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U.S. Route 421

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U.S. Route 421
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Route information
Auxiliary route of [[U.S. Route 21 #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
This page is a soft redirect.US 21]]
Length: 941 mi (1,514 km)
Existed: 1930 – present
Major junctions
South end: Fort Fisher, North Carolina
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Script error: No such module "Jct". in Greensburg, IN and Indianapolis, IN
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North end: Script error: No such module "Jct". at Michigan City, Indiana
Highway system

U.S. Route 421 is a spur route of U.S. 21. It runs for Script error: No such module "convert". from Michigan City, Indiana, at U.S. 20, to Fort Fisher in North Carolina. The highway goes through the cities of Indianapolis, Indiana, Lexington, Kentucky, Boone, North Carolina, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina and ends several miles south of Wilmington, North Carolina.

Route description

Lengths
  mi km
NC 328 528
TN 43.4 69.8
VA 69.23 111.41
KY 272.4 438.4
IN 232.00 373.37
Total 941 1, 514

U.S. Route 421 begins at Fort Fisher, North Carolina, and heads generally to the northwest to Michigan City, Indiana. Along the way, it passes through Bristol, Tennessee, and Virginia, Lexington, Kentucky, and Indianapolis, Indiana.

North Carolina

US 421 begins at Fort Fisher and heads through North Carolina's southeastern beaches to Wilmington. It then heads in a northwest direction through Clinton, Dunn, Lillington, Sanford and Siler City to the Piedmont Triad region. Major highway junctures between north of Wilmington and Greensboro are NC 11, I-95, U.S. Route 401, US 1, US 64 and I-85. In Greensboro, it follows the Greensboro Urban Loop paired with Interstate 85 south of Greensboro and I-73 northwest of Greensboro. It then connects to I-40 towards Forsyth County as it becomes its own freeway along the former Interstate 40 alignment known as Business 40. Major intersections are NC 66, US 158 and US 52 between Greensboro and Winston-Salem. After Winston-Salem, it intersects I-40 once again but continues westerly passing through Lewisville, Yadkinville, Wilkesboro and Boone. Major highway junctions between Winston-Salem and Boone are US 601, I-77, NC 16, Blue Ridge Parkway, US 221 and US 321. US 421 continues westerly into Tennessee towards Mountain City, Tennessee. US 421 is a limited access freeway through Siler City northward. US 421 is a divided highway from north of NC 49 all of the way to Wilkesboro.

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US 421 South near the Red White and Blue Road exit (#276) in eastern Wilkes County, NC (2007-07-14).
U.S. 421 is a major US highway in North Carolina.

Tennessee

US Highway 421 enters Tennessee from North Carolina in Trade. It is the oldest crossroads community in Tennessee and is the easternmost part of the state. The road "as the crow would fly" is a short distance in Volunteer State but traverses through two mountain ranges. After Trade, it ventures into Mountain City through a Script error: No such module "convert". zone while bypassing the downtown area. After Mountain City, begins the two mountain ranges and in between them is the area of Shady Valley. After the second mountain range, it flattens out after the South Fork Holston River heading towards Bristol. US 421 enters Virginia on the Old Dominion side of Bristol. Major highway junctions between the NC and VA state lines are SR-67 in Mountain City, SR-91 the new Mountain City bypass, SR-394, and US 11E.

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U.S. 421 near Bristol (2006-06-11).

Virginia

US 421 enters from Tennessee in Bristol and goes west to Weber City, Duffield, and Pennington Gap in Southwest Virginia. The route goes through the Cumberland and Powell Mountains, and goes by Natural Tunnel State Park near Duffield.

Kentucky

US 421 enters the Bluegrass State running Script error: No such module "convert". from the Pennington Gap area in Virginia into Harlan County.

For the distance between the Virginia state line and closer to Hal Rogers Parkway, it is a major north-south two lane highway. However, its passing zones are largely limited to a stretch after the Virginia line, through Harlan and along US 119. US 421 then crosses Pine Mountain and enters Leslie County, turning west at Hyden and paralleling the Hal Rogers Parkway, which is formerly Daniel Boone Parkway. Between Manchester and McKee, US 421 functions as more of a local road with many curves.

The roadway improves as it descends from the Cumberland Plateau into the Bluegrass Region at Big Hill in Madison County near Berea. It joins US 25 at the Blue Grass Army Depot south of Richmond and roughly parallels I-75 towards Lexington. Through Lexington, it is Richmond Road, Main Street and Leestown Road. The segment between Lexington and Frankfort was once designated KY 50. US 62 runs briefly with US 421 in this section.

In Frankfort, US 421 runs with US 60 on the west side of town, then runs withn the city' northern bypass, briefly joining US 127. US 421 then traverses the very hilly area northwest of Frankfort, then through Henry and Trimble counties, exiting the state at Milton, crossing the Ohio River into Madison, Indiana via the Milton–Madison Bridge.

Indiana

US 421 winds through the southern part of Indiana as it runs from Madison, in the southeastern part of the state, to Indianapolis. North of Greensburg, U.S. 421 intersects and merges with I-74 west, through the Shelbyville area en route to Indianapolis. Originally, U.S. 421 followed Southeastern Ave. into downtown Indianapolis, where it merged with US 40 (Washington St.) to West St., then turned north, following West St., Northwestern Ave. (later MLK Dr.), and Michigan Rd. up to the northwest side of the city. US 421 went past the Pyramids, an Indianapolis landmark. North of Indianapolis, U.S. 421 continues to the north-northwest, providing a direct highway link between Indianapolis and Michigan City. U.S. 421 ends at its junction with US 20 on the south side of Michigan City. Originally, the highway's end was a few miles north at the junction with US 12 near the shores of Lake Michigan.

Future

US 421 will be routed onto Kentucky SR 4 right on the Northeastern side of Lexington. US 421 will be also a freeway in Indiana from Greensburg to Versailles. US 421 freeway will go near, or pass through Napoleon, and Osgood.

History

North Carolina

US 421 mainly followed the same route between Clinton and Wilmington. However, there are several old alignments from Clinton to the Tennessee state line.

  • US 421 bypasses Clinton, old alignment uses local streets.
  • Between Dunn and Sanford, uses an old alignment, fully connected.
  • Between Goldston and Greensboro, uses several old alignments but not fully connected.
  • Between Greensboro and Wilkesboro, uses multiple old alignments of different alignments. In *addition, they are no longer connected consistently.
  • US 421 bypasses Wilkesboro, with a bannered US Business route.
  • Between Deep Gap and Boone, uses an old aligmment.
  • Between Vilas and the Tennessee state line, uses an old alignment.

Major intersections

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Concurrent highways through Greensboro, North Carolina (September 13, 2006). This sign is outdated, as US 421 currently has been reassigned to the southern segment of the Greensboro Urban Loop.
North Carolina
Parking area in Federal Point
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Script error: No such module "Jct". in Wilmington. The highways travel concurrently to Eagle Island.
Script error: No such module "Jct". on Eagle Island. US 17/US 421 travels concurrently to west of Wrightsboro. US 74/US 421 travels concurrently to southwest of Hightsville.
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Script error: No such module "Jct". south-southeast of Clinton. The highways travel concurrently to Clinton.
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Script error: No such module "Jct". in Lillington. The highways travel concurrently through Lillington.
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Script error: No such module "Jct". in Greensboro. The highways travel concurrently to south-southwest of Greensboro.
Script error: No such module "Jct". south of Greensboro. I-73/US 421 travels concurrently to Greensboro.
Script error: No such module "Jct". south-southwest of Greensboro
Script error: No such module "Jct". in Greensboro. I-40/US 421 travels concurrently to west of Greensboro.
Script error: No such module "Jct". in Winston-Salem. The highways travel concurrently through Winston-Salem.
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Script error: No such module "Jct". west-northwest of Hamptonville
Script error: No such module "Jct". north-northeast of Deep Gap. The highways travel concurrently to Boone.
Script error: No such module "Jct". in Boone. The highways travel concurrently to north-northwest of Vilas.
Tennessee
Script error: No such module "Jct". in Bristol. The highways travel concurrently to Bristol, Virginia.
Virginia
Script error: No such module "Jct". in Bristol. US 11W/US 421 travels concurrently to the TennesseeVirginia state line on the Bristol, Tennessee–Bristol, Virginia city line.
Script error: No such module "Jct". in Bristol. US 58/US 421 travels concurrently to southeast of Woodway.
Script error: No such module "Jct". in Weber City. The highways travel concurrently to Duffield.
Kentucky
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Script error: No such module "Jct". south-southeast of Lexington. The highways travel concurrently to Lexington.
Script error: No such module "Jct". in Lexington. The highways travel concurrently through Lexington.
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Script error: No such module "Jct". northwest of Lexington. The highways travel concurrently to Midway.
Script error: No such module "Jct". in Frankfort. The highways travel concurrently through Frankfort.
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Indiana
Script error: No such module "Jct". in Versailles. The highways travel concurrently through Versailles.
Script error: No such module "Jct". northwest of Greensburg. The highways travel concurrently to Indianapolis.
Script error: No such module "Jct". in Indianapolis. I-465/US 36/US 40/US 421 travels concurrently through Indianapolis. US 31/US 421 travels concurrently to Carmel.
Script error: No such module "Jct". in Indianapolis. The highways travel concurrently through Indianapolis.
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Script error: No such module "Jct". in Monticello. The highways travel concurrently to Reynolds.
Script error: No such module "Jct". in Wanatah
Script error: No such module "Jct". south-southeast of Westville. The highways travel concurrently to Westville.
Script error: No such module "Jct". southeast of Otis
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See also

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External links

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