U.S. 19-129 North & 74 East

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U.S. 19-129 north & 74 east
U.S. 19-129 north & 74 east continue from Murphy, 16 miles to Andrews, 26 miles to Topton and 47 miles to Bryson City. Photo taken 07/09/10.
The Unicoi Mountains appear far to the north as U.S. 19-74-129 wind along the west slope of Will Scott Mountain. Photo taken 07/09/10.
Bulldog Drive connects U.S. 19-74-129 with Murphy High School, big box retail and U.S. 19 Business (Andrews Road) across the Valley River from this traffic light. Photo taken 07/09/10.
U.S. 19-74-129 switches places with the Valley River into northern reaches of the Murphy city limits. Photo taken 07/09/10.
A pair of shopping centers line the east side of U.S. 19-74-129 at Wells Connector Road and the return of the U.S. 19 Business loop. Photo taken 07/09/10.
U.S. 19 Business follows Pleasant Valley Road east from parallel Andrews Road to end at U.S. 19-74-129. Photo taken 07/09/10.
U.S. 19-74-129 exit the city of Murphy and continue 12 miles to Andrews. Photo taken 07/09/10.
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A second and third crossing of the Valley River exists along U.S. 19-129 north & 74 east by Tomotla. Photos taken 07/09/10.
Approaching the northern terminus of North Carolina 141 on U.S. 19-129 north & U.S. 74 eastbound at Marble. North Carolina 141 travels south from Marble six miles to Peachtree and eight miles to U.S. 64 near Brasstown. Photo taken 07/09/10.
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U.S. 19-129 north & U.S. 74 east at North Carolina 141. The state route links the three-way overlap with Hayesville via U.S. 64 eastbound from its south end and Tri County Community College. The unincorporated community of Marble lies to the north via Marble Springs Church Road. Photo taken 09/12/04. Second photo taken 07/09/10.
Reassurance markers for U.S. 19-74-129 posted after Marble and North Carolina 141. U.S. 74 is signed as the Appalachian Highway throughout most of Western North Carolina. Photo taken 07/09/10.
The scene along U.S. 19-74-129 to the north of Brushy Head Mountain. Andrews lies five miles ahead. Photo taken 07/09/10.
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Open farm land appears between U.S. 19-74-129 and the Valley River. Old U.S. 19-74-129 (SR 1428) parallels to the north along Airport Road. Photos taken 07/09/10.
U.S. 19-129 north & U.S. 74 eastbound reach the town of Andrews in eastern Cherokee County. Departing ahead is the U.S. 19 Business loop of Main Street through downtown. Photo taken 07/09/10.
A retail area east of Western Carolina Regional Airport (RHP) represents the western extent of the Andrews town limits. Photo taken 07/09/10.
U.S. 19 Business (Main Street) travels 2.9 miles through Andrews while U.S. 19-74-129 bypasses north of town. The loop also serves Valleytown east of downtown and its connection with SR-1505 (Junaluska Road). SR-1505 stems east from Andrews to the Nantahala Dam and Lake area at Aquone. Photo taken 07/09/10.
The Andrews bypass is served by a rest area along Locust Street south of U.S. 19-74-129 in one mile. Photo taken 07/09/10.
A set of traffic signals govern the intersection of U.S. 19 Business (Main Street) south with U.S. 19-129-74 and Airport Road (SR-1428) to the left. Photo taken 07/09/10.
The Andrews bypass is generally a controlled-access roadway as the four-lane roadway remains close to the Valley River. Photo taken 07/09/10.
The U.S. 19-74-129 rest area resides between the divided highway and Valley River. The facility entrance is off of Locust Street. Photo taken 07/09/10.
Locust Street leads south to the Andrews city center, connecting U.S. 19-74-129 with the Great Smoky Mountain Railway. Beaver Creek Road ties into the signalized intersection from the Snowbird Mountains to the north. Photo taken 07/09/10.
The Andrews bypass opened to traffic in 1979.1 Photo taken 07/09/10.
Rattlesnake Knob rises in the foreground from the Valley River Mountains as U.S. 19-74-129 turn east by Valleytown. Photo taken 07/09/10.
U.S. 19 Business leads east from Valleytown Road to rejoin U.S. 19-74-129 as the four-lane section ends. Photo taken 07/09/10.
Seven miles separate Andrews from Topton and the Macon County line. Photo taken 07/09/10.
U.S. 19-74-129 travels in the shadow of the Snowbird Mountains from Andrews to Rhodo and Topton, mostly along the Valley River. Photo taken 07/09/10.
U.S. 19-74-129 east reach the community of Topton, where U.S. 129 departs for Robbinsville and Maryville, Tennessee. Photo taken 07/09/10.
U.S. 129 north and U.S. 19 north & 74 part ways through Red Marble Gap. U.S. 129 travels ten miles west through Graham County to Robbinsville where the highway joins North Carolina 143 briefly while U.S. 19 & 74 continue northeast into Swain County and Nantahala Gorge. Photo taken 07/09/10.
U.S. 129 continues from the North Carolina state line at Tapoco to Maryville and Knoxville, Tennessee where it ends at Interstate 40. The highway also provides connections with the Cherohala Skyway (North Carolina 143) to the Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest and Fontana Village via North Carolina 28 south. Photo taken 07/09/10.


 

Sources:

  1. NCRoads.com: U.S. 19.


Photo Credits:

    09/12/04 by Carter Buchanan. 07/09/10 by AARoads and Carter Buchanan.

Page Updated 01-29-2013.