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Photo: NC 98 ending at US 64-A and NC 231 (Jimmy Storey)
NC 98
N.C. 98  50 miles
The Road: Begins at US 15 Bus/US 70 Bus/US 501 Bus Durham (Durham County) and ends at US 64-A/NC 231 near Gold Valley Crossroads (Nash County)
Towns and Attractions: Durham Co: Durham
Wake Co: Falls Lake, Wake Forest
Franklin Co: Bunn
Nash Co: None
History: NC 98 was born about 1934 as a renumbering of part of NC 581, running from NC 91 (now SR 2053 Jones Dairy Rd) Wake Forest east through Bunn to US 64 (now Dadysville Rd).
In 1940, NC 98 west was truncated to a relocated NC 91 (now NC 96). West to Wake Forest became part of NC 91.
In 1941, NC 98 west was extended as new primary routing to US 1 (now US 1-A) Youngsville.
In 1952, NC 98 was rerouted to head west through Wake Forest and ending in Durham, replacing NC 264. The small piece northwest to Youngsville became part of NC 96.

1935 Gousha
NC 581 running to Wake Forest
1936 Official
NC 98 replacing NC 581
1941-42 Official
NC 98 sent to Youngsville
1953 Official
NC 98 sent to Durham

In 1975, NC 98 was extended east to its current end replacing a bit of US 64.
Also in 1975, NC 98 was rerouted in Durham. Up to then, NC 98 used Wake Forest Rd, Miami Blvd and Geer St to end at US 15-501 Roxboro St. Now, NC 98 was sent with US 70 Bus on Holloway St to end where it met US 15-501 Business. The old wat has been secondary ever since.

1958 Official
NC 98 original Durham end
1975-76 Official
NC 98 sent to inner Durham

In Sept 1978 (NCDOT), NC 98 was extended east replacing US 64 through Spring Hope and ending at the west end of the US 64 Nashville bypass.
In Nov 1978 (NCDOT), NC 98 east was truncated back to NC 231, replaced by US 64-A.

1978 NCDOT document
NC 98 extended to Nashville

About 1980 (bridge dates), NC 98 was rebuilt to avoid parts of the new Falls Lake. This left behind Old Keith Rd and "Old NC 98".
About 2005, NC 98 was placed on a new bypass south of Wake Forest, then a duplex with US 1 back to original NC 98. The old route through town is NC 98 Business.

1968 Wake County
NC 98 through Wake Forest, no Falls Lake
2007 Official
NC 98 bypasses Wake Forest and Falls Lake

The first NC 98 was born in 1930 as new primary routing from NC 91 (now US 264A) near Wilson southeast to NC 102 (now US 13) near Snow Hill.
In late 1931, NC 98 became part of NC 58. Today it is still part of NC 58 except it used Main St/Commercial Ave through Stantonsburg and in Greene County NC 98 used the Old Stanburg Rd and Nooherooka Rd loops.

1931 Official
NC 98 Wilson to Snow Hill
1932 Texaco
NC 58 Wilson to Snow Hill

Comment: NC 98 is a decent route to use from Durham to areas on US 64 well east of Raleigh.

Last Update: 11 December 2013

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