The N.C. Department of Transportation produces and maintains a variety of maps – from travel maps for the general public to technical designs for transportation planners – that play a part in the planning, funding, construction and maintenance of roads and highways in North Carolina.
Maps on this page are provided primarily by NCDOT's Mapping Section, which publishes both state and county maps on NCDOT-maintained transportation infrastructure.
Maps produced by the NCDOT Mapping Section are available for free or for a nominal fee that covers the costs associated with printing. To obtain copies, download and complete an order form, and return it per the instructions on the form.
Please note that current printing options do not allow color prints at a reasonable cost. Color maps, however, are being considered for future printings.
Free copies of the most recent State Transportation Map, are available upon request at VisitNC.com or by calling 800-VISITNC. They are also available at welcome centers and rest areas across the state.
Traffic volume maps – also known as annual average daily traffic volume maps – are distributed by the Traffic Survey Group. Call (919) 814-5115 for more information, or visit its webpage.
The N.C. Department of Transportation maintains county and bridge maps that identify primary and secondary roads and bridges that make up the State Transportation System. The maps also include incorporated cities and towns, communities, major waterways, airports, railroads and other points of interest, such as state and national parks and forests, churches, cemeteries and schools.
The N.C. Department of Transportation assigns only numbers to the roads it maintains. Names are assigned and updated by the individual counties that the roads are in.
Select a county on the map or dropdown menu to view available maps.
Select a County to View Available Maps
A popular map for travelers, the State Transportation Map features the North Carolina's extensive highway system as well as important safety information. Updated every two years, free copies of the map can be ordered from VisitNC.com or by calling 800-VISITNC.
Based off the State Transportation Map, the North Carolina Primary Routes Map is a visualization of the interstates, U.S. and state routes across North Carolina.
The North Carolina County Map shows counties and their respective boundaries.
The North Carolina Division Map is a visualization of the 14 regions in which NCDOT divides the duties of building and maintaining bridges and highways across the state.
Available as a service to the freight industry, law enforcement and local, state and federal agencies, the N.C. Department of Transportation's posted bridge maps show where on interstates, U.S. and N.C. routes that a bridge's structural load – the maximum amount of weight a bridge can safely support – are posted.
The maps are broken up based on NCDOT's 14 Divisions and information about primary routes is available on this table.
Posted Bridge on Primary Routes Table
Posted Bridges Maps by Division
- Division 1 (Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrell and Washington counties)
- Division 2 (Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Pamlico and Pitt counties)
- Division 3 (Brunswick, Duplin, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender and Sampson counties)
- Division 4 (Edgecombe, Halifax, Johnston, Nash, Wayne and Wilson counties)
- Division 5 (Durham, Franklin, Granville, Person, Wake, Warren and Vance counties)
- Division 6 (Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Harnett and Robeson counties)
- Division 7 (Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Orange and Rockingham counties)
- Division 8 (Chatham, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Randolph, Richmond and Scotland counties)
- Division 9 (Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Rowan and Stokes counties)
- Division 10 (Anson, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Stanly and Union counties)
- Division 11 (Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Caldwell, Surry, Wilkes, Watauga and Yadkin counties)
- Division 12 (Alexander, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell and Lincoln counties)
- Division 13 (Buncombe, Burke, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Rutherford and Yancey counties)
- Division 14 (Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Polk, Swain and Transylvania counties)
Bridge postings are subject to continual updates that result from inspections, structural analyses, bridge maintenance (repair and replacement) and other factors. They are typically updated monthly, but subsequent updates, improvements, closures and/or incidents might not be reflected.
For more information about bridges and bridge load information, contact the Structures Management Unit at (919) 707-6400.
The Truck Network Map, shows routes in North Carolina that allow and restrict trucks as well as other information that is useful for those transporting freight or who are in the trucking industry.
The Transportation Mobility and Safety Unit and the N.C. Department of Transportation Executive Committee for Highway Safety have collaborated with the Mapping Section to develop and produce crash-profile summary maps for vehicles, including motorcycles and large trucks.
The maps provide a visual summary of crash data for the public, law enforcement, NCDOT's leadership team and others while supporting data-driven efforts to identify crash areas of concern.
The tabular crash data, upon which these maps are based, is collected and maintained by Transportation Mobility and Safety. Crash rates are included in NCDOT's Performance Dashboard as an indicator of how well the department is meeting its mission and goals.
Crash Maps by County* (Based on crash data from January 2010 to December 2015)
*Crash rates are based on incidents per 1,000 people. “A” Type injuries are defined as a disabling injury serious enough to prevent the injured person(s) from performing normal activities for at least one day beyond the day of the crash.
Inventory & Assessment Reports
The North Carolina Highway System is a dynamic system with typically thousands of changes each year.
The Road Inventory Section of the Transportation Asset Analytics unit strives to capture these changes on an annual basis in both the NCDOT-Maintained Mileage by System and Highway & Road Mileage reports.
For questions about the history of this data or how it is acquired, call (919) 733-3725.
NCDOT Maintained Mileage by System Report
Quarterly Mileage Report
Highway & Road Annual Mileage Reports
Historical County Maps
The following links provide access to select sets of historical county maintenance maps that NCDOT's Mapping Section stores in its archives.
For sets of maps not listed below, contact email@example.com.
With appropriate management approval, the Mapping Section does create specialized maps for other state agencies. It also has an extensive map collection available for purchase.
Along with the county maintenance maps, it also offers bridge maintenance maps, enlarged versions of the State Transportation Map, primary route maps and general reference maps, such as county boundaries and NCDOT division maps.
The Mapping Section can also reproduce copies of historic versions of NCDOT county and state travel maps. However, it does not create custom products for private business or personal use.
For more information, contact the Mapping Section at (919) 835-8480.
The information contained on this site is provided by the N.C. Department of Transportation's Mapping Section as a public service to the citizens of North Carolina and to the Internet community and is subject to change on a regular basis without notice.
Although the Mapping Section makes every effort to provide useful and accurate information, NCDOT, its agents and employees make no warranty as to the correctness or accuracy of the information, whether express or implied, in fact or in law, including, without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular use. Users are advised that their use of any NCDOT mapping data or product is at their own risk.
The Mapping Section has no control of or liability for information on other pages linked to the mapping section website pages. The Mapping Section does not monitor any linked resources and cannot guarantee their accuracy. Statements, views and opinions included in an independent provider's material are strictly those of the authors. These views may not necessarily represent the opinions or policies of NCDOT, its agents, officers, or employees.
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