The Highways of North Carolina
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I-79   recast
Formerly: I-79 was assigned to the newly created interstate corridor from Charlotte towards Ohio in 1957.
Between April and June 1958, I-79 was renumbered as I-77. At the time of renumbering, I-79 was projected to cross the VA/NC line at Low Gap near NC 89 instead of the current I-77 crossing near Fancy Gap.
I-79 lasted long enough to get onto NCDOT Interstate Status maps...

1958-59 NCDOT annual report
I-79 on the status map
1958-59 NCDOT annual report

1962-63 NCDOT annual report
I-79 renumbered as I-77
1962-63 NCDOT annual report

Last Update: 15 July 2017

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