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Local Sign Find - 8

Here's a good one for everyone:


You are on US 70 East/NC 50 South (Glenwood Ave.) at Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh. The overhead signs date to a time when a whole mess of highways were on what is now the I-440 Beltline. Now, only a 'TO' US 64 shield stays. I am not sure what all could have gone on the signs. But the middle sign would indeed have East US 70, South NC 50, and North US 1. It appears there is room for even more. Maybe an I-440 shield maybe a 'TO' US 401, who knows.

The right overhead sign was most likely just US 1 South, but it could have had more.

So what was once there? Anyone out there know?

Comments

Brian said…
On the center sign, there were shields for NORTH US 1 and EAST US 70 on the top row, and SOUTH NC 50 on the second row. I believe the "TO" over the US 64 shield is an overlay covering up an EAST banner, from before I-40 on the south side of Raleigh was built.

The Wilson control city is an overlay; the original control city was Wake Forest, which is still used on the other signs preceding the interchange.

On the right sign, there was simply a SOUTH US 1 shield, along with a control city of Sanford right above Ridge Road. (It took us about two years after moving here to figure out that the name of the road was not, in fact, Sanford Ridge Road.)
Anonymous said…
At one time, late 70's, it even said "US 1 South/US 64 West Sanford/Pittsboro"
Dave said…
It's funny that the US 1 designations have been removed from the sign, since US 1 still runs along I 440.

Also, the TO US 64 is not quite helpful, since I 440 will take you to US 64 in both directions.

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