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Photo: US 360's humble beginning in Reedville (photo by Mapmikey 2/16/07)



 
 
From: City of Danville
To:  Reedville (Northumberland County)
Total Length:  225.16 miles    




ROUTE LOG
US 58 Bus WB, VA 293, VA 360: 0 - 0
US 29, US 58 WB, US 58 Bus END, VA 785: 1.76 - 1.76
Pittsylvania-Danville Line: 2.10 - 3.86
VA 62: 2.37 - 6.23
Halifax-Pittsylvania Line: 3.32 - 9.55
VA 119: 3.48 - 13.03
US 501: 15.83 - 28.86
US 58 EB: 0.70 - 29.56
VA 304: 0.61 - 30.17
VA 34: 0.52 - 30.69
VA 344, VA 360: 7.24 - 37.93
VA 92: 5.19 - 43.12
Charlotte-Halifax Line: 2.73 - 45.85
VA 92: 1.73 - 47.58
US 15 SB: 4.64 - 52.22
VA 47: 3.88 - 56.10
US 15 Bus, US 360 Bus: 6.60 - 62.70
US 15 Bus, US 360 Bus: 1 - 63.70
VA 40: 2.36 - 66.06
US 15 NB, US 360 Bus: 2.04 - 68.10
Prince Edward-Charlotte Line: 1.75 - 69.85
Lunenburg-Prince Edward Line: 5.36 - 75.21
Prince Edward-Lunenburg Line: 0.26 - 75.47
Nottoway-Prince Edward Line: 8.65 - 84.12
US 360 Bus, US 460 WB, US 460 Bus: 1.51 - 85.63
US 360 Bus, US 460 Bus: 1.25 - 86.88
US 460 EB: 0.43 - 87.31
VA 323: 0.50 - 87.81
VA 49: 1.96 - 89.77
Amelia-Nottoway Line: 4.17 - 93.94
VA 307: 0.49 - 94.43
US 360 Bus: 8.15 - 102.58
US 360 Bus: 3.04 - 105.62
VA 153: 5.14 - 110.72
Chesterfield-Amelia Line: 1 - 111.72
VA 288: 13.97 - 125.69
VA 150: 7.67 - 133.36
Richmond-Chesterfield Line: 0 - 133.36
VA 161: 2.79 - 136.15
VA 10: 0.70 - 136.85
US 1, US 301: 1.08 - 137.93
US 60 WB: 1.51 - 139.44
US 60 EB: 0.38 - 139.82
US 250: 0.20 - 140.02
I-64 (exit 192): 1.89 - 141.91
Henrico-Richmond Line: 0.25 - 142.16
Hanover-Henrico Line: 2.87 - 145.03
US 360 Bus: 0.47 - 145.50
VA 156: 0.60 - 146.10
US 360 Bus: 0.13 - 146.23
I-295 (exit 37): 0.12 - 146.35
King William-Hanover Line: 11.65 - 158.00
VA 30: 5.09 - 164.09
King and Queen-King William Line: 3.34 - 167.43
VA 14: 2.91 - 170.34
Essex-King and Queen Line: 6.29 - 176.63
US 17 SB: 6.86 - 183.49
US 17 NB: 2.44 - 185.93
Richmond-Essex Line: 0.25 - 186.18
VA 3 Bus WB: 6.40 - 192.58
VA 3, VA 3 Bus END: 0.78 - 193.36
Northumberland-Richmond Line: 7.93 - 201.29
VA 202: 3.19 - 204.48
VA 201: 7.13 - 211.61
VA 200: 7.91 - 219.52
END US 360, SR 644: 5.64 - 225.16

Creation: Appeared in July 1933, the same year it first appeared nationally, running from Danville to Reedville via Halifax, Burkeville, Richmond and Tappahannock. In this routing, US 360 replaced:

VA 12 from Danville to Halifax
US 501 from Halifax to Burkeville
US 60 from Burkeville to Richmond
VA 13 from Richmond to Callao
VA 607 from Callao to Reedville.


Here is a more detailed look at the history of US 60 from a geographic standpoint.

Danville to Keysville
US 360 initially began at the US 29-58 jct in Danville, then located at N. Main St and today's US 58 Bus. US 360 followed today's N. Main up to today's VA 293-360 and followed VA 360 heading out of Danville, except it used Justin Ln (now ends at the RR) and "Old Hwy 360" (cut off by US 29 freeway).
US 360 followed today's VA 360 through Halifax to today's US 360-VA 344-VA 360 junction, then picked up today's US 360. US 360 then used today's VA 92 through Clover and back across 360 over to US 15 Barnes Crossroads. US 360 then picked up US 15 north back to today's US 360.
US 360 followed modern 15-360 to Ontario except it used SR 713 in the VA 47 area and SR 622 leading into Ontario. US 360 then followed today's US 15-360 Business through Keysville.
Adjustments: 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.
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 1966 (CTB), US 15-360 was given its bypass of Ontario and Keysville, leaving behind US 15-360 Business.
In Nov 1968 (CTB), US 360 was placed on its current routing bypassing Clover and Barnes Corner, leaving behind an extended VA 92 and the US 15 duplex.
In Sep 1982 (CTB), US 360 was rerouted to run to Danville via South Boston instead of Halifax. This was accomplished by replacing VA 304 and duplexing with US 58 west of South Boston. The old route through Halifax became VA 360.

1982 Official
US 360 via Halifax
1984 Official
US 360 via South Boston



Keysville to Richmond US 360 then followed modern US 360 east past Simplicity, then used today's SR 701 to Meherrin where it picked back up today's US 360.
US 360 followed today's 360 until outside Burkeville, where it picked up SR 621 Burkes Tavern Rd east to SR 716 Namozine St east, then US 360 Business 2nd St.
US 360 followed today's US 360 corridor northeast from Burkeville (a few bits of old alignment are visible from the 4-lane alignment today). US 360 used SR 671 through Jetersville and SR 697 through Maplewood but otherwise today's US 360. Approaching Amelia, US 360 veered north on SR 656 S. Amelia Ave and used that to Amelia CH.
US 60 picked up today's US 360 Business heading east from Amelia CH. It continued on Goodes Bridge Rd past US 360 which loops back around to US 360. US 360 used US 360 east to Chesterfield County except at SR 604 it used Mt. Olive Ln and near VA 153 it used SR 698 Circle Dr.
In Chesterfield County, US 360 followed current US 360 all the way to Richmond.


Adjustments:About 1936, US 360 was placed on its modern routing between Simplicity and Meherrin, leaving behind SR 701. This removed US 360 from Lunenburg County except two segments (near Virso and near Meherrin) the EB lane was still in Lunenburg.
In 1939, US 360 was routed fully on US 360 Business through Amelia, leaving behind SR 656.
In 1951 (bridge date), US 360 was removed from SR 621 and was placed on today's US 360 to US 360 Business into Burkeville. For a time, US 360 crossed over US 460 (on today's SR 716) without intersecting and they met at today's SR 716/US 360-460 Business split.
In Aug 1958 (CTB), US 360 was placed on its modern routings around Jetersville (leaving SR 671) and Maplewood (leaving SR 697).
About 1962, US 360 was removed from SR 728 and the SR 630 loop at Meherrin and placed on new routing to its south, giving US 360 a short stretch once again wholly inside Lunenburg County.
In Nov 1969 (CTB), US 360 was placed on its bypass of Burkeville leaving behind US 360-460 Business.
In October 1966 (CTB), US 360 was placed on its bypass of Amelia CH. leaving behind US 360 Business and Goodes Bridge Rd.
Also around 1966, US 360 received its modern routing through eastern Amelia County leaving behind Mt. Olive Ln and SR 698.
In Nov 1969 (CTB), US 360 was placed on the Burkeville Bypass, leaving behind US 360-460 BUsiness.
1961 Nottoway County
US 360 and US 460 perform the cross-over move



Richmond
US 360 has always used Hull St down to the Mayo Bridge. North of the James River, US 360 initially followed 14th St to Main, then west to 13th, then north to Broad St. US 360 followed Broad east to 21st, then north to Mosby St to Mechanicsville Tpk.
In 1949, US 360 was rerouted to leave Broad north on 17th St to Fairfield Ave east to Mechanicsville Tpk.
In March 1956 (CTB), US 360 was rerouted on 14th to head -east- on Main over to 18th, then north to Grace for one block west, then north on 17th across Broad and so on.
In 1975, US 360 was placed on one-way splits with 17th and 18th Sts between Grace and near Fairfield.

1947 Official
US 360 using Mosby St
1950 Official
US 360 rerouted to 17th
1959 Official
US 360 rerouted onto Main St
1976 Official
US 360 placed on one-way splits north of Broad



Richmond to Reedville
US 360 historically used its current route into Henrico County, then US 360 Business through Mechanicsville. Then the route picked up modern 360 again east to Manquin, then used SR 661 and SR 662 through Central Garage.
US 360 then used modern 360 through Aylett east to VA 14 where it used today's SR 677. East of VA 14, US 360 followed it modern route t oUS 17 except for today's SR 691 at Piscataway Creek. US 360 then followed it current routing with US 17 into Tappahannock.
East of Tappahannock, US 360 followed its current route through Warsaw to Heathsville except it used SR 649 on the western side of Warsaw and SR 697 at Indian Field.
East of Heathsville, US 360 initially used today's 360 but veered off onto SR loops at Avalon, Blundon Corner, Lilian, Beverlyville and Reedville. The route originally ended at the Cul-D-Sac at the current end of SR 644.
Adjustments:
In July 1939 (CTB), it appears US 360 was put on its modern routings at Avalon and Blantons Corner, leaving behind SRs 694 and 695.
In August 1941 (CTB), it appears US 360 was placed on its modern routings in Lilian and Beverleyville.
In Sept 1948 (CTB), it appears US 360 was put on its modern routing at the northern end of Reedville, leaving behind SR 726.
In Aug 1951, the CTB turned down the request of Northumberland County to make SR 657-677 a primary route. This almost certainly would've been an extension of US 360.
In May 1954 (CTB), US 360 east was truncated 0.43 miles from the Reedville waterfront to its current end at SR 644.

1950 Official
US 360 to the end
1959 Official
US 360 truncated to SR 644


It appears that in Nov 1957 (CTB), US 360 was placed on its current routing through Manquin and Central Garage, leaving behind SRs 661 and 662.
I cannot locate the reference, but the Jan 1958 Richmond County map shows US 360 no longer using SR 649 in Warsaw.
In Aug 1958 (CTB), US 360 was placed on its modern routing between Pauls Crossroads and Henley Fork, leaving behind SR 691.
It appears that in 1962 US 360 was rerouted at VA 14, leaving behind SR 677.
In Sept 1968 (CTB), US 360 was placed on its Mechanicsville bypass, leaving behind US 360 Business.
In Nov 1976 (CTB), US 360 was rerouted onto its current alignment through Indian Field, leaving behind SR 697.
Improvements: The entirety of US 360 was paved upon its designation in July 1933.
The first multilaning of US 360 occurred in 1953, from the WCL of Richmond (near VA 161) west to SR 647
In 1955 the 4-laning was extended west to around SR 653.
In 1956, the 4-laning was extended west again to near SR 621; a 4-lane segment appeared east of Jetersville; another appeared just east of the Appomattox River.
In 1957, 4-laning was extended west to SR 621; also the Appomattox River segment was extended west to VA 153.
In 1958, 4-laning was extended west again to SR 603.
In 1960 or 1961, US 360 was 4-laned from the Pamunkey River to Manquin and also on the US 17 duplex.
In 1962, US 360 was 4-laned from US 15 north of Keysville to Meherrin.
In 1963, US 360 was 4-laned from Pamunkey River west to past SR 627; also US 360 was shown 4-laned from around VA 47 south to Wyliesburg
In 1964 US 360 was made multilane from SR 603 west to the Appomattox River piece; also it is incorrectly shown to be widened across the Rappahannock River; also, the VA 47 area widening was rescinded on the map.
In 1965, US 360 was widended from SR 627 to nearly Mechanicsville.
In 1966, US 360 was 4-laned from VA 153 to the west end of the Amelia bypass; also the Keysville bypass; also from near Clover to VA 344; also US 360 was widened from Manquin to Aylett.
In 1967, US 360 was 4-laned from Amelia CH to VA 307, encompassing the stray Jetersville piece; US 360 was 4-laned from Keysville to Wyliesburg
In 1968, US 360 was 4-laned on the new Mechanicsville Bypass; also from Aylett to VA 14; also from the Rappahannock River to Warsaw; also from VA 307 to Burkeville
In 1969, US 360 was 4-laned when the new section bypassing Barnes Corner and Clover opened.
In 1970, US 360 was 4-laned from Mechanicsville to I-64; also from VA 14 to Millers Tavern; also the BUrkeville bypass.
In 1972, US 360 was 4-laned from Millers Tavern to US 17.
In 1973, US 360 was multilaned from Mosby Av south to Broad St; also from Meherrin to Burkeville.
In 1976, US 360 was 4-laned from Warsaw to Northumberland County.
In 1977, US 360 was multilaned from SR 640 through Burgess to Lillian.
In 1979, officials finally stopped showing the Rappahannock River bridge as multilane.
In 1982, US 360 was made multilane from VA 344 to Danville by virtue of its rerouting, except from VA 34 south to US 58.
In 1983 or 1984, US 360 was 4-laned from Richmond County to Callao.
In 1988, US 360 was widened from I-64 to Mosby Av
In 1990, US 360 was widened from Callao to Lottsburg.
In 1993 or 1994, US 360 was 4-laned from Lottsburg to Heathsville
In 2006, US 360 was 4-laned from VA 34 to US 58.
US 360 is multilaned everywhere except central Richmond; Rappahannock River bridge; eastern Northumberland County
US 360 has substantial sections of 6 or more lanes: I-64 to Mechanicsville Bypass; VA 150 west to Genito Rd.
Posted:  Fully posted; the last known cutouts were in South Richmond, removed around 2004. Cutouts in Northumberland County were removed about 1997.
Multiplexes:  US 58 Bus (1.76 mi)
US 58 (27.80 mi)
US 15 (15.88 mi)
US 460 (1.68 mi)
US 60 (0.38 mi)
US 17 (2.44 mi)
VA 3 Bus (0.78 mi)
Legislative names:  A.L. Philpott Memorial Highway, from Danville to South Boston (since 3/3/92); James D. Hagood Memorial Highway, from ECL South Boston to Charlotte County Line (since 4/3/90); J.E.B. Stuart Highway, from VA 344-360 to VA 92 Clover (3/14/28 designation predates US 360); James Madison Highway, on US 15 duplex (3/19/28 designation predates US 360); Patrick Henry Highway, from Keysville to SR 606 Mechanicsville, except US 360 Business segments (2/18/28 designation predates US 360); George Washington Memorial Highway, from Tappahannock to Warsaw (3/14/28 designation predates US 360)
Other names:  River St/South Boston Rd (Danville); Philpott Rd (Danville to South Boston); BIll Tuck Hwy/John Randolph Blvd (South Boston); Kings Hwy (Charlotte County); East Patrick Henry Hwy (Burkeville to Amelia County); Hull Street Rd (Chesterfield County); Hull St/Mayo Bridge/14th St/Main St/18th St/Balding St/17th St/Fairfield Way (Richmond); Mechanicsville Tpk (Richmond to King William County); Richmond-Tappahannock Hwy (King William County); Richmond Hwy (King and Queen County and Essex County west of US 17); Tappahannock Blvd/Queen St (Tappahannock); Richmond Rd (Tappahannock to VA 202); Northumberland Hwy (Callao to Reedville); Main St (Reedville)
John Randolph Bridge over Dan River, 10/16/51 designation predates US 360; Thomas J Downing Bridge over Rappahannock River, since 5/13/38
Scenic Byway:  Northumberland SR 657 to Reedville (3/3/92)
Comment: US 360 is a fast paced corridor through the south central areas of Virginia.
US 360 has a 60 mph speed limit nearly continuously from South Boston and Skinquarter, a stretch that also has only 1 stoplight (shopping center near Amelia CH).


 

From:  Ontario (Charlotte County)
To:  near Keysville (Charlotte County)
Total Length:  5.98 miles  




ROUTE LOG
US 15, US 15 Bus BEGIN, US 360: 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 NB, US 15 Bus END: 1.71 - 5.93
US 15 SB, US 360: 0.05 - 5.98

Creation: Designated October 1966 as a renumbering of mainline US 360 through Keysville.
Adjustments: None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Posted:  Fully posted
Multiplexes:  US 15 Bus (5.37 mi)
US 15 Bus, VA 40: (0.56 mi)
Legislative names:  Patrick Henry Highway, north of VA 40 (2/18/1908 designation predates US 360); James Madison Highway, on US 15 Bus duplex (3/19/28 designation predates US 360)
Other names:  Old Kings Hwy (Ontario area); Four Locust Hwy (Keysville)
Scenic Byway:  no segments
Comment: US 360 Business has 3 sharp turns in a very short distance on the VA 40 triplex.
US 15-360 Bus view
Photo: US 15-360 Business in Ontario

 

From:  Amelia CH (Amelia County)
To:  Amelia CH (Amelia County)
Total Length:  2.94 miles  




ROUTE LOG
US 360: 0 - 0
VA 38: 1.44 - 1.44
US 360: 1.5 - 2.94

Creation: Designated October 1966 as a renumbering of mainline US 360 through Amelia.
Adjustments: None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Posted:  Fully posted
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  Patrick Henry Highway, entire route (2/18/1908 designation predates US 360);
Other names:  Goodes Bridge Rd (entire route)
Scenic Byway:  no segments
Comment: US 360 Business in Amelia only skirts central Amelia, which is bisected by VA 38.
Only the western half of US 360 Business was ever part of the early US 60 routing.
US 360 Bus view
Photo: US 360 Business in Amelia

 

From:  Mechanicsville (Hanover County)
To:  Mechanicsville (Hanover County)
Total Length:  0.78 miles  




ROUTE LOG
US 360: 0 - 0
VA 156: 0.49 - 0.49
US 360: 0.29 - 0.78

Creation: Designated September 1968 as a renumbering of mainline US 360 through Mechanicsville
Adjustments: None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Posted:  Fully posted; a "C360" in a white rectangle exists west of VA 156.
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  Patrick Henry Highway, entire route (2/18/1908 designation predates US 360);
Other names:  Mechanicsville Tpk (entire route)
Scenic Byway:  no segments
Comment:Eastbound US 360 Business must turn onto VA 156 to actually go back to mainline US 360, as the westbound entry onto US 360 Business is a one-way freeway ramp.
US 360 Bus (1982 Official)
US 360 Business in Mechanicsville

 

From:  Burkeville (Nottoway County)
To:  Burkeville (Nottoway County)
Total Length:  1.13 miles  




ROUTE LOG
US 360, US 460, US 460 Bus BEGIN: 0 - 0
US 360, US 460, US 460 Bus END: 1.13 - 1.13

Creation: Designated November 1969 as a renumbering of mainline US 360-460 through Burkeville
Adjustments: None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Posted:  Fully posted;
Multiplexes:  US 460 Bus (entire route)
Legislative names:  Patrick Henry Highway, entire route (2/18/28 designation predates US 360);
Other names:  None
Scenic Byway:  no segments
Comment:Burkeville is pretty sleepy for a town shown on a sign in Reedville, 136 miles away!
US 360-460 Bus view
Photo: US 360-460 Business in Burkeville
US 360 ALT  not currently assigned




Previous US 360 ALT's:



US 360 ALT #1:  Appears in the June 1962, July 1963, January 1964, and July 1964 CTB minutes as the route designation for the Keysville Bypass to be built shortly thereafter. It is unclear whether the road was ever posted as such or not.
US 360 ALT #2:  Appears in the August 1962 CTB minutes as the Amelia Bypass, which opened as US 360 Bypass in 1966.
US 360 ALT #3:  Appears in the May 1965 CTB Minutes as the Burkeville Bypass, which opened late 1969 as US 360-460 Bypass.
US 360-Y  not currently assigned




Previous US 360-Y's:

1961 ROUTE LOG
US 360: 0 - 0
US 17: 0.11 - 0.11


US 360-Y: The creation date of this is unknown. The CTB has no reference to 360-Y.
VDOT County maps from at least 1943-61 show it, as the southwest leg of a triangle set-up at US 17 Brays Fork.
The December 1968 CTB mentions looking into an actual interchange at this location.
My best guess is that US 360-Y went away when US 360 was 4-laned to US 17, which changed the complexion of the intersection.
It appears the actual road itself is still there as the movement from 360 EB to 17 SB.

US 360-Y

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