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Photo: US 264-A in Middlesex (Mapmikey)
US 264-A
U.S. 264-A  66 miles
The Roads:

Present US 264-A is actually a fusing of the 5th and 6th US 264-A routes.
The 5th US 264-A was created in 1980 as a renumbering of US 264 Business through Middlesex, Bailey, and Sims.
1979-80 official map
US 264 Business
1984-85 official map
US 264 Alternate

In Feb 2003 (NCDOT), US 264-A was extended east through Wilson, replacing US 264, and connecting with US 264-A #6 (see evolution of this US 264-A below), combining the two routes.


The 6th US 264-A was created in 1988 as a renumbering of US 264 from Wesley Church Rd (was part of US 264 briefly; now this is US 258) east around the US 264 Greenville Bypass. See scan under US 264-A #2.
In 1992, US 264-A was extended west replacing US 264 on its original Farmville bypass.
In June 1999 (NCDOT), US 264-A was extended west replacing NC 121 to near Walstonburg, then replacing NC 91 west to outside Wilson. 1992-2001 endpoint connection to the US 264 freeway became the endpoint of NC 121 instead.
In Feb 2003 (NCDOT), US 264-A was extended west over US 264's routing in Wilson to connect with US 264-A #5.

2005 Official
US 264-A one big long alternate
2005 Official

Now a look at the decommissioned US 264-A routes:

The 1st US 264-A appeared about 1947 as the route through Wilson when US 264 was sent around the south and east of town.

1944 Wilson County
US 264 through Wilson
1944 Wilson County
1949 Wilson County
US 264-A through Wilson
1949 Wilson County

In 1956 or 1957, US 264 was rerouted onto the new Wilson bypass, resulting in an extended US 264-A.
In 1960, US 264-A was renumbered as US 264 Business. Today it is unnumbered.

1957 Wilson County
US 264-A extended east
1957 Wilson County
1962 Wilson County
US 264 business through Wilson
1949 Wilson County

The 2nd US 264-A was created in 1955 when US 264 was given a bypass south of Farmville.
In 1988, US 264-A east of NC 121 became secondary while west of NC 121 became part of NC 121.

1952 Shell
US 264 through Farmville
1952 Shell
1958 Official
US 264-A through Farmville
1958 Official

1990-91 Official
US 264-A #2 eliminated in Farmville; US 264-A #6 Greenville westward is created.
1990-91 Official

The 3rd US 264-A was created between 1954-57 when US 264 was given its bypass north around Belhaven. The 1957 Beaufort County map shows but does not label the route. Note in the scan that other secondary roads are shown subdued while primary routes are still bold within corporate limits.
In 1960, US 264-A was renumbered as US 264 Business which it remains today.

1953 Beaufort County
US 264 through Belhaven
1953 Beaufort County
1957 Beaufort County
US 264-A through Belhaven
1957 Beaufort County
1962 Beaufort County
US 264 Business through Belhaven
1962 Beaufort County

The 4th US 264-A appeared in 1956 or 1957 when US 264 was given its bypass south around Greenville.
In 1960, US 264-A was renumbered as US 264 Business. Today it is a little US 13 but otherwise just Dickinson and 10th Sts in Greenville.

1953 Pitt County
US 264 through Greenville
1953 Pitt County
1957 Pitt County
US 264-A through Greenville
1957 Pitt County
1962 Pitt County
US 264 Business through Greenville
1962 Pitt County


Last Update: 17 February 2013

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