North Carolina Highway 179

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NC 179 marker

NC 179
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 16.2 mi[1] (26.1 km)
Existed: 1979 – present
Major junctions
South end: SC 179 near Little River, SC
North end:
US 17 Bus. / NC 130 in Shallotte
Location
Counties: Brunswick
Highway system
US 178 NC 180

North Carolina Highway 179 is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It runs from the South Carolina state line, near Little River, to Shallotte.

Route description[edit]

Though NC 179 begins at the state line, SC 179 is a short .7-mile (1.1 km) road that connects with US 17 in Little River. From the state line, NC 179 goes through the town of Calabash. With a short concurrency with NC 904, it continues northeast, through Ocean Isle Beach, ending in Shallotte. The entire route is 2-lane.

Travelers to the area may opt to use nearby US 17 and access the towns using either: Persimmon Road, Thomasboro Road, NC 904 (Seaside Road), or Ocean Isle Beach Road; instead of following NC 179.

History[edit]

Established in 1979, NC 179 was new routing over mostly existing secondary roads, including the concurrency with NC 904. In August, 2000, NC 179 was rerouted north around Sunset Beach; a year later NC 179 Business was established along the original route through Sunset Beach.

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Brunswick County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
State line 0.0 0.0 SC 179 south – Little River Continuation into South Carolina
Calabash 2.0 3.2
NC 179 Bus. (Beach Drive) – Sunset Beach
6.0 9.7 NC 904 west (Seaside Road) – Grissettown West end of NC 904 overlap
Sunset Beach 7.0 11.3
NC 179 Bus. (Sunset Boulevard)
Ocean Isle Beach 10.0 16.1 NC 904 east (Causeway Drive) – Ocean Isle Beach East end of NC 904 overlap
Shallotte 16.2 26.1
US 17 Bus. (Main Street) / NC 130 west (Whiteville Road) – Calabash, Whiteville, Holden Beach, Supply
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Bannered routes[edit]

Calabash–Sunset Beach business loop[edit]


NC 179 Business
Location: CalabashSunset Beach, NC
Length: 5.4 mi[2] (8.7 km)
Existed: 2001–present

North Carolina Highway 179 Business (NC 179 Bus) was established in 2001 as an upgrade of secondary roads: Beach Drive, Shoreline Drive, and Sunset Beach Boulevard.[3][4]

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