RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory says getting a section of a North Carolina highway designated a future interstate would help Greenville with economic development and improved access to East Carolina University and the region.
McCrory said Wednesday that the state Department of Transportation will seek federal approval for the future interstate label for U.S. Highway 264 from its split with U.S. 64 in Zebulon east to Greenville. The governor says Greenville is the largest metropolitan area in the state without an interstate.
A news release says the application must be turned in later this month to the Federal Highway Administration and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. A decision is expected by the end of the year.