North Carolina Highway 184

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NC 184 marker

NC 184
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 10.3 mi[1] (16.6 km)
Existed: 1956 – present
Major junctions
South end: NC 105 in Sugar Mountain
North end: Pinnacle Ridge Road in Beech Mountain
Location
Counties: Avery, Watauga
Highway system
NC 183 NC 186

North Carolina Highway 184 (NC 184) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It runs from NC 105 at Tynecastle (Sugar Mountain) to the town of Beech Mountain.

Route description[edit]

Serving as a spur of NC 105, NC 184 allows easy connection from Boone or Linville to Banner Elk and golf/ski resorts at Sugar and Beech mountains. It is predominantly a two-lane mountain highway with a speed limit no greater than 45mph. Congestion is common, which peaks in early Autumn (fall colors) and Winter holidays. The highway crosses the Eastern Continental Divide just north of Tynecastle, but is unmarked.

The final part of the highway, from the stoplight in Banner Elk to the Town Hall on Beech Mountain, served as a major finish in the Tour DuPont Bike Race during the 1990s. Lance Armstrong also made his return to biking after cancer on 184 up Beech Mountain.

History[edit]

In 1937, NC 184 was originally established as a spur of NC 18 to Boiling Springs. Three years later (1940) it was renumbered to NC 150.[2]

The current route, established in 1956 as a new primary routing, connecting NC 105 to NC 194 in Banner Elk. Sometime during the mid-1980s, NC 184 was extended to its current northern terminus in Beech Mountain.[2]

Junction list[edit]

Old NC 184 end sign, in Banner Elk
County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Avery Sugar Mountain 0.0 0.0 NC 105 – Boone, Linville To Grandfather Mountain
1.6 2.6 Sugar Mountain Drive To ski area
Banner Elk 4.2 6.8 NC 194 north (Main Street) – Valle Crucis North end of NC 194 overlap
4.6 7.4 NC 194 south (Main Street) – Elk Park South end of NC 194 overlap
Watauga Beech Mountain 9.3 15.0 Ski Beech Road To ski area
10.3 16.6 Pinnacle Ridge Road
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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