North Carolina Highway 242
|Maintained by NCDOT|
|Length:||94.2 mi (151.6 km)|
|Existed:||1930 – present|
|South end:||US 76 in Cerro Gordo|
| I-74 / US 74 / NC 130 near Evergreen
NC 87 / US 701 in Elizabethtown
US 421 near Spivey's Corner
US 13 in Spivey's Corner
I-95 / NC 50 in Benson
US 301 / NC 27 / NC 50 in Benson
|North end:||I-40 near Benson|
|Counties:||Columbus, Bladen, Cumberland, Sampson, Johnston|
North Carolina Highway 242 (NC 242) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It traverses from Cerro Gordo to Benson, connecting the cities of Bladenboro, Elizabethtown, and Roseboro.
NC Highway 242 is a 94.2-mile (151.6 km) long highway that Goes from US 76 in Cerro Gordo, to I-40, near Benson. It passes through Columbus, Bladen, Cumberland, Sampson and Johnston Counties. Some major cities, and towns it goes through are Cerro Gordo, Bladenboro, Elizabethtown, Roseboro, Spiveys Corner and Benson.
Although it passes through the southeastern tip of Cumberland County, it never goes near Fayetteville.
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|Johnston||Benson||0.00||I-40 – Raleigh, Newton Grove||I-40 Exit 325; NC 242 ends.|
|US 301 / NC 50 north to NC 27 – McGee Crossroads, Dunn, Four Oaks||North end of NC 50 overlap.|
|I-95 – Dunn, Smithfield||I-95 Exit 79.|
|NC 50 south – Newton Grove||South end of NC 50 overlap.|
|Sampson||NC 55 – Dunn, Newton Grove|
|Spivey's Corner||US 421 north – Dunn||North end of US 421 overlap.|
|US 13 – Fayetteville, Newton Grove|
|US 421 south – Clinton, Wilmington||South end of US 421 overlap.|
|Roseboro||NC 24 – Fayetteville, Clinton|
|NC 411 south – Parkersburg|
|Cumberland||NC 210 – Cedar Creek, Parkersburg|
|Bladen||Elizabethtown||NC 53 / US 701 / NC 41 north – White Lake, Garland||North end of US 701/NC 41 overlap.|
NC 41 south / NC 87 Bus – Dublin
|South end of NC 41 overlap.|
|NC 87 – Fayetteville, Carvers|
|US 701 south – Clarkton||South end of US 701 overlap.|
|Bladenboro||NC 211 – Lumberton, Clarkton|
|NC 410 / NC 131 north – Dublin||North end of NC 410/131 overlap.|
|NC 131 south – Whiteville||South end of NC 131 overlap.|
|NC 410 south – Chadbourn||South end of NC 410 overlap.|
|Columbus||Evergreen||Future I-74 / US 74 / NC 130 – Fairmont, Lumberton, Chadbourn, Whiteville|
|Cerro Gordo||93.00||US 76 – Fair Bluff, Chadbourn, Whiteville||NC 242 begins.|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
Roseboro alternate spur
|Location:||Roseboro, North Carolina|
|Length:||0.2 mi (0.3 km)|
North Carolina Highway 242 Alternate (NC 242A) was established in 1939 as a new alternate spur, creating a cutoff between NC 242 and NC 24, in Roseboro. It is unclear when NC 242A was decommissioned, from it still appearing on Sampson County maps as late as 1968, to links of missing documents located on NCDOT's website indicated it may been as late as 1977. Today it is East Roseboro Street.
- Google Inc. "North Carolina Highway 242". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=NC-242+N%2FHaynes+Lennon+Hwy&daddr=34.5736889,-78.697726+to:35.038609,-78.4995091+to:35.4135316,-78.5401001+to:Unknown+road&hl=en&ll=34.75741,-78.236389&spn=1.82774,3.56781&sll=35.38807,-78.536625&sspn=0.113357,0.222988&geocode=FQ7OCwIdCq9L-w%3BFXiNDwIdAitP-ynt9UHkHfmqiTELG9qB3SwhRQ%3BFZGlFgIdSzFS-ykbEXuWapiriTGw_bHOd0LUBA%3BFRteHAIdvJJR-yknHubV4XisiTHKFKJbWHTQwA%3BFYODHAId375R-w&mra=dpe&mrsp=3&sz=13&via=1,2,3&t=p&z=9. Retrieved July 1, 2013.
- Google Inc. "NC 242A - Roseboro". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=N+East+St&daddr=E+Roseboro+St&hl=en&ll=34.952614,-78.50667&spn=0.030637,0.055747&sll=34.95381,-78.507775&sspn=0.007659,0.013937&geocode=FX5XFQIdNQtS-w%3BFS9bFQId4BlS-w&t=p&mra=me&mrsp=1,0&sz=17&z=15. Retrieved November 24, 2013.
- "NC Route Changes (1977-01-01)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. January 1, 1977. Retrieved November 24, 2013.