Saturday, April 22, 2017

Future Interstates: I 495, I 587, I 42



Route
I 40 East, I 440 West, US 264 East to Hyde Co.
US 264 West, US 264 Business Belhaven West, NC 99 South NC 92 North, US 264 West, NC 32 South, US 17 Business Washington North, US 17 South, NC 55 East to Pamlico Co.
NC 55 West, US 70 West, NC 148 East to GTP, NC 148 West, US 70 West, US 70 Bypass Goldsboro West, US 70 West, US 70 Bypass Smithfield West, US 70 West, I 40 West to Chapel Hill.
Notes
Photographed the Future Interstate signs for the three fairly new Future Interstates in NC. However, I 495 Future is a lame duck, as it is already replaced by I 87.
Major construction on US 70 Bypass around the east end of US 70 Business Smithfield.  
Results
Counties: Hyde and Pamlico, NC, for a new total of 1103.
Clinched US 17 Business Washington, US 70 Bypass Goldsboro, US 264 Business Belhaven, NC 92, NC 148. Mileage on US 17, 264, NC 32, 43,  99.



Monday, March 06, 2017

Augusta GA

Pearl Fryar Topiary
Route
NC 86 North, I 40 West, I 85 South, I 77 South, US 1 South, I 20 West, GA 25 North to Augusta
GA 25 South, I 20 East, US 15 North, SC 34 East, SC 151 North, SC 151 Business, US 15 North, US 1 North, US 15/501 to Chapel Hill  

Notes
The construction in Concord now extends from the US 29 split to NC 73.
We stopped at a marvelous topiary garden off of US 15 between I 20 and Bishopsville. It is tended by Pearl Fryar, who came out and greeted us. He certainly is a character. Besides his own property which is full of huge abstract topiaries, he has tended topiaries in all of the houses on the block, as well as in area parks and golf courses.

Results
Mileage on US 15, SC 34, SC 151, SC 151 Business Hartsville.