North Carolina Highway 90
|Maintained by NCDOT|
|Length:||71.7 mi (115.4 km)|
|Existed:||1921 – present|
|West end:||Edgemont Road (SR 1420) in Edgemont|
| US 321 in Lenoir
US 64 / NC 18 in Lenoir
I‑40 in Statesville
|East end:||US 21 / US 64 in Statesville|
|Counties:||Caldwell, Alexander, Iredell|
The western terminus is in Edgemont (in Caldwell County) at an intersection with Edgemont Road (SR 1420), Roseboro Road (Pisgah National Forest FR 981) and Edgemont Church Place (SR 1358). The first 8 miles (13 km) of the highway are quite curvy and unpaved. NC 90 enters Lenoir on Valway Road (SR 1352). The route then turns left onto N. Main Street to then overlap with US 321 on Blowing Rock Boulevard. NC 90 then turn left, after 2 miles, onto Wilkesboro Boulevard to overlap with US 64 and NC 18. After about 2 miles, the route then turns right onto Taylorsville Road, keeping and overlap with US 64. After 40 miles, going through Taylorsville, NC 90 ends at US 21/US 64 in Statesville.
Established in 1921 as an original state highway, it started at NC 50 (Person Street), in Raleigh, going east to Columbia. In 1927, NC 90 was extended west from Raleigh to Lenoir at NC 18. In 1929, NC 90 extended east from Columbia to Fort Landing.
In 1932, US 64 was established and was overlapped on NC 90 from just west of Statesville to Fort Landing. In late 1934, NC 90 was removed from all overlap with US 64 east of Statesville; at same time, NC 90 was extended west from Lenoir to US 221 near Linville, replacing NC 171.
Sometime between 1939–44, NC 90 was extended east back in Statesville to its current east terminus, replacing some of US 64 through the downtown area. At some point in the 1960s, NC 90 was truncated to its current west terminus in Edgemont, its former route to Linville moved under Pisgah National Forest management.
|Caldwell||Edgemont||0.0||0.0||Edgemont Road / National Forest Road|
|Lenoir||27.9||44.9||US 321 north (Blowing Rock Boulevard) – Boone||North end of US 321 overlap|
|30.1||48.4||US 64 west / NC 18 south (Harper Avenue) / US 321 south (Hickory Boulevard) – Downtown Lenoir, Hickory||South end of US 321/NC 18 and west end of US 64 overlap|
|31.5||50.7||NC 18 north (Wilkesboro Boulevard) – Moravian Falls, Wilkesboro||North end of NC 18 overlap|
|Alexander||Ellendale||46.0||74.0||NC 127 south – Hickory||Northern terminus of NC 127|
|||49.2||79.2||US 64 east / Golf Course Lane – Statesville||East end of US 64 overlap|
|Taylorsville||50.4||81.1||NC 16 north – Moravian Falls, Wilkesboro||North end of NC 16 overlap|
|50.8||81.8||NC 16 south – Conover||South end of NC 16 overlap|
|Iredell||||67.7||109.0||US 64 west – Taylorsville, Lenoir||West end of US 64 overlap|
|Statesville||68.3||109.9||I‑40 – Hickory, Winston-Salem|
|69.6||112.0||US 70 (Newton Drive / Garner Bagnal Boulevard) to I‑77 – Statesville Regional Airport, Hickory|
|70.4||113.3||US 64 east (Front Street)||East end of US 64 overlap|
|71.4||114.9||NC 115 (Center Street) – North Wilkesboro|
|71.7||115.4||US 21 (Davie Avenue) / US 64 – Harmony, Mocksville|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
Rocky Mount alternate route
|Location:||Rocky Mount, North Carolina|
North Carolina Highway 90 Alternate (NC 90A) was new alternate routing through downtown Rocky Mount, via Thomas Avenue. In 1934, it was replaced by US 64A.
- North Carolina Bicycle Route 2 - Concurrent with NC 90 from US 64 / NC 18 in Lenoir to Main Avenue Drive in Taylorsville
- Google (May 9, 2015). "North Carolina Highway 90" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved May 9, 2015.
- Caldwell County, North Carolina (PDF) (Map) (2000 (Rev. 07/13/2007) ed.). North Carolina Department of Transportation Information Technology - IMG Unit. Retrieved September 6, 2007.
- "NC State Hwy 90 Ends". Archived from the original on November 1, 2010. Retrieved 2011-07-02.
- "NC 90: Lost in Caldwell County". Retrieved 2011-07-02.[self-published source]
- "NCRoads.com: N.C. 90". Retrieved 2011-07-02.[self-published source]