North Carolina Highway 57
||This article or section is written in the wrong direction. U.S. road articles are generally written in a south-to-north and west-to-east direction in order to follow the order of their mileposts.|
|Maintained by NCDOT|
|Length:||43.1 mi (69.4 km)|
|Existed:||1921 – present|
|South end:||NC 86 near Hillsborough|
| US 501 in Roxboro
US 158 / NC 49 in Roxboro
|North end:||NC 62 in Milton|
|Counties:||Orange, Person, Caswell|
North Carolina Highway 57 (NC 57) is a 43-mile-long (69 km) North Carolina state highway and a semi-rural traffic artery connecting Roxboro to a few small-to-medium-sized towns in the The Triangle region north of the cities of Durham and Chapel Hill.
The northern terminus of NC 57 begins at NC 62 near the Dan River in the border town of Milton, just shy of the Virginia state line. From there, the highway travels through the center of town and southeast to Roxboro. NC 57 merges with US 158 and NC 49 in Roxboro and continues east to US 501 (North Madison Boulevard) just west of downtown. At that point, US 158 and NC 57 turn right to follow US 501 through the southern section of Roxboro, passing the northern terminus of NC 157. US 158 breaks off just past that junction and heads east to Oxford while US 501 and NC 57 continue southward towards Durham.
The two highways remain concurrent almost to the Durham County line where NC 57 turns right before Rougemont and crosses into Orange County on its way to Hillsborough where the highway ends at NC 86 just north of town.
NC 57 has three highway concurrencies along its route. These include US 158 for 1.4 miles (2.3 km) in Roxboro, NC 49 for 0.4 miles (0.64 km) in Roxboro, and US 501 for 10.8 miles (17.4 km) between Rougemont and Roxboro.
|Orange||||0.0||0.0||NC 86 – Hillsborough, Yanceyville|
|Caldwell, Orange County||8.6||13.8||NC 157|
|Person||||14.7||23.7||US 501 south (Durham Road) – Durham||Southern end of US 501 concurrency|
|Roxboro||24.5||39.4||US 158 east (Old Durham Road) – Oxford||Southern end of US 158 concurrency|
|24.9||40.1||NC 157 south (Main Street)||Northern terminus of NC 157|
|25.5||41.0||US 501 north / NC 49 north (Madison Boulevard) – South Boston, Virgilina||Northern end of US 501 concurrency; southern end of NC 49 concurrency|
|25.9||41.7||US 158 west / NC 49 south (Leasburg Road) – Haw River||Northern end of US 158 / NC 49 concurrencies|
|Caswell||Semora||38.2||61.5||NC 119 to US 58 – Mebane|
|Milton||43.1||69.4||NC 62 (Academy Street / Broad Street) / Fairview Drive – Yanceyville, Danville|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- North Carolina Bicycle Route 4 - Concurrent with NC 57 from downtown Roxboro to Kelly Brewer Road at Hyco Lake