North Carolina Highway 343

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NC 343 marker

NC 343
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 25.0 mi (40.2 km)
Existed: ca. mid to late 1930s – present
Major junctions
North end: US 17 in South Mills

US 17 Bus. in South Mills

US 158 in Camden
South end: Old Trap
Counties: Camden
Highway system
US 321 NC 344

North Carolina Highway 343 is a north/south state highway in coastal North Carolina; it is entirely in Camden County.

Route description[edit]

NC 343. The highway's northern terminus is at the intersection of US 17 just north of South Mills, North Carolina. NC 343 travels southeasternward paralleling the Pasquotank River to its west. It intersects US 158 in Camden, the county seat of Camden County. Continuing southeasternward, it passes through the small village of Shiloh, North Carolina before terminating in the village of Old Trap, North Carolina.

The highway's northern stretch between US 17 in South Mills and US 158 in Camden is frequently used in the summer months as an alternative route to congested NC 168/US 158 by Outer Banks-bound travelers from the Hampton Roads metro area of Virginia.