WILSON – The N.C. Department of Transportation will replace the mile markers and highway exits with new numbers on an 18-mile stretch of U.S. 264 in Wilson, Nash and Wake counties to conform with the future Interstate 587.
This summer, a 37-mile section of U.S. 264 between I-95 in Wilson and the N.C. 11/U.S. 264 interchange in Greenville was re-designated as I-587. The changeover requires hundreds of replacement signs, including mile markers and exits with a new numbering system.
The process of replacing all signs for that 37-mile stretch will take several more months.
To ease any public confusion, the department's Highway Division 4 forces will install the new numbering system for the remaining portion of U.S. 264.
That remaining portion spans 18 miles from the split of U.S. 64/264 in Zebulon and I-95 in Wilson, where I-587 officially begins.
Upgrading this 18-mile section to I-587 is scheduled to be awarded for construction in three to four years.
The new numbers will go up starting Thursday will be completed by early next week, weather permitting.