Interstate 140 (abbreviated I-140) in North Carolina or the Wilmington Outer Loop is a planned 27-mile (44 km) spur of Interstate 40 near Wilmington, North Carolina. Its primary function is providing a bypass for U.S. Highway 17 around Wilmington, which is reflected in the original name for the road project, the U.S. 17 Wilmington Bypass. The bypass is being constructed in three sections which have different estimated completion dates. The middle section, extending west from Interstate 40 to U.S. Highway 421 is 8 miles (13 km) in length and is scheduled to be completed by the end of March 2006, 3 miles of this section from I-40 to NC 133 (Castle Hayne Road) opened in September 2005. The section extending east from Interstate 40 to US 17 near Scotts Hill is 7 miles (11 km) in length and is scheduled to be completed in June 2006. The final section, 12 miles (19 km) in length, extends west from U.S. Highway 421 to U.S. Highway 74 and U.S. Highway 76, and finally terminating at U.S. Highway 17. This section is not scheduled to begin construction until 2009 and several mitigating factors, such as a second river crossing, may delay its construction. Additionally, a proposed southern extention of Interstate 140 would extend the route 8 miles further southeasterly from U.S. Highway 17 to its terminus at US 421 south of Wilmington back across the Cape Fear River using the proposed Cape Fear Skyway Bridge. In November 2005 NCDOT named the soon to open I-140 bridge across the Cape Fear River north of Wilmington in honor of former mayor and businessman Dan Cameron. ...more on Wikipedia about "Interstate 140 (North Carolina)"
Interstate 240 (abbreviated I-240) is an interstate highway in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It is a bypass of Asheville, North Carolina. I-40 runs east/west to the south of the city, while I-240 runs in a half-circle around the north. The west end begins as a continuation of what was the northern or western terminus of I-26. That western end of I-240 is now being renumbered as I-26, as is I-181 in Tennessee, and the two are scheduled to connect in the next few years pending NCDOT completion. ...more on Wikipedia about "Interstate 240 (North Carolina)"
Interstate 26 (abbreviated I-26) is an east-west main route of the Interstate Highway System in the Southeastern United States. It runs from the junction of U.S. Route 11W and U.S. Route 23 in Kingsport, Tennessee generally south and southeast to U.S. Route 17 in Charleston, South Carolina. The portion from Mars Hill, North Carolina east (compass south) to Interstate 240 in Asheville is signed as Future I-26, as it does not yet meet Interstate standards; a short realignment is also planned in Asheville. North of Kingsport, US 23 continues north to Portsmouth, Ohio as Corridor B of the Appalachian Development Highway System, and beyond to Columbus as Corridor C. In conjunction with the Columbus- Toledo corridor formed by US 23, State Route 15 and Interstate 75, I-26 forms part of a mostly high-speed four-lane highway from the Great Lakes to the Southeast. ...more on Wikipedia about "Interstate 26"
Interstate 277 (abbreviated I-277) is a 4.41 mile loop in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina. The southern terminus (Interstate 77/ U.S. Highway 21) is located on the southwest side of downtown. I-277 loops around the downtown area and reconnects with I-77/US 21 north of downtown. It is known by two names: the John Belk Freeway along the southern and eastern edges of downtown, and the Brookshire Freeway along the northern edge. The roadway continues past the northern terminus as North Carolina 16, which connects to Interstate 85. This is the smallest diameter for any Interstate, because I-277's junctions with I-77/US 21 are two miles apart. ...more on Wikipedia about "Interstate 277 (North Carolina)"
Interstate 285 (abbreviated I-285) in North Carolina is a newly designated interstate route running 23 miles (37 km) from Lexington, NC ( Interstate 85: Exit 87) to Winston-Salem, NC ( Interstate 40: Exit 193). The route shares a segment of the existing U.S. Highway 52 freeway. The route was approved by AASHTO in September 2005 after receiving earlier approval from the FHWA in July 2005. NCDOT will be allowed to sign the route as Future I-285 until improvements are made to bring the road up to interstate standards. The $2.5 million project to improve the roadway should be completed by 2011. ...more on Wikipedia about "Interstate 285 (North Carolina)"
Interstate 295 (abbreviated I-295) when fully completed will be a 35 mile (56.5 km) loop around the west side of Fayetteville built to help relieve congestion through that city. I-295 is also known as the Fayetteville Outer Loop. Currently 7 miles (11.3 km) of the roadway are open from I-95 to US 401. The I-295 designation was approved by AASHTO in May 2005 following up upon earlier approval by the FHWA. Future I-295 signs were put up along the route when the section between I-95 and River Road opened in July 2005. The first section opened, in June 2003, ran only from River Road to US 401. At that time the road had no route shields. The only mention of a number was on street signs at the ramps, which said "I-295" (with an additional "FUTURE" on some). The route will be signed as a full interstate once parts of the highway (the bridge crossing the Cape Fear River and the interchange with I-95) are brought up to interstate standards. Construction on the next section of the Outer Loop, from US 401 to the All-American Freeway, is scheduled to start in 2008. The entire route south to I-95 near St. Pauls may not be completed until 2020. The interchanges along the opened section of the route are for US 13 and I-95, River Road and US 401. There are no exit numbers along the route at this time. ...more on Wikipedia about "Interstate 295 (North Carolina)"
Interstate 40 (abbreviated I-40) is a major west-east interstate highway in the United States. Its western terminus is at Interstate 15 in Barstow, California; its eastern terminus is at North Carolina State Highway 132 in Wilmington, North Carolina. ...more on Wikipedia about "Interstate 40"
Interstate 440 (abbreviated I-440) in North Carolina, also known as the Raleigh Beltline or Cliff Benson Beltline, is a 24-mile-(39-km)-long complete loop route circling central Raleigh. Labeled "inner" and "outer," it is one of the only interstate highways in the United States not labeled with compass directions (e.g. east/west). Traffic travels clockwise on the "inner" part of the loop and counterclockwise on the "outer" part of the loop. This designation often leads to confusion when traveling near Raleigh, especially with the addition of the I-540 "Outer Loop". In 2003, the inner/outer labeling was deprecated in favor of east-west designations. The 16-mile (26-km) segment of the road that is formally designated as I-440 starts at the intersection of Interstate 40 and U.S. Highway 1/ U.S. Highway 64 near Cary, North Carolina and runs north, then east, then south to the I-40 split in southeast Raleigh (from which I-40 eastbound heads to Wilmington, North Carolina). The 8-mile (13-km) portion of the loop in south Raleigh is signed as both I-440 and I-40, but is formally considered to be part of I-40, whose mile markers and exit numbers are used on that stretch. ...more on Wikipedia about "Interstate 440 (North Carolina)"
Interstate 485 (abbreviated I-485) is an Interstate highway and a partially-completed beltway around Charlotte, North Carolina. It is one of the newest members of the Interstate 85 family. ...more on Wikipedia about "Interstate 485"
Interstate 540 (abbreviated I-540) is the modern perimeter loop of Raleigh, North Carolina. The road is several miles further from downtown Raleigh than Interstate 440, the Cliff Benson Beltline. Known formally as the Northern Wake Expressway, the "Outer Loop" presently runs 16 miles (26 km) from I-40 near Raleigh-Durham International Airport around the northern part of Raleigh to U.S. Route 1 (Capital Boulevard) northeast of Raleigh. ...more on Wikipedia about "Interstate 540 (North Carolina)"
Interstate 73 (abbreviated I-73) is a main route of the Interstate Highway System, currently located entirely within the U.S. state of North Carolina. It is part of a longer planned corridor, defined by various Federal laws to run from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan to Charleston, South Carolina (later truncated to Georgetown), but only the part south from Huntington, West Virginia is presently under study. Closely related is the extension of Interstate 74 from Cincinnati, Ohio east to Georgetown, South Carolina, with several concurrencies planned. ...more on Wikipedia about "Interstate 73"
Interstate 74 (abbreviated I-74) is an interstate highway in the Midwestern and southeastern United States. Its western end is at an intersection with Interstate 80 in Bettendorf, Iowa; the eastern end of its Midwest segment is at an intersection with Interstate 75 in Cincinnati, Ohio. It also exists as several other disconnected sections of highways in North Carolina (see below); also see List of gaps in Interstate Highways. ...more on Wikipedia about "Interstate 74"
Interstate 77 (abbreviated I-77) is an interstate highway in the eastern United States. Its southern terminus is in Columbia, South Carolina at an intersection with Interstate 26; its northern terminus is in Cleveland, Ohio at an intersection with Interstate 90. ...more on Wikipedia about "Interstate 77"
Interstate 785 (abbreviated I-785) is the designation for a future interstate route that will run 45 miles (72 km) from Interstate 40 and Interstate 85 in Greensboro, North Carolina to U.S. Route 29 and U.S. Route 58/ U.S. Route 360 in Danville, Virginia. The designation was approved in 1997 at the request of a coalition of counties in North Carolina and Virginia who saw it as a way of improving the area's economy. Most of the route will be routed on the existing U.S. Route 29 north of Greensboro. Future I-785 will run between US 29 and its parent route, Interstate 85, east of Greensboro on the Greensboro Urban Loop, which will also carry the Interstate 840 designation. This highway is not due to be constructed until after 2012. The only current references to I-785 on US 29 are Future I-785 Corridor signs. While, with the upgrade of the Danville Expressway to a four lane route in 2004, the I-785 route in Virginia is complete, US 29 still needs to be upgraded to interstate standards in North Carolina between Greensboro and Reidsville before the route can be signed as an Interstate. Currently there are no projects planned to do so before 2012. ...more on Wikipedia about "Interstate 785"
Interstate 840 (abbreviated I-840) is a planned 21-mile (34 km) east-west auxiliary route of the Interstate Highway System, forming the majority of a beltway of Greensboro, North Carolina, United States. The full beltway, known as the Greensboro Urban Loop or Painter Boulevard, will carry Interstate 40 on its south half, and already carries Interstate 85 on its southeast half. It will also carry Interstate 73 from U.S. Route 220 south of downtown to the Bryan Boulevard northwest of downtown and Interstate 785 from I-40/I-85 east of downtown to U.S. Route 29 northeast of downtown. ...more on Wikipedia about "Interstate 840"
Interstate 85 (abbreviated I-85) is an interstate highway in the southeastern United States. Its southern terminus is at an intersection with Interstate 65 in Montgomery, Alabama; its northern terminus intersects with Interstate 95 in Petersburg, Virginia, near Richmond ( Map ). ...more on Wikipedia about "Interstate 85"
Interstate 85 Business (locally known as Green 85 because of the color of the shields) is a Business Loop of the Interstate Highway System, running from Interstate 85 southwest of Lexington, North Carolina through Lexington, Thomasville, High Point and Greensboro to I-85 east of Greensboro. It consists of two sections, separated by a 2-mile (3 km) concurrency with I-85. The southern section, the longer of the two, was once part of I-85 and later Temporary I-85; it includes several large non- freeway stretches. The northern section is a freeway, though not built to Interstate standards, and was I-85 until 2004, when that road was shifted to the Greensboro Bypass. Most of the northern section is still part of Interstate 40, which will become Interstate 40 Business when the next piece of the bypass opens. Except for the northernmost bit near Greensboro, the whole length is concurrent with U.S. Route 29 and U.S. Route 70. The southernmost 4 miles (6 km) are also part of U.S. Route 52, planned to become Interstate 285 in that area. ...more on Wikipedia about "Interstate 85 Business (North Carolina)"
Interstate 95 (abbreviated I-95) is an Interstate Highway that runs 1,927 miles (3,101 kilometers) north-south along the east coast of the United States. The southern terminus is in the city of Miami, Florida ( Map ), at a junction with U.S. Highway 1; the northern terminus is at the Canadian border at Houlton, Maine ( Map ), where it becomes New Brunswick Highway 95. ...more on Wikipedia about "Interstate 95"
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