NC 49 is part of a long multi state highway with S.C. 49 from Laurens and Virginia Route 49 to Crewe. NC 49 measures 177.40 miles across the Tar Heel State from the Charlotte area northeast to Virgilina, Virginia.

North Carolina Route 49 enters North Carolina across Lake Wylie into southwestern Mecklenburg County. Following S Tyron Street to the South End district, NC 49 leads northeast into the city of Charlotte.

Paralleling I-277/U.S. 74-NC 27 (John Belk Freeway), NC 49 dog legs west along W Morehead Street (old NC 27) for 0.25 miles to U.S. 29 at S Mint Street. U.S. 29/NC 49 overlap northeast from I-277 and Bank of America Stadium through the Third and Fourth Wards by Uptown Charlotte 7.93 miles to University City Boulevard. NC 49 branches east from there to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Harrisburg in Cabbarus County.

Passing through southern reaches of the city of Concord, NC 49 continues northeast to U.S. 52 at Richfield and across Tuckertown Reservoir alongside NC 8. NC 49 in Randolph County leads to the city of Asheboro, where it meets U.S. 64 along the Asheboro Bypass and I-73/74-U.S. 220 along an overlap with U.S. 64 Business.

U.S. 64/NC 49 combine east to the town of Ramseur. Beyond there, NC 49 turns northward to U.S. 421 near Liberty and I-40/85 in the city of Burlington. NC 49 combines with NC 54 (Harden Street) east into the city of Graham, where both routes overlap with NC 87 to Downtown. NC 49 separates from NC 54 along E Elm Street to the town of Haw River.

North from Green Level, NC 49 heads to Pleasant Grove near NC 62. The state route turns east to NC 119 at Just Crossroads and then northeast into Orange County. Following a 0.44 mile overlap with NC 86, NC 49 angles northeast to the Person County seat of Roxboro. NC 49 joins U.S. 158 east for 0.82 miles to U.S. 501 (Madison Boulevard) in Roxboro, and then overlaps with U.S. 501 north for 4.51 miles.

Northeast from Roxboro, NC 49 crosses Mayo Reservoir en route to northwest Granville County. NC 49 converges with NC 96 just south of the state line. The two overlap 0.17 miles north into the town of Virgilina, where they become Virginia Routes 49/96. SR 96 leads west to U.S. 501 while SR 49 continues east to U.S. 59 at Clarksville.

North Carolina State Route 49 North

NC 49 (S Tyron Street) intersects Rivergate Parkway between the Rivergate and Steele Creek Crossing retail areas just east of NC 160 (Steele Creek Road).
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Choate Circle arcs east from NC 49 (S Tryon Street) to Carowinds Boulevard by the Carowinds theme park.
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Carowinds Boulevard (SR 1441) arcs 1.45 miles southeast to the South Carolina state line at Carowinds.
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NC 49 meets Westinghouse Boulevard (SR 1128/1410) at a congestion intersection east of Steele Creek.
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NC 49 north at Ayrsley Town Boulevard and Whitehall Park Drive.
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NC 49 enters a parclo interchange with Interstate 485 north from Ayrsley.
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I-485 converges with I-77/U.S. 21 at a four level interchange just southeast of NC 49 (S Tryon Street).
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I-485 north leads to Shopton, Perryhill and Mountain Island Village in west Charlotte.
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NC 49 intersects Yager Creek Drive to the Coffey Creek Apartments across from Whitehall Commons Shopping Center.
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Arrowood Road (SR 1138) leads southeast to I-77 and the Starmount community and west to I-485 at Exit 3.
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NC 49 crosses Sugar Creek north beyond this reassurance marker.
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Tyvola Road crosses NC 49 north from Yorkmount Park to Renaissance Park.
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Nations Ford Road north and Yorkmount Road (SR 1156) east come together at NC 49 (S Tryon Street).
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Charlotte Route 4 (Billy Graham Parkway / Woodlawn Road) meets NC 49 adjacent to I-77/U.S. 21. Route 4 encircles Charlotte four miles out from Uptown.
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Woodlawn Road connects with I-77/U.S. 21 south at a parclo B2 interchange. NC 49 north links with I-77/U.S. 21 north at a parclo A2 interchange.
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I-77/U.S. 21 parallels NC 49 (S Tryon Street) to the west as both progress northeast toward Uptown Charlotte.
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Yancey Road branches east from NC 49 to Old Pineville Road at Scaleybark ahead of this shield assembly.
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Remount Road heads north from South Boulevard (old U.S. 21) to NC 160 at Revolution Park and U.S. 29/74 near Camp Greene.
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The north end of NC 160 at West Boulevard.
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S Tryon Street at Park Avenue in the South End district.
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NC 49 turns onto Morehead Street west ahead of an entrance ramp for I-277/U.S. 74-NC 27 (John Belk Freeway) northbound. A southbound on-ramp joins the Belk Freeway from Hill Street one block west of Tryon Street.
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Morehead Street was formerly part of NC 27 until it was realigned onto I-277 in 2021. NC 49 lines Morehead Street west two blocks to U.S. 29 at S Mint Street.
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Photo Credits:

11/20/21, 03/10/22 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 40
Interstate 73
Interstate 74
Interstate 77
Interstate 485 - Charlotte Beltway
U.S. 29
U.S. 52
U.S. 64
U.S. 70
U.S. 158
U.S. 421
U.S. 501
U.S. 601
Highway 8
Charlotte City Route 4

Page Updated 03-25-2022.

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