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I-74 in Charlotte?

Chris Curley sent me a sign goof photo from the Brookshire Freeway in Charlotte. Thought I'd post it for everyone in the blog to see. Apparently they are updating the exit signs and one of the signs for the Independence Blvd exit instead of having a US 74 shield, looks like this:
Now there are some people who would like to see an interstate from Charlotte to Wilmington, but right now the I-74 number is taken and is already on freeways more than 50 miles to the east. Bets on how long it will take NCDOT to fix this?

Comments

Adam said…
six months...most likely two years.
Alex said…
I love it, NCDOT can't even tell the difference between Interstate and U.S. 74. So why not overlap them together!
Ron said…
I'll agree with Adam...But somebody will have to stay on their backs to get it replaced. And you wonder why out-of-staters get such a big laugh at us!
Brandon said…
If they want an interstate so badly, there are numbers in the 30s that aren't used: I-32, 34, 36, and 38. Shoot, I-38 would be funny, given California's use of an I-x38 3di.
Da-ud said…
Hmmm, and a couple months ago John Lansford told me I was an idiot to suggest that motorists would ever have a problem differentiating between I-74 and US 74 as they split near Rockingham.

Hell, if NCDOT can't even tell the difference, as this sign shows.... I think I just had my point strongly proven.
Anonymous said…
I was hoping this would still be there when i visited charlotte, but as of 2nd week in july it was patched over.
Anonymous said…
Dang, NCDOT's roads are very confusing. in Greensboro there are like a million alternate ways and I-74 Just bounces all over the city.

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