North Carolina Highway 96

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NC Highway 96 marker

NC Highway 96
Route of NC 96 in red
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 106.7 mi[1] (171.7 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.[2] 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).[3]

The first NC 96 existed from 1930-1940; it originally traversed from NC 90, near Taylorsville, south to NC 17, in Hickory.[4] 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.[5] In 1940, the entire route was renumbered to NC 127.

North Carolina Highway 562[edit]

NC Highway 562
Location: Wilton, NCVirgilina, VA
Length: 32.2 mi[6] (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.[5] In 1940, NC 562 was renumbered in favor of NC 96.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Sampson   0.0 0.0 NC 55 (Harnett-Dunn Highway) – Newton Grove, Dunn
Johnston Peacocks Crossroads 4.6 7.4 NC 50 – Benson, Newton Grove
  5.3–
5.4
8.5–
8.7
I‑40 – Benson, Newton Grove Exit 334 (I-40)
Four Oaks 15.2–
15.6
24.5–
25.1
I‑95 / US 301 south / US 701 south / Devils Racetrack Road – Newton Grove, Wilson, Benson Exit 90 (I-95); brief concurrency with US 701 at its northern terminus; southern end of US 301 concurrency
Smithfield 20.1 32.3
US 70 Bus. (Market Street) to I‑95
Selma 22.6 36.4 US 70 to I‑95 / NC 39 begins – Clayton, Goldsboro Southern end of NC 39 concurrency
24.1 38.8 US 301 north / NC 39 north (Pollock Street) / Richardson Street – Kenly Northern end of US 301 / NC 39 concurrencies
Jordan 33.1 53.3 NC 42 – Clayton, Wilson
Hocutts Crossroads 38.6 62.1 NC 231 – Wendell, Middlesex
Wake Zebulon 45.2 72.7
US 64 Bus. west / NC 97 (Gannon Avenue)
Southern end of US 64 Bus. Concurrency
45.9–
46.1
73.9–
74.2

US 64 / US 264 / US 64 Bus. ends – Rocky Mount, Raleigh
Exit 435 (US 64); northeren end of US 64 Bus. concurrency; future I-495
  56.1 90.3 US 401 (Louisburg Road) – Rolesville, Raleigh, Louisburg
  57.3 92.2 NC 98 (Wait Avenue) – Wake Forest, Bunn
Franklin Youngsville 62.6 100.7 US 1A south / Holden Road – Wake Forest Southern end of US 1A concurrency
63.2 101.7 US 1A north (Park Avenue) – Franklinton Northern end of US 1A concurrency
64.2 103.3 US 1 – Raleigh, Henderson
Granville Wilton 74.1 119.3 NC 56 – Creedmoor, Franklinton
  85.5–
85.6
137.6–
137.8
I‑85 – Henderson, Durham Exit 204 (I-85)
Oxford 86.7 139.5 US 15 south (Hillsboro Street) / Broad Street Southern end of US 15 concurrency
86.9 139.9
US 158 Bus. east (Williamsboro Street) / Bank Street
Southern end of US 158 Bus. concurrency
87.7 141.1 US 15 north (College Street) – Clarksville Northern end of US 15 concurrency
88.2 141.9
US 158 Bus. west (Roxboro Road) / Goshen Street – Roxboro
Northern end of US 158 Bus. concurrency
  88.6 142.6 US 158 (Oxford Loop)
  106.6 171.6 NC 49 south – Roxboro Southern end of NC 49 concurrency
  106.7 171.7 SR 49 north / SR 96 west (Florence Avenue) – Virgilina Virginia state line; northern end of NC 49 concurrency
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google (May 6, 2015). "North Carolina Highway 96" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b North Carolina Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Cartography by NCDOT. North Carolina Department of Transportation. 1951. Retrieved June 6, 2014. 
  3. ^ North Carolina Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Cartography by NCDOT. North Carolina Department of Transportation. 1960. Retrieved June 6, 2014. 
  4. ^ State Highway System of North Carolina (PDF) (Map). Cartography by NCDOT. North Carolina Department of Transportation. 1930. Retrieved June 6, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b North Carolina Primary Highway System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by NCDOT. North Carolina Department of Transportation. 1940. Retrieved June 6, 2014. 
  6. ^ Google (June 6, 2014). "North Carolina Highway 562" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 6, 2014. 

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