Eastern North Carolina has seen recent investments in its highways, rail systems and waterways, and more improvements are planned for the near future.
The region already provides direct connectivity to I-40, I-95, I-495 and I-795 as well as major U.S. Highways 70, 64, 264, 17, 117 and 258. Three planned interstates will further enhance the highway system. Plans are for U.S. 70 to eventually be renamed Interstate 42, U.S. 264 to become I-587, and U.S. 64 to become I-87.