North Carolina Highway 86 forms a multi state route with Virginia Route 86 north from Chapel Hill to the state line at Danville. NC 86 originates at the interchange joining U.S. 15/501 and NC 54 along the Chapel Hill bypass south of the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. NC 86 partitions along Columbia Street northbound and a combination of Cameron Avenue west and Pittsboro Street south through the city center of Chapel Hill. The route parallels I-40 northward to Hillsborough.

North from U.S. 70 and NC 57 at Hillsborough, NC 86 constitutes a rural highway to Prospect Hill, Hightowers and U.S. 158 east of Yanceyville. NC 86 combines with U.S. 158 for 5.3 miles through Yanceyville before bee lining northward to Danville, Virginia.

North Carolina Highway 86 South
NC 86 dog legs west along Cameron Street from Columbia Street to Pittsboro Street southbound at UNC Chapel Hill. 06/01/05

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06/01/05 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 40
U.S. 15
U.S. 70
U.S. 158
U.S. 501

Page Updated 09-23-2019.

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