U.S. 17 North - New Hanover County

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U.S. 17 north
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The Cape Fear Memorial Bridge opened to traffic on October 1, 1969. The central section lifts between the two towers, providing more vertical clearance for larger passing ships. Photos taken 11/11/06.
A steel deck supports traffic across the movable portion of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. The metal grating can be slippery during rainy weather. Photo taken 11/11/06.
The U.S. 421 truck route lowers from the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge onto Front Street south toward the State Port. The port at Wilmington is one of two in North Carolina, with other located in Morehead City near the eastern end of U.S. 70. The truck route links with Burnett Boulevard south to Shipyard Boulevard (U.S. 117). Photo taken 11/11/06.
A loop ramp follows from U.S. 17-76-421 east for Front Street north along the Cape Fear River waterfront in Downtown Wilmington. U.S. 421 splits with U.S. 17-76 at the ensuing intersection. Photo taken 11/11/06.
U.S. 17-76 shift onto Dawson Street east at their separation with U.S. 17 Business north and U.S. 421 south at 3rd Street. U.S. 421 continues south to Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Fort Fisher. Photo taken 11/11/06.
U.S. 17 Business leads nine blocks north from U.S. 17-76 (Dawson Street) to Market Street in Downtown Wilmington. U.S. 17-76 follow the one-way couplet of Dawson and Wooster Streets 15 blocks east to Oleander Drive. Photo taken 11/11/06.
U.S. 17 (Market Street) enters a trumpet interchange with the east end of Interstate 140 at Kirkland. I-140 leads west 5.08 miles to Interstate 40. Photo taken 12/31/17.
Continuing beyond Interstate 140, U.S. 17 next intersects Market Street, a south side frontage road, to Futch Creek Road at a J-turn. Photo taken 12/31/17.
Futch Creek Road stems southeast from Market Street and U.S. 17 to an array of subdivisions along Porters Neck. Photo taken 12/31/17.
A U-turn connects with U.S. 17 southbound for Stephens Church Road, the north side frontage road. Creekwood Road spurs east toward Futch Creek frmo the following right turn. Photo taken 12/31/17.
Topsail Beach lies at the south end of Topsail Island, 24 miles from the U.S. 17 entrance into Pender County. NC 210 connects the four-lane highway with the barrier island in 13 miles. Photo taken 12/31/17.
U.S. 17 travels 14.15 miles through eastern Pender County, next passing through Hampstead. Photo taken 12/31/17.
J-turns connect U.S. 17 with Scotts Hill Loop Road east and Sidbury Road west from the ensuing traffic light northbound. Photo taken 12/31/17.



Photo Credits:

    11/11/06 by AARoads and Justin Cozart. 12/31/17 by AARoads.

Connect with:
Interstate 140
U.S. 76
U.S. 117

Page Updated 09-11-2018.