U.S. 29 parallels the I-85 corridor from the South Carolina state line through Charlotte, Concord and Salisbury. The two commingle across the Yadkin River to Lexington. Northeast from Lexington to Thomasville and High Point, U.S. 29 overlaps with Business Loop I-85 and U.S. 70. The 1950s expressway was originally designated as Temporary I-85.
U.S. 29 rejoins Interstate 85 briefly northeast from High Point to the Greensboro Urban Loop (I-73). U.S. 29 and Business Loop I-85 extends northeast into Greensboro, joining I-40 south of Downtown. U.S. 220 combines with U.S. 29 along I-40 to O'Henry Boulevard, an older freeway leading north to North Carolina A&T State University east of Downtown.
Traveling northeast from Greensboro to Danville, Virginia, U.S. 29 is part of Future I-785. The majority of the route is already a freeway, but not built to Interstate standards. This includes bypasses of Reidsville and Ruffin.
U.S. 29 North Carolina Guides
|U.S. 29 north at Pine Ridge Road (SR 1232) east and E Thom Street (SR 1232) west in the city of China Grove. Photo taken 12/15/16.|
|U.S. 29 advances north to NC 152 (E Church Street) south of Downtown China Grove. Photo taken 12/15/16.|
|NC 152 arcs northwest along Church Street from U.S. 29 at Lentz Road (SR 1337). Photo taken 12/15/16.|
|West from China Grove, NC 152 heads to Mooresville. Photo taken 12/15/16.|
|NC 152 east overlaps with U.S. 29 north for 0.58 miles. Photo taken 12/15/16.|
|NC 152 branches east from U.S. 29 to an adjacent dumbbell interchange with I-85/U.S. 601. The forthcoming split was rebuilt during construction from Fall 2016 to Summer 2020. Photo taken 12/15/16.|
|Beyond I-85/U.S. 601, NC 152 continues 8.89 miles to U.S. 52 (Main Street) in Rockwell. Photo taken 12/15/16.|
|The US 29/601 Connector directly linking U.S. 29/NC 152 with I-85/U.S. 601 northbound was removed during the 2016-20 widening of Interstate 85. Photo taken 12/15/16.|
|U.S. 29 north and NC 152 previously separated at a cloverleaf interchange with SR 2664 (US 29/601 Connector) north to I-85. Photo taken 12/15/16.|
|The 1950s overpass and ramp system taking U.S. 29 northward were replaced by Summer 2020. U.S. 29 curves northward onto Main Street, paralleling I-85/U.S. 601 into Salisbury. Photo taken 12/15/16.|
|Since removed, the 1950s expressway for U.S. 29 on SR 2664 combined with Interstate 85 northbound via a wye interchange. Photo taken 12/15/16.|
|U.S. 29 (Concord Parkway) south at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Bruton Smith Boulevard (SR 2894) north to Interstate 85. Photo taken 08/18/19.|
|Reassurance marker posted between Bruton Smith Boulevard and Sandusky Boulevard by Charlotte Motor Speedway. Photo taken 08/18/19.|
|Continuing west into the city of Charlotte, U.S. 29 follows N Tryon Street to Interstate 485. Photo taken 08/18/19.|
|The outer loop of I-485 links U.S. 29 with parallel Interstate 85 to the north. Photo taken 08/18/19.|
|A loop ramp joins U.S. 29 (N Tryon Street) with I-485 inner loop / south to Mint Hill, Matthews and Pineville. Photo taken 08/18/19.|
|The merge of U.S. 29/70 Business onto U.S. 29/70 at the city of Lexington. The two routes follow Main Street through Downtown as the mainline bypasses the city alongside Business Loop I-85 on a freeway to the west. Photo taken 12/08/99.|
|NC 274 (Bessemer City Road) south at U.S. 29/74 in the city of Gastonia. The three highways overlap 2.1 miles east through the downtown area between Garrison Boulevard and Broad Street. Photo taken 10/10/01.|
12/08/99, 10/10/01 by AARoads
Page Updated 08-06-2020.