U.S. Route 301 in North Carolina

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This article is about the section of U.S. Route 301 in North Carolina. For the entire length of the highway, see U.S. Route 301.

U.S. Route 301 marker

U.S. Route 301
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 193.7 mi[1] (311.7 km)
Existed: 1932 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 301 / US 501 at the SC line near Rowland
 

I‑95 (multiple times)
I‑74 / US 74 near Lumberton
I‑795 near Wilson
US 264 near Wilson

US 64 in Rocky Mount
North end: US 301 at the VA line near Pleasant Hill
Location
Counties: Robeson, Cumberland, Harnett, Harnett, Johnston, Wilson, Nash, Edgecombe, Halifax, Northampton
Highway system
NC 295 NC 304

U.S. Route 301 is a north–south United States highway that runs for 194 miles (312 km) from the South Carolina state line, near Rowland, to the Virginia state line, near Pleasant Hill.

Route description[edit]

US 301 follows the same route as Interstate 95 through North Carolina; they both enter the state at South of the Border, overlap together around Lumberton, and share multiple interchanges before reaching Virginia.

Starting at the South Carolina border, with US 501, it goes northwest through Rowland before merging with I-95, from exit 10 to exit 22. North of Lumberton, it criss-crosses I-95 before entering Fayetteville, overlapped with I-95 Business along Eastern Boulevard. North of Eastover, it gets ignored by I-295 as it parallels I-95 to its immediate west. Traversing through the cities of Wade, Godwin, Dunn, and Benson, where it is ignored by I-40; it continues on through Smithfield, Selma, and Micro. At Kenly, US 301 goes away from I-95 into the cities of Wilson and Rocky Mount, before returning to a more easterly parallel. US 301 continues north through the towns of Enfield, Halifax, Weldon, and Garysburg, before crossing into Virginia.

History[edit]

US 301 was established in 1932, replacing US 217, from the South Carolina state line to Wilson, and US 17-1, from Wilson to the Virginia state line. In 1934, NC 22 and NC 40 were dropped along the route.[2]

Route changes along US 301 started in the early-1950s with a new bypass (Eastern Boulevard) around central Fayetteville and a new bypass west of Halifax. In 1955 or 1956, a new bypass (Ward Boulevard) was built east of Wilson. By 1958, US 301 was widen to four-lane around Lumberton, Fayetteville, and between Kenly-Rocky Mount; it was also at this time that Elm City was bypassed. In 1961, I-95 was overlapped with US 301 on the Lumberton bypass. By 1984, US 301 was extended south along I-95 to exit 10, keeping its routing through Rowland.[2]

U.S. Route 217[edit]

U.S. Route 217
Location: SC state line-Wilson, NC
Length: 126.7 mi[3] (203.9 km)
Existed: 1926–1932

U.S. Route 217 (US 217) was an original US highway, established in 1926, and was completely overlapped with NC 22. US 217 entered from South Carolina, south of Rowland; where it went north through Rowland and into Lumberton, via Hilly Branch Road and 5th Street. Going north on Pine Street/Fayetteville Road, it connected with Fayetteville; where it went north on Gillespie Street, then east on Person Street, before it went north again on Dunn Road. Entering Dunn on Clinton Street, it went west on Cumberland Street (NC 60), then north on Ellis Avenue. It entered Smithfield on 3rd Street, and went east on Market Street then north again on 8th Street. As it approached south of Wilson, it ended at US 17-1/NC 40 (at Dixie Inn Road). In 1932, the entire route was renumbered as part of US 301.

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Exit Destinations Notes
Robeson State line 0.0 0.0 US 301 south / US 501 south – Dillon
I‑95 – Lumberton, Fayetteville, Florence
Continuation into South Carolina; nearby South of the Border
Rowland 2.7 4.3 US 501 north / NC 130 – Laurinburg, Fairmont North end of US 501 overlap
  11.8 19.0 10 I‑95 south – Florence South end of I-95 overlap
Lumberton 14.5 23.3 13 I‑74 / US 74 – Whiteville, Wilmington, Laurinburg, Rockingham Signed as exits 13A (east) and 13B (west)
18.5 29.8 17 NC 72 / NC 711 – Lumberton, Pembroke, Red Springs
20.2 32.5 19 Carthage Road
21.4 34.4 20 NC 211 to NC 41 – Lumberton, Red Springs, Fairmont
23.0 37.0 22 I‑95 north – Fayetteville North end of I-95 overlap
  27.0 43.5 I‑95 – Lumberton, Fayetteville
Saint Pauls 33.2 53.4 NC 20 (Broad Street) – Lumber Bridge, Elizabethtown
  35.5 57.1 I‑95 – Lumberton, Fayetteville
  40.2 64.7 NC 71 south – Parkton, Lumber Bridge, Red Springs
Cumberland   43.0 69.2 I‑95 Bus. south to I‑95 south – Lumberton South end of I-95 Business overlap
Hope Mills 43.6 70.2 NC 59 to I‑95 – Hope Mills
45.6 73.4 NC 162 west (Elk Road)
Fayetteville 50.6 81.4 NC 87 (Martin Luther King Jr Freeway) – Elizabethtown
52.4 84.3 NC 24 / NC 210 to US 401 (Grove Street) – Roseboro
53.8 86.6 Middle Road
  55.6 89.5 Dobbins Holmes Road
Eastover 57.3 92.2 I‑95 Bus. north to I‑95 north – Benson North end of I-95 Business overlap
60.2 96.9 To I‑95 to US 13 / Pembroke Lane – Newton Grove
Godwin 68.5 110.2 NC 82 (Main Street) – Erwin, Falcon
Harnett Dunn 76.4 123.0 US 421 / NC 55 (Cumberland Street) – Erwin, Lillington, Clinton
Johnston Benson 83.2 133.9 NC 27 west / NC 50 / NC 242 south (Main Street) – Coats, Newton Grove South end of NC 242 overlap
83.7 134.7 NC 242 north to I‑40 North end of NC 242 overlap
Four Oaks 91.7 147.6 To I‑95 / Keen Road
  93.9 151.1 I‑95 / US 701 south / NC 96 south – Benson, Rocky Mount, Newton Grove South end of NC 96 overlap
Smithfield 98.4 158.4
US 70 Bus. / NC 210 (Market Street) – Goldsboro, Clayton
Selma 101.0 162.5 US 70 / NC 39 – Goldsboro, Raleigh South end and terminus of NC 39 overlap
102.5 165.0 NC 96 north (Richardson Street) – Zebulon North end of NC 96 overlap
103.4 166.4 NC 39 north – Bunn North end of NC 39 overlap
Kenly 112.0 180.2 I‑95 – Smithfield, Rocky Mount
112.5 181.1 NC 222 (Second Street) – Fremont
Wilson   114.7 184.6 NC 581 – Bailey, Goldsboro
  123.2 198.3 I‑795 – Goldsboro, Raleigh
  123.6 198.9 US 117 south – Fremont, Pikeville
Wilson 123.9 199.4 US 264 – Greenville, Raleigh
126.6 203.7
US 264 Alt. west (Ward Boulevard)
West end of US 264 Alternate overlap
128.2 206.3
US 264 Alt. east / NC 58 south (Martin Luther King Jr Parkway) – Stantonsburg, Saratoga
East end of US 264 Alternate overlap, south end of NC 58 overlap
128.7 207.1 NC 58 north (Lipscomb Road) North end of NC 58 overlap
129.9 209.1 NC 42 (Herring Avenue) – Pinetops, Wilson
  132.4 213.1 Rosebud Church Road
  135.0 217.3 Langley Road – Elm City
Nash   141.5 227.7
US 301 Bus. north (Tarboro Road)
Rocky Mount 143.4 230.8 NC 97 (Tarboro Road) – Raleigh To Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport
146.6 235.9
US 64 Bus. (Sunset Avenue) / May Drive
Northbound take May Drive to eastbound US 64 Business
147.2 236.9 US 64 – Tarboro, Raleigh
148.2 238.5 NC 43 / NC 48 (Benvenue Road) – Red Oak, Gold Rock
150.0 241.4
US 301 Bus. south (Church Road)
Battleboro 153.5 247.0 NC 4 north to I‑95 / Red Oak-Battleboro Road Southbound take Red Oak-Battleboro Road to NC 4
Whitakers 159.1 256.0 NC 33 west (Nash Street) – Red Oak West end of NC 33 overlap
159.3 256.4 NC 33 east (Main Street) – Tarboro East end of NC 33 overlap
Halifax Enfield 164.0 263.9 NC 481 west – Glenview West end of NC 481 overlap
165.3 266.0
NC 481 Bus. west (Whitaker Street)
  167.1 268.9 NC 481 east – Tillery East end of NC 481 overlap
  173.4 279.1 NC 125 south / NC 903 south – Scotland Neck South end of NC 125/NC 903 overlap
  175.6 282.6 NC 561 east – Tillery East end of NC 561 overlap
  176.0 283.2 NC 561 west – Brinkleyville, Louisburg West end of NC 561 overlap
Halifax 176.5 284.0
US 301 Bus. north (King Street)
177.1 285.0 NC 125 north / NC 903 north – Roanoke Rapids North end of NC 125/NC 903 overlap
177.4 285.5
US 301 Bus. south (David Street)
Weldon 184.0 296.1 US 158 west (Second Street) – Roanoke Rapids West end of US 158 overlap
Northampton Garysburg 186.4 300.0 US 158 east – Jackson, Murfreesboro East end of US 158 overlap
186.8 300.6 NC 46 west – Gaston
187.0 300.9 NC 186 east – Seaboard
Pleasant Hill 193.0 310.6 NC 48 south – Gaston
State line 193.7 311.7 US 301 north – Emporia Continuation into Virginia
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google Inc. "US 301". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=US-301+N%2FUS-501+N&daddr=34.559948,-79.255182+to:34.68879,-79.01573+to:34.759651,-78.9863329+to:34.871447,-78.9755121+to:35.0292404,-78.8825303+to:35.1483178,-78.7393776+to:35.2412421,-78.6435165+to:35.32711,-78.59873+to:35.42407,-78.47966+to:35.51969,-78.31192+to:35.56313,-78.20476+to:35.63532,-78.0373+to:35.93495,-77.82983+to:36.06514,-77.74907+to:36.38979,-77.59424+to:US-301+N&hl=en&geocode=FQJyDgIdRd1F-w%3BFcxXDwIdcqlG-yljtYIPJs6qiTFHkxG5B8EXYA%3BFRZPEQIdzlBK-yltqZryduCqiTHNfsXlGR3W6A%3BFeNjEgIdpMNK-ymDbv0bCB-riTGnyBljXZqMLw%3BFZcYFAId6O1K-ylr4YXeNBiriTE7zgAhTyrswA%3BFfiAFgIdHllM-ymh-jvY4RKriTHyxmzhhf7s6A%3BFR1SGAIdT4hO-yk5siz0tnariTEfVUgoyCdhZw%3BFRq9GQIdxP5P-ykvCwEnj4KriTH97-YB2JaSvA%3BFYYMGwIdtq1Q-ym_BiWsHIGriTG3EQXdVuW1lg%3BFUaHHAId1H5S-ynxumem3nmsiTHCNbuLFdP-Ug%3BFcr8HQIdEA5V-ym9IfdvoHKsiTGmhyKMIQhlYg%3BFXqmHgIdqLBW-yltJgt81xOsiTH7qG8_U5-a-Q%3BFXjAHwIdzD5Z-ykzvznDwhisiTHjEwogekBVzA%3BFeZSJAIdOmlc-ylPgI0TzoauiTGUumSBPN7NWA%3BFXRPJgIdsqRd-ylxqIWTq3yuiTGbXlvFJvDQAA%3BFZ5DKwIdgAFg-ylZHX-p2RWuiTHRhHiQPiQwtA%3BFbCiLQIdHPtg-w&mra=dpe&mrsp=13&sz=13&via=1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15&sll=35.944937,-77.783031&sspn=0.103535,0.222988&ie=UTF8&ll=35.536696,-78.250122&spn=3.329847,7.13562&z=8. Retrieved 2011-03-06.
  2. ^ a b "NCRoads.com Annex: U.S. 301". Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  3. ^ Google Inc. "U.S. Route 217". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Unknown+road&daddr=34.5422058,-79.2876625+to:34.5975203,-79.1076234+to:34.6185913,-79.0045314+to:34.6913179,-79.0147596+to:34.744533,-78.9878643+to:34.9183511,-78.9536867+to:35.040664,-78.8824381+to:35.0478837,-78.864302+to:35.066625,-78.827814+to:35.1727349,-78.7218887+to:35.3108649,-78.6158067+to:35.3784739,-78.5519828+to:35.451203,-78.4110542+to:35.5105399,-78.3464309+to:35.5451548,-78.2771737+to:35.578562,-78.1662922+to:US-301+N&hl=en&ll=35.07946,-78.3078&spn=1.881241,3.56781&sll=34.590612,-79.128771&sspn=0.059141,0.111494&geocode=FXxyDgIdVN1F-w%3BFX0SDwIdkipG-ynzgZsBdc6qiTH0SPT8DGBRlg%3BFZDqDwId2elI-ylzkoxqf9yqiTGMy0Tf4lSEBg%3BFd88EAIdjXxK-ykLw7l8T-eqiTE-K9PaZnkEDA%3BFfVYEQIdmVRK-ymnoc4VdOCqiTGfCg8IltCODA%3BFdUoEgIdqL1K-yl1ut0suh-riTGQD8k49hFHsQ%3BFc_PFAIdKkNL-yk7sxQcFxeriTHYSAsvtIcN_g%3BFZitFgIdellM-ylLQY1m2BKriTEOKrLFUfRq2w%3BFcvJFgIdUqBM-ymz8wXJyxKriTEHKICE1enskA%3BFQETFwId2i5N-ynXrqN6o3KriTHDyHRkkjKm9w%3BFX6xGAIdoMxO-ymB2ou5H3eriTEmDYyNRoNzEg%3BFRDNGgIdAmtQ-ylx0RVen4GriTGLQOTdqACASw%3BFSnVGwIdUmRR-yndExoBpXisiTHSau_UeKAajg%3BFUPxHAId0opT-ylvy1bXNnGsiTGcbMam-_LUSA%3BFQvZHQIdQodU-ynZGibvZHKsiTGVmFaBZirJRA%3BFUJgHgIdy5VV-ymtPaNqxBKsiTFkchhRfGsRIA%3BFcLiHgId7EZX-yl7p5kzOxGsiTHkdSCQFetPMQ%3BFWRaIAId6H9a-w&mra=dpe&mrsp=2&sz=14&via=1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16&t=p&z=9. Retrieved July 14, 2013.

External links[edit]


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