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New state transportation map available

North Carolina releases updated state road map

POLK COUNTY—New transportation maps have been made by the North Carolina Department of Transportation and are available to the public free of charge. 

The maps are funded and produced by the NCDOT and distributed by VisitNC, which is part of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina. 

The state first started producing the maps in 1916 with them being updated every 2 years. 

There were 1 million copies of the 2021-2022 map produced. 

North Carolina has one of the largest highway systems in the country, according to NCDOT officials. The new map shows 107,643 miles of public roads, including 81,000 miles of state-owned roads. 

The cover of this year’s map features some of the state’s scenic views, including the Blue Ridge Parkway in Maggie Valley, the skyline in Greensboro and Sunset Beach. 

The map can be ordered online at VisitNC.com/StateMap, by calling 1-800-847-4862 or picked up at state welcome centers, rest areas and NCDOT offices in the state. 

North Carolina has 58 rest areas and 9 welcome centers.