U.S. Route 220 in North Carolina
|Maintained by NCDOT|
|Length:||123.4 mi (198.6 km)|
|Existed:||1935 – present|
|South end:||US 1 in Rockingham|
| US 64 / NC 49 in Asheboro
I-73 / I-85 / US 421 in Greensboro
I-40 / I-85 Bus. / US 29 / US 70 in Greensboro
|North end:||US 220 at the VA line, near Price|
|Counties:||Richmond, Montgomery, Randolph, Guilford, Rockingham|
Route description 
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Alternate names 
Though the highway is commonly known as "US 220" throughout the state, the highway does have other known names it uses locally in areas.
- Governor John Motley Morehead Expressway – official North Carolina name of US 220 from the south Greensboro city limits to Interstate 40 (approved: April 12, 1996).
- J. Elsie Webb Thoroughfare – official North Carolina name of US 220 from US 1, in Rockingham, to Ellerbe (approved: February 3, 1972).
- Martha McGee Bell Bridges – official North Carolina name of US 220's twin bridges over the Deep River, near Randleman (approved: August 11, 1978).
- Rush C. Collins Bridge – official North Carolina name of US 220's bridge over the Dan River (approved: October 2, 1969).
- Thomas A. Burton Highway – official North Carolina name of US 220 from NC 68 to the Virginia state line (approved: March 4, 1994).
Established in 1935 when US 220 was extended south from Virginia; it replaced: US 311/NC 77 from the state line to Madison, US 411/NC 704 from Madison to Greensboro, US 411/NC 70 from Greensboro to Candor, US 411/NC 170 from Candor to Norman, and US 15/NC 75 from Norman to Rockingham.
By 1939, US 220 was realigned west of Seagrove, leaving Old US Highway 220 and an extension of NC 705. By 1963, US 220 bypassed Madison and Mayodan, the old route through the towns became US 220 Business. Between 1964-1966, Stoneville was bypassed to its west. Between 1967-1968, US 220 we realigned west, onto new freeway, of Asheboro, leaving US 220 Business. In 1970, US 220 was rerouted in Greensboro, from Randleman Road it overlapped with Interstate 85 then onto O. Henry Boulevard (in concurrency with US 29) going north till Wendover Avenue, then west to Battleground Avenue; the original alignment through downtown Greensboro became unnumbered.
In the 1970s, US 220 was continuously moved onto new freeway, bypassing Randleman and Level Cross. Also, at some point during the decade, US 220 was extended south to its current terminus with US 1, leaving behind Ellerbe Road in Rockingham.
In 1980, US 220 was moved onto new freeway between Steeds and Emery, it's old alignment became US 220 Alternate. Between 1981-1983, US 220 moved onto new freeway from Level Cross to Interstate 85, leaving an unnumbered Randleman Road.
In 1995, US 220 was moved onto new freeway between Interstate 85 to Interstate 40. In May, 1997, US 220 was moved onto new freeway between Ether and NC 134; it not only extended US 220 Alternate over the old alignment, but also became the first section of both Interstate 73 and Interstate 74.
The Western Rockingham Bypass, from the US 74/US 74 Bus. interchange to US 220 Alt near Ellerbe. Currently all right-of-way purchases have been completed along the proposed route, with construction beginning in 2012 on upgrading US 220 north of Rockingham. The remaining sections of the new bypass is currently scheduled to begin construction in late 2017; however, it is subject to reprioritiation.
New freeway, for Interstate 73, from NC 68, near PTI Airport, to NC 68, in Rockingham County. US 220 is included, north of Summerfield, with this project. Currently all right-of-way purchases have been completed along the proposed route, with construction scheduled to begin April, 2014.
Junction list 
||Rockingham||0.0||0.0||US 1 south – Cheraw||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
US 74 Bus. (Broad Avenue) – Wadesboro, Hamlet
|I-73 south / I-74 east||Future interchange (unfunded)|
Future I-73 / Future I-74 / US 220 Bus. north – Ellerbe
|South end of Future I-73/I-74 overlap|
|US 220 overlaps with Interstate 73.|
||Greensboro||78.2||125.9||78||I-73 north / I-85 north / US 421 – Winston-Salem, Durham, Sanford||North end of I-73 overlap; signed as 78A (south) and 78B (north)|
|79.2||127.5||79||I-85 Bus. / US 29 / US 70 to I-85 south – Burlington, High Point, Charlotte||Signed as 79A (north) and 79B (south)|
|80.0||128.7||80||Creek Ridge Road||Southbound signed as 80A (west) and 80B (east)|
|81.5||131.2||81||I-40 west / Freeman Mill Road – Winston-Salem||West end of I-40 overlap|
|US 220 overlaps with Interstate 40 (exit 218A to 223).|
||Greensboro||83.2||133.9||I-40 east / I-85 Bus. north – Burlington, Durham, Raleigh||East end of I-40 and north end of I-85 Business overlap; westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|83.8||134.9||Florida Street||Eastbound exit and entrance only|
|84.5||136.0||Lee Street||Two exits signed east and west|
|85.3||137.3||Market Street||To North Carolina A&T State University|
|85.8||138.1||Sullivan Street||Eastbound exit and entrance only|
|86.3||138.9||US 29 north / US 70 east (Wendover Avenue) – McLeansville, Burlington||North end of US 29 and east end of US 70 overlaps, two exits signed east and west|
|87.3||140.5||Yanceyville Street||No southbound exit|
|88.8||142.9||Battleground Avenue / Wendover Avenue|
|Summerfield||97.8||157.4||NC 150 east – Browns Summit||East end of NC 150 overlap|
|99.0||159.3||NC 150 west – Oak Ridge||West end of NC 150 overlap|
|I-73 south||Future interchange (funded)|
|Stokesdale||102.2||164.5||US 158 – Stokesdale, Reidsville|
||103.8||167.0||NC 65 – Stokesdale, Reidsville|
|105.3||169.5||NC 68 south – Stokesdale|
US 311 south / US 220 Bus. north / NC 704 – Madison, Wentworth
|South end of US 311 overlap.|
|Mayodan||114.3||183.9||US 311 north / NC 135 – Mayodan, Eden||North end of US 311 overlap|
US 220 Bus. south – Stoneville
|Stoneville||118.0||189.9||NC 770 – Stoneville, Eden|
|State line||123.4||198.6||US 220 north|
See also 
- Bannered routes of U.S. Route 220
- Dan River
- Deep River
- Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
- Greensboro Urban Loop
- Mayo River State Park
- North Carolina Zoological Park
- Uwharrie National Forest
- Google Inc. Google Maps – US 220 in North Carolina (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=US-220+N&daddr=36.081627,-79.7673196+to:36.088789,-79.808468+to:US-220+N&hl=en&ll=35.746512,-79.694824&spn=1.865735,3.56781&sll=36.540803,-79.909594&sspn=0.007215,0.013937&geocode=FUfvFAIdIag--w%3BFduPJgId6dg--ymJuOidyxhTiDEtdOA6IWg1DQ%3BFdWrJgIdLDg--yljcYVItR5TiDGDyCrWhN2vfw%3BFf6XLQIdT6g8-w&t=p&mra=dme&mrsp=3&sz=17&via=1,2&z=9. Retrieved August 29, 2012.
- "North Carolina Memorial Highways and other Named Facilities". Retrieved August 29, 2012.
- "NCRoads.com: U.S. 220". Retrieved August 29, 2012.
- "End of US Highway 220". Retrieved August 29, 2012.
- Malme, Robert H. (2009). "I-73 Segment 10/I-74 Segment 11". Self-published. Retrieved August 29, 2012.[unreliable source]
- Staff. "Project #R-3421". Project Details. North Carolina Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 26, 2012.
- Staff. "Project #R-2309". Project Details. North Carolina Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 26, 2012.
- Staff. "Project #R-2413". Project Details. North Carolina Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 26, 2012.
- Media related to U.S. Route 220 at Wikimedia Commons
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