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Future Interstate 587 now signed in North Carolina

Future Interstate 587 signs are now posted along US 264 in Eastern North Carolina.  The freeway segment of US 264 from Zebulon to Greenville will be designated as Interstate 587 once the entire route is built to interstate standards.   The new signs were first posted on April 12, 2017.

Some Birthday Roadgeekery

For my 40th birthday, quite a few road friends were in town for the celebration.  So after some breakfast at the New York Diner.  Nine of us headed on a brief tour along old US 64 from Knightdale eastwards to Spring Hope.  For the entire set on Flickr - head over here.

First, we stopped and did a quick walk through my hometown of Knightdale.



From there it was out to Zebulon to get to old US 64.  One of the areas I wanted to revisit and show to the crew was the abandoned US 64 Tar River Bridge near Spring Hope.  The bridge is still in good shape and is a very popular fishing hole.


Finally, we did a walkabout in Spring Hope.



Also got a shot of what I understand to be the new standard for low frequency rail crossings.   The Yield signs have become a new requirement.  
Overall it was a quick but nice and enjoyable trip.  I will be working in the Spring Hope photos for a walkabout feature on the Carolina Crossroads Blog soon.

Former Greater Pittsburgh International Airport Terminal

For just over four decades, the former main terminal of Greater Pittsburgh International Airport was the city's gateway to the world.  Located nearly 20 miles west of Downtown Pittsburgh, the Joseph Hoover designed terminal would see millions of travelers pass through its doors.  Known best for the terrazzo compass in the main lobby, the terminal had many other distinguishing features.  The well landscaped entrance that led up to the curved stepped design of the terminal. Each level of the terminal would extend out further than the other allowing for numerous observation decks.  The most popular observation deck, the "Horizon Room", was located on the fourth floor.


From when it opened in the Summer of 1952 until its closing on September 30, 1992, the terminal would grow from a small regional airport to the main hub for USAir.  The terminal would see numerous expansions and renovations over its 40 years of service.  Expansions in 1959, 1972, and 1980 increased the capac…