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BGS's & Overheads
Photo Link & Description
Photographer & Date Taken
NC 12 Text overhead; Hatteras. Joe Babyak; November 24, 2007
Guide sign for NC 73 exit on NC 16 North; Lowesville.  Currently the new four lane NC 16 highway in Eastern Lincoln County ends here. Chirs Curley; July 28, 2007
'TO' NC 273 guide sign on NC 16 South; Lucia. Chirs Curley; July 28, 2007
Roundabout guide sign for Waxhaw-Indian Trail & Potter Roads; Union County. Stan Schwartz; November 11, 2006
Guide sign for Future I-295, North US 13, and 'TO' US 401 (Exit 58) on I-95 North; Eastover. Bill Manning
Future I-285 Corridor guide sign on US 52 South; Welcome.  It is quite possible that by the end of the decade, US 52 from Lexington to Winston-Salem will become I-285. Chris Curley; September 20, 2006
Overheads for I-40 East and I-140/ US 17 (Exits 416A-B); Castle Hayne. Billy Coore; August 6, 2006
Elevated guide sign for US 421 (Exits 73A-B) on I-77 North; Yadkin County. Brent White; August 5, 2006
Overheads for US 421 North (Exit 73A) and US 421 South (Exit 73B); Yadkin County.  These signs replaced decades old button copy signs that once stood here.  Here's an example of the former signs that I took in April 2001. Brent White; August 5, 2006
Overheads for US 17 and US 74 West/ 'TO' US 117/NC 132/I-40; Wilmington.  Until recently, US 74 West had turned left to enter Wilmington via US 17.  Also, US 17 is now US 17 Business through here. Doug Kerr; May 28, 2006
Overheads for US 74 and US 117/NC 132 South, 'TO' US 421/17; Wilmington Doug Kerr; May 28, 2006
Consolidated guide sign for Gordon Road (Exit 420A) and US 117/NC 132 North; Wilmington.  Interstate 40 will begin shortly ahead. Doug Kerr; May 28, 2006
All Traffic Must Exit Overhead for NC 24 East; Jacksonville. Doug Kerr; May 28, 2006
Overheads for NC 24 East and Camp Lejeune; Jacksonville. Doug Kerr; May 28, 2006
Overheads for NC 58 and NC 24 East; Cape Carteret. Doug Kerr; May 28, 2006
Overheads for US 13/17 North and US 64 East (Exit 515); Williamston. Doug Kerr; May 28, 2006
Guide sign for US 64 (Exit 138) on I-95 South; Rocky Mount.  As the US 64 freeway was expanded, additional control cities were attached to the guide sign. Doug Kerr; May 27, 2006
Guide sign for US 117 South and US 264; Sims. Doug Kerr; May 27, 2006
Guide sign for US 70 (Exit 97) on I-95 South; Selma. Doug Kerr; May 27, 2006
Guide sign for US 301/701 and NC 96 (Exit 90) on I-95 South; Four Oaks.  A unique Green and Brown combo guide sign. Doug Kerr; May 27, 2006
Overheads for NC 50/242 (Exit 79) and I-40 East (Exit 81B) on I-95 South; Benson. Doug Kerr; May 27, 2006
Guide sign for NC 50/55 and 'TO' US 13 (Exit 341) on I-40 East; Newton Grove.  US 13 does not have direct access to I-40. Doug Kerr; May 27, 2006
Guide sign for US 701 (Exit 343) on I-40 East; Newton Grove. Doug Kerr; May 27, 2006
Overheads for I-40/NC 24 East and NC 24 West/ Business NC 24/ 'TO' NC 50 (Exit 364); Warsaw.  This is the beginning of the I-40/NC 24 multiplex that was created in the Spring of 2000 when NC 24 was rerouted to the south and east of Warsaw and Kenansville. Doug Kerr; May 27, 2006
Overheads for US 17/74/76/421 on US 421 North; Wilmington. Doug Kerr; May 27, 2006
Overhead for US 74 and NC 133 South on US 74 West; Wilmington.  This sign is located on US 74's new alignment along Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. that bypasses downtown Wilmington to the North. Doug Kerr; May 27, 2006
Overheads for US 421 South/ NC 133 South/ 'TO' US 17/ West US 74/ 'TO' US 76 and US 421 North; Wilmington.  This sign will constantly be updated as roads around Wilmington are in a constant change.  Today, the 'TO' US 17 is now US 17 South. And a US 17 North now is placed next to the US 421 North. Doug Kerr; May 27, 2006
Overheads for the Battleship Memorial, Business US 17 North/ East US 76/South US 421, and North US 17 Business/ US 74 West/ US 76 West/ NC 133 South on US 17/421/NC 133 South & US 74 West; Wilmington.  Just a lot of routes here! Doug Kerr; May 27, 2006
Overhead for Wendover Road (Exit 245A) on US 74 East; Charlotte. Chris Curley; May 18, 2006
Overheads for NC 27 East (Exit 246) and Eastway Drive (Exit 245B) on US 74 East; Charlotte.  These signs were added when US 74 was upgraded to an expressway and the Eastway/Wendover interchange was improved. Chris Curley; May 18, 2006
Overheads for NC 27 East (Exit 246) and US 74 East; Charlotte.  Interesting use of the actual street name as the control destination. Chris Curley; May 18, 2006
Overheads for Briar Creek Road/Cricket Arena (Exit 244) and Eastway Dr./Wendover Rd. (Exits 245A-B) on US 74 West; Charlotte. Chris Curley; May 18, 2006
Photo Link & Description
Photographer & Date Taken
Diagramical overhead for I-277/US 74/NC 16 and NC 27 on US 74 West; Charlotte.  Chris took this photo when they were puttingthe finishing touches on this new overhead. Chris Curley; May 18, 2006
Three generations of guide signs for Twelfth St. (Exit 3B) on I-277 North; Charlotte.  The new overhead omits 'TO' NC 49 and adds Twelfth St. while also dropping Graham St. Chris Curley; May 18, 2006
Overheads for I-77/ NC 16 North and 'TO' I-85 (Exits 5A-B) on I-277 North; Charlotte.  Shot at the Northern terminus of the I-277 loop, you can see where modification have been made to the guide signs in regards to the I-85 shield. Chris Curley; May 18, 2006
Overheads for I-277/NC 16 North/'TO' I-85 and US 74 East/'TO' NC 27 (Exit 2B); Charlotte. Chris Curley; April 11, 2006
Overheads for I-485 South/'TO' South I-77 (Exit 30) and Sam Wilson Road (Exit 29) on I-85 North; Charlotte. John Krakoff; April 5, 2006
Overheads for I-485 South/'TO' South I-77 (Exit 30) on I-85 North; Charlotte.  The guide sign for I-85 North mentions Charlotte/Douglass International Airport which is accessible via Exit 33. John Krakoff; April 5, 2006
Overheads for NC 751 (Exit 274) and NC 54 (Exit 273) on I-40 East; Durham. Brent White; January 21, 2006
Diagramical Overhead for I-40 and Wade Ave. (Exit 289) on I-40 East; Raleigh. Brent White; January 21, 2006
Overhead for Hodge Road (Exit 422) on US 64/264 West; Raleigh.  The covered overhead reads for Exit 420 New Hope Road. Chris Curley; November 6, 2005
Guide sign for Bypass NC 268 (Exit 85) on I-77 North; Elkin.  The recently completed NC 268 Bypass resulted in the current guide sign that replaced one for CC Camp Road and SR 1138. Brent White; August 2005
Overheads for NC 55 and 'TO NC 54 (Exit 278) on I-40 East; Durham. Doug Kerr; March 19, 2005
Overheads for NC4/48 and US 301; Gold Rock. Doug Kerr; March 20, 2005
Guide sign for US 74 (Exit 14) on I-95 South; Lumberton.  As the upgrade of US 74 to I-74 continues in the area, this interchange will close and will be replaced by a new one to the south. JP Natsiatka; November 25, 2004
Overheads for US 301/501 (Exits 1A-B) on I-95 South; Rowland.  This interchange sits right on the North Carolina/South Carolina border, and you can see 'South of the Border' just a little bit aways. JP Natsiatka; November 25, 2004
Overheads for US 17/70 Business and NC 55 (Exit 47) on US 70 East; New Bern. These overheads are located at the approach to the new Neuse River Bridge opened in 1999. Richard Gordon; February 7, 2005
Overheads for US 70/US17 and NC 55 on US 70 Business East approaching the Neuse River Interchange; New Bern. Richard Gordon; February 7, 2005
Guide sign for NC 55 West and Trent Woods on US 70 East; New Bern. Richard Gordon; February 7, 2005
Overheads for US 64 and I-26 on US 64 East; Hendersonville. Jason Ilyes
Guide sign for NC 46 (Exit 176) on I-95 South; Roanoke Rapids. JP Natsiatka; November 27, 2004
Guide sign for US 158 (Exit 173) on I-95 South; Roanoke Rapids. JP Natsiatka; November 27, 2004
Overheads for NC 4/48 and 'TO' US 301 (Exit 145) on I-95 South; Gold Rock. For a number of years this was a temporary end to I-95 as traffic would follow US 301 south to Kenly.  This is also the terminus for the decommissioned I-95 Business.  JP Natsiatka; November 27, 2004
Guide sign for US 117 South and US 264 (Exits 119A-B) on I-95 South; Wilson. JP Natsiatka; November 27, 2004
Guide sign for Business US 70 (Exit 95) on I-95 South; Smithfield.  When a new US 70 bypass was built noth of Smithfield, this alignment of US 70 became a business route.  Instead of putting a new sign up the state, squeezed in a 'Business' banner over the US 70 shield. JP Natsiatka; November 27, 2004
Overheads for I-95 Business and US 301 (Exit 56) on I-95 South; Eastover. JP Natsiatka; November 27, 2004
Guide sign for US 301 (Exit 25) on I-95 South; Robeson County.  In Southeast NC, many times the control city for US 301 off of I-95 is 'Local Traffic'. JP Natsiatka; November 27, 2004
Overheads for US 15 and Butner (Exits 186A-B) on I-85 North; Butner. Doug Kerr; June 6, 2004
Overheads for I-540 West and 'TO' US 70 and I-40 West; Raleigh. Doug Kerr; June 5, 2004
Overheads for I-40 West/US 311 North and US 311 South (Exit 196) on I-40 West; Winston-Salem. H.B. Elkins; June 5, 2004
Guide sign for I-85 North (Exit 259) on I-40 West; Hillsborough. H.B. Elkins; June 5, 2004
Overheads for Airport Blvd. (Exit 284) and I-540 (Exit 283) on I-40 East; Research Triangle Park. H.B. Elkins; June 5, 2004
Overheads for Wade Ave. (Exit 289) on I-40 East; Raleigh.  Traffic wishing to go to North Raleigh will use this exit. H.B. Elkins; June 5, 2004
Overheads for Randleman Road (Exit 124) and I-40/85 US 29/70/421 on I-40 East; Greensboro.  This is right at where I-40 had joined I-85 North (now Business 85 North) in Greensboro.  The exit numbers have since changed. H.B. Elkins; June 5, 2004
Overhead for Wake Forest Road (Exit 10) on I-440 (Inner); Raleigh.  Wake Forest Road was the original alignment of US 1. H.B. Elkins; June 5, 2004
Overheads for I-40 (Exit 1A-B) on I-540; Raleigh. H.B. Elkins; June 5, 2004
Overhead for US 601 (Exit 257) on US 421 North; Yadkinville. H.B. Elkins; June 5, 2004
Guide sign for US 21 (Exit 263) on US 421 North; Brooks Crossroads. H.B. Elkins; June 5, 2004
Overheads for I-440 and US 1 on Wade Ave. East; Raleigh.  This was once the end of I-40. H.B. Elkins; June 5, 2004
Overheads for US 1 North and Southern Pines Business District; Southern Pines.  The Southern Pines bypass of US 1 was one of the first bypasses built on US 1.  It was opened in the mid-1950s. Lawerence Proter; February 21, 2004
Overhead for US 70 (Exit 4A-B) on I-540; Wake County. Chris Curley; February 8, 2000
Overheads for I-85 South and US 29 Sout (Exit 4); Kings Mountain.  This is where US 29 leaves I-85 after a six mile multiplex. Chris Curley; May 6, 2000
Overheads for US 64 (Exits 18A-B) on I-26 West; Hendersonville.  Since then I-26 has been extended into Tennessee and new exit numbers were given.  The new exits numbers are 49A and 49B. Chris Curley; May 9, 2000
Overheads for I-26, US 74 West and 'TO' NC 108 (Exit 161) on US 74 West; Columbus. Chris Curley; May 9, 2000
Guide sign for Business Loop I-40 and US 421 on NC 67; Winston-Salem. Chris Curley; May 29, 2000
Overheads for US 52/311 and NC 8 (Exits 6A-B) on Business I-40 East; Winston-Salem. Chris Curley; May 29, 2000
Overheads for I-40/US 74 and I-240 (Exits 1A-B) on I-26 West; Asheville.  This location was the former Western Terminus of I-26; it is now Exits 32A-B. Carter Buchanan; June 23, 2000
Overheads for US 421 and I-77 on US 421 North; Southwest Yadkin County.  The right most guide sign is orginal button-copy. Chris Curley; July 1, 2000
Overheads for I-40 (Exits 51A-B) on I-77 South; Statesville. Chris Curley; July 6, 2000
Overheads for NC 191 (Exit 47) and I-26 East/US 74 East (Exit 46A); Biltmore Forest. Brian LeBlanc; September 9, 2000
Overheads for I-26/US 74 East (Exit 46A) and I-40/US 74 West; Biltmore Forest. Brian LeBlanc; September 9, 2000
Overheads for I-485 (Exit 1) on I-77/US 21 North; Pineville. Chris Curley; October 1, 2000
Overheads for Business I-40 and US 421 South (Exit 188) on I-40 East; Winston-Salem.  Notice the size difference between the US 421 and the Business 40 shields. Chris Curley; October 12, 2000
Button-Copy overheads for Groomtown Road (Exit 120) and Holden Road (Exit 121) on I-85 North; Greensboro.  These signs have been replaced as a result of the completion of the I-85 Greensboro Bypass. Chris Curley; October 16, 2000
Overheads for I-85 Business and US 52 (Exit 87) on I-85 North; Lexington.  Until 1983, I-85 would actually bare right cross over an empty grade on the bridge in the right of the picture and become Temporary I-85. Chris Curley; October 16, 2000
Supplimental Guide sign for US 29/70 (Exit 87) on I-85 North; Lexington.  Along with US 52, US 29 and 70 leave I-85 at the interchange with Business I-85. Chris Curley; October 16, 2000
Overheads for I-85/US 601 South and NC 152/'TO' US 29; China Grove.  I-85 was under construction when this photo was taken; today, you can see the signs without the orange barrels. Chris Curley; October 16, 2000
Guide sign for US 29/70 and I-85 Business South; Lexington. Chris Curley; October 16, 2000
Overheads for Business I-85 South/ US 29/64/70; Lexington. Chris Curley; October 16, 2000
Guide sign for US 19 (Exit 9) on I-26 West; Mars Hill.  This photo was taken nearly three years before the completion and signing of I-26 through Madison County.  THe exit numbers were an early sign of what was to come. Chris Curley; October 18, 2000
Overheads for I-277/ US 74 and NC 16 on US 74 West; Charlotte.  The growing Charlotte skyline is in the background.  One of the best visual appraoches into the Queen City if vis Independence Blvd. (US 74). Chris Curley; October 18, 2000
Overheads for I-277/US 74/NC 16 and NC 27; Charlotte. Chris Curley; October 18, 2000
Overheads for I-40 and NC 54 (Exits 5A-B) and Cornwallis Drive (Exit 6) on NC 147 South; Durham. Chris Curley; October 2000
Overheads for I-40 and US 220 (Exit 81) on US 220 North; Greensboro.  US 220 exits to join I-40 East and Freeman Mill Road heads towards the famous Greensboro Coliseum Chris Curley; October 2000
Overhead diagram for I-40 and NC 147 North (Exit 279B) on I-40 West; Durham. Chris Curley; October 2000
Guide sign for US 64 (Exit 171) on US 421 South; Siler City. Chris Curley; November 2000
Overheads for I-85 North and 'TO' US 29/NC 49; Charlotte.  Known as the "Lower Connector," for years this interchange served as a temporary end to I-85.  These signs have since be replaced. Chris Curley; November 2000
Overheads for US 70 and Truck North NC 86 (Exit 161) and Efland (Exit 160); Efland.  A rare use of a white background on a green guide sign.  This exit was complete overhauled in the 1990s. Chris Curley; November 2000
Overheads for I-440/US 1/64 (Exit 293) on I-40 West; Raleigh. Chris Curley; January 2001
Overheads for US 221/421/ NC 105/194; Boone. Many surface streets in Boone have overhead signs to assist navigation.  Mark Clifton; March 17, 2001
Overheads for US 221/321/Truck 421/ and NC 105; Boone. Mark Clifton; March 19, 2001
Overheads for I-40 East and US 311 South on US 52 South; Winston-Salem. Chris Curley; April 2001
Overheads for US 15/501/ NC 2/211; Pinehurst.  These overheads are found at the Pinehurst Traffic Circle one of the largest in the state. Bill Manning; May 2001
Guide sign for US 21 (Exit 151) on I-40; Statesville. Brent White; September 2003
Guide sign for I-77 South (Exit 152A) on I-40 East; Statesville. Brent White; September 2003
Guide sign for US 70 and G Bangal Blvd (Exits 49 A-B) on I-77; Statesville Brent White; September 2003
Overheads for NC 12 and US 64/264 on US 158 East; Whalebone Junction. These overheads also give information to various beaches and National Historic Sites/Parks. Michael Summa; 2001
BGS for Business US 321 (Exit 28) on US 321 North; Lincoln County.  The state used a regular US 321 shield to cover up what was NC 155. H.B. Elkins; June 13, 2003
Overheads for Exit 27 TO US 19/23 and West US 74; Lake Junaluska.  There are a lot of different signs going on here. H.B. Elkins; June 13, 2003
BGS for US 264 Alt (Exit 51) on US 264; Wilson.  This is the eastern end of the recently opended US 264 Wilson Bypass. Craig Zeni; January 4, 2003
BGS for US 117/301 South (Exit 43B) on US 264 East; Wilson.  US 117 leaves its brief multiplex at this interchange. Craig Zeni; January 4, 2003
Overheads for I-95 (Exit 38A-B) on US 264 West; Wilson.  This is also the new Northern Terminus for US 117. Craig Zeni; January 4, 2003
BGS for West US 264 Alt (Exit 36A) on US 264 West; Sims.  Located at the West End of the US 264 Wilson Bypass.  This Alternate US 264 runs towards Raleigh. Craig Zeni; January 4, 2003
BGS for East US 264 Alt (Exit 36B) on US 264 East; Sims.  Again at the west end of the new Wilson Bypass.  East Alt US 264 is the new designation for the former mainline US 264. Craig Zeni; January 4, 2003
Overheads for US 15/501 and NC 2/211; Pinehurst.  These signs are located on NC 2 East approaching the rather large Pinehurst Traffic Circle. Jimmy Storey; October 2002
Overheads for US 15/501, NC 211 and US 1; Southern Pines.  Located on US 1 North where 15/501/211 leave the brief quadplex with US 1. Jimmy Storey; October 2002
Overheads for NC 210/Murchison Road, NC 24/87 (Ft. Bragg), Pope AFB; Spring Lake.  Located at the split of NC 24/87/210.  This may possibly change in the next few years.  Jimmy Storey; Summer 2002
Overheads for US 70 and I-95; Selma.  Smithfield and Selma are home of the 4 US 70's.  Business, Bypass, Alternate and finally just plain old US 70.  This is on plain old US 70. Jimmy Storey; Summer 2002
Overheads for NC 42 and US 70; Clayton.  This is located on US 70 at the easter split of the multiplex. Jimmy Storey; Summer 2002
BGS for Exit 108 B-C-D; US 15/501 North; Durham.  A rare case of 3 letters on the same exit sign.  This series of exits connects US 15/501 to the Durham Freeway (NC 147), Hillsborough Rd (BUS US 70), and I-85 South/US 70 West. Jimmy Storey; Winter 2002
TO NC 58 BGS; I-95 Exit 132.  The reason why this sign has an NC 58 shield and the 'NC' spelled out is because of US 58 being about 70 miles to the north in Virginia.  This is donw not to confuse motorists with the two routes. JP Nasiatka; September 2001
Alternate and Business US 64 BGS on US 64; Everetts.  This is the only time I have seen a photo of an Alternate and a Business route for the same route in North Carolina. JP Nasiatka; September 2001
Small Overheads, US 64 at US 17; Williamston. JP Nasiatka; September 2001
TO NC 751 Text BGS.  Exit 170 I-85 North in Durham. Jimmy Storey; Summer 2001
Two BGS's for Exit 100; NC 89 on I-77 in Mt. Airy.  Captured during sign replacement in the area. Chris Curley; Spring 2001
I-485 Gov. Martin Freeway.  Signs like this are at all approaches to I-485 in Metro Charlotte Chris Curley; 2001
By-Pass US 301 in Rocky Mount on US 64 East.  Two things to note:  The empty space to the left of the 301 Shield was a Business Loop I-95 Shield (perhaps the only remaining remnant of the former route?) And, the deletion of 'Battleboro.' Alex Nitzman, January 2001
Metric Distance Sign NC 147 South Durham.  this could possibly be NC's only standing sign in Metric. Brian LeBlanc; 2000
Button Copy Overheads; Greensboro.  US 29A Shields used to be present on the signs. Chris Curley, 2000
Moss Lake/Waco BGS with cutout US 74 Business Shield; US 74 Bypass Kings Mountain.  The only known standing cutout US shield left in NC. Chris Curley, 2000
Interesting overheads in Lillington.  These signs are almost Massachusetts like. Chris Curley; 2000

Shields and Other Signs
 
Photo Link & Description
Photographer & Date Taken
Mangled US 1 South and US 64 West shields; Cary. Jeff Essic; April 8, 2007
Photo Link & Description
Photographer & Date Taken
'BEGIN' East I-140 and North US 17 shields; Wilmington. Joe Babyak; December 2, 2007
US 421 and North US 117 shields; Wilmington. Joe Babyak; November 12, 2007
NC 411 and US 701 shields; Garland. Jimmy Storey; February 2007
US 117 and NC 41 shields; Wallace. Jimmy Storey; October 2006
Older 'TO' I-85 North Carolina, US 29 and US 74 shields on Airport Drive; Charlotte. Chris Curley; May 9, 2007
Erroneous West US 40 detour shield on NC 147 North; Durham.  The orange and black detour shield isn't a bad idea, but when the detour is for INTERSTATE 40 and not US 40 you have the error. Craig Zeni, April 18, 2007
North/South NC 104 and 'TO' NC 103 shields; Mount Airy. Mike Roberson; April 13, 2007
South NC 273, US 29/74 shields, and Truck NC 7 shields; Belmont.  Truck NC 7 appears to be a recent designation as these signs weren't present when I lived there earlier in the decade. Lyndon Young; Summer 2006
Uni-Sign for US 17 Business and NC 32 South; Edenton.  Signs like these seem to only be found in the Northeast part of the state.  This style is normally found in New Hampshire. Doug Kerr, May 28, 2006
US 117/NC 132 North and US 17/76 East & West shields; Wilmington. Doug Kerr, May 28, 2006
North NC 133 and South NC 211 shields; Southport. Doug Kerr, May 28, 2006
US 17 Business and North NC 43 shields; Vanceboro. Doug Kerr, May 28, 2006
North NC 45 and West NC 308 shields; Plymouth. Doug Kerr, May 28, 2006
US 158 and 'TO' I-95 shields; Weldon. Doug Kerr, May 27, 2006
East NC 33 shield on US 301 North; Whitakers. Doug Kerr; March 20, 2005
Black on white mileage sign for Gatesville and Hertford on NC 37; Gates County. Mike Roberson; February 19, 2006
Odd detour shield for Business Loop I-85; High Point.  The shield is a black on white and there is a 'BUS; located below the 85 in the shield. John Lucas; December 2001
I-40 East/ I-85 North/ US 29 North/ US 70 East/ US 220 North/ US 421 South shields; Greensboro.  A rare six route signed multiplex.  It's a historical signing as well, as I-85 through here is now Buisness I-85. John Lucas; February 2003
Black-on-White Amantha town sign on Old US 421; Watuga County.  This is a great sign relic you can still find, if you look hard enough on Carolina backroads. Andrew Snyder; June 5, 2005
JCT Future I-295 and Future I-295 shields; Cumberland County.  I-295 is the designation for the Fayetteville Outer Loop.  Like other NC Future Interstates, the "Interstate" name is missing within the shield. Bob Malme; July 2005
North NC 211/ South I-95/ South US 301 shields; Lumberton. JP Natsiatka; November 25, 2004
Business I-85 and US 29/70/311 shields; High Point.  These new signs show the temporary multiplex of the four routes. Bob Malme; November 21, 2004
NC 79 and NC 381 shields; Gibson. Dave Filpus; October 2004
US 1 and US 401 South shields; Raleigh. Doug Kerr; June 6, 2004
South US 15 and NC 96 shields; Oxford. Doug Kerr; June 6, 2004
NC 39 North shield; Henderson. Doug Kerr; June 5, 2004
East Business Loop I-40/ South US 421 and East NC 150 shields; Kernersville.  The NC 150 shield has pointed edges vs. the standard rounded corners. H.B. Elkins; June 5, 2004
Guide shields for I-40 East and I-85 North; Greensboro. H.B. Elkins; June 5, 2004
Guide shields for I-40 East and US 421 South; Greensboro. H.B. Elkins; June 5, 2004
Guide shields for I-440 and US 1 North; Raleigh. H.B. Elkins; June 5, 2004
Orange Detour NC 268 West shield; Wilkesboro. H.B. Elkins; June 5, 2004
South US 221 and North US 421 shields; Deep Gap H.B. Elkins; June 5, 2004
I-40 Alternate West and US 421 North shields; Lewisville.  When traffic is clogged or closed on I-40 West, the interstate is detoured onto US 421 to I-77 South. H.B. Elkins; June 5, 2004
North US 441 and 'To' Blue Ridge Parkway shields; Cherokee. Jason Ilyes; March 28, 2004
South Business I-85 and erroneous 'West' US 29 and 'South' US 70 shields; Thomasville. Jason Landry; February 14, 2004
North I-95/ East NC 55/ South US 421 shields; Dunn. Although it would appear that I-95 and NC 55 are multiplexed in Dunn. That is not the case.  NC 55 leaves US 421 onto its own route at the I-95 interchange. Jimmy Storey; August, 2003
Confusing mess of street signs at the intersection of NC 55 and 210; Angier. Jimmy Storey; August, 2003
North I-277 NC and US 74 East shields; Charlotte. Chris Curley; March 12, 2000
Junction Charlotte 4 shield; Charlotte.  This city route runs on average four miles from Uptown Charlotte. Chris Curley; March 12, 2000
East I-26 NC and East US 74 shields; Skyland. Carter Buchanan; June 23, 2000
'TO' I-40 NC and West NC 54 shields; Raleigh.  Many I-40 North Carolina shields remain on the side streets in the Raleigh Area Brian LeBlanc; September 16, 2000
'TO' US 276 and West I-40 shields; Cove Creek. Brian LeBlanc; September 16, 2000
East I-40 and North Alternate I-77 shields; Davie County.  When I-77 was being rebuilt near Elkin, an Alternate Route was created via I-40, US 52, and I-74.  The 'North' and 'Alternate' banners are in orange. Chris Curley; October 12, 2000
US 19/23/25/70 shields; Weaverville.  A four-way combination of highways without banners.  It should read North 19/23/25 and West US 70. Chris Curley; October 18, 2000
US 15/501 and NC 24/27 shields; Carthage.  Two of the longest multiplexes in the state (US 15/501 & NC 24/27) combine together for a quadplex in the Sandhills. Chris Curley; November 2000
US 21 North and US 421 shields; Brooks Crossroads Chris Curley; January 2001
'TO' North & South US 52 shields; Pilot Mountain. Mark Clifton; February 27, 2001
North US 19-E and South US 226 shields; Spruce Pine.  A 'Truck Detour' route exists for NC 226 as well. Mark Clifton; March 18, 2001
North and South NC 80 shields; Busick.  These shields found at a crossing with the Blue Ridge Parkway are non-standard diamond with pointed edges versus the traditional rounded corners. Mark Clifton; March 18, 2001
Truck US 221/321/421 and South NC 105 shields; Boone.  Currently the only way US 221/321 and 421 share the same road is via a truck bypass around Boone with NC 105. Mark Clifton; March 19, 2001
Blue Ridge Parkway shield; Roseborough. Steven Duckworth; May 2003
Erroneous JCT NC 64 and JCT NC 18 shields; Lenoir.  This error is located on the Southwest Parkway. Matthew Craig; August 2003
Erroneous 'EAST' & 'WEST' NC 18 shields; Laurel Springs.  These signs located off the Blue Ridge Parkway should read 'North' & 'South'. Matthew Craig; August 24, 2003
By-Pass/Business US 1 and West US 158 shields; Henderson.  Less than a mile south of I-85, US 1 moves onto a bypass east of Henderson.  The old route runs through town.  JP Natsiatka, August 29, 2003
Close-up of North US 1/East US 158 shields; Norlina.  Look closely enough, you can see the MUTCD design numbers. JP Natsiatka, August 29, 2003
White Signs for Perth Road and NC 150; Troutman.  There are still a good number of the white signs with the interlocking NC on them. Chris Patriarca; November 2003
'TO' I-85 and North US 15/501 shields; Durham. Bob Malme; August 2003
North US 13/ NC 11/43/903 shields; Greenville. Jimmy Storey; May 2003
North US 13 and East US 264 Alternate Shields; Hine's Crossroads. Jimmy Storey; May 2003
West NC 42 and North NC 43 shields; Cobb's Crossroads.  A multiplex of two consecutive numbers. Jimmy Storey; May 2003
South Business US 29 and West US 158 Shields; Reidsville. Michael Summa; 1997
Older US 52 shields; Mt Airy. These were found at the northern terminus of Business US 52 in the Surry County town. Michael Summa; 1997
US 311 and NC 66 shields; Walkertown Michael Summa; 1999
Bannerless US 601 Shield; Mt. Airy.  Located on former US 601 South before it was truncated to the US 52 Bypass. Michael Summa; 1999
US 158/NC 34/343 shields; Camden. Michael Summa; 2001
NC 87 and 770 Cutouts; Eden.  Once the official design for NC State Highways, these signs no longer sit in Eden. Michael Summa; 1996
South US 19/23/25 and East US 70 Shields; Asheville.  A rare site in the entire US let alone east of the Mississippi. H.B. Elkins; June 13, 2003
I-26 NC and US 74 shields; Skyland H.B. Elkins; June 13, 2003
 US 221A Shields; Forest City.  You have your choice of without a hyphen or with a hyphen. H.B. Elkins; June 13, 2003
West US 158 and TO I-95 NC Shield; Weldon.  The I-95 shield maybe one of the oldest remaining in the state. Jimmy Storey; November 2002
East US 158/ 'TO' US 301 shields; Weldon. Jimmy Storey; November 2002
NC 200 South overhead; Monroe.  What makes this sign unique is that this rectangular overhead sign has the NC symbol once used inside the diamond shield Stan Schwartz; February 2003
US 158/501 and NC 49/57 shields; Roxboro. Jimmy Storey; November 2002
US 117/264 shields on NC 42 West; Wilson. Craig Zeni; January 4, 2003
Business US 74 East shield; Hamlet. Bob Malme; Autumn 2002
Business US 1 and NC 42 Shields; Sanford. Jimmy Storey; October 2002
NC 22/24/27 Shields; Carthage.  The three routes form a brief triplex through town. Jimmy Storey; October 2002
Interstate 240/US 70/US 74-A Shields; Asheville.  These signs are located on US 25 in downtown Asheville Jimmy Storey; September 2002
Business US 25 South/ Business US 70 East Shields; Marshall. Jimmy Storey; September 2002
East NC 222/North NC 111 shields; Eureka.  NC 111/222 make for a very interesting multiplex. S.D. Rhodes; August 16, 2002
West NC 222/South NC 111 shields; Eureka.  A look in the opposite direction. S.D. Rhodes; August 16, 2002
Future I-73/74 and US 220 shields; Asheboro.  Taken on US 64 West/NC 49 South.  Notice that the overheads signs in the background do not mae ny mention of I-73 or I-74. Bob Malme; July 2002
Business US 70 and I-85 shields; NC 751's Northern Terminus, Durham.  For at least a decade, these signs read US 70 as seen here.  Also, notice the odd '70' on the east shield. Jimmy Storey; Summer 2002
Business US 158/NC 96/US 15 Shields; Oxford.  Just a great simple sign shot. Jimmy Storey; Summer 2002
South Business US 441/ South US 19 Shields; Cherokee.  Business 441 is a 5-lane roadway from here to returning to US 441.  Dan Garnell; April 30, 2002
US 441 Shields at US 441 Business Southern Terminus; Cherokee Dan Garnell; April 30, 2002
US 13/17/64 shields; Williamston. JP Nasiatka; September 2001
US 13 and US 17 Bypass Shields; Williamston. JP Nasiatka; September 2001
Interstate 485 Shield; Charlotte Dan Garnell; May 4, 2001
Business NC 179 Shield; Sunset Beach.  I didn't even know that this existed until Jimmy sent this photo! Jimmy Storey; October 2001
US 64 East/ NC 28 South near Highlands. Steve Williams, October 6, 2001
US 64 West/ NC 28 North near Highlands. Steve Williams, October 6, 2001
NC 22 shields at NC 49 South and US 64 West in Ramseur.  This is the beginning of a very brief triplex. Jimmy Storey; Summer 2001
Older Business US 70 shields in Durham.  This is on a previous alignment of Business 70. Jimmy Storey; Summer 2001
Older Business US 15/501 shields in Durham. Jimmy Storey; Summer 2001
'JCT TO US 311' Shield in High Point.  US 311 isn't on the new highway.......yet. Mark Clifton; Summer 2001
Future I-540 North Raleigh Brian LeBlanc; Spring 2001
Two sets of TO I-77 / I-85 Shields in Concord pointing in opposite directions.  This is to help traffic near Charlotte Motor Speedway.  Chris Curley; October 2000
Cutout NC 109 Shield, Thomasville.  The only known remaining cutout NC shield standing. Chris Curley, 2000

Road Scenes & Misc.
 
PHOTO LINK & DESCRIPTION
Photgrapher & Date Taken
View of the 'Volleyball' Interchange between Business I-85 and US 311 (Future I-74); High Point.  Currently, the US 311 freeway ends at this point but within ten years it will be extended to I-85 and eventually US 220. Bob Malme; November 21, 2004
View of NC 12 after Hurricane Isabell; Hyde County.  This view taken three months after the storm made landfall shows some of the changes made to the landscape in the area. James Midyette; December 2003
Intersection of US 158 and NC 32; Sunbury.  This intersection is home to the only traffic light in Gates County. Gene Hollowell
NC 93; Piney Creek.  A great Autumn shot on one of my favorite roads in the High Country. Michael Summa; Fall 1996
US 23 and US 441 entering North Carolina from Georgia. Mark Clifton; Summer 2001



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