North Carolina Highway 218

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North Carolina Highway 218 marker

North Carolina Highway 218
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length 31.6 mi[2] (50.9 km)
Existed 1935[1] – present
Major junctions
West end NC 51 in Mint Hill
  I‑485 in Mint Hill
US 601 in Unionville
East end US 74 in Polkton
Location
Counties Mecklenburg, Union, Anson
Highway system
NC 217 US 220

North Carolina Highway 218 is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The highway runs east–west from Mint Hill to Polkton.

Route description[edit]

NC 218 traverses 31.6 miles (50.9 km); starting in Mint Hill, it goes through northern Union County, then ends in Polkton. The entire route is a two-lane rural highway and is a significant truck route. It also has seasonal beach bound traffic. Residential communities in Union County and a few near 485 in Mecklenburg County Mecklenburg County contribute the majority of the daily commuter traffic.Mecklenburg County

History[edit]

Established as a new primary routing in 1935, it connected the towns of Mint Hill and Polkton. In the early 1940s, it was extended in Polkton when US 74 was rerouted further south from town. In the 1960s, NC 218 was moved onto a new extension of Williams Street in Polkton, leaving Old U.S. 74.[1]

Junction list[edit]

County Location mi[2] km Destinations Notes
Mecklenburg Mint Hill 0.0 0.0 NC 51 (Blair Road / Matthews Mint Hill Road) / Wilgrove Mint Hill Road
1.0–
1.2
1.6–
1.9
I‑485 – Pineville, Concord Exit 44 (I-485)
Union Fairview, Union County 7.3 11.7 US 601 (Concord Highway) – Concord, Monroe
13.8 22.2 NC 200 (Morgan Mill Road) – Locust, Monroe
New Salem 18.0 29.0 NC 205 – Oakboro, Marshville
Anson Polkton 31.6 50.9 US 74 – Monroe, Charlotte, Wadesboro, Wilmington
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

KML is from Wikidata
  1. ^ a b "NCRoads.com: N.C. 218". Archived from the original on November 25, 2010. Retrieved 2011-06-26. [self-published source]
  2. ^ a b Google (May 16, 2015). "North Carolina Highway 218" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved May 16, 2015.