North Carolina Highway 211
|Maintained by NCDOT|
|Length:||155 mi (249 km)|
|Existed:||1920s – present|
|South end:||Cape Fear River / Ferry docks near Southport|
| I-73 / I-74 / US 220 near Candor
US 15 / US 501 / NC 2 in Pinehurst
US 1 in Aberdeen
US 401 in Raeford
I-95 / US 301 in Lumberton
US 701 in Clarkton
US 74 / US 76 near Bolton
US 17 in Supply
US 220 Alt. in Candor, NC
|Counties:||Montgomery, Moore, Hoke, Robeson, Bladen, Columbus, Brunswick|
NC 211 is a 155-mile (249 km) North Carolina state highway that travels mostly through the Sandhills and Coastal Plain regions of the state. The southern segment of NC 211 provides access across the Green Swamp to the Brunswick County beaches. This segment may be used for the Future Interstate 74 freeway alignment through the region. The highway is signed in an east–west direction between Candor and Red Springs; from Red Springs towards Southport it is signed in a north–south direction.
Route description 
Northern Terminus 
NC 211's northern terminus located in central Candor at the intersection of four "Main" Streets. The route meets its end as East Main Street at US 220 Alternate, which is South Main Street to the left and North Main Street to the right; West Main Street continues past this intersection, but is not signed by any numbered route.
Southern Terminus 
NC 211's southern terminus is just outside the city limits of Southport at the ferry docks on the Cape Fear River. This final segment of NC 211 is actually a wrong-way orientation since the route traveling in a northerly direction at the ending point. The ferry links the Southport area with Fort Fisher at the southern terminus of US 421.
- 1920s: NC 211 is born as a state highway linking Lumberton to Clarkton. This original routing has not changed much; it has just gotten longer.
- 1930: NC 211 is extended south to Bolton.
- 1932: An northern extension to Red Springs for NC 211 is created.
- 1935: The route is extended north again to Aberdeen.
- 1940: Once again, NC 211's northern terminus is extended, this time to its current location.
- Late 1950s: NC 211 is extended south to Southport.
- 1970s: A bypass around Bladenboro is constructed, making the old route a business route of NC 211.
- 1990: NC 211 is extended from its former southern terminus in Southport northeastward to the ferry docks on the Cape Fear River.
- 2011: NC 211 widening project began between the Pinehurst Traffic Circle and NC 73 in West End, Moore County
A widening project from the traffic circle in Pinehurst to West End has been planned, which includes curbs, gutters, and sidewalks along the upgraded multi-lane highway. Because of streams and wetlands in the area, NCDOT has to work with the US Army Corps of Engineers, which has delayed the environmental impact study. The estimated cost is $31 million. Property acquisition is expected to start February, 2012.
Junction list 
Bannered routes 
Business loops 
One Business loop currently exists along NC 211:
NC 211 Business
|Length:||5.7 mi (9.2 km)|
- Bladenboro – Established in 1975, this 5.7-mile (9.2 km) route follows the original NC 211 route through the town of Bladenboro, along Seaboard Street.
See also 
- "NCDOT: NC 211 Road Widening Project". Retrieved 2011-11-24.
- "NCRoads.com: N.C. 211 Bus". Retrieved 2011-11-24.
- Google Inc. Google Maps – North Carolina Highway 211 Business (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=N+Carolina+211+N&daddr=34.544405,-78.805055+to:N+Carolina+211+N%2FCdr+Frank+Elkins+Memorial+Hwy&hl=en&ll=34.551175,-78.806648&spn=0.059169,0.111494&sll=34.571653,-78.847729&sspn=0.001849,0.003484&geocode=FcroDgIdJiFO-w%3BFRUbDwIdwYdN-ykn1D2wkvqqiTEzKwPJjre0iw%3BFWyHDwIdEN9M-w&vpsrc=6&mra=dme&mrsp=1&sz=19&t=p&z=14&via=1. Retrieved 2011-11-24.
- "NCRoads.com: N.C. 211-A". Retrieved 2011-11-24.
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