Until 1999, a truck bypass was signed around Downtown Kissimmee. It began where US 17-92 formerly turned from John Young Parkway onto West Emmett Street, and continued north in a straight line along John Young Parkway to US 192, where it turned east until it returned to US 17-92 at North Main Street (Orange Blossom Trail). The route existed from sometime during the 1980s until 1999, when US 17-92 itself was rerouted to bypass downtown Kissimmee.
U.S. Route 17 Business, also known as Kings Highway, was established by 1967 when mainline US 17 was bypassed west of Murrells Inlet. In 1981, it was extended north to near Briarcliffe Acres, after mainline US 17 was placed on a new highway bypass route. The 22.8-mile (36.7 km) business loop connects: Murrells Inlet, Garden City, Surfside Beach, and Myrtle Beach. The road is also a major route during the Bi-Lo Marathon weekend; miles 2-6 and also 19-21 run through this highway during the marathon.
The southernmost Business US 17 was the former routing of US 17 through the heart of Shalotte before a bypass was constructed to the west. The loop is 3.8 miles (6.1 km) in length and has the street name Main Street for its entire length. The middle segment is also concurrent with NC 130, which splits from Business US 17 in the north to travel to Whiteville, NC and splits in the south to travel to Holden Beach; this concurrency is also a wrong-way concurrency. There are about to repave this road very soon.
North of Shallotte's Business US 17 and just past the community of Supply, another business loop of US 17 forms just west of Bolivia, the small county seat of Brunswick County. This 7.5-mile (12.1 km) route is also called the Old Ocean Highway and passes through the center of Bolivia near its northern terminus.
The Business US 17 in Wilmington was the old routing of US 17 through the port city before the partial completion of the Wilmington Bypass, which in part is also designated as Interstate 140. Currently, US 17 follows US 421 northbound to its intersection with the Wilmington Bypass, where it joins I-140 eastbound to I-40 and continues to meet its business route's northern termini near Kirkland. The U.S. Highway 17 Truck designation was removed from Military Cutoff Road and Oleander Drive upon the opening of the bypass.
This business route has its southern terminus on Eagle Island (location of the USS North Carolina battleship) in Brunswick County. Crossing the Cape Fear River over the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge along with US 76 and US 421, the business route of US 17 enters the city of Wilmington. In downtown, Business US 17 leaves US 76 and makes a left unto South 3rd Street. Business US 17 follows the road until it reaches Downtown Wilmington, making a right unto Market Street. Traveling in an easterly direction, Business US 17 crosses US 117/NC 132 (which provides access to the eastern terminus of I-40) and US 74 (which provides access to Wrightsville Beach). Business US 17 darts northeast through Ogden and Kirkland before returning to its parent route near the New Hanover/Pender county line.
Like all the other business routes in the state, US 17 Business in Jacksonville was the former alignment of US 17. This business route was commissioned after the completion of the Jacksonville Bypass, which fully opened December 13, 2006. US 17, along with NC 24(which piggy-backs US 17 for 3 miles), was signed along this newly built freeway. The loop through the city along Wilmington Highway and Marine Boulevard is about 4.5 miles (7.2 km) in length.
U.S. Route 17 Business was established in 2000 as a renumbering of mainline US 17 through downtown New Bern, via Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Neuse Boulevard, Broad Street, and Front Street. In 2011, the business loop was extended south as mainline US 17 was placed on new freeway west of New Bern.
Historical Marker on US 17 Business in Williamston, North Carolina
The Southern end of this section of US 17 Business route branches from US 17 at the intersection with US 13. It turns into West Main Street at Williamston and reconnects with US 13/17 at the Northern end.
Though US Business 13 and US Business 17 leave together at the south end near Windsor, US Business 13 instantly branches off on its own to go closer to downtown Windsor. US Business 13 runs east and west along Water Street, then on South King Street along a wrong-way concurrency with North Carolina Highway 308. After NC 308 moves south onto Cooper Hill Road, US BUS 17 moves back to the northeast before eventually reuniting with US 17 in Merry Hill.
Though the southern end of this section of US Route 17 Business exists primarily in Hertford taking the concurrency of NC 37 with it, the north end stands alone in Winfall at the intersection of New Hope Road.
U.S. Route 17 Business was established in 1960 as a renumbering of US 17A through downtown Elizabeth City, via Ehringhaus Street and Road Street. The business loop has remained unchanged since its establishment.
U.S. Route 17 Bypass was established in 2004 as a controlled-access highway bypassing west of Elizabeth City. What makes this unique is that mainline US 17 continues along original 1953 bypass route (Hughes Boulevard).
Truck Business US 17 shield at northern terminus, Elizabeth City, NC.
U.S. Route 17 Truck Business is a unique truck route specifically for the US 17 Business loop in Elizabeth City. Following US 158 west from the Camden Causeway and north along (mainline) US 17 to the junction with Business US 17. The bypassed segment of US 17 Business not only has a weight limit precluding most trucks over two axles, but also passes through historic residential areas.
U.S. Route 17 Business was established in 1985 as a renumbering of mainline US 17 through South Mills, via Main Street. It is the northernmost US 17 Business in North Carolina. West of South Mills, it joins with NC 343 and continues north, rejoining with US 17.
An old alignment of US Route 17 along the Dismal Swamp Canal carries the US Route 17 Business designation north from the Dominion Boulevard intersection to Deep Creek, where US 17 Business crosses the canal on a small drawbridge, before proceeding north to rejoin US Route 17 at Interstate 64 (Exit 296).
US Route 17 Business through Gloucester consists of a 2.5-mile (4.0 km) loop, Main Street, that travels through the historic courthouse district, intersecting State Routes 3 and 14. VA 14 multiplexes with US 17 Business on the northern leg back to US 17. Main Street is likely a former alignment of US Route 17, due to several US 17 shields on it that lack a Business banner.
U.S. Route 17 Business in Saluda branches off of mainline US 17 (Tidewater Trail) to the northeast at Gloucester Road along with a concurrency with Virginia State Route 33. One block after the wye Virginia Secondary Route 618 joins the two routes from the intersection of Lovers Retreat Lane. At the intersection of General Puller Highway VA 33 turns right SSR 618 continues north onto Oakes Landing Road and BUS US 17 turns left. This segment also contains the name "School Street," and runs west until reaching mainline US 17 once again.
U.S. Business Route 17 through the vicinity of Fredericksburg, begins at the intersection of US 17 and Virginia State Route 2 southeast of Fredericksburg, where they both become Tidewater Trail. From there the road passes by Fredericksburg Country Club, Shannon Airport and the Fredericksburg Agricultural Fairgrounds. Within the city limits, Tidewater Trail becomes Dixon Street and crosses under the Blue and Gray Parkway interchange, then curves right before splitting onto southbound Princess Anne Street and northbound Caroline Street. Both streets cross under the Fredericksburg (VRE station), where US BUS 1 joins US BUS 17 along the same parallel one-way streets, until they reach Herndon Street and become a two-way street again at Princess Anne Street. US Bus 1 & 17 continues to run northwest until they reach US 1 where US BUS 1 terminates, but US BUS 17 joins and cross the Rappahannock River, and enters Falmouth. US BUS 17 leaves US 1 at the west end of Virginia State Route 218 where it runs northwest onto Warrenton Road before finally terminating at the north end of the I-95/US 17 multiplex at Exit 133-B.
U.S. Business Route 17 in Warrenton, Virginia is also multiplexed with U.S. Business Route 15 and U.S. Business Route 29, at least at the southern end. After James Madison Highway becomes Shirley Avenue, US Bus 15 leaves this concurrency at Falmouth Street. U.S. Route 211 joins the two Business routes as US BUS Route 211 runs east along Waterloo Street and US 211-BUS 17/29 become Broadview Avenue. As the triplex curves right, and intersects Roebling Street, it becomes Lee Highway, and US Bus 17 makes a left turn onto Broadview Avenue, a name it will keep until the intersection of Foxcroft Road and becomes James Madison Highway before terminating at the interchange with mainline US Route 17.
U.S. Business Route 17 through the vicinity of Marshall, Virginia runs northeast from Exit 27 on Interstate 66, partially along Virginia State Route 55 (Free State Road, West Main Street), then turns southeast onto Winchester Road as it reunites with US 17 at Exit 28 on I-66.
US 17 north at the interchange with the Roosevelt Expressway
Roosevelt Expressway is the bypass built as a spur of Interstate 10, which converted US 17 into a limited access Expressway north of Blanding Boulevard (SR 21), bypassing the Post Street/College Street route that Roosevelt Boulevard that goes through the Riverside-Avondale historic district, passing by McDuff Avenue (SR 129) to Interstate 10 eastbound. The expressway is accessible southbound via I-10 west as a left exit (exit 361).
The current design was preferred over the proposed River Oaks Freeway, which would have decimated the Avondale district. The partial interchanges with Blanding and I-10 reflect the nature of the original need of a bypass system. Intended to stimulate commerce and encourage connectivity to Jacksonville's downtown to and from the suburbs and Orange Park, while streamlining commutes and lessening the impact such travel was to potentially have on Jacksonville's oldest areas in the southwest side of town by removing high volume and choatic redevelopment from the streets of Avondale and Lakeside Park, the area east of the Roosevelt Expressway is now protected in the form of a zoning overlay largely allowed by the basic design of this alternate route. Roosevelt Expressway has been signed in the last number of years as Roosevelt Boulevard, even though it's still in the JTA books as Expressway. It is part of the Blue Star Memorial Highway, and named for President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
U.S. Route 17 Alternate in Savannah, Georgia was a route that existed from the 1950s to the 1990s. The route was constructed to provide motorists with a controlled highway alternative to U.S. Highway 17, which was a more rural route, via the newly constructed Eugene Talmadge Bridge. Originally US 17A was intended to become the new US 17 route, but the state of South Carolina disagreed with the re-routing. US 17A was undersigned with Georgia Route 25 Alternate.
In the late 1980s, the Eugene Talmadge Memorial Bridge needed to be taken down due to structural damage from ships which had crashed into the pilings. In its place, a much bigger, taller bridge was built. This bridge had pylons which could be seen for miles in all directions. In addition, an elevated road was built in back of the Savannah College of Art and Design campus, over Louisville Road, and eventually hooking up with Interstate 16. Now motorists had a direct, controlled route to travel to from Georgia to South Carolina without having to travel through urban Savannah. In addition this new bridge was signed as Georgia Route 404 Spur, as Interstate 16 was also signed as Georgia Route 404. The state now wished once again to re-route US 17 over the Eugene Talmadge Bridge. This time, South Carolina complied, and US 17 was re-routed north over the bridge into South Carolina. Other re-routings took place, and they are listed on this page. In addition, a new route was commissioned along part of the old US 17/GA 25 route, which was labeled State Route 25 Connector.
New US Highway 17: From Coastal Highway/Ogeechee Road's intersection with Interstate 516, the new US 17 runs northbound on I-516, then travels eastward on I-16, only to spur off on the newly erected GA S404/Eugene Talmadge Bridge, across the Savannah River and into South Carolina. Due to neglegence, US 17 highway roadsigns still remain standing on Coastal Highway in Garden City and Port Wentworth, as well as on Ogeechee Road in Savannah.
Georgia Route 25: Originally, GA 25 undersigned US 17 throughout its run in Georgia. GA 25 was re-routed up I-516 along US 17, but for the first time ever, was split off at the I-16 interchange. As US 17 now heads down I-16, GA 25 continues up I-516 northward until the final exit off Burnsed Blvd./GA C26 in Garden City, to where it travels a mere hundred feet northward hitting Main Street. At this point, GA 25 has reunited with its original route on Main Street/Coastal Highway, which it remains a part of, only now without US 17.
Georgia Route 25A: While US 17A was completely decommissioned, GA 25A was merely re-routed along the new US 17 beginning at the I-516/I-16 intersection where US 17 and GA 25 split. This specific route is unsigned.
US Highway 80/Georgia Route 26: Originally cosigned with US 17/GA 25 through Savannah via Montgomery Drive and Bay Street, US 80/GA 26 was halted early on Bay Street at its intersection with E. Lathrop Avenue. The road now continues southward down E. Lathrop to its intersection at Augusta Ave, then slightly eastward towards the Interstate 516 exit. US 80/GA 26 hops on I-516 southbound until it hops off on the Ogeechee Road/Coastal Highway exit along with US 17/GA 25. While US 17/GA 25 continues southwest, US 80/GA 26 continues in the opposite direction until it meets with Victory Drive. The routes then turn on Victory Drive east to Montgomery St., the route's original turning point. The rest of the route to Tybee Island remains unchanged.
U.S. Route 17-1 (US 17-1) was an original US highway, established in 1926; in North Carolina it was overlapped completely on NC 40. It starts, in Wilmington, on 5th Street at Market Street (US 17/NC 20, where it goes north to Nixon Street, then east to McRae Street and proceeds north on Castle Haynes Road. At Wallace, it follows today's NC 11 to Kenansville, then west, via today NC 24 Bus/NC 50, to Warsaw. Continuing north, it goes through Faison, Mount Olive, and through Goldsboro on George Street. Continuing north through Wilson, via Goldsboro Street and Herring Avenue, it connects Elm City, Rocky Mount, Battleboro, Halifax, and finally Weldon, via Washington Avenue and Sycamore Avenue. Entering Virginia, it connects through Emporia before reaching Petersburg, via Sycamore Street, ending at Washington Street (US 1).
In 1932, the entire route was renumbered, with most of the Wilmington-Wilson route to US 117 and all of Wilson-Petersburg route to US 301. Today, the entire route is paralleled with I-40 and I-95.