North Carolina Highway 4

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North Carolina Highway 4

Map of NC 4 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length34.7 mi[1] (55.8 km)
Existed1934 [2]–present
Major junctions
South end US 301 near Rocky Mount
Major intersections I-95 near Rocky Mount
North end US 158 / NC 903 in Littleton
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountiesNash, Halifax, Warren
Highway system
NC 3 NC 5

North Carolina Highway 4 (NC 4) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of North Carolina. Running near the Virginia state line in Nash and Halifax Counties, NC 4 connects the region with I-95.

Route description

The southern terminus of NC 4 is at US 301 near Rocky Mount. After heading west, NC 4 joins NC 48 near I-95 with exit/entrance ramps (exit 145); numerous hotels can be found here, built especially for I-95 travelers. After heading north for about 15 miles (24 km), NC 4 splits from NC 48 and joins NC 561 near Medoc Mountain State Park, heading west. After several miles, the road splits off and heads north for about 12 miles (19 km) before entering Littleton and ending at US 158/NC 903 downtown.[1]

NC 4 is one of the more rural roads in this part of the state; before entering Littleton, there are no incorporated towns along the route. This section of the state is mainly farmland.[1]


As North Carolina renumbered its state highways in 1934, NC 4 was commissioned as a short state highway, running only a few miles from US 158 to the community of Airlie, just south of Littleton.[3] When NC 48 running from Airlie to Littleton is rerouted to the east in 1951, NC 4 was left to take its place. In 1984 NC 4 was extended southward, taking over parts of NC 561, NC 48, and the decommissioned I-95 Business to US 301. I-95 Business was intended to take traffic from US 301 to I-95, and NC 4 took over that role.[2]

Major intersections

NashRocky Mount0.00.0 US 301 (Wesleyan Boulevard) – Wilson, HalifaxInterchange; Northbound US 301 to northbound NC 4 / Southbound NC 4 to US 301 southbound only
Gold Rock3.86.1
I-95 / NC 48 south (Exit 145) – Fayetteville, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount
South end of NC 48 overlap
Red Oak8.914.3
NC 33 east – Whitakers
Western terminus of NC 33
NC 481 east – Enfield
Western terminus of NC 481

NC 48 north / NC 561 east – Roanoke Rapids, Ahoskie
North end of NC 48 overlap; South end of NC 561 overlap
NC 561 west – Centerville
North end of NC 561 overlap
WarrenNo major intersections
HalifaxLittleton34.755.8 US 158 / NC 903 (Main Street) – Warrenton, Weldon
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c d Google (January 28, 2016). "North Carolina Highway 4" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  2. ^ a b NCRoads Annex - NC 4 Archived October 19, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ North Carolina Primary Highway System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by NCSHC. North Carolina State Highway Commission. 1940. Retrieved May 17, 2015.

External links

Media related to North Carolina Highway 4 at Wikimedia Commons