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Photo: VA 56 and VA 151 parting ways near Roseland (photo by Mapmikey 4/23/08)


From: City of Portsmouth
To: City of Portsmouth
Total Length: 3.25 miles  




ROUTE LOG
US 17: 0 - 0
VA 337: 0.36 - 0.36
I-264 (exit 7), US 460 ALT: 1.24 - 1.60
US 58, VA 337 ALT: 1.65 - 3.25

Creation: Looks to have been created in 1943 as new primary routing. It initially ran from US 17-VA 337 (now Elm St) northeast along George Washington Hwy to Greene St, then north to Portsmouth Blvd, then east to 4th St then Wythe St to Court St to High St west to end at US 58 (now just High St/Washington St jct). This is the 4th VA 141.
Adjustments: In March 1968 (CTB), VA 141 was extended southwest to its current endpoint, replacing what was then US 17 Bus. Additionally, it was rerouted to leave George Washington Hwy via Effingham, then west on London Blvd to end at US 58/VA 337 ALT as it does today.
Improvements:  Paved upon inception
Multilaning of VA 141 is shown on its entire run starting with the 1971 Official.
Posted:  Fully posted; The last cutout was removed in 1993 in front of Norfolk Naval Shipyard on a side street near Portsmouth Blvd.
Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  George Washington Hwy; Effingham St; London Blvd
Scenic Byway:  NONE
Comment: VA 141 serves Norfolk Naval Shipyard and Downtown Portsmouth.
The first official map to actually label VA 141 isn't until 1975.
VA 141 (1951 Norfolk County)
VA 141 initial routing
1951 Norfolk County
VA 141 (1975 Norfolk County)
VA 141 Rerouted
1975 Norfolk County
Previous VA 141's:

1928 ROUTE LOG
US 11, US 60 WB, VA 33: 0 - 0
US 60 EB, VA 14: 1.05 - 1.05


1932 ROUTE LOG
VA 11: 0 - 0
US 60 EB, VA 14: 4.62 - 4.62


1943 ROUTE LOG
US 1: 0 - 0
Prince George-Dinwiddie Line: 12.42 - 12.42
VA 141Y: 0.02 - 12.44
US 301: 0.23 - 12.67

VA 141 #1: Appeared in 1923 as a renumbering of VA 14 CONN, running from VA 33 (now US 11) Natural Bridge east to VA 14 (now SR 684) Glasgow.
In April 1924 (CTB), VA 141 east was truncated to today's SR 608 (was VA 14) west of Natural Bridge Station. The route east to Glasgow became part of VA 14. Today it is SR 773 and VA 130.
In late 1926, US 60 was added to VA 141.
In Aug 1928, VA 141 was renumbered as VA 801. Today this is part of VA 130.
VA 141 (1923 Official)
VA 141 initial routing
1923 Official
VA 141 (1926 Official)
VA 141 shortened
1926 Official

VA 141 #2: Appeared June 1932 as new primary routing. Did not appear explicitly on maps or in the CTB minutes but with the pattern of numbering routes in District 1 I believe this was an upgrade to CR 6 and ran from VA 11 (now US 23 Bus) Norton south to nearly the Scott County Line at High Knob. In July 1933, this became VA 73. Today it is SR 619 except north of today's US 23-58 ALT freeway it used 12th St.
VA 141 #3: Appeared July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 426. It ran from US 1 Dinwiddie CH east to the Prince George County line at Carson.
In Aug 1933 (CTB), VA 141 was extended east to US 301.
In May 1943 (CTB), VA 141 was downgraded to SR 703 and SR 604.
VA 141Y: Appeared Aug 1933 (CTB) as new primary routing, running from VA 141 Carson northeast to US 301. Some of this had been part of original VA 24.
In May 1943 (CTB), VA 141Y was downgraded to SR 604 and SR 623. VA 141Y was shown but not labeled on official maps.
VA 141 (1933 Official)
VA 141 #3
1933 Official
VA 141 (1936 Prince George County)
VA 141Y
1936 Prince George County

From: Dinwiddie County
To: old WCL City of Petersburg
Total Length: 2.73 miles  




ROUTE LOG
US 1, US 460 Bus: 0 - 0
VA 319: 0.68 - 0.68
Petersburg-Dinwiddie Line: 0.59 - 1.27
END VA 142: 1.46 - 2.73

Creation: Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 439. Ran essentially as it does now. This is the 3rd VA 142.
Adjustments: In the late 1960s or so, the west end of VA 142 was reconfigured to accomodate an expanded interchange of I-85 and US 1. This actually eliminated a small far flung piece of VA 319.
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Posted:  Fully posted except not at its exact eastern endpoint
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Simpson Rd (Dinwiddie Co); Boydton Plank Rd/Halifax Rd (Petersburg)
Scenic Byway:  None
Comment: VA 142 is blown off by I-85 although the Squirrel Level Rd exit is right next to VA 142.
Here is a state route that makes no sense. Why not extend the designation into downtown Petersburg?
VA 142 (1933 Official)
1933 Official
Previous VA 142's:

1926 ROUTE LOG
VA 33: 0 - 0
VA 14 WB: 36 - 36
VA 14 EB: 4 - 40
END VA 142:: 2.6 - 42.6
GAP IN ROUTE
VA 17: 8.7 - 51.3


1932 ROUTE LOG
US 411, VA 10: 0 - 0
US 23, VA 106: 3.50 - 3.50

VA 142 #1: Appeared in 1923 as new primary routing, running from VA 14 (now US 60 Bus-220 Bus) Covington south to Eagle Rock via Glen Wilton.
In March 1924 (CTB), VA 142 was extended south 9 miles towards Fincastle.
Also in March 1924 (CTB), VA 142 was moved to run from Covington to Eagle Rock via Iron Gate. The 1923 Official shows this to be west of the James River until Eagle Rock. Most of this is not a road today, save for SR 633 and SR 835. If the map is slightly shifted it may have used SR 835 and SR 622 down to Gala.
In Feb 1925 (CTB), VA 142 was extended south 9.5 miles through Fincastle.
Also in Feb 1925, VA 142 was extended east along VA 14 to about Longdale, then north 2.63 miles as new routing.
Also in Feb 1925, a second piece of VA 142 appeared, running from VA 17 (now VA 39) Millboro Springs south 5.76 miles.
In May 1926 (CTB), the original piece of VA 142 was extended south to VA 33 (now US 11) Troutville.
Also in May 1926, the second piece was extended south 3 more miles.
In October 1926, both pieces of VA 142 (there was still a gap of 7.5 miles around the Bath/Alleghany Line) was renumbered as part of VA 17. Today this is SR 670 from Troutville to Trinity; US 220 from Trinity to past Fincastle; all of SR 655 north to Owens; US 220 to SR 876 to Eagle Rock; VA 43 and US 220 towards Clifton Forge except north of Gala it probably used SR 722 and in Iron Gate the route used Market St/5th St/Commerce Ave; US 220 Business into Clifton Forge except it went further west on Verge St and crossed the river to connect to River St up to Main St; US 60 Bus east then veered north on Ingalls Dr then east on SR 662 Chesnut over toward the east end of US 60 Bus, then picked up SR 632 Longdale Furnace Rd: VA 42 north to VA 39.
VA 142 #2: Appeared in June 1932 as new primary routing. Ran from US 411/VA 10 (current SR 638) near Pattonsville and US 23/VA 106 (now SR 864 jct with SR 871) Duffield.
In July 1933, VA 142 was renumbered as US 58. Today the western half is SR 604.

VA 142 (1923 Official)
VA 142 via Glen Wilton
1923 Official
VA 142 (1925 Official)
VA 142 extended both directions
1925 Official
VA 142 (1932 Scott County)
VA 142 #2 in Scott County
1932 Scott County

From:  Fort Monroe (City of Hampton)
To:  just north of Camp Peary (York County)
Total Length:  35.05 miles  




ROUTE LOG
US 258: 0 - 0
VA 169: 0.69 - 0.69
I-64 (exit 267), US 60 EB: 0.66 - 1.35
VA 134: 1.13 - 2.48
US 60 WB: 0.39 - 2.87
Newport News-Hampton Line: 2.94 - 5.81
I-664 (exit 5): 2.26 - 8.07
VA 351: 0.05 - 8.12
US 17 SB, US 258: 1.84 - 9.96
VA 152: 1.31 - 11.27
VA 306: 1.69 - 12.96
US 17 NB, VA 312: 1.12 - 14.08
VA 171: 2.40 - 16.48
I-64 (exit 255): 0.73 - 17.21
VA 173: 1.99 - 19.20
VA 105: 3.03 - 22.23
VA 238: 2.55 - 24.78
I-64 (exit 247): 1.02 - 25.80
James City-Newport News Line: 0.10 - 25.90
York-James City Line: 2.44 - 28.34
I-64 (exit 243): 0.40 - 28.74
James City-York Line: 2.10 - 30.84
VA 199: 1.12 - 30.84
York-James City Line: 0 - 31.96
VA 162: 0.61 - 32.57
Williamsburg-York Line: 0.15 - 32.72
VA 5: 0.90 - 33.62
York-Williamsburg Line: 0.37 - 33.99
VA 134: 0.22 - 34.21
I-64 (exit 238): 0.60 - 34.81
Camp Peary: 0.24 - 35.05

Creation: Appeared in June 1944 (CTB) as a renumbering of VA 168. This is the 3rd VA 143. Originally it ran from US 60/VA 168 (Jefferson Ave) Newport News east on 35th St, then Shell Rd into Hampton. VA 143 then used Back River Rd to Quenn St east to end at US 60 Armistead Ave.
Adjustments: In March 1950 (CTB), VA 143 was removed from the Shell Rd to Queen St alignment and placed on 28th St/Victoria Rd to end at US 60 Kecoughtan Rd. This was an upgrade to SR 1540. The old alignment became secondary except a bit of Shell Rd plus Back River Rd remained part of VA 167 (now decommissioned).

1944 Official
VA 168 N News to Hampton
1944 Official
1948 Official
VA 143 replaces VA 168
1948 Official

In Nov 1957 (CTB), VA 143 was extended in both directions:
East along US 60 to what is now I-64, then replacing US 60 through Phoebus to end at US 258 Ft. Mornoe. The '58 VDOT County Atlas shows VA 143 duplexed with US 258 to Old Point Comfort but I am not certain that actually happened. In central Hampton, US 60/VA 143 was split into one-way routings in central Hampton. EB used Queen St. WB left Queen using Eaton north to Lincoln west to Armistead south to Queen.
Northwest along Jefferson Ave replacing more VA 168 to what is now I-64 exit 255. From Mercury Blvd to I-64 this was co-signed as TEMP VA 168 until 1960 or 1961.
In Aug 1960 (CTB), VA 143 was placed on one-way alignments in Newport News - WB using 28th St and EB using 27th St.
In Oct 1965 (CTB), VA 143 was extended over more VA 168 all the way to Camp Peary as it runs today.

1959 Official
VA 143 moved to 28th St and extended NW
1959 Official
1968 Official
VA 143 replacing more VA 168
1968 Official

In Jan 1979 (CTB), VA 143 EB was removed from Queen St and placed on Settlers Landing Rd instead. The Armistead Ave piece became an extended VA 134 while Queen St became a mall. I cannot find any other CTB references so this may also have been when the one-way split in central Hampton went away.
In March 1979 (CTB), VA 143 was rerouted in Phoebus. Initially it ran on Mallory St between Mellen and County. Now it left County on Libby to Mellen. The Mallory St piece became an extended VA 169.
Improvements:  Paved at time of inception
VA 143 is first shown as multilaned on the 1955 Official, in Hampton from the Newport News Line east to VA 167.
VA 143 was multilaned on 28th St in Newport News and also when added to Jefferson Ave in 1957.
VA 143 was multilaned when it replaced VA 168 all the way to VA 162.
VA 143 was multilaned on its US 60 duplex in 1979.
Posted:  Fully posted.
Multiplexes:  US 60 (1.52 mi)
US 17 (4.12 mi)
Legislative names:  Pocahontas Trail, from I-64/US 60 to US 258 (3/21/24 designation predates VA 143)
Other names:  Ingalls Rd (Ft Monroe); Mellen St/Libby St/County St (Phoebus); Settlers Landing Rd/Kecoughtan Rd/Victoria Blvd (Hampton); 28th St (WB)/27th St (EB)/Jefferson Ave (Newport News); Merrimac Trail (rest of route)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Truck Route: Appeared in mid-2000s in Phoebus. Starts at I-64/US 60 junction and uses Woodland Drive to Mercury Blvd to Fort Monroe. The purpose is to avoid two right angle turns in Phoebus.
Comment: VA 143 is posted east-west even though it runs mostly north-south
Technically the easternmost 0.28 miles are maintained by Fort Monroe.

Previous VA 143's:

1928 ROUTE LOG
US 60, VA 14: 0 - 0
WV STATE LINE: 7 - 7


1941 ROUTE LOG
US 460: 0 - 0
SR 607: 1.70 - 1.70

VA 143 #1: Appeared in June 1923 as new primary routing, running from VA 14 (curr VA 159-311 jct) Crows south to the WV line at Sweet Chalybeate Springs. The north end was north of VA 159's crossing of Tygers Creek.
In Aug 1928, VA 143 was renumbered as an extended VA 22. Today it is part of VA 311.

VA 143 #2: Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 444. Ran from US 460 Nottoway C.H. north 1.70 miles
In Sept 1942 (CTB), VA 143 was downgraded to SR 625 and SR 607 (now SR 646). Today the route is cut off by the US 460 freeway.

VA 143 (1925 Official)
VA 143 #1
1925 Official
>
VA 143 (1933 Official)
VA 143 #2
1933 Official

From:  Fort Lee (Prince George County)
To:  Centralia (Chesterfield County)
Total Length:  13.97 miles  




ROUTE LOG
VA 36: 0 - 0
Chesterfield-Prince George Line: 2.58 - 2.58
Colonial Heights-Chesterfield Line: 0.19 - 2.77
I-95 (exit 54): 1.30 - 4.07
US 1 SB, US 301 SB: 0.50 - 4.57
Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Line: 1.72 - 6.29
US 1 NB, US 301 NB: 0.22 - 6.51
VA 10 WB: 5.44 - 11.95
VA 10 EB: 0.25 - 12.20
VA 145: 1.77 - 13.97

Creation:  Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 425. It originally ran from VA 37 (now VA 10) Chester to VA 145. This is the 2nd VA 144.
Adjustments:  In May 1943 (CTB), VA 144 was extended west with VA 10 a short distance, then replaced SR 621 south to US 1-301 near Colonial Heights.
In Aug 1987 (CTB), VA 144 was extended south with US 1-301 to Temple Ave, then east as new primary routing to VA 36.

VA 144 (1933 Official)
VA 144 initial route
1933 Official
VA 144 (1944 Official)
VA 144 extended south
1944 Official
VA 144 (1989 Official)
VA 144 extended to VA 36
1989 Official
Improvements:  Paved upon inception
VA 144 was first multilaned, on its VA 10 duplex in 1976.
VA 144 was multilaned on its entire 1987 extension to Fort Lee.
Posting:  Fully posted; An error US 144 shield has existed at US 1-301 for several years.
Multiplexes:  US 1, US 301 (1.94 mi)
VA 10 (0.25 mi)
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Temple Ave (e of US 1-301); Boulevard/Jefferson Davis Hwy (US 1-301 duplex); Harrogate Rd; Hundred Rd (VA 10 duplex); Chester Rd.
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  The world's largest Arbys is supposedly on VA 144 east of I-95.
East of the Appomattox River is limited access.

Previous VA 144's:

1928 ROUTE LOG
US 170, VA 14: 0 - 0
NC STATE LINE: 3 - 3

VA 144 #1: Appeared in April 1924 (CTB) as a renumbering of VA 14. It began at VA 14 (now VA 293) Danville and used S. Main St, then VA 86, then College Park Dr/Old Yanceyville Rd, more VA 86, then Walter Mill Rd to the North Carolina State Line.
In Aug 1928, VA 144 was renumbered as VA 301.
VA 144 #1 (1928)
1928 Official
From:  Chesterfield CH (Chesterfield County)
To:  Chimney Corner (Chesterfield County)
Total Length:  5.18 miles  




ROUTE LOG
VA 10: 0 - 0
VA 144: 2.81 - 2.81
VA 288: 0.30 - 3.11
US 1, US 301: 2.07 - 5.18

Creation:  Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 410 as the only VA 145. Initially, it ran from VA 37 (now VA 10) east to today's SR 1625 (old US 1). See scan in VA 144 entry.
Adjustments: About 1935, VA 145 was extended east over what had been US 1 to its current ending.
Improvements:  Fully paved upon inception
multilane only through the VA 288 interchange
Posted:  Fully posted; VA 145 is posted from both directions on VA 10 as continuing west but this is into a strip mall.
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Centralia Rd/Chester Rd
Scenic Byway:  None
Comment:  VA 145 provides access to Chesterfield CH from US 1 but is not memorable in any way.
From:  City of Richmond
To:  City of Richmond
Total Length:  0.86 miles  




ROUTE LOG
VA 76: 0 - 0
VA 195: 0.86 - 0.86

Creation:  VA 146 was created Jan 1976 (CTB) as new freeway running as it does now. This is the 2nd VA 146.
Adjustments:  None
Improvements:  Full freeway upon inception;
Posted:  Fully posted.
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  None
Scenic Byway:  None
Comment:  VA 146 serves to allow Downtown Expwy traffic to reach Powhite Pkwy (and vice versa). There are partial interchanges at each end, plus one partial interchange with Maplewood Ave in between.
VA 146 was not posted at all until July 2003 (first reported by Zachary Robbins).
VA 146 is not shown on any official state maps.
VA 146 (1995 Henrico County)
1995 Henrico County
Previous VA 146's:

1955 ROUTE LOG
VA 5: 0 - 0
VA 5: 2.2 - 2.2

VA 146 #1: Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 430. It began at VA 5 at the New Osborne/Old Osborne jct at VA 5, then used Old Osborne Tpk to an abandoned alignment northeast to Bickerstaff Rd west back to current VA 5, then north ot Orleans St. VA 146 then cut east on Orleans St to end at Fulton St which VA 5 originally was using.
In March 1943 (CTB), it appears VA 146 was removed from the Bickerstaff Routing to use current VA 5 through this area.
In March 1949 (CTB), VA 146 was radically altered (essentially swapping places with VA 5), although one portion was not changed. VA 146 began at the same point but instead used New Osborne Tpk, Newton St and Hatcher St to Williamsburg Rd, then Fulton Rd north to Orleans St west to Main St which is where VA 146 ended at the rerouted VA 5.
In Jan 1962 (CTB), VA 146 was decommissioned, though it didn't disappear from state maps until 1966.

VA 146 (1944 Official)
VA 146 #1 initial route
1944 Official
VA 146 (1950 Official)
VA 146 swaps with VA 5
1950 Official

From:  near Midlothian (Chesterfield County)
To:  City of Richmond
Total Length:  13.16 miles  




ROUTE LOG
US 60: 0 - 0
Richmond-Chesterfield Line: 5.00 - 5.00
VA 150: 0.22 - 5.22
Chesterfield-Richmond Line: 1.12 - 6.34
Henrico-Chesterfield Line: 0.38 - 6.72
Richmond-Henrico Line: 0.47 - 7.19
VA 197: 2.34 - 9.56
I-195, VA 76: 0.40 - 9.96
VA 161: 0.80 - 10.76
US 1, US 301: 1.59 - 12.35
US 60: 0.81 - 13.16

Creation:  Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 418 as the only VA 147. Initially, it ran essentially the way it does now.
Adjustments: In Apr 1934 (CTB), VA 147 was extended east on Cary St to end at US 360 14th St.
In Nov 1952 (CTB), VA 147 was straightened out in the Robious Rd area to be put on its present routing. Before, it used to begin at US 60 as now, then cut east through what is now non-continuous routing through two apartment complexes, then north on Dunbrook Rd to SR 675, then west back to present VA 147. VA 147 was also removed from Big Oak Ln. See scan under VA 147Y entry.
In Aug 1959 (CTB), VA 147 was placed on one-way splits in central Richmond. EB used the original route (Cary St) while WB used Main St/Ellwood Ave/Thompson St.
In Dec 1960 (CTB), VA 147 east was truncated to US 1-301.
In Apr 1983 (CTB), VA 147 east was extended to US 60 at 9th St.
Improvements:  Fully paved upon inception
In 1959, VA 147 was multilaned in downtown Richmond by virtue of being placed on one-way splits.
In 1972, VA 147 was multilaned from the James River west to about Cranbeck Rd.
In 1988, VA 147 was multilaned from Cranbeck Rd west to US 60.
Posted:  Fully posted; a cutout or two still available in downtown Richmond.
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  Huguenot Memorial Bridge over James River (10-20-49)
Other names:  Huguenot Rd (Chesterfield Co), River Rd (Henrico Co), Cary St (EB); Main St/Ellwood Ave/Thompson St (WB) (Richmond)
Scenic Byway:  None
Comment:  VA 147 provides an alternative to US 60 for reaching Richmond.
Va 147 passes through some nice areas in western Richmond.
VA 147
1933 Official
Previous VA 147's:
VA 147Y: Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 418Y. It was the SE piece of a triangle at the US 60 jct near Midlothian. It met US 60 at SR 653 which was using today's Branchway Rd and met VA 147 at today's Old Buckingham Rd.
It appears VA 147Y was decommissioned in Nov 1952. Today the road is physically destroyed and is now a parking lot.
VA 147Y
1936 Chesterfield County
From:  Exit 8 (Carroll County)
To:  Fancy Gap (Carroll County)
Total Length:  0.87 miles  




ROUTE LOG
I-77 (exit 8): 0 - 0
US 52: 0.87 - 0.87

Creation:  Appeared Jan 1980 (CTB) as an upgrade to SR 775. Carroll County had request that VA 97 be extended east down SR 775 to US 52 Fancy Gap. The CTB gave them VA 148. This is the 2nd VA 148.
Adjustments:  None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Posted:  Fully posted although always without direction banners.
Error US 148 shield exists at I-77 NB ramp.
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Chances Creek Rd
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  VA 148 connects US 52 to I-77 above the section of US 52 that is not recommended for trucks.
This is also a good way to access the Blue Ridge Pkwy from I-77.
VA 148
1989 Official
Previous VA 148's:

1950 ROUTE LOG
VA 38: 0 - 0
US 360: 3 - 3

VA 148 #1: Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 412. It ran from US 360 (now just Mt Olive Ln) near Chula northeast to the Appomattox River.
In May 1943 (CTB), VA 148 was extended east along US 360, then south replacing SR 607 to end at VA 38 Scotts Fork.
In April 1944 (CTB), VA 148 was truncated to run only from VA 38 to US 360. The route north of US 360 became SR 604 which it remains except VA 148 used SRs 636/740 through Chula.
In Aug 1951 (CTB), VA 148 was renumbered as part of VA 153.

1933 Official
VA 148 #1
1933 Official
1944 Official
VA 148 extended south to VA 38
1944 Official

From: Princess Anne (City of Virginia Beach)
To: Nimmo (City of Virginia Beach)
Total Length: 1.92 miles  




ROUTE LOG
VA 165: 0 - 0
END VA 149: 1.92 - 1.92

Creation:  Appeared in 1943 or 1944 as a renumbering of the southern piece of VA 164. It initially ran from VA 165 east to 0.4 miles short of SR 615 (SR 629 is shown clearly between VA 149 and SR 615). This is the 2nd VA 149.
Adjustments:  None
Improvements:  VA 149 was paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Posted:  Fully posted at VA 165; there is one VA 149 shield in each direction on General Booth Blvd (one erroneously stating it heads north).
Circle 149 shields existed in the early 90s but are gone today.
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Princess Anne Rd
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  VA 149 has the same distance as it did in 1958. Therefore its endpoint has not been moved to the General Booth Blvd/Princess Anne Rd intersection. Instead, it ends at the point Princess Anne Rd begins its multilaning before this junction (old SR 629 is visible to the right).
Here is a designation that would make some sense if it either went to Sandbridge or the Virginia Beach Resort area. Otherwise, why bother...?
VA 149 (1944 Official)
1944 Official
Previous VA 149's:

1950 ROUTE LOG
VA 38: 0 - 0
SR 616-636: 3.35 - 3.35

VA 149 #1: Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 422. It ran from VA 49 (now SR 681) Morven east to SR 616-636 Lodore. See scan under VA 148 #1.
In Sept 1942 (CTB), VA 149 was downgraded to SR 635 (now SR 616).
From: Bensley Village (Chesterfield County)
To: River Rd/Parham Rd (Henrico County)
Total Length: 15.19 miles  




ROUTE LOG
I-95 (exit 67), VA 895: 0 - 0
US 1, US 301: 1.35 - 1.35
VA 10: 2.91 - 4.26
US 360: 2.59 - 6.85
US 60: 1.67 - 8.52
VA 76: 1.79 - 10.31
Richmond-Chesterfield Line: 0.30 - 10.61
VA 147: 2.02 - 12.63
Henrico-Richmond Line: 1.31 - 13.94
Parham Rd/River Rd: 1.25 - 15.19

Creation:  Appeared in May 1967 (CTB) as an upgrade to SR 892 to be effective July 1, 1968. It initially ran from US 1-301 to VA 147. This is the 3rd VA 150.
Adjustments:  Around 1969, VA 150 was extended east to I-95.
In Oct 1989 (CTB), VA 150 was extended northwest as new freeway across the James River to its current end at Parham/River Rds.
Improvements:  VA 150 was paved upon inception and was 2-lanes everywhere.
VA 150 was freewayed from US 1 to I-95 in 1969.
VA 150 was freewayed from US 60 to US 360 in 1971.
VA 150 was freewayed from US 60 to Forest Hill Ave in 1973.
In 1976, VA 150 was freewayed from US 1 to SR 637 Hopkins Rd.
In 1979, VA 150 was freewayed from US 360 to VA 10.
In 1983 or 1984, VA 150 was freewayed from VA 10 to SR 637.
In 1990, VA 150 was 4-laned from Forest Hill Av to VA 147 and freewayed from VA 147 to Parham/River Rd.
Posted:  Fully posted; Error US 150 on a LGS existed on US 1-301 just north of VA 145 (referring to truck route for the Naval Supply Center) until about 2009.
Multiplexes:  none
Legislative names:  Edward E Willey Memorial Bridge over James River (9-21-89).
Other names:  Chippenham Pkwy
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  VA 150 provides a freeway corridor at the southwest edge of the City of Richmond. There are some at-grade intersections between VA 147 and Forest Hill Ave
Although VA 150 is a freeway, there are some substandard in-out ramps between VA 10 and US 1 requiring 15 mph movements.
Is there a reason VA 150 can't be signed to VA 6?

1971 Official
VA 150 from I-95 to VA 147
1971 Official
1991 Official
VA 150 extended across James River
1991 Official

Previous VA 150's:

1945 ROUTE LOG
US 29: 0 - 0
Nelson-Amherst Line: 8.1 - 8.1
SR 655: 4.2 - 12.3

VA 150 #1: Appeared July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 312. It ran from US 29 near Amherst north to Kingswood. It did NOT touch US 29 (now VA 56) in Colleen. VA 150's northern endpoint is on today's US 29 in between its two SR 655 junctions.
In Oct 1947 (CTB), VA 150 was eliminated. The northernmost couple miles became part of a relocated US 29 while the rest became SR 739. It is possible VA 150 was moved onto the modern US 29 from Amherst to Colleen at today's VA 56 briefly before US 29 was put on it. The project was referenced as VA 150 before completion.
VA 150 #2: Created Feb 1961 (CTB) as new routing in Portsmouth, running from US 58 High St north on 7th Ave through the second Norfolk-Portsmouth Tunnel (Midtown Tunnel), then southeast along proposed Waterfront Dr. VA 337, Brambleton (proposed 337 ALT), then north on Bank St, then east on Virginia Beach Blvd to end at VA 168 Tidewater Dr.
In June 1962 (CTB) this was replaced by US 58. This was so short lived it may not have ever been posted. Does not show up on the '62 Official. Anyone have a 1962 Norfolk County map?
1947 official map
VA 150 #1
1947 Official
1948 official map
U.S. 29 replaces VA 150
1948 Official
From: Buffalo Hill (Amherst County)
To: Crizters Shop (Albemarle County)
Total Length: 35.22 miles  




ROUTE LOG
US 29: 0 - 0
Nelson-Amherst Line: 6.34 - 6.34
VA 151Y: 1.46 - 7.80
VA 56 EB: 0.21 - 8.01
VA 56 WB: 2.56 - 10.57
VA 6 EB: 15.91 - 26.48
VA 6 WB: 6.22 - 32.70
Albemarle-Nelson Line: 1.41 - 34.11
US 250: 1.11 - 35.22

Creation:  Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 313. It ran from US 60 Sardis to VA 6 Lodebar. This is the only VA 151.
Adjustments:  About 1938, VA 151 was extended north to US 250 (now SR 750) Afton, replacing some of VA 6.
In Feb 1939 (CTB), VA 151 was rebuilt in the Wintergreen-Nellysford area, leaving behind SR 627 and pieces of SR 612 and SR 613.
In May 1939 (CTB), VA 151 was straightened out between SR 610 and Lowesville in Amherst County, leaving behind SR 665 and SR 694.
In Jan 1941 (CTB), VA 151 was extended over what had been US 250 to US 250 higher up the mountain.
In Oct 1947 (CTB), VA 151 was rerouted at Piney River to head south towards Amherst, replacing a rerouted US 29. The old route from Piney River west to Sardis became VA 158 (now SR 778). See map scans under VA 150 #1 entry.
In 1962 (bridge date), VA 151 was removed from SR 638 in the Avon area.
In Sept 1989 (CTB), VA 151 was rerouted to its current end at US 250 in a swap with VA 6 (which had been re-extended to US 250 in 1963).

VA 151 (1933 Official)
VA 151 initial route
1933 Official
VA 151 (1938-39 Official)
VA 151 extends to Afton
1938-39 Official
VA 151 (1965 Official)
VA 6 extended north to US 250
1965 Official
VA 151 (1991 Official)
VA 151 swaps with VA 6
1991 Official

Improvements:  Paved from Lowesville to Roseland upon desgination
The rest of VA 151 was paved in 1937
No multilane segments
Posted:  Fully posted; from US 250 EB it is still posted as OLD VA 6.
Multiplexes:  VA 56 (2.56 mi)
VA 6 (6.22 mi)
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Patrick Henry Hwy (US 29 to Nelson SR 664); Rockfish Valley Hwy (SR 664 to VA 6); Critzers Shop Rd (Albemarle Co)
Scenic Byway:  VA 56 WB to VA 6 WB (8-19-76)
Comment:  VA 151 provides access to the Wintergreen Resort area
VA 151 is not recommended as a through route from US 250 to US 29. You are directed to follow VA 6 east to US 29 to avoid a short mountainous stretch.

From: Shady Lane (Nelson County)
To: Shady Lane (Nelson County)
Total Length: 0.23 miles  




ROUTE LOG
VA 151: 0 - 0
VA 56: 0.23 - 0.23

Creation:  Appeared in Oct 1970 (CTB) as a renumbering of VA 158 through the SE leg of a triangle junction with VA 56 at Shady Lane This is the 2nd VA 151Y.
Adjustments:  None
Improvements:  Paved upon desgination; No multilane segments
Posted:  Not posted
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  None
Scenic Byway:  None
Comment:  VA 151Y was once the route of US 29 through here.
VA 151Y (1975 Nelson County)
1975 Nelson County
Previous VA 151Y's:

1969 ROUTE LOG
VA 158: 0 - 0
VA 151: 0.20 - 0.20

VA 151Y #1: Appeared between 1936-43, connecting VA 151 to US 29 (now VA 151Y) as the NE piece of a triangle intersection at Shady Lane.
In Oct 1970 (CTB), VA 151Y was renumbered as VA 56.
I would've thought after US 29 was removed this would've been VA 158Y but I can find no evidence it ever was.
VA 151Y (1958 Nelson County)
1958 Nelson County
From: City of Newport News
To: City of Hampton
Total Length: 5.17 miles  




ROUTE LOG
US 60: 0 - 0
US 17, VA 143: 0.41 - 0.41
Hampton-Newport News Line: 0.56 - 0.97
US 258, VA 134: 4.20 - 5.17

Creation:  Appeared in May 1946 (CTB) as a newly constructed route. It initially ran only from US 60 to US 17/VA 168. This is the 3rd VA 152.
Adjustments:  In Aug 1981 (CTB), VA 152 was extended as new primary routing to US 258/VA 134.

VA 152 (1947 Official)
VA 152 initial route
1947 Official
VA 152 (1986 Official)
VA 152 extended to Mercury Blvd
1986 Official

Improvements:  Paved and multilaned in 1950. The 1981 extension was multilaned already (mostly 4-lane undivided) even though the 2008 Official still shows only the area around I-64 as multilaned.
Posted:  Fully Posted except it is not posted along Mercury Blvd in either direction.
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Main St (newport News); Todds Ln/Cunningham Dr (Hampton)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  VA 152 is blown off by I-64 but there is a direct ramp from VA 134 SB at I-64 to VA 152 WB, marked only as Todds Lane.

Previous VA 152's:

1941 ROUTE LOG
US 501: 0 - 0
Halifax-South Boston Line: 0.85 - 0.85
END VA 152: 0.32 - 1.17


1943 ROUTE LOG
US 258, VA 10: 0 - 0
SR 1005: 4.00 - 4.00

VA 152 #1: Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 322. It ran from US 501 to the South Boston Airport via Edmunds St, Berry Hill Rd and Lomax Ave.
In Sept 1942 (CTB), VA 152 outside the City of South Boston was downgraded to SR 852. Some of this road no longer exists towards the south end.
In Nov 1942 (CTB), VA 152 was decommissioned within the City of South Boston.
VA 152 #2: Appeared about 1943 as a renumbering of a piece of VA 258 running from VA 258./VA 10 Smithfield to Rescue at what is now SR 1006-1005 jct.
VA 152 was downgraded to SR 704 in April 1944 (CTB).

VA 152 (1940 Halifax County)
VA 152 in S. Boston
1940 Halifax County
VA 152 (1944 Official)
VA 152 in Isle of Wight Co
1944 Official

From:  Wellville (Nottoway County)
To:  near Chula (Amelia County)
Total Length: 17.15 miles  




ROUTE LOG
US 460: 0 - 0
Amelia-Nottoway Line: 6.52 - 6.52
VA 38: 7.71 - 14.23
US 360: 2.92 - 17.15

Creation:  Created July 1933 as a 2-piece route: 1. US 460 north to the Amelia line (replacing VA 405; 2. US 360 near Swift Creek Reservoir through Winterpock to SR 602 (replacing the northern piece of VA 409). This has been the only VA 153.
Adjustments:  In Oct 1935 (CTB), the southern piece of VA 153 was extended north to VA 38 (now SR 708) near Wilsons Corner.
In May 1938 (CTB), the northern piece of VA 153 was extended west along SR 602 to Amelia SR 612.
In May 1945 (CTB), the entire northern piece of VA 153 was downgraded to SR 602 and SR 621
In April 1951 (CTB), VA 153 was extended north to Scotts Fork, then west to amelia, replacing VA 38.
In Aug 1951 (CTB), VA 153 was rerouted at Scotts Fork to instead replace VA 148 north to US 360 as it runs now. Scotts Fork to Amelia went back to being VA 38.
In March 1964 (CTB), the south end of VA 153 was moved eastward about 0.1 miles as part of a relocation of US 460.
In June 1979 (CTB), VA 153's south end was moved eastward again another 0.25 mile to its current location as new construction below SR 660.
(1933 Official)
VA 153 in two pieces
1933 Official
VA 153 (1938-39 Official)
VA 153 both pieces expanded
1938-39 Official
(1952 Official)
VA 153 changed to current route
1952 Official

Improvements:  Paved upon inception on all of the southern piece and the northern half of the northern piece
The remaining portion of VA 153 was paved in 1935.
No multilane segments
Posting:  Fully posted
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Rocky Hill Rd (Nottoway Co); Military Rd (Amelia Co)
Scenic Byway:  SR 708 to VA 38 (2-16-95)
Comments:  VA 153 is an excellent connector from US 360 to US 460 heading for the Blackstone area.
VA 153 was once the main road designated by Fort Pickett to reach their post from Richmond and was why VA 148 (now VA 153 north of VA 38) was put into the primary system.
From:  City of Covington
To:  City of Covington
Total Length:  1.92 miles  




ROUTE LOG
I-64 (exit 14): 0 - 0
END VA 154: 1.31 - 1.31
GAP IN ROUTE
BEGIN VA 154: 0 - 1.31
US 60: 0.28 - 1.59
US 220: 0.33 - 1.92

Creation:  Designated April 1962 (CTB) to run from the proposed I-64 location "up S. Durant Ave to the north side of Jackson River; thence northwesterly and generally parallel to the Jackson River and the C & O Railroad Belt Line to a connection with Riverside Street at its intersection with North Lexington Ave; thence northeasterly along Riverside Street to North Alleghany Avenue (US 220)"
This is the 3rd VA 154.
Adjustments:  The VA 154 designation was contingent upon I-64's completion through Covington which was about 1966.
In Feb 1968 (CTB), VA 154 was moved from Durant St to Craig St via new alignment.
It is unclear if the current routing of VA 154 in central Covington has always been the same. VA 154 leaves Riverside and juts east to US 220 on E. Hickory St. There is a break in the route "between Lexington St and Locust St" according to the 2003 Route Log (the City VDOT atlas from the mid 90s and the current DOT on-line map both show this as well). This would require new construction or several turns to connect Craig at Locust to Riverside and Lexington intersections.
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; multilaned south of Chestnut St and on Riverside Ave between US 60 and Hickory St.
Posting:  Fully posted at I-64; not posted anywhere else
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Durant Rd/Craig Ave (southern piece); Riverside St/E hickory St (northern piece)
Scenic Byway:  no segments
Comment:  VA 154 was created to give "a major thoroughfare" from I-64 to US 60 and US 220 in Covington, so says the 4-62 CTB. Hmmmm I guess that didn't turn out so well.
The first official map to label VA 154 was the 1986 issue.
VA 154 (1975 Alleghany COunty)
VA 154 via Craig St
1975 Alleghany County
VA 154 (1995 Alleghany County)
VA 154 with a break in the middle
1995 Alleghany County
Previous VA 154's:

1965 ROUTE LOG
US 460: 0 - 0
VA 10: 9.3 - 9.3


1965 ROUTE LOG
US 301: 0 - 0
US 460: 7.00 - 7.00
VA 106: 5.95 - 12.95
Hopewell-Prince George Line: 3.17 - 16.12
VA 36: 1.20 - 17.32

VA 154 #1: Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 445, running from VA 10 near Garysburg southwest 5.1 miles.
In Aug 1936 (CTB), VA 154 was extended west over SR 625 to US 460 Disputanta.
VA 154 was downgraded to SR 625 by Act of General Assembly in 1941 (alluded to in the Jan 1941 CTB).

VA 154 (1933 Official)
VA 154 in 1933
1933 Official
VA 154 (1937 Official)
VA 154 extended to US 460
1937 Official

VA 154 #2: Appeared by Act of General Assembly in 1941 as a mileage swap with VA 154 #1, running from VA 36 (now Arlington at 15th Ave) Hopewell south towards Disputanta.
In Sept 1942 (CTB), VA 154 was extended to US 460 New Bohemia.
In May 1946 (CTB), VA 154 was extended south replacing parts of SRs 638, 630 and 621 to end at US 301 north of Templeton.
In March 1948 (CTB), VA 154 north was truncated/moved to a rerouted VA 36. VA 154 was removed from Arlington Ave and placed on High St to end at current VA 36.
In March 1958, VA 154 was renumbered as VA 156. Today, it is Millpond Rd leaving US 301 as VA 156 has been rerouted.

VA 154 (1944 Official)
VA 154 #2
1944 Official
VA 154 (1946 Official)
VA 154 extended to US 301
1946 Official

From:  Charles City CH (Charles City County)
To:  Carps Corner (New Kent County)
Total Length:  13.53 miles  




ROUTE LOG
VA 5: 0 - 0
New Kent-Charles City Line: 6.42 - 6.42
US 60: 1.09 - 7.51
I-64 (exit 217), VA 33: 3.83 - 11.34
VA 249: 2.19 - 13.53

Creation:  Appeared July 1933 running from VA 5 Charles City CH to Carps Corner (replacing VA 413), then duplexed west along VA 4 to Talleysville, then replaced VA 440 north to St Peters Church. This is the only VA 155.
Adjustments:  In March 1934 (CTB), VA 155 was rebuilt north of Providence Forge, leaving behind SR 617 through Crisscross and an abandoned segment running souththeast along Rowley Marsh.
In May 1943 (CTB), VA 155 north was truncated to VA 33 New Kent CH, leaving behind its VA 33 duplex (now VA 249) and SRs 606-642.
In April 1949 (CTB), VA 155 north was truncated to US 60 Providence Forge, leaving behind SR 608.
Around 1975, VA 155 north was re-extended to VA 249 Carps Corner.
VA 155 (1933 Official)
VA 155 in 1933
1933 Official
VA 155 (1944 Official)
VA 155 truncated to VA 33
1944 Official
VA 155 (1965 Official)
VA 155 truncated to US 60
1965 Official
VA 155 (1976 Official)
VA 155 re-extended to VA 249
1976 Official

Improvements:  Fully paved upon designation except between US 60 and then-VA 4 #2 (later VA 33, now VA 249).
The rest of VA 155 was paved in 1935.
No multilane segments
Posting:  Fully posted
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Courthouse Rd (Charles City Co)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  VA 155 connects two county seats of sleepy counties.
VA 155 is erroneously shown as VA 55 on the 1976 Official only.
From:  Templeton (Prince George County)
To:  Mechanicsville (Hanover County)
Total Length:  57.41 miles  




ROUTE LOG
US 301 SB, VA 35: 0 - 0
US 301 NB: 0.17 - 0.17
US 460: 7.16 - 7.33
VA 106 SB, VA 156 Bus: 5.73 - 13.06
VA 10 WB, VA 156 Bus: 4.56 - 17.62
VA 10 EB: 0.73 - 18.35
Charles City-Prince George Line: 2.69 - 21.04
VA 5 EB, VA 106 NB: 1.31 - 22.35
Henrico-Charles City Line: 4.34 - 26.69
VA 5 WB: 1.72 - 28.41
VA 380: 9.29 - 37.70
US 60 EB, VA 33 EB: 0.54 - 38.24
I-295 (exit 25): 2.24 - 40.48
VA 33 WB: 1.38 - 41.86
VA 33Y: 0.05 - 41.91
US 60 WB: 1.45 - 43.36
I-64 (exit 198): 0.75 - 44.11
VA 33: 0.55 - 44.66
I-295 (exit 31): 1.86 - 46.52
Hanover-Henrico Line: 1.09 - 47.61
US 360: 9.65 - 57.26
US 360 Bus: 0.15 - 57.41

Creation:  Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 414, running from US 360 Mechanicsville around to VA 5, then west over the Battlefield Park Rd to end at Osbourne Turnpike. This is the only VA 156.
Adjustments:  In Aug 1936 (CTB), VA 156 was truncated to VA 5 near the Charles City-Henrico Line, leaving behind VA 5 and the US Gov't took over the Battlefield Park Rd over to Osbourne Tpk.
In May 1952 (CTB), VA 156 was proposed by Hanover County to extended northwest to US 301/VA 2 in the Atlee area. The CTB rejected this request.
In March 1958 (CTB), VA 156 was extended east along VA 5, then south replacing VA 36 across the James River Ferry to Hopewell, then replaced VA 154 south to US 301 near Templeton. In Hopewell, VA 156 used VA 10 , then Commerce St, Main St, City Point Rd, 15th Ave and Arlington Rd

VA 156 (1933 Official)
VA 156 in 1933
1933 Official
VA 156 (1944 Official)
VA 156 truncated to VA 5
1944 Official
VA 156 (1959 Official)
VA 156 extended to US 301
1959 Official

In 1960 or 1961, VA 156 was rerouted to its current end at US 301/VA 35, leaving behind Millpond Ln. This was because VDOT did not want to build a separate interchange on I-95 for VA 156.
In April 1961 (CTB), VA 156 was rerouted in Hopewell to use the current VA 156 Business route. 15th Ave remained part of VA 36.
In 1967, VA 156 was moved onto the Harrison Bridge over the James River. The Charles City County approach to the ferry became SR 658.
In Feb 1977, the Harrison Bridge was struck and severely damaged by a tanker ship. A passenger ferry was up in short order at the previous ferry launches and also in May 1977 (CTB), a small-scale ferry for cars and small trucks was also re-established.
About Oct 1978, VA 156 was put back onto the repaired Harrison Bridge.
About 1979 (CTB), VA 156 was removed from Old Williamsburg Rd on both sides of the new I-295.
In Oct 1980 (CTB), Prince George County requested the VA 156 Bypass of Hopewell be created as an upgrade to SR 644. The CTB denied this request, but in Sept 1982 they assigned it.
In Aug 1986 (CTB), VA 156 was removed from Hanover Rd and its VA 33 duplex near Sandston and instead routed over Airport Rd to US 60.
Improvements:  Paved upon designation
VA 156 was widened from US 360 Bus to Stonewall Pkwy in 1968.
VA 156 was multilaned within Hopewell and on its VA 10 duplex in 1975.
VA 156 was multilaned on its US 60 duplex about 1980.
VA 156 was multilaned on Airport Dr in 1986.
Posting:  Fully posted
Multiplexes:  US 301 (0.17 mi)
VA 106 (8.56 mi)
VA 10, VA 106 (0.73 mi)
VA 5 (6.06 mi)
US 60, VA 33 (3.62 mi)
US 60 (1.50 mi)
Legislative names:  Colonial Trail, from VA 106 to SR 609 (3-24-30 designation predates VA 156); Benjamin Harrison Memorial Bridge over James River (10-13-66); Kenneth Eugene Clodfeller USS Cole Bridge over I-295 in Hanover Co (since 9-20-01)
Other names:  Prince George Dr (US 301 to VA 106); James River Dr (VA 10 duplex); John Tyler Memorial Hwy (VA 5 duplex in Charles City Co); New Market Rd (VA 5 duplex in Henrico Co); Willis Church Rd/Charles City Rd/Elko Rd (VA 5 to US 60); Williamsburg Rd (US 60 duplex); Airport Dr (US 60 to Hanover Line); Cold Harbor Rd (Hanover Co)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  VA 156 is blown off by I-295 in Mechanicsville
VA 156 is not identified from I-295 at the US 60 exit
VA 156 connects several Richmond area Civil War Sites north of the James River.
VA 156 is posted from I-95 at the US 301/VA 35 exit
VA 156 north of the James River is not a particularly efficient way to get from Hopewell to Mechanicsville.


From: near Prince George CH (Prince George County)
To:  near Hopewell (Prince George County)
Total Length: 8.10 miles  




ROUTE LOG
VA 106, VA 156: 0 - 0
Hopewell-Prince George Line: 3.13 - 3.13
VA 36 SB: 0.94 - 4.07
VA 36 NB: 0.25 - 4.32
VA 10 WB: 1.35 - 5.67
Prince George-Hopewell Line: 1.26 - 6.93
VA 10 EB, VA 106, VA 156: 1.17 - 8.10

Creation:  Appeared Sept 1982 (CTB) when VA 156 was given its eastern bypass of Hopewell.
Adjustments:  None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception
Multilaned from VA 36 eastward upon designation
Posted:  Fully posted; A white border unisign exists on VA 36 WB approaching VA 156 Bus.
Multiplexes:  VA 36 (0.25 mi)
VA 10 (2.43 mi)
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Prince George Dr (S of Hopewell); Arlington Rd/High Av/Winston Churchill Dr/Randolph Rd (Hopewell); James River Rd (E of Hopewell)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  The 2003 route log and the 2008 traffic log both call the bypass 156 BYPASS and the route through Hopewell as mainline 156. However, there are some 156 Business postings in the field.
VA 156 (1984-85 Official)
VA 156 bypasses Hopewell
1984-85 Official
From:  Canterbury (Henrico County)
To:  near Glen Allen (Henrico County)
Total Length:  7.71 miles  




ROUTE LOG
VA 6: 0.00 - 0.00
US 250: 4.09 - 4.09
US 33: 3.62 - 7.71

Creation:  Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 443. Initially ran from VA 6 northeast to about 1.5 miles past VA 5 (now US 250). This is the only VA 157.
Adjustments:  In Aug 1936 (CTB), VA 157 was extended to VA 4 (now US 33).

VA 157 (1933 Official)
VA 157 in 1933
1933 Official
VA 157 (1937 Official)
VA 157 extended to VA 4
1937 Official


In Feb 1986 (CTB), VA 157 was removed from a 0.2 mile multiplex with US 250 to its current crossing, leaving behind Old Springfield Rd
Improvements:  VA 157 was first paved in 1935, north of Broad St.
The extension to current US 33 was paved upon creation.
The rest of VA 157 was paved in 1938.
VA 157 was multilaned on the western half of its Quiocassin Rd route in 1977.
VA 157 was multilaned on its US 250 duplex in 1983 or 1984.
In 1993 or 1994, VA 157 was multilaned from VA 6 to Quiocassin Rd.
In 2001 or 2002, VA 157 was multilaned from US 250 to Nuckols Rd
Posting:  fully posted;
An error US 157 assembly existed for several years at Quiocassin Rd but is now corrected.
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  Gaskins Rd/Quiocassin Rd/Pemberton Rd/Springfield Rd
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  VA 157 is blown off by I-64.
Gaskins Rd has made VA 157 irrelevant as a through route, as VA 157 makes turns onto 2-lane roads while Gaskins is multilane and has access to I-64.

From:  Coeburn (Wise County)
To:  Banner (Wise County)
Total Length:  2.41 miles  




ROUTE LOG
US 58 ALT: 0 - 0
VA 72 NB: 0.22 - 0.22
VA 72 SB: 0.65 - 0.87
US 58 ALT: 1.54 - 2.41

Creation:  Appeared in Aug 1999 (CTB) as a renumbering of US 58 ALT. This is the 4th VA 158.
Adjustments:  None
Improvements:  paved upon inception; no multilane segments.
Posting:  Fully posted;
Multiplexes:  VA 72 (0.65 mi)
Legislative names:  Trail of the Lonesome Pine, entire route (3-24-30 designation predates VA 158); Charles Barrowman Sr Bridge over Tom Creek (9-19-02)
Other names:  Front St
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  Some DeLorme maps show this erroneously as US 58 ALT Business.
VA 158 cannot be directly accessed from US 58 ALT EB west of Coeburn. Instead you must exit at SR 813 over to the VA 72-158 jct. Technically SR 813 is shown in the traffic logs as VA 158-P.
Although technically VA 72 still exists through Coeburn, signs on VA 158 WB want you to use VA 72 south to 58 ALT west to SR 813 in order to reach VA 72 north.
VA 158 (2004 Official)
VA 158 in Coeburn
2004 Official
Previous VA 158's:

1940 ROUTE LOG
US 58: 0 - 0
US 460: 12.8 - 12.8
VA 312: 14.6 - 27.4
VA 10 WB: 0.5 - 27.9
VA 10 EB: 1.0 - 28.9
SR 1005: 4.0 - 32.9


1942 ROUTE LOG
VA 12: 0 - 0
VA 12: 6.65 - 6.65

VA 158 #1: Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 507, running from US 58 near Franklin through Isle of Wight CH and Smithfield and ending in the village of Rescue. This was a state route extension of US 158.
In Oct 1940 (CTB), VA 158 was renumbered as VA 258
VA 158 #2: Appeared in Oct 1940 (CTB) as a renumbering of VA 258. Ran from VA 12 (current US 340) near Newport northwest to VA 12 (current US 340 Bus) Alma.
In May 1943 (CTB), VA 158 was downgraded to SR 650.
VA 158 #3: Appeared in Oct 1947 (CTB) due to a realignment of VA 151.  Ran from US 60 near Sardis, north and east to VA 151 at Shady Lane, then east along old US 29 to present-day US 29 at Colleen.  See map scans under VA 150 #1 entry.
In Oct 1954 (CTB), the segment west of VA 151 Shady Lane was downgraded to SR 778.
In Oct 1970 (CTB), the remaining Shady Lane-to-Colleen segment was renumbered as part of VA 56.

VA 158 (1933 Official)
VA 158 #1
1933 Official
VA 158 (1941-42 Official)
VA 158 #2
1941-42 Official

From:  Crows (Alleghany County)
To:  Callaghan (Alleghany County)
Total Length:  11.33 miles  




ROUTE LOG
VA 311: 0 - 0
I-64 (exit 10), US 60: 11.33 - 11.33

Creation:  Appeared in Oct 1947 (CTB) as a renumbering of US 60, running from VA 311 Crows to US 60 (now SR 600) Callaghan. This is the 2nd VA 159.

VA 159 (1944 Official)
US 60 through Crows
1944 Official
VA 159 (1948 Official)
VA 159 replaces US 60
1948 Official

Adjustments:  About 1971, VA 159 was extended north to the I-64 interchange, replacing a little of US 60 plus new construction.
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Posting:  fully posted; VA 159 NB is posted past the I-64 overpass to the loop ramp to I-64/US 60 WB.
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Dnlap Creek Rd
Scenic Byway:  entire route, since 5-17-90.
Comment:  VA 159 is a pretty easy drive, providing access to VA 311 from the Covington area.

Previous VA 159's:

1940 ROUTE LOG
VA 6: 0 - 0
US 250: 5.21 - 5.21

VA 159 #1: Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 427, running from VA 6 Crozier to VA 5 (now US 250) near Oilville.
In May 1945 (CTB), VA 159 was downgraded to SR 670.
VA 159 (1933 Official)
VA 159 in 1933
1933 Official
From:  Appalachia (Wise County)
To:  Kentucky State Line on top of Black Mtn (Wise County)
Total Length:  8.09 miles  




ROUTE LOG
VA 68: 0 - 0
KY STATE LINE: 8.09 - 8.09

Creation:  Appeared Oct 1940 (CTB) as a renumbering of VA 67 running from US 23 Appalachia to the KY line. This is the 2nd VA 160.
Adjustments:  About 1986, VA 160 was truncated to VA 68. The short piece over to US 23-58 ALT became part of VA 68
Improvements:  Paved upon designation; no multilane segments
Posting:  fully posted;
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  Trail of the Lonesome Pine, entire route (3-24-30 designation predates VA 160)
Other names:  None
Scenic Byway:  Entire route since 3-8-93.
Comment:  I finally got to drive VA 160 in 2008. It is extremely twisty on its western half ascending Black Mtn, which is the highest point in Kentucky.
Heading eastward, there are expansive views, although some of it is of mining interests.
VA 160 was briefly US 23 in the early 30s.
VA 160 (1941-42 Official)
VA 160 in 1941
1941-42 Official
Previous VA 160's:

1940 ROUTE LOG
US 250: 0 - 0
Goochland-Henrico Line: 3.80 - 3.80
Hanover-Henrico Line: 0.60 - 4.40
SR 620-622: 3.30 - 7.70

VA 160 #1: Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 431, running from VA 5 (now US 250) Short Pump to Rockville. See scan under VA 157 entry.
In Oct 1940 (CTB), VA 160 was renumbered as VA 271.

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