#NCDOT @NCDOT @VisitNC March 29

I started the Coach4aday blog in 2014 and have done daily posts on one topic for each year. In 2014 my daily posts were on the “Beer of the Day”, 2015 it was “A Friend of a Friend”, 2016 I wrote about “North Carolina”, and in 2017 it was “Colleges and Universities”.
The one consistent piece of feedback I have received with this blog is the 2015 series on “A Friend of a Friend”. Readers and blog followers said please bring it back. The stats also back that up with the number of views each of those posts received.
So in 2018 two things will happen with the Coach4aday blog; One I plan to collaborate with a friend named John Rancke and revisit some of those 2015 “A Friend of a Friend” posts and do some new ones with a slightly different twist. I write the posts on odd-numbered days each month and John handles the even-numbered days.
In addition John and I will write about things we both are interested which will include basketball, food, people, music, our granddaughters, and great stories.
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My twitter handle is @coach4aday2 if you want to follow the blog that way.
John’s twitter handle is @johnrancke if you want to reach out to him.

North Carolina Highway Signs

Post was published on March 24, 2016 but has been updated

I traveled to South Carolina a few weeks ago and made one quick observation as a general rule the North Carolina roads were in better condition. One exception was a newly paved section of SC 34 was smooth as a baby bottom. The South Carolina Signs were also a little more art than a North Carolina sign.


The North Carolina Highway System consists of a vast network of interstate, US Routes, and state roads all maintained by the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
All roads in the state of North Carolina are either maintained by the State or the local municipality-I was surprised to learn in North Carolina there are no county maintained roads. Eliminating the county roads gives North Carolina the largest state maintained roads in the country.
North Carolina State Highways numbered under 1000 are primary NC State Highways.

A North Carolina Highway shield has the route’s number in black inside a white diamond with rounded corners. The diamond shape does not alter to accommodate larger route numbers; the numbers are reduced in size to fit within the diamond. That is why a two digit sign has always been easier for me to see than a three digit sign.

North Carolina longest state highway is NC 87 covering some 236 miles from Southport NC to Virginia State line above Eden, NC and close to Ridgeway VA.

Roads with a number of a 1000 or higher in North Carolina are referred to as Secondary Roads (SR). The most popular number is SR 1101 which has been used in past nearly 100 times by almost every county in the state.

In my home county of Robeson County, NC  SR 1101 is also called Gaddys Mill Rd.

If you want to look up names or numbers of secondary roads in North Carolina there is a web site supported by NC DOT.

Those roads in rural areas are often marked with white signposts. The state has replaced a number of these so when you see them they are often oldwhite-signs

The state transportation map is NCDOT most popular publication. The map features the state’s extensive highway system, as well as important safety information. Maps are also available at North Carolina Welcome Centers and Rest Areas on the Interstate Highways. You can request one by dialing 1-800 VISIT NC.



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