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Progress

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Click on any link in a particular segment below to find more information, maps and, where I have them, photos:

Seg. #
Current Route Signage
Segment Location Needed to Complete: Work to Start*: Completion Date**:
1 Thumbnail image of US 220 Shield, from Shields Up! Image of Future I-73 sign along US 220 near Summerfield, photo by Strider
US 220 from Virginia Border
to NC 68
Upgrade Highway to Interstate Standards After 2027
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2
Thumbnail image of US 220 Shield, from Shields Up! Image of Future I-73 sign along US 220 near Summerfield, by Strider
US 220 from NC 68 to near
Haw River
Upgrade 2 Lane Roadway to Limited Access Freeway

Oct. 2017

3 Thumbnail image of I-73 shiedl, from Shields Up! NC 68-US 220 Connector to NC 68 & 'I-73 Connector' Complete

May 2017
4*
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'I-73 Connector' and Bryan Blvd from NC 68 to Greensboro Urban Loop  Build New Roadway and Connect to Completed Bryan Blvd. Portion 


June 30, 2017
Loop to PTI
Airport-
Jan. 2009
5
Thumbnail image of Future Interstate 73/Interstate 840 Sign in Greensboro, NC
Greensboro Urban Loop from Bryan Blvd. to US 220*** Complete
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February 2008
6
Thumbnail image of I-73 shiedl, from Shields Up!
Thumbnail image of US 220 Shield, from Shields Up!
US 220, from Greensboro
Urban Loop to

 I-74 Interchange near Randleman
Complete**** --
December 2013
7
 Thumbnail of I-73 NC shield, from Shields Up! Thumbnail of I-74 NC shield, from Shields Up!
Thumbnail image of US 220 Shield, from Shields Up!
US 220, from I-74 Interchange
near Randleman to North of

SR 1364, Asheboro
Complete**** --
December 2013
8*
Thumbnail image of NC Interstate 73 Shield, from Shields Up!  Thumbnail image of NC Interstate 74 Shield, from Shields Up!
Thumbnail image of US 220 Shield, from Shields Up!
US 220 from North of SR 1364 in Asheboro to South of NC 134/Business 220, Ulah Complete2
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October 2012

9*
Thumbnail image of NC Interstate 73 Shield, from Shields Up! Thumbnail image of NC Interstate 74 Shield, from Shields Up!
Thumbnail image of US 220 Shield, from Shields Up!
US 220 from US 220 Business, Ulah to
US 220A near Emery
Complete1
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May 1997
10*    Thumbnail of I-73 NC shield, from Shields Up! Thumbnail of I-74 NC shield, from Shields Up! US 220 Ellerbe Bypass, from US 220A near Emery to South of Ellerbe Complete 3
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January 2008

11*
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Rockingham Bypass, from South of Ellerbe
to US 74
Upgrade US 220 and Construct New Bypass Freeway
US 220-March 2018
Rest-After 2027
12
Thumbnail image of Future Interstate 74 Shield, from Shields Up! Thumbnail image of US 74 Shield, from Shields Up!
US 74 from US 220 Rockingham Bypass to near NC 38 exit Complete
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November 2000
13
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NC 38 exit from US 74 Rockingham Bypass to SC State Line
Construct New Freeway
After 2027
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73/74 Corridor sign photos courtesy of Adam Prince

* Updated with New Information as of June 23, 2017.
Color Key: Complete, Complete, Not Signed as Interstate, Under Construction, Funded Future Project, Not Listed in Current STIP
* Dates from NCDOT's Draft State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) 2017-2027 (January 2017) and are subject to change. The STIP lists projects funded from 2018 to 2027. Those not appearing in the STIP thus have an assumed starting date after 2027.
** For completed and under construction projects only.
*** Construction of the Western part of the Greensboro Loop was not specifically an I-73 project,  it was signed I-40/I-73 or Future I-73/I-840 though when it was opened, then I-40 was returned to its original route in September 2008, the SW section is now signed I-73/US 421 south of I-40.
**** While the project to completely upgrade US 220 to Interstate Standards was unfunded and thus not set to start until after 2023, NCDOT received a waiver to have these segments signed as a full interstate when the I-73/74 Asheboro construction project (I-73 Segment 8) is completed in December 2012, new exit signing was put up by October 2013, interstate signing was completed in early December 2013.

1. Though the road is signed as I-73/74 work is still needed on widening the shoulders on part of it to meet interstate standards, this project was to start in 2011, but has been shifted to after 2016 in the draft of the 2013-2018 STIP, and then only for the section from NC 211 south to Alt. US 220. NCDOT does have a project funded in FY 2013 to upgrade the signing along this stretch to interstate standards.

2. There is a remaining project to improve interchanges and bridges in this segment, NCDOT was not required by the FHWA to complete these improvements though for the route to be signed I-73/I-74.

3. Though built to interstate standards, this segment was not made part of the Interstate system until work to upgrade US 220 to interstate standards through Asheboro was complete. Though the exit signs were updated to interstate standards in the summer of 2013, the project also called for putting up official I-73 and I-74 signage (and removing US 220 signs), this was completed in December 2013.

f-Currently signed future I-74/US 74, Future I-73 does run along route and signs could be added later.

I-73 and Future I-73 shields courtesy of  David R. Kendrick's Shield's Up!

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