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. 13/117 shift east and parallel NC 581 and NC 581 Connector north to U.S. 70 and U.S. 70 Business west of Downtown Goldsboro.
NC 581 north to NC 581 Connector leads directly onto Interstate 795 to Wilson and U.S. 264/Future I-587 west to Raleigh.
W Ash Street (SR 2075) leads east from the intersection of NC 581 and NC 581 CTR into Downtown Goldsboro.
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.
NC 581 overtakes NC 581 Connector, the four lane highway extending south from I-795, from W Ash Street to U.S. 13/117.
U.S. 13/117-NC 581 cross a North Carolina Railroad line at-grade ahead of this shield assembly.
12/14/17 by AARoads
Page Updated 08-04-2020.