North Carolina Highway 231

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NC 231 marker

NC 231
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 25.4 mi[1] (40.9 km)
Existed: 1935 – present
Major junctions
South end:
US 64 Bus. in Wendell
  US 264 near Middlesex

Future I‑495 / US 64 near Spring Hope
North end:
US 64 Alt. / NC 98 near Spring Hope
Location
Counties: Wake, Johnston, Nash
Highway system
NC 226A I‑240

North Carolina Highway 231 (NC 231) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The highway serves to connect communities in northern Johnston and western Nash counties.

Route description[edit]

NC 231 is a two-lane rural highway that traverses 25.4 miles (40.9 km) from Wendell to near Spring Hope; making a "J" on the map and an awkward driving south on northbound and vice versa between Wendell and Hocutts Crossroads. With Wendell and Middlesex as the two main cities along its route, the highway passes through predominantly forest and farmland, with the occasional unincorporated community.

History[edit]

The current NC 231 was established in 1935 as a new primary routing from NC 39 to US 64. In 1948, NC 231 was extended west to US 64, in Wendell. In 1975, NC 231 was shifted west to its current northern terminus to accommodate the US 64 freeway; its old alignment became part of Jernigan and Cox roads.

The first NC 231 was established in 1925 as a new primary routing from NC 21/NC 23, in Elizabethtown, to NC 20, in Acme. By 1928, it was renumbered as part of NC 21 (today's NC 87).

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Wake Wendell 0.0 0.0
US 64 Bus. (Wendell Boulevard) – Knightdale, Zebulon
Johnston Hocutts Crossroads 5.5 8.9 NC 96 – Selma, Zebulon
Emit 7.9 12.7 NC 39 – Selma, Bunn
  9.5 15.3 NC 222 east – Kenly
Nash Middlesex 15.3 24.6
US 264 Alt. (Finsh Avenue) – Bailey, Zebulon
  16.4 26.4 US 264 (Finsh Avenue) – Wilson, Raleigh
Samaria 21.0 33.8 NC 97 – Rocky Mount, Zebulon
  25.2 40.6
Future I‑495 / US 64 – Rocky Mount, Raleigh
West end of US 64 Alt overlap
  25.4 40.9
US 64 Alt. east / NC 98 west – Spring Hope, Wake Forest
East end of US 64 Alt overlap
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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