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Encyclopedia > Interstate 85 in North Carolina
Interstate 85
Main route of the Interstate Highway System
Length: 233 mi (374.98 km)
South end: I-85 at South Carolina state line
Major
junctions:
US 74 near Kings Mountain
US 321 in Gastonia
I-485 in Charlotte (twice)
I-77 in Charlotte
US 52 near Lexington
I-85 Bus. near Lexington
I-40 in Greensboro
North end: I-85 at Virginia state line
North Carolina highways
< NC 84 NC 86 >

In North Carolina, Interstate 85 scales the state for 233 miles (337 kilometers) from the South Carolina border to the Virginia border. As the second-longest interstate in the state (behind Interstate 40), it provides an important link between the cities of Atlanta, Georgia, Charlotte, Greensboro, Richmond, Virginia and Washington, D.C.. Image File history File links I-85. ... Interstate Highways in the 48 contiguous states. ... “Miles” redirects here. ... “km” redirects here. ... It has been suggested that text in Interstate 85 relating to South Carolina be merged into this article or section. ... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude 78° 32′ W to 83... Image File history File links US_74. ... U.S. Route 74 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 524 miles (843 km) from Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, to Chattanooga, Tennessee. ... Kings Mountain redirects here. ... Image File history File links US_321. ... U.S. Route 321 is a spur of U.S. Route 21. ... Gastonia is a city in Gaston County in North Carolina, a state in the southeastern United States. ... Image File history File links I-485. ... For two unbuilt highways, see Interstate 485 (Georgia). ... Charlotte redirects here. ... Image File history File links I-77. ... Charlotte redirects here. ... Image File history File links US_52. ... Lexington is the county seat of Davidson County, North Carolina, United States. ... Image File history File links Business_Loop_85. ... Interstate 85 Business (locally known as Green 85 because of the color of the shields) is a Business Loop of the Interstate Highway System, running from Interstate 85 southwest of Lexington, North Carolina through Lexington, Thomasville, High Point and Greensboro to I-85 east of Greensboro. ... Lexington is the county seat of Davidson County, North Carolina, United States. ... Image File history File links I-40. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 40 Interstate 40 in North Carolina runs for 421 miles through the state of North Carolina from the Tennessee state line in the west to its eastern terminus in Wilmington. ... Greensboro redirects here. ... Image File history File links I-85. ... Interstate 85 is a major interstate highway that links many areas of the southeastern United States from Montgomery, Alabama to Petersburg, Virginia. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This is a list of state highways in the U.S. state on North Carolina with numbers under 1000. ... Image File history File links NC_84. ... NC 84 is a twelve-mile North Carolina State Highway. ... North Carolina Highway 86 runs north/south for 53 miles (85 km) through the northern counties of North Carolina, from the Virginia state line at Danville, Virginia to Chapel Hill, North Carolina. ... Image File history File links NC_86. ... Official language(s) English Demonym North Carolinian Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th in the US  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (340 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (900 km)  - % water 9. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 85 Interstate 85 (abbreviated I-85) is an interstate highway in the southeastern United States. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 40 Interstate 40 (abbreviated I-40) is a major west-east interstate highway in the United States. ... Atlanta redirects here. ... Charlotte redirects here. ... Greensboro redirects here. ... Nickname: Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: , Country State Government  - Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (I) Area  - City 62. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ...

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Route description

I-85 enters the state from Cherokee County, South Carolina near Grover in Cleveland County. After only a few miles, the highway enters Gaston County, which is part of the Charlotte metropolitan area. Cherokee County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Grover is a town in Cleveland County, North Carolina, United States. ... Cleveland County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Gaston County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Counties most commonly associated with the Charlote Metro area are in dark red, counties often included are light red, and counties sometimes included are in orange. ...


Near Kings Mountain, I-85 turns from a northeast trajectory to an eastward one and goes through Gastonia before crossing the Catawba River and entering Charlotte. At Gastonia, the highway widens from four to six lanes and keeps the number of lanes until it reaches Belmont, where the highway widens again to eight lanes. Kings Mountain redirects here. ... Gastonia is a city in Gaston County in North Carolina, a state in the southeastern United States. ... The Catawba River is a tributary of the Wateree River, approximately 220 mi (354 km) long, in the U.S. states of North Carolina and South Carolina. ... Charlotte redirects here. ... Belmont is a city located in Gaston County, North Carolina. ...


In Charlotte, I-85 passes close to Charlotte-Douglas International Airport and goes by a number of retail centers before turning northeastward again just west of Uptown Charlotte. The highway bypasses the downtown area, but several exits do provide access to the area. A partial wrong-way interchange exists at the exit with Interstate 77 north of Uptown and I-85 continues northeastward through Concord and Kannapolis. Charlotte Douglas International Airport is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... Night skyline of Charlotte Center City Charlotte center city (also known as Uptown Charlotte) is the area comprising the township and original city of Charlotte, North Carolina. ... Interstate 77 through North Carolina begins at the South Carolina state line at Pineville within sight of the Carowinds theme park. ... Concord is a city located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, a suburb of Charlotte. ... The Kannapolis logo contains a Colonial Williamsburg architectural style cupola. ...


Just northeast of the Charlotte area is the Triad area, anchored by the cities of Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point. I-85 bypasses High Point and also largely bypasses Greensboro. Up until February 2004, I-85 went through the heart of Greensboro and joined Interstate 40 near downtown. Today, I-85 is routed along the Greensboro Urban Loop and meets I-40 east of downtown. Its former route is now known as Business 85. The Piedmont Triad, Triad, or North Carolina Triad is a region of North Carolina in the Piedmont that consists of the area centered around the cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, and Burlington. ... Nickname: Motto: Your Life. ... Greensboro redirects here. ... Nickname: Location in Guilford County and the state of North Carolina Coordinates: , Country State Counties Guilford, Davidson, Randolph, Forsyth Government  - Mayor Rebecca Smothers (D) Area  - City 95. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 40 Interstate 40 (abbreviated I-40) is a major west-east interstate highway in the United States. ... The Greensboro Urban Loop (also known as Painter Boulevard) is a planned approximate 41-mile (66-km) beltway around Greensboro, North Carolina, United States. ... Interstate 85 Business (locally known as Green 85 because of the color of the shields) is a Business Loop of the Interstate Highway System, running from Interstate 85 southwest of Lexington, North Carolina through Lexington, Thomasville, High Point and Greensboro to I-85 east of Greensboro. ...


Interstates 85 and 40 remain joined as they continue eastward to the Triangle region, anchored by the cities of Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh. West of Durham near Hillsborough, the two highways split, with I-40 heading southeast toward Chapel Hill and Raleigh while I-85 continues eastward through Durham, then northeastward as it exits the city. The highway bypasses Oxford and Henderson before crossing into Mecklenburg County, Virginia. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section can be improved by converting lengthy lists to text. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Coordinates: , Country State Counties Orange, Durham, and Chatham Founded 1793 Government  - Mayor Kevin C. Foy Area  - City  19. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Coordinates: , Country State Counties Durham, Orange, Wake Government  - Mayor Bill Bell Area  - City  94. ... For other uses of this name, see Raleigh. ... Hillsborough is a town in Orange County, North Carolina, United States. ... Oxford is a city located in Granville County, North Carolina. ... For the city in Henderson County, North Carolina, see Hendersonville, North Carolina. ... Mecklenburg County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, Commonwealth — of Virginia. ...


Major cities

Bolded cities are officially-designated control cities for signs. This sign in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma lists control cities of Wichita, Kansas and Ft. ...

Spartanburg is the largest city in and the county seat of Spartanburg County, South Carolina, United States. ... Gastonia is a city in Gaston County in North Carolina, a state in the southeastern United States. ... Charlotte redirects here. ... Concord is a city located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, a suburb of Charlotte. ... The Kannapolis logo contains a Colonial Williamsburg architectural style cupola. ... Image:Dtsalisbury1. ... Lexington is the county seat of Davidson County, North Carolina, United States. ... Thomasville is a city in Davidson County, North Carolina, USA. The population was 19,788 at the 2000 census. ... Greensboro redirects here. ... Nickname: Motto: Ill Tell The World Location of Burlington within North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Alamance County Founded 1857 (Company Shops) Founded 1886 (Burlington) Incorporated February 14, 1893 Government  - Mayor Stephen M. Ross Area  - City  21. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Coordinates: , Country State Counties Durham, Orange, Wake Government  - Mayor Bill Bell Area  - City  94. ... For the city in Henderson County, North Carolina, see Hendersonville, North Carolina. ... Nickname: Location in the State of Virginia Coordinates: , Country United States State Virginia County Independent city Founded December 17, 1748 Government  - Mayor Annie M. Mickens Area  - City  23. ... Nickname: Motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra (Thus do we reach the stars) Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: , Country State Government  - Mayor L. Douglas Wilder (I) Area  - City 62. ... Interstate 95 is a major interstate highway, running along the East Coast of the United States from Florida to Maine. ...

History

Parts of Interstate 85 were already constructed before federal aid was available in the 1950s, as the state had been constructing sections of the interstate system since 1949. The Lexington Bypass south of Lexington - which at the time was signed U.S. 29 and U.S. 70 - is now a part of I-85.[1] Lexington is the county seat of Davidson County, North Carolina, United States. ... United States Highway 29 is a north-south United States highway that runs for 1,036 miles (1,667 km) from the western suburbs of Baltimore to Pensacola, Florida. ... U.S. Route 70 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 2,385 miles (3,838 km) from eastern North Carolina to east-central Arizona. ...


The first section of I-85 opened to traffic on September 9, 1958 when an 11.3-mile stretch in Mecklenburg County was opened. is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jan. ... Mecklenburg County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ...


The year 1960 saw several sections of the highway open to traffic:[2] Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • An 18.3-mile section of Interstate 85 between Henderson and the Virginia border as well as a 46-mile section between Greensboro and western Durham opened to traffic.
  • A 15.4-mile portion of the U.S. 29/U.S. 70 Salisbury Bypass between Salisbury and Greensboro was incorporated into I-85 when further grade separations and access control was completed
  • A 14-mile segment of I-85 known as the "Charlotte Bypass" in Charlotte.
  • A 13.8-mile segment between Greensboro and Whisett.

By 1965, I-85 from the South Carolina border to Charlotte was complete, while it took until 1970 for the section between Charlotte and Durham to be completed. However, the "Temporary 85" designation would remain on the segment between Lexington and Greensboro until 1984 because there were too many access roads. That year, a new six-lane section opened, resulting in the "Temporary 85" designation to be dropped.[3] For the city in Henderson County, North Carolina, see Hendersonville, North Carolina. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Coordinates: , Country State Counties Durham, Orange, Wake Government  - Mayor Bill Bell Area  - City  94. ... Image:Dtsalisbury1. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ...


Since its completion, many widening projects have been undertaken on I-85, particularly along the stretch of highway between Gastonia and Durham. In addition, Interstate 85 has recently been relocated onto the new, but unfinished Greensboro Urban Loop in the Greensboro area, having through traffic bypass that city's downtown area. Gastonia is a city in Gaston County in North Carolina, a state in the southeastern United States. ... The Greensboro Urban Loop (also known as Painter Boulevard) is a planned approximate 41-mile (66-km) beltway around Greensboro, North Carolina, United States. ...


Auxiliary routes

Image File history File links I-285. ... Interstate 285 (abbreviated I-285) in North Carolina is a newly designated interstate route running 23 miles (37 km) from Lexington, NC (Interstate 85: Exit 87) to Winston-Salem, NC (Interstate 40: Exit 193). ... United States Highway 52 is an unusual United States highway. ... Interstate 40 in North Carolina runs for 421 miles through the state of North Carolina from the Tennessee state line in the west to its eastern terminus in Wilmington. ... Nickname: Motto: Your Life. ... Image File history File links I-485. ... For two unbuilt highways, see Interstate 485 (Georgia). ... Interstate 785 is the designation for a future interstate route that will run 45 miles (72 km) from Greensboro, North Carolina to Danville, Virginia. ... Nickname: Motto: A World Class Organization Location within the state of Virginia Coordinates: , Country State Government  - Mayor Sherman Saunders Area  - Total 43. ...

Exit list

County Location # Destinations Notes
Cleveland 2 NC 216 – Kings Mountain National Military Park
4 US 29 south (NC 216) South end of US 29 overlap; southbound exit and northbound entrance
5 Dixon School Road
8 NC 161Kings Mountain
Gaston 10 US 29 north / US 74Kings Mountain, Shelby North end of US 29 overlap; signed as exits 10A (north/east) and 10B (west)
13 Edgewood Road - Bessemer City
Gastonia 14 NC 274 – East Bessemer City, West Gastonia
17 US 321Gastonia, Lincolnton
19 NC 7 – East Gastonia
20 NC 279 (New Hope Road) – Dallas
21 Cox Road - Ranlo
22 Cramerton, Lowell
23 NC 7Lowell, McAdenville
Bridge over the South Fork of the Catawba River
26 Mount Holly, Belmont, Belmont Abbey College (NC 7) Former NC 273
27 NC 273Belmont, Mount Holly
Bridge over the Catawba River (Lake Wylie)
Mecklenburg
29 Sam Wilson Road
30 I-485 to I-77Pineville Signed as exits 30A (south) and 30B (north) westbound
Charlotte 32 Little Rock Road
33 Billy Graham Parkway (Route 4) - Charlotte/Douglas International Airport
34 NC 27 (Freedom Drive) / Tuckaseegee Road
35 Glenwood Drive
36 NC 16 (Brookshire Boulevard) to US 74 east – Downtown Charlotte
37 Beatties Ford Road - Johnson C. Smith University
38 I-77 / US 21Statesville, Columbia
39 Statesville Avenue/Road Former US 21
40 Graham Street
41 Sugar Creek Road (Route 4)
42 To US 29 / NC 49 Northbound exit and southbound entrance
43 City Boulevard
45 NC 24 (Harris Boulevard) Signed as exits 45A (east) and 45B (west)
46 Mallard Creek Church Road Signed as exits 46A (east) and 46B (west) northbound
48 I-485 south - Rock Hill
Cabarrus Concord 49 Speedway Boulevard, Concord Mills Boulevard
52 Poplar Tent Road
54 George W. Liles Parkway, Kannapolis Parkway
55 NC 73Concord, Huntersville
58 US 29 / US 601Kannapolis, Concord
60 Dale Earnhardt Boulevard, Copperfield Boulevard
63 Kannapolis
Rowan 68 US 29 / US 601 south / NC 152China Grove, Rockwell South end of US 601 overlap
70 Webb Road
71 Peeler Road
72 Peach Orchard Road
74 Julian Road
Salisbury 75 US 601 north (Jake Alexander Boulevard) – Rowan-Cabarrus Community College North Campus North end of US 601 overlap
76 US 52 south – Albemarle, Salisbury South end of US 52 overlap; signed as exits 76A (south) and 76B (north)
79 Spencer, East Spencer
81 Spencer
Bridge over the Yadkin River
Davidson
83 US 29 south / US 70 west / NC 150 west – Spencer South end of US 29/US 70/NC 150 overlap; southbound exit and northbound entrance
83 NC 150 east North end of NC 150 overlap; northbound exit and southbound entrance
85 Clark Road
86 Belmont Road
87 I-85 Bus. north / US 52 north (US 29 north, US 70 east) – Lexington, Winston-Salem North end of US 29/US 52/US 70 overlap; northbound exit and southbound entrance
Lexington 88 NC 47 east – High Rock Lake, Linwood
91 NC 8Lexington, Southmont
94 Old US 64
96 US 64Asheboro, Lexington
Thomasville 102 Lake Road
103 NC 109Thomasville
Randolph 106 Finch Farm Road
108 Hopewell Church Road - Trinity
111 US 311Archdale, Downtown High Point
Guilford 113 NC 62Archdale
118 I-85 Bus. south / US 29 south / US 70 west – High Point South end of I-85 Bus./US 29/US 70 overlap
119 Groometown Road to Grandover Parkway Signed as exit 122A southbound
120A I-85 Bus. north / US 29 north / US 70 east to I-40 Bus.Greensboro North end of I-85 Bus./US 29/US 70 overlap; northbound exit and southbound entrance
120B I-40 west / I-73 north – Winston-Salem Signed as exit 121 southbound
South end of I-40 overlap
122 US 220Greensboro, Asheboro Southbound exit and northbound entrance; signed as exits 122B (south) and 122C (north); future I-73 south
124 South Elm-Eugene Street
126 US 421Sanford Signed as exits 126A (south) and 126B (north)
128 Alamance Church Road
129 Youngs Mill Road
131 I-40 Bus. west / I-85 Bus. south to US 70 (via I-840) – Greensboro
132 Mount Hope Church Road
135 Rock Creek Dairy Road
138 NC 61Gibsonville
Alamance 140 University Drive - Elon
Burlington 141 Huffman Mill Road
143 NC 62 – Downtown Burlington, Alamance
145 NC 49 – Downtown Burlington, Liberty
Graham 147 NC 87Graham, Pittsboro
148 NC 54Chapel Hill, Carrboro
Bridge over the Haw River
150 Haw River
152 Trollingwood Road
153 NC 119Mebane
154 Mebane-Oaks Road - Mebane
Orange 157 Buckhorn Road
160 Efland
161 To US 70 / NC 86 north
North end of I-40 overlap
163 I-40 east – Raleigh
164 Hillsborough Old NC 86
165 NC 86Chapel Hill, Hillsborough
170 US 70 west West end of US 70 overlap; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
170 To NC 751 (US 70 Bus. east) – Duke University Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Durham Durham 172 NC 147 south – Downtown Durham, Research Triangle ParkNorth Carolina Central University Northbound exit and southbound entrance
173 Cole Mill Road
174B US 15 south / US 501 south – Chapel Hill South end of US 15/US 501 overlap; southbound exit and northbound entrance
174A Hillandale Road
175 NC 157 (Guess Road)
176A North Gregson Street
176B US 501 north (Duke Street) – Roxboro North end of US 501 overlap
177
US 15 Bus. south / US 501 Bus. (North Roxboro Street) / NC 55 east (Avondale Drive) –North Carolina Central University
178 US 70 east – RDU Airport, Raleigh

North end of US 70 overlap Exit numbers on Interstate 4 in Volusia County, Florida. ... Cleveland County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Image File history File links NC_216. ... Image File history File links US_29. ... Image File history File links NC_161. ... Kings Mountain redirects here. ... Gaston County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Image File history File links US_29. ... Image File history File links US_74. ... U.S. Route 74 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 524 miles (843 km) from Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, to Chattanooga, Tennessee. ... Kings Mountain redirects here. ... Shelby is a city in Cleveland County, North Carolina, United States. ... Bessemer City is a city located in Gaston County, North Carolina. ... Gastonia is a city in Gaston County in North Carolina, a state in the southeastern United States. ... Image File history File links NC_274. ... Image File history File links US_321. ... U.S. Route 321 is a spur of U.S. Route 21. ... Gastonia is a city in Gaston County in North Carolina, a state in the southeastern United States. ... Lincolnton is a city located in Lincoln County, North Carolina. ... Image File history File links NC_7. ... NC 7 is a twelve-mile (19 km) North Carolina state highway. ... Image File history File links NC_279. ... Dallas is a town located in Gaston County, North Carolina. ... Ranlo is a town located in Gaston County, North Carolina. ... Cramerton is a town located in Gaston County, North Carolina. ... Lowell is a city located in Gaston County, North Carolina. ... Image File history File links NC_7. ... NC 7 is a twelve-mile (19 km) North Carolina state highway. ... Lowell is a city located in Gaston County, North Carolina. ... McAdenville is a town located in Gaston County, North Carolina. ... The Catawba River is a tributary of the Wateree River, approximately 220 mi (354 km) long, in the U.S. states of North Carolina and South Carolina. ... Mount Holly is a city in Gaston County, North Carolina, United States. ... Belmont is a city located in Gaston County, North Carolina. ... Belmont Abbey College is a private liberal-arts Catholic college located in Belmont, North Carolina, a small town 15 miles west of Charlotte. ... NC 7 is a twelve-mile (19 km) North Carolina state highway. ... Image File history File links NC_273. ... Belmont is a city located in Gaston County, North Carolina. ... Mount Holly is a city in Gaston County, North Carolina, United States. ... The Catawba River is a tributary of the Wateree River, approximately 220 mi (354 km) long, in the U.S. states of North Carolina and South Carolina. ... Lake Wylie is a census-designated place located in York County, South Carolina. ... Mecklenburg County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Image File history File links I-485. ... Image File history File links I-77. ... For two unbuilt highways, see Interstate 485 (Georgia). ... Pineville is a town in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina located between Charlotte and York County, South Carolina. ... Charlotte redirects here. ... Charlotte Douglas International Airport (IATA: CLT, ICAO: KCLT, FAA LID: CLT) is a public, mid-size international airport located in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... Image File history File links NC_27. ... NC 27 is a North Carolina state highway that runs for 200 miles through southern and central North Carolina. ... Image File history File links NC_16. ... Image File history File links US_74. ... // NC 16 is a 150-mile (251 km) North Carolina state highway that travels north/south. ... U.S. Route 74 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 524 miles (843 km) from Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, to Chattanooga, Tennessee. ... Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) is a private, co-ed, four-year liberal arts institution of higher learning located in the heart of Charlotte, North Carolina; it is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. ... Image File history File links I-77. ... Image File history File links US_21. ... Statesville is a city in Iredell County, North Carolina, United States. ... Columbia, South Carolina Seen from across the Congaree River. ... Image File history File links US_29. ... Image File history File links NC_49. ... NC 49 is an important state highway in the North Carolina Highway System that traverses much of the Piedmont region of North Carolina. ... Image File history File links NC_24. ... NC 24 is a North Carolina state highway. ... Image File history File links I-485. ... For two unbuilt highways, see Interstate 485 (Georgia). ... Rock Hill is the largest city in York County, South Carolina and a satellite city of Charlotte, North Carolina. ... For the Spanish financier, see François Cabarrus. ... Concord is a city located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, a suburb of Charlotte. ... Image File history File links NC_73. ... North Carolina Highway 73 is a state highway in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Concord is a city located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, a suburb of Charlotte. ... Huntersville is a town in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, United States. ... Image File history File links US_29. ... Image File history File links US_601. ... The Kannapolis logo contains a Colonial Williamsburg architectural style cupola. ... Concord is a city located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, a suburb of Charlotte. ... Kannapolis is a city in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, next to Concord and northeast of Charlotte. ... Rowan County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Image File history File links US_29. ... Image File history File links US_601. ... Image File history File links NC_152. ... China Grove is a town in Rowan County, North Carolina, United States. ... Rockwell is a town located in Rowan County, North Carolina. ... Image:Dtsalisbury1. ... Image File history File links US_601. ... Image File history File links US_52. ... The old train depot, now used as a farmers market, in Albemarle. ... Image:Dtsalisbury1. ... Spencer is a town located in Rowan County, North Carolina, United States. ... East Spencer is a town located in Rowan County, North Carolina. ... Spencer is a town located in Rowan County, North Carolina, United States. ... The Yadkin River at Elkin, North Carolina The Yadkin River is the second longest river in North Carolina, surpassed only by the Cape Fear. ... Davidson County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Image File history File links US_29. ... Image File history File links US_70. ... Image File history File links NC_150. ... U.S. Route 70 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 2,385 miles (3,838 km) from eastern North Carolina to east-central Arizona. ... This North Carolina Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject: North Carolina State Highways. ... Spencer is a town located in Rowan County, North Carolina, United States. ... Image File history File links NC_150. ... This North Carolina Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject: North Carolina State Highways. ... Image File history File links Business_Loop_85. ... Image File history File links US_52. ... Lexington is the county seat of Davidson County, North Carolina, United States. ... Nickname: Motto: Your Life. ... Lexington is the county seat of Davidson County, North Carolina, United States. ... Image File history File links NC_47. ... NC 47 is a North Carolina state highway in Davidson and Randolph counties. ... Linwood, North Carolina is a small unincorporated community (zip code 27299) just south of Lexington in Davidson County. ... Image File history File links NC_8. ... NC 8 is a north/south state highway in north-central North Carolina; it travels mostly through the Piedmont Triad. ... Lexington is the county seat of Davidson County, North Carolina, United States. ... Southmont is an unincorporated community in Davidson County, North Carolina. ... Image File history File links US_64. ... Asheboro is a city in Randolph County, North Carolina, United States. ... Lexington is the county seat of Davidson County, North Carolina, United States. ... Thomasville is a city in Davidson County, North Carolina, USA. The population was 19,788 at the 2000 census. ... Image File history File links NC_109. ... NC 109 is a north-south state highway in North Carolina. ... Thomasville is a city in Davidson County, North Carolina, USA. The population was 19,788 at the 2000 census. ... Randolph County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Trinity is a city located in Randolph County, North Carolina. ... Image File history File links US_311. ... Archdale is a city located in Randolph County, North Carolina. ... Guilford County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Image File history File links NC_62. ... North Carolina Highway 62 is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Archdale is a city located in Randolph County, North Carolina. ... Image File history File links Business_Loop_85. ... Image File history File links US_29. ... Image File history File links US_70. ... U.S. Route 70 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 2,385 miles (3,838 km) from eastern North Carolina to east-central Arizona. ... Nickname: Location in Guilford County and the state of North Carolina Coordinates: , Country State Counties Guilford, Davidson, Randolph, Forsyth Government  - Mayor Rebecca Smothers (D) Area  - City 95. ... Image File history File links Business_Loop_85. ... Image File history File links US_29. ... Image File history File links US_70. ... Image File history File links Business_Loop_40. ... Interstate 85 Business (locally known as Green 85 because of the color of the shields) is a Business Loop of the Interstate Highway System, running from Interstate 85 southwest of Lexington, North Carolina through Lexington, Thomasville, High Point and Greensboro to I-85 east of Greensboro. ... U.S. Route 70 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 2,385 miles (3,838 km) from eastern North Carolina to east-central Arizona. ... Interstate 40 Business (coloquially Business 40) is an 18-mile (28. ... Greensboro redirects here. ... Image File history File links I-40. ... Image File history File links I-73. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 40 Interstate 40 in North Carolina runs for 421 miles through the state of North Carolina from the Tennessee state line in the west to its eastern terminus in Wilmington. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 73 Interstate 73 (abbreviated I-73) is a main route of the Interstate Highway System, currently located entirely within the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Nickname: Motto: Your Life. ... Image File history File links US_220. ... Greensboro redirects here. ... Asheboro is a city in Randolph County, North Carolina, United States. ... Interstate 73 (abbreviated I-73) is a main route of the Interstate Highway System, currently located entirely within the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Image File history File links US_421. ... Sanford is a city in Lee County, North Carolina, United States. ... Image File history File links Business_Loop_40. ... Image File history File links Business_Loop_85. ... Image File history File links US_70. ... Interstate 40 Business (coloquially Business 40) is an 18-mile (28. ... Interstate 85 Business (locally known as Green 85 because of the color of the shields) is a Business Loop of the Interstate Highway System, running from Interstate 85 southwest of Lexington, North Carolina through Lexington, Thomasville, High Point and Greensboro to I-85 east of Greensboro. ... U.S. Route 70 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 2,385 miles (3,838 km) from eastern North Carolina to east-central Arizona. ... Interstate 840 (abbreviated I-840) is a partially completed Interstate highway located near Greensboro, North Carolina. ... Greensboro redirects here. ... Image File history File links NC_61. ... Gibsonville is a town located in North Carolina. ... Alamance County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Elon (also known as Elon College) is a town located in Alamance County, North Carolina. ... Nickname: Motto: Ill Tell The World Location of Burlington within North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Alamance County Founded 1857 (Company Shops) Founded 1886 (Burlington) Incorporated February 14, 1893 Government  - Mayor Stephen M. Ross Area  - City  21. ... Image File history File links NC_62. ... North Carolina Highway 62 is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Alamance is a village located in Alamance County, North Carolina. ... Image File history File links NC_49. ... NC 49 is an important state highway in the North Carolina Highway System that traverses much of the Piedmont region of North Carolina. ... Liberty is a town located in Randolph County, North Carolina. ... Graham is a city located in Alamance County, North Carolina. ... Image File history File links NC_87. ... North Carolina Highway 87 is a mostly rural highway traversing the eastern half of the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Graham is a city located in Alamance County, North Carolina. ... The Court House and Traffic Circle in Downtown Pittsboro. ... Image File history File links NC_54. ... NC 54 is a North Carolina state highway and a semi-urban traffic artery connecting Raleigh to its western suburbs, and extending outward to Burlington. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Coordinates: , Country State Counties Orange, Durham, and Chatham Founded 1793 Government  - Mayor Kevin C. Foy Area  - City  19. ... City nickname: The Paris of the Piedmont Incorporated 1911 County Orange County Mayor Mark Chilton Aldermen Joal Hall Broun (mayor pro tem) Dan Coleman Jacquelyn Gist Randee Haven-ODonnell John Herrera Alex Zaffron Town Manager Steven E. Stewart Area  - Total  - Water 11. ... Categories: Stub | North Carolina rivers ... Haw River is a town located in Alamance County, North Carolina. ... Image File history File links NC_119. ... North Carolina Highway 119 is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Mebane is a city located mostly in Alamance County, North Carolina, with a part of it in Orange County, North Carolina. ... Mebane is a city located mostly in Alamance County, North Carolina, with a part of it in Orange County, North Carolina. ... Orange County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... As of the censusGR2 of 2005, there were 3,206 people and 1,344 households. ... Image File history File links US_70. ... Image File history File links NC_86. ... U.S. Route 70 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 2,385 miles (3,838 km) from eastern North Carolina to east-central Arizona. ... North Carolina Highway 86 runs north/south for 53 miles (85 km) through the northern counties of North Carolina, from the Virginia state line at Danville, Virginia to Chapel Hill, North Carolina. ... Image File history File links I-40. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 40 Interstate 40 in North Carolina runs for 421 miles through the state of North Carolina from the Tennessee state line in the west to its eastern terminus in Wilmington. ... For other uses of this name, see Raleigh. ... Hillsborough is a town in Orange County, North Carolina, United States. ... Image File history File links NC_86. ... North Carolina Highway 86 runs north/south for 53 miles (85 km) through the northern counties of North Carolina, from the Virginia state line at Danville, Virginia to Chapel Hill, North Carolina. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Coordinates: , Country State Counties Orange, Durham, and Chatham Founded 1793 Government  - Mayor Kevin C. Foy Area  - City  19. ... Hillsborough is a town in Orange County, North Carolina, United States. ... Image File history File links US_70. ... U.S. Route 70 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 2,385 miles (3,838 km) from eastern North Carolina to east-central Arizona. ... Image File history File links NC_751. ... Durham County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Coordinates: , Country State Counties Durham, Orange, Wake Government  - Mayor Bill Bell Area  - City  94. ... Image File history File links NC_147. ... NC 147 is a North Carolina state highway entirely within Durham County. ... Research Triangle Park, or RTP is a research park near Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina. ... North Carolina Central University (NCCU) is a historically black college located in Durham, North Carolina. ... Image File history File links US_15. ... Image File history File links US_501. ... The U.S. Highway 15-501 concurrency is a vital route in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Coordinates: , Country State Counties Orange, Durham, and Chatham Founded 1793 Government  - Mayor Kevin C. Foy Area  - City  19. ... Image File history File links NC_157. ... Image File history File links US_501. ... The U.S. Highway 15-501 concurrency is a vital route in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Roxboro is a city in Person County, North Carolina. ... Image File history File links Business_plate. ... Image File history File links No_image. ... Image File history File links Business_plate. ... Image File history File links No_image. ... Image File history File links No_image_wide. ... Image File history File links US_15. ... Image File history File links US_501. ... Image File history File links NC_55. ... 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179 East Club Boulevard
180 Glenn School Road
182 Red Mill Road
183 Redwood Road
Bridge over the Neuse River (Falls Lake)
Granville 184 US 15 north – Creedmoor, Butner North end of US 15 overlap; signed as exits 184A (US 15) and 184B (Butner) northbound, and as exit 186 southbound
189 Butner
191 NC 56Butner, Creedmoor
202 US 15Oxford, Clarksville
204 NC 96Oxford
206 US 158Oxford, Roxboro
Vance 209 Poplar Creek Road
Henderson 212 Ruin Creek Road
213 Dabney Drive - Henderson Northbound exit and southbound entrance
213
US 158 Byp. west / Dabney Drive
South end of US 158 Byp. overlap; southbound exit and northbound entrance
214 NC 39 – Downtown Henderson
215
US 158 Byp. east
North end of US 158 Byp. overlap; northbound exit and southbound entrance
215 Parham Road No northbound exit
217 Satterwhite Point
218 US 1 south – Raleigh Southbound exit and northbound entrance
220 US 1 / US 158 / Fleming Road – Norlina
Warren 223 Manson Road
226 Ridgeway Road
229 Oine Road
223 US 1 / US 401 – Wise, Norlina

Along much of its length, the Neuse River The Neuse River is a major permanent stream rising in the piedmont of North Carolina, emptying into the Pamlico Sound below New Bern. ... Falls Lake is a 12,500 acre (51 km²) artificial lake located in Durham, Wake, and Granville counties in North Carolina, USA. The lake is formed by the confluence of the Eno, Little, and Flat rivers, and is in turn the source for the Neuse River. ... Granville County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Image File history File links US_15. ... Creedmoor is a city located in Granville County, North Carolina. ... Butner is a census-designated place located in Granville County, North Carolina. ... Butner is a census-designated place located in Granville County, North Carolina. ... Image File history File links NC_56. ... Butner is a census-designated place located in Granville County, North Carolina. ... Creedmoor is a city located in Granville County, North Carolina. ... Image File history File links US_15. ... Oxford is a city located in Granville County, North Carolina. ... Image File history File links NC_96. ... NC 96 is a North Carolina State highway that is continuation of Virginias State Route 96. ... Oxford is a city located in Granville County, North Carolina. ... Image File history File links US_158. ... Oxford is a city located in Granville County, North Carolina. ... Roxboro is a city in Person County, North Carolina. ... Vance County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... For the city in Henderson County, North Carolina, see Hendersonville, North Carolina. ... For the city in Henderson County, North Carolina, see Hendersonville, North Carolina. ... Image File history File links No_image. ... Image File history File links By-pass_plate. ... Image File history File links No_image. ... Image File history File links US_158. ... Image File history File links NC_39. ... North Carolina Highway 39 is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Image File history File links No_image. ... Image File history File links By-pass_plate. ... Image File history File links No_image. ... Image File history File links US_158. ... Image File history File links US_1. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: U.S. Route 1 U.S. Route 1 (also called U.S. Highway 1, and abbreviated US 1) is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... For other uses of this name, see Raleigh. ... Image File history File links US_1. ... Image File history File links US_158. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: U.S. Route 1 U.S. Route 1 (also called U.S. Highway 1, and abbreviated US 1) is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... Norlina is a town located in Warren County, North Carolina. ... Warren County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Image File history File links US_1. ... Image File history File links US_401. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: U.S. Route 1 U.S. Route 1 (also called U.S. Highway 1, and abbreviated US 1) is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... U.S. Route 401 is a spur of U.S. Route 1 located within the states of North Carolina and South Carolina. ... Norlina is a town located in Warren County, North Carolina. ...

References

  1. ^ North Carolina Department of Transportation. Facts: Interstate 85, Page 1. NCDOT Web site. Accessed April 21, 2007.
  2. ^ North Carolina Department of Transportation. Facts: Interstate 85, Page 1. NCDOT Web site. Accessed April 21, 2007.
  3. ^ North Carolina Department of Transportation. Facts: Interstate 85, Page 2. NCDOT Web site. Accessed April 21, 2007.

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