North Carolina Highway 218

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NC 218 marker

NC 218
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 31.6 mi[2] (50.9 km)
Existed: 1935[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: NC 51 in Mint Hill
  I‑485 in Mint Hill
US 601 in Unionville
East end: US 74 in Polkton
Counties: Mecklenburg, Union, Anson
Highway system
NC 217 NC 222

North Carolina Highway 218 is a primary state highway in the state of North Carolina. The highway runs east–west from Mint Hill to Polkton.

Route description[edit]

NC 218 traverses 31.6 miles (50.9 km); starting in Mint Hill, it goes through northern Union County, then ends in Polkton. The entire route is a two-lane rural highway and is a significant truck route. It also has seasonal beach bound traffic. Residential communities in Union County and a few near 485 in Mecklenburg County Mecklenburg County contribute the majority of the daily commuter traffic.Mecklenburg County


Established as a new primary routing in 1935, it connected the towns of Mint Hill and Polkton. In the early 1940s, it was extended in Polkton when US 74 was rerouted further south from town. In the 1960s, NC 218 was moved onto a new extension of Williams Street in Polkton, leaving Old U.S. 74.[1]

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile[2] Destinations Notes
Mecklenburg Mint Hill 0 NC 51 (Matthews-Mint Hill Road) – Matthews NC 218 begins
1 I‑485 – Concord, Matthews
Union Fairview 7.5 US 601 (Concord Highway) – Monroe, Concord
14 NC 200 (Morgan Mill Road) – Monroe, Stanfield, Locust
New Salem 18 NC 205 – Marshville, Oakboro
Anson Polkton 31.6 US 74 – Monroe, Charlotte, Wadesboro, Wilmington NC 218 ends
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi