Special routes of U.S. Route 221

  (Redirected from U.S. Route 221A in North Carolina)

Several special routes of U.S. Route 221 exist. In order from south to north they are as follows.

U.S. Route 221 marker

U.S. Route 221
Highway system

ExistingEdit

Perry truck routeEdit

 

 

U.S. Route 221 Truck
LocationPerry, Florida
Length5.2 mi[1] (8.4 km)

U.S. Route 221 Truck (US 221 Truck) directs truck drivers, that are passing through, to follow US 19 going northwest of Perry, then crosses back to US 221 via County Road 359A.[citation needed]

Hazlehurst truck routeEdit

 

U.S. Highway 221 Truck
LocationHazlehurst, Georgia
Length2.0 mi[2] (3.2 km)

U.S. Route 221 Truck (US 221 Truck) is a truck route that directs truck drivers away from the local streets of Hazlehurst, Georgia, including the one-way pair section of US 221 and Georgia State Route 135 (SR 135). It begins on East Jefferson Street from US 221/SR 135. It is concurrent with SR 135 Connector (SR 135 Conn.). When SR 135 Conn. ends at US 23/SR 19, US 221 Truck/SR 135 Truck turn left onto the US 23/SR 19 concurrency known as Larry Contos Boulevard, and then turns left onto US 341/SR 27 (Golden Isles Parkway) eventually terminating at northbound US 221. The highway is entirely concurrent with SR 135 Truck.

Laurens truck routeEdit

 

 

U.S. Route 221 Truck
LocationLaurens, South Carolina

U.S. Route 221 Truck (US 221 Truck) directs truck drivers away from the local streets of Laurens, South Carolina, along SC 127 and part of U.S. Route 76.

Chesnee–Rutherfordton alternate routeEdit

  
  

U.S. Route 221 Alternate
LocationChesnee, SCRutherfordton, NC
Length26.2 mi[3] (42.2 km)
Existed1941–present

U.S. Route 221 Alternate (US 221A) was established in 1941 when mainline US 221 was realigned further west along a straight route between Chesnee and Rutherfordton. Starting in Chesnee, the alternate route follows the original route going east to Cowpens National Battlefield before going north into North Carolina; it then goes through the communities of Cliffside, Henrietta, Caroleen, and Alexander Mills before reaching Forest City. At Forest City, it goes west to Spindale then finally in Rutherfordton, where it reconnects with main US 221. In 1971, US 221A alignment was adjusted in Cliffside.[4] In South Carolina it has an alternate plate above the shield, while in North Carolina an "A" is affixed in the shield.[5]

Marion business loopEdit

 

 

U.S. Route 221 Business
LocationMarion, North Carolina
Length5.0 mi[6] (8.0 km)
Existed1991–present

U.S. Route 221 Business (US 221 Bus), established in 1991, is a 5-mile (8.0 km) business loop through downtown Marion, via Main Street. It follows the old US 221 alignment before it was rerouted onto Marion Bypass, located west of the city. It also shares a partial overlap with US 70 north of the city center area.[7]

Linville–Boone truck routeEdit

 

 

U.S. Route 221 Truck
LocationLinvilleBoone, NC
Length16.9 mi[8] (27.2 km)
 
Overlapping US 221, 321, and 421 Truck routes along NC 105, in Boone

U.S. Route 221 Truck (US 221 Truck) provides an alternate route for truck drivers between Linville and Boone, via NC 105. It avoids an 18-mile (29 km) drive of endless curves and constant elevation changes along a stretch of US 221 between Linville and Blowing Rock, dubbed the Little Parkway Scenic Byway. In Boone, the truck route overlaps with US 321 Truck and US 421 Truck.[citation needed]

Jefferson business loopEdit

 

 

U.S. Route 221 Business
LocationWest JeffersonJefferson, NC
Length4.4 mi[9] (7.1 km)
Existed1981–present

U.S. Route 221 Business (US 221 Bus), established in November, 1981, is a 4.4-mile (7.1 km) business loop through West Jefferson (via Jefferson Avenue and Second Street) and Jefferson (via Main Street). Sharing partial overlaps with NC 194 and NC 88, it follows the original US 221 alignment before it was rerouted onto new bypass route east of the towns in September, 1981.[10][11]

Bedford business loopEdit

 

 

U.S. Route 221 Business
LocationBedford, Virginia
Length2.9 mi[12] (4.7 km)
Existed1999–present
 
US 221 Bus. southbound at US 221 and SR 122 in Bedford

U.S. Route 221 Business (US 221 Bus), established in 1999, this 2.9 miles (4.7 km) route follows the old mainline US 221 through the town of Bedford.[citation needed]


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Google (January 14, 2012). "US 221 Truck - Perry, FL" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 14, 2012.
  2. ^ Google (January 13, 2019). "Overview map of US 221 Truck (Hazlehurst, Georgia)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  3. ^ Google (2012-01-14). "US 221A" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2012-01-14.
  4. ^ "US and NC Route Changes (1971-08-05)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. August 5, 1971. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  5. ^ "NCRoads.com: U.S. 221". Retrieved January 14, 2012.
  6. ^ Google (January 14, 2012). "US 221 Business - Marion, NC" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 14, 2012.
  7. ^ "US and NC Route Changes (1991-01-18)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. January 18, 1991. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  8. ^ Google (January 14, 2012). "US 221 Truck - Linville-Boone, NC" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 14, 2012.
  9. ^ Google (January 14, 2012). "US 221 Business - Jefferson, NC" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 14, 2012.
  10. ^ "US and NC Route Changes (1981-09-01)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. September 1, 1981. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  11. ^ "US and NC Route Changes (1981-11-01)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. November 1, 1981. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  12. ^ Google (January 14, 2012). "US 221 Business - Bedford, VA" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 14, 2012.

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