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Encyclopedia > U.S. Route 70
U.S. Route 70
Length: 2,385[1] mi (3,838 km)
Formed: 1926[1]
West end: US 60 at Globe, AZ
Major
junctions:
I-25 at Las Cruces, NM

US 285 at Roswell, NM
I-27 at Plainview, TX
I-35 at Ardmore, OK
I-30 at Little Rock, AR
I-40/I-55 at Memphis, TN
I-65/I-24/I-40 at Nashville, TN
I-85 at Durham, NC
I-40/I-440 at Raleigh, NC
I-95 at Selma, NC (via US 70A) Image File history File links US_70. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2128x1286, 94 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): U.S. Route 70 ... A mile is a unit of length, usually used to measure distance, in a number of different systems, including Imperial units, United States customary units and Norwegian/Swedish mil. ... km redirects here. ... Image File history File links US_60. ... U.S. Highway 60 is an east-west United States highway, running 2,670 miles (4,300 km) from Virginia to Arizona. ... Globe is a city in Gila County, Arizona, United States. ... Image File history File links I-25. ... Interstate 25 is an interstate highway in the western United States. ... Las Cruces is a city in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. ... Image File history File links US_285. ... U.S. Highway 285 is a north-south United States highway. ... Nickname: All America City Location in the state of New Mexico. ... Image File history File links I-27. ... Interstate 27 is an intrastate interstate highway located entirely within the state of Texas in the United States. ... Plainview is a city located in Hale County, Texas. ... Image File history File links I-35. ... This Interstate 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 U.S. Interstate Highways. ... Location within the state of Oklahoma County Carter County  - Mayor Martin Dyer Area    - City 129. ... Image File history File links I-30. ... Interstate 30 (abbreviated I-30) is an interstate highway in the southern United States. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Arkansas County Pulaski Founded 1821 Incorporated 1831  - Mayor Mark Stodola Area    - City  116. ... Image File history File links I-40. ... Image File history File links I-55. ... Interstate 40 (abbreviated I-40) is a major west-east interstate highway in the United States. ... Interstate 55 (abbreviated I-55) is an interstate highway in the central United States. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links I-65. ... Image File history File links I-24. ... Image File history File links I-40. ... Interstate 65 (abbreviated I-65) is an Interstate Highway in the United States. ... Interstate 24 (abbreviated I-24) is an interstate highway in the eastern United States. ... Interstate 40 (abbreviated I-40) is a major west-east interstate highway in the United States. ... Nickname: Music City Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates: Country United States State Tennessee Counties Davidson County Founded: 1779 Incorporated: 1806  - Mayor Bill Purcell (D) Area    - City 1362. ... Image File history File links I-85. ... Interstate 85 (abbreviated I-85) is an interstate highway in the southeastern United States. ... Nickname: Bull City, City of Medicine Location in North Carolina Country United States State North Carolina County Durham County  - Mayor Bill Bell Area    - City 245. ... Image File history File links I-40. ... Image File history File links I-440. ... Interstate 40 (abbreviated I-40) is a major west-east interstate highway in the United States. ... Interstate 440 in North Carolina, also known as the Raleigh Beltline or Cliff Benson Beltline, is a 24-mile-(39-km)-long complete loop route circling central Raleigh. ... Nickname: City of Oaks Motto: You Can See the Whole State from Here Map of Wake County, North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Wake County Founded 1792  - Mayor Charles Meeker (D) Area    - City  115. ... Image File history File links I-95. ... Interstate 95 (abbreviated I-95) is an Interstate highway that runs 1,927 miles (3,101 kilometers) north-south along the east coast of the United States. ... Selma is a town located in Johnston County, North Carolina. ...

East end: Atlantic, NC
United States Numbered Highways
U.S. Routes - Bannered - Divided - Replaced

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. As can be derived from its number, it is a major east-west highway of the Southern and Southwestern United States. It formerly ran from coast to coast, with the current Eastern terminus near the Atlantic Ocean in North Carolina, and the former Western terminus near the Pacific Ocean in California. Prior to the completion of the Interstate system, Highway 70 was sometimes referred to as the "Broadway of America", due to its status as one of the main east-west thoroughfares in the nation. Atlantic is an unincorporated community in eastern Carteret County situated along the Core Sound. ... Current U.S. Route shield Current U.S. Route shield in California The system of United States Numbered Highways (often called U.S. Routes or U.S. Highways) is an integrated system of roads and highways in the United States numbered within a nationwide grid. ... This list of U.S. Highways is grouped by the 1- or 2-digit parent highway, although in some cases, a 3 digit highway is totally unrelated to its apparent parent. ... The following bannered highways have existed: Defunct routes are listed in italics. ... Some U.S. Routes are given directional suffixes to indicate a split of the main route - for instance, U.S. Route 25 splits into U.S. Route 25E (east) and U.S. Route 25W (west) between Newport, Tennessee and Corbin, Kentucky, and U.S. Route 9W is an alternate of... The Interstate Highway System and its numbering as approved June 27, 1958; several of these numbers were modified by 1960 This is a list of highways, mostly U.S. Routes, bypassed by Interstate Highways. ... Current U.S. Highway shield The United States Highway System is an integrated system of roads in the United States numbered within a nationwide grid. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... Official language(s) English Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Area  Ranked 6th  - Total 113,998 sq mi (295,254 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... Historic Southern United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, commonly called the Interstate Highway System, is a network of freeways (also called expressways) in the United States. ...

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Termini

As of 2006, the highway's eastern terminus is Atlantic, North Carolina (outside of Beaufort, North Carolina). Its western terminus is Globe, Arizona at U.S. Highway 60. 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Atlantic is an unincorporated community in eastern Carteret County situated along the Core Sound. ... Beaufort (pronounced BO-furt / IPA: ) is a town in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. ... Globe is a city in Gila County, Arizona, United States. ... United States Highway 60 is an east-west United States highway, running 2,670 miles (4,300 km) from Virginia to Arizona. ...


Originally it reached downtown Los Angeles even though it was duplexed with U.S Route 99 and/or U.S. Highway 60 throughout its course west of Globe, Arizona. Beginning in 1964 it was decommissioned in favor of Interstate 10 or US 60. Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Decommissioned highway Largely in the United States of America, as the states build freeways as a new classification of highways, the state may strip the old highway of its old designation as a numbered highway or downgrade it to a lesser status. ... Interstate 10 (abbreviated I-10) is the southernmost east-west, coast-to-coast interstate highway in the United States. ...


Alternate routes

US 70 has two additional branches in Tennessee, US 70N and US 70S. This split is unique, in that it is the only existing instance of a N/S split of a U.S. highway. Further, US 70 does not "disappear" at these splits; thus, these two highways serve as additional branches of the main route. US 70N begins in Lebanon, just east of Nashville, and ends in Crossville; US 70S begins in Pegram, just west of Nashville, and ends in Sparta (a few miles west of Crossville). Historically, both split routes began in Pegram and ended in Crossville. Nickname: Music City Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates: Country United States State Tennessee Counties Davidson County Founded: 1779 Incorporated: 1806  - Mayor Bill Purcell (D) Area    - City 1362. ...


Additionally, there is an Alternate US 70 between Brownsville and Huntingdon. Signage along this route and most maps show it as US 70A. Brownsville is a city in Haywood County, Tennessee, United States. ... Huntingdon is a town located in Carroll County, Tennessee. ...


There is another US 70A, approximately 9 miles long, from Selma, North Carolina to near Princeton, North Carolina. Its western terminus in Selma lies between the two endpoints of the US 70 Business through Smithfield, North Carolina. The I-95 interchange in Selma is with US 70A, not US 70 proper. Selma is a town located in Johnston County, North Carolina. ... [link title]Princeton is a town in Johnston County, North Carolina, United States. ... Smithfield is a town located in Johnston County, North Carolina. ... Interstate 95 or (I-95) is an interstate highway that runs 1907 miles (3070 kilometers) north and south along the eastern United States coast. ...


States traversed

The highway passes through the following states:

Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi (137,002 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Area  Ranked 20th  - Total 69,960 sq mi (181,196 km²)  - Width 230 miles (370 km)  - Length 298 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Official language(s) English (de facto) See also languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq mi (695,622 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Area  Ranked 6th  - Total 113,998 sq mi (295,254 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ...

Business US 70

Glenwood is a city located in Pike County, Arkansas. ... Hugo is a city located in Choctaw County, Oklahoma. ... Nickname: City of Magnolias Location within the state of Oklahoma County Bryan County  - Mayor Jerry Tomlinson Area    - City 49. ... Hot Springs is a city in Garland County, Arkansas in the United States of America. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Arkansas County Pulaski Founded 1821 Incorporated 1831  - Mayor Mark Stodola Area    - City  116. ... De Queen is a city located in Sevier County, Arkansas. ... Alamogordo is a city located in Otero County, New Mexico, United States of America. ... Portales is a municipality in Roosevelt County, New Mexico, with a total population of 11,131 (as of the 2000 census). ... Ruidoso is a small mountain resort [1] city/village in Lincoln County, New Mexico, USA and adjacent to the Lincoln National Forest. ... New Bern is a town in Craven County, North Carolina where the Trent River and the Neuse River converge, 87 miles (140 km) northeast of Wilmington. ... Newport is a town located in Carteret County, North Carolina. ... Website: http://www. ... Location in North Carolina Coordinates: Founded / Incorporated 1787 / 1847 Mayor Alfonzo Al King Area    - City 64. ... Smithfield is a town located in Johnston County, North Carolina. ... Clayton is a town located in Johnston County, North Carolina. ... Nickname: Bull City, City of Medicine Location in North Carolina Country United States State North Carolina County Durham County  - Mayor Bill Bell Area    - City 245. ... Hillsborough is a town in Orange County, North Carolina, United States. ... Lexington is the county seat of Davidson County, North Carolina, United States. ... Coordinates: County Burke County Founded 1777 Incorporated 1784 Mayor Mel L. Cohen Area    - City 47 km²  (19. ... Marshall is a town located in Madison County, North Carolina. ... Dickson is a city in Dickson County, Tennessee, United States. ... Camden is a city in Benton County, Tennessee, United States. ... Huntingdon is a town located in Carroll County, Tennessee. ... Location in the County of Los Angeles Country United States State California County Los Angeles County, California Mayor Norma Torres Area    - City 22. ...

Notable cities on the route

Location in North Carolina Coordinates: Founded / Incorporated 1787 / 1847 Mayor Alfonzo Al King Area    - City 64. ... Nickname: City of Oaks Motto: You Can See the Whole State from Here Map of Wake County, North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Wake County Founded 1792  - Mayor Charles Meeker (D) Area    - City  115. ... Nickname: Bull City, City of Medicine Location in North Carolina Country United States State North Carolina County Durham County  - Mayor Bill Bell Area    - City 245. ... Downtown Greensboro Greensboro, North Carolina (IPA: ), is the largest city in and county seat of Guilford County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Nickname: HKY, 828, Hicktown, Furniture Capitol of the World Location in the U.S. state of North Carolina Coordinates: Country United States State North Carolina County Catawba County, North Carolina  - Mayor G. Rudy Wright, Jr. ... Asheville City Hall. ... Nickname: The Marble City, K-Town, Big Orange Country, Knox Vegas, 865 Location within the U.S. State of Tennessee Coordinates: Cities in Tennessee Tennessee  - Mayor Bill Haslam (R) Area    - City 254. ... Nickname: Music City Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates: Country United States State Tennessee Counties Davidson County Founded: 1779 Incorporated: 1806  - Mayor Bill Purcell (D) Area    - City 1362. ... Jackson is a city located in Madison County, Tennessee. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... Coordinates: Country United States State Arkansas County Pulaski Founded 1821 Incorporated 1831  - Mayor Mark Stodola Area    - City  116. ... Hot Springs is a city in Garland County, Arkansas in the United States of America. ... Nickname: City of Magnolias Location within the state of Oklahoma County Bryan County  - Mayor Jerry Tomlinson Area    - City 49. ... Location within the state of Oklahoma County Carter County  - Mayor Martin Dyer Area    - City 129. ... Plainview is a city located in Hale County, Texas. ... Nickname: All America City Location in the state of New Mexico. ... Ruidoso is a small mountain resort [1] city/village in Lincoln County, New Mexico, USA and adjacent to the Lincoln National Forest. ... Alamogordo is a city located in Otero County, New Mexico, United States of America. ... Las Cruces is a city in Doña Ana County, New Mexico, United States. ... Safford is a city in Graham County, Arizona, United States. ... Globe is a city in Gila County, Arizona, United States. ...

Related U.S. routes

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. Highway 270 is a spur of U.S. Highway 70. ... U.S. Highway 370 was a highway in Nebraska and Iowa, now decommissioned. ... United States Highway 366 was a short-lived east-west United States highway, with two distinct identities. ...

See also

This list of U.S. Highways is grouped by the 1- or 2-digit parent highway, although in some cases, a 3 digit highway is totally unrelated to its apparent parent. ...

References

  1. ^ a b Droz, Robert V. U.S. Highways: From US 1 to (US 830). URL accessed 1 March 2006.

March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

External links

  • NC DOT State Travel Map
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