North Carolina Highway 242

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NC Highway 242 marker

NC Highway 242
Route of NC 242 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 94.2 mi[1] (151.6 km)
Existed: 1930 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 76 in Cerro Gordo
  US 74 / NC 130 near Evergreen
NC 87 / US 701 in Elizabethtown
US 421 near Spivey's Corner
US 13 in Spivey's Corner
I‑95 / NC 50 in Benson
US 301 / NC 27 / NC 50 in Benson
North end: I‑40 near Benson
Location
Counties: Columbus, Bladen, Cumberland, Sampson, Johnston
Highway system
NC 241 NC 251

North Carolina Highway 242 (NC 242) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It traverses from Cerro Gordo to Benson, connecting the cities of Bladenboro, Elizabethtown, and Roseboro.

Route description[edit]

Begin of NC 242 at I-40

NC 242 is a 94.2-mile (151.6 km) long rural highway that goes from US 76 in Cerro Gordo, to I-40, near Benson. It passes through Columbus, Bladen, Cumberland, Sampson and Johnston Counties. Some major cities, and towns it goes through are Cerro Gordo, Bladenboro, Elizabethtown, Roseboro, Spiveys Corner and Benson.

Although it passes through the southeastern tip of Cumberland County, it never goes near Fayetteville.

History[edit]

NC 242 was established in 1930 as a new primary route between NC 24, in Roseboro, and NC 60, in Beamans Crossroads.[2] In 1937, NC 242 was extended south as new primary routing to US 701/NC 41/NC 53, near Elizabethtown. In 1940, NC 242 was rerouted at Salemburg north to US 421, its old alignment became Odom Road (SR 1323).[3] Around 1946, NC 242 was extended southwest as new primary routing to NC 410, in Bladenboro. In 1948, NC 242 was extended to its current southern terminsu at US 76, in Cerro Gordo.[4] In 1952, NC 242 was extended north to NC 50, in Benson.[5] In 1988, NC 242 was extended north, through Benson, to its current northern terminus at I-40.[6]

Junction list[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Columbus Cerro Gordo 0.0 0.0 US 76 / Powell Street – Chadbourn, Fair Bluff
Evergreen 5.6 9.0 US 74 / NC 130 – Whiteville, Lumberton Future I-74
Bladen   16.9 27.2 NC 410 south – Chadbourn South end of NC 410 overlap
Bladenboro 19.2 30.9 NC 131 south (Whiteville Road) / White Street – Whiteville South end of NC 131 overlap
19.8 31.9
NC 211 Bus. (Seaboard Street)
19.9 32.0 NC 131 north / NC 410 north (Main Street) – Dublin North end of NC 131 / NC 410 overlap
  21.0 33.8 NC 211 (CDR Frank Elkins Memorial Highway) – Clarkton, Lumberton
  31.1 50.1 US 701 south – Whiteville South end of US 701 overlap
  31.3 50.4 NC 87 – Fayetteville, Southport
Elizabethtown 33.2 53.4
NC 41 south / NC 87 Bus. (Broad Street) – Fayetteville, Southport
South end of NC 41 overlap
Sutton's Corner 34.5 55.5 US 701 north / NC 41 north / NC 53 east – White Lake North end of US 701 / NC 41 and south end of NC 53 overlap
34.6 55.7 NC 53 west – Fayetteville North end of NC 53 overlap
Cumberland   51.8 83.4 NC 210 – Fayetteville, Moores Creek
Sampson   57.3 92.2 NC 411 east – Garland Western terminus of NC 411
Roseboro 59.0 95.0 NC 24 (Fayetteville Highway) – Fayetteville, Clinton
  72.7 117.0 US 421 south – Clinton South end of US 421 overlap
Spivey's Corner 76.7 123.4 US 13 – Fayetteville, Goldsboro
77.7 125.0 US 421 north – Dunn North end of US 421 overlap
Johnston McKoy 81.5 131.2 NC 55 (Harnett-Dunn Highway) – Dunn, Newton Grove
Benson 90.2 145.2 I‑95 to I‑40 / NC 50 south (Main Street) – Newton Grove, Dunn, Smithfield South end of NC 50 overlap
90.9 146.3 US 301 south (Wall Street) / NC 27 west / NC 50 north (Main Street) – Campbell University North end of NC 50 and south end of US 301 overlap
91.5 147.3 US 301 north (Wall Street) – Four Oaks, Smithfield North end of US 301 overlap
  94.2 151.6 I‑40 / Woodall Dairy Road – Wilmington, Raleigh
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Bannered routes[edit]

Roseboro truck route[edit]


NC Highway 242 Truck
Location: Roseboro, North Carolina
Length: 1.0 mi[7] (1.6 km)

North Carolina Highway 242 Truck (NC 242 Truck) is a short 1-mile-long (1.6 km) truck route through Roseboro, via Pinewood Street and East Street.[7]

Roseboro alternate spur[edit]

NC Highway 242A
Location: Roseboro, North Carolina
Length: 0.2 mi[8] (0.3 km)
Existed: 1939–1977

North Carolina Highway 242 Alternate (NC 242A) was established in 1939 as a new alternate spur, creating a cutoff between NC 242 and NC 24, in Roseboro. It is unclear when NC 242A was decommissioned, from it still appearing on Sampson County maps as late as 1968, to links of missing documents located on NCDOT's website indicated it may been as late as 1977.[9] Today it is East Roseboro Street.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google (May 16, 2015). "North Carolina Highway 242" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved May 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ State Highway System of North Carolina (PDF) (Map). Cartography by NCSHC. North Carolina State Highway Commission. 1930. Retrieved May 17, 2015. 
  3. ^ North Carolina Primary Highway System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by NCSHC. North Carolina State Highway Commission. 1940. Retrieved May 17, 2015. 
  4. ^ North Carolina Primary Highway System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by NCHPWC. North Carolina State Highway and Public Works Commission. 1951. Retrieved May 17, 2015. 
  5. ^ North Carolina County Road Survey 1953 (PDF) (Map). Cartography by NCHPWC / USPRA. North Carolina State Highway and Public Works Commission. 1953. Retrieved May 17, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Route Change (1988-06-22)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. June 22, 1988. Retrieved May 17, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b Google (May 13, 2014). "NC 242 Truck - Roseboro, North Carolina" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved May 13, 2014. 
  8. ^ Google (November 24, 2013). "NC 242A - Roseboro" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  9. ^ "NC Route Changes (1977-01-01)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. January 1, 1977. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 

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