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Photo: US 17 Business in Elizabeth City also has a truck route which follows US 158 (Adam Prince)
US 17
U.S. 17 Business  13 active segments
The Roads:

US 17 Business #1: Born in 1960 as a renumbering of US 17-A through Elizabeth City. It has not changed its routing along Eringhaus and Road Sts.
The northern half is duplexed with US 158. When the current US 17 Bypass was built well west of town, US 17 Business was not extended in either direction. Instead a US 17 with no banner was assigned.
US 17 Business west of town was original NC 342 while north of town it was part of NC 34.

1953 Perquirmans County
US 17-A into Elizabeth City
1962 Pasquotank County
US 17 Business replaces 17A.

US 17 Business #2: Born in 1960 as a renumbering of US 17-A in Williamston, running on Washington St and Main St.
In Oct 1969 (NCDOT), US 17 Bus-NC 125 was put on one-way splits south of Main St. Southbound was an upgrade to SR 1436.
In Sept 2003 (NCDOT), US 17 Business was extended south replacing some of mainline US 17 which was moved onto the new US 13-64 freeway.
NC 125 is duplexed on US 17 Business from US 64-A into downtown and has been since the beginning.
US 17 Business was the original NC 30.

1957 Martin County
US 17-A through Williamston
1962 Martin County
US 17-A becomes US 17 Bus
2008 Martin County
US 17 Bus splits up
2004 Official
US 17 Bus extended south


US 17 Business #4: Born in 1961 as a renumbering of mainline US 17 in Vanceboro, running on Main St.
NC 43 is now duplexed on the southern half of US 17 Business
US 17 Business was the original NC 30.

1960 Official
US 17 through Vanceboro
1961 Official
US 17 bypasses Vanceboro


US 17 Business #5: Born in 1966 as a renumbering of mainline US 17 in Hertford, running on Dobb St. and Church St.
NC 37 is now duplexed on the northern half of US 17 Business, but in the beginning was on the southern half.
The southern half of US 17 Business was the original NC 342.

1949 Perquirmans County
US 17 avoids Winfall
1968 Perquirmans County
US 17 bypasses Hertford


US 17 Business #6: Born in Aug 1971 (NCDOT) as rejuvenated primary routing in Wilmington. Ran on 3rd St north of Wooster/Dawson, then east on Market to 16th/17th. Up until 1969, 3rd St was mainline US 421 and Market St was mainline US 17-74-76.
In July 2006 (NCDOT), US 17 Business was extended in both directions: west across the Cape Fear River bridge to meet with the relocated US 17-74 by the Battleship Memorial; northeast replacing mainline US 17 on Market St out to the Pender County line area.
US 17 Business is parts of original NC 60 and NC 30.
This is the longest of the US 17 Business segments at 13 miles.

1971 Official
US 17 rerouted to new bridge
1972-73 Official
US 17 Business appears

2007 Official
US 17 Business extended both directions


US 17 Business #7: Born in Aug 1977 (NCDOT) as a renumbering of mainline US 17 in Edenton. Ran on W. Queen St, Broad St and E. Church St.
NC 32 has a brief duplex with US 17 Business.
In Dec 1996 (NCDOT), US 17 Business was rerouted to use NC 32 from the bypass to downtown. West Queen St became SR 1204.
In April 1998 (oer May 2012 NCDOT document), US 17 Business was restored to W. Queen St.
US 17 Business is part of original NC 342.

1975-76 Official
US 17 through Edenton
1975-76 Official
1978-79 Official
US 17 Business through Edenton
1978-79 Official
1997 Official
US 17 Business moved to NC 32
1997 Official
2000 Official
US 17 Business restored to West Queen St
2000 Official


US 17 Business #8: Born about 1985 as a renumbering of mainline US 17 in South Mills. Runs on Main St. US 17 Business runs under the US 17 Dismal Swamp Canal bridge without access to US 17.
NC 343 has a duplex with the northern half of US 17 Business.
US 17 Business is part of original NC 341.

1982-83 Official
US 17 original route
1990-91 Official
US 17 bypasses South Mills


US 17 Business #9: Born July 1991 (NCDOT) as a renumbering of mainline US 17 in Bolivia. Runs on Old Ocean Hwy.
US 17 Business is part of original NC 201.
US 17 Business #10: Born Aug 1992 (NCDOT) as a renumbering of mainline US 17 in Shalotte. Runs on Main St.
The northern half of US 17 Business is duplexed with NC 130.
US 17 Business is part of original NC 30.

1984-85 Official
US 17 through Shalotte and Bolivia
1993 Official
US 17 bypasses Shalotte and Bolivia


US 17 Business #11: Born in Nov 2006 (NCDOT) as a renumbering of mainline US 17 in Jacksonville. Runs on Marine Blvd.
NC 24 Bus has a duplex with the southern half of US 17 Business.
US 17 Business is part of original NC 30.

1944 Onslow County
US 17 through Jacksonville
2008 Official
US 17 bypasses Jacksonville

US 17 Business #12: Born in mid-2008 as a renumbering of mainline US 17 in Windsor. Runs on King St and "Bypass 17".
NC 308 has a brief duplex with US 17 Business.
The King St portion of US 17 Business is part of original NC 30.
This is the 2nd distinct US 17 Business to exist in Windsor.
2009 Official
US 17 bypasses Windsor


US 17 Business #13: Born in Feb 2011 (NCDOT) when US 17 was placed on a bypass east of Chocowinity and west of Washington. The business and bypass routes cross with no access a little south of the Tar River.
2009 Official
US 17 through Chocowinity and Washington
2009 Official
2011 Official
US 17 Business through Washington and Chocwinity
2011 Official


US 17 Business #14: Born in July 2011 (NCDOT) when US 17 was placed on a bypass west of Rhems and suburban New Bern.
2002 Official
US 17 southwest of New Bern
2013-14 Official
US 17 Business southwest of New Bern

There is 1 US 17 Business segment that no longer exists:

US 17 Business #3: Created in 1960 as a renumbering of US 17-A through Windsor. It used today's US 13 Bus from the south then headed out east on NC 308. Mainline US 17 used "Bypass 17" which is now part of the current US 17 Business.
In April 1976 (NCDOT), US 17 Business was removed, leaving behind US 13 Bus and NC 308.

1958 Official
US 17-A Windsor
1958 Official
1972 Bertie County
US 17-A becomes US 17 Business
1972 Bertie County
1980 Bertie County
US 17 Business removed
1980 Bertie County


Last Update: 18 October 2014

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