the NC 68-US 220 Connector to I-40.
October 12: Updated I-74 Segment 19 page with news about a public meeting regarding potential alignments for the NC portion of the Carolina Bays Parkway Extension. Updated I-73 Segment 10 page with an updated completion date for the US 220 Ellerbe Bypass and NC 73 connector.
August 2: Updated I-73 Segment 13 page about a reported starting date for construction on that segment. Updated I-74 Segment 3 page with additional historical information about a rejected AASHTO designation for US 52.
July 10: Updated I-73 and I-74 Progress Summary Pages with information from NCDOT's Final 2006-2012 State Transportation Improvement Program Document.
May 8: Updated I-74 Exit list and I-74 Segment 4 page with information from new documents recently posted on NCDOT's Winston-Salem Northern Beltway website.
April 6: Updated I-73 and I-74 Progress Pages with information from newly released 2006-2012 Draft TIP.
March 16/17: Updated I-74 Segment 18 page with word about a possible new alternative routing for I-74 through SE NC and latest on the study of the proposed NC 211 route.
February 12: From announced agreement between NC and SC over final I-73 border routing, have created new I-73 segment 13 page and updated information on I-73 Segment 12 and I-74 Segment 13 pages. Will be adding new page regarding I-74 routing to SC, Segment 19, soon.
February 7: Updated I-74 Exit list with refined mileage based on documentation at NCDOT's Strategic Highway Corridors Site. Updated I-73 Segment 12 page with revised information about I-73 routing to South Carolina.
January 7: Updated I-74 Segment 16 page with information about start of construction on US 74 freeway, from Maxton to NC 41 near Lumberton.
November 28: Updated I-74 Exit List to include new information about US
311 High Point Bypass and some additional news.
November 22: Updated I-74 Segment 6 Page further with new photos and exit information from the US 311 High Point Bypass. Updated I-73 Segment 10 page with photos of construction along the US 220 Ellerbe Bypass.
November 20: Updated I-74 Segment 6 Page with the completion of the second part of the US 311 High Point Bypass.
November 15: Revised updated I-74 Segment 4 page again with new information about NCDOT's plans, advocated by this website, to designate the western half of the Winston-Salem Northern Beltway as Interstate 274. Updated I-73 Segment 4 page with updated information of construction of the Greensboro Urban Loop, including new maps indicating the segment north of I-40 will be signed as Interstate 73 and Interstate 840.
November 10: Updated I-74 Segment 4 page with new information on hearings regarding construction of the Winston-Salem Northern Beltway. Updated Construction Progess on Why I-73/74? Page
November 5: Updated I-74 Segment 16 with the word that NCDOT has begun to let contracts for constructing new I-74/US 74 freeway from Maxton to Lumberton.
October 23: Updated I-74 Segment 6 with new projected opening date of US 311 High Point Bypass.
September 19: Updated I-73 Segments 7 and 8 pages with new information as to when these segments could be signed as full interstate highways.
September 16: Updated NC Future Interstates linked page with new information on I-140, I-285, and I-295.
July 29: Updated I-74 Segment 6 page with latest information on the opening date for the US 311 Bypass (and added a link to a traffic camera along this segment). Updated I-74 Segment 7 page with interesting information that may reflect the moving up of the construction date for this segment. Updated I-74 Segment 16 page to reflect latest information on the start of construction on this segment later this year.
May 28: Updated I-74 Segment 6 Page with new information on the planned opening date for the US 311 High Point Bypass.
May 8: Upgraded I-74 Segment 14 to include new information of the status to upgrade US 74 to interstate standards.
April 26: Added new Future NC Interstate page to Links Page. Updated information on proposal to extend I-20 to Wilmington which is apparently not strongly supported in SC.
April 23: I-73 Segments 4 and 5 pages updated with new routing information for I-73 that will take it to the north of the PTI Airport to the Greensboro Urban Loop (I-840). Information also added about starting date of construction of a rerouted segment of Bryan Blvd which will now carry I-73.
April 6: Updated I-73 Segments 6-8 pages to note new date for start of project to upgrade US 220 through Asheboro, 2007.
March 25: Link added to Report on I-73/74 economic benefits (which has maps of route through each county) from Piedmont Triad Council of Governments.
March 15: Added photos to I-73 Segment 1 and I-74 Segments 3 and 6 pages.
February 15: Updated I-74 Segment 18 Page with news NCDOT is beginning to hold hearings on potential I-74 routings in SE North Carolina. Added website of newly formed SC I-73 Association to Links page.
February 1: Updated Project Status Page with information of meeting of I-73/74 Corridor Association in Rockingham on January 22.
December 3: Updated I-74 Segment 7 Page with new information about
Randolph County supporters lobbying NCDOT and the state legislature
about moving up the construction timetable from 2008 to 2005.
September 1: Updated I-73 and I-74 Progress pages along with I-73 Segment 10 page with information about construction on the US 220 Ellerbe Bypass. Additional I-73 page added to Links Page. Revised information on I-73 Segment 4 page about I-73 Routing. First Anniversary of Site Acknowledged.
August 10: Included a Project Status section on the I-73/74 in North Carolina page to provide the latest on construction progress information.
June 6: NCDOT released the final version of its 2004-2010 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) report. I have updated most of the pages with reference information about I-73 and I-74 from this new document. There are changes to information in the I-73 Segment 2 and I-74 Segment 16 pages. I also fixed a broken link regarding the NCDOT map of the proposed Interstate 20 and I-74 routings in Southeastern North Carolina, on the I-74 Segment 18 page.
May 30: Updated I-73 Segment 4 Page with information about a proposed new I-73 routing around the Piedmont Triad International Airport.
May 11: Updated I-74 Segment 7 Page with information from April High Point newspaper article. Finished updating of I-74 Segment 18 Page, with news of a new routing proposal announced (and first put on page) on May 5 by NC Governor Easley.
April 7: Updated I-74 Segments 4, 5, 6, 7 pages with new information about the Winston-Salem Beltway and US 311 Bypass projects.
March 24: Updated I-73 Segment 10 and 11 pages with information about date of construction of US 220 Ellerbe Bypass from December 2002 speech of NCDOT Secretary.
February 2: Changed date of completion of Segment 2 of US 311's bypass around High Point to early 2004 from late 2003 based on December 2002 article in the Greensboro News & Record.
November 30: Based on two road trips to I-74 corridor from High Point
North and West and around Rockingham South and East, and information in
recent articles from papers along the corridor, added new information
and photos to I-74 segments 1-5 and 13-17. Added I-74
exit list for freeways in these segments. Updated information in
I-73 Segment 4 page and added NC 68 Exit List, also updated info on I-40
widening project in I-73 Segment 5 page.
October 20: Updated I-73/74 in North Carolina page to include information on the total mileage of the each interstate, if all sections are built as proposed, and how they compare to the lengths of the other interstate routes in North Carolina. Added a link to I-73 exit list from links page to segments 6 through 9 in lieu, for now, of creating own exit lists for these segments. Updated Interstate 73 Segment 10 page with planned construction completion date information.
September 29: Updated I-74 Segment 18 Page with new info about the designation of I-140 along the future US 17 bypass around Wilmington and its possible effects on the routing of I-74.
September 22: Updated I-74 Segment 4 Page with new info about a possible upgrade of US 52 in Winston-Salem to an Interstate, Updated Links Page
September 15: Official Site Grand Opening
September 1: Unofficial Site Opening, Updated Links Page