U.S. 15 enters North Carolina coupled with U.S. 401 into Scotland County. The U.S. 15 & 401 overlap stretches 34 miles overlap from Society Hill, SC to Laurinburg. U.S. 501 join the pair in Laurinburg along an older bypass of Downtown. North from the city, U.S. 401 branches more easterly toward Raeford and Fayetteville while U.S. 501 remains along side U.S. 15 north to Southern Pines.
Beyond a short overlap with U.S. 1, U.S. 15 & 501 maintain their shared alignment north toward Carthage before swinging eastward back to U.S. 1 in Lee County. U.S. 1-15-501 again overlap into the city of Sanford, with Downtown served by a Business loop for U.S. 1. U.S. 15 & 501 split with U.S. 1 for good along side N.C. 87, from north Sanford to Pittsboro.
North from U.S. 64, U.S. 15 & 501 expand into a four-lane highway from the outskirts of Pittsboro into Chapel Hill and the city of Durham. Once in the Bull City, U.S. 15 & 501 shift to a freeway bypass north to Interstate 85 & U.S. 70. I-85 carries all three routes east three miles to Duke Street, where U.S. 501 parts ways with U.S. 15 for Roxboro. U.S. 70 follows suit in another two miles for Raleigh while U.S. 15 remains paired with I-85 northeast to Granville County outside Butner. U.S. 15 intertwines with Interstate 85 northward to Creedmoor and Oxford before leaving the state to Clarksville, Virginia.
U.S. 15 North Carolina Guides
|NC 751 enters the city of Durham from the south via Hope Valley Road. It moves onto Academy Road near U.S. 15-501 Business, then changes into Cameron Boulevard by Duke University. This shield assembly precedes the U.S. 15-501 freeway along northbound NC 751 (Cameron Boulevard). Photo taken 06/05/05.|
|A right turn from northbound NC 751 (Cameron Boulevard) connects to U.S. 15-501 north. The next four exits on northbound U.S. 15-501 are Morreene Road, NC 147 (Durham Freeway), U.S. 70 Business (Hillsborough Road) and I-85/U.S. 70. Photo taken 06/05/05.|
|The second traffic signal in this diamond interchange is the connection from northbound NC 751 to U.S. 15-501 south to Chapel Hill and Orange County. Photo taken 06/05/05.|
06/05/05 by AARoads
Page Updated 05-30-2014.