Interstate 74 in North Carolina

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This article is about the section of Interstate 74 in North Carolina. For the entire length of the highway, see Interstate 74.

Interstate 74 marker

Interstate 74
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 122.0 mi[1][2][3][4][5] (196.3 km)
Existed: 1997 – present
Mount Airy segment
Length: 17.0 mi[3] (27.4 km)
West end: I‑77 at the Virginia state line
East end: US 52 near Mount Airy
Piedmont Triad segment
Length: 86.0 mi[4] (138.4 km)
West end: I‑40 / US 311 in Winston-Salem
East end: US 220 near Ellerbe
Laurinburg segment
Length: 19.0 mi[5] (30.6 km)
West end:
US 74 / US 74 Bus. near Maxton
East end: US 74 / NC 41 near Lumberton
Location
Counties: Surry, Forsyth, Guilford, Randolph, Montgomery, Scotland, Robeson
Highway system
NC 73 US 74

Interstate 74 (I-74) is an Interstate Highway that is partially completed in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Currently in three distinct segments, when completed, it will traverse the state in a southeasterly direction from Virginia to South Carolina, connecting the cities of Winston-Salem, High Point, Asheboro, Rockingham, and Lumberton.

Route description[edit]

As of October 26, 2013, there is a total of 122.0 miles (196.3 km)[2] of Interstate 74, broken in three segments across the state: Mount Airy, the Piedmont Triad and Laurinburg areas.[6]

Piedmont Triad[edit]

The first section of I-74 begins at the Virginia state line (overlapped with I-77 for approximately 4 miles (6.4 km). After separation, it goes east and connects to US 52 near Mount Airy, where the first section ends.

I-74 is to be routed along US 52 from Mount Airy to Bethania, where it will then separate onto the new Winston-Salem Northern Beltway and go east around Winston-Salem before connecting to existing US 311 south of Kernersville. Under a new accelerated construction plan for the Beltway, right-of-way acquisition began in 2012 and construction to start in 2015. Until construction is completed, travelers wanting to connect between the first and second section of I-74 should stay on US 52 through downtown Winston-Salem, and then take I-40 east to I-74 East/US 311 south towards High Point.[7][8][9]

I-73/I-74/US 220, near Asheboro

The second section of I-74 extends along the US 311 freeway from the Guilford County line and beyond to High Point. This section was designated despite not having 10-foot shoulders, with the promise that shoulders would be widened later. Signs are to go up in Summer 2013. This section connects directly to another section,[10] called the High Point East Belt. It connects High Point with both I-85 Business and I-85. Construction recently completed June 7, 2013 extended the freeway an additional 8 miles to US 220/I-73 at mile marker 86 in Randleman.[11](Highway was to originally be completed by October 2012).[12]

I-74 joins with I-73/US 220 South in Randleman going south to Asheboro. The freeway is already completed, but was not allowed to be signed as a full interstate until the segment through Asheboro was upgraded to interstate standards. With that project complete signs should go up by October 2013.[11] The fourth section of I-74 (and I-73) starts along a bypass of Asheboro where a project to improve US 220 to interstate standards was completed, and interstate signs went up in 2012.[10][13][14]

Interstate 74 continues concurrently with I-73 and US 220 between I-73 mile markers 68-42 (26 miles (42 km)), the first section marked as I-74 (and I-73) in North Carolina in 1997. It continues south bypassing the towns of Seagrove, Biscoe and Candor. Visitor centers (completed in 2010) are located eastbound and westbound at mile marker 61.[15] After Exit 41 (Alternate U.S. 220), the freeway continues as Future I-73, Future I-74 and US 220 for another 16 miles (26 km) towards Rockingham. Though this part of I-73/I-74 was completed in 2008 and is up to interstate standards, it had not been accepted into the Interstate system by the FHWA by the time it was opened, necessitating the future shields. This situation was remedied on July 7, 2011 when the FHWA approved the addition of this segment to the interstate system.[16]

I-73/I-74/US 220, near Biscoe

Sandhills[edit]

At Rockingham, Future I-73 and I-74 will separate from current US 220 along a to-be-built bypass around the west of the city and then join the existing US 74 bypass freeway, which goes south around Rockingham and Hamlet. Future I-73 ends near the NC 38 exit where it is planned to be routed south into South Carolina. Future I-74 continues to the end of the freeway. Between Hamlet and Laurinburg is an at-grade expressway that will eventually be upgraded to Interstate standards.[17][18] At Laurinburg, I-74 is to use the Laurinburg Bypass was at the standard North Carolina freeway grade and signed as I-74 in 2008; however, NCDOT had to remove the signage the following year when FHWA ruled against using them until the freeway was up to Interstate standards.

The third section of I-74 is officially named the American Indian Highway, completed in 2008, this (19 miles (31 km)) section stretches from Maxton to south of Lumberton, connecting with I-95/US 301.[19] After NC 41, I-74 ends for the final time as the highway continues on as an at-grade expressway signed as Future I-74/US 74.[20]

East of Interstate 95[edit]

Future I-74 is to continue to follow US 74, going through the city of Whiteville and bypassing the town of Lake Waccamaw. Before the town of Bolton, it will separate from US 74 onto a proposed new freeway towards Shallotte, then go west on the proposed extension of the Carolina Bays Parkway into South Carolina. This entire section of I-74 is still under a Feasibility Study with several possible routing options, it thus may take years before connecting South Carolina. Current NCDOT plans suggest that construction may not begin until after 2020, and that this will likely be the last section of I-74 to be completed.[21][22]

Alternate names[edit]

Though the highway is commonly known as "I-74" throughout the state, the highway does have other known names it uses locally in areas.

  • American Indian Highway - official name of the 19 miles (31 km) section of I-74 in Robeson County (mile marker 191-213). It is named to honor the large American Indian population in Robeson County.[19]
  • Blue Star Memorial Highway – unofficial North Carolina honorary name of Interstate 74 in Randolph County (dedicated on June 7, 2013).[23][24]
  • High Point East Belt - road name in Guilford County.

History[edit]

The Intermodal Surface Transportation and Efficiency Act (ISTEA) of 1991 initially authorized the new high priority transportation corridor 5, tentatively known as Interstate 73, to travel from Michigan to South Carolina.[25] Because of several disputes to the routing, a compromise was reached in 1995, by Senator John Warner and Senator Lauch Faircloth, that extended Interstate 74 from its then current eastern terminus of Cincinnati, Ohio to overlap Interstate 73. In Virginia, I-74 would follow I-77 into North Carolina, while I-73 would go east to Roanoke then south along US 220 towards Greensboro.[26][27][28] However, when I-73 crossed a border between two states, the federal law authorizing the road required that the two states agree that their sections meet. Originally, both Carolinas selected a route running south from Rockingham, North Carolina. North Carolina had more money to spend on roads, though,[29] and on May 10, 1995, the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved North Carolina's plan for I-73 to run eastward to the coast and enter South Carolina at North Myrtle Beach.[30] Another compromise, between Senator Lauch Faircloth and Senator Strom Thurmond, agreed to have both interstates enter South Carolina: I-73 south of Rockingham and I-74 south of Wilmington.[31][32] After later amendments and the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century of 1996 (TEA-21), on July 25, 1996, AASHTO accepted Interstates 73/74 into the Interstate Highway System within the states of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia.[33]

I-74 & I-77 near Pine Ridge

The 12.6 miles (20.3 km) portion from south of Steeds north to south of Ulah was completed August 27, 1996, and was the first road marked as I-74 (and I-73).[34] Future signage was also installed north to the Greensboro area.[35] The remainder of 26 miles (42 km) of existing and new freeway between Ulah and Candor was also signed as I-73/I-74 along US 220.[36] In 1998, NC 752, a freeway spur of I-77 was renumbered as the segment of completed I-74, from I-77 to US 601. n June 30, 1999, the freeway was extended an additional 5 miles (8.0 km) to US 52, south of Mount Airy. In April 2001, I-74 was overlapped with I-77 from the Virginia state line to exit 101.[37]

On January 2008, an 16.8-mile (27.0 km) section of freeway was completed from Candor to Ellerbe; however, it was signed Future I-73/I-74.[38] On November 22, 2010, a 14-mile (23 km) section (known as the East Belt) was added between North Main Street in High Point to Cedar Square Road near Glenola. This also includes the 6.4 miles (10.3 km) section of new freeway that opened between I-85 Business Cedar Square Road.[39] On October 4, 2012, I-74 was extended west from High Point to Interstate 40, in Winston-Salem.[40]

On June 7, 2013, Interstate 74 extended 8 miles (13 km) east onto new primary routing from Cedar Square Road to I-73/US 220, near Randleman. Continuing in concurrency with I-73/US 220, in connects two segments of the interstate from Winston-Salem to Candor. By October, 2013, signage south of Candor to south of Ellerbe will be updated and be part of Interstate 74.[24]

The American Indian Highway and Laurinburg Bypass[edit]

On September 26, 2008, a 19 miles (31 km) section of I-74/US 74 was opened between Maxton to NC 41 near Lumberton, known as the American Indian Highway.[20] The Laurinburg Bypass was also resigned I-74/US 74 at the same time.[41] The following year the Laurinburg Bypass was removed of its I-74 designation by NCDOT, during the Summer, after a ruling from the FHWA (it was re-signed as a Future I-74 Corridor). The reason was that the section, though a freeway by North Carolina standards, it was not up to Interstate standards. It was also at this same time that NCDOT fixed an exit number error along mile markers 181-191.[41]

North Carolina Highway 752[edit]

NC 752
Location: Pine Ridge
Length: 1.0 mi[42] (1.6 km)
Existed: 1994–1998

North Carolina Highway 752 (NC 752) was the designation of the four-lane limited access highway that traversed from Interstate 77 to NC 89, near Pine Ridge. Established in 1994, it was a 1-mile (1.6 km) freeway spur. In 1998, the freeway was extended to US 601 and was renumbered as Interstate 74. Its short four year existence was simply to be a placeholder for I-74.[43]

Future[edit]

Pilot Mountain Parkway

From Mount Airy to Rural Hall, US 52 is planned to be upgraded to interstate standards. However it is currently flagged "Scheduled for Reprioritization," with no estimated cost or date established.[44]

The eastern section of the proposed Winston-Salem Northern Beltway is planned to carry I-74 around Winston-Salem to existing freeway portion of US 311 towards High Point. Currently parts of the project has been funded, with the first section to be built connecting US 158 to Business Interstate 40 scheduled for construction in 2014, with total estimated cost of $190 million.[8][45][46]

The Western Rockingham Bypass, from US 220 Alt, near Ellerbe, to US 74/US 74 Bus. interchange. Currently all right-of-way purchases have been completed along the proposed route, with construction beginning in 2014 (delayed from June 2013) on upgrading US 220 north of Rockingham. The remaining sections of the new bypass is currently scheduled to begin construction in late 2017; however, it is subject to reprioritization.[47]

The Rockingham-Hamlet Bypass to Laurinburg Bypass is planned to be upgraded to interstate standards. However it is currently flagged "Scheduled for Reprioritization," with no estimated cost or date established.[48]

Proposed new freeway in Columbus and Brunswick counties. It would traverse from Whiteville to the Carolina Bays Parkway in South Carolina. However it is currently flagged "Scheduled for Reprioritization," with no estimated cost or date established.[21][22][49][50][51]

Auxiliary routes in North Carolina[edit]

Interstate 274 around Winston-Salem is a bypass that is proposed, but not officially approved by AASHTO[8]

Exit list[edit]

County Location Mile[52] km Exit Destinations Notes
Surry State line 0.0 0.0 I‑77 north – Wytheville Current western terminus of Mount Airy segment of I-74
Pine Ridge 5.0 8.0 5 I‑77 south – Statesville South end of I-77 overlap
5.6 9.0 6 NC 89 – Mount Airy
  7.8 12.6 8 Red Brush Road
Mount Airy 11.0 17.7 11 US 601 – Mount Airy, Dobson
13.0 20.9 13 Park Drive
17.0 27.4 17 US 52 – Mount Airy Current eastern terminus of Mount Airy segment of I-74
  Cook School Road Upgrade to interstate standards (unfunded)[53]
  West Main Street – Pilot Mountain Upgrade to interstate standards (unfunded)[53]
Pilot Mountain NC 268 – Pilot Mountain, Elkin Upgrade to interstate standards (unfunded)[53]
  Pilot Knob Park Road – Pilot Mountain State Park Upgrade to interstate standards (unfunded)[53]
Stokes   Perch Road – Pinnacle Upgrade to interstate standards (unfunded)[53]
Forsyth King South Main Street – King, Tobaccoville Upgrade to interstate standards (unfunded)[53]
Moore-RJR Drive Upgrade to interstate standards (unfunded)[53]
Rural Hall Westinghouse Road Upgrade to interstate standards (unfunded)[53]
NC 65 – Rural Hall, Bethania Upgrade to interstate standards (unfunded)[53]
Bethania US 52 south – Winston-Salem Future interchange (unfunded)[8][45]
Winston-Salem NC 8 (Germanton Road) Future interchange (unfunded)[8][45]
Baux Mountain Road Future interchange (unfunded)[8][45]
Walkertown US 311 (New Walkertown Road) Future interchange (unfunded)[8][45]
US 158 (Reidsville Road) Future interchange (funded)[8][45]
Kernersville I‑40 Bus. / US 421 / NC 150 Future interchange (funded)[8][45]
Winston-Salem 55.2 88.8 55 I‑40 / US 311 north – Statesville, Greensboro North end of US 311 overlap; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Current western terminus of Piedmont Triad segment of I-74
56.6 91.1 56 Ridgewood Road
Union Cross 58.9 94.8 59 Union Cross Road
  60.3 97.0 60 High Point Road
Horneytown 63.0 101.4 63 NC 66 – Kernersville
Guilford High Point 65.0 104.6 65 North Main Street
66.4 106.9 66 Johnson Street
67.4 108.5 67 NC 68 (Eastchester Drive) to I‑40 – High Point, Greensboro To John Wesley College and Oak Hollow Mall
69.0 111.0 69 Greensboro Road To High Point University
70.3 113.1 70 Kivett Drive
71.1 114.4 71A East Green Drive
71.7 115.4 71B I‑85 Bus. / US 29 / US 70 – Thomasville, Greensboro
Archdale 75.2 121.0 75 I‑85 – Charlotte, Greensboro
Randolph Glenola 79.4 127.8 79 Cedar Square Road
Sophia 84.0 135.2 84 US 311 south – Randleman South end of US 311 overlap
Randleman 86.8 139.7 86 I‑73 north / US 220 north – Greensboro North end of I-73/US 220 overlap; eastbound left exit
Asheboro 87.9 141.5 79 Pineview Street
89.3 143.7 77 Spero Road
90.7 146.0 76
To US 220 Bus. north / North Fayetteville Street / Vision Drive
91.5 147.3 75 Presnell Street
92.4 148.7 74 NC 42 – Asheboro Left exit
94.0 151.3 72
A-B
A: US 64 east / NC 49 north – Raleigh
B: US 64 west / NC 49 south – Lexington, Charlotte
To North Carolina Zoo
95.1 153.0 71 McDowell Road
  98.7 158.8 68
US 220 Bus. north / NC 134 south – Ulah, Troy
To US 220 Alt
  100.9 162.4 65 New Hope Church Road To North Carolina Zoo
Seagrove 105.1 169.1 61 NC 705 – Seagrove, Robbins
  108.4 174.5 58 Black Ankle Road
Montgomery Ether 111.1 178.8 56
US 220 Alt. – Ether, Steeds
Star 114.2 183.8 52 Spies Road – Star, Robbins
Biscoe 117.4 188.9 49 NC 24 / NC 27 – Biscoe, Carthage, Troy
Candor 122.4 197.0 44 NC 211 – Candor, Pinehurst
Emery 125.5 202.0 41
US 220 south / US 220 Alt. north – Candor
South end of US 220 overlap
  127.4 205.0 39 Tabernacle Church Road
Richmond Norman 131.4 211.5 35 Moore Street – Norman
  133.2 214.4 33 NC 73 – Windblow, Plainview
  136.5 219.7 30 Haywood Parker Road
Ellerbe 138.8 223.4 28 To NC 73 west / Millstone Road
  141.5 227.7 25 US 220 north – Ellerbe Current eastern terminus of Piedmont Triad segment of I-74
  US 220 south – Rockingham Future interchange (funded)[54]
 
US 74 west / US 74 Bus. east – Wadesboro, Rockingham
Future interchange (funded)[54]
  Galestown Road – Cordova Built to interstate standards, signed future due to no connection to interstate
  US 1 to US 220 – Rockingham, Southern Pines, Cheraw Built to interstate standards, signed future due to no connection to interstate
  NC 177 – Hamlet, Cheraw Built to interstate standards, signed future due to no connection to interstate
  NC 38 – Bennettsville Built to interstate standards, signed future due to no connection to interstate
  I‑73 south – Bennettsville Future interchange (unfunded)[17][18][55][56]
  NC 381 – Hamlet, Gibson Built to interstate standards, signed future due to no connection to interstate[17][18][48]
 
US 74 Bus. west – Hamlet
Built to interstate standards, signed future due to no connection to interstate[17][18][48]
Scotland Laurel Hill NC 144 east (Old Wire Road) – Wagram Upgrade to interstate standards (unfunded)[41][48]
  181
US 74 Bus. – Laurinburg
Eastbound exit and westbound entrance; upgrade to interstate standards (unfunded)
Briefly was the western terminus of Laurinburg segment of I-74 in 2009[20]
  182 NC 79 – Laurinburg, Gibson Upgrade to interstate standards (unfunded)[20]
Laurinburg 183 US 15 / US 401 / US 501 north – Fayetteville, Aberdeen, Bennettsville North end of US 501 overlap; upgrade to interstate standards (unfunded)[20]
184
US 15 Bus. / US 401 Bus. – Laurinburg
Upgrade to interstate standards (unfunded)[20]
185 US 501 south – Raemon, Rowland South end of US 501 overlap; upgrade to interstate standards (unfunded)[20]
  186
To US 74 Bus. (Highland Road) – Laurinburg
Eastbound exit and westbound entrance; upgrade to interstate standards (unfunded)[20]
  187
US 74 Bus. – Laurinburg, Maxton
Upgrade to interstate standards (unfunded)[20]
  190 Airport Road – Laurinburg-Maxton Airport, Maxton Upgrade to interstate standards (unfunded)[20]
Robeson Maxton 194.5 313.0 194
US 74 Alt. east / US 74 Bus. west – Maxton
Signed as 194A (west) and 194B (east)
Current western terminus of Laurinburg segment of I-74
  197.8 318.3 197 Cabinet Shop Road
  200.5 322.7 200 NC 710 – Pembroke, Red Springs
  204.6 329.3 203 Dew Road – Pembroke
  208.6 335.7 207 Back Swamp Road
Lumberton 210.0 338.0 209 I‑95 / US 301 – Lumberton, Fayetteville, Florence Signed as 209A (south) and 209B (north)
211.3 340.1 210
US 74 Alt. west
213.8 344.1 213 NC 41 – Lumberton, Fairmont Current eastern terminus of Laurinburg segment of I-74
  NC 72 west / NC 130 west – Lumberton, Fairmont Upgrade to interstate standards (unfunded)[21][22][57]
Columbus Evergreen 229 NC 242 (Haynes Lennon Highway) – Bladenboro, Cerro Gordo Upgrade to interstate standards (unfunded)[52][21][22][57]
Chadbourn 233
US 74 Bus. east / NC 130 east / NC 410 – Chadbourn, Bladenboro
Upgrade to interstate standards (unfunded)[52][21][22][57]
235 US 76 west – Chadbourn, Fair Bluff Upgrade to interstate standards (unfunded)[52][21][22][57]
  238 Union Valley Road Upgrade to interstate standards (unfunded)[52][21][22][57]
Whiteville 241 US 701 – Whiteville, Clarkton Upgrade to interstate standards (unfunded)[52][21][22][57]
244
US 74 Bus. / US 76 Bus. west to NC 214 east – Whiteville, Lake Waccamaw
Upgrade to interstate standards (unfunded)[52][21][22][49][57]
Hallsboro Hallsboro Road Upgrade to interstate standards (unfunded)[21][22][49][57]
Lake Waccamaw Chauncey Town Road Upgrade to interstate standards (unfunded)[21][22][49][57]
Proposed Interstate 74 corridor from US 74/US 76 to US 17/South Carolina state line (route unconfirmed).[21][22][49][50][51]
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


References[edit]

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