Skip to main content

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.

Popular posts from this blog

Check the box: Interstate 495 to 87 conversion administratively approved

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials have recently approved North Carolina's application to remove the short-lived Interstate 495 and future I-495 from Raleigh to Rocky Mount.  This administrative move most likely will result in North Carolina signing Interstate 87 and Future I-87 on the entire corridor in the near future.

Approved in 2013, Interstate 495 was first signed in 2014 along US 64 from Interstate 440 in Raleigh to Interstate 540 in Knightdale.  The remaining segment of highway to Rocky Mount was signed as Future Interstate 495.  However, in 2016, North Carolina's congressional legislators were able to get language in the 2015 FAST ACT designating the US 64/US 13/US 17 corridor from Raleigh to Norfolk as an Interstate.  In 2016, the FHWA and AASHTO designated this entire corridor (including the existing Interstate and Future 495) as Interstate 87.  (NCDOT had applied for Interstate 89 along this route.)

It is currently unknown when t…

The story on how the unbuilt US 40 Expressway in Brownsville took 40 years to complete.

For nearly four decades, the four lane US 40 just east of Brownsville came to an abrupt end - shown in the photo above - at Grindstone Road in Redstone Township.   In the late 1960s, what was then the Pennsylvania Division of Highways (PennDOH) extended a new four lane alignment of US 40 eastwards from Broadway Street slightly over one mile to Grindstone Road where an incomplete diamond interchange was built.  Earlier in the decade, PennDOH had built a four lane US 40 in Washington County into Brownsville complete with a new crossing over the Monongahela River known as the Lane Bane Bridge.  This new highway and bridge allowed US 40 to bypass the older Intercounty Bridge and downtown Brownsville. 

After this new highway opened, nothing would happen to it for nearly forty years.  US 40 traffic would use the ramps for this planned diamond interchange and then jog on Grindstone Road briefly before continuing towards Uniontown on the original National Road. 
What is unknown (at least to…

A quick Illinois and Wisconsin Road Trip

Recently, I was in the Chicago area and was able to explore the area north of Chicago and Wisconsin in my downtime.  I pretty much did a loop that consisted of Interstate 94, Interstate 43, US 12, Illinois Route 120, and Illinois Route 60.  It was my first real time exploring the area.  I ended up gaining an additional five counties on the trip bringing my total to just short of 1100, 1099 to be exact.

For the entire flickr set of photos for this trip, please head here.

Just prior to entering Wisconsin on Interstate 94, you will come across this sign.  Out of nowhere, Interstate 41 appears.  And if you aren't hip to changes on your map, Interstate 41 is a rather recently new interstate that runs from Green Bay to just about a mile inside the Illinois border.  Interstate 41 is an upgraded routing of the US 41 freeway that runs from Milwaukee to Green Bay; however, it was added along Interstate's 894 and 94 South of Milwaukee to where US 41 leaves I-94.  In fact, throughout the…