Clayton Bypass Scenic Highway


  • DesignationState Byway
  • LocationNC
  • Length9.3 miles
Statewide Byway Partners
North Carolina Department of Transportation
Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina
Clayton Bypass Scenic Highway


The Clayton Bypass may be the most unlikely scenic byway in North Carolina. It is one of only two freeways that have earned the designation, and many motorists will access it directly from Interstate 40. It leads travelers past rolling hills and open pastures peppered with woodlands and offers long straightaways that provide distant views of the surrounding countryside. This surprising gem of a byway offers a unique encounter with much of the undeveloped farmland of Johnston County.

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