Bannered routes of U.S. Route 421

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U.S. Route 421 marker

U.S. Route 421
Highway system

Several bannered routes of U.S. Route 421 exist. In order from south to north they are as follows.

Existing[edit]

Wilmington truck route[edit]


U.S. Route 421 Truck
Location: Wilmington, North Carolina
Length: 1.0 mi[1] (1.6 km)
Existed: 2009–present

U.S. Route 421 Truck (US 421 Truck), established on March 2009, is a truck route along Front Street from US 421 (Burnett Boulevard) to the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge.[2]

The entire route is in Wilmington, New Hanover County.

Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
0.0 0.0 US 421 (Burnett Boulevard) – Carolina Beach US 421 Truck begins
1.0 1.6
US 76 west / US 421 north / US 17 Bus. south – Leland, Whiteville, Clinton
US 421 Truck ends
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


North Wilkesboro business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 421 Business
Location: North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
Length: 6.2 mi[3] (10.0 km)
Existed: 1969–present

U.S. Route 421 Business (US 421 Bus) was established on November, 1969 as a renumbering of all US 421A and part of mainline US 421. The 6.2 miles (10.0 km) route begins along Statesville Avenue heading into downtown North Wilkesboro, where it follows along Main Street, 6th Street, and D Street. It reconnects with mainline US 421 in Wilkesboro.[4]

The entire route is in Wilkes County.

Location Mile[3] km Destinations Notes
  0.0 0.0 US 421 / NC 115 south – Winston-Salem, Boone, Statesville South end of NC 115 overlap
North Wilkesboro 3.0 4.8 NC 18 north / NC 268 east – Sparta, Elkin North end of NC 18/NC 115 and east end of NC 268 overlap
3.5 5.6 NC 18 south / NC 268 west – Wilkesboro South end of NC 18 and west end of NC 268 overlap
Wilkesboro 6.2 10.0 US 421 / NC 16 – Winston-Salem, Boone, Jefferson
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


Boone truck route[edit]


U.S. Route 421 Truck
Location: Boone, North Carolina
Length: 4.8 mi[5] (7.7 km)

U.S. Route 421 Truck (US 421 Truck), is an alternate route for trucks in Boone, which are not allowed to go through the downtown area. The route starts south on NC 105 from US 421 Kings Street to NC Highway 105 Bypass, then back to US 421 west of Boone. US 221 Truck and US 321 Truck also overlap along the route.

The entire route is in Boone, Watauga County.

Mile[5] km Destinations Notes
0.0 0.0 US 221 north / US 421 / NC 194 (Kings Street) – Todd, West Jefferson, Wilkesboro North end of US 221 and NC 105 overlap
0.8 1.3 US 221 south / US 321 (Blowing Rock Road) – Blowing Rock, ASU South end of US 221 overlap
3.0 4.8 NC 105 south – Linville, Banner Elk South end of NC 105 overlap
4.8 7.7 US 321 / US 421 / NC 194 – Mountain City, Boone
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


Gate City business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 421 Business
Location: Gate City, Virginia
Length: 2.65 mi[6][7] (4.26 km)

U.S. Route 421 Business (US 421 Bus) is a business route of US 421 in Scott County. The business route is co-existent with US 23 Business and US 58 Business through Gate City. US 421 Business begins at the east end of the town at an intersection with US 421, US 23 and US 58. The business route heads west along Kane Street, which crosses Norfolk Southern Railway's Appalachia Division rail line on its way to the downtown area, where the route meets the southern end of SR 71 (Jackson Street). US 421 Business turns west onto Jackson Street and parallels the rail line to the business route's western end at an interchange with US 421, US 23, and US 58 just west of the western town limit of Gate City.[6][7]

Future[edit]

Sanford business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 421 Business
Location: Sanford, North Carolina

U.S. Route 421 Business (US 421 Bus) will be an approximately 10-mile (16 km) business loop along Horner Boulevard, through downtown Sanford. Approved by AASHTO on May 3, 2013, its official establishment is dependent on the completion of the Sanford bypass, which mainline US 421 will be rerouted along, sharing with already established NC 87 Bypass.[8][9]

Former[edit]

Wilmington business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 421 Business
Location: Wilmington, North Carolina
Length: 2.4 mi[10] (3.9 km)
Existed: 1970–1979

U.S. Route 421 Business (US 421 Bus) was established by 1970 as a renumbering of mainline US 421 along Third Street to the Isabel Holmes Bridge. The business loop was decommissioned by 1979.[11]

Clinton alternate route[edit]

U.S. Route 421A
Location: Clinton, North Carolina
Existed: 1952–1960

U.S. Route 421 Alternate (US 421A), was established by 1952 when mainline US 421 was bypassed west. It followed Lisbon Street and McKay Streets, with a partial overlap with US 701A. In 1960, the route was renumbered as US 421 Business.[12]

Clinton business loop[edit]


U.S. Route 421 Business
Location: Clinton, North Carolina
Existed: 1960–1963

U.S. Route 421 Business (US 421 Bus) was established in 1960 as a renumbering of US 421A through downtown Clinton, via Lisbon Street and McKay Streets. By 1963 it was decommissioned.[11]

North Wilkesboro alternate route[edit]

U.S. Route 421A
Location: North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
Length: 4.3 mi[13] (6.9 km)
Existed: 1957–1969

U.S. Route 421 Alternate (US 421A), was established in 1957 when mainline US 421 was bypassed south through Wilkesboro; the old alignmet continued to go through downtown North Wilkesboro via D Street. On November, 1969, it was renumbered as part of US 421 Business.[12][4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google Inc. "US 421 Truck - Wilmington". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=S+Front+St&daddr=S+Front+St&hl=en&ll=34.219716,-77.936025&spn=0.02885,0.055747&sll=34.224906,-77.944694&sspn=0.007212,0.013937&geocode=FZ4HCgId56Na-w%3BFeA-CgIdQp1a-w&mra=me&mrsp=1,0&sz=17&t=p&z=15. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
  2. ^ "US 421Trk Route Change (2009-03-09)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. March 9, 2009. Retrieved January 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Google Inc. "US 421 Business - North Wilkesboro". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=N+Carolina+115+N%2FUS-421+BUS+N%2FStatesville+Rd&daddr=36.1619754,-81.1459163+to:US-421+BUS&hl=en&ll=36.147024,-81.14665&spn=0.056348,0.111494&sll=36.137052,-81.100849&sspn=0.007044,0.013937&geocode=FU9nJwIdnHYq-w%3BFbfJJwIdxM8p-ylpUjo3I3NRiDEh3rpJk22jkw%3BFfSaJwIdsjcp-w&mra=dme&mrsp=0&sz=17&via=1&t=p&z=14. Retrieved February 11, 2013.
  4. ^ a b "US 421 Route Change (1969-11-06)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. November 6, 1969. Retrieved February 11, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Google Inc. "US 421 Truck - Boone". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=E+King+St&daddr=36.2015826,-81.6814621+to:N+Carolina+194+S%2FUS-321+N%2FUS-421+N&hl=en&ll=36.211939,-81.688156&spn=0.056301,0.111494&sll=36.20543,-81.662664&sspn=0.056306,0.111494&geocode=FXueKAIdWNQh-w%3BFW5kKAIdyqMh-ykR6VdjcPpQiDG13ygXV-4vjA%3BFeXUKAIdMgsh-w&mra=dpe&mrsp=1&sz=14&via=1&t=p&z=14. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
  6. ^ a b Google Inc. "US 421 Business - Gate City, Virginia". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Unknown+road&daddr=US-58+BUS+W%2FDaniel+Boone+Rd&hl=en&ll=36.633782,-82.579765&spn=0.057649,0.111494&sll=36.63237,-82.610503&sspn=0.007206,0.013937&geocode=FSQNLwIdlSEU-w%3BFXj2LgIdCXMT-w&mra=dme&mrsp=1&sz=17&t=p&z=14. Retrieved February 24, 2013.
  7. ^ a b "2010 Traffic Data". Virginia Department of Transportation. 2010. Retrieved October 24, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Special Committee on US Route Numbering Report to SCOH on May 3, 2013 Meeting" (PDF). AASHTO. May 3, 2013. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  9. ^ North Carolina Department of Transportation (January 16, 2013) (PDF). Map US 421 Lee (Map). https://connect.ncdot.gov/resources/safety/Route%20Changes/Proposed/Map%20US%20421%20Lee%20130116.pdf. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  10. ^ Google Inc. "US 421 Bus - Wilmington". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=US-421+N%2FUS-76+W&daddr=34.246135,-77.94724+to:N+Carolina+133+N%2FUS-17+N%2FUS-421+N%2FUS-74+E&hl=en&sll=34.239976,-77.935896&sspn=0.057687,0.111494&geocode=FUc9CgIdIKha-w%3BFfeNCgIdmJ5a-ynh9UJO6h-qiTEWU0Y9xmEGOA%3BFeylCgId0Hda-w&t=p&mra=ls&via=1&z=15. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
  11. ^ a b "NCRoads.com: U.S. 421". Retrieved February 24, 2013. [unreliable source]
  12. ^ a b "NCRoads.com: U.S. 421-A". Retrieved January 27, 2013. [unreliable source]
  13. ^ Google Inc. "US 421 Alternate - North Wilkesboro". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=N+Carolina+115+N%2FUS-421+BUS+N%2FStatesville+Rd&daddr=36.1619754,-81.1459162+to:Curtis+Bridge+Rd&hl=en&ll=36.153885,-81.145105&spn=0.056343,0.111494&sll=36.159741,-81.149139&sspn=0.007077,0.013937&geocode=FU-vJwId1kMq-w%3BFbfJJwIdxM8p-ylpUjo3I3NRiDEh3rpJk22jkw%3BFdmaJwIdVkwp-w&t=p&mra=dvme&mrsp=1&sz=17&via=1&z=14. Retrieved February 11, 2013.

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