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Photo: US 15 north of Keysville (photo by Mapmikey 2/15/08)

 
 
From:  North Carolina State Line near Soudan (Mecklenburg County)
To:  Maryland State Line at Point of Rocks, MD (LoudounCounty)
Total Length: 339.37 miles  
Nationally, US 15 runs from US 17 ALT Walterboro, SC to I-86 Painted Post, NY
ROUTE LOG
NC STATE LINE: 0 - 0
US 58, VA 49: 5.35 - 5.35
US 58 Bus WB: 0.73 - 6.08
US 58, US 58 Bus END, VA 49 SB: 1.72 - 8.80
VA 49 NB: 1.60 - 10.40
Mecklenburg-Charlotte Line: 6.83 - 17.23
VA 92: 7.39 - 24.62
US 360 WB: 3.24 - 27.86
VA 47: 3.88 - 31.74
US 15 Bus, US 360 Bus: 6.60 - 38.34
US 15 Bus, US 360 Bus: 0.80 - 39.14
VA 40: 2.56 - 41.70
US 15 Bus, US 360 EB, US 360 Bus: 2.04 - 43.74
Prince Edward-Charlotte Line: 1.66 - 45.40
VA 133: 12.14 - 57.54
US 15 Bus, US 460 EB: 2.94 - 60.48
US 460 WB, US 460 Bus BEGIN: 4.18 - 64.66
US 15 Bus, US 460 Bus EB: 0.14 - 64.80
Buckingham-Prince Edward Line: 1.77 - 66.57
US 60: 14.76 - 81.33
VA 20: 1.45 - 82.78
Fluvanna-Buckingham Line: 16.35 - 99.13
VA 6 WB: 4.54 - 103.67
VA 6 EB: 1.99 - 105.66
VA 53: 6.36 - 112.02
Louisa-Fluvanna Line: 8.69 - 120.71
US 250: 0.03 - 120.74
I-64 (exit 136): 0.45 - 121.19
VA 22: 6.95 - 128.14
US 33 EB: 4.43 - 132.57
Orange-Louisa Line: 0.45 - 133.02
US 33 WB, VA 231: 1.12 - 134.14
VA 20 NB: 8.35 - 142.49
VA 20 SB: 0.17 - 142.66
VA 20 Bus: 0.24 - 142.90
Madison-Orange Line: 3.03 - 145.93
VA 230: 0.39 - 146.32
Culpeper-Madison Line: 4.92 - 151.24
VA 299: 7.85 - 159.09
US 15 Bus, US 29 SB: 0.82 - 159.91
US 522, VA 3: 1.32 - 161.23
US 15 Bus, US 29 Bus: 3.88 - 165.11
US 15 Bus, US 29 Bus: 6.96 - 172.07
Fauquier-Culpeper Line: 0.24 - 172.31
US 15 Bus, US 29 Bus: 2.17 - 174.48
VA 28: 0.30 - 174.78
US 17 SB: 4.00 - 178.78
US 15 Bus, US 17 Bus, US 29 Bus: 4.71 - 183.49
US 17 NB: 2.44 - 185.93
US 15 Bus, US 29 Bus: 0.36 - 186.29
VA 215: 6.70 - 192.99
Prince William-Fauquier Line: 0.13 - 193.12
US 29 NB: 0.82 - 193.94
VA 55: 2.77 - 196.71
I-66 (exit 40): 0.16 - 196.87
VA 234: 3.89 - 200.76
Loudoun-Prince William Line: 4.25 - 205.01
US 50: 2.58 - 207.59
US 15 Bus, VA 7 WB: 10.54 - 218.03
VA 267: 0.44 - 218.47
VA 7 EB, VA 7 Bus: 1.16 - 219.63
US 15 Bus: 2.52 - 222.15
WV STATE LINE: 9.97 - 232.12
Creation: Appeared in late 1927, running essentially as it does now, as an addition to
VA 32. South of Clarksville had been shown as US 401 on the 1926 Official, which showed US 15 as running from US 1 Petersburg south via Emporia to North Carolina.
Here is a detailed look at US 15's original routing:
US 15 initially began where today's SR 822 enters Virginia from North Carolina near Soudan. SR 822 ends at Buggs Island Lake and US 15 would've continued north. Driveable road picks up again with SR 821 Old National Hwy at the Merifield Wildlife Management Area. Alas, SR 821 ends at another arm of the lake. US 15 picked up SR 1102 5th St on the other side into Clarksville.
As far as I can tell, US 15 headed east on today's US 58 Business and crossed the Roanoke River in about the location of today's lake crossing. US 15 then picked up current US 15 to Bluestone Creek, then used these loops along US 15 to the Charlotte County line: SR 857 Mooresville Rd; SR 858 Oak Hill Dr; SR 859 Whitetail Rd; SR 700 Turkey Rd. In Charlotte County, US 15 used current US 15 north to Wyliesburg, then US 15-360 northeast. A little past SR 628, US 15 veered more northerly on abandoned routing, then picked up SR 713 Deuprees School Rd to VA 47, then Woodland Ln and Ferraro Ln northeast back to 15-360. After Walkers Store, US 15 used SR 622 Old Kings Rd, then US 15-360 Business through Ontario.
US 15 used 15-360 Business through Keysville except I believe it used SR 629 Southern Dr south of VA 40. US 15 picked up current US 15 north of town into Prince Edward County. US 15 more or less followed US 15 to Farmville except for a couple abandoned loops and SR 630/677 loop through Redd Shop.
US 15 exited Farmville west along High St/Buffalo St over to US 15 Business. US 15 used the lengthy SR 695 over to Dowdy's Corner before heading north on US 15 to Buckingham County.
US 15 followed today's US 15 north except used SR 689 loop near Sheppards; abandoned loop south of Curdsville; SR 600 loop; abandoned loops at Willis Mtn and north of SR 686; SR 750 Mingo Ln north of Sprouses Corner. In Dilwyn, US 15 followed current US 15 except SR 1010 Gold Mine St. US 15 followed today's US 15 to the James River except it used SR 715 Circle Drive Rd and SR 796 Old 15 Rd. At New Canton, US 15 used SR 670 Banks Family Rd, then SR 687 Boat Landing Ln to the James River.
US 15
Original US 15 proposal
1926 Official

US 15 crossed the James and continued north on SR 657 Bremo Bluff Rd. It is possible US 15 used SR 666 and somehow connected back to US 15 further north but I cannot prove it. Otherwise, US 15 used current US 15 to Fork Union and Dixie. North of VA 6, US 15 followed 15 except abandoned old SR 691 loop; abandoned loop at Carys Creek; SR 673/649 loop at Fluvanna County High School; abandoned loops on both sides of 15 north of SR 649; US 15 used current 15 to near VA 53 but then ran on an alignment a little further west to cross the Rivanna River directly to SR 1001 Main St through Palmyra.
North of Palmyra, US 15 used today's US 15 except: SR 632/661 loop; SR 644 Friendship Rd; abandoned old SR 644 loop just south of SR 613; SR 644 Salem Church Rd/Poorhouse Ln (no longer connects back to US 15).
Approaching Gordonsville, US 15 veered across the railroad (closed now) to use SR 729 S. Main St back to US 15-33 through town. US 15 then headed north on current US 15 except it used the SR 686 Thoroughbred Rd now-only-half-a-loop. Near Madison Run, US 15 veered northeast through the Orange Livestock Market to connect directly to SR 647 Old Gordonsville Rd which US 15 followed to Orange.
US 15 used today's US 15, then VA 20 south, then VA 20 Business north back to US 15 to negotiate through Orange. North of town, US 15 used today's 15 except SR 721 Bennetts Ford Rd; SR 723 Petersburg Rd; abandoned loop over Rapidan River using a bit of SR 659. In Madison County, US 15 followed modern 15 except at Locust Dale it used SR 634 northwest, then abandoned road back east to 15 and Culpeper County.
US 15 ran west of US 15 on what is now abandoned road from the Robinson River to SR 721, then used SR 721 White Oak Rd, SR 648 Cedar Ridge Rd; lenghty abandoned alignment along the tree line west of today's US 15; a section of SR 657 General Winder Rd; abandoned routing across US 15 to connect with SR 692 (at SR 649 jct) Old Orange Rd. US 15 followed SR 692 for quite a distance before connecting back up with US 15 in the VA 299 area.
US 15 followed US 15 Business into Culpeper but continued past VA 3 on Orange Rd directly to Main St. US 15 used Main into central Culpeper, then used Piedmont St east to Clay St which turns into Old Brandy Rd. US 15 followed this out to US 15-29 Bus, then at the current Bypass veered over to SR 684 Bel Pre Rd, then SR 663 Stevensburg Rd, then SR 700 and SR 669 Carrico Mills Rd into Brandy Station.
At SR 762, US 15 headed northeast to connect to SR 685 Fleetwood Heights Rd over to Elkwood, connecting directly to SR 755 Elkwood Rd (no road does this anymore) back over to US 15-29. US 15 then veered over with US 15-29 Business and just after SR 673 veered onto abandoned alignment to cross the Rappahannock River directly to SR 1202 Willis Ave/River Rd back over to US 15-29 Business in Remington.
US 15 followed 15-29 Bus to US 15-29 north to Warrenton - US 15 used US 15 Business to the courthouse, then Winchester St north to US 17 Business north out of town.
US 15 followed US 17 except it used abandoned routing to the east at SR 628, then SR 860 at Cedar Run. US 15 used the SR 777 loop but it is unclear if it ever used SR 699 Merry Oaks Rd. US 15 picked up VA 245 through Old Tavern over to The Plains, then after a brief jaunt on VA 55, used SR 626 north to US 50 Middleburg.
US 15 followed US 50 east through Aldie, then north on today's US 15. US 15 followed 15 except for several visible abandoned alignments plus SR 899. US 15 used US 15 Business through Leesburg, then US 15 north through Lucketts. About 1/2 mile short of the Potomac River, US 15 used a visible old alignment to the east that crossed 15 onto SR 672, then northeast to where it crossed the Potomac River into Maryland.
Adjustments: In 1930, US 15 was placed on modern US 15 between Palmyra and Zions Crossroads; Madison Mills to Culpeper; modern route through Remington
In 1931, US 15 was placed on modern US 15 from Madison Run to Gordonsville and also removed from Main St in Palmyra.
1929 Official
US 15 east of RR
1929 Official
1932 Official
US 15 west of RR
1932 Official

By 1932, US 15 was also placed on the current US 15 corridor in the James River area
In July 1933, VA 32 was dropped from US 15.
I cannot find a specific reference but US 360 was put on its modern alignment in the VA 47 area not long after 1933, leaving behind what is now SR 713.
About 1935, US 15 was placed on today's SR 762 between Inlet and Brandy Station.
1932 Culpeper County
US 15 south of RR
1932 Culpeper County
1936 Culpeper County
US 15 north of RR
1936 Culpeper County

By 1936, US 15 was given its current Gordonsville routing.
About 1937, US 15 was given its original bypass around Warrenton to the west, leaving behind US 15 ALT (see scan under US 15 ALT entry below).
In Oct 1940 (CTB), US 15 was assigned to its current routing from Warrenton to US 50 Gilbert's Corner. However, the route itself wasn't fully constructed and thus a US 15 TEMP was assigned to the original Warrenton-The Plains-Middleburg-Gilbert's Corner Routing in the Aug 1941 CTB. The part from US 29 Buckland to VA 234 was shown as SR 625 on maps up through 1950. Present-day SR 625 near Haymarket is still unpaved.
1928 Official
US 15 via Middleburg
1928 Official
1949 Official
US 15 partially open below US 50
1949 Official
1951 Official
US 15 via Haymarket
1951 Official

In Nov 1940, the CTB adopted a proposal to reroute US 15 from Dillwyn to Farmville using roughly the path followed by SRs 632/634 to Browns Store, then replacing VA 45 south to Farmville.
In Aug 1941 (CTB), the funding allocated to relocate US 15 from Dillwyn to Farmville was withdrawn (given to US 60 instead). My guess would've been that VA 20 would have been extended south to Dowdy's Corner had this project been completed.
In April 1944 (CTB), US 15 was removed from SR 715 in northern Buckingham County
In 1948, US 15 was placed on today's US 15 Business north out of Culpeper, leaving behind SR 727 (Piedmont St/Clay St/Old Brandy Rd)
1936 culpeper County
US 15 east out of downtown Culpeper south of VA 3
1936 culpeper County
1958 culpeper County
US 15 north past US 522 (old VA 3) out of downtown Culpeper
1958 culpeper County

In 1950, US 15-460 was removed from the lengthy SR 695 west of Farmville.
In March 1954 (CTB), US 15 was given its modern routing from Clarksville south to the North Carolina line to accomodate Buggs Island Lake, leaving behind SRs 821, 822, and 5th St.
In Oct 1953 (CTB), US 15 was removed from SRs 721 and 722 north of Orange.
Also in March 1954, US 15 was removed from SR 691 north of Dixie.
In Jan 1956 (CTB), US 15 was removed from SRs 750 and 1010 in Dillwyn.
I cannot find a specific reference but the Jan 1958 Charlotte county map shows US 15-360 on its modern alignment just south of Ontario, leaving behind an extended SR 622.
In Oct 1958 (CTB). US 15 was removed from SR 649/673 loop at Fluvanna High School.
In Oct 1959 (CTB), US 15 was given its modern routing approaching the Potomac River.
In Jan 1960 (CTB), US 15-29 was removed from SRs 685/676 between Brandy Station and Elkwood.
In April 1963 (CTB), US 15 was removed from several loops south of US 60 in Buckingham County.
In June 1963 (CTB), US 15 was removed from SRs 857, 858, 859, 700 north of VA 49.
In Aug 1965 (CTB), US 15 was given its bypass of Leesburg leaving behind US 15 Business. North of VA 7 is shown finished on earlier maps and was referred to as VA 599 in the CTB.
In Oct 1966 (CTB), US 15-360 was given its bypass of Ontario and Keysville, leaving behind US 15-360 Business.
In Feb 1972 (CTB), US 15 was given its bypass of Farmville, leaving behind US 15 Business (some of this is unnumbered High St today). Not shown on maps until 1976.
In 1973, US 15 was given its Culpeper Bypass, leving behind US 15-29 Business.
In July 1974 (CTB), US 15 was given its current routing through Orange, leaving behind pieces of VA 20 and VA 20 Business.
1969 Orange County
US 15 zig zag in Orange
1969 Orange County
1975 Orange County
US 15 slants across Orange
1975 Orange County

Around 1975, US 15-29 was given its modern routing from Inlet past Brandy Station to Remington, leaving behind OSR 15-29 (now SR 762) and also SRs 685/755.
In Sept 1975 (CTB), US 15 was given its bypass of Remington, leaving behind US 15-29 Business.
In 1986, US 15 was placed on the new freeway bypass of Warrenton around to the east. This left behind extended US 15 Business designations at both ends but the majority of mainline US 15's initial bypass became US 29 Business.
Improvements:  Upon designation in 1926, US 15 was paved from the NC Line to Clarksville; Gordonsville to Madison Mills; Culpeper to the Maryland line.
By late 1927, US 15 was paved from Farmville to Dowdys Corner.
The other parts of US 15 were fully paved in 1931.
The First segment of US 15 to be multilaned was from the Warrenton Bypass north to where it left US 29-211, in 1956.
In 1963, US 15 was shown as erroneously 4-laned from US 360 split near Wylliesburg to about VA 47 (rescinded in 1964).
In 1966, US 15 was multilaned on the Keysville Bypass; also from Opal to the original Warrenton Bypass
In 1967, US 15 was multilaned on the rest of its US 360 overlay.
In 1968, US 15 was multilaned from VA 28 to Opal.
In 1971, US 15 was multilaned from Gordonsville to Orange
in 1972, US 15 was multilaned on its VA 7 duplex
In 1973, US 15 was multilaned on its new Culpeper Bypass
In 1975, US 15 was multilaned from the Culpeper Bypass to VA 28
In 1976, US 15 was widened on its Farmville bypass
By 1995, US 15 was widened about a mile north of VA 7. Main maps still don't show this while insets since the late 90s erroneously show it widened north to US 15 Business
Around 2005, US 15 was 4-laned on a 3/4 mile segment a little north of I-66.
About 2009, US 15 was 4-laned from I-66 to the 2005 segment
In 2010, US 15 was 4-laned from the 2005 segment to VA 234.
Posted:  Fully posted; the only cutouts I know of on mainline US 15 are both on VA 231 south of the Gordonsville traffic circle.
Multiplexes:  US 58 Bus (1.72 mi)
VA 49 (1.60 mi)
US 360 (15.88 mi)
US 460 (4.18 mi)
US 460 Bus (0.14 mi)
VA 6 (1.99 mi)
US 33 (1.57 mi)
VA 20 (0.17 mi)
US 29 (34.03 mi incl. triplex)
US 17, US 29 (7.15 mi)
VA 7 (1.60 mi)
TRUCK Route: There is a quasi-posted US 15 Truck route through Gordonsville that uses a little VA 231 plus SR 1006 High St.
Legislative names: Jefferson Davis Highway, NC Line to Clarksville (3-17-22 designation predates US 15); James Madison Highway, NC Line to Warrenton except bypasses of Keysville, Farmville, Culpeper, Remington; US 50 to MD Line except Leesburg Bypass (since 3-19-28); James Monroe Highway, US 50 to MD Line except Leesburg Bypass (since 3-4-32)
John H. Cocke Memorial Bridge over James River (3-12-38); George Potter Griffin Memorial Bridge over Carys Creek (1-17-57); Pembroke Pettit Bridge over Rivanna River (3-23-32); James Lawson Kemper Memorial Bridge over Rapidan River (5-16-91);
Other names:  College St/Virginia Ave (Clarksville); Barnesville Hwy (Charlotte Co s of US 360); Kings Hwy (US 360 duplex); Farmville Rd/Hwy (US 360 to US 460); Prince Edward Hwy (US 340 duplex); Sheppards Rd (US 460 to Buckingham Co); Oak St/Main St (Dilwyn); Martinsburg Ave (Gordonsville); Caroline St/Madison St (Orange); Eastern Bypass (Warrenton); Lee Hwy (US 29 duplex N of Warrenton); King St/Leesburg Bypass (Leesburg)
Scenic Byway:  US 50 to MD Line except Lessburg Bypass (5-19-88)
Comments: US 15 doesn't proceed in a corridor along with any interstates in Virginia, yet it is not a very busy corridor south of Culpeper.
US 15 north of Culpeper is often traffic-choked and the scenic value it has north of US 50 is threatened by development. Virginia would like to widen US 15 north of Leesburg which is always crowded and has a reduced speed limit of 45 the entire distance to the Potomac River but is in no hurry because Maryland won't widen its side even though its stretch up to US 340 near Frederick is also busy and dangerous AND they already acquired the right-of-way a long time ago.
Did US 15 briefly run from Clarksville east to South Hill? The 1927 Clasons Atlas and the 1927 Standard Drafting Maps both show this...
1926 Official
US 401 Clarksville to South Hill
1926 Official
1927 Gen Draft
US 15 Clarksville to South Hill?
1927 Gen Draft
1928 Official
US 15 Clarksville northward
1928 Official

From:  Leesburg (Loudoun County)
To:  Leesburg (Loudoun County)
Total Length:  2.92 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 15, VA 7: 0 - 0
VA 7 Bus: 1.04 - 1.04
US 15: 1.88 - 2.92
Creation: Appeared Aug 1965 (CTB) as a renumbering of mainline US 15. This is the 1st US 15 Business.
Adjustments: The bypass was only complete north of VA 7 for a time, so US 15 Business may have only been north of VA 7 initially.
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; the southernmost half-mile is multilaned
Posted:  Fully posted; cutouts were gone by mid 1990s.
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  James Madison Highway (since 3-19-28); James Monroe Highway (since 3-4-32)
Other names:  King St
Scenic Byway:  no segments
Comment: About half the time US 15 Business is actually faster through Leesburg than using the bypass, which is sometimes very crowded.
1969 Loudoun County
US 15 Bus in northern Leesburg
1969 Loudoun County
1976 Official
US 15 Bus in Leesburg
1976 Official

From:  Ontario (Charlotte County)
To:  near Keysville (Charlotte County)
Total Length:  5.93miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 15, US 360, US 360 Bus BEGIN: 0 - 0
US 15, US 360: 1.3 - 1.3
VA 40 EB: 2.36 - 3.66
VA 40 WB: 0.56 - 4.22
US 15, US 360 Bus EB: 1.71 - 5.93
Creation: Designated Oct 1966 (CTB) as a renumbering of mainline US 15 through Keysville. This is the 2nd US 15 Business.
Adjustments: None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Posted:  Fully posted
Multiplexes:  US 360 Bus (4.37 mi)
US 360 Bus, VA 40: (0.56 mi)
Legislative names:  Patrick Henry Highway, north of VA 40 (since 2/18/28); James Madison Highway (since 3/19/28)
Other names:  Old Kings Hwy (Ontario area); Four Locust Hwy (Keysville)
Scenic Byway:  no segments
Comment: US 15 Business has 3 sharp turns in a very short distance on the VA 40 triplex. US 15 Business is concurrent with US 360 Business for its entire length and does have a partial interchange with the bypass where it crosses over north of Ontario.
1978 Official
US 15 Bus in Keysville
1978 Official

From:  Farmville (Prince Edward County)
To:  Dowdys Corner (Prince Edward County)
Total Length:  6.44 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 15, US 460: 0 - 0
US 460 Bus EB, VA 45: 2.45 - 2.45
US 15, US 460 Bus WB: 4.12 - 6.57
Creation: Designated Feb 1972 (CTB) as a renumbering of mainline US 15 through Farmville. This is the 3rd US 15 Business.
Adjustments: Sometime after 1995, US 15 Business was removed from High St and instead continued up Main St to 3rd St (US 460 Business). This replaced a bit of VA 45.
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; US 15 Business is multilane on most of its Main St run.
Posted:  Fully posted; cutouts removed in the late 1990s.
Multiplexes:  US 460 Bus (4.12 mi)
Legislative names:  James Madison Highway (since 3/19/28); Colonial Trail (since 3/24/30)
Other names:  Main St, 3rd St
Scenic Byway:  no segments
Comment: US 15 Business is also signed as TRUCK VA 45 northbound from US 15-460 freeway.
1978 Official
US 15 Bus in Farmville
1978 Official

From:  Warrenton (Fauquier County)
To:  Warrenton (Fauquier County)
Total Length:  4.05 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 15, US 17, BEGIN US 17 Bus, US 29, BEGIN US 29 Bus: 0 - 0
US 17 Bus NB, US 29 Bus NB: 0.89 - 0.89
US 211 Bus WB: 1.26 - 2.15
US 29 Bus SB, US 211, US 211 Bus END: 1.04 - 3.19
US 15, US 29, US 29 Bus END: 0.86 - 4.05
Creation: Created about 1973 as a renumbering of US 15 ALT through Warrenton. This is the 4th US 15 Business.
Adjustments: In Feb 1980 (CTB), US 15-211 Bus was rerouted off Alexandria Pike onto Blackwell Rd. to reconnect with US 29-211.
In 1986, US 15 Business was extended in both directions when mainline US 15 was placed on the newly constructed freeway around the east side of Warrenton. Northbound was extended replacing mainline US 15-29 to about the same location as the destroyed original north end of the business route. Southbound was extended over original US 15-17-29 another mile to the new bypass location.
1973 Official
US 15 Bus appears in Warrenton
1973 Official
2002 Official
US 15 Business extended
2002 Official

Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments existed until 1986 when the extended parts were onto 4-lane highways.
Posted:  Fully posted
Multiplexes:  US 17 Bus, US 29 Bus (0.89 mi)
US 211 Bus (1.04 mi)
US 29 Bus (0.86 mi)
Legislative names:  James Madison Highway (since 3/19/28)
Other names:  Falmouth St, Main St, Alexandria Pike, Blackwell Rd, Lee Hwy
Scenic Byway:  no segments
Comment: US 15 Business is the business route to the business routes of Warrenton. It is narrow and slow, but passes through nice parts of town.

From:  Culpeper (Culpeper County)
To:  Inlet (Culpeper County)
Total Length:  5.76 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 15, US 29: 0 - 0
US 522 SB, VA 3: 1.39 - 1.39
US 29 Bus SB: 0.12 - 1.51
US 522 NB: 0.85 - 2.36
VA 229: 0.20 - 2.56
US 15, US 29: 3.20 - 5.76
Creation: Appeared about 1973 as a renumbering of mainline US 15 through Culpeper. This is the 5th US 15 Business.
Adjustments: None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; multilane only from VA 229 northeast to Ira Huffman Ln.
Posted:  Fully posted; cutouts remain at 3 locations as of summer 2011.
Multiplexes:  US 522 (0.12 mi)
US 29 Bus, US 522: (0.85 mi)
US 29 Bus (3.40 mi)
Legislative names:  James Madison Highway (since 3/19/28)
Other names:  Orange Rd, Germanna Hwy, Main St
Scenic Byway:  no segments
Comment: Main St Culpeper is frequently slow and cumbersome to travel.
1978 Official
US 15 Bus in Culpeper and Remington
1978 Official

From:  near Elkwood (Culpeper County)
To:  near Remington (Fauquier County)
Total Length:  2.71 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 15, US 29: 0 - 0
Fauquier-Culpeper Line: 0.56 - 0.56
US 15, US 29: 2.15 - 2.71
Creation: Designated Sept 1975 (CTB) as a renumbering of mainline US 15 through Remington (see scan above). This is the 6th US 15 Business.
Adjustments: None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Posted:  Fully posted
Multiplexes:  US 29 Bus (entire length)
Legislative names:  James Madison Highway (since 3/19/28)
Other names:  Remington Rd (Culpeper Co); James Madison Rd (Fauquier Co)
Scenic Byway:  no segments
Comment: Remington is a pretty small place for a business route designation. Only interesting thing is the 1930 bridge over the Rappahannock River.
US 15 ALT  not currently assigned
Previous US 15 ALT's: US 15 ALT: Appeared in August 1936 (CTB) as a renumbering of mainline US 15 through Warrenton. At that time, US 15 had exited Warrenton to the north along Winchester Ave. US 15 ALT ended at Roeblng St (old US 15) just north of where US 17 Business leaves US 29 Bus-US 211 today. The south end is where US 15 Business splits from US 17 Bus-29 Bus.
In March 1953 (CTB), US 15 ALT was removed from Winchester Ave and instead sent with US 211 ALT east out Alexandria Pike to meet the rerouted mainline US 15 in the vicinity of where the eastern Warrenton Bypass ends today. Winchester Ave became SR 690 (now unnumbered).
About 1973, US 15 ALT was renumbered as US 15 Business.
1936 Fauquier County
US 15 ALT initial routing
1936 Fauquier County
1958 Fauquier County
US 15 ALT moved to the northeast
1958 Fauquier County

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