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Photo: US 64 Business turning onto Main St in Columbia, where NC 94 used to end. (Mapmikey)
US 64
U.S. 64 Business  9 active segments
The Roads:

The oldest active US 64 Business was born in 1960 as a replacement for US 64-A and is the 4th US 64 Business. It originally ran straight through town on Main St.
In Sept 1993 (NCDOT), the Main St bridge over the Scuppernong River was taken down and US 64 Business was rerouted to use Broad St (had been NC 94) south to its current end at US 64/NC 94.

1957 Tyrell County
US 64-A through Columbia
1957 Tyrell County
1962 Tyrell County
US 64 Business through Columbia
1962 Tyrell County
2010 Tyrell County
US 64-A moved to Broad St
2010 Tyrell County

The 5th US 64 Business was created 1960 as what had been a few years prior mainline US 64 through Morganton. It originally ran from US 64-70 southwest of town to US 64-70 east of town.
Between 1969-72, US 64 Bus was split into one-way alignments. EB used Meeting St while WB used Union St.
In August 1992 (NCDOT), US 64 Business was rerouted in Morganton to follow NC 18 north out of town out to the rerouted US 64 as it runs today. So EB left Meeting onto Green, then north on Avery. WB used Avery to Sterling south to Union.

1962 Burke County
US 64 Business in Morganton
1962 Burke County
1982 Burke County
US 64 Business spilts route
1982 Burke County
2007 Burke County
US 64 Business rerouted with NC 18
2007 Burke County

The 6th US 64 Business was created about 1960 as a renumbering of mainline US 64 through Wendell. It initially ran from today's NC 97 west endpoint down to Wendell, then back up to NC 97, which became mainline US 64.
In August 1975 (NCDOT), US 64 Business was extended in both directions: west replacing US 64 to the new US 64 freeway near Eagle Rock; east replacing US 64 to Zebulon, then duplexing north with NC 96 to the new US 64 freeway there.
In Nov 2006 (NCDOT), US 64 Business was extended west replacing US 64-264 over to I-440. Heading westbound there is no posted indication to take I-440 over to US 64. On US 64 EB, the BGS assembly at the US 64-264 exit has a BGS for the upcoming US 64 Business interchange.

1958 Official
US 64 through Wendell
1958 Official
1960 Official
US 64 Bus through Wendell
1960 Official
1975-76 Official
US 64 Bus through Zebulon
1975-76 Official
2009 Official
US 64 Bus to I-440
2009 Official

The 7th US 64 Business was created created about 1963 as a renumbering of mainline US 64 through Nashville. It follows NC 90's original routing - Western Ave, S. Barnes St, Washington St, and Eastern Ave.

1957 Nash County
US 64 through Nashville
1957 Nash County
1968 Nash County
US 64 Business through Nashville
1968 Nash County

The 10th US 64 Business was created created May 1971 (NCDOT) as a renumbering of mainline US 64 through Hayesville. It follows hiawassee and Main Sts.

1969 Hayes County
US 64 through Hayesville
1969 Clay County
1982 Clay County
US 64 Business through Hayesville
1982 Clay County

The 12th US 64 Business was created about 1982 as a renumbering of mainline US 64 through Rocky Mount. It mostly follows NC 90's original routing.

1968 Edgecombe County
US 64 splits in Rocky Mount
1968 Edgecombe County
2002 Official
US 64 Business through Rocky Mount
2002 Officail

The 13th US 64 Business was created about 1992 as a renumbering of mainline US 64 through Jamesville. It follows NC 90's original routing along Main St.

1987 Official
US 64 through Jamesville
1987 Official
1999 Official
US 64 Business through Jamesville
1999 Official

The 14th US 64 Business was created about 2002 as a renumbering of mainline US 64 through Pittsboro. It follows West St and East St right through Courthouse Square. East St was not part of the original NC 90.

1953 Chatham County
US 64 through Pittsboro
1953 Chatham County
2004 Official
US 64 Business through Pittsboro
2004 Official

The 15th US 64 Business was created June 1999 (NCDOT) as a renumbering of mainline US 64-264 through Manns Harbor/Manteo.
It is signed in the field as US 64 with no banner.

1951 Official
US 64 through Manteo
1951 Official
2004 Official
US 64 Business through Manteo
2004 Official

The 16th US 64 Business was created late 2006 as a reprise of the first US 64 Business through Brevard, running along Caldwell St. NCDOT wanted to establish a US 64-E/64-W split which AASHTO rejected. So US 64 Business is there instead.

2008 Transylvania County
US 64 Business returns to Brevard
2008 Transylvania County

Now a chronological look at 6 decommissioned US 64 Business routes:

The 1st US 64 Business was created in 1960 as a renumbering of US 64-A in Brevard, running along Caldwell St.
US 64 Business lasted to at least 1980 but I don't recall any US 64 Business postings when I frequented Brevard in the late 1980s.
Today Caldwell St is again US 64 Business.

1944 Transylvania County
US 64-A appears on Caldwell
1944 Transylvania County
1962 Transylvania County
US 64-A becomes US 64 Business
1962 Transylvania County

The 2nd US 64 Business appeared in 1960 as a renumbering of US 64-A through Williamston. It ran along NC 90's original route - Main St, Haughton St, and Jamesville Rd.
In October 1969 (NCDOT), US 64 Business was split into one-way splits off Main St. EB was moved to Elm St while WB used the previous two-way routing.
In February 1977 (NCDOT), US 64 Business was removed from Williamston

1957 Martin County
US 64-A through Williamston
1962 Martin County
US 64 Business through Williamston
1972 Martin County
US 64 Business on one-way splits
1972 Martin County

The 3rd US 64 Business appeared in 1960, replacing US 64-A through Statesville. US 64 Business may have briefly began at Westminster Dr and current US 70.
By late 1960, US 64 Business was rerouted to instead follow today's Front St west out to I-40.
About 1963, US 64 Business went back to being US 64 except Front St west of Newton St became NC 90 (now also part of US 64 again).

1957 Iredell County
US 64-A through Statesville
1957 Iredell County
1962 Iredell County
US 64-A becomes US 64 Business
1962 Iredell County
1968 Iredell County
US 64 Bus returns to US 64
1968 Iredell County

The 8th US 64 Business was created about 1965 as a renumbering of mainline US 64 through Raleigh.
In April 1971 (NCDOT), US 64 Business was placed on a new set of one-way splits east of downtown: EB used New Bern Ave as before; WB used Idlewild north to Edenton St west to S. East St.
In June 1973 (NCDOT), US 64 Business was revised on its one-way splits east of downtown: EB used New Bern Ave as before; WB used Edenton St to S. East St.
US 64 Business in Raleigh was decommissioned in 1978.

1963 Official
US 64 through Raleigh
1963 Official
1965 Official
US 64 Bus appears in Raleigh
1965 Official
1972 Official
US 64 Bus onto one-way pairs
1972 Official
1974-75 Officail
One-way pair extends further east
1974-75 Official

The 9th US 64 Business was created about 1968 as a renumbering of mainline US 64 through Tarboro to Princeville. It ran along NC 90's original route, Main St through town.
US 64 Business was renumbered as NC 33 in May 1994 (NCDOT).

1963 Edgecombe County map
US 64 through Tarboro
1963 Edgecombe County
1968 Edgecombe County
US 64 bypasses Tarboro
1968 Edgecombe County

The 11th US 64 Business was created July 1979 (NCDOT) as a renumbering of mainline US 64 through Rosman. It ran along NC 28's original route, Pickens Hwy and Old Rosman Hwy through town.
US 64 Business was renumbered as an extended US 178 west of the town center and SR 1388 east of the center in February 1980 (NCDOT).
This was too short-lived to make it onto a county map.

July 1979 NCDOT document
US 64 Business assigned in Rosman
July 1979 NCDOT document


Last Update: 14 February 2016

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