Bannered routes of U.S. Route 221

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U.S. Route 221 marker

U.S. Route 221
Highway system

Several bannered routes of U.S. Route 221 exist. In order from south to north they are as follows.

Existing[edit]

Perry truck route[edit]


U.S. Route 221 Truck
Location: Perry, Florida
Length: 5.2 mi[1] (8.4 km)

U.S. Route 221 Truck (US 221 Truck) directs truck drivers, that are passing through, to follow US 19 going northwest of Perry, then crosses back to US 221 via County Road 359A.[2]

Chesnee–Rutherfordton alternate route[edit]


U.S. Route 221 Alternate
Location: Chesnee, SCRutherfordton, NC
Length: 26.2 mi[3] (42.2 km)
Existed: 1941–present

U.S. Route 221 Alternate (US 221A) was established in 1941 when mainline US 221 was realigned further west along a straight route between Chesnee and Rutherfordton. Starting in Chesnee, the alternate route follows the original route going east to Cowpens National Battlefield before going north into North Carolina; it then goes through the communities of Cliffside, Henrietta, Caroleen, and Alexander Mills before reaching Forest City. At Forest City, it goes west to Spindale then finally in Rutherfordton, where it reconnects with main US 221. In 1971, US 221A alignment was adjusted in Cliffside.[4] In South Carolina it is bannered, while in North Carolina an "A" is affixed in the shield.[5]

Marion business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 221 Business
Location: Marion, North Carolina
Length: 5.0 mi[6] (8.0 km)
Existed: 1991–present

U.S. Route 221 Business (US 221 Bus), established in 1991, is a 5-mile (8.0 km) business loop through downtown Marion, via Main Street. It follows the old US 221 alignment before it was rerouted onto Marion Bypass, located west of the city. It also shares a partial overlap with US 70 north of the city center area.[7]

Linville–Boone truck route[edit]


U.S. Route 221 Truck
Location: LinvilleBoone, NC
Length: 16.9 mi[8] (27.2 km)
Overlapping US 221, 321, and 421 Truck routes along NC 105, in Boone

U.S. Route 221 Truck (US 221 Truck) provides an alternate route for truck drivers between Linville and Boone, via NC 105. It avoids an 18-mile (29 km) drive of endless curves and constant elevation changes along a stretch of US 221 between Linville and Blowing Rock, dubbed the Little Parkway Scenic Byway. In Boone, the truck route overlaps with US 321 Truck and US 421 Truck.[2]

Jefferson business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 221 Business
Location: West JeffersonJefferson, NC
Length: 4.4 mi[9] (7.1 km)
Existed: 1981–present

U.S. Route 221 Business (US 221 Bus), established in November, 1981, is a 4.4-mile (7.1 km) business loop through West Jefferson (via Jefferson Avenue and Second Street) and Jefferson (via Main Street). Sharing partial overlaps with NC 194 and NC 88, it follows the original US 221 alignment before it was rerouted onto new bypass route east of the towns in September, 1981.[10][11]

Bedford business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 221 Business
Location: Bedford, Virginia
Length: 2.9 mi[12] (4.7 km)
Existed: 1999–present

U.S. Route 221 Business (US 221 Bus), established in 1999, this 2.9 miles (4.7 km) route follows the old mainline US 221 through the town of Bedford.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google Inc. "US 221 Truck - Perry, FL". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=S+Jefferson+St&daddr=30.1310727,-83.5996009+to:US-221+N&hl=en&ll=30.124491,-83.575401&spn=0.06184,0.111494&sll=30.11677,-83.57729&sspn=0.061845,0.111494&geocode=FTBEywEdWJ4E-w%3BFYDDywEdEF8E-ymxuTZwegLsiDHTS2cvBbZNhw%3BFfb_ywEdtIgE-w&vpsrc=6&mra=dpe&mrsp=1&sz=14&via=1&t=p&z=14. Retrieved January 14, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Truck U.S. Routes". Retrieved January 14, 2012. 
  3. ^ Google Inc. "US 221A". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=N+Alabama+Ave&daddr=35.21374,-81.77693+to:35.35426,-81.92186+to:S+Main+St&hl=en&ll=35.227111,-81.823425&spn=0.467229,0.891953&sll=35.338794,-81.871834&sspn=0.116647,0.222988&geocode=FWpTGAIdDOke-w%3BFaxRGQId3i4g-ymT5zwGpxZXiDHzpFZlF6G4kg%3BFZR2GwIdvPgd-ymJ2LSbEEFXiDHbMdA0XUpELQ%3BFSajGwId0Gwd-w&vpsrc=6&mra=dpe&mrsp=2&sz=13&via=1,2&t=p&z=11. Retrieved 2012-01-14.
  4. ^ "US and NC Route Changes (1971-08-05)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. August 5, 1971. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  5. ^ "NCRoads.com: U.S. 221". Retrieved January 14, 2012. 
  6. ^ Google Inc. "US 221 Business - Marion, NC". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=US-221+N&daddr=35.68349,-82.00871+to:Route+221%2FUS-221+N&hl=en&ll=35.687,-82.007017&spn=0.058071,0.111494&sll=35.70927,-82.034204&sspn=0.014514,0.027874&geocode=FU4wIAIdDB0d-w%3BFaJ8IAIdeqUc-ym_P9kR8LJQiDEZDHjL8JG3aA%3BFarsIAIdEjYc-w&vpsrc=6&mra=me&mrsp=1,0&sz=16&t=p&z=14&via=1. Retrieved January 14, 2012.
  7. ^ "US and NC Route Changes (1991-01-18)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. January 18, 1991. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  8. ^ Google Inc. "US 221 Truck - Linville-Boone, NC". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=N+Carolina+105+N%2FHwy+105+Extension+N&daddr=N+Carolina+105+N&hl=en&ll=36.158113,-81.743774&spn=0.230904,0.445976&sll=36.205187,-81.671859&sspn=0.007211,0.013937&geocode=FcZmJgIdesEe-w%3BFR90KAIdDNIh-w&vpsrc=6&mra=me&mrsp=1,0&sz=17&t=p&z=12. Retrieved January 14, 2012.
  9. ^ Google Inc. "US 221 Business - Jefferson, NC". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=US-221+N&daddr=35.68349,-82.00871+to:Route+221%2FUS-221+N&hl=en&ll=35.687,-82.007017&spn=0.058071,0.111494&sll=35.70927,-82.034204&sspn=0.014514,0.027874&geocode=FU4wIAIdDB0d-w%3BFaJ8IAIdeqUc-ym_P9kR8LJQiDEZDHjL8JG3aA%3BFarsIAIdEjYc-w&vpsrc=6&mra=me&mrsp=1,0&sz=16&t=p&z=14&via=1. Retrieved January 14, 2012.
  10. ^ "US and NC Route Changes (1981-09-01)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. September 1, 1981. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  11. ^ "US and NC Route Changes (1981-11-01)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. November 1, 1981. Retrieved May 12, 2014. 
  12. ^ Google Inc. "US 221 Business - Bedford, VA". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Blue+Ridge+Ave&daddr=Forest+Rd&hl=en&ll=37.343754,-79.517756&spn=0.055203,0.111494&sll=37.348318,-79.503776&sspn=0.00345,0.006968&geocode=Fbq2OQIdBzNC-w%3BFbTiOQId5N1C-w&vpsrc=6&mra=me&mrsp=1,0&sz=18&t=p&z=14. Retrieved January 14, 2012.
  13. ^ "Business U.S. Routes from US 99 to US 701". Retrieved January 14, 2012. 

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