Raleigh - North Carolina has received approval for the names of two new interstate route designations in the eastern part of the state. The American Association of State and Transportation Officials approved I-42 for the U.S. 70 Corridor between I-40 and Morehead City, and I-87 for U.S. 64/17 between Raleigh and the Virginia state line.
"These connections are an integral part of my 25-Year Vision for North Carolina to improve the state's infrastructure, expand economic opportunities and create jobs," says Governor Pat McCrory. "They bring a much-needed interstate corridor to the Hampton Roads area, stronger connections between our important military bases, and enhance economic development through faster shipment of freight for our ports and Global TransPark."
The N.C. Department of Transportation may now proceed with determining where "Future I-42" and "Future I-87" signs should be installed and pursue approval to install those signs from the Federal Highway Administration.