All American Freeway / Owen Drive

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All American Freeway (SR 1007) branches northwest from Owen Drive 6.32 miles to Fort Bragg. A six lane commercial boulevard, Owen Drive (SR 1007) arcs southeast 2.96 miles to Business Loop I-95/U.S. 301, and another 2.22 miles from the Crown Complex to SR 87 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Freeway) and Wilmington Highway (SR 2337).

A contract for the construction of the Owen Drive Freeway bridges spanning Raeford Road (U.S. 401 Business) was awarded in Winter 1975.1 The first section of the All American Freeway opened within the first two weeks of November 1977.2 The south end of the freeway, from Owen Drive to Morganton Road (SR 1404) by Cross Creek Mall, opened the week of December 18, 1977.3

All American Freeway - North

All American Freeway runs north from U.S. 401 Business (Raeford Road) between residential areas including the Kingsford subdivision to Cliffdale Road (SR 1400).
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Cliffdale Road branches west from Morganton Road to the Murray Hills, Kirkwood and Westwood neighborhoods to a diamond interchange with All American Freeway.
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All American Freeway converges with Morgaton Road at a commercial area between Westwood Shopping Center and Cross Creek Mall.
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Entering the diamond interchange with Morgantown Road (SR 1404) on All American Freeway northbound.
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All American Freeway continues north through an S-curve between Cross Creek Mall and Sycamore Dairy Road to U.S. 401 (Skibo Road).
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U.S. 401 (Skibo Road) is a six lane commercial arterial within the vicinity of the folded diamond interchange with All American Freeway.
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Forthcoming Santa Fe Drive (SR 1437) links All American Freeway with parallel NC 24/87 (Bragg Boulevard) north for the truck entrance into Fort Bragg.
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All American Freeway parallels Beaver Creek north to the diamond interchange with Santa Fe Drive.
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All American Freeway advances a quarter mile north from Santa Fe Drive to NC 295 (Fayetteville Outer Loop).
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All American Freeway defaults into Fort Bragg beyond the cloverstack interchange with NC 295.
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NC 295 runs between the north side of Fayetteville and Fort Bragg east to I-95 and U.S. 13 at Eastover. The freeway spurs southwest to Cliffdale Road.
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All American Freeway - South

The three level interchange joining All American Freeway with NC 295 (Fayetteville Outer Loop) spreads across Beaver Creek.
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All American Freeway (SR 1007) meets Santa Fe Drive south of NC 295 by a pair of apartment complexes.
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Santa Fe Drive (SR 1437) runs west to Yadkin Road (SR 1415) and Bonanza Drive (SR 1408) at Beaver Creek and east to NC 24/87 at Shaw Road.
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Succeeding exits with U.S. 401 (Skibo Road) and Morganton Road (SR 1404) depart from All American Freeway by Cross Creek Mall.
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All American Freeway advances south between an apartment complex and the Westwood subdivision to a diamond interchange with Cliffdale Road (SR 1400).
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The last exit on All American Freeway southbound is with U.S. 401 Business (Raeford Road) at Owens in Fayetteville.
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The parclo interchange with U.S. 401 Business lies along a commercial stretch of Raeford Road.
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All American Freeway concludes at Walter Reed Road west and Owen Drive north.
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Owen Drive - South

Owen Drive extends SR 1007 south from All American Freeway along a six lane arterial.
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Overheads precede Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, located along the west side of Owen Drive between Melrose Road and Village Drive.
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With a replica of the Eiffel Tower, Bordeaux Center retail plaza occupies the southwest corner of Owen Drive at Village Drive.
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Boone Trail is SR 1149 southwest from Owen Drive 1.07 miles to Cumberland Road (SR 1141).
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Cumberland Road angles east across Owen Drive to a roundabout with Camden Avenue at Lakedale.
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Owen Drive turns east ahead of Camden Road (SR 1003).
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Owen Drive next intersects Southern Avenue (SR 1132), a four lane arterial south from Lakedale to NC 162 (Elk Road).
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Owen Drive proceeds east from Southern Avenue to intersect Business Loop I-95/U.S. 301 (Eastern Boulevard).
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Beyond Business Loop I-95/U.S. 301, Owen Drive continues around the Crown Complex to NC 87 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Freeway).
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Business Loop I-95/U.S. 301 bypass Downtown Fayetteville to the east en route to Eastover and head south to Hope Mills.
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Sources:
  1. "State to Award Road Projects." The Robesonian (Lumberton, NC), January 7, 1975.
  2. "From the archives: 1967--Arena nears opening." Fayetteville Observer, The (NC), October 26, 2002.
  3. "1962: Light snow reported." Fayetteville Observer, The (NC), December 8, 2012.


Photo Credits:

01/01/17, 12/13/17 by AARoads

Connect with:
Highway 295
Business Loop I-95 - Fayetteville
U.S. 301
U.S. 401
U.S. 401 Business - Fayetteville

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