North Carolina Highway 82

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North Carolina Highway 82 marker

North Carolina Highway 82
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length: 15.4 mi[1] (24.8 km)
Existed: 1934 – present
Major junctions
West end: US 421 / NC 55 in Erwin
East end: US 13 near Cooper
Counties: Harnett, Cumberland
Highway system
NC 81 NC 83

North Carolina Highway 82 (NC 82) is a primary state highway in the state of North Carolina. The highway traverses where the Battle of Averasborough took place and connects the towns of Erwin, Godwin and Falcon. Though the road is signed as east and west, it runs physically north from Erwin to U.S. Route 13 (US 13) to the south near Cooper.

Route description[edit]

NC 82 is a two-lane rural highway that begins at US 421/NC 55 (Jackson Boulevard) in Erwin. Immediately, NC 82 is in a concurrency with NC 217. Traveling south through Erwin on 13th Street, it splits from NC 217 and parallels the Cape Fear River towards Godwin. Halfway between Erwin and Godwin is the Averasborough Battlefield Museum, at the site of a noted Civil War battle that happened on March 16, 1865. Within the town limits of Godwin, it intersects US 301 and east of there, along the Godwin–Falcon Road, is I-95 and the town of Falcon. Going in a southerly direction, in parallel of the South River to its east, it heads towards US 13; near its eastern terminus it makes a sharp bend onto Herb Farm Road, avoiding a section of road where a bridge once existed crossing over the South River and into Sampson County. NC 82 ends 310 mile (0.48 km) from the Cumberland-Sampson county line.

NC 82 overlaps with one state scenic byway, the Averasboro Battlefield Scenic Byway, between Erwin and Godwin[2] The highway from J Street in Erwin to Burnett Road near Godwin is also part of North Carolina Bicycle Route 5.[3]


NC 82 was established in 1934 as a renumbering of a segment of NC 55, between US 421 (Denim Drive), in Erwin, to US 301 in Godwin.[4] In 1957, NC 82 was extended to its western terminus at Jackson Boulevard, replacing part of US 421/NC 55.[5] In 1970, NC 82 was extended east on new primary routing to its current eastern terminus at US 13.[6]

Junction list[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Harnett Erwin 0.0 0.0 US 421 / NC 55 (Jackson Boulevard) / NC 217 begins – Dunn, Lillington, Coats Western end of NC 217 concurrency
1.4 2.3 NC 217 south (13th Street) – Linden Eastern end of NC 217 concurrency
Cumberland Godwin 9.7 15.6 US 301 (Dunn Road) – Fayetteville, Dunn
I‑95 – Fayetteville, Dunn
15.4 24.8 US 13 (Goldsboro Road) – Fayetteville, Newton Grove, Goldsboro
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Google (February 15, 2016). "North Carolina Highway 82" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 15, 2016. 
  2. ^ "NCDOT: Scenic Byways" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. June 2008. pp. 112–113. Retrieved February 15, 2016. 
  3. ^ "NC 5 - Cape Fear Run". North Carolina Bike Routes Beta. Walk Bike North Carolina Bicycle Routes. Retrieved February 15, 2016. 
  4. ^ North Carolina Primary Highway System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by NCDOT. North Carolina Department of Transportation. 1940. Retrieved November 19, 2014. 
  5. ^ North Carolina Highway System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by NCDOT. North Carolina Department of Transportation. 1960. Retrieved November 19, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Route Change (1970-03-05)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. March 5, 1970. Retrieved November 19, 2014. 

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