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 East
U.S. 74 Business leaves U.S. 74 at a trumpet interchange in a rural area west of Pine Grove. 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. 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. 12/21/08
Continuing east from Midway Road in Piney Grove on U.S. 74 Business. 12/21/08
Silver Grove Church Road crosses U.S. 74 Business and loops south of the highway near this eastbound reassurance shield. 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. 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. 12/21/08
Crossing Hitchcock Street, U.S. 74 Business enters the city limits of Rockingham. 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. 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. 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. 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 I-73/74 in 4.4 miles ahead of Ellerbe. 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. 12/21/08
U.S. 74 West
Westbound U.S. 74 Business reassurance shield and mileage sign posted on Broad Avenue after U.S. 220 outside Downtown Rockingham. 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.

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