North Carolina Highway 116

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NC 116 marker

NC 116
Webster Road
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 4.1 mi[1] (6.6 km)
Existed: 1930 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 23 / US 441 near Dillsboro
North end: NC 107 in Sylva
Location
Counties: Jackson
Highway system
NC 115 US 117

North Carolina Highway 116 (NC 116) is a primary state highway in the state of North Carolina. The highway runs east–west but is signed south–north, connecting the town of Webster between two major highways in Jackson County.

Route description[edit]

NC 116 is a two-lane mountain valley highway; it is best known as a short-cut to Western Carolina University from Franklin and North Georgia. Mildly curvy, it passes through the town of Webster, where it crosses the Tuckasegee River.

History[edit]

Established in 1930 as new primary routing from NC 285 (today as Old Franklin Road) to NC 106 (renumbered in 1940 as NC 107). In the mid-1950s, the highway was extended west to a new alignment of US 23/US 441.

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Jackson County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
  0.0 0.0 US 23 / US 441 – Dillsboro, Franklin Must make u-turn at Cagle Branch Road to go southbound US 23/US 441
Sylva 4.1 6.6 NC 107 – Sylva, Cullowhee
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing