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Greenville finally gets interstate highway connection

Greenville had been one of the largest U.S. cities without an interstate highway.
Greenville had been one of the largest U.S. cities without an interstate highway.(WITN)
Published: Jun. 22, 2022 at 4:55 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 22, 2022 at 11:43 AM EDT
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PITT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Greenville now officially has an interstate highway.

At a ceremony this morning, new signs were unveiled for I-587.

Last fall, 37 miles of U.S. 264 was renamed Interstate 587. That stretch of highway was widened and resurfaced to bring it up to interstate standards.

The state Department of Transportation said before the new designation, Greenville was one of the largest cities in the U.S. not served by an interstate.

Wednesday’s ceremony showcased the signs which will stand throughout Wilson, Greene, and Pitt counties.

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