NC 581 travels 72.10 miles north from NC 111 south of Goldsboro to U.S. 401 and NC 56 in the Franklin County seat of Louisburg. The state route bypasses Seymour Johnson Air Force Base west to U.S. 13/117 at South Goldsboro.

The state route turns west from NC 581 Connector, which leads directly onto I-795 north at U.S. 70, to Rosewood. NC 581 heads north again to U.S. 70 and U.S. 70 Bypass/Future I-42 to Pinkney and western Wilson County.

NC 581 continues to the towns of Bailey and Spring Hope, where it combines with U.S. 64 Alternate for 0.55 miles along E Nash Street. The northern extent of NC 581 combines with NC 56 west from Mapleville for 4.30 miles.

U.S. 13 U.S. 117 NC Highway 581 North

U.S. 13/117 split with NC 581 in a half mile for an expressway bypass of central Goldsboro.
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U.S. 13/117-NC 581 north at W Elm Street (SR 2052).
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NC 581 extends north 0.49 miles from U.S. 13/117 to NC 581 Connector at W Ash Street.
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U.S. 13/117 shift east and parallel NC 581 and NC 581 Connector north to U.S. 70 and U.S. 70 Business west of Downtown Goldsboro.
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NC 581 north to NC 581 Connector leads directly onto Interstate 795 to Wilson and U.S. 264/Future I-587 west to Raleigh.
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NC Highway 581 North

Confirming marker posted northbound after the separation with U.S. 13/117.
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W Ash Street (SR 2075) leads east from the intersection of NC 581 and NC 581 CTR into Downtown Goldsboro.
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NC 581 turns west onto Ash Street toward Rosewood. NC 581 CTR continues the expressway north to a parclo interchange joining I-795 with U.S. 70.
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NC Highway 581 South

NC 581 overtakes NC 581 Connector, the four lane highway extending south from I-795, from W Ash Street to U.S. 13/117.
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NC 581 combines with the expressway along U.S. 13/117 south at a wye intersection.
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U.S. 13 U.S. 117 NC Highway 581 South

NC 581 overlaps with U.S. 13/117 south for 2.35 miles to Arrington Bridge Road.
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U.S. 13/117-NC 581 cross a North Carolina Railroad line at-grade ahead of this shield assembly.
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Elm Street (SR 2052) connects with U.S. 117 Business (S George Street) 0.63 miles to the east.
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Photo Credits:

12/14/17 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 795
U.S. 13
U.S. 70
U.S. 117

Page Updated 08-04-2020.

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