U.S. Route 220 in North Carolina
Route of US 220 in North Carolina in red
|Maintained by NCDOT|
|Length:||123.4 mi (198.6 km)|
|Existed:||1935 – present|
|South end:||US 1 in Rockingham|
| I‑73 / I‑74 near Ellerbe
I‑73 / I‑74 / US 220 Alt. near Candor
US 64 / NC 49 in Asheboro
I‑74 in Randleman
US 311 in Randleman
I‑73 / I‑85 / US 421 in Greensboro
I‑40 / I‑85 Bus. / US 29 / US 70 in Greensboro
US 29 / US 70 in Greensboro
US 158 in Stokesdale
US 311 / US 220 Bus. / NC 704 in Madison
|North end:||US 220 at the VA line, near Price|
|Counties:||Richmond, Montgomery, Randolph, Guilford, Rockingham|
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Dedicated and memorial names
US 220 in North Carolina feature a few dedicated or memorialized stretches of freeway.
- Governor John Motley Morehead Expressway – official North Carolina name of US 220 from the south Greensboro city limits to Interstate 40 (approved: April 12, 1996).
- J. Elsie Webb Thoroughfare – official North Carolina name of US 220 from US 1, in Rockingham, to Ellerbe (approved: February 3, 1972).
- Martha McGee Bell Bridges – official North Carolina name of US 220's twin bridges over the Deep River, near Randleman (approved: August 11, 1978).
- Rush C. Collins Bridge – official North Carolina name of US 220's bridge over the Dan River (approved: October 2, 1969).
- Thomas A. Burton Highway – official North Carolina name of US 220 from NC 68 to the Virginia state line (approved: March 4, 1994).
Established in 1935 when US 220 was extended south from Virginia; it replaced: US 311/NC 77 from the state line to Madison, US 411/NC 704 from Madison to Greensboro, US 411/NC 70 from Greensboro to Candor, US 411/NC 170 from Candor to Norman, and US 15/NC 75 from Norman to Rockingham.
By 1939, US 220 was realigned west of Seagrove, leaving Old US Highway 220 and an extension of NC 705. By 1963, US 220 bypassed Madison and Mayodan, the old route through the towns became US 220 Business. Between 1964-1966, Stoneville was bypassed to its west. Between 1967-1968, US 220 we realigned west, onto new freeway, of Asheboro, leaving US 220 Business. In 1970, US 220 was rerouted in Greensboro, from Randleman Road it overlapped with Interstate 85 then onto O. Henry Boulevard (in concurrency with US 29) going north till Wendover Avenue, then west to Battleground Avenue; the original alignment through downtown Greensboro became unnumbered.
In the 1970s, US 220 was continuously moved onto new freeway, bypassing Randleman and Level Cross. Also, at some point during the decade, US 220 was extended south to its current terminus with US 1, leaving behind Ellerbe Road in Rockingham.
In 1980, US 220 was moved onto new freeway between Steeds and Emery, its old alignment became US 220 Alternate. Between 1981-1983, US 220 moved onto new freeway from Level Cross to Interstate 85, leaving an unnumbered Randleman Road.
In 1995, US 220 was moved onto new freeway between Interstate 85 to Interstate 40. In May, 1997, US 220 was moved onto new freeway between Ether and NC 134; it not only extended US 220 Alternate over the old alignment, but also became the first section of both Interstate 73 and Interstate 74.
U.S. Route 411
|Length:||112.3 mi (180.7 km)|
U.S. Route 411 (US 411) was established in 1932 as the second national US 411, traversed entirely in North Carolina. Starting on Washington Street, in Rockingham, it traveled with US 74 to Ellerbe Road then north through Ellerbe, Norman, Candor, Biscoe, Star, and Seagrove, mostly along what is today US 220 Bus and US 220 Alt. In Asheboro, it went along Fayetteville Street, then continued north on Randleman Road and on Old Randleman Road into Greensboro. Through Greensboro, it was routed along Randleman Road, O'Connor Street, Elm Street, and Battleground Road; in 1934, it was rerouted north of Elm Street to Wendover Avenue, Winstead Place, Northwood Street, and Battleground Road. Going northwest, it continued to Madison, where it ended at US 311. In 1935, the entire route was renumbered as part of US 220.
North Carolina Highway 897
|Location:||Winston-Salem–VA State Line|
|Length:||43.3 mi (69.7 km)|
North Carolina Highway 897 (NC 897) was an original state highway that traversed from NC 60/NC 65, in Winston-Salem, to SR 33 at the Virginia state line. Going north on Liberty Street, from 4th Street, in Winston-Salem, it went at a northeasterly route along Old Walkertown Road and Pine Hall Road to Pine Hall. Continuing northeasterly, it connects Madison, Mayodan, Stoneville and Price, North Carolina before reaching the Virginia state line. In 1925, it was renumbered as part of NC 77. Today, all of the Forsyth and Stokes section of NC 897 have been downgraded to secondary roads; while the Pine Hall to Madison section is part of US 311 and the Madison to Stoneville is part of US 220 Business.
The Western Rockingham Bypass, from the US 74/US 74 Bus. interchange to US 220 Alt near Ellerbe. Currently all right-of-way purchases have been completed along the proposed route, with construction beginning in 2012 on upgrading US 220 north of Rockingham. The remaining sections of the new bypass is currently scheduled to begin construction in late 2017; however, it is subject to reprioritiation.
New freeway, for Interstate 73, from NC 68, near PTI Airport, to NC 68, in Rockingham County. US 220 is included, north of Summerfield, with this project. Currently all right-of-way purchases have been completed along the proposed route, with construction scheduled to begin April, 2014.
|County||Location||mi||km||Old exit||New exit||Destinations||Notes|
|Richmond||Rockingham||0.0||0.0||US 1 south – Cheraw||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
US 74 Bus. (Broad Avenue) – Wadesboro, Hamlet
|||5||I‑73 south / I‑74 east to US 74 – Wilmington, Myrtle Beach||Future interchanges (under construction, to be completed by March 2018)|
|||23||Dockery Road / Haywood Cemetery Road|
|||8.4||13.5||8||25||I‑73 north / I‑74 west – Asheboro|
|Ellerbe||11.8||19.0||NC 73 west – Mount Gilead||West end of NC 73 overlap|
|||16.5||26.6||NC 73 east – West End||East end of NC 73 overlap|
|Montgomery||||22.5||36.2||Tabernacle Church Road|
I‑73 south / I‑74 east / US 220 Alt. north – Rockingham, Candor
|South end of I-73 and east end of I-74 overlap|
|Candor||27.5||44.3||44||NC 211 – Candor, Pinehurst|
|Biscoe||32.5||52.3||49||NC 24 / NC 27 – Biscoe, Carthage, Troy|
|Star||35.8||57.6||52||Spies Road – Star, Robbins|
US 220 Alt. – Ether, Steeds
|Randolph||||41.5||66.8||41||58||Black Ankle Road|
|Seagrove||45.0||72.4||45||61||NC 705 – Seagrove, Robbins|
|||49.1||79.0||49||66||New Hope Church Road||To North Carolina Zoo|
US 220 Bus. north / NC 134 south – Ulah, Troy
|To US 220 Alt|
|A: US 64 east / NC 49 north – Raleigh
B: US 64 west / NC 49 south – Lexington, Charlotte
|To North Carolina Zoo|
|57.6||92.7||74||NC 42 – Asheboro||Exit left|
To US 220 Bus. north / North Fayetteville Street / Vision Drive
|Randleman||63.0||101.4||80||I‑74 west – High Point, Winston-Salem||West end of I-74 overlap|
|64.1||103.2||81||US 311 north – Randleman|
|65.8||105.9||82||Academy Street – Randleman|
US 220 Bus. south – Level Cross
|Guilford||||72.6||116.8||89||NC 62 – Climax, High Point|
|||77.2||124.2||77||94||Old Randleman Road|
|Greensboro||78.2||125.9||78||95||I‑73 north / I‑85 north / US 421 (Greensboro Urban Loop) – Winston-Salem, Durham, Sanford||North end of I-73 overlap; signed as 78A (south) and 78B (north)|
|79.2||127.5||79||I‑85 Bus. / US 29 / US 70 to I‑85 south – Burlington, High Point, Charlotte||Signed as 79A (north) and 79B (south)|
|80.0||128.7||80||Creek Ridge Road||Southbound signed as 80A (west) and 80B (east)|
|80.6||129.7||81||I‑40 west / Freeman Mill Road – Winston-Salem||West end of I-40 overlap|
|81.3||130.8||219||I‑85 Bus. south / US 29 south / US 70 west – Charlotte||South end of US 29/I-85 Bus and west end of US 70 overlap|
|82.2||132.3||221||South Elm-Eugene Street – Downtown Greensboro|
|83.3||134.1||222||Martin Luther King Jr. Drive|
|83.5||134.4||223||I‑40 east / I‑85 Bus. north – Burlington, Durham, Raleigh||East end of I-40 and north end of I-85 Bus overlap; westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|84.0||135.2||Florida Street||Eastbound exit and entrance only|
|84.5||136.0||Gate City Boulevard||Two exits signed east and west|
|85.3||137.3||Market Street||To North Carolina A&T State University|
|85.8||138.1||Sullivan Street||Eastbound exit and entrance only|
|86.3||138.9||US 29 north / US 70 east (Wendover Avenue) – McLeansville, Burlington||North end of US 29 and east end of US 70 overlaps, two exits signed east and west|
|87.3||140.5||Yanceyville Street||No southbound exit|
|88.8||142.9||Battleground Avenue / Wendover Avenue|
|Summerfield||97.8||157.4||NC 150 east – Browns Summit||East end of NC 150 overlap|
|99.0||159.3||NC 150 west – Oak Ridge||West end of NC 150 overlap|
|I‑73 south – PTI Airport, Asheboro||Future interchange (under construction, to be completed by December, 2016)|
|Stokesdale||102.2||164.5||US 158 – Stokesdale, Reidsville|
|Rockingham||||103.8||167.0||NC 65 – Stokesdale, Reidsville|
|||105.3||169.5||NC 68 south – Stokesdale|
US 311 south / US 220 Bus. north / NC 704 – Madison, Wentworth
|South end of US 311 overlap|
|Mayodan||114.3||183.9||US 311 north / NC 135 – Mayodan, Eden||North end of US 311 overlap|
US 220 Bus. south – Stoneville
|Stoneville||118.0||189.9||NC 770 – Stoneville, Eden|
|Price||123.4||198.6||US 220 north – Martinsville||Continuation into Virginia|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Bannered routes of U.S. Route 220
- Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
- Mayo River State Park
- Uwharrie National Forest
- Google (January 5, 2014). "US 220 in North Carolina" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 5, 2014.
- "North Carolina Memorial Highways and other Named Facilities" (PDF). Retrieved August 29, 2012.
- "NCRoads.com: U.S. 220". Retrieved August 29, 2012.[self-published source]
- "End of US Highway 220". Retrieved August 29, 2012.[self-published source]
- Malme, Robert H. (2009). "I-73 Segment 10/I-74 Segment 11". Self-published. Retrieved August 29, 2012.[unreliable source]
- Google (July 14, 2013). "U.S. Route 411" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 14, 2013.
- Google (May 19, 2014). "North Carolina Highway 897" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved May 19, 2014.
- State Highway System of North Carolina (PDF) (Map). Cartography by NCDOT. North Carolina Department of Transportation. 1930. Retrieved May 19, 2014.
- Staff. "Project #R-3421". Project Details. North Carolina Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 26, 2012.
- Staff. "Project #R-2309". Project Details. North Carolina Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 26, 2012.
- Staff. "Project #R-2413". Project Details. North Carolina Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 26, 2012.
- Media related to U.S. Route 220 in North Carolina at Wikimedia Commons
- NCRoads.com: U.S. 220
- NCRoads.com: U.S. 411
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