NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Construction could begin in the next eight years to connect Norfolk to Raleigh by interstate.

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory delivered that message on Monday in Edenton, when he unveiled a "Future Interstate 87" sign.

Transportation leaders will invest money into Highways 64 and 17, getting them up to interstate standards.

The highway will eventually link to Interstates 64 and 464 in Chesapeake.