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The I-40 sign at Exit 420 doesn’t include the name of Gordon Road. Why not?

Ken Little

Exit 420 on I-40

Those signs along I-40 “are being reviewed for additional upgrades adding road names along the corridor,” says Joseph Chance, N.C. Department of Transportation deputy division traffic engineer.

“This request came through about two months ago and I am working with the Raleigh staff on the review,” Chance says.

Generally speaking, names of towns and roads are only placed on Interstate signs if they meet certain criteria laid out in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices published by the Federal Highway Administration.

Examples of applicable criteria include the presence nearby of a post office, or the road crossing a major interchange or interstate route, such as  I-95 at the Benson I-40 interchange, Chance says.

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