U.S. Route 220 in North Carolina

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This article is about the section of U.S. Route 220 in North Carolina. For the entire length of the highway, see U.S. Route 220.

U.S. Route 220 marker

U.S. Route 220
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 123.4 mi[1] (198.6 km)
Existed: 1935 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 1 in Rockingham
  I‑73 / I‑74 near Ellerbe

I‑73 / I‑74 / US 220 Alt. near Candor
US 64 / NC 49 in Asheboro
I‑74 in Randleman
US 311 in Randleman
I‑73 / I‑85 / US 421 in Greensboro
I‑40 / I‑85 Bus. / US 29 / US 70 in Greensboro
US 29 / US 70 in Greensboro
US 158 in Stokesdale

US 311 / US 220 Bus. / NC 704 in Madison
North end: US 220 at the VA line, near Price
Location
Counties: Richmond, Montgomery, Randolph, Guilford, Rockingham
Highway system
NC 218 US 221

In the U.S. state of North Carolina, U.S. Route 220 (US 220) is a north–south highway that connects the cities of Rockingham, Asheboro and Greensboro, in the central ,Piedmont.

Route description[edit]

Dedicated and memorial names[edit]

US 220 in North Carolina feature a few dedicated or memorialized stretches of freeway.

  • 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).[2]
  • J. Elsie Webb Thoroughfare – official North Carolina name of US 220 from US 1, in Rockingham, to Ellerbe (approved: February 3, 1972).[2]
  • Martha McGee Bell Bridges – official North Carolina name of US 220's twin bridges over the Deep River, near Randleman (approved: August 11, 1978).[2]
  • Rush C. Collins Bridge – official North Carolina name of US 220's bridge over the Dan River (approved: October 2, 1969).[2]
  • Thomas A. Burton Highway – official North Carolina name of US 220 from NC 68 to the Virginia state line (approved: March 4, 1994).[2]

History[edit]

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, its 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.[3][4]

On January 7, 2008, US 220 was moved onto new freeway between Emery to south of Ellerbe, leaving its old alignment another extension of US 220 Alternate.[5]

U.S. Route 411[edit]

U.S. Route 411
Location: RockinghamMadison, NC
Length: 112.3 mi[6] (180.7 km)
Existed: 1932–1935

U.S. Route 411 (US 411) was established in 1932 as the second national US 411, traversed entirely in North Carolina. Starting on Washington Street, in Rockingham, it traveled with US 74 to Ellerbe Road then north through Ellerbe, Norman, Candor, Biscoe, Star, and Seagrove, mostly along what is today US 220 Bus and US 220 Alt. In Asheboro, it went along Fayetteville Street, then continued north on Randleman Road and on Old Randleman Road into Greensboro. Through Greensboro, it was routed along Randleman Road, O'Connor Street, Elm Street, and Battleground Road; in 1934, it was rerouted north of Elm Street to Wendover Avenue, Winstead Place, Northwood Street, and Battleground Road. Going northwest, it continued to Madison, where it ended at US 311. In 1935, the entire route was renumbered as part of US 220.

North Carolina Highway 897[edit]

NC 897
Location: Winston-SalemVA State Line
Length: 43.3 mi[7] (69.7 km)
Existed: 1921–1925

North Carolina Highway 897 (NC 897) was an original state highway that traversed from NC 60/NC 65, in Winston-Salem, to SR 33 at the Virginia state line. Going north on Liberty Street, from 4th Street, in Winston-Salem, it went at a northeasterly route along Old Walkertown Road and Pine Hall Road to Pine Hall. Continuing northeasterly, it connects Madison, Mayodan, Stoneville and Price, North Carolina before reaching the Virginia state line. In 1925, it was renumbered as part of NC 77.[8] Today, all of the Forsyth and Stokes section of NC 897 have been downgraded to secondary roads; while the Pine Hall to Madison section is part of US 311 and the Madison to Stoneville is part of US 220 Business.

Future[edit]

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.[9]

Widen US 220 to multi-lanes, from Horse Pen Creek Road, in Greensboro, to Winfree Road, in Summerfield. Funded, with construction expected to be completed December, 2016.[10]

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.[11]

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Old exit New exit Destinations Notes
Richmond Rockingham 0.0 0.0 US 1 south – Cheraw Southbound exit and northbound entrance
0.5 0.8 Midway Road
0.8 1.3
US 74 Bus. (Broad Avenue) – Wadesboro, Hamlet
  I‑73 south / I‑74 east to US 74 – Wilmington, Myrtle Beach Future interchange (funded)[9]
  8.4 13.5 8 25 I‑73 north / I‑74 west – Asheboro
Ellerbe 11.8 19.0 NC 73 west – Mount Gilead West end of NC 73 overlap
  16.5 26.6 NC 73 east – West End East end of NC 73 overlap
Norman 18.4 29.6 Moore Street
Montgomery   22.5 36.2 Tabernacle Church Road
Emery 24.5 39.4 24 41
I‑73 south / I‑74 east / US 220 Alt. north – Rockingham, Candor
South end of I-73 and east end of I-74 overlap
Candor 27.5 44.3 44 NC 211 – Candor, Pinehurst
Biscoe 32.5 52.3 49 NC 24 / NC 27 – Biscoe, Carthage, Troy
Star 35.8 57.6 52 Spies Road – Star, Robbins
Ether 38.9 62.6 39 56
US 220 Alt. – Ether, Steeds
Randolph   41.5 66.8 41 58 Black Ankle Road
Seagrove 45.0 72.4 45 61 NC 705 – Seagrove, Robbins
  49.1 79.0 49 66 New Hope Church Road To North Carolina Zoo
  51.3 82.6 51 68
US 220 Bus. north / NC 134 south – Ulah, Troy
To US 220 Alt
Asheboro 54.9 88.4 71 McDowell Road
56.0 90.1 72
A-B
A: US 64 east / NC 49 north – Raleigh
B: US 64 west / NC 49 south – Lexington, Charlotte
To North Carolina Zoo
57.6 92.7 74 NC 42 – Asheboro Exit left
58.4 94.0 75 Presnell Street
59.2 95.3 76
To US 220 Bus. north / North Fayetteville Street / Vision Drive
60.7 97.7 77 Spero Road
62.0 99.8 78 Pineview Street
Randleman 63.0 101.4 80 I‑74 west – High Point, Winston-Salem West end of I-74 overlap
64.1 103.2 81 US 311 north – Randleman
65.8 105.9 82 Academy Street  – Randleman
Level Cross 69.8 112.3 86
US 220 Bus. south – Level Cross
Guilford   72.6 116.8 89 NC 62 – Climax, High Point
  77.2 124.2 77 94 Old Randleman Road
Greensboro 78.2 125.9 78 95 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)
80.6 129.7 81 I‑40 west / Freeman Mill Road – Winston-Salem West end of I-40 overlap
81.3 130.8 219 I‑85 Bus. south / US 29 south / US 70 west – Charlotte South end of US 29/I-85 Bus and west end of US 70 overlap
81.6 131.3 220 Randleman Road
82.2 132.3 221 South Elm-Eugene Street – Downtown Greensboro
83.3 134.1 222 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
83.5 134.4 223 I‑40 east / I‑85 Bus. north – Burlington, Durham, Raleigh East end of I-40 and north end of I-85 Bus overlap; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
84.0 135.2 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
86.0 138.4 Bessemer Street
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
87.0 140.0 Summit Avenue
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)[11]
Stokesdale 102.2 164.5 US 158 – Stokesdale, Reidsville
Rockingham   103.8 167.0 NC 65 – Stokesdale, Reidsville
  105.3 169.5 NC 68 south – Stokesdale
Madison 111.3 179.1
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
  116.8 188.0
US 220 Bus. south – Stoneville
Stoneville 118.0 189.9 NC 770 – Stoneville, Eden
State line 123.4 198.6 US 220 north
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


References[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing

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