List of Interstate Highways in North Carolina

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Interstate Highways of North Carolina
Interstate 40 markerInterstate 85 Business markerInterstate 277 marker
Highway shields for Interstate 40, Interstate 85 Business Loop and Interstate 277
Map of Interstate highways in North Carolina
System information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 1,299 mi[1] (2,091 km)
Highway names
Interstates: Interstate nn (I-nn)
Business Loop: Interstate nn Business Loop
(I-nn Bus.)
System links

There are 17 Interstate Highways—7 primary and 10 auxiliary—that exist entirely or partially in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of December 31, 2013, the state had a total of 1,296 miles (2,086 km) of interstate routes and 70 miles (110 km) of interstate business routes, all maintained by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT).[1][2]


Primary Interstates[edit]

Number Length (mi)[3] Length (km) Southern or western terminus Northern or eastern terminus Formed Removed Notes
I‑26 53.67 86.37 I-26/US 23 at the TN state line I-26 at the SC state line 1966[4] current Gap in Asheville, signed as Future I-26.
I‑40 419.40 674.96 I-40 at the TN state line US 117/NC 132 in Wilmington 1958[5] current
I‑73 76.52 123.15 US 220 near Ellerbe I-840/Bryan Boulevard in Greensboro 1997[6] current
I‑74 69.61 112.03 US 74/NC 41 near Lumberton I-77 at the VA state line 1997[6] current Broken into three section: Mount Airy, Piedmont Triad and Laurinburg areas.
I‑77 102.31 164.65 I-77 at the VA state line I-77/US 21 at the SC state line 1965[7] current
I‑85 231.23 372.13 I-85 at the SC state line I-85 at the VA state line 1958[8] current
I‑95 181.71 292.43 I-95 at the SC state line I-95 at the VA state line 1958[9] current

Auxiliary Interstates[edit]

Number Length (mi)[10] Length (km) Southern or western terminus Northern or eastern terminus Formed Removed Notes
I‑140 6.80 10.94 US 17/US 421 near Navassa I-40/US 17 in Murraysville 2008[11] current
I‑240 9.14 14.71 I-26/I-40/US 74 in Asheville I-40/US 74A in Asheville 1980[12] current
I‑277 4.41 7.10 I-77/US 21/US 74 in Charlotte I-77/US 21/NC 16 in Charlotte 1981 current
Future I‑285 0 0 I-85/US 29/US 52/US 70 in Lexington I-40/US 52/US 311/NC 8 in Winston-Salem proposed Future designated along US 52.
Future I‑295 0 0 US 401 in Fayetteville I-95/US 13 in Eastover proposed Future designated along NC 295.
I‑440 16.40 26.39 I-40/US 1/US 64 in Raleigh I-40/US 64 in Raleigh 1991[13] current
I‑485 59.55 95.84 Charlotte 1996[14] current
I‑495 4.09 6.58 I-440/US 64/US 64 Bus. in Raleigh I-540/US 64/US 264 in Knightdale 2013[15] current Future designated along US 64 to Rocky Mount.
I‑540 27.30 43.94 I-40/NC 540 near Durham I-495/US 64/US 264 in Knightdale 1996[16] current
I‑785 2.21 3.56 I-40/I-85/I-85 Bus. in Greensboro US 70 in Greensboro 2013 current Future designated along US 29 to Danville.
I‑795 25.40 40.88 US 70 in Goldsboro I-95/US 264 in Wilson 2007[17] current
I‑840 5.77 9.29 I-40/I-73/US 421 in Greensboro I-40/I-85/I-85 Bus. in Greensboro 2011[18] current Broken into two sections.
  •       Future

Business routes[edit]

Number Length (mi) Length (km) Southern or western terminus Northern or eastern terminus Formed Removed Notes
I‑40 Bus. 18.50 29.77 I-40/US 421 in Winston-Salem I-40/US 421 in Colfax 1992[19] current Freeway grade business loop.
I‑40 Bus. 16.40 26.39 I-40/US 1/US 64 in Raleigh I-40/US 64/US 70/US 401 in Raleigh 1991[20] Was a freeway grade unsigned designated business loop along the northern half of the Raleigh beltway. Replaced by I-440.
I‑85 Bus. 43.00 69.20 I-85/US 29/US 52/US 70 in Lexington I-40/I-85 in Greensboro 1984 current Expressway grade business loop through Lexington and High Point; freeway grade business loop through Greensboro.
I‑95 Bus. 16.00 25.75 I-95 in Hope Mills I-95 in Eastover 1978[21] current Boulevard grade business loop.
I‑95 Bus. 44.60 71.78 I-40/US 301 in Kenly I-95 near Battleboro 1978[21] 1986[22] Was a boulevard grade business loop.
  •       Former

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b North Carolina Department of Transportation (May 7, 2013) (PDF). 2013-14 State Transportation Map (front) (Map). http://dotw-xfer01.dot.state.nc.us/imgdot/DOTStateTravelMap/travel_2013_pdf.pdf. Retrieved July 4, 2013.
  2. ^ "Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Route Log and Finder List: Table 3 - Interstate Routes". FHWA. Retrieved March 10, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Route Log and Finder List: Table 1 - Main Routes". FHWA. Retrieved March 10, 2014. 
  4. ^ "I-26 Fact Sheet" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. June 21, 2008. Retrieved June 20, 2014. 
  5. ^ "I-40 Fact Sheet" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. June 21, 2008. Retrieved June 20, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "I-73/I-74 (1996-09-20)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. September 20, 1996. Retrieved July 4, 2013. 
  7. ^ "I-77 Fact Sheet" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. June 21, 2008. Retrieved June 20, 2014. 
  8. ^ "I-85 Fact Sheet" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. June 21, 2008. Retrieved June 20, 2014. 
  9. ^ "I-95 Fact Sheet" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. June 21, 2008. Retrieved June 20, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Route Log and Finder List: Table 2 - Auxiliary Routes". FHWA. Retrieved March 10, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Vovici EFM Report: RN-08-03 (2008-12-15)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. December 15, 2008. Retrieved July 4, 2013. 
  12. ^ "I-240 (1980-11-01)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. November 1, 1980. Retrieved July 4, 2013. 
  13. ^ "I-440 (1991-07-16)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. July 16, 1991. Retrieved July 4, 2013. 
  14. ^ "I-485 (1996-12-04)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. December 4, 1996. Retrieved July 4, 2013. 
  15. ^ "North Carolina Gets a New Interstate, with the I-495 Designation near Raleigh". Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Department of Transportation. December 12, 2013. Retrieved December 12, 2013. 
  16. ^ "I-540 (1996-12-04)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. December 4, 1996. Retrieved July 4, 2013. 
  17. ^ "I-795 (2007-10-19)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. October 19, 2007. Retrieved July 4, 2013. 
  18. ^ "I-840 (2011-09-02)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. September 2, 2011. Retrieved July 4, 2013. 
  19. ^ "I-40 Bus (1992-11-09)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. November 9, 1992. Retrieved July 4, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Interstate 440 Route Change (07-16-1991)" (PDF). NCDOT. July 16, 1991. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  21. ^ a b "I-95 Bus (1978-05-01)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. May 1, 1978. Retrieved July 4, 2013. 
  22. ^ "I-95 Bus (1986-01-01)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. January 1, 1986. Retrieved July 4, 2013. 

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