North Carolina Highway 903

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North Carolina Highway 903

Route of NC 903 in eastern North Carolina highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length200 mi[1] (320 km)
Existed1934–present
Major junctions
South end NC 411 near Garland
Major intersections
North end SR 903 at the Virginia state line
Location
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountiesSampson, Duplin, Lenoir, Greene, Pitt, Martin, Halifax, Warren
Highway system
NC 902 NC 904

North Carolina Highway 903 (NC 903) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of North Carolina. It serves as predominantly rural highway in the Inner Banks region and arterial road in and around Greenville. The road covers a total of 200 miles (320 km), in a zigzag pattern through the state.

Route description

NC 903 begins at an intersection with NC 411 east of Garland; where it proceeds to first go north, crossing the Black River, and then east through Delway and Magnolia. Northeast of Magnolia, NC 903 connects with I-40 at its exit 373 and begin its first concurrency with NC 24 (one of many concurrences along its route). Traveling along the Kenansville Bypass, a rural expressway, it completely bypasses the city of Kenansville. Reverting to a two-lane rural highway and switching to a concurrency with NC 11 and later NC 111, it continues north, crossing the Neuse River, to US 70 in La Grange. Continuing north, it reaches Snow Hill where it overlaps briefly with NC 58 and with US 13/US 258. Breaking away from the concurrences, it goes east to Maury and then northeast to Winterville, where it meets up with NC 11 again.

As NC 903 enters Greenville, the biggest city along its route, it stays completely on Memorial Drive as various highway routes connect on then off it: NC 43, from Greenville Boulevard to Fifth Street; US 13, joins at Dickinson Avenue; and NC 33, from Greene Street to Belvoir Highway. Halfway through the city, it crosses the Tar River. After passing US 264 in the north Greenville area, NC 903 splits northeasterly from US 13/NC 11 to Stokes and then north to Robersonville which is the first original section of the route. After connecting with US 13 (third and final time) and US 64, NC 903 goes north and merges with NC 125 and travels to Hamilton. Now going in a northwesterly direction, it splits and then reconnects with NC 125 in Scotland Neck, overlapping briefly with US 258 in town. The NC 903/NC 125 concurrency continues to US 301 in Halifax where it finally splits going west towards I-95 and then to US 158, bypassing Roanoke Rapids. Sharing one last concurrency with US 158, it breaks north at Lttleton, going through the Lake Gaston area by first crossing the Roanoke River, travels through the community of Elams, then swings west over Songbird Creek and then finally north into Virginia, where it downgrades to secondary state road 903.

History

NC 903 was established in 1934 as a new primary routing that connected Stokes between NC 11 and US 64; the initial route length was 15.6 miles (25.1 km). In 1938, NC 903 was extended north on new routing from US 64 to NC 125.[2] In 1967 or 1968, NC 903 was extended north, overlapping with NC 125 to Hamilton, then on new primary routing to US 258/NC 125 in Scotland Neck.[3]

Around 1972, NC 903 extended northwest along NC 125 to Halifax, then west on new primary routing to I-95. Between 1976 and 1978, NC 903 made its first extension south, with an overlap with NC 11 through Greenville and Winterville, then replaced NC 91 south to US 70 in La Grange.[4]

Between 1980 and 1982, NC 903 was extended west, from I-95, on new primary routing to US 158; it then made its final north extension, between 1984 and 1990, by overlapping US 158 to Littleton and then through the Lake Gaston area to the Virginia state line, south of Ebony. Also during the late 1980s, NC 903 was extended south on new routing from La Grange to Albertson, then share concurrences with NC 111 and NC 11 to Kenansville, and again new primary routing connecting I-40 and to end at US 117 in Magnolia.[5]

In 1994 or 1995, NC 903 was extended southwest to its current southern terminus with NC 411 east of Garland. In 2002, NC 903 was moved onto the Kenansville Bypass.[6]

Junction list

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
Sampson0.00.0 NC 411 – Garland, HarrellsSouthern terminus
7.111.4 US 421 – Wilmington, Clinton
DuplinMagnolia18.930.4 US 117 (Monk Street) – Rose Hill, Warsaw
21.234.1
I-40 / NC 24 west – Wilmington, Benson
West end of NC 24 overlap
24.038.6 NC 11 – Greenevers, KenansvilleTo James Sprunt Community College
26.142.0 NC 50 – Chinquapin, Kenansville
27.043.5


NC 24 east / NC 24 Bus. west – Beulaville, Jacksonville, Kenansville
East end of NC 24 overlap
28.145.2
NC 11 south – Kenansville
South end of NC 11 overlap
Kornegay37.360.0

NC 11 north / NC 111 south – Beulaville
North end of NC 11 and south end of NC 111 overlap
Albertson41.566.8
NC 111 north – Goldsboro
North end of NC 111 overlap
LenoirHusseys Crossroads48.678.2 NC 55 – Kinston, Seven Springs, Mount Olive
La Grange55.589.3 US 70 – Kinston, Goldsboro
GreeneSnow Hill69.4111.7
NC 58 south (Kingold Boulevard) – Kinston
South end of NC 58 overlap
69.7112.2

US 13 south / NC 58 north (Kingold Boulevard) – Wilson, Goldsboro
South end of US 13 and north end of NC 58 overlap
70.9114.1

US 258 south / NC 91 north (Kingold Boulevard) – Snow Hill, Walstonburg
South end of US 258 overlap
73.2117.8
US 13 / US 258 north – Farmville
North end of US 13/US 258 overlap
Maury76.5123.1 NC 123 – Hookerton, Farmville
Pitt83.7134.7
NC 102 east – Ayden
Western terminus of NC 102
Winterville90.3145.3
NC 11 south (Winterville Parkway) – Kinston
South end of NC 11 overlap
Greenville93.4150.3

US 264 Alt. / NC 43 south (Greenville Boulevard) – Washington, Wilson
South end of NC 43 overlap
95.4153.5
US 13 south (Dickinson Avenue) – Washington, Wilson
South end of US 13 overlap
96.4155.1
NC 43 north (Fifth Street) – Rocky Mount
North end of NC 43 overlap
99.2159.6
NC 33 east (Greene Street) – Rocky Mount
East end of NC 33 overlap
99.6160.3
NC 33 west (Belvoir Highway) – Tarboro
West end of NC 33 overlap
100.0160.9

US 264 / NC 11 Byp. south – Washington, Wilson
100.7162.1
US 13 (Belvoir Highway) / NC 11 north – Bethel, Williamston
North end of US 13/NC 11 overlap
Stokes107.2172.5 NC 30 – Washington, Bethel
MartinRobersonville116.3187.2
US 64 Alt. – Williamston, Bethel
117.1188.5 US 13 / US 64 – Williamston, Tarboro
122.9197.8
NC 125 south – Williamston
South end of NC 125 overlap
124.1199.7
NC 142 west – Hassell
Eastern terminus of NC 142
Hamilton126.8204.1
NC 125 north – Oak City
North end of NC 125 overlap
130.6210.2

NC 11 north / NC 42 east – Lewiston-Woodville
South end of NC 11/NC 42 overlap
130.7210.3

NC 11 south / NC 42 west – Oak City
North end of NC 11/NC 42 overlap
HalifaxScotland Neck145.5234.2
US 258 / NC 125 south (Main Street) – Tarboro
South end of US 258/NC 125 overlap
145.8234.6
US 258 north (Main Street) – Rich Square
North end of US 258 overlap
156.0251.1 NC 481 – Tillery, Enfield
160.4258.1
US 301 south – Enfield, Rocky Mount
South end of US 301 overlap
162.5261.5
NC 561 east – Tillery
East end of NC 561 overlap
162.9262.2
NC 561 west – Brinkleyville, Louisburg
West end of NC 561 overlap
Halifax163.3262.8
US 301 Bus. (King Street)
164.0263.9
US 301 north – Weldon
North end of US 301 overlap
164.5264.7
NC 125 north – Roanoke Rapids
North end of US 125 overlap
169.0272.0 I-95 – Roanoke Rapids, Rocky MountExit 168 (I-95)
174.1280.2 NC 48 – Roanoke Rapids, Brinkleyville
179.6289.0
US 158 east – Roanoke Rapids
East end of US 158 overlap
Littleton186.2299.7

US 158 west / NC 4 south – Warrenton, Brinkleyville
West end of US 158 overlap
Warren200.0321.9 SR 903 – EbonyNorthern terminus; Virginia state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Google (July 9, 2019). "North Carolina Highway 903" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  2. ^ North Carolina Primary Highway System (PDF) (Map). Cartography by NCDOT. North Carolina Department of Transportation. 1940. Retrieved May 19, 2014.
  3. ^ North Carolina Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Cartography by NCDOT. North Carolina Department of Transportation. 1970. Retrieved May 19, 2014.
  4. ^ North Carolina Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Cartography by NCDOT. North Carolina Department of Transportation. 1979. Retrieved May 19, 2014.
  5. ^ North Carolina Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Cartography by NCDOT. North Carolina Department of Transportation. 1990. Retrieved May 19, 2014.
  6. ^ "Route Change (2002-12-16)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. December 16, 2002. Retrieved May 19, 2014.

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