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Photo: NC 159 from US 220 ALT (Jimmy Storey)
NC 159
N.C. 159  8 miles
The Road: Begins at US 220 Bus near Ulah and ends at US 64/NC 49 Asheboro, all within Randolph County.
Towns and Attractions: Randolph Co: NC Zoological Park, Asheboro

History: Appeared in 1975 as an upgrade to SR 2803, running from US 64/NC 49 Asheboro to the new NC Zoological Park and Gardens.
In 1977, NC 159 was rerouted to loop back south to US 220. The stub into the Zoo became NC 159 SPUR.

1976 official map
NC 159 open to the zoo
1976 Official
1980 Randolph County
NC 159 extended to US 220
1980 Randolph County

Comment: The entire purpose of the route is to get you to the zoo...

Last Update: 14 May 2010

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