North Carolina Highway 279
|Maintained by NCDOT|
|Length:||28.6 mi (46.0 km)|
|Existed:||1979 – present|
|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|
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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.
North Carolina Highway 277
|Length:||12.5 mi (20.1 km)|
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.
The entire route is in Gaston County.
|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|
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
- Google Inc. "North Carolina Highway 279". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=N+Carolina+279+W%2FS+New+Hope+Rd%2FPole+Branch+Rd%2FState+Rd+S-46-177%2FState+Route+177&daddr=35.2904,-81.15674+to:N+Rudisill+Ave&hl=en&ll=35.276456,-81.154633&spn=0.453491,0.891953&sll=35.283322,-81.139183&sspn=0.113364,0.222988&geocode=FTZbGAIdliQr-w%3BFSB9GgIdfKUp-ynJH3Jteb9WiDFnwRA6ayt0sQ%3BFc3zGwIdpoEm-w&vpsrc=6&mra=dpe&mrsp=1&sz=13&via=1&t=p&z=11. Retrieved January 8, 2012.
- "NC Route Change (1979-01-01)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. January 1, 1979. Retrieved December 21, 2013.
- "NC Route Change (1979-11-01)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. November 1, 1979. Retrieved December 21, 2013.
- Google Inc. "North Carolina Highway 277". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=N+Mountain+St&daddr=35.3804298,-81.3747179+to:NC-275+E%2FNC-279+E&hl=en&ll=35.357416,-81.299171&spn=0.12194,0.222988&sll=35.380618,-81.372342&sspn=0.015238,0.027874&geocode=FZrhGwIdtTom-w%3BFc3cGwIdA1Im-ym9gTgeBdtWiDEAuE7YjMxE_g%3BFYPfGgIdYf4o-w&mra=dme&mrsp=0&sz=16&via=1&t=p&z=13. Retrieved December 21, 2013.