U.S. Route 117
|Auxiliary route of US 17|
|Maintained by NCDOT|
|Length:||114 mi (183 km)|
|Existed:||1927 – present|
|South end:||Port of Wilmington|
|US 13 / US 70 in Goldsboro|
|North end:||US 301 near Wilson|
|Counties:||New Hanover, Pender, Duplin, Wayne, Wilson|
Route description 
US 117 begins at the Port of Wilmington. Going east, it overlaps with SR 132 at college street, then proceeds north. At the intersection of Kings Grant Road, I-40 begins; it has a brief concurrency before exiting off at exit 420. From this point, US 117 parallels I-40 on a mostly 2-lane road, going through the towns of Burgaw, Wallace and Warsaw. At Calypso, it highway expands to 4-lane; this is also where a rare connector route is located going back to I-40.
In Goldsboro, US 117 overlaps with US 13 and NC 581; it then splits from SR 581, which connects to I-795. With a brief concurrency with US 70, US 117 splits from both US 13 and US 70 to continue north towards Wilson. US 117 ends at US 301 in Wilson, near exits to both I-795 and US 264.
US 117, established in 1932, was a renumber of SR 40 between Wilmington and Wilson; it also continued south of Wilmington into South Carolina. By 1939, US 17 replaced US 117 south of Wilmington. In the 1950s, bypasses were established in Burgaw and Goldsboro. In the early 1960s, US 117 bypassed Calypso to Mount Olive; which was later extended in 1988 to Brogden.
In 2006, US 117 was moved onto a new freeway between Goldsboro and Wilson, its northern terminus ending at I-95. However, because of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act specifying that trucks over 48 feet (15 m) in length can utilize only Interstate and specific routes approved by the state; larger trucks were not legally allowed to use the new route. As a result, NCDOT decided to get it approved as an interstate as oppose to the longer process of adding it on the STAA system. AASHTO conditionally agreed to this on September 28, 2007; which gave birth to Interstate 795 and moved US 117 back to its original route (briefly renumbered as US 117 Alternate), ending at US 301 near Wilson.
Previous designation 
U.S. Route 117
|Location:||Norlina, North Carolina – Virginia|
|Length:||159 mi (256 km)|
U.S. Route 117 was a north–south US Highway that ran for 159 miles (256 km) from Norlina, North Carolina to Virginia. Established in 1927, US 117 traveled from Norlina, through the towns of Warrenton, Roanoke Rapids, and Murfreesboro; from there it went north into Virginia. In 1932, US 117 was removed from this routing, replaced by US 158 and US 258.
Junction list 
||Wilmington||0||0||Shipyard Boulevard/River Road – Port of Wilmington||US 117 begins|
|0.8||1.3||US 421 (Carolina Beach Rd.) – Carolina Beach, Clinton|
|3.5||5.6||NC 132 south (College Rd.) – Carolina Beach||South end of NC 132 overlap|
|4||6||US 76 (Oleander Dr.) – Wrightsville Beach, Wilmington, Whiteville|
US 17 Bus. to US 74 east (Market Street) – Wrightsville Beach, Jacksonville
|7.5||12.1||US 74 (Martin Luther King Jr Parkway) – Wrightsville Beach, Wilmington (Downtown), Whiteville|
|9||14||420||I-40 west – Benson, Raleigh||Brief concurrency with I-40, uses I-40's exit numbers|
|Castle Hayne||14.5||23.3||NC 133 south (Castle Hayne Road) – Wilmington||North end of NC 132 overlap, south end of NC 133 overlap|
||17.5||28.2||NC 133 north – Currie||North end of NC 133 overlap, to Moores Creek National Battlefield|
|Rocky Point||21||34||NC 210 (Oleander Drive) – Currie, Hampstead|
US 117 Bus. north (Walker Street)
|29.5||47.5||NC 53 (Jacksonville Highway) – Jacksonville|
US 117 Bus. south (Timberly Lane)
|35||56||Camp Kirkwood Road – Watha|
|39||63||I-40 – Wilmington, Benson, Raleigh||I-40 Exit 390|
|39.5||63.6||NC 11 south – Willard||South end of NC 11 overlap|
||Wallace||42||68||NC 11 north – Kenansville||North end of NC 11 overlap|
|4.85||7.81||NC 41 (Main Street) – Harrells, Chinquapin|
|Rose Hill||50||80||Charity Road – Greenevers|
|Magnolia||55||89||NC 903 (Main Street) – Delway, Kenansville|
|59||95||I-40 / NC 24 – Wilmington, Benson, Raleigh||I-40 Exit 369|
NC 24 Bus. (College Street) – Clinton, Kenansville
|63||101||NC 50 south (Memorial Drive) – Kenansville||South end of NC 50 overlap|
|Bowdens||67||108||Bowdens Road||To Duplin County Airport|
|Faison||71||114||NC 50 north / NC 403 (Main Street) – Clinton||North end of NC 50 overlap|
US 117 Alt. north (Fourth Street)
US 117 Conn. south to I-40 – Clinton
||Mount Olive||79||127||NC 55 – Newton Grove, Kinston|
|81||130||Country Club Road|
US 117 Alt. south – Brogden
|87.5||140.8||US 13 south – Newton Grove||South end of US 13 overlap|
|Goldsboro||89.5||144.0||NC 581 south (Arlington Bridge Road)||South end of NC 581 overlap|
US 117 Bus. north (George Street)
|92||148||NC 581 north to I-795 north to US 70 west – Wilson, Raleigh||North end of NC 581 overlap|
|92.5||148.9||To NC 581 / Ash Street|
US 70 west / US 70 Bus. east (Grantham Street) – Raleigh
|West end of US 70 overlap|
|93.5||150.5||US 13 north / US 70 east – Kinston, Greenville||North end of US 13 overlap, east end of US 70 overlap|
US 117 Bus. south to NC 111 (William Street)
|96||154||NC 44 (Goldsboro Bypass) – Wilson|
|Fremont||105||169||NC 222 (Main Street/Carolina Street)||Brief concurrency with NC 222|
||Wilson||114||183||US 301 to I-795 to US 264 – Wilson, Smithfield||US 117 ends|
Bannered routes 
U.S. Route 117 Alternate
|Location:||Calypso-Brogden, North Carolina|
|Length:||12.6 mi (20.3 km)|
Currently, there is one U.S. Route 117 Alternate route in North Carolina:
- Calypso to Brogden – Established in 1988, the 12.6-mile (20.3 km) alternate route follows the old US 117 Business route (early 1960s-1988) between Calypso and Mount Olive; north of NC 55 it replaced mainline US 117 when it was moved onto new freeway just west of it.
||Brogden||0.00||0.00||US 117 / US 13 south – Goldsboro, Newton Grove, Mount Olive|
|Mount Olive||NC 55 – Kinston, Newton Grove|
||Calypso||12.6||20.3||US 117 – Mount Olive, Warsaw|
Business loops 
Currently, there are two U.S. Route 117 Business loops in North Carolina:
Burgaw, North Carolina 
U.S. Route 117 Business
|Location:||Burgaw, North Carolina|
|Length:||2 mi (3 km)|
- Burgaw – Established in the mid-1950s, the 2-mile (3.2 km) route that goes through downtown Burgaw, via Walker Street, Bridgers Street, and Timberly Lane.
|0.00||0.00||US 117 – Wallace, Rocky Point|
|NC 53 east – Jacksonville||East end of NC 53 overlap|
|NC 53 west – Atkinson||West end of NC 53 overlap|
|2.00||3.22||US 117 – Wallace, Rocky Point|
U.S. Route 117 Business
|Location:||Goldsboro, North Carolina|
|Length:||2.8 mi (4.5 km)|
- Goldsboro – Established in the mid-1950s, the 2.8-mile (4.5 km) route that goes through downtown Goldsboro via Ash Street and William Street.
|0.0||0.0||US 117 – Wilson, Mount Olive|
|NC 111 north – Pateville||North end of NC 111 overlap|
|US 13 / US 70 / NC 111 south – Greenville, Kinston, Seven Springs||South end of NC 111 overlap|
US 70 Bus. east
|East end of US 70 Bus. overlap|
US 70 Bus. west
|West end of US 70 Bus. overlap|
|2.8||4.5||US 117 / US 13 / NC 581 – Goldsboro, Newton Grove, Walnut Creek|
U.S. Route 117 Connector
|Location:||Calypso, North Carolina|
|Length:||5 mi (8 km)|
There is one U.S. Route 117 Connector in North Carolina:
- Calypso – This rare 5-mile (8.0 km) spur route connects I-40/NC 403 to US 117 in Calypso. What makes it unique is that this connector route is signed and traverses for several miles; it is also the only confirmed signed connector route in North Carolina.
|0.00||0.00||US 117 – Warsaw, Mount Olive|
|3.00||4.83||NC 50 – Warsaw, Newton Grove|
|5.00||8.05||NC 403 to I-40 – Clinton, Seven Springs, Raleigh|
See also 
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: U.S. Route 117|
- Google Inc. Google Maps – US 117 (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Shipyard+Blvd&daddr=34.30319,-77.8767+to:34.51199,-77.90401+to:34.79175,-78.01058+to:35.41638,-77.98224+to:35.50997,-77.98147+to:US-301+N&hl=en&geocode=FVq4CQIdIJla-w%3BFdZsCwIdJLJb-yndetJRB4upiTFychRI9Dkggg%3BFXacDgIddkdb-ymTwpDrOIepiTGnE7i1CDXNXw%3BFUbhEgIdLKdZ-ynNSMeLUNeriTEaEVs2wsWqSQ%3BFTxpHAId4BVa-ylNj2cdzwOsiTHdjaLGraqIuQ%3BFdLWHQId4hha-ynD4Ytl5xysiTGMTR34yWV7Tw%3BFUxaIAIdnn9a-w&mra=mrv&via=1,2,3,4,5&sll=35.38821,-77.978897&sspn=0.05227,0.111494&ie=UTF8&ll=34.978252,-77.634888&spn=1.681044,3.56781&z=9. Retrieved 2011-02-24.
- "NCRoads.com: U.S. 117 and 217". Retrieved 2011-02-24.
- "I-795 Goldsboro-Wilson Freeway". Retrieved 2011-02-24.
- "Big trucks could be banned from new U.S. 117 bypass". Retrieved 2011-02-24.
- http://www.us-highways.com/usbt.htm[unreliable source]
- "NCRoads.com: U.S. 117 and 217". Retrieved 2011-02-24.[unreliable source]
- Google Inc. Google Maps – US 117 Alt - Calypso to Brogden (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=State+Rd+1783&daddr=Unknown+road&hl=en&geocode=FUjaFwIdvghX-w%3BFUJ2GAId3h5Y-w&mra=me&mrsp=1,0&sz=18&sll=35.158144,-78.109784&sspn=0.003276,0.006968&ie=UTF8&ll=35.137669,-78.144894&spn=0.052432,0.111494&z=14. Retrieved 2011-02-24.
- Google Inc. Google Maps – US 117 Bus - Burgaw (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=US-117+N&daddr=34.552315,-77.92562+to:US-117+N&hl=en&geocode=FbwQDwIdrjJb-w%3BFfs5DwIdDPNa-ymJ8ZJjnoCpiTHccxF7I4c41A%3BFUBeDwIdYANb-w&mra=me&mrsp=1,0&sz=17&sll=34.561248,-77.920157&sspn=0.0066,0.013937&ie=UTF8&ll=34.552236,-77.914224&spn=0.026403,0.055747&z=15&via=1. Retrieved 2011-02-24.
- Google Inc. Google Maps – US 117 Bus - Goldsboro (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Unknown+road&daddr=35.38471,-77.99257+to:US-117+Alt+N&hl=en&geocode=Fdr9GwIdsLRZ-w%3BFYbtGwIdhu1Z-ym3F4zRawGsiTFedboPdbf-Yw%3BFdZRHAIdmBJa-w&mra=dpe&mrsp=1&sz=14&via=1&sll=35.393948,-77.972631&sspn=0.052266,0.111494&ie=UTF8&ll=35.397796,-77.986536&spn=0.052264,0.111494&z=14. Retrieved 2011-02-24.
- "Flickr - US117 Connector". Retrieved 2011-02-24.
- Google Inc. Google Maps – US 117 Conn - Calypso (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=State+Rd+1783&daddr=Unknown+road&hl=en&geocode=FUjaFwIdvghX-w%3BFUJ2GAId3h5Y-w&mra=me&mrsp=1,0&sz=18&sll=35.158144,-78.109784&sspn=0.003276,0.006968&ie=UTF8&ll=35.137669,-78.144894&spn=0.052432,0.111494&z=14. Retrieved 2011-02-24.