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NC 90's West End now signed (and paved)

NC 90 is one the more unique highways in the state.  Mostly because of an isolated journey over nearly eight miles of unpaved roads to its Western Terminus in Edgemont.  The Western Terminus of NC 90 was not completely clear to many roadgeeks for a number of years.

Well thanks to a recent bridge replacement project the Western Terminus has been marked.  Bobby Schultz, who enjoys exploring the numerous mountain backroads of the area, was kind enough to send some photos of the recently signed terminus.

As you can see the terminus is now also paved.  The pavement is a result of the completion of a new two lane bridge, which you can see in the photo below.

The pavement ends about 50 yards beyond both ends of the bridge.  The pavement really feels out of place as it is surrounded by unpaved roads in all directions.  Also, a nitpick, but you'll notice the pointed edges of the NC diamond shield vs. the traditional rounded corners of the diamond.  These pointed diamonds are becoming more common place in contractor installed shields within the state.

Many thanks to Bobby for sending the photos, and hopefully I'll get back to updating the NC Ends website when everything slows down this winter.

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