U.S. 601 parallels the Interstate 77 corridor from Monroe northward to its terminus at Mount Airy. The route generally stays in rural areas, with exceptions including the overlap with Interstate 85 through Concord and Salisbury and the stretch through Monroe.


U.S. 601 north
U.S. 601 concludes at the intersection with U.S. 52 Bypass (Andy Griffith Parkway) in the city of Mount Airy. U.S. 52 Bypass encircles the western and southern sides of Mount Airy between Boones Hill and Toast. Photo taken 07/09/10.
Rockford Street continues beyond the end of U.S. 601 across Lovills Creek to downtown Mount Airy. This stretch of roadway was a part of U.S. 601 to U.S. 52 Business. Photo taken 07/09/10.
U.S. 601 south
U.S. 601 (Rockford Street) leads south from U.S. 52 (Andy Griffith Parkway) along a heavily developed commercial stretch lined with fast food eateries, big box retail and lodging. Several traffic lights line the route, starting with Stewart Drive east and Forest Drive west. Photo taken 07/09/10.
The first southbound shield for U.S. 601 follows the intersection with Forest and Stewart Drive. Photo taken 07/09/10.
Edgewood Drive arcs east from U.S. 601 (Rockford Street) at the next traffic light to Park Drive. Photo taken 07/09/10.
U.S. 601 leaves the commercial frontage and becomes a rural four-lane divided highway as it veers westward from its original alignment through White Plains. This scene shows the approach to the crossing of Stewarts Creek. Photo taken 07/09/10.
A 17-mile stretch of Interstate 74 bypasses Mount Airy to the south. U.S. 601 meets the freeway at a diamond interchange. Photo taken 07/09/10.
Interstate 74 was designated in Surry County in April 2001. The route merges with Interstate 77 north, six miles to the west for a brief overlap to the Virginia state line. Eastward I-74 ends at the merge with U.S. 52, with U.S. 52 doubling as the Future I-74 corridor southeast to Winston-Salem. Photo taken 07/09/10.
U.S. 601 reaches the westbound on-ramp to Interstate 74 for interests south via I-77 to Statesville and north to Wytheville, Virginia. Photo taken 07/09/10.



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07/09/10 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 40
Interstate 74
Interstate 85
U.S. 29
U.S. 52
U.S. 64
U.S. 70
U.S. 74
U.S. 421

Page Updated 01-30-2013.