North Carolina Highway 175
|Maintained by NCDOT|
|Length:||4.139 mi (6.661 km)|
|Existed:||1967 – present|
|South end:||SR 75 at the GA line|
|North end:||US 64 near Elf|
North Carolina Highway 175 (NC 175) is a primary state highway in the state of North Carolina. The highway runs north–south from the Georgia state line to U.S. Route 64, along the eastern banks of Lake Chatuge.
NC 175 begins at the North Carolina-Georgia state line just north of Hiawassee, Georgia. This is at the northern terminus of SR 75. NC 175 heads north running just east of Lake Chatuge and is located in the Nantahala National Forest. At just over four miles, NC 175 comes to its northern end at US 64 near the community of Elf, east of Hayesville.
The second and current NC 175 was a renumbering of NC 135, which was previously established 29 days earlier along secondary road 1154. The routing has remained unchanged since its establishment.
The first NC 175 was an original state highway, traversing from NC 194, in Newland, to NC 17, in Blowing Rock. In 1930, NC 175 was replaced by NC 181, between Newland and Linville, and US 221/NC 691, between Linville and Blowing Rock.
NCDOT plans to modernize all of NC 175, from the Georgia state line to US 64. The project includes widening lanes to 12 feet (3.7 m), from the current 10 feet (3.0 m), and add bike lanes. At an estimated cost of $4.8 million, it is currently unfunded.
The entire route is in Clay County.
|State line||0.000||0.000||SR 75 south – Hiawassee|
|4.139||6.661||US 64 – Hayesville, Franklin|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- "NCDOT GIS Data Layers". North Carolina Department of Transportation. 2012. Retrieved December 28, 2012.
- "NC Route Change (1967-05-04)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. May 4, 1967. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
- "NC Route Change (1967-06-02)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. June 2, 1967. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
- "SPOT ID: H140970" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. May 30, 2014. Retrieved July 11, 2014.