U.S. 74 Business follows the pre-freeway alignment of U.S. 74 through the cities of Rockingham and Hamlet across southern Richmond County. The 15-mile route was established in 2000 when the Rockingham freeway bypass for U.S. 74 opened to the south.1


U.S. 74 Business east
U.S. 74 Business leaves U.S. 74 at a trumpet interchange in a rural area west of Pine Grove. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Old Charlotte Highway loops east from U.S. 74 near the Pee Dee River to U.S. 74 Business near Zion Church Road. This shield is posted after the two intersections. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Traveling east between Lassister and Midway Roads in Piney Grove. Midway Road leads southeast to Midway, meeting U.S. 220 at a diamond interchange near its southern terminus. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Continuing east from Midway Road in Piney Grove on U.S. 74 Business. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Silver Grove Church Road crosses U.S. 74 Business and loops south of the highway near this eastbound reassurance shield. Photo taken 12/21/08.
U.S. 74 Business turns southward from Cartledge Creek Road in West Rockingham. An old alignment of U.S. 74 loops nearby. Photo taken 12/21/08.
U.S. 74 Business descends southward into Rockingham, turning east onto Broad Avenue after Maness Avenue. The road loses its grassy median for a center turn lane as drivers are advised to slow for impending curve toward U.S. 220. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Crossing Hitchcock Street, U.S. 74 Business enters the city limits of Rockingham. Photo taken 12/21/08.
Approaching U.S. 220 along Broad Avenue eastbound near Downtown Rockingham. U.S. 220 begins nearby from U.S. 1 and heads north to Waverly, New York. Photo taken 12/21/08.
U.S. 220 joins the Rockingham area with Ellerbe, Asheboro and Greensboro to the north. Southward connections with U.S. 1 lead drivers to I-74/U.S. 74 and Cheraw, South Carolina. Photo taken 05/30/07.
U.S. 1 travels through Downtown Rockingham to the east. U.S. 220 provides a quick connection to U.S. 1 southbound. A northbound route to U.S. 1 is available via Green Street east from U.S. 220, allowing motorists to bypass the city center. Photo taken 05/30/07.
U.S. 74 Business (Broad Avenue) eastbound at U.S. 220. Heading north, U.S. 220 passes under Franklin Street ahead of intersecting Green Street. U.S. 220 combines with Interstates 73 & 74 in 4.4 miles ahead of Ellerbe. Photo taken 05/30/07.
Leading away from U.S. 220, U.S. 74 Business transitions into a commercialized boulevard south of Downtown. Hamlet lies five miles to the east. Photo taken 12/21/08.
U.S. 74 Business west
Westbound U.S. 74 Business reassurance shield and mileage sign posted on Broad Avenue after U.S. 220 outside Downtown Rockingham. Photo taken 05/30/07.

Sources:

  1. NCRoads.com: U.S. 74.


Photo Credits:

05/30/07, 12/21/08 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 73
Interstate 74
U.S. 1
U.S. 74
U.S. 220

Page Updated 09-11-2018.