North Carolina Highway 120

North Carolina Highway 120 (NC 120) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The highway connects the community of Cliffside and the town of Mooresboro.

North Carolina Highway 120 marker

North Carolina Highway 120
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length4.7 mi[1] (7.6 km)
Existed1929–present
Major junctions
South end US 221A in Cliffside
 
North end
US 74 Bus. near Mooresboro
Location
CountiesRutherford, Cleveland
Highway system
NC 119NC 121

Route descriptionEdit

 
NC 120

South at US 74 Business, NC 120 begins at an intersection with US 221 Alternative, in the town of Cliffside. From the intersection the highway runs northeast along a two-lane road, running through a residential area. After intersecting Squirrel Hollow Drive, the area becomes rural and runs between several farms. The road runs parallel to Hills Creek to the west. West of Mooresboro, NC 120 intersects the US 74 freeway. From the intersection the road continues for about half a mile until reaching its northern terminus at US 74 Business east of Mooresboro.

No section of NC 120 is listed as part of the National Highway System. The Annual Average Daily Traffic Report in 2013 shows that the most daily traffic on NC 120 occurs south of SR 1926 with 2600 vehicles, with the section north of US 74 showing the least amount of traffic with only 1200 vehicles. On average the highway sees about 2300 vehicles a day.

HistoryEdit

Established in 1929 as a new primary routing, from NC 207 (now US 221A), in Cliffside to NC 20 (now US 74 Bus), near Mooresboro. The route has remained unchanged since.[2]

Junction listEdit

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
RutherfordCliffside0.00.0  US 221A – Forest City, Chesnee
4.06.4  US 74 – Shelby, Asheville
Cleveland4.77.6 
  US 74 Bus. – Mooresboro, Forest City
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Google (2012-01-14). "North Carolina Highway 120" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2012-01-14.
  2. ^ "NCRoads.com: N.C. 120". Retrieved January 14, 2012.[self-published source]

External linksEdit

Route map:

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