North Carolina Highway 78
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North Carolina Highway 78

North Carolina Highway 78 marker

North Carolina Highway 78
Tramway Road / Main Street
Route information
Maintained by NCDOT
Length4.6 mi[1][2] (7.4 km)
Major junctions
West end / / in Tramway
East end
/ / in Sanford
Highway system

North Carolina Highway 78 (NC 78) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The highway connects the Tramway community with Sanford's Jonesboro Heights neighborhood.

Route description

NC 78 is a 4.6-mile (7.4 km) two-lane highway, traversing from US 1/US 15/US 501 in Tramway, to US 421 Business/NC 42/NC 87 in Jonesboro Heights. The routing provides a southern bypass of downtown Sanford.


Established in late 1940 as a renumbering of NC 93; NC 78 went from US 1/US 15/US 501 in Tramway, to US 421 in Jonesboro (today Jonesboro Heights). In 1961, NC 78 was rerouted from its terminus at Main Street and Lee Street (now Lee Avenue), to Woodland Avenue and Lee Street (today Horner Boulevard), in Sanford.[3] By the late-1960s, NC 78 was rerouted again to its current terminus with Horner Boulevard.

Originally, the first NC 78 existed from 1934-1940, traversing from NC 79 in Gibson to US 74 near Hamlet. Around 1938, it was rerouted from Grace Chapel Road to US 74. In 1940, it was renumbered as NC 381, which was synched with SC 381 in South Carolina.[]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Lee County.

Tramway0.00.0 / / (Jefferson Davis Highway) / Center Church Road
/ / (Horner Boulevard / Main Street)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ "NCDOT GIS Data Layers". North Carolina Department of Transportation. 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ a b Google (June 16, 2013). "North Carolina Highway 78" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ "NC 78 Route Change (1961-12-07)" (PDF). North Carolina Department of Transportation. December 7, 1961. Retrieved 2013.

External links

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