North Carolina Highway 4
|Maintained by NCDOT|
|Length:||34.7 mi (55.8 km)|
|Existed:||1934  – present|
|South end:||US 301 near Rocky Mount|
|I‑95 near Rocky Mount|
|North end:||US 158 / NC 903 in Littleton|
|Counties:||Nash, Halifax, Warren|
North Carolina Highway 4 (NC 4) is a North Carolina state highway that is 35 miles (56 km) in length. Running near the Virginia border in Nash and Halifax counties, NC 4 connects the region with Interstate 95 (I-95).
The southern terminus of NC 4 is at U.S. Route 301 (US 301) near Rocky Mount. After heading west, NC 4 joins NC 48 near I-95 with exit/entrance ramps (exit 145); numerous hotels can be found here, built especially for I-95 travelers. After heading north for about 15 miles (24 km), NC 4 splits from NC 48 and joins NC 561 near Medoc Mountain State Park, heading west. After several miles, the road splits off and heads north for about 12 miles (19 km) before entering Littleton and ending at US 158/NC 903 downtown.
NC 4 is one of the more rural roads in this part of the state; before entering Littleton, there are no incorporated towns along the route. This section of the state is mainly farmland.
As North Carolina renumbered its state highways in 1934, NC 4 was commissioned as a short state highway, running only a few miles from US 158 to the community of Airlie, just south of Littleton. When NC 48 running from Airlie to Littleton is rerouted to the east in 1951, NC 4 was left to take its place. In 1984 NC 4 was extended southward, taking over parts of NC 561, NC 48, and the decommissioned I-95 Business to US 301. I-95 Business was intended to take traffic from US 301 to I-95, and NC 4 took over that role.
|Nash||Rocky Mount||0.0||0.0||US 301 (Wesleyan Boulevard) – Wilson, Halifax||Interchange; northbound US 301 to northbound NC 4 / southbound NC 4 to US 301 southbound only|
|Gold Rock||3.8||6.1||I‑95 / NC 48 south (Exit 145) – Fayetteville, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount||South end of NC 48 overlap|
|Red Oak||8.9||14.3||NC 33 east – Whitakers||Western terminus of NC 33|
|Halifax||||11.7||18.8||NC 481 east – Enfield||Western terminus of NC 481|
|Brinkleyville||20.0||32.2||NC 48 north / NC 561 east – Roanoke Rapids, Ahoskie||North end of NC 48 overlap; south end of NC 561 overlap|
|||23.2||37.3||NC 561 west – Centerville||North end of NC 561 overlap|
||No major junctions|
|Halifax||Littleton||34.7||55.8||US 158 / NC 903 (Main Street) – Warrenton, Weldon|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- NCRoads Annex - NC 4[self-published source] Archived October 19, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
- Google (January 28, 2016). "North Carolina Highway 4" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 28, 2016.
- North Carolina Primary Highway System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by NCSHC. North Carolina State Highway Commission. 1940. Retrieved May 17, 2015.