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I-540 exit numbers to be correct on opening day

When the signs went up along I-540 a few months ago, I and a couple others noticed something strange: the highest exit number on the freeway was 50, at the NC 54 interchange. This was a problem because every estimate for the total length of the freeway was between 65 and 70 miles, so where did the missing 15 miles go?

Leave it to Bob Malme, who dropped DOT a line to ask them where the missing mileage went, to save the day. As posted on seroads last night:
Based on the response I got, here's the new (correct) exit numbers:
Exit 69 NC 54 (Was 50)
Exit 68 Davis Drive (Was 49)
Exit 66A/B NC 55 (Was 47A/B)

Looks like then they were about 19 miles off due to the GIS Unit's error.

The spokesman indicated the signing section was in the process of updating the numbers. She also said NCDOT could not guarantee, however, that these numbers may change again, especially if the toll road is built and the Turnpike Authority wants their own numbering scheme for at least the western half.

At least they realized it before the road opened and could fix it without having to post OLD EXIT numbers, but leave it to NCDOT to pay twice for the same signage...

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