North Carolina Highway 615

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NC 615
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 14.9 mi[1] (24.0 km)
Existed: 1963 – present
Major junctions
South end: NC 168 in Currituck
North end: Princess Anne Road at the VA line near Virginia Beach, VA
Location
Counties: Currituck
Highway system

North Carolina Highway 615 (NC 615) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It connects Knotts Island with mainland North Carolina, via ferry.

Route description[edit]

NC 615 sole purpose is to connect the community of Knotts Island with both mainland North Carolina and Virginia. The 14.9 miles (24.0 km) route begins at NC 168, in Currituck, where it goes east and crosses over the Currituck Sound, via the Currituck-Knotts Island Ferry. On Knotts Island, it continues north for 9.0 miles (14.5 km) before reaching the Virginia state line. On the island, the route is well signed and borders the Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge.

Ferry service, which predates the highway by one year (1962), was established originally to shorten the travel time for Knott's Island school children to their school on the mainland (in Barco). The ferry is free with year-round service with travel times of 45 minutes on average.[2]

The highway is the northeastern most primary route in the state.

History[edit]

Established around 1963 as a new primary routing, NC 615 was located only on Knotts Island. At some point before 2001, the highway was extended overlapping the Currituck-Knotts Island Ferry, ending on the mainland at Courthouse Road. On April 9, 2013, it was extended .36 miles (0.58 km) northwest along Courthouse Road to end at its current southern terminus at NC 168. Justification for the extension was to connect to North Carolina Highway and remove a gap.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Currituck County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Currituck 0.0 0.0 NC 168 (Caratoke Highway) – Moyock, Kill Devil Hills
Currituck Sound 0.4 0.6 Currituck-Knotts Island Ferry
State line 14.9 24.0 Princess Anne Road
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing