North Carolina Highway 242

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NC 242 marker

NC 242
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 94.2 mi[1] (151.6 km)
Existed: 1930 – present
Major junctions
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
Location
Counties: Columbus, Bladen, Cumberland, Sampson, Johnston
Highway system
NC 241 NC 251

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.

Route description[edit]

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.

History[edit]


Junction list[edit]

Begin of NC 242 at Interstate 40.
County Location Mile Destinations Notes
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

Bannered routes[edit]

Roseboro truck route[edit]


NC 242 Truck
Location: Roseboro, North Carolina
Length: 1.0 mi[2] (1.6 km)

North Carolina Highway 242 Truck (NC 242 Truck) is a short 1-mile (1.6 km) routing through Roseboro, via Pinewood Street and East Street.

Roseboro alternate spur[edit]

NC 242A
Location: Roseboro, North Carolina
Length: 0.2 mi[3] (0.3 km)
Existed: 1939–1977

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.[4] Today it is East Roseboro Street.

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