North Carolina Highway 47

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NC 47
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 24.3 mi[1] (39.1 km)
Existed: 1972 – present
Major junctions
West end: I‑85 Bus. / US 29 / US 52 / US 70 in Lexington
  I‑85 in Lexington
East end: NC 49 near Denton
Location
Counties: Davidson, Randolph
Highway system
NC 46 NC 48

North Carolina Highway 47 (NC 47) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of South Carolina. It travels east–west through Davidson and Randolph counties; connecting the town of Denton with nearby Lexington and Asheboro.

Route description[edit]

Its western terminus is at I-85 Bus/US 29/US 52/US 70 interchange (exit 84), in Lexington. Heading in a southern direction, it connects with Interstate 85, where NC 47 provides a connector between southbound I-85 with northbound I-85 Bus. Continuing south, it travels through the community of Linwood, where it turns east, crossing NC 8 and Abbots Creek. Continuing in a southeasterly direction, NC 47 makes its way into the heart of Denton. After joining NC 109 for less than a mile, NC 47 exits Denton along Bombay Road to its eastern terminus at NC 49.

History[edit]

NC 47 first appeared in 1935 when NC 40A was re-signed. This early NC 47 ran from US 158 in Roanoke Rapids to US 301 in Pleasant Hill. Sometime between 1951 and 1953, it was subsumed by NC 48.

The current NC 47 was established in 1972 as a new primary routing between NC 8 to NC 109, in Denton; this was an upgrade of a combination of several secondary roads.[2] In 1974, NC 47 was extended east, as a new primary routing, to its current eastern terminus with NC 49. In 1981, NC 47 was extended west on new primary routing, through Linwood, to I-85/US 29/US 52/US 70 (exit 86).[3] In 1993, NC 47 was rerouted north from Linwood to I-85 (exit 88); its former alignment becoming Belmont Road (SR 3159).[4] In 2013, NC 47 was extended north to its current western terminus with I-85 Bus/US 29/US 52/US 70 (exit 84).[5]

Junction list[edit]

Begin of NC 47, in Lexington
County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Davidson Lexington 0.0 0.0 I‑85 Bus. / US 29 / US 52 / US 70 – Salisbury, Lexington, Winston-Salem Southbound access via Hargrave Lane
0.4 0.6 I‑85 – Charlotte, Greensboro
Linwood 1.9 3.1 Belmont Road
  5.5 8.9 NC 8 (Cotton Grove Road) – Southmont, Lexington
Denton 19.2 30.9 NC 109 north (Glenn Street) – Thomasville North end of NC 109 overlap
19.2 30.9 NC 109 south (Glenn Street) – Troy South end of NC 109 overlap
Randolph   24.3 39.1 NC 49 – Richfield, Asheboro
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google Inc. "North Carolina Highway 47". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Exit+84&daddr=35.7391776,-80.2226965+to:NC-47+E&hl=en&ll=35.691043,-80.155563&spn=0.242867,0.445976&sll=35.775695,-80.301518&sspn=0.030326,0.055747&geocode=FbX0IQIdin02-w%3BFSlWIQIdGOY3-yk5NpbRqJtTiDG9dDpPXuKfQA%3BFaMzHwId7cU6-w&mra=dme&mrsp=0&sz=15&via=1&t=p&z=12. Retrieved April 17, 2014.
  2. ^ "NC Route Changes (1972-04-06)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. April 6, 1972. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ "NC Route Changes (1981-02-01)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. February 1, 1981. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  4. ^ "NC Route Changes (1993-12-17)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. December 17, 1993. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  5. ^ "NC Route Changes (2013-08-28)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. August 28, 2013. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 

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