North Carolina Highway 222

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NC Highway 222 marker

NC Highway 222
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 57.8 mi[1] (93.0 km)
Existed: 1934 – present
Major junctions
West end: NC 231 near Emit
  US 301 in Kenly
I‑795 in Fremont
US 117 in Fremont

US 264 Alt. in Saratoga
US 264 near Saratoga
US 258 in Fountain
East end: NC 33 in Belvoir
Location
Counties: Johnston, Wayne, Wilson, Pitt
Highway system
US 221 NC 225

North Carolina Highway 222 (NC 222) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The highway traverses between Emit and Belvoir, connecting the rural cities and towns of Kenly, Fremont and Saratoga.

Route description[edit]

NC 222 is a two-lane rural highway that traverses 57.8 miles (93.0 km) through mostly farmland in eastern North Carolina. Beginning at NC 231, east of Emit, it travels southeast towards Kenly, passing by Aycock Birthplace along the way. At Kenly, it goes east to Fremont, connecting with I-795 and US 117 there. Heading northeast, it goes through Eureka and Stantonsburg, reaching US 264, near Saratoga. Heading easterly, it connects with US 258, in Fountain. After Falkland, NC 222 ends at NC 33, in Belvoir.

History[edit]

NC 222 was established in 1934, traversing between US 301/NC 22, in Kenly, to NC 58, near Lindell. In 1938, NC 222 was rerouted at Eureka to NC 58 in Stantonsburg; its old alignment was downgraded to secondary roads.[2] In 1948, NC 222 was extended west on new primary routing to NC 42; the following year it extended again to its current western terminus at NC 231. Between 1963-1968, NC 222 was rerouted through Stantonsburg. In 1978, NC 222 was extended east to NC 33, in Belvoir.[3]

Junction list[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Johnston   0.0 0.0 NC 231 – Wendell, Middlesex
Stancils Chapel 3.9 6.3 NC 42 – Clayton, Wilson
Kenly 11.5 18.5 US 301 (Church Street) to I‑95 – Wilson, Smithfield
Wayne Aycock 16.6 26.7 NC 581 – Goldsboro, Spring Hope
  20.4 32.8 I‑795 – Goldsboro, Mount Olive, Wilson
Fremont 21.2 34.1 US 117 north (Wilson Street) – Wilson North end of US 117 overlap
21.3 34.3 US 117 south (Wilson Street) – Pikeville, Goldsboro South end of US 117 overlap
  25.9 41.7 NC 111 south – Goldsboro, Beulaville South end of NC 111 overlap
Wilson Stantonsburg 33.5 53.9 NC 58 north (Moyton Drive) – Wilson North end of NC 58 overlap
33.8 54.4 NC 58 south (Moyton Drive) – Snow Hill South end of NC 58 overlap
Saratoga 38.0 61.2
US 264 Alt. (Main Street) – Farmville, Wilson
  39.1 62.9 US 264 – Farmville, Wilson
  39.3 63.2 NC 111 north (Good News Church Road) – Macclesfield North end of NC 111 overlap
Pitt Fountain 46.8 75.3 US 258 (Railroad Street) – Farmville, Tarboro
Falkland 54.7 88.0 NC 43 north (Main Street) – Pinetops North end of NC 43 overlap
  55.6 89.5 NC 43 south – Greenville South end of NC 43 overlap
Belvoir 57.8 93.0 NC 33 – Greenville, Tarboro
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google (June 23, 2014). "North Carolina Highway 222" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved June 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ North Carolina Primary Highway System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by NCDOT. North Carolina Department of Transportation. 1940. Retrieved May 3, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Route Change (1978-05-01)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. May 1, 1978. p. 5. Retrieved May 3, 2015. 

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