Road Information

Interstate 85 in North Carolina Total Mileage in State: 234 miles
Northern End: At Virginia state line
Southern End: At South Carolina state line
Mileage covered in Photos: 234 miles
Counties covered in Photos: Cleveland, Gaston, Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Rowan, Davidson, Randolph, Guilford, Alamance, Orange, Durham, Granville, Vance, Warren
Major Junctions in Photos: I-485, near Charlotte
I-77, in Charlotte
I-485, near Concord
I-74, in Archdale
I-73, in Greensboro
I-40, in Greensboro
US 70, in Durham
Control Cities in Photos: Gastonia, Charlotte, Concord, Kannapolis, Lexington, Thomasville, Greensboro, Burlington, Durham, Oxford, Henderson
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South Carolina Border to Charlotte
   

North Carolina welcome sign as Interstate 85 North enters the Tar Heel State.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

The speed limit on Interstate 85 North starts out at 65 mph.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 1.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 2: NC 216 - Kings Mountain National Military Park  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North in North Carolina begins in Cleveland County.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Rest Area on Interstate 85 North.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 3.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North reassurance shield.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 5: Dixon School Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 6.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Mileage sign on Interstate 85 North. It's 11 miles to Gastonia and 31 miles to Charlotte.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 8 to Kings Mountain Area Parks Gateway.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 8: NC 161 - Kings Mountain  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North entering Gaston County.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 10A: US 29 / US 74 East  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North reassurance shield.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 10B: US 74 West - Kings Mountain / Shelby  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Gore point signage for Exit 10B.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

All trucks must enter the Weigh Station ahead unless cleared in motion.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at the Weigh Station in Gaston County.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take any of the next 7 exits to Gastonia.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

At mile marker 12, as Interstate 85 North gains a third travel lane, this truck restriction takes effect. Trucks 3 or more axles are prohibited in the left lane for the next 31 miles.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 13: Edgewood Rd / Bessemer City  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 14: NC 274 - E Bessemer City / W Gastonia  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 15.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 17 to the Gaston County Museum, Gaston College, and Dallas.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Approaching Exit 17, the speed limit decreases to 60 mph and remains that way until Interstate 85 North begins to depart the Charlotte area.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 17: US 321 - Gastonia / Lincolnton  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 19 to the Greyhound Train Stations.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 19: NC 7 - E Gastonia  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 20 to Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden and Schiele Museum & Planetarium.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 20: NC 279 - Dallas / New Hope Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 21: Cox Rd / Ranlo  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 22: Cramerton / Lowell  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 23: NC 7 - Lowell / McAdenville  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North reassurance shield.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Mileage sign on Interstate 85 North. It's 15 miles to Charlotte and 33 miles to Concord.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 26: Mt Holly / Belmont / Belmont Abbey College  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 27: NC 273 - Belmont / Mt Holly  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North entering Mecklenburg County.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at the Weigh Station upon entering Mecklenburg County.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North approaching Exit 30 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 29 to the U.S. National Whitewater Center.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 29: Sam Wilson Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 30: Interstate 485 / To Interstate 77 - Pineville / Huntersville  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North as it enters the Charlotte city limits.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 32: CLT Airport / Little Rock Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 33 to Billy Graham Library.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 33: Billy Graham Pkwy / Farmers Market  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

The speed limit remains 60 mph for the time being.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 34: NC 27 - Freedom Dr / Tuckaseegee Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 35.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 35: Glenwood Dr  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 36: NC 16 / To US 74 East - Brookshire Blvd / Downtown  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North approaching Exit 38 - 1 1/2 miles.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 37.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 37 to Johnson C Smith University.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 37: Beatties Ford Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 38: Interstate 77 / US 21 - Statesville / Columbia  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Charlotte to Greensboro
   

Interstate 85 North at Exit 39: Statesville Ave / Statesville Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North reassurance shield.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 40: Graham St  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 41: Sugar Creek Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 42: US 29 / NC 49 - N Tryon St  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Beyond Exit 42, the speed limit finally sees a slight increase to 65 mph.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 43: To NC 49 - University City Blvd / To Ikea Blvd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exits 45B and 46B to University Research Park.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 45A to UNC Charlotte.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Also take Exit 45A to Charlotte Museum of History.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 45A: NC 24 East - Harris Blvd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 45B: NC 24 West - Harris Blvd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 46A to PNC Music Pavilion and Exit 46B to University Research Park.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 46A: Mallard Creek Church Rd East  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 46B: Mallard Creek Church Rd West  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North approaching Exit 48 - 1/2 mile.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North reassurance shield.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 48: Interstate 485 - Huntersville / Matthews  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

This section of Interstate 85 is also called the Jeff Gordon Expressway.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 49 to Charlotte Motor Speedway.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North entering Cabarrus County.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take any of the next 6 exits to Concord.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 49: Bruton Smith Blvd / Concord Mills Blvd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North reassurance shield.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Mileage sign on Interstate 85 North. It's 27 miles to Salisbury and 76 miles to Greensboro.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 52 to Concord Regional Airport.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 52: Poplar Tent Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take any of the next 5 exits to Kannapolis.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 54: Kannapolis Pkwy / George W Liles Pkwy  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 54.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 55 to Rowan-Cabarrus Community College South Campus.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 55: NC 73 - Davidson Hwy / Huntersville  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 58 to Landis and Monroe.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 58: US 29 / US 601 - Concord / Kannapolis  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Rest Area on Interstate 85 North in Cabarrus County.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 60: Dale Earnhardt Blvd / Copperfield Blvd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 63 to Intimidators Stadium.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 63: Kannapolis  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North entering Rowan County.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Welcoome sign for Rowan County.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North approaching Exit 68 - 1 1/4 miles.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 68: NC 152 - China Grove / Rockwell  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Due to all the construction we just went through, the speed limit just now finally increases to 70 mph.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 70: Webb Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 71: Peeler Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 72: Peach Orchard Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take any of the next 3 exits to Salisbury.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 74: Julian Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Speed Limit - 70 mph.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 75: US 601 North - Jake Alexander Blvd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 76 to Pfeiffer University, Catawba College, and Livingstone College.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Also take Exit 76 to Historic Salisbury and Tourist Info Center.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 76: US 52 South - Salisbury / Albemarle  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 77.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 79 to High Rock Lake.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Also take Exit 79 to the North Carolina Transportation Museum.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 79: Spencer / E Spencer  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 81: Long Ferry Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 82.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North entering Davidson County.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 84: To US 29 South / To US 70 West / To NC 150 - Spencer  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Mileage sign on Interstate 85 North. It's 30 miles to Winston-Salem and 43 miles to Greensboro.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 85.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 86: Belmont Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North / US 29 North / US 52 North / US 70 East reassurance shields. There's a lot of concurrency going on here.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 87 to Interstate 85 Business.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 87: US 29 / US 52 / US 70 - Lexington / Winston-Salem  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take either of the next 2 exits to High Rock Lake.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 88 to Davidson County Airport.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 88: NC 47 - Hargrave Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take any of the next 3 exits to Lexington.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 90.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 91: NC 8 - Lexington / Southmont  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 94: Old US 64  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North reassurance shield.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 96 to Davidson County Community College.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Also take Exit 96 to North Carolina Zoological Park.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 96: US 64 - Lexington / Asheboro  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Mileage sign on Interstate 85 North. Thomasville - 8 miles, High Point - 19 miles, and Greensboro - 30 miles.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 98.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

The Rest Area ahead also houses a NC Vietnam Veterans Memorial.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at the Rest Area in Davidson County.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 100.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take either of the next 2 exits to Thomasville.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 102 to Piedmont Crossing and the Baptist Childrens Home.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 102: Lake Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 103: NC 109 - Thomasville  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North entering Randolph County.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 106: Finch Farm Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 108: Hopewell Church Rd / Trinity  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 109.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 111 to High Point University.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 111: Main St / Archdale / Downtown High Point  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North approaching Exits 113B-C - 1 1/2 miles.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North entering Guilford County.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 113A to Archdale.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 113A: NC 62  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exits 113B-C: Interstate 74 / US 311 - Asheboro / Winston-Salem  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

The speed limit remains 70 mph.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 118: Interstate 85 Business / US 29 South / US 70 West - High Point  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North approaching Exits 120A-B - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 120A to US 220 toward Asheboro. Take Exit 120B to PTI Airport.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 119: Groometown Rd / To Grandover Pkwy  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 120A: Interstate 85 Business North / US 29 North / US 70 East - Greensboro  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Gore point signage for Exit 120A.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 120B: Interstate 73 North / US 421 North / To Interstate 40 West - Winston-Salem  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Greensboro to Durham
   

Interstate 85 North passing under Interstate 73 and the ramps to and from it.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 124 to Greensboro.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 124: S Elm-Eugene St  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 126: US 421 - Sanford  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

View of the ramp for Exit 126A.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

View of the ramp for Exit 126B.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North reassurance shield.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 128: Alamance Church Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Mileage sign on Interstate 85 North. It's 18 miles to Burlington, 50 miles to Durham, and 78 miles to Raleigh.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 129: Youngs Mill Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

At mile marker 130, the speed limit decreases to 65 mph.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North approaching Exit 131 - 1/4 mile.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 131 to Interstate 85 Business South.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 131: Interstate 40 West / Interstate 785 North / Interstate 85 Business South / To US 70 - Greensboro  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 132 to McLeansville.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 132: Mt Hope Church Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North as it prepares to merge into Interstate 40 East ahead.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North as its concurrency with Interstate 40 East begins.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North / Interstate 40 East reassurance shields.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

The speed limit is 65 mph during the entire Interstate 85 / Interstate 40 concurrency.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Mileage sign on Interstate 85 North / Interstate 40 East. It's 13 miles to Burlington and 45 miles to Durham.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North / Interstate 40 East at mile marker 134.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 135 to Sedalia.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 135 to Charlotte Hawkins Brown At the Palmer Memorial Institute.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North / Interstate 40 East at Exit 135: Rock Creek Dairy Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Dual Interstate 85 North / Interstate 40 East reassurance shields.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

The speed limit remains 65 mph.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Trucks 3 axles or more are prohibited in the two leftmost lanes on Interstate 85 / Interstate 40 for the next 27 miles.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 138 to Whitsett.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North / Interstate 40 East at Exit 138: NC 61 - Gibsonville  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North / Interstate 40 East entering Alamance County.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Rest Area on Interstate 85 North / Interstate 40 East upon entering Alamance County.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 140 to Elon University.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North / Interstate 40 East at Exit 140: University Dr / Elon  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North / Interstate 40 East at Exit 141: Huffman Mill Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 143 to Burlington-Alamance Regional Airport and Alamance Battleground State Historic Site.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North / Interstate 40 East at Exit 143: NC 62 - Downtown Burlington / Alamance  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Mileage sign on Interstate 85 North / Interstate 40 East. It's 4 miles to Graham and 34 miles to Durham.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North / Interstate 40 East at Exit 145: NC 49 - Downtown Burlington / Liberty  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North / Interstate 40 East at mile marker 146.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North / Interstate 40 East at Exit 147: NC 87 - Graham / Pittsboro  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North / Interstate 40 East at Exit 148: NC 54 - Chapel Hill / Carrboro  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 150 to Green Level and Roxboro.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 150 to Alamance Community College and Scott Family Collection.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North / Interstate 40 East at Exit 150: Haw River  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North / Interstate 40 East at Exit 152: Trollingwood Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North / Interstate 40 East at Exti 153: NC 119 - Mebane  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North / Interstate 40 East at Exit 154: Mebane-Oaks Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North / Interstate 40 East at mile marker 155.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North / Interstate 40 East entering Orange County.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North / Interstate 40 East at Exit 157: Buckhorn Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

When the Weigh Station ahead is open, all trucks must enter it unless they're cleared in motion.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North / Interstate 40 East at the Weigh Station in Orange County.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North / Interstate 40 East at mile marker 159.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 161 for NC 86 North Truck Route.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North / Interstate 40 East at Exit 160: Efland  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North / Interstate 40 East at Exit 161: To US 70 East / To NC 86 North  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North / Interstate 40 East approaching Exit 163 - 2 miles.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North / Interstate 40 East approaching Exit 163 - 1 mile. Interstate 85 North traffic should now move to the 3 leftmost lanes.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 163 (Interstate 40 East) to South Durham. Follow Interstate 85 North to North Durham.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North / Interstate 40 East at Exit 163: Interstate 40 East - Raleigh  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

View of the split of Interstate 85 North / Interstate 40 East and the gore point signage for Exit 163.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North reassurance shield.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 164: Hillsborough  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

The speed limit remains 65 mph on Interstate 85 North as it approaches the Durham area.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 165: NC 86 - Chapel Hill / Hillsborough  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 168.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 170 to Bennett Place.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 170: To NC 751 - Duke University  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 172 to the Tourist Info Center.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North entering Durham County.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 172 to the Duke and VA Medical Centers.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Also take Exit 172 to North Carolina Central University.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 172 to US 15 South and To US 501 South toward Chapel Hill and Duke University.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 172: NC 147 South - Downtown Durham / Research Triangle Park  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Nearing downtown Durham, the speed limit decreases to 60 mph.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 173: Cole Mill Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 174: Hillandale Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 175 to NC School of Science and Math and Duke Homestead Tobacco Museum.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 175: NC 157 North - Guess Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 176 to the Bus & Train Stations and the Museum of Life & Science.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 175.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 176: US 501 North - Gregson St / Duke St / Northgate  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Durham to Virginia Border
   

Take Exit 177 to NC Central University and Durham Ballpark.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 177: US 15 Business / US 501 Business / NC 55 - Roxboro St / Avondale Dr  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 178 to Falls Lake Recreation Area.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 178: US 70 East - RDU Airport / Raleigh  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Stack interchange at Exit 178.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North / US 15 North reassurance shields.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

The speed limit remains 60 mph for a bit longer.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 179: East Club Blvd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North approaching Exit 180 - 1/4 mile.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 180: Glenn School Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Beyond Exit 180, the speed limit increases to 65 mph once again.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 181.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 182: Red Mill Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 183: Redwood Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North / US 15 North reassurance shields.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North entering Granville County.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Upon entering Granville County, the speed limit increases to 70 mph.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 186A: US 15 - Creedmoor  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 186B: Butner  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Mileage sign on Interstate 85 North. It's 18 miles to Oxford and 63 miles to South Hill.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 187.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 189: Butner  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 191 to Falls Lake Recreation Area.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Also take Exit 191 to Stem, Franklinton, and Louisburg.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 191 to Vance-Granville Community College South Campus as well.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 191: NC 56 - Butner / Creedmoor  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 193.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 196.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 198.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at the Rest Area in Granville County.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 202 to Stovall.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 202: US 15 - Oxford / Clarksville  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 204: NC 96 - Oxford  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 205.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 206: US 158 - Oxford  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Mileage sign on Interstate 85 North. Henderson - 7 miles, South Hill - 40 miles.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North entering Vance County. As you can see, the speed limit decreases to 65 mph just past the county line.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 209 to Vance-Granville Community College.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 209: Poplar Creek Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North reassurance shield.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take any of the next 4 exits to Henderson.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 212: Ruin Creek Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 213: Dabney Dr  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 214 to the Kerr Lake Recreation Area destinations listed here.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 214: NC 39 - Henderson  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 215: US 158 East  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 217 to the Kerr Lake Recreation Area destinations listed on this sign.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 217: Satterwhite Point Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 220 to Middleburg and Warrenton.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 220: US 1 / US 158 - Norlina / Flemingtown Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North reassurance shield.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 223 to the Kerr Lake Recreation Area destinations listed on this sign.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 223 to John H Kerr Dam.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North entering Warren County.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 223: Manson Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 226 to Bullocksville, County Line, and Kimball Point Recreation Areas.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 226: Ridgeway-Drewry Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 229: Oine Road  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Mileage sign on Interstate 85 North. It's 4 miles to the Virginia border and 97 miles to Richmond.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North approaching Exit 233 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 233: US 1 / US 401 - Wise. The Virginia border lies just ahead.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).