Skip to main content

New I-795 (NC) Signage Photos

Since Easter seems to be new signage photo posting day, I'll continue with my new signage photos for I-795 that I took earlier Sunday.

As many of you may know, I-795 was established in the fall of 2007. While route markers went up in December 2007, changes in mile posts and exit numbers did not take place until late 2009 due to a focus on problems found with the route's asphalt surface. The signage update in 2009 was to mileposts and exit numbers only on I-795 and did not include changes on the 5-mile stretch with US 264 or on overhead signs. I took a road trip to find out if the new signs had finally been installed.
From the above, you can see the answer is yes. It also answers the question some had, would I-795 exits on US 264 use I-795 miles (as indicated on the state map) or US 264 miles, which many thought was more logical. The answer appears to be US 264 miles. One thing you can note from the above and this photo is:
that no direction is given for I-795. The Exit 43 B/A sign was also changed to reflect the return of US 117 to its old alignment, it used to have references to Alternate US 117. US 117 is noted in a secondary sign after the I-795 exit. The last changed sign going southbound makes it much easier for people to find I-795 than before:
A sole ground mounted I-795 sign was the only indicator the route exited, and it is still there. If you get off on I-795 by mistake:
You can still access US 301. (Sorry for the quality of the photos above, combination of sun angle and sticky pine pollen on the windshield).

If you are wondering how the pavement repair is going, they seem to have mostly finished the first layer going down on the right side of the road:
They are supposed to put another layer down over both lanes by this fall, hopefully this will last for more than a year.

They have also changed overhead signs northbound:
Notice they do provide a direction for I-795 here. There's a similar sign (without the 'To') after the merge with US 264. Wouldn't a 'To I-95' be useful here too? Speaking of, they've also placed new signs on I-95 as well:
It's somewhat unusual to see an overhead sign with 3 control cities, but necessary here.

I will follow up with another post later today about signage changes along I-40 near Raleigh, related to the removal of I-440 from I-40's route. This is a preview to keep you satisfied until then:

Comments

Anonymous said…
Will I-795 ever get completed to I-40???

From WIlmington, it reduces aoubt 30 miles of driving to go through Goldsboro.

Popular posts from this blog

California State Route 38

California State Route 38 is a fifty-nine-mile State Highway located entirety in San Bernardino County and a component of the Rim of the World Highway.  California State Route 38 begins at California State Route 18 at Bear Valley Dam of the San Bernardino Mountains and follows an easterly course on the north shore of Big Bear Lake.  California State Route 38 briefly multiplexes California State Route 18 near Baldwin Lake and branches east towards the 8,443-foot-high Onyx Summit.  From Onyx Summit the routing of California State Route 38 reverses course following a largely westward path through the San Bernardino Mountains towards a terminus at Interstate 10 in Redlands.   Pictured as the blog cover is California State Route 38 at Onyx Summit the day it opened to traffic on August 12th, 1961.   Part 1; the history of California State Route 38 California State Route 38 (CA 38) is generally considered to be the back way through the San Bernardino Mountains to Big Bear Lake of Bear Valley

I went to Buc-ee's and came away unimpressed

Buc-ee's, the Texas-sized gas station and convenience store that started in Texas, has been expanding its territory.  New locations have sprung up in Georgia, Alabama, and Florida.  Construction is underway, or plans are in place for even larger stations in Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Colorado . For nearly four decades, Buc-ee's was a Texas-only novelty.  The first location opened in Lake Jackson, Texas in 1982, and another four stores opened over the next decade.  In 2000, Buc-ee's began its Texas-sized growth by adding over 20 new stores - mainly around Houston, Dallas/Ft. Worth, and Austin/San Antonio areas.   Each store was built larger - with more gas pumps, amenities, and offerings.  The store became well-known for its clean bathrooms, fresh-cut brisket sandwiches, and wall of beef jerky.  Texans and visitors from all around would take road trips to visit new stores or get their Buc-ee's fix.   Buc-ee's has billboards advertising thei

The original alignment of California State Route 33 in Firebaugh

Firebaugh is a city located on the San Joaquin River of western Fresno County.  Firebaugh is one of the oldest American communities in San Joaquin Valley having been settled as the location of Firebaugh's Ferry in 1854.  Traditionally Firebaugh has been served by California State Route 33 which was one of the original Sign State Routes announced during August 1934.  In modern times California State Route 33 is aligned through Firebaugh on N Street.  Originally California State Route 33 headed southbound passed through Firebaugh via; N Street, 8th Street, O Street, 12th Street, Nees Avenue and Washoe Avenue.  The blog cover depicts early California State Route 33 near Firebaugh crossing over a one-lane canal bridge.  The image below is from the 1935 Division of Highways Map of Fresno County which depicts the original alignment of California State Route 33 in Firebaugh. Part 1; the history of California State Route 33 in Firebaugh The community of Firebaugh is named in honor of Andr