North Carolina Highway 231

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North Carolina Highway 231 marker

North Carolina Highway 231
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length 25.4 mi[1] (40.9 km)
Existed 1935 – present
Major junctions
South end
US 64 Bus. in Wendell
  US 264 near Middlesex
US 64 near Spring Hope
North end
US 64 Alt. / NC 98 near Spring Hope
Location
Counties Wake, Johnston, Nash
Highway system
NC 226AI-240

North Carolina Highway 231 (NC 231) is a 25.4-mile-long (40.9 km) primary state highway in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The highway serves to connect communities in northern Johnston and western Nash counties.

Route description[edit]

NC 231 is a two-lane rural highway that traverses 25.4 miles (40.9 km) from Wendell to near Spring Hope; making a "J" shape on a map through Hocutts Crossroads. With Wendell and Middlesex as the two main cities along its route, the highway passes through predominantly forest and farmland, with the occasional unincorporated community.

History[edit]

The first NC 231 was established in 1925 as a new primary routing from NC 21/NC 23 in Elizabethtown to NC 20 in Acme. By 1928, it was renumbered as part of NC 21 (today's NC 87).

The current NC 231 was established in 1935 as a new primary routing from NC 39 to US 64. In 1948, NC 231 was extended west to US 64 in Wendell. In 1975, NC 231 was shifted west to its current northern terminus to accommodate the US 64 freeway; its old alignment became part of Jernigan and Cox roads.

Junction list[edit]

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
WakeWendell0.00.0
US 64 Bus. (Wendell Boulevard) – Knightdale, Zebulon
JohnstonHocutts Crossroads5.58.9 NC 96 – Selma, Zebulon
Emit7.912.7 NC 39 – Selma, Bunn
9.515.3 NC 222 east – KenlyWestern terminus NC 222
NashMiddlesex15.324.6
US 264 Alt. (Finish Avenue) – Bailey, Zebulon
16.426.4 US 264 (Finish Avenue) – Wilson, Raleigh
Samaria21.033.8 NC 97 – Rocky Mount, Zebulon
25.240.6 US 64 – Rocky Mount, RaleighWest end of US 64 Alt overlap
25.440.9
US 64 Alt. east / NC 98 west – Spring Hope, Wake Forest
East end of US 64 Alt overlap
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google (November 18, 2013). "North Carolina Highway 231" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 18, 2013.

External links[edit]

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