US 340
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Photo: US 340 north leaving Shenandoah (photo by Mapmikey 10/21/08)
From:  near Greenville (Augusta County)
To:  West Virginia State Line near Loudoun Heights (Loudoun County)
Total Length: 122.77 miles  
Nationally, US 340 runs from Greenville to Frederick, MD.
ROUTE LOG
US 11: 0 - 0
Waynesboro-Augusta Line: 11.80 - 11.80
I-64 (exit 94): 0.34 - 12.14
US 250: 2.44 - 14.58
VA 254: 0.38 - 14.96
US 250 WB: 0.88 - 15.84
US 250 EB: 0.19 - 16.03
Augusta-Waynesboro Line: 2.10 - 18.13
Rockingham-Augusta Line: 12.09 - 30.22
VA 256: 0.36 - 30.58
VA 253: 1.96 - 32.54
US 33, BEGIN US 33 Bus: 14.15 - 46.69
US 33 Bus WB: 0.08 - 46.77
Page-Rockingham Line: 4.08 - 50.85
US 340 Bus: 9.78 - 60.63
US 211 WB: 3.16 - 63.79
US 211 Bus: 5.82 - 69.61
US 211 EB, US 340 Bus: 1.78 - 71.39
Warren-Page Line: 11.43 - 82.82
Skyline Drive: 11.17 - 93.99
VA 55 EB: 0.51 - 94.50
US 522 SB: 1.22 - 95.72
VA 55 WB: 1.38 - 97.10
I-66 (exit 6): 1.05 - 98.15
Frederick-Warren Line: 4.39 - 102.54
Warren-Frederick Line: 0.53 - 103.07
Frederick-Warren Line: 0.39 - 103.46
Warren-Frederick Line: 0.30 - 103.76
Clarke-Warren Line: 0.16 - 103.92
US 522 NB, VA 277: 1.79 - 105.71
US 17, US 50: 3.92 - 109.63
VA 255: 4.27 - 113.90
VA 7 Bus: 3.50 - 117.40
VA 7: 0.69 - 118.09
WV STATE LINE: 4.11 - 122.20
GAP IN ROUTE
WV STATE LINE: 0 - 122.20
MD STATE LINE: 0.57 - 122.77
Creation: US 340 is an original U.S. Highway. in late 1926, it started out running from US 11/VA 33 (Picadilly at Cameron) east to Berryville, then northeast to West Virginia. All of this was an addition to VA 37.
Adjustments: In Aug 1928, US 340 was rerouted at Berryville to head south to US 50/VA 36 (now SR 723) Millwood by heading east 1 block on Main St (addition to VA 826, then south along today's SR 616 Church St/US 340 to Old Chapel (addition to VA 54), then south along today's VA 255 to Millwood (addition to VA 811. The old route to Winchester remained part of VA 37 (now VA 7).
In July 1933 (CTB), US 340 was rerouted at Old Chapel to replace a piece of VA 54 to instead end at US 50 (now SR 723) in Boyce. A substantial VA 340 extension extended south from US 50 all the way to Augusta County. The old road to Millwood became VA 255.
In July 1935, US 340 was rerouted at Berryville to instead follow VA 7 west to end at US 11 (Picadilly at Loudoun St) in Winchester. Berryville to Boyce became part of VA 12 (today this is SR 617 Old Chapel Rd, a bit of VA 255, some current US 340, SR 616 S. Church St, and 1 block of VA 7 Bus Main St in Berryville).

1927 Official
US 340 original routing
1927 Official
1929 Official
US 340 rerouted to Millwood
1929 Official
1933 Official
US 340 rerouted to Boyce
1933 Official
1936 Official
US 340 back to Winchester
1936 Official

In 1936 (bridge date), US 340 was removed from SR 623 in Gaylord near the West Virginia line.
About 1950, US 340 was rerouted out of Harpers Ferry WV to cross the Shenandoah River into Loudoun County then over to cross the Potomac River into Maryland. At the bride locations this was a replacement for bits of VA 275 and VA 275Y.

1949 Official
US 340 direct from WV to MD
1949 Official
1950 Official
US 340 clips Loudoun Co
1950 Official

About 1954, US 340 was rerouted at Berryville to again go south to Boyce, then continue south through Front Royal, Luray, Elkton, Waynesboro, and stuarts Draft before ending at US 11 near Greenville. This was a replacement of VA 12. The old route from Berryville to Winchester remained VA 7 (VA 7 Bus within Berryville) as well as a new US 340 ALT.
In March 1954 (CTB), US 340 was removed from SRs 667-668 west of Boyce.
In Aug 1958 (CTB), US 340 was placed on its bypass of White Post, leaving behind SR 628 and SR 658.
About 1961, US 340-522 was removed from SR 802 Ninevah.
In Feb 1969 (CTB), US 340 was approved to be placed on Page SR 615 and the US 211 Luray Bypass when constructed, with the old route through Stanley and Luray becoming US 340 Business. When the Jan 1972 CTB placed US 211 on the bypass, it made no mention of US 340. The Dec 1971 AASHO approval of US 211 Bypass-Business does not mention US 340. Oddly, US 340 Bypass is explicitly shown on the 1972 and 1973 officials.
About 1992, US 340 was finally added to Page SR 615 and US 211 to Bypass Luray leaving behind US 340 Business.
Improvements:  Upon designation, US 340 has always been paved.
The first segment of US 340 to be 4-laned was in the Cedarville area, about 1959.
In 1960-1961, US 522 was multilaned from Cedarville to Double Tollgate.
Official maps from 1961-65 erroneously show US 340 as multilaned from US 50 to Boyce (still 2-lane today).
In 1980, US 340 was multilaned from Ladd to Waynesboro.
In 1981, US 340 was multilaned from VA 7 to the WV Line.
In 1992, US 340 was multilaned from Stuarts Draft to Ladd.
US 340 was multilaned from I-66 to VA 55 Front Royal (minus one of the Shenandoah River bridges) by 1994.
US 340 was multilaned on the Shenandoah River bridge about 2010.
Posted:  Fully posted; a cutout may still be up in Front Royal, Browntown, and south of Elkton
Multiplexes:  US 250 (0.19 mi)
US 33 Bus (0.08 mi)
VA 55 (1.22 mi)
US 522, VA 55 (1.38 mi)
US 522 (8.61 mi)
Truck Route: There is a signed US 340 TRUCK route in Waynesboro, using US 250's routing to bypass central Waynesboro. This has been there back to at least the early 1990s.
Legislative names:  Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hwy, entire route (3-9-60); Lord Fairfax Highway, Clarke County (3-5-99)
Other names:  Stuarts Draft Hwy (s of Waynesboro); Rosser Ave/Main St/Delphine Ave (Waynesboro); East Side Hwy (Waynesboro to Elkton); Stuart Ave (US 33 to Page line); 3rd St/5th St (Shenandoah); Lee Hwy (US 211 duplex); Broad St (Luray); Royal Ave/14th St/Shenandoah Ave (Front Royal); Winchester Rd (Warren/Frederick Co n of Front Royal); Buckmarsh St (Berryville); Jefferson Pike (Loudoun Co)
Scenic Byway:  Page-Warren line to Front Royal (since ~2008); All of Page co except US 211 south to 340 Bus (since ~2010)
Comments:US 340 parallels the entirety of Skyline Dr on the west side. Otherwise it is a sleepy and peaceful ride through the Shenandoah Valley.
Mapmikey asks: Why isn't mainline US 340 routed onto I-64 and SR 624 Delphine Ave?


From: near Alma (Page County)
To:  Luray (Page County)
Total Length: 12.95 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 340: 0 - 0
US 211 Bus: 12.41 - 12.41
US 211, US 340: 0.54 - 12.95
Creation: US 340 Business for Luray appeared in Feb 1969 (CTB) to be asigned upon completion of the US 211 Bypass of Luray. For some reason when this occurred in 1972, US 340 was ignored. US 340 Business finally appeared in 1992.
Adjustments: None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Posted:  Fully posted; cutouts in Luray disappeared around the time this was designated.
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hwy, entire route.
Other names:  Virginia Ave/Broad St (Luray)
Scenic Byway:  no segments
Comment: US 340 Business also serves Alma and Stanley.

1972 Official
US 340 Bus in the early '70s?
1972 Official
1974 Official
Just kidding
1974 Official
1992 Official
US 340 Business through Luray
1992 Official

US 340 ALT  not currently assigned




Previous US 340 ALT's:



US 340 ALT: Appeared in 1954 as a renumbering of US 340 from Berryville to Winchester and as an addition to US 522 from Winchester south to US 340/VA 277 at Double Tollgate.
In Oct 1962 (CTB), citing motorist confusion, US 340 ALT was dropped. Berryville to Winchester remained VA 7 and Winchester to Double Tollgate remained US 522 (used SR 760 in the Armel area).
(1954 Official)
US 340 ALT
1954 Official

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