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Ribbon-Cutting Event Commemorates the Wilmington Bypass Nearing Completion

WILMINGTON—Friday morning marked a major milestone for the City of Wilmington and surrounding areas as local legislators and state transportation officials gathered to cut a ceremonial ribbon for the Interstate-140/Wilmington Bypass. The project is in its final phase of construction, with the N.C. Department of Transportation hoping to open the last section of the highway […]

25 Most Deadly Highways in the US

January is the most dangerous month to be traveling on Interstate 4 in Florida, which runs between Tampa and Daytona Beach. The most likely day of the month for there to be a deadly accident on that span is the 10th. Sunday is the worst day of the week for the 132 miles between Tampa […]


Where should I-87 go? Locals: No reroute through Currituck

by William F. West October 27, 2017: Pasquotank County officials say they’re “dead set” against any effort to reroute the proposed Raleigh-to-Norfolk I-87 interstate through Currituck County and connect with Virginia Highway 168. Commissioner Jeff Dixon said at last week’s Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Economic Development Commission meeting that county commissioners want the proposed interstate to follow […]

Officials consider bond for quicker I-87

North Carolinians agreed to borrow $2 billion last year to support higher education and infrastructure. Should they borrow a similar amount to more quickly build Interstate 87 and other important roads? Some local officials say yes. >>READ MORE

Have you driven on Interstate 87 Yet?

RALEIGH — Drivers in the Triangle may notice some new interstate highway signs, after the N.C. Department of Transportation erected the familiar red and blue shields for Interstate 87 on the southeast corner of the Beltline and on U.S. 64/264 between Raleigh and Wendell. I-87 will one day run from Raleigh to the Hampton Roads region […]

Hampstead Bypass Accelerated by 5 Years

News Release: For Immediate Release Transportation Officials Brief Pender County Commission WILMINGTON – State transportation officials met with Pender County Commissioners Aug. 7 concerning the Hampstead Bypass project and provided them the latest information on the project’s acceleration and design. The N.C. Department of Transportation was able to move the project forward by nearly five years by […]

US 64 Status Report

US 64 Nash County – Interchange at I-95 and Sunset Ave. (U-5026) Deliverable Total cost: $46.499 million (National Highway Program) Division Tier Unfunded: $0 Right of Way – Beginning 2019 ($12 million) Construction – Beginning 2019 ($33.399 million) Project Manager Roadway: US 64 Nash County – Widen Bridge at Old Carriage Rd. (U-5995) Not Deliverable […]

Status Report for US 17 Corridor

US 17 Project Delivery Summary Current Constuction: $347 million Right of Way Projects to be delivered (2018 – 2022):  $58.3 million Right of Way Projects to be delivered (2023 – 2027):  $40.9 million Construction Projects to be delivered (2018 – 2022):   $134.3 million Construction Projects to be delivered (2023 – 2027):   $109.6 million […]

Highway 17/64 Association Accomplishments: 2017

Historical Support for Highway 17/64 Association Since its inception, 14 of the 15 corridor counties in the US 17 corridor and Future Interstate 87 corridor have supported the Association financially, as well as 17 municipalities and seven regional or county economic development partnerships. Major Project Funding Committed since 2006 (Previously “Unfunded”) R-2511                        Washington to […]