N.C. 24 and N.C. 27 run concurrently for 108 miles through the south central part of the state. The two routes generally navigate along a rural course, including a portion across Uwharrie National Forest. Westward toward Charlotte, the highways follow a four-lane route from Albemarle to Mint Hill.
Within Duplin County, NC 24 bypasses Warsaw and Kenansville along overlaps with Interstate 40 and NC 903. The former route is NC 24 Business. The 11.93 mile loop follows College Street east into Downtown Warsaw. Combining with NC 50, NC 24 Business angles southeast along Kenansville Highway to Mallard Street in Kenansville. NC 24 Business and NC 50 combine with NC 11 along Main Street into the Kenansville business district. NC 24 splits with the two along Routeledge Road back to NC 24 at NC 903 (Kenansville Bypass).
||NC 24 combines with I-40 for 8.46 miles to bypass Warsaw and Kenansville in Duplin County. NC 24 Business extends 2.48 miles east along College Street to U.S. 117 (Pine Street). Photo taken 01/19/19. |
||This shield assembly stands at the rest area for Interstate 40 located within the east and westbound roadways of the freeway along NC 24/24 Business. Photo taken 01/19/19. |
||NC 24 departs I-40 and overtakes NC 24 Business west from the town of Warsaw in Duplin County. Photo taken 01/19/19. |