North Carolina Highway 179
|Maintained by NCDOT|
|Length:||16.2 mi (26.1 km)|
|Existed:||1979 – present|
|South end:||SC 179 near Little River, SC|
US 17 Bus. / NC 130 in Shallotte
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.
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.
The entire route is in Brunswick County.
|State line||0.0||0.0||SC 179 south – Little River||Continuation into South Carolina|
NC 179 Bus. (Beach Drive) – Sunset Beach
|6.0||9.7||NC 904 west (Seaside Road) – Grissettown||West end of NC 904 overlap|
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|
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
Calabash–Sunset Beach business loop
|Location:||Calabash–Sunset Beach, NC|
|Length:||5.4 mi (8.7 km)|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to North Carolina Highway 179.|
- Google Inc. "NC 179". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Beach+Dr+SW&daddr=33.931113,-78.4095674+to:Main+St&hl=en&geocode=FeIgBQIdg91Q-w%3BFWm_BQIdoZBT-ynf-eJNuJ0AiTFhpHOffzzoeA%3BFXxTBgIdgtlT-w&mra=dme&mrcr=0&mrsp=0&sz=15&via=1&sll=33.889014,-78.573575&sspn=0.026612,0.055747&ie=UTF8&ll=33.91117,-78.479118&spn=0.212838,0.445976&z=12. Retrieved 2011-02-02.
- Google Inc. "NC 179 Business - Calabash-Sunset Beach, NC". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=N+Carolina+179+N%2FOld+Georgetown+Rd+SW&daddr=33.882285,-78.51745+to:Sunset+Blvd+N&hl=en&geocode=FdBBBQIdTGJR-w%3BFa0ABQIdNutR-ylzR3UufoMAiTEf3fguyLxjrA%3BFZs5BQIdTGFS-w&mra=me&mrcr=0&mrsp=1,0&sz=16&sll=33.894464,-78.48635&sspn=0.013305,0.027874&ie=UTF8&ll=33.893574,-78.515511&spn=0.053221,0.111494&z=14&via=1. Retrieved May 13, 2014.
- "Route Change (2001-08-16)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. August 16, 2001. Retrieved May 13, 2014.
- "Route Change (2001-11-30)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. November 30, 2001. Retrieved May 13, 2014.