North Carolina Highway 142

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NC 142 marker

NC 142
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 9.2 mi (14.8 km)
Existed: 1975[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: NC 111
 

NC 42

NC 11 Near Hassell
East end: NC 125 / NC 903
Location
Counties: Edgecombe, Martin
Highway system
NC 141 NC 143

North Carolina Highway 142 (NC 142) is a state highway that serves the rural community of Hassell. The entire route is two lanes wide.

Route description[edit]

The western terminus of the highway is NC 111. Traveling east 2.5-mile (4.0 km), the highway beings a brief 1.1-mile (1.8 km) concurrency with NC 42 and joins the Tar Heel Trace scenic byway.[2] NC 42 departs the route at the NC 11 intersection, NC 142 continues 1.4-mile (2.3 km) to the rural community of Hassell. Leaving Hassell to the east, NC 142 terminates after 3.7-mile (6.0 km) with the NC 125 / NC 903 junction. The Tar Heel Trace continues southbound on NC 125.

History[edit]

The route was created in 1975 as part of a rerouting of NC 42, which formerly ran from the current NC 11 / NC 42 / NC 142 junction to the NC 125 / NC 903 junction. In 1980 the route was expanded west to its current profile by promoting two secondary routes in Martin and Edgecombe county.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Edgecombe   0.0 0.0 NC 111 – Princeville, Oak City Western terminus
Martin   2.5 4.0 NC 42 – Wilson, Oak City West end of NC 42 concurrency
  3.6 5.8 NC 11 / NC 42 east – Oak City, Greenville East end of NC 42 concurrency
  9.2 14.8 NC 125 / NC 903 – Hamilton, Williamston Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

  1. ^ a b "NCRoads.com N.C. 142". Retrieved 2011-10-04. 
  2. ^ "North Carolina Scenic Byways Fourth Edition". Retrieved 2011-10-04.