North Carolina Highway 279

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NC 279 marker

NC 279
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 28.6 mi[1] (46.0 km)
Existed: 1979 – present
Major junctions
West end: NC 150 in Cherryville
  US 321 in Dallas
I‑85 in Gastonia
US 29 / US 74 in Gastonia
East end: Pole Branch Road at the SC line near Lake Wylie, SC
Location
Counties: Gaston
Highway system
I‑277 NC 280

North Carolina Highway 279 (NC 279) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It connects the cities of Cherryville, Dallas, and Gastonia.

Route description[edit]

History[edit]

Established in January, 1979 as a renumbering of NC 277, it originally traversed from Cherryville to NC 275, in Dallas. In November, 1979, NC 279 was extended southeast to the South Carolina state line; overlapping with NC 150 through Dallas and upgrading secondary roads Lower Dallas Highway (SR 2264) and New Hope Road (SR 2302). At some unknown date, NC 279 western terminus was redirected from the intersection of Church and Mountain streets to Church Street and Rudsil Avenue, in Cherryville.[2][3]

North Carolina Highway 277[edit]

NC 277
Location: Cherryville-Dallas, NC
Length: 12.5 mi[4] (20.1 km)
Existed: 1931–1979

North Carolina Highway 277 (NC 277) was established in 1931 as a new primary routing, it connected US 74/NC 20, in Gastonia, to NC 150, in Cherryville. In 1936, its southern terminus was truncated at NC 275, in Dallas. In 1938, its western terminus was moved through downtown Cherryville to NC 274; it is unknown when it was overlapped with NC 274 to end at Church and Mountain streets. Between 1954 and 1957, the alignment along the route was straightened, creating several small loop roads along the route, several of which say "Old NC 277". In 1977, NC 277 was renumbered to NC 279, to accommodate for Interstate 277.[2]

Junction list[edit]

Directional signs of NC 150 and NC 279, in Cherryville

The entire route is in Gaston County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Cherryville 0.0 0.0 NC 150 (Church Street) – Lincolnton
  2.9 4.7 Saint Marks Church Road
Dallas 11.3 18.2 NC 275 west (Dallas-Bessemer City Highway) – Bessemer City West end of NC 275 overlap
11.9 19.2
US 321 Bus. north (Dallas-High Shoals Highway) – High Shoals
North end of US 321 Business overlap
12.0 19.3 US 321 – Gastonia, Lincolnton, Hickory South end of US 321 Business overlap
513.1 825.8 NC 275 east (Dallas-Stanley Highway) – Stanley East end of NC 275 overlap
Gastonia 16.3 26.2 NC 7 (Ozark Avenue)
17.1 27.5 I‑85 – Spartanburg, Charlotte
17.6 28.3 US 29 / US 74 (Franklin Boulevard) – Belmont
  27.6 44.4 NC 273 north (Armstrong Road) – Belmont
State line 28.6 46.0 Pole Branch Road – Lake Wylie
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


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