US Route 117 runs north-south in Wilmington, North Carolina, from Wilson to Wilmington. The northern end in Wilson is at US Route 301, just a block south of that route's junction with US Route 264. The intersection at the northern end also marks the point where Interstate 795 turns off of US Route 264 to skirt alongside US Route 117's northernmost segment. US Route 117 and Interstate 795 both continue south to Goldsboro, but only US Route 117 continues farther. At the town of Calypso, Interstate 40 starts to follow alongside US Route 117 in a south-southeasterly direction toward Wilmington. Once US Route 117 reaches Wilmington, it bends westerly to end at an area along the Cape Fear River home to Wilmington's ship terminal. The endpoint is actually at the entrance to the Port of Wilmington, just west of US Route 421.
My photo of US Route 117 comes from the point in Wilmington, North Carolina, where US Route 117 bends from southerly to westerly. While US Route 117 makes its turn to the west, the road continues southerly as North Carolina Route 132. North Carolina Route 132 joins US Route 117 north from this point. The sign assembly depicted faces south at the southeast corner of the intersection where all of this is happening. I took this photo as part of a vacation to the Wilmington area in July 2019. Back to the nationwide main page. Back to the home page.