U.S. 17 Business - Chocowinity / Washington

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U.S. 17 Business in Beaufort County connects the town of Chocowinity and the city of Washington across the Pamlico River. The 6.04 mile long loop arcs west from a freeway along U.S. 17 into the Chocowinity business district. Passing below U.S. 17 with no access, U.S. 17 Business plies across wetland areas northward to a swing bridge spanning the Pamlico River.

Within Washington, U.S. 17 Business passes just west of Downtown along Bridge Street. North from U.S. 264/NC 92 (5th Street), U.S. 17 Business widens along a five lane commercial boulevard on Carolina Avenue. U.S. 17 Business returns to U.S. 17 north just beyond the city line.

U.S. 17 Business was established in 2010 along old U.S. 17 when the freeway bypass of Chocowinity and Washington was completed. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) approved the designation on May 10, 2010.


U.S. 17 Business (Bridge Street) south of U.S. 264 and the west end of NC 92 (5th Street).
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Bridge Street south at Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive (4th Street).
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The south end of NC 32 is at U.S. 17 Business (Bridge Street) and W 3rd Street outside Downtown Washington.
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NC 32 is a multi state route north to Plymouth, Edenton and Suffolk, Virginia.
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W 2nd Street flows out of Downtown Washington to Bridge Street at the succeeding traffic light southbound.
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Main Street parallels the Pamlico River east into Downtown and west top Hackney Avenue.
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U.S. 17 Business crosses the Pamlico River on a swing bridge originally built in 1928 and rehabilitated in 1966.1
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The four lane span across the Pamlico River is 1,253 feet in length.1
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The swing bridge is only 9.8 feet above the Pamlico River.1
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Whichards Beach Road (SR 1166) west and Sand Hole Road (SR 1165) east meet U.S. 17 Business at a staggered intersection.
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U.S. 17 spans U.S. 17 Business along a 15,275 foot long bridge extending north across the Tar River into Washington.2
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Bragaw Lane provides a cutoff south from U.S. 17 Business to NC 33 at the exchange with U.S. 17.
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Patrick Lane (SR 1143) stems west from U.S. 17 Business to Mill Road.
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NC 33 travels west from Chocowinity to Greenville and east to Aurora along South Creek.
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Continuing south from NC 33, U.S. 17 Business crosses Maple Branch.
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U.S. 17 Business at Chocowinity concludes at an unmarked intersection with U.S. 17 across from Price Road (SR 1149).
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Sources:
  1. US17 BUS. over PAMLICO RIVER, Beaufort County, North Carolina. BridgeReports.com.
  2. US17 over US17 BUS. TAR RIVER, Beaufort County, North Carolina. BridgeReports.com.


Photo Credits:

12/30/17 by AARoads

Connect with:
U.S. 17
U.S. 264

Page Updated 08-03-2020.

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