North Carolina Highway 43

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NC 43 marker

NC 43
Route of NC 43 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 119.6 mi[1] (192.5 km)
Existed: 1928 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 17 / US 70 near New Bern
  US 17 near Vanceboro
US 13 in Greenville
US 264 in Greenville
US 64 in Rocky Mount
US 301 in Rocky Mount
I‑95 in Dortches
North end: NC 58 near Warrenton
Location
Counties: Craven, Pitt, Edgecombe, Nash, Halifax, Warren
Highway system
NC 42 NC 44

North Carolina Highway 43 (NC 43) is a 120-mile-long (190 km) state highway in North Carolina. It connects many towns in the Coastal Plain region.

Route description[edit]

History[edit]

NC 43 was established around 1928 as a new primary routing between US 17-1/NC 40, in Rocky Mount, and NC 58, in Liberia.[2] In 1931, NC 43 was extended southeast on new primary routing, through Pinetops, to Greenville; then replaced NC 301 to US 17/NC 30, in Vanceboro. Around 1936, NC 43 was rerouted onto new roadway at Essex, avoiding Hollister.[3] In 1958, NC 43 was rerouted in the downtown Greenville area, leaving behind: Charles Avenue, 10th Street, Albemarle Street and 5th Street.[4]

In 1987, NC 43 was extended south of Vanceboro along US 17 Bus. and US 17 to Weyerhaeuser Road. Traveling along Weyerhaeuser Road, it connects and overlap with NC 55 going into New Bern; then with US 70 Bus. and southward to US 70 and US 17. The resulting new routing made a western rural bypass of New Bern.[5] In 1998, NC 43 was rerouted onto new connector in downtown Rocky Mount.[6] In 2001, NC 43 was rerouted onto northern bypass route around Rocky Mount, leaving behind NC 43 Bus.[7] In 2009, NC 43 was rerouted onto new road between NC 55 and US 17/US 70, eliminating its routing through New Bern.[8]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Exit Destinations Notes
Craven   0.0–
0.3
0.0–
0.5
US 17 / US 70 – Morehead City, Kinston, Jacksonville Exit 411 (US 17 / US 70)
New Bern 2.1 3.4 NC 55 (Neuse Boulevard) – Kinston
  10.8 17.4 US 17 south / Macedonia Church Road – New Bern Southern end of US 17 concurrency
  14.3 23.0
US 17 north / US 17 Bus. begins – Washington
Northern end of US 17 concurrency; southern end of US 17 Bus. Concurrency
Vanceboro 16.4 26.4
US 17 Bus. north (Main Street) – Washington
Northern end of US 17 Bus. Concurrency
16.9 27.2 NC 118 west / Bailey Lane – Grifton Eastern terminus of NC 118
Pitt Calico 26.1 42.0 NC 102 – Ayden, Edward R. Murrow Transmitting Station
Greenville 40.3 64.9
US 264 Alt. east (Greenville Boulevard) / Charles Boulevard – Washington
Southern end of US 264 Alt. concurrency
42.6 68.6
US 264 Alt. west (Greenville Boulevard) / NC 11 south / NC 903 south (Memorial Drive) – Farmville, Wilson, Kinston
Northern end of US 264 Alt. concurrency; southern end of NC 11 / NC 903 concurrency
44.5 71.6 US 13 south (Dickinson Avneue) – Farmville Southern end of US 13 concurrency
45.5 73.2 US 13 north / NC 11 north / NC 903 north (Memorial Drive) / 5th Street – Bethel Northern end of US 13 / NC 11 / NC 903 concurrencies
  48.0–
48.2
77.2–
77.6
US 264 – Washington, Wilson Exit 75 (US 264)
Bruce 52.4 84.3 NC 121 south – Farmville Northern terminus of NC 121
  54.0 86.9 NC 222 east Southern end of NC 222 concurrency
Falkland 54.9 88.4 NC 222 west (West Avenue) / Crisp Street – Fountain Northern end of NC 222 concurrency
Edgecombe   61.9 99.6 NC 42 north – Conetoe Southern end of NC 42 concurrency
  62.0 99.8 NC 124 west – Macclesfield Eastern terminus of NC 124
  63.2 101.7 US 258 – Tarboro, Princeville, Kinston
Pinetops 65.1 104.8 NC 122 (2nd Street)
65.3 105.1 NC 42 south (Halmet Street) / 3rd Street Northern end of NC 42 concurrency
  66.9 107.7 NC 111
  78.0 125.5
NC 43 Bus. north
Southern terminus of NC 43 Bus.
Rocky Mount 80.1 128.9
US 64 Alt. east / Springfield Road
Southern end of US 64 Alt. concurrency
80.4–
80.7
129.4–
129.9
472
US 64 east / US 64 Alt. ends / US 64 Bus. west (Raleigh Boulevard) – Tarboro
Northern end of US 64 Alt. concurrency; southern end of US 64 concurrency; eastern terminus of US 64 Bus.
82.2–
82.4
132.3–
132.6
470 NC 97 (Atlantic Avenue)
Nash 82.8–
83.0
133.3–
133.6
469
US 301 Bus. (Church Street)
83.4–
83.6
134.2–
134.5
468B
NC 48 south / NC 43 Bus. south (Peachtree Street / Fall Road) – Raleigh
Northern end of US 64 concurrency; southern end of NC 48 concurrency; northern terminus of NC 43 Bus.
84.1–
84.3
135.3–
135.7
US 301 (Wesleyan Boulevard) – Weldon, Wilson Interchange
84.8 136.5 NC 48 north (Goldrock Road) Northern end of NC 48 concurrency
Dortches 88.5–
88.7
142.4–
142.7
I‑95 – Roanoke Rapids, Wilson Exit 141 (I-95)
Halifax   106.0 170.6 NC 561 west – Louisburg Southern end of NC 561 concurrency
Essex 108.0 173.8 NC 561 east / Evans Road / Lynch Road – Halifax Northern end of NC 561 concurrency
Warren Liberia 119.6 192.5 NC 58 – Warrenton, Centerville
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Bannered routes[edit]

Rocky Mount business loop[edit]


NC 43 Business
Location: Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Length: 5.0 mi[9] (8.0 km)
Existed: 2001–present

North Carolina Highway 43 Business (NC 43 Bus) was established in 2001, when NC 43 was rerouted to bypass north of downtown Rocky Mount. The business loop travels along Cokey Road, Fairview Road, Grand Avenue, Grace Street and Falls Road.[7]

Major intersections

County Location mi[9] km Destinations Notes
Edgecombe   0.0 0.0 NC 43 (Springfield Road / Cokey Road) – Pinetops, Greenville
Rocky Mount 2.7 4.3
US 64 Bus. (Raleigh Boulevard)
3.5 5.6 NC 97 (Atlantic Avneue)
Nash 3.8 6.1
US 301 Bus. (Church Street)
3.9 6.3 NC 48 south (Falls Road / Grace Street) Southern end of NC 48 concurrency (one way pair)
5.0 8.0 US 64 / NC 43 / NC 48 north (Benvenue Road) – Tarboro, Raleigh Exit 468B (US 64); northern end of NC 48 concurrency
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google (May 14, 2015). "North Carolina Highway 43" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved May 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ State Highway System of North Carolina (PDF) (Map). Cartography by NCDOT. North Carolina Department of Transportation. 1930. Retrieved May 15, 2015. 
  3. ^ North Carolina Primary Highway System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by NCDOT. North Carolina Department of Transportation. 1940. Retrieved May 15, 2015. 
  4. ^ North Carolina Primary Highway System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by NCDOT. North Carolina Department of Transportation. 1960. Retrieved May 15, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Route Change (1987-08-06)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. August 6, 1987. p. 2. Retrieved May 15, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Route Change (1998-07-31)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. July 31, 1998. p. 2. Retrieved May 15, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "Route Change (2001-10-26)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. October 26, 2001. Retrieved May 13, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Route Change (2009-11-03)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. November 3, 2009. p. 1. Retrieved May 15, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b Google (May 14, 2015). "NC 43 Business - Rocky Mount, North Carolina" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved May 14, 2015. 

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