Interstate 795 branches southeast from I-95 at Exit 119 and accompanies U.S. 264 along the southwestern outskirts of Wilson. I-795 and U.S. 264 (Future I-587) separate at a wye interchange south of Wiggins Mill Reservoir. U.S. 264 continues east to Greenville while I-795 turns south along a rural freeway to the towns of Fremont and Pikeville.
Paralleling U.S. 117 to the west, Interstate 795 reaches the north side of Goldbsboro at U.S. 70 Bypass (Future I-42). A cloverstack joins the two freeways adjacent to Lane Tree Golf Course. I-795 extends another 2.19 miles to U.S. 70 Business and North Carolina 581 just west of Downtown Goldsboro.
Exit numbers along I-795 increase from north to south. Counter to standard Interstate numbering, the sequence accommodates lengthening the route southward to Interstate 40. Supported by government officials in both Duplin and Wayne Counties, the 24 mile extension will directly replace or bypass portions of U.S. 117 between Goldsboro and I-40. Upgrading the corridor will require eliminating 35 at-grade intersections, around 100 driveways / business entrances and two railroad crossings.5
Future I-795 corridor signs were posted by December 2017. This assembly stands just south of U.S. 70 along the connector to NC 581 in Goldsboro. 12/14/17