Interstate 74 in North Carolina

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.

Interstate 74 marker

Interstate 74
Open segments of I-74 as of March 2015 in red
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length124.91 mi[1][2][3][4][5] (201.02 km)
Existed1997–present
Mount Airy segment
Length17.0 mi[3] (27.4 km)
West end I-77 at the Virginia state line
East end US 52 near Mount Airy
Piedmont Triad segment
Length88.91 mi[4] (143.09 km)
West end I-40 in Winston-Salem
East end US 220 near Ellerbe
Laurinburg segment
Length19.0 mi[5] (30.6 km)
West end
US 74 / US 74 Bus. near Maxton
East end US 74 / NC 41 near Lumberton
Location
CountiesSurry; Forsyth, Guilford, Randolph, Montgomery, Richmond; Scotland, Robeson
Highway system
NC 73US 74

Route descriptionEdit

As of September 27, 2018, there is a total of 124.91 miles (201.02 km)[2] of I-74, broken in three segments across the state: Mount Airy, the Piedmont Triad and Laurinburg areas.[6]

Piedmont TriadEdit

 
Southern terminus of the Mount Airy segment of I-74. Pilot Mountain can be seen in the background.

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 I-74 south of Kernersville. Under a new accelerated construction plan for the Beltway, right-of-way acquisition began in 2012 and construction started in December 2014. 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 towards High Point.[7][8][9]

 
I-73/I-74/US 220, near Asheboro

The second section of I-74 extends from the intersection with I-40 in Southeastern Winston-Salem to High Point. Until January 2019, this section of I-74 was concurrent with US 311. This section was designated despite not having 10-foot shoulders, with the promise that shoulders would be widened later. Signs were installed by August 2014. 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 completed on June 7, 2013 extended the freeway an additional 8 miles to US 220/I-73 at mile marker 86 in Randleman.[11] The highway was originally to 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 Highway standards in December 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]

I-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 U.S. 220 leaves the freeway, the route continues as I-73, I-74 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 was initially signed as a future Interstate route because it had not been accepted into the Interstate Highway System by the FHWA by the time it was opened, necessitating the posting of future shields. This situation was remedied on July 7, 2011 when the FHWA approved the addition of this segment to the Interstate Highway System.[16] The route was finally signed as Interstates 73 and 74 in the fall of 2013.[17]

 
I-73/I-74/US 220, near Biscoe

SandhillsEdit

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. The first section of the Bypass, four miles of upgraded US 220, is under construction with a planned completion date of March 2018.[18] 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.[19][20] 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.[21] After NC 41, I-74 ends for the final time as the highway continues on as an at-grade expressway signed as US 74/Future I-74 Corridor.[22]

East of I-95Edit

Future I-74 is to continue to follow US 74, going through the city of Whiteville and bypassing the town of Lake Waccamaw. While there are no funded projects to upgrade the entire highway to Interstate standards, NCDOT is funding several smaller projects to replace intersections with interchanges for several of the remaining cross streets, including for NC 72/NC 130 north of Boardman and replacing other intersections with grade separations, such as with Old US 74 near Evergreen over the next ten years.[23] 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 reaching 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.[24][25]

Alternate namesEdit

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.[21]
  • Blue Star Memorial Highway—unofficial North Carolina honorary name of I-74 in Randolph County (dedicated on June 7, 2013).[26][27]
  • High Point East Belt—road name in Guilford County.

HistoryEdit

The Intermodal Surface Transportation and Efficiency Act (ISTEA) of 1991 initially authorized the new high priority transportation corridor 5, tentatively known as I-73, to travel from Michigan to South Carolina.[28] Because of several disputes to the routing, a compromise was reached in 1995, by Senator John Warner and Senator Lauch Faircloth, that extended I-74 from its then current eastern terminus of Cincinnati, Ohio, to overlap I-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.[29][30][31] 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,[32] 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.[33] 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.[34][35] 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.[36]

 
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).[37] Future signage was also installed north to the Greensboro area.[38] 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.[39] 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. On 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.[40]

In 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.[41] 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.[42] On October 4, 2012, I-74 was extended west from High Point to I-40, in Winston-Salem.[43]

On June 7, 2013, I-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, it now connects two segments of the Interstate from Winston-Salem to Candor.

American Indian Highway and Laurinburg BypassEdit

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.[22] The Laurinburg Bypass was also resigned I-74/US 74 at the same time.[44] 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.[44]

North Carolina Highway 752Edit

 

North Carolina Highway 752
LocationPine Ridge, North Carolina
Length1.0 mi[45] (1.6 km)
Existed1994–1998

North Carolina Highway 752 (NC 752) was the designation of the four-lane limited access highway that traversed from I-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 I-74. Its short four-year existence was simply to be a placeholder for I-74.[46]

FutureEdit

 
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.[47]

The section from 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] When this section opened it was signed "Future I-74" but those signs were taken down in Fall 2016.[49]

A proposed new freeway in Columbus and Brunswick counties 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.[24][25][50][51][52]

Winston-Salem Northern BeltwayEdit

 

North Carolina Highway 74
LocationWinston-Salem, North Carolina
Length16.76 mi (26.97 km)

The eastern section of the proposed Winston-Salem Northern Beltway is planned to carry I-74 around Winston-Salem, connecting to the existing section of I-74 near High Point. It will carry the designation NC 74 until the entire eastern section of the road is complete from US 52 to the existing section of I-74, at which point the designation will be replaced with I-74.[53]

The first section to go to construction, connecting US 158 and US 421 (Salem Parkway), began in December 2014[8][54] and was scheduled to open in fall of 2019.[53] The next segment, from US 311 to US 158, began construction in 2018. A contract for the section between NC 66 and US 311 was awarded the same year,[55] with construction beginning in 2019. The remaining section between US 421 and the existing I-74 is scheduled to begin construction in 2020[8][55] and to open in 2024.[53]

Rockingham bypassEdit

A western bypass of Rockingham is planned, beginning at the partially-built trumpet interchange with US 220 where I-73 and I-74 currently end, and running southwest to the trumpet interchange between US 74 and US 74 Business, which will be reconfigured to accommodate the new bypass. Construction was initially scheduled for 2026, but was rescheduled for late 2019, and is planned to last three years, costing $146.1 million.[56][57] Upon completion of the bypass, I-74 will be designated along its length and along US 74 around Rockingham and Hamlet, terminating east of Hamlet at US 74 Business.[58] The bypass will also carry I-73, which will terminate at the interchange with US 74 west of Rockingham until the section of I-73 extending into South Carolina is completed.[58]

Exit listEdit

CountyLocationmi[59]kmExitDestinationsNotes
Surry0.00.0  I-77 north – WythevilleWestern terminus of I-74 at Virginia state line
Pine Ridge5.08.05  I-77 south – StatesvilleSouth end of I-77 overlap
5.69.06  NC 89 – Mount Airy
7.812.68Red Brush Road
Mount Airy11.017.711  US 601 – Mount Airy, Dobson
13.020.913Park Drive
17.027.417  US 52 north – Mount Airy
Route transition from I-74 to Future I-74
Cook School RoadExisting interchanges of US 52 (upgrade to Interstate standards, unfunded)[60]
West Main Street – Pilot Mountain
Pilot Mountain  NC 268 – Pilot Mountain, Elkin
Pilot Knob Park Road – Pilot Mountain State Park
StokesPerch Road – Pinnacle
ForsythKingSouth Main Street – King, Tobaccoville
Moore-RJR Drive
Rural HallWestinghouse Road
41A  NC 65 – Rural Hall, BethaniaUnder construction (completion scheduled for September 2022)[8] [61]
Bethania41B  US 52 south – Winston-Salem
Winston-Salem43  NC 8 (Germanton Road)Under construction (completion scheduled for September 2021)
45Baux Mountain RoadUnder construction (completion scheduled for September 2021)
Walkertown49  US 311 (New Walkertown Road)Under construction (completion scheduled for December 2020)
50  US 158 (Reidsville Road)Future interchanges of NC 74 (under construction, to be completed late 2019)[8][61]
Kernersville53   US 421 / NC 150
Winston-Salem  I-40 – Statesville, GreensboroFuture interchange
55.288.8Route transition from Future I-74 to I-74
55  I-40 – Statesville, GreensboroTemporary designation of I-74, future NC 192
56.691.156Ridgewood Road
Union Cross  NC 192 west – Winston-SalemFuture interchange
58.994.859Union Cross Road
60.397.060High Point Road
Horneytown63.0101.463  NC 66 – Kernersville
GuilfordHigh Point65.0104.665North Main Street
66.4106.966Johnson Street
67.4108.567  NC 68 (Eastchester Drive) – High Point, GreensboroTo Piedmont Triad International Airport and High Point University
69.0111.069Greensboro Road
70.3113.170Martin Luther King Jr. DriveFormerly named Kivett Drive[62]
71.1114.471AEast Green Drive
71.7115.471B    I-85 Bus. / US 29 / US 70 – Thomasville, Greensboro
Archdale75.2121.075  I-85 – Charlotte, Greensboro
RandolphGlenola79.4127.879Cedar Square Road
Sophia84.0135.284Old US Highway 311
Randleman86.8139.786   I-73 north / US 220 north – GreensboroNorth end of I-73/US 220 overlap; eastbound left exit
Asheboro87.9141.579Pineview Street
89.3143.777Spero Road
90.7146.076   
  To US 220 Bus. north / North Fayetteville Street / Vision Drive
91.5147.375Presnell Street
92.4148.774  NC 42 – AsheboroLeft exit; western terminus of NC 42
94.0151.372
A-B
A:    US 64 east / NC 49 north – Raleigh
B:    US 64 west / NC 49 south – Lexington, Charlotte
To North Carolina Zoo
95.1153.071McDowell Road
 
  US 64 Byp.
Future interchange (under construction, to be completed by May 2020)[63]
98.7158.868    
   US 220 Bus. north / NC 134 south – Ulah, Troy
To US 220 Alt
100.9162.465New Hope Church RoadTo North Carolina Zoo
Seagrove105.1169.161  NC 705 – Seagrove, Robbins
108.4174.558Black Ankle Road
MontgomeryEther111.1178.856   
  US 220 Alt. – Ether, Steeds
Star114.2183.852Spies Road – Star, Robbins
Biscoe117.4188.949   NC 24 / NC 27 – Biscoe, Carthage, Troy
Candor122.4197.044  NC 211 – Candor, Pinehurst
Emery125.5202.041    
   US 220 south / US 220 Alt. north – Candor
South end of US 220 overlap
127.4205.039Tabernacle Church Road
RichmondNorman131.4211.535Moore Street – Norman
133.2214.433  NC 73 – Windblow, Plainview
136.5219.730Haywood Parker Road
Ellerbe138.8223.428  To NC 73 west / Millstone Road
141.5227.725  US 220 north – Ellerbe
23Dockery Road / Haywood Cemetery Road
22   I-73 end / US 220 south – RockinghamPartial interchange (rest to be constructed by 2028)[64]
Route transition from I-74 to Future I-74
16  
   US 74 west / US 74 Bus. east – Wadesboro, Rockingham
Future interchange (funded)[64]
15Galestown Road – CordovaExisting interchanges of US 74
   US 1 to US 220 – Rockingham, Southern Pines, Cheraw
  NC 177 – Hamlet, Cheraw
  NC 38 – Bennettsville
  I-73 south – BennettsvilleFuture interchange (unfunded)[19][20][65][66]
  NC 381 – Hamlet, GibsonExisting interchanges of US 74 [19][20][48]
 
  US 74 Bus. west – Hamlet
ScotlandLaurel Hill  NC 144 east (Old Wire Road) – WagramExisting interchanges of US 74 (upgrade to Interstate standards, unfunded)[44][48][22]
180.4290.3181 
  US 74 Bus. – Laurinburg
181.2291.6182  NC 79 – Laurinburg, Gibson
Laurinburg182.8294.2183    US 15 / US 401 / US 501 north – Fayetteville, Aberdeen, BennettsvilleExisting interchanges of US 74 / US 501 (upgrade to Interstate standards, unfunded)[22]
183.2294.8184    
   US 15 Bus. / US 401 Bus. – Laurinburg
184.1296.3185  US 501 south – Rowland, Myrtle Beach
185.8299.0186 
  To US 74 Bus. (Highland Road) – Laurinburg
Existing interchanges of US 74 (upgrade to Interstate standards, unfunded)[22]
186.6300.3187 
  US 74 Bus. – Laurinburg, Maxton
189.4304.8190Airport Road – Laurinburg–Maxton Airport, Maxton
RobesonMaxton190.8307.1191  NC 71 – Maxton, Red Springs
194.0312.2Route transition from Future I-74 to I-74
194  
   US 74 Alt. east / US 74 Bus. west – Maxton
Signed as 194A (west) and 194B (east)
197.0317.0197Cabinet Shop Road
200.7323.0200  NC 710 – Pembroke, Red Springs
203.9328.1203Dew Road – Pembroke
207.9334.6207Back Swamp Road
Lumberton209.3336.8209   I-95 / US 301 – Lumberton, Fayetteville, FlorenceSigned as 209A (south) and 209B (north)
210.5338.8210 
  US 74 Alt. west
213.1343.0213  NC 41 – Lumberton, Fairmont
213.6343.8Route transition from I-74 to Future I-74
219.4353.1219Broadridge Road (SR 2220)Completed November 2019
   NC 72 west / NC 130 west – Lumberton, FairmontPreliminary engineering scheduled to begin in January (start scheduled for 2022)
ColumbusBoardmanOld Boardman Road (SR 1506)Funded upgrade to interchange starting in 2021 (Project reinstated from suspended list)
Evergreen228.9368.4228  NC 242 (Haynes Lennon Highway) – Bladenboro, Cerro GordoCurrent interchanges of US 74 (upgrade to Interstate standards, unfunded)[24][25][23]
Chadbourn233.7376.1233   
    US 74 Bus. east / NC 130 east / NC 410 – Chadbourn, Bladenboro
235.7379.3235  US 76 west – Chadbourn, Fair BluffExisting interchanges of US 74 / US 76 (upgrade to Interstate standards, unfunded)[24][25][23]
238.5383.8238Union Valley Road
Whiteville241.4388.5241  US 701 – Whiteville, Clarkton
244.3393.2244   
    US 74 Bus. / US 76 Bus. west to NC 214 east – Whiteville, Lake Waccamaw
Hallsboro248.0399.1248Hallsboro Road (SR 1001)Under construction (to be completed early 2021)
Lake WaccamawChauncey Town Road (SR 1735)Preliminary engineering scheduled to begin in January (start date scheduled for 2022)
Old Lake Road (SR 1740)Preliminary engineering scheduled to begin in January (start date scheduled for 2022; combined with intersection above)
Bolton258.4415.9258  NC 211 – Bladenboro, SouthportLast exit with I-74 exit number on US 74
Proposed Interstate 74 corridor from US 74/US 76 to US 17/South Carolina state line (route unconfirmed).[24][25][50][51][52]
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Auxiliary routesEdit

Interstate City Type Notes
  Interstate 274 Winston-Salem Bypass Future designation along NC 452.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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