U.S. Route 29 in North Carolina

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This article is about the section of U.S. Route 29 in North Carolina. For the entire length of the highway, see U.S. Route 29.

U.S. Route 29 marker

U.S. Route 29
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 168 mi[1] (270 km)
Existed: 1927 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 29 at the SC line near Blacksburg, SC
  I‑85 (numerous times)
I‑485 in Charlotte (twice)
I‑77 / US 21 in Charlotte
I‑74 / US 311 in High Point
I‑73 / I‑85 / US 421 in Greensboro
I‑40 / I‑85 Bus. / US 220 in Greensboro
North end: US 29 at the VA line near Danville
Location
Counties: Cleveland, Gaston, Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Rowan, Davidson, Randolph, Guilford, Rockingham, Caswell
Highway system
NC 28 NC 30

U.S. Route 29 is a north–south United States highway that runs for 168 miles (270 km) from the South Carolina state line, near Blacksburg, to the commonwealth of Virginia, near Danville. The route serves the North Carolina Piedmont, including the cities of Charlotte, Salisbury, High Point, and Greensboro.

Route description[edit]

History[edit]

Established in 1927, it ran from the South Carolina state line to US 74 in Kings Mountain, with a concurrency with NC 205. In 1929, NC 205 was removed.

US 29's first extension was in 1932, following US 74/NC 20 east into Charlotte; it then replaced US 170 from Charlotte to the Virginia state line. In 1937, it replaced a stretch of NC 7 going between Kings Mountain and Gastonia; the old route briefly became alternates for both U.S. Routes before becoming NC 161 and NC 274.

In 1938, US 29 was moved onto a new bypass around Kannapolis-China Grove, leaving US 29A on the old route. In 1948, the routes were switched. In 1952, US 29 was moved onto new bypasses around Lexington and Thomasville, leaving behind US 29A in both cities. In 1957, US 29 was moved onto its modern route from Thomasville to Jamestown, old route became part of NC 62 and US 70A.

In 1957 or 1958, US 29 was moved onto new bypass west of Reidsville, leaving US 29A (later US 29 Business) through Reidsville. Also around same time, US 29 was moved onto new bypass east of Kings Mountain, extending NC 216 over its old route; then in Charlotte, it moved onto I-85 between Little Rock Road (exit 32) and the University City area (exit 42), old route through Charlotte as US 29 Business. In 1961 or 1962, US 29 was moved back further to NC 273 going onto I-85; but surprisingly, in 1963, US 29 was placed back on its original route through Charlotte again. Similar action also in Salisbury, where in 1960 US 29 was moved onto I-85, then in 1964 or 1965 it was moved back through town.

In 1973, US 29 was placed on a new freeway bypass east of Reidsville; its old bypass route was reverted to US 29 Business, while the old US 29 Business through Reidsville was removed. Between 1980-1982, the freeway from Reidsville was extended into Virginia.

U.S. Route 170[edit]

U.S. Route 170
Location: Charlotte, NC-VA state line
Length: 141.1 mi[2] (227.1 km)
Existed: 1926–1932

U.S. Route 170 (US 170) was an original US highway, established in 1926. It began at the intersection of Trade and Tryon Street in Charlotte, traversing northeast, in concurrency with NC 15 to Concord, Kannapolis, and Salisbury. Northeast of Salisbury, it was overlapped with NC 10 to Lexington, High Point, and Greensboro; via High Point Road to Lee Street, to Fairground Avenue, to Spring Garden Street, to Aycock Street, to West Market Street, to Greene Street, and finally to Summit Avenue, where it begins its overlap with NC 70 heading northwest to Browns Summit. Heading northeast, it went through Reidsville, Ruffin, and finally Pelham before crossing into Virginia towards Danville and eventually Lynchburg. In 1932, the entire route was renumbered as US 29.

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Exit Destinations Notes
Cleveland State line 0.00 0.00 US 29 south – Blacksburg South Carolina state line
Grover 0.03 0.05 NC 226 north – Shelby
  2.2 3.5 NC 216 south (Battleground Road) – Kings Mountain National Military Park South end of NC 216 overlap
  3.5 5.6 NC 216 north (Battleground Avenue) – Kings Mountain North end of NC 216 overlap
  3.9 6.3 I‑85 south – Spartanburg South end of I-85 overlap; northbound exit and southbound entrance
  5.2 8.4 5 Dixon School Road
Kings Mountain 8.0 12.9 8 NC 161 – Kings Mountain
Gaston 9.5 15.3 10A I‑85 north – Charlotte North end of I-85 overlap
Gastonia 10.7 17.2 US 74 west – Kings Mountain, Shelby West end of US 74 overlap
15.4 24.8 NC 274 north (Bessemer City Road) – Bessemer City North end of NC 274 overlap
17.0 27.4 US 321 (Chester Street/York Street) North-south US 321 divided on one-way streets
17.5 28.2 NC 274 south (Broad Street) South end of NC 274 overlap; train tracks in medium of road
19.0 30.6 NC 279 (New Hope Road)
19.2 30.9 Aberdeen Boulevard – To Cox Road/Shopping Mall Northbound exit and southbound entrance
Belmont 25.4 40.9 NC 7 (Main Street) To Belmont Abbey College
26.2 42.2 NC 273 (Park Street) – Mount Holly
27.1 43.6 NC 7 west (Catawba Street)
Catawba River 27.4 44.1 Sloans Ferry Bridge
Mecklenburg Charlotte 29.7 47.8 I‑485 – Pineville, Huntersville
31.3 50.4 Little Rock Road – Charlotte/Douglas Int'l Airport
32.4 52.1 Boyer Street / Billy Graham ParkwayCharlotte/Douglas Int'l Airport
35.0 56.3 US 74 east (Wilkinson Boulevard) East end of US 74 overlap
35.8 57.6 NC 27 west (Freedom Drive) West end of NC 27 overlap
36.2 58.3 I‑77 / US 21 north – Statesville
36.7 59.1 NC 27 east / NC 49 south (Morehead Street) East end of NC 27 and south end of NC 49 overlap
38.0 61.2 I‑277 / NC 16 (Brookshire Freeway)
44.0 70.8 To I‑85 south / I-85 Connector – Gastonia
44.6 71.8 NC 49 north (University City Boulevard) – Harrisburg North end of NC 49 overlap
45.7 73.5 NC 24 (W.T. Harris Boulevard)
48.3 77.7 I‑485 – Matthews
Cabarrus Concord 50.6 81.4 Bruton Smith Boulevard Intersection at Charlotte Motor Speedway, to Concord Mills
56.4 90.8 US 601 south (Warren C. Coleman Boulevard) – Monroe South end of US 601 overlap
58.7 94.5 NC 73 west (Davidson Highway) – Davidson West end of NC 73 overlap
59.0 95.0 NC 73 east (Church Street) East end of NC 73 overlap
60.0 96.6 I‑85 / US 601 north – Charlotte, Salisbury, Greensboro North end of US 601 overlap
Kannapolis 62.1 99.9 NC 3 (Dale Earnhardt Boulevard)
63.3 101.9 Lakeview Street / East First Street
Rowan China Grove 69.4 111.7 NC 152 west (Church Street) – Downtown West end of NC 152 overlap
70.0 112.7 NC 152 east to I‑85 / US 601 – Rockwell, Greensboro East end of NC 152 overlap
Salisbury 76.8 123.6 US 70 west / US 601 (Jake Alexander Boulevard) West end of US 70 overlap
77.4 124.6 NC 150 west (Mooresville Road) West end of NC 150 overlap
78.8 126.8 Innes Street
Yadkin River 84.8 136.5 Bridge over Yadkin River
Davidson   85.2 137.1 82 I‑85 / US 52 south – Charlotte Permanently closed as of April, 2010[3][4][5][6]
  86.0 138.4 84 I‑85 / US 52 south / NC 150 east – Charlotte South end of I-85/US 52 and east end of NC 150 overlap
  87.0 140.0 85 Clark Road Permanently closed as of November, 2012[7]
  88.4 142.3 86 Belmont Road
Lexington 90.1 145.0 87 I‑85 north – High Point, Greensboro North end of I-85 and south end of I-85 Bus overlap; northbound exit and southbound entrance
91.1 146.6 84 NC 47 east to I‑85 north – Linwood To Davidson County Airport
92.0 148.1 85 Green Needles Road
93.2 150.0 86 Salisbury Road – Downtown Lexington
94.2 151.6 87 US 52 north – Winston-Salem North end of US 52 overlap; northbound exit and southbound entrance
95.2 153.2 Old US 64
95.7 154.0 US 64 west – Mocksville West end of US 64 overlap
96.6 155.5 NC 8 (Winston Road) – Lexington, Winston-Salem
97.5 156.9 US 64 east / Main Street – Asheboro East end of US 64 overlap
Thomasville 104.8 168.7 Lexington Avenue – Thomasville Northbound exit and southbound entrance
107.2 172.5 NC 109 (Salem Street) – Thomasville, Winston-Salem
108.9 175.3 NC 68 (National Highway) – Thomasville, West High Point To Piedmont Triad International Airport
Randolph High Point 110.0 177.0 Old Thomasville Road – High Point
Guilford 110.7 178.2 Prospect Street
111.8 179.9 West Green Drive
112.6 181.2 Surrett Drive
113.2 182.2 Main Street – High Point
114.5 184.3 I‑74 / US 311 / Brentwood Street – Winston-Salem, Asheboro Brentwood Street has a separate exit northbound; three-level diamond interchange
115.6 186.0 Baker Road
116.7 187.8 Kivett Drive – East High Point
Greensboro 119.3 192.0 Vickery Chapel Road / Guildford College Road – Jamestown
120.8 194.4 118 I‑85 south – Salisbury, Charlotte South end of I-85 overlap
121.8 196.0 119 Groometown Road to Grandover Parkway Southbound exit incorporated with exit 33
122.6 197.3 120A
33
I‑85 north / US 421 south to I‑40 east – Durham, Sanford
I‑73 north / US 421 north to I‑40 west / Groometown Road – Winston-Salem
North end of I-85 overlap; southbound exit and northbound entrance
123.5 198.8 34 Holden Road
124.4 200.2 35
A-B
A: US 220 south to I‑73 south – Asheboro
B: US 220 north to I‑40 west – Coliseum Area
No southbound exit 35B
124.9 201.0 35C Rehobeth Church Road / Vandalia Road
125.9 202.6 219 I‑40 west / US 220 south – Winston-Salem West end of I-40 overlap; no northbound exit
126.1 202.9 220 Randleman Road Left southbound entrance
126.7 203.9 221 South Elm-Eugene Street – Downtown Greensboro
127.9 205.8 222 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
128.2 206.3 223 I‑40 east / I‑85 Bus. north – Durham, Raleigh East end of I-40 and north end of I-85 Bus overlap; northbound exit and southbound entrance
128.6 207.0 Florida Street Northbound exit and entrance only
129.4 208.2 To I‑40 east / I‑85 north / Lee Street Northbound exit and entrance only
130.2 209.5 Market Street To North Carolina A&T State University
130.6 210.2 Sullivan Street Northbound exit and entrance only
130.8 210.5 Bessemer Avenue
131.1 211.0 US 70 east / US 220 north (Wendover Avenue) East end of US 70 and north end of US 220 overlap
131.9 212.3 Summit Avenue – Greensboro Downtown Southbound exit and entrance only
132.4 213.1 16th Street
132.9 213.9 Cone Boulevard
I‑785 south / I‑840 Future interchange (funded)[8]
136.0 218.9 Hicone Road
137.9 221.9 Summit Avenue / Reedy Fork Parkway
  140.9 226.8 NC 150 – Brown Summit
  141.9 228.4 Benaja Road
Rockingham   144.7 232.9
US 29 Bus. north
Reidsville 148.5 239.0 149 NC 87 to US 158 west (Freeway Drive) – Reidsville, Burlington
149.6 240.8 150 Barnes Street – Reidsville Downtown
  152.1 244.8 153 US 158 / NC 14 (Freeway Drive) – Reidsville, Eden, Yanceyville
  155.5 250.3 Narrow Gauge Road
  158.3 254.8
US 29 Bus. to NC 87 north – Ruffin
Ruffin 160.6 258.5
US 29 Bus. south (Mayfield Road)
Caswell   164.2 264.3 Law Road
  166.7 268.3 NC 700 (Shady Grove Road) – Eden
State line 168.3 270.9
US 58 west / US 29 Bus. north – Danville, Martinsville
Interchange at Virginia state line
  US 29 north Continuation into Virginia
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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References[edit]

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U.S. Route 29
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South Carolina
North Carolina Next state:
Virginia