Updated: Monday, 04 Mar 2013, 8:56 AM EST
Published : Monday, 04 Mar 2013, 8:56 AM EST
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The first signs are going up designating part of an existing highway as Interstate 74 in Forsyth County.
The Winston-Salem Journal reported (http://bit.ly/12oggPh) that the signs are going up along parts of U.S. 311 between I-40 and the Guilford County line.
I-74 will eventually connect the mountains and the coast diagonally across the state before going into South Carolina on the way to Myrtle Beach.
Transportation Department engineer Pat Ivey says the signs are going up this summer.
Gayle Anderson with the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce says the interstate designation will show up on larger-scale maps and will spur economic development in the area.
U.S. 311 is already designated as I-74 around High Point in Guilford County.
One end of I-74 in North Carolina currently begins west of Mount Airy.
Information from: Winston-Salem Journal, http://www.journalnow.com
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