North Carolina Highway 131

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NC 131 marker

NC 131
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 24.5 mi[1] (39.4 km)
Existed: 1949 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 701 near Whiteville
North end: NC 87 in Tar Heel
Location
Counties: Columbus, Bladen
Highway system
NC 130 NC 132

North Carolina Highway 131 (NC 131) is a primary state highway in the state of North Carolina. It connects the city of Bladenboro to Fayetteville, via NC 87, and Whiteville, via US 701.

Route description[edit]

NC 131 is a two-lane rural highway that begins from US 701, north of Whiteville. In Bladenboro, it shares concurrencies with NC 242 and NC 410 along its Main Street, crossing NC 211 Bus. at Seaboard Street. It soon splits from NC 242, which continues north to Elizabethtown, followed by crossing NC 211 By-Pass, before leaving Bladenboro. 5 miles (8.0 km) later, it splits from NC 410, which continues north to Dublin. At NC 41, NC 131 does a brief .1-mile (0.16 km) overlap; it is noticeable that the routing here was reconfigured to slowdown NC 131 at this location. At the end of its journey, NC 131 meets with NC 87, in Tar Heel; where travelers can continue on to Fayetteville or Elizabethtown.

NC 131 goes through predominantly forested or farmlands in the area, with Bladenboro being the only urban location along its route.

History[edit]

NC 131 was established in 1949 as a new primary routing from US 701, north of Whiteville, to NC 87, in Tar Heel.[2] In 1970, NC 131 was rerouted onto new road east of downtown Tar Heel.[3]

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Columbus   0.0 0.0 US 701 (James B. White Highway) – Clarkton, Whiteville
Bladen Bladenboro 9.2 14.8 NC 242 / NC 410 south (Main Street) – Chadbourn, Evergreen, Boardman South end of NC 242/NC 410 overlap
9.8 15.8
NC 211 Bus. (Seaboard Street)
10.0 16.1 NC 242 north – Elizabethtown North end of NC 242 overlap
10.7 17.2 NC 211 – Clarkton, Lumberton
  15.6 25.1 NC 410 north – Dublin North end of NC 410 overlap
  17.4 28.0 NC 41 west – Lumberton West end of NC 41 overlap
  17.5 28.2 NC 41 east – Elizabethtown East end of NC 41 overlap
Tar Heel 24.5 39.4 NC 87 – Elizabethtown, Fayetteville
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google Inc. "North Carolina Highway 131". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=NC-131+N&daddr=NC-131+N&hl=en&ll=34.551811,-78.675842&spn=0.487487,0.891953&sll=34.729855,-78.784901&sspn=0.0038,0.006968&geocode=FXcrDQId8ZhO-w%3BFeLzEQId_tJN-w&mra=me&mrsp=1,0&sz=18&t=p&z=11. Retrieved June 11, 2014.
  2. ^ North Carolina Department of Transportation (1951) (PDF). North Carolina Official Highway Map (Map). Cartography by NCDOT. http://dotw-xfer01.dot.state.nc.us/imgdot/DOTStateTravelMapHistoric/STM1951.pdf. Retrieved June 11, 2014.
  3. ^ "Route Change (1970-10-01)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. October 1, 1970. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 

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