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New I-795 (NC) Signage Photos

Since Easter seems to be new signage photo posting day, I'll continue with my new signage photos for I-795 that I took earlier Sunday.

As many of you may know, I-795 was established in the fall of 2007. While route markers went up in December 2007, changes in mile posts and exit numbers did not take place until late 2009 due to a focus on problems found with the route's asphalt surface. The signage update in 2009 was to mileposts and exit numbers only on I-795 and did not include changes on the 5-mile stretch with US 264 or on overhead signs. I took a road trip to find out if the new signs had finally been installed.
From the above, you can see the answer is yes. It also answers the question some had, would I-795 exits on US 264 use I-795 miles (as indicated on the state map) or US 264 miles, which many thought was more logical. The answer appears to be US 264 miles. One thing you can note from the above and this photo is:
that no direction is given for I-795. The Exit 43 B/A sign was also changed to reflect the return of US 117 to its old alignment, it used to have references to Alternate US 117. US 117 is noted in a secondary sign after the I-795 exit. The last changed sign going southbound makes it much easier for people to find I-795 than before:
A sole ground mounted I-795 sign was the only indicator the route exited, and it is still there. If you get off on I-795 by mistake:
You can still access US 301. (Sorry for the quality of the photos above, combination of sun angle and sticky pine pollen on the windshield).

If you are wondering how the pavement repair is going, they seem to have mostly finished the first layer going down on the right side of the road:
They are supposed to put another layer down over both lanes by this fall, hopefully this will last for more than a year.

They have also changed overhead signs northbound:
Notice they do provide a direction for I-795 here. There's a similar sign (without the 'To') after the merge with US 264. Wouldn't a 'To I-95' be useful here too? Speaking of, they've also placed new signs on I-95 as well:
It's somewhat unusual to see an overhead sign with 3 control cities, but necessary here.

I will follow up with another post later today about signage changes along I-40 near Raleigh, related to the removal of I-440 from I-40's route. This is a preview to keep you satisfied until then:

Comments

cranberries said…
Will I-795 ever get completed to I-40???

From WIlmington, it reduces aoubt 30 miles of driving to go through Goldsboro.

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