North Carolina Highway 731

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NC Highway 731 marker

NC Highway 731
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 25.9 mi[1] (41.7 km)
Existed: 1936 – present
Major junctions
West end: US 52 near Norwood
East end:
US 220 Alt. / NC 211 in Candor
Location
Counties: Stanly, Montgomery
Highway system
NC 711 NC 740

North Carolina Highway 731 (NC 731) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The highway serves as the main thoroughfare in southern Montgomery County.

Route description[edit]

NC 731 is a two-lane rural highway that traverses 25.9 miles (41.7 km). Beginning at US 52, south of Norwood, it goes west crossing the Pee Dee River and through Mount Gilead. Forming the southern boundary of the Uwharrie National Forest, it continues a northwesterly direction, linking up with US 220 Alt as it enters Candor. At the center of Candor, NC 731 ends, connecting with NC 211 and US 220 Alt continuing north to Biscoe.

Dedicated and memorial names[edit]

NC 731 has one dedicated bridge along its route.

  • J. F. Allen Bridge – Bridge over the Pee Dee River, just south from the Norwood Dam, dedicated on November 2, 1972.[2]

History[edit]

Established by 1936 as a new primary routing from the community of Hydro, going east through Mount Gilead and ending at US 220, south of Candor. Between 1947-1948, NC 731 was rerouted north to end at US 220 closer to Candor, leaving behind Tabernacle Church Road (SR 1524). In 1974, NC 731 was rerouted south of Hydro, crossing the Pee Dee River and ending at its current western terminus at US 52; its old alignment to becoming Hydro Road (SR 1188). In 1981, NC 731 was extended northward into downtown Candor to its current eastern terminus with US 220 Alt/NC 211.[3][4]

Junction list[edit]

Eastbound NC 731, towards Mount Gilead
County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Stanly   0.0 0.0 US 52 – Wadesboro, Norwood, Albemarle
Montgomery Mount Gilead 6.3 10.1 NC 109 (Wadesboro Boulevard) – Wadesboro, Troy South end of NC 109 Bus hidden overlap
6.5 10.5
NC 73 / NC 109 Bus. north (Main Street) – Ellerbe, Albemarle
North end of NC 109 Bus hidden overlap
Candor 24.7 39.8
US 220 Alt. south – Norman
South end of US 220 Alt overlap
25.9 41.7
US 220 Alt. north / NC 211 east – Biscoe, Seven Lakes, Pinehurst
North end of US 220 Alt overlap
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google (November 24, 2013). "North Carolina Highway 731" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ "North Carolina Memorial Highways and other Named Facilities" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. July 15, 2004. p. 11. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ "NC Route Changes (1974-07-01)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. July 1, 1974. p. 2. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ "NC Route Changes (1981-03-01)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. March 1, 1981. p. 1. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 

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