List of Interstate Highways in North Carolina

There are 19 Interstate Highways—8 primary and 11 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]

Interstate Highways of North Carolina
Interstate 40 markerInterstate 485 markerInterstate 85 Business marker
Highway shields for Interstate 40, Interstate 485, and Interstate 85 Business Loop
Map of Interstate highways in North Carolina in 2008.
System information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length1,299 mi[1] (2,091 km)
Highway names
InterstatesInterstate nn (I-nn)
Business Loop:Interstate nn Business Loop
(I-nn Bus.)
System links

Primary InterstatesEdit

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 01966-01-011966[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 01958-01-011958[5] current
 
  Future I-42
I-40/US 70 near Garner US 70 in Morehead City proposed Future designation along US 70.[6]
  I-73 76.52 123.15 US 220 near Ellerbe US 220 in Summerfield 01997-01-011997[7] current One segment currently open between Greensboro and Ellerbe. Scheduled to be extended to Virginia and South Carolina borders.
  I-74 69.61 112.03 I-77 at the VA state line US 74/NC 41 near Lumberton 01997-01-011997[7] current Three open segments in Mount Airy, Piedmont Triad and Laurinburg areas. Will be continuous once completed.
  I-77 102.31 164.65 I-77/US 21 at the SC state line I-77 at the VA state line 01965-01-011965[8] current
  I-85 231.23 372.13 I-85 at the SC state line I-85 at the VA state line 01958-01-011958[9] current
  I-87 12.6 20.3 I-40/US 64 in Raleigh US 64/US 64 Bus in Wendell 02017-01-012017 current Future designated along US 64 and US 17 to Norfolk, Virginia.[6]
  I-95 181.71 292.43 I-95 at the SC state line I-95 at the VA state line 01958-01-011958[10] current
  •       Future

Auxiliary InterstatesEdit

Number Length (mi)[11] Length (km) Southern or western terminus Northern or eastern terminus Formed Removed Notes
  I-140 21.00 33.80 US 17 near Winnabow I-40 / NC 140 in Murraysville 02008-01-012008[12] current
  I-240 9.14 14.71 I-26 / I-40 / US 74 in Asheville I-40 / US 74A in Asheville 01980-01-011980[13] current
   
  Future I-274
US 158 in Clemmons Future I-74 / US 52 in Bethania proposed Future designation along NC 452.
  I-277 4.41 7.10 I-77 / US 21 / US 74 in Charlotte I-77 / US 21 / NC 16 in Charlotte 01981-01-011981 current
  I-285 23.0 37.0 I-85 / US 29 / US 52 / US 70 in Lexington I-40 / US 52 / US 311 / NC 8 in Winston-Salem 02018-01-012018[14] current Ground mounted signs November 2018 along US 52.
  I-295 NC 24 / NC 87 in Fayetteville I-95 / US 13 in Eastover 02019-01-012019 current
  I-440 16.40 26.39 I-40 / US 1 / US 64 in Raleigh I-40 / US 64 in Raleigh 01991-01-011991[15] current
  I-485 67.60 108.79 Charlotte 01988-01-011988[16] current
  I-495 4.09 6.58 I-440 / US 64 / US 64 Bus. in Raleigh I-540 / US 64 / US 264 in Knightdale 02013-01-012013[17] 02017-01-012017 Was originally planned to continue along US 64 to Rocky Mount; replaced by I-87.
  I-540 27.30 43.94 I-40 / NC 540 near Durham I-495 / US 64 / US 264 in Knightdale 01997-01-011997[18] current Northern (untolled) half of the Raleigh Outer Loop. Partially completed (toll) southern half designated NC 540.
   
  Future I-587
US 64 / US 264 in Zebulon US 264 in Greenville proposed Future designation along US 264.[19]
  I-785 7.00 11.27 I-40 / I-85 / I-85 Bus. in Greensboro US 29 in Greensboro 02013-01-012013[20] current Future designated along US 29 to Danville, Virginia.
  I-795 25.40 40.88 US 70 in Goldsboro I-95 / US 264 in Wilson 02007-01-012007[21] current
  I-840 5.77 9.29 I-40 / I-73 / US 421 in Greensboro I-40 / I-85 / I-85 Bus. in Greensboro 02011-01-012011[22] current Northern half of Greensboro Urban Loop. Two short open sections at the eastern and western termini.
  •       Former
  •       Future

Business routesEdit

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 01992-01-011992[23] 02020-01-012020 Was a freeway grade business loop. Now Salem Parkway.
  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 01991-01-011991[24] Was a freeway grade unsigned designated business loop along the northern half of the Raleigh beltway. Replaced by I-440.
  I-85 Bus. 29.80 47.96 I-85/US 29/US 52/US 70 in Lexington I-85/US 29/US 70 in Greensboro 01984-01-011984 current Expressway grade business loop.
  I-95 Bus. 16.00 25.75 I-95 in Hope Mills I-95 in Eastover 01978-01-011978[25] current Boulevard grade business loop.
  I-95 Bus. 44.60 71.78 I-95/US 301 in Kenly I-95 near Battleboro 01978-01-011978[25] 01986-01-011986[26] Was a boulevard grade business loop.
  •       Former

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b 2013-14 State Transportation Map (front) (PDF) (Map). North Carolina Department of Transportation. May 7, 2013. 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. Archived from the original on June 21, 2008. Retrieved June 20, 2014.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  5. ^ "I-40 Fact Sheet" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. June 21, 2008. Archived from the original on June 21, 2008. Retrieved June 20, 2014.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  6. ^ a b "North Carolina Gains Names for Two New Interstate Designations" (Press release). Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Department of Transportation. May 25, 2016. Retrieved May 25, 2016.
  7. ^ a b "I-73/I-74 (1996-09-20)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. September 20, 1996. Retrieved July 4, 2013.
  8. ^ "I-77 Fact Sheet" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. June 21, 2008. Archived from the original on June 21, 2008. Retrieved June 20, 2014.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  9. ^ "I-85 Fact Sheet" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. June 21, 2008. Archived from the original on June 21, 2008. Retrieved June 20, 2014.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  10. ^ "I-95 Fact Sheet" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. June 21, 2008. Archived from the original on June 21, 2008. Retrieved June 20, 2014.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  11. ^ "Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Route Log and Finder List: Table 2 - Auxiliary Routes". FHWA. Retrieved March 10, 2014.
  12. ^ "Vovici EFM Report: RN-08-03 (2008-12-15)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. December 15, 2008. Retrieved July 4, 2013.
  13. ^ "I-240 (1980-11-01)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. November 1, 1980. Retrieved July 4, 2013.
  14. ^ "I-285 (2018-02-01)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. February 1, 2018. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  15. ^ "I-440 (1991-07-16)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. July 16, 1991. Retrieved July 4, 2013.
  16. ^ Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering (June 7, 1988). "Route Numbering Committee Agenda" (PDF) (Report). Washington, DC: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. p. 2. Retrieved June 5, 2015 – via Wikimedia Commons.
  17. ^ "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.
  18. ^ "I-540 (1996-12-04)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. December 4, 1996. Retrieved July 4, 2013.
  19. ^ "Governor McCrory Announces Designation for U.S. 264 to Greenville" (Press release). North Carolina Department of Transportation. November 21, 2016. Retrieved November 24, 2016.
  20. ^ "I-785 (2013-07-31)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. July 31, 2013. Retrieved August 28, 2013.
  21. ^ "I-795 (2007-10-19)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. October 19, 2007. Retrieved July 4, 2013.
  22. ^ "I-840 (2011-09-02)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. September 2, 2011. Retrieved July 4, 2013.
  23. ^ "I-40 Bus (1992-11-09)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. November 9, 1992. Retrieved July 4, 2013.
  24. ^ "Interstate 440 Route Change (07-16-1991)" (PDF). NCDOT. July 16, 1991. Retrieved November 16, 2013.
  25. ^ a b "I-95 Bus (1978-05-01)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. May 1, 1978. Retrieved July 4, 2013.
  26. ^ "I-95 Bus (1986-01-01)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. January 1, 1986. Retrieved July 4, 2013.

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