Ahhhh the coveted HOV lane where drivers can bypass traffic if there are 2 or more people in their vehicle.
An Anonymous viewer says drivers are getting confused at I-77 and I-85.
This person writes on our See, Click, Fix page at wbtv.com, "I-77 Southbound HOV Lane over I-85 lacks signage confirming that it is indeed a continuation of I-77 South... it looks like the HOV lane is taking the vehicle onto I-85 North...seems like a simple fix with better signage."
We drove in the HOV lane on I-77 south until we passed the I-85 interchange and continued onto I-77 southbound.
On just the first run, we weren't confused at all. Here's why:
While on I-77 we saw the sign overhead saying I-85 is about a mile or so away.
Not only that, there's another sign for HOV drivers in the left median that says to get on I-85 you have to be in the right lane.
As we get closer to I-85, more confirmation was seen right above the HOV lane indicating by staying in this lane you will be continuing onto I-77 south.
NCDOT agreed the signage was clear saying: "This has been the road design... since 2004....as long as motorists stay in that lane there should be no confusion."
So the key here...pay attention!