North Carolina Highway 14

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NC 14 marker

NC 14
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 17.1 mi[1] (27.5 km)
Existed: 1968 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 29 near Reidsville
North end: NC 87 near the VA line and Eden
Location
Counties: Rockingham
Highway system
US 13 US 15

North Carolina Highway 14 (NC 14) is a 17.1-mile (27.5 km) North Carolina state highway entirely within Rockingham County. It links Future I-785/US 29 near Reidsville with the town of Eden.

Route description[edit]

NC 14 begins at Exit 153 of US 29 Bypass east of Reidsville, along US 158. The two routes travel in a northwestern direction through woodland and enter the town after interchanging with East Market Street and passing under a railroad grade. The route then crosses US 29 Business, where US 158 leaves the route to the west, following US 29 Business. NC 14 then exits the town after passing through a small commercial strip, entering a mix of woods, homes, and farmland. After a long, straight stretch, the route intersects US 311, NC 87 and NC 770 (Harrington Highway) just before it crosses the Dan River and enters Eden. This is the northern terminus of US 311, but NC 87 and NC 770 both join NC 14 at this intersection.

NC 14 and NC 87 pass through southern Eden as Van Buren Road along a commercial strip. It interchanges with West Meadow Road is a partial cloverleaf interchange, where NC 770 exits off east and NC700 begins east. NC 14 and NC 87 curve to the west, intersecting many of the town's streets and paralleling the stream. NC 14 ends after Old Ridgeway Road, just .2 miles (0.32 km) from the Virginia state line. Here NC 87 becomes VA 87 and continues on to Ridgeway, Virginia, south of Martinsville.[2]

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is located within Rockingham County.

Location Mile[1] Destinations Notes
Reidsville 0 US 29 – Greensboro, Danville NC 14 begins; east end of US 158 overlap; also future I-785
2 East Market Street Interchange
2.5
US 29 Bus. / US 158 west (Freeway Drive)
West end of US 158 overlap
Eden 10 US 311 south / NC 87 south / NC 770 west (Harrington Highway) South and west US 311, NC 87 and NC 770
12.5 NC 700 east / NC 770 east (West Meadow Drive) East end of NC 770 overlap, interchange
15.5 Fisher Hill Road Interchange
16.8 Oakland Avenue
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

History[edit]

The original NC 14 was renumbered to NC 86 in the 1940 renumbering that matched North Carolina route numbers to those of Virginia. NC 65 was renumbered to NC 14 concurrently with that change.[3]

In 1968, most of NC 14 was rebuilt as a new roadway, though it still connected Reidsville with Eden.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Google Maps". Retrieved 2011-01-05. 
  2. ^ "NC State Hwy 14 Ends". Retrieved 2011-01-05. 
  3. ^ a b "NCRoads.com: N.C. 14". Retrieved 2011-01-05.