New/FutureImage of I-587 Interstate shield, from Shields Up!In North Carolina


The 56 mile future interstate spur of I-87 will run from Zebulon east to Greenville along an upgraded US 264 freeway. Permission was granted by AASHTO in May 2021 and the FHWA in November 2021 for NCDOT to sign the route along 37 miles east of I-95. NCDOT started signing that portion of the route on June 22, 2022, changing all the signs and mile markers has taken longer (see new Street View photos from August 2023 in I-587 Signage section).

Go to I-587 Photos (New 5/10/24) Go to Future I-587 Photos (1/19/23)

Check out my I-587 Exit List  (Updated with confirmed new I-587 exit numbers, 5/10/24)

Map of the proposed interstate from NCDOT's AASHTO application:

Image of I-587 corridor map submitted to AASHTO in fall of 2016

Route History

This proposal was announced by NCDOT on Sept. 7, 2016 with the agency sending applications for the proposal to be approved by AASHTO at their October 2016 meeting in Boston and to the FHWA.1 AASHTO's Committee on US Route Numbering (USRN) rejected the application on October 26, 2016, however, the Special Committee on Highways, of which the US Route Numbering committee is part, apparently overruled them and approved the designation at the Fall 2016 AASHTO Meeting in Boston on November 13, 2016.2 The FHWA then sent a letter approving the route as an addition to the interstate system on November 21, 2016.3 Officials from the Greenville area lobbied state and federal agencies for the city, the largest in NC without an interstate connection, for a spur route once the I-87 designation between Raleigh and Norfolk, VA was approved.

NCDOT Gets Permission to Sign I-587 East of I-95

The NCDOT 2020-2029 STIP released in August 2019 had 2 funded projects related to upgrading US 264 to Interstate Standards that started in 2019. Project I-6032 would widen the shoulders as part of a pavement rehabilitation contract in Greene County while Project I-6035 would do the same in Pitt County, both projects were later combined.4 Work started on September 30, 2019 and on March 17, 2021 NCDOT announced work had been completed several months early.5 Both these projects were east of Wilson County where US 264 meets I-95, and where the route is already up to Interstate standards. In May 2021 AASHTO's USRN approved the signing of I-587 from I-95 to Greenville and noted in their application approval that the FHWA had signed off as well.6 An announcement by NCDOT on when I-587 is signed was expected some time in August, but did not happen.7 In October 2021, an NCDOT official stated that despite the AASHTO announcement about the FHWA, they had not approved I-587 as of yet, but it was expected in 2022.8 A poster on the AARoads Forum indicated they had sent an email to NCDOT about I-587 signing, and got the same response, that it was expected some time in 2022. The post also said NCDOT planned to petition AASHTO at their Fall Meeting to revert US 264 back to its original alignment, now US 264 Alt., between current Exit 51 and the NC 11 Greenville Bypass.9 Finally, NCDOT posted a press release on November 16, 2021 saying the FHWA had signed off on signing I-587. The announcement reiterated that the signing will not take place until 2022, since signing plans still had to be completed, an affirmation that they are still waiting for AASHTO's decision on US 264 before finalizing plans.10 In November 2021 AASHTO agreed to NCDOT's application to reroute US 264. Here is the map of the new route submitted with the application:11

NCDOT maps of proposed relocated US 264 east of Wilson submitted to AASHTO in the fall of 2021, later approved

I-587 Signage Goes Up Starting in June 2022, Slowly (Updated 11/7/23)

New I-587 signs started going up on I-95 in August 2023

Image of new 1 Mile advance sign with I-587 shield on I-95 North in Wilson, Google Maps Street View, August 2023

This 3 support 1 Mile advance sign with new I-587 shield appeared in the summer of  2023, though technically the 587 shield should have East above it.

Image of new overhead ramp sign with I-587 shield on I-95 North in Wilson, Google Maps Street View, August 2023

This 3 support exit sign with new I-587 shield, there was no 1/2 Mile sign along I-95 North in August when this was taken.

Image of new C/D ramp sign with no I-587 shield on I-95 North in Wilson, Google Maps Street View, August 2023

No I-587 shields appear on the C/D ramp however, or on I-95 South at this time.


NCDOT had an official sign unveiling ceremony on June 22, 2022 near Greenville where the first I-587 shield was revealed. Here is a photo of the sign12:

Image of new West I-587 reassurance marker revealed by NCDOT in Pitt County on June 22, 2022, from WITN news website

The former US 264 exit on the NC 11 Bypass now displays an I-587 shield, photo courtesy of the City of Greenville:

Image of new I-587 shield on 1 mile advance former US 264 exit sign on NC 11 North Bypass in Greenville, by City of Greenville June 2022

The first 'sign' of a second 3-di concurrence, just beyond the NC 42 interchange, taken by Google Maps in July 2022. Shields had not been updated westbound when this photo was taken:

Image of sign assembly with I-587 and I-795 shields near Wilson, by Google Maps Street View, July 2022

A new I-587 shield, with US Route directional banner, in Wilson on top of the original I-795/US 264 reassurance markers. The I-587/I-795 concurrency is only the second on the Interstate system, the other being I-471/I-280 in Cleveland. In early July additional I-587 shields were added, including to overhead signs along US 264/Bypass NC 11 around Greenville.

Despite the start of placement of I-587 mile markers and I-587 shields on signs in the Greenville area in June 2022, NCDOT stated that adding all the I-587 signs, replacing the rest of the mile markers, and changing exit numbers would take several months to complete (citing the large number of signs, 900, and supply issues regarding aluminum signing), but it was still not complete in the Greenville area as of the early 2023.13 Google Maps Street View images of May and February 2023 (see below) also show signs on intersecting routes, such as I-95 and I-795, still without I-587 shields. Exit renumbering had taken place by the end of August 2022, here's the new numbers (sort of) for the I-795 and US 301 exits:

Image of new exit numbers on overhead signs for US 301 and I-795 South exits on I-587 East/I-795 South in Wilson, Google Maps Street View, August 2022

Notice the C suffix was not removed from the I-795 sign, and the US 301 letters are backwards.

Here's the new exit number for the I-95 exit on US 264 East before the current start of I-587 East, see below to see this is actually at mile marker 19:

Image of new exit numbers based on I-587 mileage on US 264 East in Wilson for I-95 exits, Google Maps Street View, August 2022

Photo taken in early August before exit renumbering courtesy of Rich Elkins:

Image of new East I-587 reassurance marker in Wilson with US style direction banner, and unchanged 
      exit number on 1 mile advance sign for Old Stantonburg Road exit, photo courtesy of Rich Elkins, August 2022 

These Google Maps Street View images taken in May and February 2023 along I-95 shows that signage for the I-587 exit still has not been updated:

NCDOT traffic camera image showing 1 mile advance sign for US 264/I-795 exit still missing I-587 shield, May 2023

A traffic jam on I-95 North (due to a lane closure) partially hides the 1 Mile advance sign that still does not have a I-587 shield as of May 11, 2023.

 Image of ground mounted exit sign for I-795/US 264 exits on I-95 South in Wilson still without I-587 shields, Google Maps Street View, February 2023

This is on I-95 South in Wilson still with only the US 264 shield in February, as for I-95 South:

Image of overhead C/D ramp sign for I-587 East/I-795 South exit still without I-587 shield on I-95 South in Wilson, Google Maps Street View, May 2023

No change either on ramp signage for I-587 east as of May 2023.

Meanwhile, on I-795 North approaching I-587 West:

Image of overhead signage for US 301 exit on I-795 North in Wilson still without I-587 shields, Google Maps Street View, April 2023

No change in the overhead signage as of April 2023, nor along I-587 West:

Image of overhead signage for US 301 exit on I-795 North in Wilson still without I-587 shields, Google Maps Street View, April 2023

 Still no I-587 shield approaching the Downing Street exit.

Nor had signage been updated at the other end of the route in Greenville, as these Street View images show taken in May 2023 show:

Image of signage approaching exit with I-587 West on US 264 East with lack of I-587 shield, Google Maps Street View, May 2023

The advance signs still reference only US 264 West along the now US 264 East/NC 11 Bypass North.

Image of overhead ramp signage at exit for I-587 West on US 264 East with lack of I-587 shield, Google Maps Street View, May 2023

As does the signage at the still only US 264 West exit. Not to mention heading in the other direction:

Image of signage at Greenville Downtown exit with with lack of US 264 shield, Google Maps Street View, May 2023

Still no reference for the continuance of US 264 West along the NC 11 Bypass heading south. Signage was changed on I-587 East by the spring of 2024 to account for US 264 now running along the NC 11 Bypass in both directions (see photos below). It is not known whether the signs were updated on the Bypass at the same time.

Upgrading the Wilson to Zebulon Segment

There are no other US 264 interstate upgrade projects west of Wilson County listed in the new Final 2024-2033 STIP document released in June 2023, however, NCDOT indicated in a press release that stated US 264 exit numbers and mile markers between US 64 and I-95 would be changed to conform to those to be used on I-587 on July 27, 2022, that work to upgrade this section is planned to start in 3 or 4 years.14 There is a $13 million pavement rehabilitation project for US 264 from US 64 to the Wilson County line (HI-0013) that is to be let in the spring of 2025 listed in the STIP, but an interstate upgrade would require more than just shoulder widening, perhaps NCDOT is hoping to get temporary waivers to allow I-587 to be signed.15

NCDOT Initially Struggles to Determine I-587's Direction

Apparently, NCDOT originally planned to sign I-587, despite its basic east-west direction, as a North-South route, as shown in this sign plan created for the NC 11 Southwest Bypass project:

NCDOT I-587 sign plan at NC 11 Greenville Bypass, 2019

Not only is I-587 signed North-South in the plans, North would have been the direction towards Wilson and Zebulon where, when I-87 is signed, there will be signage heading east indicating a split between I-87 North and I-587 South. This would also mean that the exits should decrease headed toward Greenville. An NCDOT spokesman stated that since I-87 was a North-South route, it's spur route had to have those same directions. This is despite examples to the contrary in other states.14 However, in October 2021 an NCDOT sign engineer, Jim Dunlop, said he had seen the plans for re-signing the route as I-587 and the route was signed as East-West, he also stated exits would be renumbered as part of the same contract with the NC 42 exit becoming Exit 20, which proved to be correct when NCDOT put up the signs in June 2022.16

Photos *(New 5/1/24)

New signage photos taken by Adam Prince in May 2024. Taken along I-587 East:

Image of East I-587 reassurance marker in Farmville now with correct blue banner, by Adam Prince, May 2024

This reassurance marker in Farmville is one of several at the eastern end of I-587 that have had their directional banners replaced with Interstate standard blue versions.

Image of new To US 264 exit sign in Farmville due to rerouting of NC 121, by Adam Prince, May 2024

This is one of the several signs for Exit 42 that have been replaced. This was formerly for NC 121 but the end of that route has been shifted as part of a new traffic plan for the Farmville area that removed Business 258 through town and shifted NC 121 to end at the US 258 South exit.

Image of East I-587 reassurance marker in Farmville now with correct blue banner, by Adam Prince, May 2024

The reassurance marker prior to Exit 42 now also has a blue East banner.

Image of new US 258 North 2 Miles advance sign with direction on I-587 East in Farmville, by Adam Prince, May 2024

The US 258 North 2 Miles advance sign has been updated to add North. This was for the original US 258 routing.

Image of new US 258 South/NC 121 advance sign in Farmville, by Adam Prince, May 2024

The signs for Exit 48 also have been replaced, originally just for Wesley Church Road now for US 258 South and the new southern terminus of NC 121, Guess they think North NC 121 next to South US 258 is too confusing.

Image of US 264.NC 11 Greenville Bypass now with North for US 264 covered up, by Adam Prince, May 2024

This 1 Mile advance sign for US 264/Bypass NC 11 exit at the end of I-587 was not replaced, just the former North text over the US 264 shield covered over since the route now goes both directions.

Image of new overhead ramp signs for US 264/Bypass NC 11 exits in Greenville at end of I-587 East, by Adam Prince, May 2024

The overhead on the right received overlays to recognize that US 264 West now runs with Bypass NC 11 South.

Earlier 2024 Photos

Taken by Steven Anthony Wicher in March. Apparently several new signs like this one on Stantonsburg Road have recently been installed in Greenville:

Image of newly placed To I-587 trailblazer in Greenville, photo by Steven Anthony Wicher, March 2024

Some similar image from Google Maps Street View from September 2023:

Image of recently placed To I-587 trailblazer at the corner of Stantonsburg Road and Allen Street in Greenville, Google Maps Street View September 2023

 This trailblazer was put up between June and September 2023 at the corner of Stantonsburg Road and Allen Road.

PHOTOS FROM 2023 AND EARLIER

The following sign and mile marker images were taken during a road trip to NC on October 16. Photos start from the I-95 exit and head east to Greenville:

Signage not updated on I-95:

Hinted at by Google Maps Street View images, the signs on I-95 North had not been updated to account for I-587 being signed:

Image of 1 mile advance sign for I-587/I-795/US 264 exit not updated to include I-587 shield on I-95 North 
                                       in Wilson,October 2022

The 1 mile advance on I-95 North. No I-587 shields, even on ground mounted trailblazers, seen at all prior to the exit.

Image of exit sign for I-587/I-795/US 264 exit not updated to include I-587 shield on I-95 North 
                                       in Wilson,October 2022

There are still Detour West I-40 signs in place at the exit due to the Raleigh Fortify project from 5 years ago.

Image of overhead ramp signs for I-587/I-795/US 264 exit not updated to include I-587 shield on I-95 North 
                                       in Wilson,October 2022

The signage along the C/D ramps from I-95 North.

I-587 Signage with (and without) New Exit Numbers

Image of I-587 East 19 1/2 Mile Marker after ramp from I-95 North in Wilson, October 2022

The Mile 19.5 marker seen after the I-95 North ramp, which will be shown to be signed as Exits 18 A/B.

Image of East I-587/South I-795/East US 264 reassurance markers after ramp from I-95 North in Wilson, October 2022

My photo of the first set of reassurance markers after the I-95 exit.

Image of 1/2 mile advance sign for NC 42 exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on I-587/US 264 East,I-795 
                                        South in Wilson, October 2022

The renumbered 1/2 mile advance sign for NC 42, now Exit 20.

Image of ground mounted ramp sign for NC 42 exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on I-587/US 264 East,I-795 
                                        South in Wilson, October 2022

The renumbered exit sign.

Image of East I-587/South I-795/East US 264 reassurance markers in Wilson, October 2022

The reassurance markers after the NC 42 exit headed east.

Image of 1 mile advance sign for Downing Street exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on I-587/US 264 East,I-795 
                                        South in Wilson, October 2022

The renumbered 1 mile advance sign for Downing Street, now Exit 22.

Image of exit sign for Downing Street exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on I-587/US 264 East,I-795 
                                        South in Wilson, October 2022

The renumbered exit sign with off balance number in the exit tab.

Image of 1/2 mile advance sign for NC 42 exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on I-587/US 264 East,I-795 
                                        South in Wilson, October 2022

The overhead signs for the US 301 and I-795 South exits, now Exit 24 and 23. When originally changed, the suffix from the previous exit was left on the sign, see photo near top.

Image of auxilary sign for I-795 South exit still with US 264 milepost exit number on I-587/US 264 East,I-795 
                                        South in Wilson, October 2022

This auxiliary sign's number still had not been changed.

Image of overhead signage at ramp for I-795 South exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on I-587/US 264 East,I-795 
                                        South in Wilson, October 2022

The renumbered signage at the I-795 South split ramp, the I-795 exit tab again has awkwardly placed numbers, meanwhile the US 301 ramp letters are in the wrong order for an eastbound roadway.

Image of gore sign for I-795 South exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on I-587/US 264 East in Wilson, October 2022

A closeup of the I-795 South exit gore sign.

Image of 1/4 mile advance sign for US 301 South exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on I-587/US 264 East in Wilson, October 2022

The renumbered 1/4 mile advance sign for US 301 South, now Exit 24A (the letter here in the correct order). Guess there's no worthy destination along US 301 South.

Image of overhead signs at ramp for US 301 South exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on I-587/US 264 East in Wilson, October 2022

Overheads at the ramp for US 301 North, now with two Exit A's since the left side sign has not been renumbered.

Image of ramp sign for US 301 North exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on I-587/US 264 East in Wilson, October 2022

The correctly renumbered exit sign for US 301 North, now Exit 24B.

Image of East I-587 / East US 264 reassurance marker after US 301 exit in Wilson, October 2022

The reassurance marker pair after the US 301 interchange.

Image of 1 mile advance sign for Black Creek Road exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on I-587/US 264 East in Wilson, October 2022

The renumbered 1 mile advance sign for Black Creek Road, now Exit 26.

Image of ramp sign for Black Creek Road exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on I-587/US 264 East in Wilson, October 2022

The renumbered exit sign for Black Creek Road.

Image of 1 mile advance sign for Old Stantonsburg Road exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on I-587/US 264 East in Wilson, October 2022

The renumbered 1 mile advance sign for Old Stantonsburg Road, now Exit 28 and another pair of reassurance markers.

Image of ramp sign for Old Stantonsburg Road exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on I-587/US 264 East in Wilson, October 2022

The renumbered exit sign with matching mile marker and gore sign beyond.

Image of 1 mile advance sign for NC 58 exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on I-587/US 264 East in Wilson, October 2022

Beyond the bridge, the renumbered 1 mile advance sign for NC 58, now Exit 29.

Image of ramp sign for NC 58 exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on I-587/US 264 East in Wilson, October 2022

The renumbered NC 58 exit sign.

Image of ramp sign for US 301 North exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on I-587/US 264 East in Wilson, October 2022

The next set of reassurance markers after the 30 Mile marker.

Image of 1 mile advance sign for US 264 East exit, still referring to Alt. US 264, with new I-587 milepost exit number on I-587/US 264 East in Saratoga,  October 2022

The 1 mile advance for what is the US 264 East exit, now Exit 32. Sign not yet updated to reflect the dropping of US 264 Alt. east of this exit.

Image of ramp sign for US 264 East exit, still referring to Alt. US 264, with new I-587 milepost exit number on I-587/US 264 East in Saratoga,  October 2022

The renumbered exit sign, also awaiting an update.

Image of I-587 East reassurance marker east of US 264 East exit in Saratoga, October 2022

The first lone East I-587 reassurance marker after the US 264 East exit.

Image of 1 mile advance sign for NC 111/222 exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on I-587 East in Saratoga, October 2022

The renumbered 1 mile advance sign for the NC 111/222 exit, now Exit 35.

Image of ground mounted ramp sign for NC 111/222 exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on I-587 East in Saratoga, October 2022

The renumbered exit sign with supportive Mile 35 marker in front.

Image of 1 mile advance sign for NC 111/222 exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on I-587 East in Saratoga, October 2022

Another lone Easy I-587 reassurance marker after the exit.

Image of I-587 East milepost 40 marker in Saratoga, October 2022

The miles are picking up, now at Mile 40.

Image of 1 mile advance sign for NC 91 exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on I-587 East in Snow Hill, October 2022

The renumbered 1 mile advance sign for the NC 91 exit, now Exit 41.

Image of ground mounted sign for NC 91 exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on I-587 East in Snow Hill , October 2022

The renumbered exit sign for NC 91.

Image of East I-587 trailblazer on NC 91 North in Walstonburg, photo by Mark David Moore, December 2022

*The East I-587 trailblazer on wooden post along NC 91 North in Walstonburg, photo by Mark David Moore.

Image of 1 mile advance sign for NC 111/222 exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on I-587 East in Farmville, October 2022

The renumbered 1/4 mile advance sign (that's all the warning you get) for the eastbound only NC 121 North exit, now Exit 42.

Image of ground mounted ramp sign for NC 121 North exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on I-587 East in Farmville, October 2022

The renumbered exit sign right behind it.

Image of 2 miles advance sign for US 258 North exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on I-587 East in Farmville, October 2022

The renumbered 2 miles advance sign for the US 258 (North, sign not updated) exit, now Exit 45.

Image of ground mounted ramp sign for US 258 North exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on I-587 East in Farmville, October 2022

The renumbered exit sign with trailblazers indicating this is for the US 258 North.

Image of East I-587/South US 258 reassurance markers between exits in Farmville, October 2022

A south US 258 reassurance marker joins East I-587 after the exit.

Image of 1 mile advance sign for Wesley Chapel Road (US 258 South) exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on I-587 East in Farmville, October 2022

The renumbered 1 mile advance sign for the Wesley Church Road exit (should be updated to say US 258 South), now Exit 48.

Image of ground mounted ramp sign for Wesley Chapel Road (US 258 South) exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on I-587 East in Farmville, October 2022

There is a US 258 South trailblazer before the exit.

Image of 1 mile advance sign for Mozingo Road exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on I-587 East in Greenville, October 2022

The renumbered 1 mile advance sign for the Mozingo Road exit, now Exit 53.

Image of ground mounted ramp sign for Mozingo Road exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on I-587 East in Greenville, October 2022

The Mozingo Road exit sign, with mile marker confirming the new number is correct.

Image of 1 mile advance sign for US 264/NC 11 Bypass exits with new I-587 milepost exit number on I-587/US 264 East in Greenville, October 2022

The renumbered 1 mile advance for the last exit at the Greenville Bypass, now Exits 56 A/B.

Image of overhead signage at ramp for US 264 West/NC 11 Bypass South exits, one with new I-587 milepost exit number on I-587/US 264 East in Greenville, October 2022

The overhead signs at the ramp for Bypass NC 11 South, the East US 264/North Bypass NC 11 sign still had the old exit number.

*Signage around the I-587/US 264/NC 11 Bypass interchange, taken by Mark David Moore in December 2022:

On US 264 East / NC 11 Bypass South:

Image of ground mounted 3/4 mile advance sign for I-587 West exit on US 264 East/NC 11 Bypass South in Greenville, photo by Mark David Moore, December 2022

The 3/4 Mile advance sign heading south.

Image of ground mounted 1/2 mile advance sign for I-587 West exit on US 264 East/NC 11 Bypass South in Greenville, photo by Mark David Moore, December 2022

The 1/2 Mile advance sign for the I-587 and Downtown Greenville exits heading south.

Image of overhead signaage for Downtown Greenville exit on US 264 East/NC 11 Bypass South in Greenville, photo by Mark David Moore, December 2022

The signage beyond the West I-587 exit has only partly been updated to indicate US 264 continues south along the Bypass.

Image of updated 1 mile advance sign for US 13/US 264 West/Alt US 264 East on NC 11 Bypass South in Greenville, Google Maps Street View, May 2023

The ground mounted advance signage now includes references to US 264 West leaving the Bypass at US 13 as of May 2023. This and the next two photos from Google Maps Street View.

Image of overhead signage at ramp for US 13/ US 264 West/US 264 Alt East exit still not changed to include US 264 shield, Google Maps Street View image, May 2023

However, the overhead signage has not been updated further south at the US 13/US 264 East exit as of May 2023.

Image of ramp guide sign on US 13 South/US 264 East for NC 11 Bypass in Greenville not including US 264 shield, Google Maps Street View, May 2023

Nor had signs at the ramps to the NC 11 Bypass been updated where US 264 East is to join the highway. Heading back north...

Image of ground mounted 1 mile advance sign for I-587 West exit on US 264 West/NC 11 Bypass North in Greenville, photo by Mark David Moore, December 2022

The 1 Mile advance sign heading north.

Image of overhead advance signage approaching Downtown Greenville and I-587 West exits on US 264 West/NC 11 Bypass North in Greenville, photo by Mark David Moore, December 2022

However, at the exit the signage has not been updated. Nor has it been through May 2023 at the I-587 West exit ramp, Google Maps Street View image:

Image of overhead signage at ramp for I-587 West exit still not updated with interstate shield on US 264 East/Bypass NC 11 North in Greenville, Google Maps Street View, May 2023

Nor has it been updated leaving downtown Greenville...

Image of overhead signage for US 264 West/NC 11 Bypass North in Greenville, photo by Mark David Moore, December 2022

The overhead signs have not been updated to show US 264 West continues on NC 11 Bypass South.

Image of overhead and gore sign for US 264 West/NC 11 Bypass North in Greenville at beginning of I-587 West, not on signs, photo by Mark David Moore, December 2022

The view from the gore  sign for the US 264 East exit also shows a lack of an I-587 shield heading further west beyond the Bypass.

Back in October and turning around and heading west, mixture of own photos from October 16 and Google Maps Street View images from August 2022:

New exit numbers to match I-587 mileposts were put up starting in late August.

Image of gore sign for Mozingo Road exit on I-587 East with new I-587 milepost based exit number, Google Maps Street View, August 2022

The only updated image available for the Mozingo Road exit, now Exit 53 was of the gore sign on I-587 East.

Image of gore sign for US 258 South exit on I-587 East with new I-587 milepost based exit number, Google Maps Street View, August 2022

The Wesley Church Road exit is now Exit 48, however the sign was not updated to reference US 258 South in Farmville.

Image of West I-587 and US 258 North reassurance markers in Farmville, Google Maps Street View, August 2022

The images were updated to capture this West I-587 and North US 258 South set of reassurance markers.

Image of 1 mile advance sign for US 258 (North) exit on I-587 West with new I-587 milepost based exit number, Google Maps Street View, August 2022

The renumbered 1 mile advance for the US 258 North exit in Farmville, now Exit 45, though not with added direction.

Image of ground mounted ramp sign for NC 101 exit on I-587 East with new I-587 milepost based exit number, Google Maps Street View, August 2022

The I-587 East only exit for NC 121 is now Exit 42. As seen from the updated eastbound lane images.

Image of ground mounted ramp sign for NC 91 exit on I-587 West with new I-587 milepost based exit number, Google Maps Street View, August 2022

The NC 91 exit is now Exit 41, as seen on I-587 West.

Image of ground mounted ramp sign for NC 91 exit on I-587 West with new I-587 milepost based exit number, Google Maps Street View, August 2022

The 1/2 mile advance sign for the NC 111/222 exit, now Exit 35.

Image of 1/2 mile advance sign for US 264 East/Alt. US 264 West exit on I-587 West with new I-587 milepost based exit number, Google Maps Street View, August 2022

The 2 Miles advance for the actual US 264 East/Alt. US 264 West exit on I-587 West, now Exit 32, but sign not updated as of August.

Image of gore sign for Black Creek Road exit with new I-587 exit number on I-587 East in Wilson, Google Maps Street View, August 2022

Gore sign for Black Creek Road exit with new number, the exit signs had not been revised at this time in either direction. Same for the   Old Stantonburg Road exit.

Image of 1 mile advance sign for US 301 to I-795 South exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on I-587/US 264 West in Wilson, October 2022

Heading west the US 301 exit, now Exit 24 is also the way to access I-795 South.

Image of auxilary sign for US 301 to I-795 South exit with old US 264 milepost exit number on I-587/US 264 West in Wilson, October 2022

This auxiliary sign for the US 301 exit still had the old exit number.

Image of ground mounted ramp sign for US 301 to I-795 South exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on I-587/US 264 West in Wilson, October 2022

The exit sign, with the correct number.

Signage on US 301 North:

Image of new East I-587 trailblazer on US 301 North in Wilson, Google Maps Street View image, August 2022

Even the trailblazers sport white directional banners, here on US 301 North in Wilson.

Image of new West I-587 trailblazer on US 301 North in Wilson, Google Maps Street View image, August 2022

The trailblazer for West I-587 also on US 301 North in Wilson.

Image of 1 1/4 miles advance sign for Downing Street exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on I-587/US 264 West in Wilson, October 2022

The 1 1/2 Mile advance (before the I-795 North ramp, for the Downing Street exit, now Exit 22.

Image of West I-587/US 264 and I-795 North reassurance markers prior to merge of I-795 North in Wilson, October 2022

The first set of I-587/US 264 West and I-795 North reassurance markers, which are prior to the actual merge of the I-795 North lanes, the 1/2 mile advance sign for Downing Street in the distance.

Image of overhead ramp sign for Downing Street exit with new I-587 exit number on I-587 West/I-795 North in Wilson, taken from opposite lanes, Google Maps Street View, August 2022

Late August image showing change of exit number for Downing Street on I-587 West/I-795 North to Exit 22 as taken from the opposite lanes.

Image of gore sign for Downing Street exit with new I-587 exit number on I-587 West/I-795 North in Wilson, taken from opposite lanes, Google Maps Street View, August 2022

The gore sign with the new number for the Downing Street exit on I-587 West/I-795 North, also from the opposite lanes.

Image of second set of West I-587/US 264 and I-795 North reassurance markers in Wilson, October 2022

The second set of I-587/US 264 West and I-795 North reassurance markers after the Downing Street exit.

Image of ground mounted 1/2 mile advance sign for I-95 exits with new I-587 milepost exit numbers on I-587/US 264 West in Wilson, October 2022

The 1/2 mile advance for I-95 with its new numbers, 18 A and B.

Image of End I-795 sign in front of overhead signs for I-95 exits with new I-587 exit numbers on I-587 West/I-795 North in Wilson, taken from opposite lanes, Google Maps Street View, August 2022

The still lone End I-795 sign (will they install a temporary End I-587?) with renumbered exit signs for I-95 in the distance.

Image of Mile 19 marker between ramps for I-95 exits on I-587 West/I-795 North in Wilson, October 2022

This I-587 Mile 19 marker is between exit ramps for the new Exit 18, I-95. Apparently it was easier just to subtract 20 from the old number.

Image of overhead ramp sign for I-95 South exit with new I-587 exit number on I-587 West/I-795 North in Wilson, October 2022

The currently last I-587 West exit for I-95 South.

New Exit Numbers along Future I-587 between I-95 and US 64

NCDOT in late July and early August 2022 changed exit numbers along US 264 between US 64 and I-95 to match future I-587 mileposts, here are photos of the renumbered exits headed west taken in October after the I-95 exit, and newly updated Google Maps Street View images from August and December 2022:

Image of 1 mile advance sign for I-95 exit updated with new I-587 mileposts on US 264 East in Wilson, Google Maps Street View, December 2022

The revised exit numbers on the 1 Mile advance sign for the I-95 exits, captured by Street View in December 2022.

Image of new I-587 Mile 18 post on US 264 West in Wilson, October 2022

The first I-587 mile marker installed west of I-95.

Image of ground mounted 1 mile advance sign for US 264 Alt. exits with new I-587 mile exit number on US 264 East in Sims, Google Maps Street View image, August 2022

The Alt. US 264 exits are now 16A and B. Will this route eventually become US 264?

Image of ground mounted ramp sign for West US 264 Alt. exit with new I-587 mile exit number on US 264 East in Sims, Google Maps Street View image, August 2022

The exit sign for East Alt. US 264 without an exit tab.

Image of ground mounted blue lodging services sign for US 264 Alt. East exit with new I-587 mile exit number on US 264 East in Sims, Google Maps Street View image, August 2022

Here is a blue Lodging Services sign with the new exit number captured by Google Maps Street View heading east.

Image of ground mounted ramp sign for East US 264 Alt. exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on US 264 East in Sims, Google Maps Street View image, August 2022

The exit sign for West Alt. US 264.

Image of Future I-587 mile marker prior to US 264 Alt. exit on US 264 East in Sims, Google Maps Street View image, August 2022

Another new mile marker, here confirming the US 264 Alt. exits number, Google Maps Street  View image from August 2022.

Image of 1 mile advance sign for Alt. US 264 exits with new I-587 milepost exit numbers on US 264 East in Sims, Google Street View image, August 2022

Here's the 1 mile advance sign with the new numbers heading east, also from Street View.

Image of exit sign for Alt. US 264 East exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on US 264 East in Sims, Google Street View image, August 2022

The exit sign for Alt. US 264 East from Street View.

Image of exit sign for Alt. US 264 West exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on US 264 East in Sims, Google Street View image, August 2022

The Alt. US 264 West exit, also from Street View, both signs have exit tabs in this direction.

Image of ground mounted 1/2 mile advance sign for Sims exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on US 264 East in Sims, October 2022

The 1/2 mile advance sign for the Sims exit, now Exit 14.

Image of ground mounted ramp sign for Sims exit on US 264 West with new Future I-587 mileage exit number, October 2022

The renumbered Exit 14 for Sims on US 264 East.

Image of ground mounted exit sign for Sims exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on US 264 East in Sims, Google Street View image, August 2022

The renumbered exit sign for Sims, Google Maps Street View image from August.

Image of Future I-587 sign besides West US 264 reassurance marker in Sims, October 2022

A Future I-587 sign next to a US 264 West reassurance marker.

Image of 1 mile advance sign for NC 581 exit with new Future I-587 mile exit number on US 264 West in Spring Hope, October 2022

The 1 mile advance for the NC 581 exit, now Exit 11. 

Image of ground mounted ramp sign for NC 581 exit on US 264 West with new Future I-587 mileage exit number, October 2022

The renumbered Exit 11 NC 581 exit sign.

Image of 1 mile advance sign for NC 581 exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on US 264 East in Spring Hope, Google Street View image, August 2022

The 1 mile advance sign for NC 581 on US 264 East, Google Maps Street View image from August 2022.

Image of ground mounted exit sign for NC 581 exit with new I-587 milepost exit numbers on US 264 East in Spring Hope, Google Street View image, August 2022

Here's the exit sign for the NC 581 exit on US 264 East with the new number, also from Street View.

Image of I-587 mile 10 marker on US 264 East, October 2022

The new I-587 Mile 10 marker after the NC 581 exit.

Image of ground mounted 1 mile advance sign for NC 231 exit on US 264 West in Middlesex with new Future I-587 mileage exit number, October 2022

The renumbered 1 Mile advance sign for the NC 231 exit, now Exit 7 on US 264 West.

Image of ground mounted ramp sign for NC 231 exit on US 264 West in Middlesex with new Future I-587 mileage exit number, October 2022

The renumbered NC 231 exit sign for Middlesex.

Image of 1 mile advance sign for NC 231 exit with new I-587 milepost exit numbers on US 264 East in Middlesex, Google Street View image, August 2022

Here's the 1 mile advance sign for the NC 231 exit on US 264 East with the new number, from Google Maps Street View in December 2022.

Image of 1 mile advance sign for NC 231 exit with new I-587 milepost exit numbers on US 264 East in Middlesex, Google Street View image, August 2022

Here's the exit sign with the new number, also from Street View from August 2022.

Image of new I-587 Mile 5 marker on US 264 West with new Future I-587 mileage exit number, October 2022

The new I-587 Mile 5 marker on US 264 East.

Image of ground mounted 1 mile advance sign for Alt. US 264/NC 39 exit on US 264 West with new Future I-587 mileage exit number, October 2022

The 1 Mile advance sign for the Alt. US 264/NC 39 exit which is now Exit 3, but the number is obscured here by foliage.

Image of ground mounted ramp sign for US 64 Alt/NC 39 exit on US 264 West with new Future I-587 mileage exit number, October 2022

The new Exit 3 for the Alt US 264/NC 39 exit, with faded Five County Stadium sign between the exit tab and sign.

Image of ground mounted exit sign for Alt US 264/NC 39 exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on US 264 East in Zebulon, Google Maps Street View, December 2022

Here's the eastbound renumbered exit sign for the Alt. US 264/NC 39 exit, Google Maps Street View image from December 2022.

Image of Future I-587 sign on US 264 East in Zebulon, Google Maps Street View, December 2022

Here's an eastbound Future I-587 sign after crossing into Wake County, another Street View image from December 2022.

Image of new Mile 3 marker on US 264 East with Future I-587 mileage, Google Maps Street View, August 2022

The new Future I-587 Mile 2 marker, this one headed east, prior the Alt US 264/NC 39 exit, another Street View image from December.

Image of ground mounted 1/2 mile advance sign for NC 97 exit with new Future I-587 mileage exit number, October 2022

The renumbered 1/2 mile advance sign for NC 97, now Exit 2. This exit is within mile 1, so could have been 1B in this westerly direction.

Image of ground mounted ramp sign for NC 97 exit with new Future I-587 mileage exit number, October 2022

The renumbered NC 97 exit sign.

Image of ground mounted exit sign for NC 97 exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on US 264 East in Zebulon, Google Maps Street View, December 2022

Here's the eastbound renumbered NC 97 exit sign on the ramp from US 64 East, Google Maps Street View image from August 2022.

Image of ground mounted 1/2 mile advance sign for NC 97 exit with new I-587 milepost exit number on US 264 East in Zebulon, Google Maps Street View, December 2022

The eastbound renumbered exit sign for NC 97, another Street View image, this from December 2022.

Image of ground mounted 1/2 mile advance sign for US 64 East exit with new Future I-587 mileage exit number, October 2022

The US 64 (East) exit is now 1, again it could have been 1A in this direction.

Image of overhead ramp sign for US 64 East exit with new Future I-587 mileage exit number, October 2022

The exit signs at the future end of I-587 West, should this have been Exits 1A and B? Possible it could be changed in the future.

Other Signs, I-587 Shields and Mile Markers

Image of 1/2 mile advance sign for I-587 West on US 264 West/NC 11 Bypass South in Greenville, Google Maps Street View image, July 2022

A July capture of the beginning of I-587 West signed along the Greenville Bypass, in this case the 1/2 Mile advance sign.

Image of overhead exit sign for I-587 West on US 264/NC 11 Bypass in Greenville, Google Maps Street View image, July 2022

The exit sign with I-587 shield. The signs beyond at that time had not been updated to suggest US 264 South continues on the Bypass.

Image of the End sign for I-587 East at the US 264/NC 11 Bypass exit in Greenville, Google Maps Street View image, July 2022

A recently placed End I-587 sign beyond the ramp to the Bypass headed south.

Image of first West I-587 mile marker beyond the US 264/NC 11 Bypass exit in Greenville, Google Maps Street View image, July 2022

The first I-587 West mile marker after the Bypass on-ramp.

Image of first West I-587 reassurance marker beyond the US 264/NC 11 Bypass exit in Greenville, Google Maps Street View image, July 2022

The first I-587 West reassurance marker with its US shield directional banner.

Image of last East I-587 mile marker beyond the Mozingo Road exit in Greenville, Google Maps Street View image, July 2022

The last I-587 East reassurance marker prior to the Greenville Bypass interchange, as seen from the westbound lanes.

Image of second West I-587 reassurance marker beyond the Mozingo Road exit in Greenville, Google Maps Street View image, July 2022

The next I-587 West reassurance marker after to the Mozingo Road exit.

Image of I-587 East mile marker 50, Google Maps Street View image, July 2022

The I-587 East Mile 50 marker placed by July.

Image of East I-587 reassurance marker after US 158 South exit in Farmville, Google Maps Street View image, July 2022

A I-587 East reassurance marker after the US 158 South exit, exit numbers had not been updated as of July.

Image of recently placed West I-587 mile marker in Farmville, Google Maps Street View, June 2022

From June 2022, one of the new West I-587 mile markers placed before the NC 91 exit. Other markers documented at that time by Google Maps Street View:

Image of recently placed East I-587 mile marker in Farmville, Google Maps Street View, June 2022

Image of recently placed West I-587 mile marker in Snow Hill, Google Maps Street View, June 2022

Image of recently placed West I-587 mile marker in Saratoga, Google Maps Street View, June 2022

 Image of recently placed West I-587 mile marker in Wilson, Google Maps Street View, June 2022

 Image of recently placed East I-587 mile marker in Wilson, Google Maps Street View, June 2022

 Image of recently placed East I-587 mile marker in Wilson, Google Maps Street View, June 2022

 Image of recently placed West I-587 mile marker in Wilson, Google Maps Street View, June 2022

 Image of recently placed East I-587 mile marker in Wilson, Google Maps Street View, June 2022

 Image of recently placed West I-587 mile marker in Wilson, Google Maps Street View, June 2022

West I-587 mile marker prior to the US 301 exit, which should then be Exit 25 and not have the same number as I-795, see below.

Image of second East I-587 mile marker prior to NC 42 exit in Wilson, Google Maps Street View image, July 2022

An I-587 East Mile 23 marker prior to the I-795 exit, will should thus be 23.

Image of overhead signage on I-587 West at Downing Street exit showing no update of exit number
      on I-587 West/I-795 North and US 264 West in Wilson, Google Maps Street View image, August 2022

An August image shows new exit numbers, at least in the Wilson area at the Downing Street exit headed west, had not been put up as of yet.

 Image of recently placed West I-587 mile marker in Wilson, Google Maps Street View, June 2022

Westbound I-587 Mile 22 and 1/2 marker put up by June.

 Image of recently placed East I-587 mile marker in Wilson, Google Maps Street View, June 2022

An I-587 East mile marker prior to the NC 42 exit taken from the westbound lanes.

Image of second East I-587 mile marker prior to NC 42 exit in Wilson, Google Maps Street View image, July 2022

An I-587 East Mile 20 marker prior to the NC 42 exit, the second last.

Image of first I-587/I-795/US 264 reassurance marker assembly after I-95 exit in Wilson, Google Maps Street View image, July 2022

The first I-587/I-795/US 264 reassurance marker assembly after the I-95 exit.

Image of first East I-587 mile marker at I-95 interchange in Wilson, Google Maps Street View image, July 2022

The first I-587 East Mile marker at the I-95 interchange.

Previous Photos

NCDOT Traffic camera image showing I-587 East exit sign on US 264/NC 11 Bypass still with US 264 shield on July 30, was seen in place as of August 1, prior to camera switching position (this signage had not changed as of January 2023).

NCDOT traffic camera image of I-587 East exit on US 264 East/NC 11 Bypass North, July 2022

New photos taken along the Future I-587 corridor in June 2021 by Adam Prince:

A. West of I-95-Segment not up to interstate standards

Ground mounted ramp sign for NC 58 exit on US 264 West (Future I-587 North) in Bailey, photo by Adam Prince, June 2021

NC 581 exit sign in Bailey, note substandard shoulder width for an Interstate highway.

Ground mounted ramp sign for West US 264 Alternate exit on US 264 East (Future I-587 South) in Sims, photo by Adam Prince, June 2021

Six miles further east is the first of two US 264 Alternate exits, also with substandard shoulders.

Ground mounted ramp sign for East US 264 Alternate exit on US 264 East (Future I-587 South) in Sims, photo by Adam Prince, June 2021

The US 264 Alternate East exit, the shoulders are interstate standard from here on.

Ground mounted 1 mile advance sign for I-95 exits on US 264 East (Future I-587 South) in Wilson, photo by Adam Prince, June 2021

The 1 mile advance for the I-95 interchange on US 264 East.

Overhead signage at ramp for I-95 South exit on US 264 East (Future I-587 South) in Wilson, photo by Adam Prince, June 2021

The overhead signs at the ramp for I-95 South.

Overhead ramp sign for I-95 North exit on US 264 East (Future I-587 South) in Wilson, photo by Adam Prince, June 2021

And for I-95 South, the beginning of I-795 South.

B. East of I-95-Segment up to interstate standards

Ground mounted ramp sign for NC 42 exit on US 264 East (Future I-587 South) in Wilson, photo by Adam Prince, June 2021

The exit sign for NC, not Interstate, 42 along I-795 South/US 264 East.

Overhead advance signs for US 301 and I-795 South exits on US 264 East (Future I-587 South) in Wilson, photo by Adam Prince, June 2021

The 1/2 mile advance sign for I-795 South paired with the 1 Mile advance for the US 301 exit. Will the exit numbers be changed when I-587 is signed to those of I-587 or I-795?

Overhead signage at ramp for I-795 South exit on US 264 East (Future I-587 South) in Wilson, photo by Adam Prince, June 2021

The exit sign for I-795 South paired with the 1/2 Mile advance for US 301.

Overhead 1/4 mile advance signage for US 301 South exit US 264 West (Future I-587 North) in Wilson, photo by Adam Prince, June 2021

Overhead signage approaching the US 301 South exit on US 264 West, Future I-587 North. 

Overhead signage at ramp for US 301 South exit US 264 West (Future I-587 North) in Wilson, photo by Adam Prince, June 2021

Overhead signage at the US 301 South exit. 

1 Mile advance sign for Old Stantonsburg Road exit on US 264 East (Future I-587 South) in Greene County, photo by Adam Prince, June 2021

The 1 Mile advance sign for the Old Stantonsburg Road exit prior to an East US 264 reassurance marker (soon to be accompanied by an I-587 shield?).

1 Mile advance sign for NC 58 exit on US 264 East (Future I-587 South) in Wilson, photo by Adam Prince, June 2021

The 1 Mile advance sign for NC 58 exit.

Ground mounted ramp sign for NC 58 exit on US 264 East (Future I-587 South) in Wilson, photo by Adam Prince, June 2021

The NC 58 exit sign beyond the recently widened shoulders.

1 Mile advance sign for Alternate US 264 exit on US 264 East (Future I-587 South) in Greene County, photo by Adam Prince, June 2021

The 1 Mile advance sign for next Alternate US 264 exit.

1 Mile advance sign for NC 111/222 exit on US 264 East (Future I-587 South) in Greene County, photo by Adam Prince, June 2021

The 1 Mile advance sign for the next exit headed east, NC 111/222.

1 Mile advance sign for NC 91 exit on US 264 East (Future I-587 South) in Walstonburg, photo by Adam Prince, June 2021

The 1 Mile advance sign for the NC 91 exit in Walstonburg.

Ground mounted ramp sign for NC 121 North exit on US 264 East (Future I-587 South) in Farmville, photo by Adam Prince, June 2021

The exit sign for NC 121 North, note the new guardrail put in after the shoulders were widened.

2 Miles advance sign for US 258 North exit on US 264 East (Future I-587 South) in Farmville, photo by Adam Prince, June 2021

The only 2 Miles advance sign on US 264 for the US 258, in reality now US 258 North, exit. This exit sign has not been changed since US 258 South was rerouted onto US 264.

Ground mounted ramp sign for US 258 North exit on US 264 East (Future I-587 South) in Farmville, photo by Adam Prince, June 2021

The US 258 exit sign with US 258 North and South trailblazers, to make up for not revising the exit sign.

Image of US 258 and US 264 trailblazers on US 264 East (Future I-587 South) in Farmville, photo by Adam Prince, June 2021

South US 258 and East US 264 trailblazers along widened shoulders awaiting I-587 signage in Farmville.

Image of completed shoulder work on US 264 East (Future I-587 South) in Greene County, photo by Adam Prince, June 2021

The interstate standard widened shoulder along US 264 East.

Image of ground mounted ramp sign for Mozingo Road exit on US 264 East (Future I-587 South) in Pitt County, photo by Adam Prince, June 2021

The completed widened shoulder work continues approaching the Mozingo Road exit.

1/2 Mile advance sign for US 264 East/NC 11 Greenville Bypass exit on US 264 East (Future I-587 South) in Greenville, photo by Adam Prince, June 2021

The 1/2 Mile advance sign for the NC 11 Bypass exit, the future end of I-587.

Image of auxiliary sign for US 264 East/NC 11 Greenville Bypass exit on US 264 East (Future I-587 South) in Greenville, photo by Adam Prince, June 2021

The auxiliary sign for East Carolina University on other side of widened shoulder.

Image of overhead ramp sign for US 264 East/NC 11 Greenville Bypass exit on US 264 East (Future I-587 South) in Greenville, photo by Adam Prince, June 2021

The exit sign for the NC 11 Bypass South, the second to last I-587 exit.

Two of the several Future I-587 signs put up at along US 264 at county lines:

Image of Future I-587 sign at county line on US 264 East, photo by Adam Prince, June 2021

Future I-587 sign put up on US 264 in Wilson County, from JTL

Photo courtesy of Adam Prince

Image of Begin Future I-587 sign in Greenville, courtesy of WNCT

Photo courtesy of WNCN

Notes

1. NC Governor's Office. 2016. "State Seeking Future Interstate Designation for U.S. 264 to Greenville." Press Release. Sept. 7, 2016. Downloaded from: http://governor.nc.gov/press-release/state-seeking-future-interstate-designation-us-264-greenville

2. NC Governor's Office. 2016. "Transportation Association Recommends Approval of Future Interstate Designation for US 264 to Greenville." Press Release, November 15. Downloaded from: https://governor.nc.gov/press-release/transportation-association-recommends-approval-future-interstate-designation-us-264, 11/15/16. i. Federal Highway Administration. 2016. Letter to Michael L. Holder, PE, NCDOT from Gregory G. Nadeau, Regional Administrator, FHWA. November 21. Downloaded from: http://butterfield.house.gov/sites/butterfield.house.gov/files/wysiwyg_uploaded/2016_11_21_12_26_17.pdf, 11/22/16.

3. Federal Highway Administration. 2016. Letter to Michael L. Holder, PE, NCDOT from Gregory G. Nadeau, Regional Administrator, FHWA. November 21. Downloaded from: http://butterfield.house.gov/sites/butterfield.house.gov/files/wysiwyg_uploaded/2016_11_21_12_26_17.pdf, 11/22/16.

4. NCDOT. 2019. State Transportation Improvement Program, 2020-2029, Draft. January 10. Division 2, p. 11 of 43, p. 21 of 43.

5. NCDOT. 2021. "Paving Project in Two Eastern Counties Completed Early." Press Release. March 17. Downloaded from: https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2021/2021-03-17-pitt-greene-highway-paving-complete.aspx, March 18.

6. AASHTO Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering. May 2021. 2021 Spring Meeting Report to the Council of Highways and Streets, p. 7, p. 12.  Downloaded from: https://www.dropbox.com/s/125edrwda3y1bmw/Final%20_Report_USRN%20Application%20Results%20Spring%202021.pdf?dl=0&fbclid=IwAR2rFGGv8FpX2xDmWBFOkuEdv VeDhAuQdBhh5cidRCTs4KoJ3cmb _n_XeaU, August 10, 2021.

7. JDunlop. 2021. Post #381 to AARoads Forum, Southeast Region, Future I-587 in NC thread, August 4.

8. JDunlop. 2021. Post #429 to AARoads Forum, Southeast Region, Future I-587 in NC thread, October 8. Downloaded from: https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=19189.msg2669469#msg2669469, October 13, 2021.

9. WashuOtaku. Post #407 to AARoads Forum, Southeast Region, Future I-587 in NC thread, August 27. Downloaded from: https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=19189.msg2654729#msg2654729, September 3, 2021.

10. NCDOT. 2021. "U.S. 264 in Eastern N.C. Earns Interstate Designation." Press Release. November 16. Downloaded from: https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2021/2021-11-16-i-587-designation-approved.aspx, November 16, 2021.

11. AASHTO. 2021. Special Committee on US Route Numbering Fall 2021 Meeting Applications Summary, p. 21. Downloaded from: https://route.transportation.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/50/2022/02/USRN-Applications-Fall-2021.pdf, February 14, 2022.

12. WITN Web Team. 2022. "Greenville finally gets interstate highway connection." June 22. Downloaded from: https://www.witn.com/2022/06/22/section-roadway-becomes-interstate-new-signs-be-unveiled/, June 22.

13. Gruner, Pat. 2022. "Community celebrates signage for Interstate 587." The Daily Reflector (Greenville, NC). June 23. Downloaded from:https://www.reflector.com/news/local/community-celebrates-signage-for-interstate-587/article_6ba29ba2-29cd-51dd-a31d-ecfff55cbf02.html,  July 27, 2022.

14. NCDOT. 2022. "New Numbering System for Future I-587 East of Raleigh." Press Release. July 27. Downloaded from: https://www.ncdot.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/2022/2022-07-27-new-signs-future-i-587.aspx, July 27, 2022.

15. NCDOT. 2022. Draft State Transportation Improvement Project (STIP), 2024-2033. Downloaded from:https://www.ncdot.gov/initiatives-policies/Transportation/stip/development/Documents/2024-2033-draft-stip.xlsx, June 16, 2022.

16. JDunlop. 2021. Post #438 to AARoads Forum, Southeast Region, Future I-587 in NC thread, October 8. Downloaded from: https://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=19189.msg2669932#msg2669932, October 13, 2021.

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