North Carolina Highway 106
North Carolina Highway 106
|Maintained by GDOT and NCDOT|
|Length:||14.31 mi (23.03 km)
GA 246: 3.12 miles (5.02 km)
NC 106: 11.19 miles (18.01 km)
|West end:||US 23 / US 441 / SR 15 in Dillard, GA|
|East end:||US 64 / NC 28 in Highlands, NC|
|States:||Georgia, North Carolina|
|Counties:||GA: Rabun NC: Macon|
|Georgia State Routes
North Carolina Highway System
Georgia State Route 246 (SR 246) and North Carolina Highway 106 (NC 106) are actually a pair of highway designations that run concurrently on a single road that runs from U.S. Route 23/U.S. Route 441/SR 15 (US 23/US 441/SR 15) at Dillard, Georgia, northeast to US 64/NC 28 (Franklin Road westbound and Main Street eastbound) in Highlands, North Carolina, opposite First Street. It crosses the state line five times in a short distance as it winds around the mountains through switchbacks. It is known as Highlands Road in Rabun County, Georgia and Dillard Road in Macon County, North Carolina.
Route description 
It is an unusual highway in Georgia because a portion of the highway is actually located in North Carolina. Even part of the North Carolina portion of the road is maintained by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) rather than the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). The highway starts north of Dillard and climbs through the mountains to Sky Valley, Georgia, which is only accessible via an intersection in North Carolina (or via dirt road from the south). This mountainous route features scenic overlooks and waterfalls such as Estatoah Falls. It also passes the Scaly Mountain community and former ski area between Sky Valley and Highlands.
Previously there were five sets of welcome signs announcing the crossings of the state line. There is now only a single pair of signs (either at the middle or easternmost crossing), but with very small signs like mileposts marking each intermediate crossing, with GA or NC written from top to bottom instead of numbers.
The portion of SR 246 starting at US 441 and ending at the entrance to Sky Valley was named the Larry McClure Highway in 1999, after Larry McClure, who built Sky Valley Resort.
Major intersections 
||Dillard||0.00||0.00||US 23 / US 441 / SR 15 – Clayton, Franklin||Western terminus of GA 246|
||1.99||3.20||Georgia–North Carolina state line
Western terminus of NC 106
||2.22||3.57||North Carolina–Georgia state line|
||2.32||3.73||Georgia–North Carolina state line|
||2.69||4.33||North Carolina–Georgia state line|
||3.82||6.15||Georgia–North Carolina state line
Eastern terminus of GA 246
||Highlands||14.31||23.03||US 64 (Main Street) / NC 28 – Franklin, Brevard, Walhalla||Eastern terminus of NC 106|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi|
See also 
- Georgia Department of Transportation. Geographic Transportation Reporting Analysis and Query System (GeoTRAQS) (Map). http://www.dot.state.ga.us/maps/geotraqs/Pages/default.aspx. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
- North Carolina Department of Transportation (2012) (ESRI shapefile). Statewide Primary & Secondary Road Arcs (Map). http://dotw-xfer01.dot.state.nc.us/gisdot/DistDOTData/LRS_ARCS_SHP.zip. Retrieved 2012-07-05.
- Google Inc. Google Maps – Overview Map of Georgia State Route 246 and North Carolina Highway 106 (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=State+Route+106&daddr=Dillard+Rd&hl=en&sll=35.051641,-83.208518&sspn=0.033867,0.02914&geocode=FSbRFQIdHqgH-w%3BFQHkFgIdem0K-w&oq=Highlands&mra=ls&t=h&z=12. Retrieved April 4, 2012.
- Staff. "Alerts Page". Georgia Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 4, 2012.