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Old 11-27-2017, 10:03 AM
 
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Exit 17 is the Hwy. 321 exit off I-85.
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Old 12-02-2017, 11:02 AM
 
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Will I-74 be put on the Martin Luther King Jr parkway in Wilmington?
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Old 12-02-2017, 04:08 PM
 
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It was legislated by Congress in the early 1990's. Even if Congress hadn't made it into law, the corridor would have to be a different number since I-74 violates the numbering grid. Last year, NCDOT tried to get US-70 between I-40 near Raleigh and Morehead City designated as Future I-36, but AASHTO rejected it and changed it to I-42 because of the numbering violation. I-36 could've easily worked for US-74.
I had forgotten about the numbering grid thing, but the overall point I was making is that all of US-74 should be upgraded to an interstate between Wilmington and I-26 (south of Asheville). I didn't realize I-74 was legislated by Congress though. The current layout of I-74 seems like it's running generally north and south though, which I thought was what odd-numbered interstates were for.
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Old 12-02-2017, 09:03 PM
 
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Wow, nobody answered my question.
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Old 12-03-2017, 06:20 AM
 
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Wow, nobody answered my question.
Try the Wilmington forum.
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Old 12-03-2017, 07:49 AM
 
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I think the rest of US 74 is going to take the back burner once I-74 is completed between Rockingham and Wilmington, which is still years (decades?) away. Raleigh's focus right now is upgrading US 70 and US 17.

Sure, they may put up some "Future Interstate whatever" signs, but that's all that will happen for another several decades. The section that is already dedicated as an Interstate corridor is crawling along as it is. Upgrading the section between Hamlet and Laurinburg is only at the feasibility study phase. No major improvements are funded east of Lake Waccamaw.

Towards Charlotte, the Marshville and Wadesboro bypasses are unfunded. It's going to be another seven years to finish the Shelby bypass that started five years ago. The project to upgrade US 74 between the existing freeway and new bypass in Mooresboro is unfunded. Upgrading US 74 to Interstate standards between I-26 and the Shelby bypass is estimated at $80 million. Nobody in Raleigh is going to spend that kind money to pave shoulders on a rural freeway in western North Carolina when there are rural freeways in eastern North Carolina that need paved shoulders first.
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Old 12-03-2017, 08:10 AM
 
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Wow, nobody answered my question.
Just email NCDOT, if anybody knows, it would be them.

I thought "officially" it was still going to go to the Carolina Bays Parkway, end in SC and not even go to Wilmington?

I might be wrong, but it was only recently that the people/politicians were trying to get NCDOT to change their mind and continue it onto Wilmington instead.

If it does go to Wilmington, I could see it ending at the Cape Fear River on BUS 17 or follow I-140 over to and terminate at I-40.
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Old 12-03-2017, 10:22 AM
 
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Try the Wilmington forum.
I don't know where it is
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Old 12-03-2017, 10:55 AM
 
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The current layout of I-74 seems like it's running generally north and south though, which I thought was what odd-numbered interstates were for.
True, if you just looked at central NC, then I-74 does go more N/S than E/W, but you have to look at the big picture and in theory I-74 would run from Davenport, IA to Wilmington, NC or Myrtle Beach, SC. So it would be wider than in it is tall, overall, if that makes any sense.

Another example is I-40 from Raleigh to Wilmington, which almost runs due south, but if you pull back and see that I-40 goes from Wilmington, NC to Barstow, CA, (and possibly Bakersfield one day), then it falls in line with the proper N/S E/W orientation and numbering.

Are there interstates that break/violate the Odd N/S and Even E/W rule as a whole, sure, just look at I-26 when they extended it north to and past I-81, which makes the interstate taller than it is wider.
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Old 12-03-2017, 10:57 AM
 
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I don't know where it is
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