North Carolina Highway 345

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NC 345 marker

NC 345
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 4.86 mi[1] (7.82 km)
Existed: 1921 – present
Major junctions
South end: Thicket Lump Drive in Wanchese
North end:
US 64 / US 64 Byp. in Manteo
Location
Counties: Dare
Highway system
NC 344 NC 381

North Carolina Highway 345 (NC 345) is a primary state highway in the state of North Carolina. The highway serves to connect the town of Manteo with the community of Wanchese on the southern end of Roanoke Island.

Route description[edit]

NC 345 is a two-lane road that begins at the intersection of Thicket Lump Drive/The Lane and goes north alongside Mill Landing Creek then goes northwest to travel in the center of Roanoke Island. After 4.86 miles (7.82 km) north, it ends at the US 64/US 64 Bypass interchange.

History[edit]

NC 345 was an original state highway, which traversed from Wanchese to Manteo and possibly to the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site (confirmed by 1924).[2]

Around 1950, US 64/US 264 was routed onto Roanoke Island (ferry from Manns Harbor and bridge to Nags Head) with both sharing concurrency with NC 345 through Manteo.[3] In 1965, NC 345 was reduced by .33 miles (0.53 km) at the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.[4] In 1967, US 64/US 264 replaced NC 345 through Manteo, pushing its northern terminus to its current location.[5] Also same year, NC 345 was rerouted in Wanchese, from going west to the Croatan Sound to east along the Mill Landing Creek area (originally NC 345A), ending at Thicket Lump Drive (SR 1141); its old alignment became Old Wharf Road (SR 1168).[6][7]

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Dare County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Wanchese 0.00 0.00 Thicket Lump Drive
1.67 2.69 Old Wharf Road
Manteo 4.86 7.82
US 64 / US 64 Byp. – Nags Head, Columbia, Manteo
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Bannered routes[edit]

Wanchese alternate spur[edit]

NC 345A
Location: Wanchese, North Carolina
Length: 1.67 mi[8] (2.69 km)
Existed: 1929–1962

North Carolina Highway 345A (NC 345A) was established in 1929 as an alternate spur from NC 345 to the Mill Landing Creek area. Sometime between 1958-1962, the route was decommissioned, becoming Mill Landing Road (SR 1141). In 1963, this former route became part of mainline NC 345.

Manteo east spur[edit]

NC 345E
Location: Manteo, North Carolina
Length: 0.40 mi[9] (0.64 km)
Existed: 1936–1962

North Carolina Highway 345E (NC 345E) was established between 1931-1936 as an eastern spur from NC 345 into downtown Manteo. It is unknown if the route was actually signed during its time, but it appeared in Dare County Maps up through 1957. Sometime between 1958-1962, the route was decommissioned, becoming Highway Street and later Budleigh Street (SR 1150).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google Inc. "North Carolina Highway 345". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Mill+Landing+Rd&daddr=NC-345+N&hl=en&ll=35.880844,-75.635548&spn=0.119893,0.222988&sll=35.888611,-75.659559&sspn=0.003746,0.006968&geocode=FZfVIgIdLh9--w%3BFfGhIwIdzoB9-w&mra=dme&mrsp=1&sz=18&t=p&z=13. Retrieved June 6, 2014.
  2. ^ North Carolina Department of Transportation (1930) (PDF). State Highway System of North Carolina (Map). Cartography by NCDOT. http://dotw-xfer01.dot.state.nc.us/imgdot/DOTStateTravelMapHistoric/STM1930.pdf. Retrieved June 6, 2014.
  3. ^ North Carolina Department of Transportation (1951) (PDF). North Carolina Official Highway Map (Map). Cartography by NCDOT. http://dotw-xfer01.dot.state.nc.us/imgdot/DOTStateTravelMapHistoric/STM1951.pdf. Retrieved June 6, 2014.
  4. ^ "NC Route Change (1965-04-01)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. April 1, 1965. Retrieved June 6, 2014. 
  5. ^ "NC Route Change (1967-03-09)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. March 9, 1967. Retrieved June 6, 2014. 
  6. ^ "NC Route Change (1967-08-04)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. August 4, 1967. Retrieved June 6, 2014. 
  7. ^ North Carolina Department of Transportation (1970) (PDF). North Carolina Official Highway Map (Map). Cartography by NCDOT. http://dotw-xfer01.dot.state.nc.us/imgdot/DOTStateTravelMapHistoric/STM1970.pdf. Retrieved June 6, 2014.
  8. ^ Google Inc. "North Carolina Highway 345A". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Mill+Landing+Rd&daddr=Mill+Landing+Rd&hl=en&ll=35.844569,-75.637178&spn=0.029987,0.055747&sll=35.838847,-75.620645&sspn=0.007497,0.013937&geocode=FfrVIgIdbx9--w%3BFdEEIwIdccx9-w&mra=dme&mrsp=0&sz=17&t=p&z=15. Retrieved June 6, 2014.
  9. ^ Google Inc. "North Carolina Highway 345E". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Budleigh+St&daddr=Budleigh+St&hl=en&ll=35.908935,-75.667348&spn=0.029963,0.055747&sll=35.908839,-75.673506&sspn=0.007491,0.013937&geocode=Fd_pIwIdsEd9-w%3BFdrxIwIdzF99-w&mra=me&mrsp=1,0&sz=17&t=p&z=15. Retrieved June 6, 2014.

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