U.S. 74 & 76 West - Leland to Chadbourn

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U.S. 17 North Carolina Route 133 South U.S. 74 U.S. 76 West
U.S. 17-74-76 & NC 133 combine ahead of Alligator Creek on Eagle Island. The Causeway Bridge Project underway between January 2014 and November 2016 included replacement of the bridges across Alligator Creek. Photo taken 06/01/05.
NC 133 separates from U.S. 17-74-76 just across the Brunswick River and resumes a southerly course. Paralleling the west bank of the Cape Fear River, the state route travels to Clarendon, Pinelevel and NC 87 by Sunny Point Military Ocean terminal. NC 87 and 133 combine toward Southport. Photo taken 06/01/05.
NC 133 bypasses Southport along Long Beach Road, linking NC 87 with NC 210 west before continuing south onto Oak Island. Oak Island features several beaches, including Caswell Beach on the eastern tip (near the Oak Island Lighthouse), Yaupon Beach near the center of the island, and Long Beach. Photo taken 06/01/05.
Orton Plantation is located along NC 133 (River Road) about midway between U.S. 17 and Oak Island. The plantation is the former home of Roger Moore, who arrived in 1725. The plantation has a storied past, having been located one mile from the town of Brunswick and used as a hospital for a period of time during post-Civil War Reconstruction. Photo taken 06/01/05.
Village Road (SR 1472) joins U.S. 17-74-76 at the exchange with NC 133 from Belville, Navassa and Leland to the northwest. Photo taken 06/01/05.
The Brunswick River bridge was replaced by mid-November 2016 with an eight land span. Photo taken 06/01/05.
The diamond interchange with River Road (NC 133) south and Village Road (SR 1472) west was reconfigured into a DDI. The new ramp system debuted to motorists on April 15, 2016. Photo taken 06/01/05.
U.S. 17 South U.S. 74 U.S. 76 West
U.S. 17-74-76 divide a half mile west of the DDI with N.C. 133. U.S. 17 branches southwest, continuing mostly along an expressway to the Grand Strand in South Carolina. Photo taken 06/01/05.
Traffic partitions at the forthcoming trumpet interchange with two lanes for both U.S. 17 south to Shalotte and two lanes for U.S. 74/76 west to Whiteville. Photo taken 06/01/05.
U.S. 17 south serves coastal areas of Brunswick County, with connections to area beaches via NC 87 south to Oak Island, NC 211 south to Holden Beach and both NC 179 and NC 904 south to Ocean Isle Beach. Photo taken 06/01/05.
Westbound at the split of U.S. 74-76 from U.S. 17. U.S. 74 & 76 overlap west to Chadborn. Beyond there, U.S. 76 continues west toward Marion and Florence in South Carolina, while U.S. 74 turns northwest along the I-74 Corridor to Lumberton, Laurinburg and Rockingham. Photo taken 06/01/05.
U.S. 74 U.S. 76 West
U.S. 74-76 continue northwest along a freeway from U.S. 17 to a diamond interchange with Lanvale Road south and Mt. Misery Road north. Photo taken 06/01/05.
Westbound U.S. 74-76 reaches the off-ramp to Mt. Misery Road (SR 1472) in LeLand. The freeway transitions into an at-grade highway ahead and meets I-140 in 1.25 miles. Photo taken 06/01/05.


Photo Credits:

06/01/05 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 140
U.S. 17

Page Updated 01-24-2013.