U.S. Route 13 in North Carolina

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This article is about the section of U.S. Route 13 in North Carolina. For the entire length of the highway, see U.S. Route 13.

U.S. Route 13 marker

U.S. Route 13
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 189.1 mi[1] (304.3 km)
Existed: 1952 – present
Major junctions
South end: I‑95 / NC 295 in Eastover
  US 421 in Spivey's Corner
US 701 in Newton Grove
US 117 / US 70 in Goldsboro
US 258 in Snow Hill
US 264 in Greenville
US 64 near Bethel
US 17 near Windsor
US 158 in Winton
North end: US 13 at the VA state line
Location
Counties: Cumberland, Sampson, Wayne, Greene, Pitt, Edgecombe, Martin, Bertie, Hertford, Gates
Highway system
NC 12 NC 14

The section of U.S. Route 13 in North Carolina is the largest, home to 185.52 miles (298.57 km) of its length. It runs southwest to northeast through eastern North Carolina, beginning at Interstate 95. Most of the routing is rural, serving only three cities of considerable size along the entire route; the rest passes through forests and farmland. US 13 is usually only two lanes wide unless it is co-signed with other highways, usually near cities as bypasses.

Route description[edit]

Interstate 95 to Newton Grove[edit]

US 13 begins at a hybrid interchange incorporating elements of a cloverleaf, a directional-T, and a diamond, consisting of a junction with Interstate 95 (exit 38) and the Fayetteville Outer Loop near Fayetteville in Cumberland County. It quickly reduces its lane count from the four of the I-295 freeway to two lanes with dirt shoulders. It bears eastward, passing through sparsely developed forest and farm lands, quickly crossing the county border and entering Sampson County. The route turns slightly northeast and passes through Spivey's Corner, where the road intersects US 421, otherwise known as Spivey's Corner Highway.

Nearing Newton Grove, US 13 flies over Interstate 40 with no direct access. The route then enters the small town and is interrupted by a large roundabout which brings three routes—itself; North Carolina Highway 50, Raleigh Street west and Mount Olive Drive east; and US 701, Main Street north and Clinton Street south—to a central point in the city.

Newton Grove to Goldsboro[edit]

Continuing north from Newton Grove, US 13 enters Wayne County, traveling more easterly through more farmland and forests. After several miles, it curves northeast and meets US 117 at an intersection. Here, it turns north on the four-lane, divided highway and begins to travel around the west side of Goldsboro, the beginning of a partial beltway around the city. Before turning east again, US 13 leaves US 117 at an at-grade intersection, the latter of which upgrades into a freeway. US 117 Bypass travels along with US 13.

US 13 circles around the city on a four-lane, divided freeway alignment after another at-grade intersection, immediately interchanging with NC 581. Shortly after, it meets US 70 at a partial cloverleaf interchange, and US 70 joins the other two routes on its path east. The next interchange sends US 117 Alternate north at a partial trumpet interchange; US 117 continues north to the east of its parent until they both intersect US 264. US 13 and US 70 continue east, next interchanging NC 111. The road interchanges Wayne Memorial Drive and Spence Avenue before curving southward. The freeway then interchanges with Berkeley Boulevard, where US 13 leaves. US 70 continues on the freeway, while US 13 turns northeast on Berkeley Boulevard, leaving the Goldsboro area.

Goldsboro to US 64[edit]

US 13 continues northeast, passing through one last community of Goldsboro before entering open fields and forests once again and entering Greene County. Outside Snow Hill, NC 58 joins US 13 and becomes Kingold Boulevard. US 13 leaves Kingold Boulevard once in the center of town, continuing northeast via Contentnea Boulevard.

Contentnea Boulevard outside the city meets an intersection with US 258 and NC 903, which join US 13. The other side of the four way intersection continues as NC 91. NC 903 leaves after two curves of the road, leaving US 13 and 258 to continue northeast through farmland. US 13 leaves US 258 after a stretch, turning east to meet and run concurrent with US 264, Dickinson Avenue. This arrangement continues until Greenville, where US 264 leaves, and US 13 bisects the city on Memorial Drive, forming concurrencies with NC 43, NC 903 and NC 11. The concurrency eventually drops NC 43, and later picks up NC 33 and drops it, also dropping NC 903 before it heads northward. Still a four-lane divided road, it bypasses the town of Bethel before it meets a diamond interchange with the US 64 freeway in the corner of Edgecombe County. US 13 turns east onto this freeway, while NC 11 continues northward.

US 64 to Virginia[edit]

US 13 and US 64 travel eastward to Williamston. The roadway curves around the south and east sides of the city, where US 17 joins and US 64 leaves. US 13/17 continue north on a four lane alignment until Williamston, where it bypasses the town to the west. On the north side, though, US 13 leaves at an interchange on North King Street, traveling north on a two-lane road, while US 17 carries the freeway east towards the ocean.

The road continues through the farm and forest medium until it enters Ahoskie on city streets, forming concurrencies with NC 42 and NC 561. These leave in the city before US 13 exits, finally crossing into Gates County along with US 158. The concurrency travels for a few miles, the roads separating before the Virginia state border. Here, US 13 continues into Virginia as Whaleyville Boulevard.

Scenic byways[edit]

Blue-Gray Scenic Byway is an 82-mile (132 km) byway from Four Oaks to Trenton. US 13 overlap a short 4-mile (6.4 km) section of the byway, from Bentonville Road to Grantham School Road, northeast of Newton Grove. The byway is noted for its Civil War history.[2]

Edenton-Windsor Loop is an 87-mile (140 km) is a double loop byway connecting the cities of Edenton and Windsor. US 13 and US 13 Business together form a short 2.7-mile (4.3 km) section of the loop, in Windsor. The byway is noted for historical homes in Edenton, the Sans Souci Ferry, the scenic river and coastal views, and history.[2]

Lafayette's Tour is an 173-mile (278 km) byway from Halifax to Lynch's Corner, in the Great Dismal Swamp. US 13 overlap a short 4-mile (6.4 km) section of the byway; from US 258, near Winton, to NC 137. The byway is noted and named after the French General Marquis de Lafayette, who visited the area in 1825. It is also noted for the Parker Island Cable Ferry, swamps/bogs, and history.[2]

History[edit]

Established in 1952, US 13 came south from Virginia; replacing NC 97 from the state line to Windsor, ending at US 17 (now NC 308.

Around 1956, US 13 was extended south to Goldsboro; following: US 17 to Williamston, US 64 to Bethel, NC 11 to Greenville, US 264 to Farmville, US 258 to Snow Hill, NC 102 to Goldsboro. Following west on US 70, it ended at the US 117 interchange.

In 1957, Windsor was bypassed, creating US 13 Business following the old downtown route. By 1960, US 13 was extended southwest again, replacing NC 102, to its current southern terminus at Interstate 95. In 1970, US 13 moved onto cutoff road between US 258 and US 264, removing Farmville completely from the route. In 1974, Winton was bypassed, the old alignment became part of NC 45 and NC 461.

By 2000, US 13 was placed on new freeway from Bethel to Robersonville, with US 64; the old alignment became US 64 Alternate. In 2002, it was extended to Williamston. In 2004, Bethel was bypassed, creating US 13 Business following the old main street route.[3]

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Exit Destinations Notes
Cumberland Eastover 0.0 0.0 I‑95 / NC 295 south – Fayetteville, Lumberton, Benson
0.2 0.3 To US 301 / Pembroke Lane
  7.0 11.3 NC 82 west (Herb Farm Road) – Falcon
Sampson Spivey's Corner 16.6 26.7 US 421 / NC 242 (Plain View Highway / Spiveys Corner Highway) – Dunn, Clinton
Newton Grove 25.0 40.2 US 701 / NC 50 / NC 55 (Weeks Circle) to I‑40 – Clinton, Mount Olive, Smithfield, Raleigh Roundabout
Wayne Mar-Mac 45.0 72.4 US 117 south (R.B. Nelson Highway) – Mount Olive South end of US 117 overlap
Goldsboro 47.0 75.6 NC 581 south (Arlington Bridge Road) South end of NC 581 overlap
47.9 77.1
US 117 Bus. north (George Street)
49.4 79.5 NC 581 north to I‑795 north to US 70 west – Wilson, Raleigh North end of NC 581 overlap
49.8 80.1 To NC 581 / Ash Street
50.5 81.3
US 70 west / US 70 Bus. east (Grantham Street) – Raleigh
West end of US 70 overlap
51.1 82.2 US 117 north – Wilson North end of US 117 overlap
51.5 82.9
US 117 Bus. / NC 111 north (William Street)
North end of NC 111 overlap
52.5 84.5 Wayne Memorial Drive
53.8 86.6 Cuyler Best Road / Spence Avenue
54.7 88.0 US 70 east / NC 111 south – Kinston East end of US 70 and south end of NC 111 overlap
  NC 44 Proposed interchange (unfunded).[4]
Greene   70.1 112.8 NC 58 north – Wilson North end of NC 58 overlap
Snow Hill 70.1 112.8 NC 58 south / NC 903 south (Kingold Boulevard) – Kinston South end of NC 58/903 overlap
72.5 116.7 US 258 south / NC 91 north – Walstonburg South end of US 258 overlap
  72.5 116.7 NC 903 north – Maury, Ayden North end of NC 903 overlap
Lizzie 76.9 123.8 NC 123 south (Vandiford Thomas Road) – Maury
  79.0 127.1 US 258 north – Farmville North end of US 258 overlap
Pitt   82.6 132.9
US 264 Alt. west – Farmville
West end of US 264 Alt overlap
  NC 11 Proposed interchange (unfunded).[5][6]
Greenville 89.5 144.0
US 264 Alt. east (Greenville Boulevard) – Washington
East end of US 264 Alt overlap
92.1 148.2 NC 11 south / NC 43 south / NC 903 south (Memorial Drive) – Kinston South end of NC 11/43/903 overlap
93.1 149.8 NC 43 north (5th Street) – Rocky Mount North end of NC 43 overlap
93.1 149.8 NC 43 north (5th Street) – Rocky Mount North end of NC 43 overlap
95.9 154.3 NC 33 east (Greene Street) East end of NC 33 overlap
96.3 155.0 NC 33 west (Belvoir Highway) – Tarboro West end of NC 33 overlap
96.7 155.6 US 264 (Martin Luther King Jr Highway) – Washington, Wilson
97.5 156.9 NC 903 north (Briley Road) – Stokes, Robersonville North end of NC 903 overlap
  105.8 170.3 NC 30 east – Stokes, Washington
  106.1 170.8
US 13 Bus. north / NC 11 Bus. north (Main Street) – Bethel
Bethel 107.3 172.7
US 64 Alt. – Bethel, Parmele
Edgecombe   109.1 175.6
US 13 Bus. south / NC 11 Bus. south (Main Street) – Bethel
  109.3 175.9 496 US 64 west / NC 11 north – Tarboro, Oak City West end of US 64 and north end of NC 11 overlap
Martin Robersonville 116.0 186.7 502 NC 903 (Main Street) – Robersonville, Hamilton
  118.8 191.2 505 Robersonville Products Road To Martin County Airport
Everetts 120.4 193.8 507
US 64 Alt. (Main Street) – Everetts
  125.0 201.2 512 NC 125 (Prison Camp Road) – Williamston
  127.3 204.9 514
US 17 south / US 17 Bus. north – Williamston, Washington
South end of US 17 overlap
Williamston 128.9 207.4 515 US 64 east – Plymouth, Manteo East end of US 64 overlap
129.1 207.8
US 64 Alt. (Jamesville Road)
130.3 209.7
US 17 Bus. south (Main Street)
Bertie Windsor 141.5 227.7
US 17 / US 13 Bus. north – Windsor
North end of US 17 and south end of US 17 Bypass overlap
142.9 230.0 NC 308 (Sterlingworth Street) – Lewiston Woodville
143.5 230.9 215
US 17 Byp. north / US 13 Bus. south (King Street) – Edenton, Windsor
North end of US 17 Bypass overlap
  149.0 239.8 NC 305 north – Aulander
Powellsville 160.1 257.7 NC 42 east (Main Street) – Aulander East end of NC 42 overlap
Hertford Ahoskie 163.6 263.3 NC 561 east – Harrellsville East end of NC 561 overlap
165.2 265.9 NC 42 west (Academy Street) – Aulander West end of NC 42 overlap
165.6 266.5 NC 561 west (1st Street) – Rich Square West end of NC 561 overlap
  169.0 272.0 To NC 11 / Short Cut Road – Murfreesboro, Greenville
  171.1 275.4 NC 461 west – Rich Square, Halifax West end of NC 461 overlap
  171.8 276.5 NC 461 east (Old Highway 13) – Winton East end of NC 461 overlap
Winton 173.7 279.5 US 158 west / NC 45 east (Mulberry Street) – Murfreesboro, Winton West end of US 158 overlap
Gates   177.8 286.1 NC 137 east – Gatesville
Tarheel 180.3 290.2 US 158 east – Gatesville East end of US 158 overlap; to Merchants Millpond State Park
Drum Hill 188.1 302.7 NC 37 south – Gatesville
State line 189.1 304.3 US 13 north
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google Inc. "US 13". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=US-13+N%2FGoldsboro+Rd&daddr=35.2720049,-78.3054329+to:35.5254255,-77.6120374+to:36.030612,-76.957415+to:US-13+N&hl=en&ll=35.806677,-77.810669&spn=1.810868,3.56781&sll=35.57915,-77.666473&sspn=0.454024,0.891953&geocode=FZDvFwIdgU1O-w%3BFUQ1GgIdaCdV-ylxBKzKRIuriTGcEavWJfxHSg%3BFTETHgId-7tf-ynhRdZPGLmuiTGpmk87aUNbXA%3BFZTIJQIdGblp-ylpUL_p-6SviTG97kDV_-vdzg%3BFRa3LQIdnM5s-w&mra=dpe&mrsp=2&sz=11&via=1,2,3&t=p&z=9. Retrieved January 23, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "NCDOT: Scenic Byways". Retrieved February 9, 2011. 
  3. ^ "NCRoads.com: U.S. 13". Retrieved January 24, 2013. [unreliable source]
  4. ^ Staff. "NCDOT Project R-2554". North Carolina Department of Transportation. Retrieved January 22, 2013. 
  5. ^ Staff. "NCDOT Project R-2250". North Carolina Department of Transportation. Retrieved January 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ Staff. "NCDOT: Greenville Southwest Bypass". North Carolina Department of Transportation. Retrieved January 23, 2013. 

External links[edit]

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