U.S. 501 begins in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. U.S. 15/501 combine in Laurinburg and commingle for two thirds of their course in North Carolina north to Durham. The two routes upgrade to a four lane, divided highway north from U.S. 64 along the Pittsboro bypass to Chapel Hill. Through Chapel Hill, U.S. 15/501 (Fordham Boulevard) bypass the city center and the University of North Carolina along an arterial bypass. The old alignment enters Downtown along NC 86 and E Franklin Street.
Beyond Durham, U.S. 15 generally follows I-85 northeast to Oxford, then turns north toward Virginia. U.S. 501 traces a route north to Roxboro and South Boston, Virginia, before turning northwest toward Lynchburg and Buena Vista, where it ends.
U.S. 501 North Carolina Guides
Page Updated 06-08-2010.