North Carolina Highway 96

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NC 96 marker

NC 96
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 107 mi (172 km)
Existed: 1940 – present
Major junctions
South end: NC 55 near Newton Grove
  I‑40 near Peacocks Crossroads
I‑95 / US 301 / US 701 in Four Oaks
US 70 in Selma

Future I‑495 / US 64 / US 264 in Zebulon
US 401 near Rolesville
US 1A in Youngsville
US 1 near Youngsville
I‑85 in Oxford

US 15 / US 158 Bus. in Oxford
US 158 in Oxford
North end: SR 49 / SR 96 in Virgilina, VA
Location
Counties: Sampson, Johnston, Wake, Franklin, Granville
Highway system
I‑95 NC 97

North Carolina Highway 96 (NC 96) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It is a predominantly rural highway that travels north-south; from NC 55, west of Newton Grove, to Virgilina, Virginia, where it continues on as Virginia State Route 96. It also connects the cities of Smithfield, Selma, Zebulon, Youngsville and Oxford.

Route description[edit]

History[edit]

The current NC 96 was established in 1940 as a renumbering of NC 562; it ran from NC 56, in Wilton, to Virgilina, Virginia.[1] In 1952, NC 96 was extended south as a new primary routing to Youngsville, replaced NC 98 and NC 264 to Zebulon, new primary routing to Selma, concurrency with US 301 to Four Oaks, and finally new primary routing to end at NC 55. Around 1960, NC 96 was adjusted in the Four Oaks area to accomidate I-95; it was placed on concurrency briefly with US 701, leaving behind part of US 301 and Boyette Road (SR-1182).[2]

The first NC 96 existed from 1930-1940; it originally traversed from NC 90, near Taylorsville, south to NC 17, in Hickory.[3] In 1934, it was extended further south to NC 73, in Propst Crossroads, replacing part of NC 17. Between 1931-1936, NC 96 was rerouted at the Catawba River onto a new crossing at Shiloh Church Road.[4] In 1940, the entire route was renumbered to NC 127.

North Carolina Highway 562[edit]

NC 562
Location: Wilton, NCVirgilina, VA
Length: 32.2 mi[5] (51.8 km)
Existed: 1932–1940

North Carolina Highway 562 (NC 562) was established as a new primary routing from NC 56, in Wilton, to Virgilina, at the Virginia state line.[4] In 1940, NC 562 was renumbered in favor of NC 96.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile Destinations Notes
Sampson West of Newton Grove 0.0 NC 55 (Harnett-Dunn Highway) – Dunn, Mount Olive Southern terminus
Johnston Peacocks Crossroads 4.6 NC 50 – Newton Grove, Benson
5.3 I‑40 (James E. Harrington Freeway) – Raleigh, Wilmington Diamond interchange; Exit 334
Four Oaks 15.3 I‑95 / US 301 south / US 701 south – Fayetteville, Rocky Mount, Dunn, Newton Grove Exit 90; South end of concurrency with US 301; Northern terminus of US 701
Smithfield 20.1
US 70 Bus. (Market Street) to NC 210 south – Lillington, Fayetteville
Selma 22.7 US 70 / NC 39 – Clayton, Princeton Southern terminus of NC 39; South end of concurrency with NC 39
24.2 US 301 north / NC 39 north (Pollock Street) – Emit, Micro North end of concurrency with US 301 and NC 39
Jordan 33.2 NC 42 – Clayton, Stancils Chapel
Hocutts Crossroads 38.6 NC 231 – Wendell, Emit
Wake Zebulon 45.3
US 64 Bus. / NC 97 (Gannon Avenue) – Lizard Lick, Rocky Mount
46.0
Future I‑495 / US 64 / US 264 – Raleigh, Cary, Spring Hope, Bailey
Partial diamond interchange
Rolesville 56.2 US 401 (Louisburg Road) – Raleigh, Louisburg
57.4 NC 98 (Wait Avenue) – Wake Forest, Bunn
Franklin Youngsville 62.7 US 1A south (Youngsville Boulevard) – Wake Forest South end of concurrency with US 1A
63.4 US 1A north (Park Avenue) North end of concurrency with US 1A
64.3 US 1 – Raleigh, Henderson
Granville Wilton 74.3 NC 56 – Creedmoor, Franklinton
Oxford 85.6 I‑85 – Durham, Henderson Diamond interchange; Exit 204
86.9 US 15 south (Hillsboro Street) – Creedmoor South end of concurrency with US 15
87.1 US 158 east (Williamsboro Street) – Henderson, Norlina South end of concurrency with US 158
87.9 US 15 north (College Street) – Stovall North end of concurrency with US 15
88.4 US 158 west (Roxboro Road) – Roxboro North end of concurrency with US 158
88.8 US 15 / US 158 (Oxford Outer Loop) Oxford truck route
106.8 NC 49 south – Roxboro, Burlington South end of concurrency with NC 49
Virginia state line 107.0 SR 49 / SR 96 (Red Bank Road) – Virgilina Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b North Carolina Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Cartography by NCDOT. North Carolina Department of Transportation. 1951. Retrieved June 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ North Carolina Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Cartography by NCDOT. North Carolina Department of Transportation. 1960. Retrieved June 6, 2014. 
  3. ^ State Highway System of North Carolina (PDF) (Map). Cartography by NCDOT. North Carolina Department of Transportation. 1930. Retrieved June 6, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b North Carolina Primary Highway System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by NCDOT. North Carolina Department of Transportation. 1940. Retrieved June 6, 2014. 
  5. ^ Google (June 6, 2014). "North Carolina Highway 562". Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 6, 2014. 

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