U.S. Route 258
|Auxiliary route of US 58|
|Maintained by NCDOT, VDOT, and the cities of Suffolk, Newport News, and Hampton|
|Length:||220.15 mi (354.30 km)|
|Existed:||1932 – present|
US 17 Bus. / NC 24 Bus. in Jacksonville, NC
US 70 in Kinston, NC
|North end:||SR 143 at Fort Monroe in Hampton, VA|
|States:||North Carolina, Virginia|
|Counties:||Southampton, City of Suffolk, Isle of Wight, City of Newport News, City of Hampton|
U.S. Route 258 (US 258) is a spur of US 58 in the U.S. states of North Carolina and Virginia. The U.S. Highway runs 220.15 miles (354.30 km) from US 17 Business and NC 24 Business in Jacksonville, North Carolina north to Virginia State Route 143 (SR 143) at Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia. In North Carolina, US 258 connects Jacksonville with the Inner Banks communities of Kinston, Snow Hill, Farmville, Tarboro, and Murfreesboro. The U.S. Highway continues through the Virginia city of Franklin, where the highway intersects US 58, and the town of Smithfield on its way to the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. US 258 crosses the James River on the James River Bridge and follows Mercury Boulevard through Newport News and Hampton.
- 1 Route description
- 2 Major intersections
- 3 Special routes
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Jacksonville to Kinston
US 258 begins at a directional intersection with US 17 Business and NC 24 Business in Jacksonville. The business routes head east together as Marine Boulevard toward downtown Jacksonville; US 17 Business heads southwest along Wilmington Highway to meet up with US 17 along the freeway bypass of Jacksonville that also carries NC 24 and leads to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. US 258 and NC 24 Business run concurrently along Richlands Highway, a five-lane road with center turn lane, west to the western terminus of the freeway, a four-way intersection at which NC 24 begins to run concurrently with US 258; the west leg of the intersection is NC 53 (Burgaw Highway). The U.S. Highway and state highway parallel the New River through a junction with the southern end of NC 111 (Lake Catherine Road) to just south of Richlands, where the highways cross the river and pass through that town. The highways head west out of the town as Kinston Highway. West of Richlands NC 24 continues west as five-lane Beulaville Highway toward Beulaville while US 258 curves north along Kinston Highway, which reduces to two lanes.
US 258 briefly passes through Jones County, where the highway intersects NC 41 at Hargetts Crossroads before entering Lenoir County. The U.S. Highway crosses the Trent River and passes through Woodington prior to its junction with US 70 and NC 58 (New Bern Road) just south of the Neuse River in Kinston. The roadway continues straight as Queen Street, which carries NC 58, US 70 Business, and US 258 Business across the river into downtown Kinston. US 258 runs concurrently northwest along the US 70 four-lane divided highway; the two U.S. Highways have an intersection with NC 11 and NC 55 (Old Pink Hill Road) before crossing the river and meeting the other end of the highways' business routes, which follow Vernon Avenue. US 258 and US 70 follow Vernon Avenue a short distance west to where US 258 turns north. The U.S. Highway has an at-grade intersection with the North Carolina Railroad and meets the western end of NC 148 (C.F. Harvey Parkway), which serves Kinston Regional Jetport and the North Carolina Global TransPark.
Kinston to Tarboro
US 258 crosses Wheat Swamp into Greene County. The U.S. Highway intersects NC 58 (Kingold Boulevard) again south of Snow Hill, which the highway enters along 2nd Street. In the center of town, US 258 turns onto Greene Street and crosses Contentnea Creek, then has a four-way intersection with US 13, NC 91, and NC 903. The roadway continues north as NC 91; US 258 begins to run northeast concurrently with US 13 and NC 903. NC 903 diverges from the two U.S. Highways west of Maury; the U.S. Highways intersect NC 123 in the hamlet of Lizzie. US 258 and US 13 diverge north of Sandy Run. US 258 crosses Middle Swamp into Pitt County and intersects US 264 Alternate south of Farmville. US 258 and US 264 Alternate briefly run together east for zero point two miles (0.32 km) before US 258 heads north again. US 258 comes to a diamond interchange with US 264 (John P. East Memorial Highway) and Wesley Chapel Road northeast of the center of Farmville. US 258 joins the US 264 freeway west for about three miles (4.8 km) before exiting at another diamond interchange northwest of town. The former routing of the highway through Farmville is now U.S. Route 258.
US 258 intersects NC 222 (Wilson Street) in Fountain before entering Edgecombe County. The U.S. Highway intersects NC 124 in Crisp and NC 42 and NC 43 east of Pinetops, then parallels the Tar River to Tarboro. South of downtown Tarboro, the U.S. Highway has a partial cloverleaf interchange with the US 64 freeway and Western Boulevard, which features US 64 Alternate, NC 111, and NC 122. US 258 and the two state highways cross the Tar River on the freeway, then exit US 64 onto Mutual Boulevard at a partial interchange on the east side of the river in Princeville. There is no access from southbound US 258 to eastbound US 64 or from westbound US 64 to northbound US 258. The missing movements are provided via NC 33, which the three highways intersect in the center of town. A short distance to the east, NC 111 diverges on Greenwood Boulevard. US 258 and NC 122 parallel the river north before the two routes diverge northeast of Tarboro.
Tarboro to Franklin
US 258 intersects NC 97 in the hamlet of Lawrence before the highway enters Halifax County. The U.S. Highway crosses Deep Creek before becoming the Main Street of Scotland Neck. US 258 becomes concurrent with NC 125 at the south edge of the town and with NC 903, which enters from the east on 9th Street, in the center of town. NC 125 and NC 903 exit town to the west on 12th Street. US 258 has a junction with NC 561 north of Scotland Neck; the two highways cross the Roanoke River into Northampton County. The two highways meet the northern end of NC 308 just before entering Rich Square as Main Street. In the center of Rich Square, US 258 intersects NC 305 (Jackson Street), which exits town to the east with NC 561. The U.S. Highway has an at-grade crossing of the North Carolina and Virginia Railroad southwest of Woodland, where the highway, marked as Main Street, has a concurrency with NC 35 between Spruce Street and Linden Street.
North of Woodland, US 258 crosses Potecasi Creek and parallels the Northampton–Hertford county line north to Murfreesboro. The U.S. Highway joins US 158 east into Hertford County on its four-lane divided southern bypass of the town while the roadway continues straight as US 158 Business (Main Street). Southeast of the town, US 258 leaves US 158 and joins NC 11 on Beechwood Boulevard, which the two highways follow to NC 11's northern terminus at US 158 Business. US 258 leaves Murfreesboro on Virginia Boulevard, which crosses the Meherrin River and heads northeast through Como to the state line, where the highway enters Southampton County, Virginia. The U.S. Highway, now named Smiths Ferry Road, uses the General Vaughan Bridge to cross the Nottoway River a short distance north of its confluence with the Blackwater River to form the Chowan River.
US 258 meets the western end of SR 189 (Quay Road) before reaching its diamond interchange with US 58 (Southampton Parkway) south of the independent city of Franklin. US 258 joins US 58 on a four-lane freeway heading east while the roadway continues north into the city as US 258 Business (South Street). US 258 and US 58 head southeast through a widely spaced partial cloverleaf interchange with SR 714 (Pretlow Street) before crossing the Blackwater River into the city of Suffolk. East of the river, the U.S. Highways have a partial cloverleaf interchange with SR 189, which joins US 58 heading east toward Norfolk while US 258 exits the freeway and heads north, becoming Great Mill Highway on entering Isle of Wight County southeast of Franklin. When Great Mill Highway continues north toward an industrial area on the east side of Franklin, US 258 veers northeast on Camp Family Highway, crosses over Norfolk Southern Railway's Franklin District, and meets the northern end of US 258 Business at its intersection with US 58 Business (Carrsville Highway) just north of its grade crossing of CSX's Portsmouth Subdivision rail line and just south of Franklin Municipal-John Beverly Rose Airport.
Franklin to Hampton
US 258 continues northeast as Walters Highway through the hamlet of Walters to the town of Windsor, where the highway is named Prince Boulevard, has a grade crossing of Norfolk Southern's Norfolk District rail line, and intersects US 460 (Windsor Boulevard). The U.S. Highway continues north as Courthouse Highway through the county seat of Isle of Wight to the town of Smithfield. US 258 enters the town as Main Street before joining SR 10 on the town's bypass; Main Street continues as US 258 Business. The two-lane bypass has a diamond interchange with Fairway Drive, then crosses Cypress Creek and collects the northern end of US 258 Business, which runs concurrently with SR 10 Business on Church Street. US 258 and SR 10 continue southeast on four-lane divided Benns Church Boulevard to Benns Church, where US 258 leaves SR 10 and joins SR 32 on Brewers Neck Boulevard. The U.S. Highway and state highway follow that boulevard to Carrollton, where the highways join US 17 on Carrollton Boulevard. The three highways curve northeast and cross the James River on the James River Bridge.
US 258, US 17, and SR 32 enter the city of Newport News on Mercury Boulevard. The six-lane highway has a partial cloverleaf interchange with US 60 (Warwick Boulevard) and crosses CSX's Peninsula Subdivision rail line before reaching SR 143 (Jefferson Avenue), where SR 32 has its northern terminus. US 17 turns north onto Jefferson Avenue while US 258 continues east on Mercury Boulevard into the city of Hampton. At Newmarket Drive south of the former Newmarket North Mall, the U.S. Highway expands to eight lanes and passes through a heavily commercialized area. East of SR 415 (Power Plant Parkway), US 258 meets Interstate 64 at an interchange featuring a pair of flyover ramps. The U.S. Highway heads east from the Interstate concurrent with SR 134 as the highway passes between Peninsula Town Center to the north and the Hampton Coliseum to the south. At the eastern end of the heavily commercialized area, US 258 has intersections with the eastern end of SR 152 (Cunningham Drive) and Armistead Avenue, which heads south as SR 134.
US 258 crosses Newmarket Creek just west of the highway's partial cloverleaf interchange with La Salle Avenue. The U.S. Highway reduces to six lanes at its diamond interchange with SR 278 (King Street), which serves Langley Air Force Base. US 258 becomes four lanes at its northern intersection with SR 169, which heads north as Fox Hill Road. The U.S. Highway crosses the Hampton River and curves south toward its terminus. US 258 intersects SR 351 (Pembroke Avenue) and Woodland Avenue, which leads to I-64 and downtown Hampton and where the highway reduces to a four-lane undivided street. The U.S. Highway has another junction with SR 169 (Mallory Street) in the Phoebus neighborhood of Hampton. At the east edge of Phoebus, US 258 crosses the Mill Creek estuary on a causeway and reaches its northern terminus at an intersection with the southern terminus of SR 143 (Ingalls Road) at the entrance to Fort Monroe. Ingalls Road continues south onto the former military base at Old Point Comfort that was decommissioned in September 2011.
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||This section contains a table that is missing mileposts for one or more junctions.|
US 17 Bus. / NC 24 Bus. east (Marine Boulevard/Wilmington Highway)
|Southern terminus of US 258; south end of concurrency with NC 24 Business|
|1.11||1.79||NC 24 east to US 17 / NC 53 west (Burgaw Highway) – New Bern, Camp Lejeune, Wilmington, Burgaw||North end of concurrency with NC 24 Business; south end of concurrency with NC 24|
|||6.43||10.35||NC 111 north (Catherine Lake Road) – Chinquapin|
|Richlands||16.26||26.17||NC 24 west (Beulaville Highway) – Beulaville||North end of concurrency with NC 24|
|Jones||||23.30||37.50||NC 41 – Beulaville, Trenton|
US 70 east (New Bern Road) / US 70 Bus. west / US 258 Bus. north / NC 58 (Queen Street) – New Bern, Trenton
|South end of concurrency with US 70|
|42.95||69.12||NC 11 / NC 55 (Old Pink Hill Road) – Kenansville, Mount Olive|
US 70 Bus. east / US 258 Bus. south (Vernon Avenue)
|45.47||73.18||US 70 west (Vernon Avenue) – Goldsboro||North end of concurrency with US 70|
|48.88||78.66||NC 148 east (C.F. Harvey Parkway) – Kinston Regional Jetport|
|Greene||Snow Hill||55.04||88.58||NC 58 (Kingold Boulevard) – Kinston, Stantonsburg|
|56.77||91.36||US 13 south / NC 91 north / NC 903 south – Goldsboro, Walstonburg, La Grange||South end of concurrency with US 13|
|||59.10||95.11||NC 903 north – Maury||North end of concurrency with NC 903|
|Lizzie||61.10||98.33||NC 123 south – Maury|
|||63.10||101.55||US 13 north – Greenville||North end of concurrency with US 13|
US 264 Alt. west (Marlboro Road) / US 258 Bus. north (Main Street) – Wilson
|South end of concurrency with US 264 Alt.|
US 264 Alt. east – Greenville
|North end of concurrency with US 264 Alt.|
|Farmville||US 264 east (John P. East Memorial Highway) / Wesley Church Road – Greenville||South end of concurrency with US 264, US 264 exit 66|
US 264 west (John P. East Memorial Highway) / US 258 Bus. south – Wilson
|North end of concurrency with US 264, US 264 exit 63|
|Fountain||74.32||119.61||NC 222 (Wilson Street) – Falkland, Saratoga|
|Edgecombe||Crisp||78.92||127.01||NC 124 – Macclesfield, Conetoe|
|||81.42||131.03||NC 42 / NC 43 – Pinetops, Falkland, Conetoe|
US 64 west / US 64 Alt. west / NC 111 south / NC 122 south (Western Boulevard) – Rocky Mount, Pinetops
|US 64 Exit 485; south end of concurrency with US 64, NC 111, and NC 122|
|Princeville||90.31||145.34||US 64 east – Williamston||US 64 Exit 486; no access from westbound US 64 to northbound US 258 or from southbound US 258 to eastbound US 64; north end of concurrency with US 64|
|90.73||146.02||NC 33 – Tarboro, Belvoir|
|91.12||146.64||NC 111 north (Greenwood Boulevard) – Oak City||North end of concurrency with NC 111|
|||94.55||152.16||NC 122 north – Speed||North end of concurrency with NC 122|
|||101.05||162.62||NC 97 – Leggett, Hobgood|
|Halifax||Scotland Neck||109.52||176.26||NC 125 south – Hobgood||South end of concurrency with NC 125|
|109.98||177.00||NC 903 south (9th Street) – Hamilton||South end of concurrency with NC 903|
|110.25||177.43||NC 125 north / NC 903 north (12th Street) – Halifax||North end of concurrency with NC 125 and NC 903|
|||114.74||184.66||NC 561 west – Halifax||South end of concurrency with NC 561|
|Northampton||Rich Square||121.86||196.11||NC 308 south – Kelford|
|123.39||198.58||NC 305 / NC 561 east (Jackson Street) – Jackson, Aulander, Ahoskie||North end of concurrency with NC 561|
|Woodland||129.32||208.12||NC 35 south (Spruce Street) – Aulander||South end of concurrency with NC 35|
|129.49||208.39||NC 35 north (Linden Street) – Conway||North end of concurrency with NC 35|
US 158 west / US 158 Bus. east (Main Street) – Conway, Murfreesboro
|South end of concurrency with US 158|
|Hertford||Murfreesboro||140.62||226.31||US 158 east / NC 11 south – Winton, Ahoskie||North end of concurrency with US 158; south end of concurrency with NC 11|
US 158 Bus. (Main Street) / NC 11 ends – Elizabeth City
|Northern terminus of NC 11|
|North Carolina – Virginia state line|
|Southampton||||5.28||8.50||SR 189 north (South Quay Road) – Holland, Norfolk|
US 58 west / US 258 Bus. north (South Street) – Franklin, Courtland, Emporia
|Diamond interchange; south end of concurrency with US 58|
|||SR 714 (Pretlow Street)||Partial cloverleaf interchange; former SR 189|
|City of Suffolk||13.29||21.39||US 58 east / SR 189 – Suffolk, Norfolk||Partial cloverleaf interchange; north end of concurrency with US 58|
|Isle of Wight||||17.07||27.47||
US 58 Bus. / US 258 Bus. south (Carrsville Highway) – Franklin, Suffolk, Franklin Historic District
|Windsor||29.90||48.12||US 460 (West Windsor Boulevard) – Petersburg, Suffolk|
SR 10 west / US 258 Bus. north (Main Street) – Smithfield, Richmond, Smithfield Historic District, Isle of Wight County Museum
|South end of concurrency with SR 10|
|SR 710 south (Fairway Drive)||Diamond interchange|
US 258 Bus. south / SR 10 Bus. west (South Church Street) – Smithfield, Smithfield Center
|Benns Church||48.61||78.23||SR 10 east / SR 32 south (Benns Church Boulevard) – Suffolk||North end of concurrency with SR 10; south end of concurrency with SR 32|
|Bartlett||51.46||82.82||US 17 south (Carrollton Boulevard) – Portsmouth||South end of concurrency with US 17|
|James River Bridge|
|City of Newport News||58.49||94.13||US 60 (Warwick Boulevard) – Fort Eustis, Downtown Newport News||Partial cloverleaf interchange|
|59.05||95.03||US 17 north / SR 143 (Jefferson Avenue) – Williamsburg, Newport News Marine Terminal||North end of concurrency with US 17; northern terminus of SR 32|
|City of Hampton||61.83||99.51||SR 415 east (Power Plant Parkway)|
|62.17||100.05||I‑64 / SR 134 north – Williamsburg, Richmond, Norfolk, Virginia Beach||I-64 exit 263; south end of concurrency with SR 134|
|63.00||101.39||SR 152 south (Cunningham Drive)|
|63.24||101.77||SR 134 south (North Armistead Avenue) – Coliseum, Convention Center||North end of concurrency with SR 134|
|63.87||102.79||To I‑64 / LaSalle Avenue – LAFB||Partial cloverleaf interchange; former SR 167|
|64.76||104.22||SR 278 north (North King Street)||Diamond interchange|
|SR 169 south (Fox Hill Road)|
|66.43||106.91||SR 351 (East Pembroke Avenue)|
SR 143 Truck west (Woodland Road) to I‑64
|south end of SR 143 Truck overlap|
|67.37||108.42||SR 169 (North Mallory Street) to I‑64 – Buckroe Beach|
|68.17||109.71||SR 143 west (East Mellen Street) to I‑64||north end of SR 143 Truck overlap|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
Kinston business route
|Length:||4.77 mi (7.68 km)|
U.S. Route 258 Business (US 258 Business) is a business route of US 258 through Kinston, North Carolina. The highway runs 4.77 miles (7.68 km) entirely concurrent with US 70 Business from US 258, US 70, and NC 58 on the south side of Kinston to US 70 and US 258 on the west side of Kinston. US 258 Business and US 70 Business run concurrently with NC 58 across the Neuse River into downtown Kinston, in the center of which the highways intersect NC 11 and NC 55 (King Street). North of downtown, the business routes turn west onto Vernon Avenue while NC 58 continues north on Queen Street. US 258 Business and US 70 Business pass the exhibited remains of the CSS Neuse before they reach their common terminus at a directional intersection with US 258 and US 70.
Snow Hill truck route
|Location:||Snow Hill, NC|
|Length:||2.8 mi (4.5 km)|
Farmville business route
|Length:||3.21 mi (5.17 km)|
U.S. Route 258 Business (US 258 Business) is business route of US 258 that passes through Farmville, North Carolina. The route is the former mainline routing of US 258 through the town before it was routed onto the US 264 freeway north of the town. US 258 Business begins at the intersection of US 264 Alternate and US 258 within the town limits of Farmville. The route heads north on Main Street to the center of town where it reaches NC 121 (Wilson Street). The two highways form a concurrency and travel west along Wilson Street. After 0.48 miles (0.77 km), US 258 Business makes a right turn onto May Boulevard and exits the town. It ends at the US 264's exit 63 which is also where US 258 ends its concurrency with US 264 and returns to surface roads.
Franklin business route
|Length:||3.74 mi (6.02 km)|
U.S. Route 258 Business (US 258 Business) is a business route of US 258 through Franklin, Virginia. The highway runs 3.74 miles (6.02 km) from US 258 and US 58 south of Franklin to US 258 and US 58 Business east of Franklin. US 258 Business begins at a diamond interchange with the US 58 freeway in Southampton County; the highway immediately enters the city of Franklin as South Street. The business route passes to the south of the Franklin campus of Paul D. Camp Community College on its way to the downtown area. Just west of the Blackwater River, US 258 Business curves north onto Main Street, which crosses over CSX's Portsmouth Subdivision rail line. The business route turns east at Second Street and becomes concurrent with US 58 Business at Mechanic Street. The two business routes exit the city of Franklin by crossing the Blackwater River into Isle of Wight County. US 258 Business and US 58 Business continue east as Carrsville Highway through an industrial area. The business routes parallel the Portsmouth Subdivision and pass under Norfolk Southern Railway's Franklin District before reaching US 258 Business's northern terminus at US 258. US 58 Business continues east through Carrsville and Holland.
Smithfield business route
|Length:||3.07 mi (4.94 km)|
U.S. Route 258 Business (US 258 Business) is a business route of US 258 through Smithfield, Virginia. The highway runs 3.07 miles (4.94 km) between intersections with US 258 and SR 10 on the west and south sides of Smithfield. US 258 Business begins at the junction of US 258 and SR 10; the two highways head south along the bypass of the town while the business route heads into the center of town as Main Street. The business route joins SR 10 Business on Church Street; the two highways parallel the Pagan River to its junction with Cypress Creek and provide access to Windsor Castle. After crossing Cypress Creek, US 258 Business and SR 10 Business curve south and expand to a five-lane road with center turn lane that the highways follow to their southern junction with US 258 and SR 10.
Smithfield alternate route
U.S. Route 258 Alternate (US 258 Alternate) is an alternate route of US 258 Business through Smithfield, Virginia. The highway starts at the southwest end of Grace Street at US 258 Bus on the west side of Smithfield, continues to Church Street, then turns right down Church Street before ending at US 258 Business in downtown Smithfield.
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