U.S. 52

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Orientated from south to north in the Tar Heel State overall, U.S. 52 travels through central North Carolina. U.S. 52 enters the state north from Cheraw, South Carolina. North through Wadesboro, Albemarle and Salisbury, U.S. 52 constitutes a two to four lane highway. U.S. 52 combines with Interstate 85 northeast for 12.57 miles between Exit 76 south of Spencer and Exit 87 south of Lexington.

U.S. 52 joins Lexington and Winston-Salem along side Interstate 285. Northwest from Winston-Salem, U.S. 52 is part of Future I-74 to Pilot Mountain and Mount Airy. The northernmost 10.18 miles in North Carolina travels at-grade around Mt. Airy to the Virginia state line south of Cana.

U.S. 52 North Carolina Guides

U.S. 52 South
A reassurance marker for U.S. 52 Bypass lines the southbound on-ramp from NC 89 (Pine Street) at Mount Airy. U.S. 52 follows an older at-grade bypass route of Mt. Airy through the western and southern reaches of the city. Photo taken 07/09/10.
A freeway-style mileage sign lists the distances to Winston-Salem (36 miles) and Lexington (57 miles). U.S. 52 exists as a full freeway from south of Bannertown to Interstate 85 at Lexington. Photo taken 07/09/10.
Snowhill Drive stems east from South Franklin Road to become Worth Street east of U.S. 52 Bypass (Andy Griffith Parkway) to S Main Street (U.S. 52 Business/NC 89) in Mt. Airy. Photo taken 07/09/10.
U.S. 52 Bypass leaves Worth Street and approaches the northern terminus of U.S. 601 and Rockford Street. Photo taken 07/09/10.
U.S. 601 leads south from Mt. Airy 22 miles to Yadkinville and 40 miles to Mocksville. The route bypasses its former alignment through White Plains to meet Interstate 74 instead at a diamond interchange. Photo taken 07/09/10.
Rockford Street north of U.S. 52 Bypass was U.S. 601 to Main Street (former U.S. 52) historically. U.S. 601 travels 319 miles overall south to U.S. 321 near Tarboro in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Photo taken 07/09/10.
U.S. 52 scenes
Hickory Tree Road (SR 1508) branches northwest from Old U.S. 52 (SR 2923) at Midway to connect with I-285/U.S. 52-NC 8. Photo taken 12/15/16.
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A parclo interchange joins Hickory Tree Road (SR 1508) with I-285/U.S. 52-NC 8. Photos taken 12/15/16.



Photo Credits:

07/09/10, 12/15/16 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 74
Interstate 77
Interstate 85
U.S. 29
U.S. 70

Page Updated 07-10-2020.