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Interstate 540 Opening

Well, it's been covered in detail by many. But another nine miles or so of I-540 opened in Raleigh on Tuesday the 16th. I finally checked it out this afternoon. the new highway is nothing out of the ordinary, although it does a lot for traffic flow in Northeast Raleigh and Eastern Wake County.

With my company's office now off of I-540, the new highway would have been a blessing for me at my former apartment off of US 401. There is one 'roadgeek' surprise on the new highway. Between US 64 Business and the US 64/264 freeway in Knightdale, there are a set of Interstate 540 North Carolina shields. (One in each direction.) So here it is.

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Wow, nice find! Especially since the state named interstate shields are very rare there, i think i spotted maybe like 2 on 77, 3 on 85, and 1 i saw on 95 when ive drivin thru NC.
Welcome back south and great find on the new I-540 section.

One of these days, I gotta just make a roadtrip up there to do some "clinching" (if for no other reason).

Georgia never seems to be consistent when putting up new Interstate shields. Some will be "neutered" and others will have the state name on it.

BTW, Florida and Virginia also seem to have been going back to using the state names on theirs (at least in some places). Could this be a trend?
Billy said…
I'd like to check I-540 out sometime, but I'm rarely in the Raleigh area.

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