North Carolina Highway 71

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NC 71 marker

NC 71
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 27.1 mi (43.6 km)
Existed: 1928[1] – present
Major junctions
South end:
US 74 Bus. / NC 130 in Maxton
 
Future I‑74 / US 74 in Maxton
North end: US 301 near Parkton
Location
Counties: Robeson, Scotland
Highway system
US 70 NC 72

North Carolina Highway 71 (NC 71) is a state highway that serves the communities of Maxton, Red Springs, Shannon, Lumber Bridge, and Parkton.

Route description[edit]

The southern terminus of the route is US Highway 74 Business[2] and Martin Luther King Drive in central Maxton, from there the route follows North Patterson St to the US Highway 74 / Future Interstate 74 interchange. Shortly after leaving town, the route has a brief incursion into Scotland County, it returns to Robeson County by crossing the Lumber River. The route has a brief concurrency with NC 211 in Red Springs and continues north to Shannon. To the north the highway serves Lumber Bridge, where it intersects NC 20, and Parkton. The northern terminus of the route is U.S. Highway 301, just outside of Parkton.

History[edit]

The route was created in 1928 running from Maxton to Red Springs. In 1930 the route was extended, receiving a southern terminus in Rowland, and its current northern terminus with present-day US 301. The southern terminus of the route was again extended in 1931 reaching modern-day NC 41 just south of Fairmont. In the 1940s, NC 71 south of Maxton was rebadged as NC 130, gaining its current routing.[1]

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile km Destinations Notes
Robeson Maxton 0.0 0.0
US 74 Bus. / NC 130 – Laurinburg, Raemon
Southern terminus
0.9 1.4
Future I‑74 / US 74 – Laurinburg
Scotland
No major junctions
Robeson Red Springs 12.1 19.5 NC 211 – Lumberton
12.8 20.6 NC 211 – Raeford
Lumber Bridge 20.6 33.2 NC 20 – Dundarrach, Rex
  27.1 43.6 US 301 – St. Pauls, Fayetteville Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "NCRoads.com N.C. 71". Retrieved 2011-10-04. 
  2. ^ "NC State Highway 71 Ends". Retrieved 2011-10-04. 

External links[edit]