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I-44  where did you go?
Formerly: I-44 was proposed as the designation for a Raleigh to Norfolk interstate. The idea of such a corridor was occasionally in the Norfolk press in the early 1990s but gathered more support by the mid-2000s.
It appears the earliest use of I-44 as the designation may have come from Regional Transportation Alliance.
In Nov 2012, NCDOT requested from FHA that the Raleigh to Norfolk corridor be designated as I-44. The route would follow the existing US 64 freeway from Raleigh to Williamston, then follow the path of US 17 to Virginia.
Oddly, in Feb 2013 (NCDOT), the US 64 freeway from I-440 to I-95 Rocky Mount was officially proposed as I-495 instead. It is unclear what has become of the idea of the interstate to Norfolk as I-44 and as of April 2016 have requested AASHTO for this corridor be designated I-89.

Last Update: 6 May 2016

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