North Carolina Highway 106

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State Route 246 markerNC 106 marker

Georgia State Route 246
North Carolina Highway 106
Route information
Maintained by GDOT and NCDOT
Length: 14.31 mi[1][2] (23.03 km)
GA 246: 3.12 miles (5.02 km)
NC 106: 11.19 miles (18.01 km)
Existed: 1940 – present
Major junctions
West end: US 23 / US 441 / SR 15 in Dillard, GA
North end: US 64 / NC 28 in Highlands, NC
Location
States: Georgia, North Carolina
Counties: GA: Rabun NC: Macon
Highway system
SR 245 SR 246 SR 247
NC 105 NC 106 NC 107

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 Dillard, Georgia to Highlands, North Carolina. The route is unique for its five state crossings between Georgia and North Carolina along the southern slopes of Kinley Mountain.

Route description[edit]

SR 246 begins at the intersection of US 23/US 441/SR 15, in Dillard, Georgia. As it enters North Carolina for the first time, the road widens to improve staying in the curves, with the north-east side becoming two lanes. During the third incursion in Georgia, there is an overlook with access to Estatoah Falls. By the final border crossing the highway will merge back into two-lanes. Continuing north in North Carolina, several roads near the border connect back into Georgia to the mountain resort area of Sky Valley. Passing through the community of Scaly Mountain, the highway ends at US 64/NC 28, in Highlands.[3]

In Georgia, the route is designated east-west, while in North Carolina it is north-south. While the highway is maintained by Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) until the final border crossing,[clarification needed] The highway is still recognized as NC 106 (Dillard Road) within North Carolina and same for SR 246 (Highlands Road/Larry McClure Highway) in Georgia.[clarification needed]

History[edit]

NC 106 was established in 1940 as new primary routing from the Georgia state line to Highlands. It has changed little since inception.

Originally, from 1921-1940, NC 106 traversed from NC 28, in Cashiers, to NC 10, in Sylva. In 1931, it was extended south to the South Carolina state line. In 1940, it was renumbered to NC 107 to sync with South Carolina.

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.

Junction list[edit]

NC 106 along Dillard Road, in Highlands, NC
County Location Mile
[1][2]
km Destinations Notes
Rabun Dillard 0.00 0.00 US 23 / US 441 / SR 15 – Clayton, Franklin Western terminus of SR 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 SR 246
Macon Highlands 14.31 23.03 US 64 / NC 28 (Main Street) – Franklin, Brevard, Walhalla Eastern terminus of NC 106
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


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