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Photos from the new High Point section of I-74

Yesterday, I hit the road to check out the newly opened section of I-74 in High Point.

Route: NC 98, US 70, I-85, I-40, NC 66, US 311/I-74, NC 62, NC 22, NC 902, Pittsboro-Moncure Rd., US 1, I-40, I-440, US 64/264 home.

The entire roadtrip is on flickr - 93 photos in total - and can be accessed here.

The newest segment of Interstate 74 begins at the Main Street Interchange (Exit 65).  This was where Business US 311 split off into downtown High Point, but it's been recently decommissioned.



As you can see I-74 is shown on the overhead.  There is not a 'BEGIN' I-74 shield - so I-74 East just comes out from out of nowhere.

The I-74 East shield is also on an overhead at the next exit for Johnson St.



However, at this time there are not any I-74 shields on the ground or at the interchange ramps until Exit 71B - Business I-85.  If you are headed Eastbound, the first I-74 East shield stands after the I-85 interchange (Exit 75).



At Cedar Square Road, one of I-74 East's four '…

Road Signs and Hockey Players

I visit my old haunts of Oswego County, New York a few times a year. When I'm in Oswego, I tend to see a road sign honoring Oswego native Erik Cole, a National Hockey League player that many readers of this blog are aware plays for the Carolina Hurricanes. This sign rests next to a sign honoring my alma mater, SUNY Oswego, in their 2007 national championship in Division III men's ice hockey. It is certainly more noteworthy than the Shelby Lyons (who?) sign that used to adorn the entrances into the Port City of Central New York.



About ten miles to the south, in the city of Fulton, there is a new road sign honoring their hometown NHL player, Rob Schremp. Being someone who bleeds the blue and orange of the New York Islanders, this is especially nice to see, as the player affectionately nicknamed "Rob Schremp Hockey" has played for the Islanders for a couple of seasons now.

Tri-Ex Progress Photos

Given that this day is often devoted to leftovers, I thought I'd add at least one leftover post from NC. This from the trip Adam Prince and I took on October 17 to note progress on the two portions of the Triangle Parkway which took over 4 hours and stretched from the end of NC 147 in Durham to US 1 in Apex. Needless to say, a lot there to see for roads that won't be completed until at least the end of next year. I'll post photos and comments heading north to south.

I Triangle Parkway
A. Hopson Road Bridge and Interchange-
Not much had changed at NC 54, so we moved onto Hopson Road. Here, the temporary road to take traffic around the future bridge construction appeared complete:
It better be, because it is made up of three layers of asphalt to support construction vehicle traffic, as can be seen below:

B. Davis Drive-Work had begun on the northern support structure for the Triangle Parkway bridge:
If you remember the previous post of the southern part of this bridge, the archite…