U.S. 29 North - Rockingham & Caswell Counties

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The first mile of U.S. 29 in Rockingham County features service roads and an at-grade intersection with Benaja Road west. Interests to the city of Eden in northern parts of the county are directed northward to Exit 153 (U.S. 158) around Reidsville. "TO NC 14" was greened out with "Exit 153" by 2008. Photo taken 05/30/05.
0.75 miles south of the trumpet interchange with U.S. 29 Business for Reidsville on U.S. 29 north. An at-grade intersection ahead provides access to McWalker and Cornelius Roads, the respective frontage road system of the expressway. Photo taken 12/21/08.
North of the frontage road connectors, U.S. 29 transitions into a full freeway. A handful of residences line the adjacent service roads that otherwise do not connect with any other road. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Northbound at the partition with U.S. 29 Business on U.S. 29. U.S. 29 Business travels 19.3 miles through Reidsville, representing the pre-1970s alignment of U.S. 29. The route also represents a former U.S. 29 Bypass alignment, as it bypassed an even older U.S. 29 segment of the route through downtown on Scales Street.1 Photo taken 05/30/05.
Rockingham County's Future Interstate 785 Corridor sign resides within the trumpet interchange of U.S. 29 Business. Photo taken 12/21/08.
U.S. 29 northbound gains the Bypass designation on the freeway east of Reidsville. This four-lane freeway opened in the early 1970s.1 Photo taken 05/30/05.
Mileage sign for Danville and Lynchburg, Virginia posted on the Reidsville bypass. U.S. 29 generally follows a four-lane corridor throughout central Virginia. Photo taken 05/30/05.
Three interchanges serve the city of Reidsville over the next six miles of U.S. 29 north. Photo taken 12/21/08.
North Carolina 87 (Freeway Drive) constitutes a four-lane bypass leading west from Barnes Street to U.S. 29 Business south of Reidsville. The connection provides the most direct route to U.S. 158 leading west from town. Photo taken 12/21/08.
A diamond interchange joins U.S. 29 Bypass with North Carolina 87 (Freeway Drive) at Exit 149. North Carolina 87 shifted from an in-city routing through Reidsville to Freeway Drive in 2000.2 The state highway connects Reidsville with Williamsburg and Burlington to the south and the county seat of Wentworth and Rockingham Community College to the north. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Barnes Street (former North Carolina 87) interchanges with U.S. 29 north at Exit 150. The diamond interchange serves industrial parks on both sides of the freeway and interests to downtown Reidsville. Photo taken 12/21/08.
U.S. 29 northbound at the Barnes Street off-ramp. North Carolina 87 followed Barnes Street north to Harrison Street; Harrison Street also carried North Carolina 65 to Main Street (former U.S. 158) at one point. Photo taken 05/30/05.
Bypass U.S. 29 north shield assembly posted between Barnes Street and the Drum Road overpass. Photo taken 12/21/08.
U.S. 158 & North Carolina 14 cross U.S. 29 Bypass on the northeast side of Reidsville in a generally rural area. The two share 2.4 miles between U.S. 29 Business and North Carolina 14's eastern terminus at Exit 153. Photo taken 12/21/08.
U.S. 158 continues east seven miles to Casville and 18 miles to the Caswell County seat of Yanceville. West of the split with North Carolina 14, U.S. 158 follows U.S. 29 Business around Reidsville, meeting North Carolina 65 & 87 east of Wentworth. North Carolina 14 meanwhile constitutes a four-lane highway on the eight-mile drive between U.S. 29 Business & 158 to the end of U.S. 311 at Eden. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Leaving the Reidsville area on U.S. 29 Bypass north. Much of the four-lane freeway is forested to Ruffin. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Northbound scene of U.S. 29 Bypass void of any cars or trucks. How often does that happen today? Photo taken 12/21/08.
Narrow Gauge Road meanders northeast from U.S. 29 Business outside Reidsville to meet U.S. 29 Bypass at a parclo interchange. Photo taken 05/30/05.
East of U.S. 29 Bypass, Narrow Gauge Road ventures 2.4 miles to U.S. 158 at Lawsonville. Photo taken 12/21/08.
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Continuing north toward Ruffin on U.S. 29 Bypass. Photo taken 05/30/05. Second photo taken 12/21/08.
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U.S. 29 Business swaps sides with U.S. 29 Bypass between Stacey and the Ruffin. Photo taken 05/30/05. Second photo taken 12/21/08.
A folded diamond interchange facilitates movements between U.S. 29 and U.S. 29 Business north of the Norfolk Southern Railroad line. U.S. 29 Business loops 2.6 miles through the village. Photo taken 12/21/08.
U.S. 29 Bypass passes under Estes an Worsham Mill Road on the outskirts of Ruffin. The freeway next meets Mayfield Road, which carries U.S. 29 Business south into Ruffin. Photo taken 05/30/05.
U.S. 29 Business and Bypass come together at the Mayfield Road diamond interchange. Old U.S. 29 however continues along the Norfolk Southern Railroad line to Pelham and Danville, Virginia. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Northbound at the Mayfield Road off-ramp for U.S. 29 Business south. Mayfield Road continues out from Ruffin 4.4 miles to North Carolina 700 at Mayfield. Photo taken 12/21/08.
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The final northbound U.S. 29 Bypass shield was replaced with an end shield ahead of the Mayfield Road overpass between 2005 and 2008. U.S. 29 continues solo to Danville, Virginia. Photo taken 05/30/05. Second photo taken 12/21/08.
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Entering Caswell County, where U.S. 29 spends its final 6.1 miles of North Carolina. Note that this county line sign was replaced by 2008. Photo taken 12/21/08. Second photo taken 05/30/05.
A service road passes over U.S. 29 from Chandler Mill Road at the first Caswell County reassurance marker. Photo taken 12/21/08.
The first of two countywide interchanges joins U.S. 29 north with law Road near the settlement of Blackwell. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Drivers curve onto a straight away leading into the Law Road diamond interchange. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Law Road spurs west into a forested area from U.S. 29 and intersects Old U.S. 29 at Blackwell to the east. Leading south from Blackwell, Law Road meanders to Park Springs Road. Photo taken 12/21/08.
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Looking at the next northbound U.S. 29 shield posted near Blackwell. Photo taken 05/30/05. Second photo taken 12/21/08.
North Carolina 700 begins at the following diamond interchange near Pelham. The state highway totals 18.9 miles west to Mayfield and the city of Eden. Photo taken 12/21/08.
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The North Carolina Welcome Center for U.S. 29 southbound motorists lies along North Carolina 700 just west of the freeway. Northbound motorists may access the facility which doubles as a rest area. Photos taken 12/21/08.
Motorists depart U.S. 29 northbound for North Carolina 700 west to Eden and Shady Grove Road east to Old U.S. 29 at Pelham. Old U.S. 29 continues east of the freeway into south Danville. Photo taken 12/21/08.
A new sign bridge was added between 2005 and 2008 for U.S. 29 Business into Danville and U.S. 58 (Danville Expressway) within the North Carolina 700 interchange. Note that the U.S. 29 north & 58 east panel was retained from the original bridge-mounted assembly. Photo taken 12/21/08.
U.S. 29 bypasses the independent city of Danville along a 16-mile portion of the Danville Expressway. The Danville Expressway also carries U.S. 58 14 miles between the split with Martinsville Highway (U.S. 58 Business) and U.S. 360 (Boston Road) east of downtown. Photo taken 05/30/05.
U.S. 29 Business follows the older U.S. 29 through western reaches of Danville. U.S. 58 joins Danville with Martinsville 26 miles to the west. Eight interchanges along U.S. 29 north otherwise serve the city of Danville. Photo taken 12/21/08.
A directional cloverleaf interchange facilitates the movements between U.S. 29 north and the Danville Expressway (U.S. 58). U.S. 29 Business follows West Main Street through southwest Danville. U.S. 29 north & 58 east merge for a 7.4-mile overlap. Danville Expressway opened in 1998 as the new alignment for U.S. 29 around the city. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Motorists bound for U.S. 58 west to Martinsville must initially use U.S. 29 Business north for the loop ramp onto the westbound Danville Expressway. U.S. 58 represents Virginia's longest route, stretching from the Tennessee state line near Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean in Virginia Beach. Photo taken 05/30/05.
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Half of the interchange between U.S. 29, U.S. 58, and U.S. 29 Business lies within North Carolina. The welcome sign accompanies a city limits sign for Danville on the northbound connector ramp to Danville Expressway east. Photo taken 05/30/05. Second photo taken 12/21/08.


 

Sources:

  1. NCRoads.com Annex: U.S. 29.
  2. NCRoads.com: N.C. 87.


Photo Credits:

05/30/05, 12/21/08 by AARoads

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U.S. 158

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