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Photo: VA 180-Y in Wachapreague (photo by Adam Froehlig 5/22/03)


From: Exit 69 (City of Richmond)
To: Lakeside (Henrico County)
Total Length: 14.03 miles  




ROUTE LOG
I-95 (Exit 69): 0 - 0
US 1, US 301: 1.38 - 1.38
VA 10 EB: 2.31 - 3.69
VA 10 WB: 0.43 - 4.12
US 360: 0.30 - 4.42
US 60: 0.87 - 5.29
VA 147: 3.24 - 8.53
VA 6: 0.42 - 8.95
US 33, US 250: 0.42 - 9.37
I-64, I-95 (Exit 78): 1.05 - 10.42
VA 197: 0.52 - 10.94
I-95 (exit 80): 0.87 - 11.81
Henrico-Richmond Line: 0.20 - 12.01
VA 356: 1.28 - 13.29
US 1: 0.74 - 14.03

Creation: Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 432. It initially ran from VA 147 north to Glenside, then west to VA 4 (now US 33). This has been the only VA 161.
Adjustments: In Nov 1942 (CTB), VA 161 was extended south as upgraded routing across the James River and down to US 1-301.
Between 1942-44, VA 161 was rerouted in Glenside to instead head east to US 1 as it does now. The routing west to US 33 became VA 356.
In March 1994 (CTB), VA 161 was rerouted in southern Richmond to its current route using Bells Rd and Commerce Rd down to I-95. The old routing to US 1-301 is now just Terminal Ave
Improvements:  Paved upon inception
The first multilaning of VA 161 is shown on the 1952 Official, from the NCL Richmond to VA 356.
In 1957, VA 161 was multilaned from US 60 to US 360.
In 1960 or 1961, VA 161 was multilaned: VA 10 to US 360; US 60 to the James River; VA 147 to US 33-250
In 1964, VA 161 was multilaned on its VA 10 duplex.
In 1966, VA 161 was multilaned from US 33-250 to NCL Richmond
In 1975, VA 161 was multilaned in the vicinity of VA 195
In 1992, VA 161 was multilaned from VA 10 south to where it left Belt Blvd. for Terminal Blvd.
In 1993 or 1994, VA 161 was multilaned from VA 356 to US 1.
In 1994, VA 161 was multilaned from Terminal Blvd. south to I-95 when it was rerouted to Belt Blvd/Commerce Rd.
Posted:  Fully posted; cutouts may still be up at VA 197; white border sign north of I-95 exit 80 made it to mid-90s
Multiplexes:  VA 10 (0.43 mi)
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  Commerce Rd/Bells Rd/Belt Blvd/Broad Rock Blvd/Westover Hills Blvd (south of James River); Nickel Bridge; Park Dr/Blanton Ave/Boulevard/Hermitage Rd (north of James River); Lakeside Ave/Hilliard Rd (Henrico Co)
Scenic Byway:  NONE
Comment: The VA 161 bridge over the James River is a toll bridge.
VA 161 runs through some swanky parts of Richmond on both sides of the river.
VA 161 (1933 Official)
VA 161 initial routing
1933 Official
VA 161 (1944 Official)
VA 161 extended south and rerouted away from US 33
1944 Official
VA 161 (1996 Official)
VA 161 rerouted to Bells Rd
1996 Official
From: York County
To: ECL City of Williamsburg
Total Length: 0.17 miles  




ROUTE LOG
VA 143: 0 - 0
Williamsburg-York Line: 3.71 - 3.71

Creation: Appeared in Sept 1945 (CTB) as a renumbering of VA 168. Ran from VA 168 (now VA 143) to US 60/VA 31. This is the 2nd VA 162.
Adjustments: In Jan 1956 (CTB), VA 162 was extended northeast back out to VA 168 (now VA 143), replacing part of VA 31.
In May 1957 (CTB), VA 162 was truncated back to its 1945-57 routing as VA 31 was returned to its 1956 routing (now VA 5).
In June 1978 (CTB), VA 162 was extended with US 60 east, then VA 5 west to central Williamsburg, then it replaced VA 132 west back out to US 60 via Lafayette St and Richmond Rd.
Around 1994, VA 162 was removed from the City of Williamsburg, leaving behind unnumbered Richmond Rd and Lafayette St west of VA 132; VA 5 on Lafayette St east of VA 132; US 60 on Bypass Rd; unnumbered 2nd St.
Improvements:  Paved upon inception
VA 162 is first shown as multilaned on its US 60 duplex when it was extended in 1978.
Maps do not shown present VA 162 as multilaned but it was when I first traveled it in 1991.
Posted:  Fully posted; when it still went through Williamsburg it was still heavily posted in cutouts.
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Second St
Scenic Byway:  None
Comment: VA 162 is a pointless designation as now constituted. It should either be extended to US 60 or dropped. At the very least this should be VA 143-Y.
At 0.17 miles I believe this is now the shortest non-facility state highway.

VA 162 (1959 Official)
VA 162 initial routing
1959 Official
VA 132 (1957 Official)
VA 162 briefly extended back out to VA 168
1957 Official, reverse

VA 162 (1980 Official)
VA 162 extended through Williamsburg
1980 Official
VA 162 (1996 Official)
VA 162 severely truncated
1996 Official

Previous VA 162's:

1942 ROUTE LOG
US 250: 0 - 0
SR 602: 3.25 - 3.25

VA 162 #1: Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 436, running from VA 5 (now US 250) Shannon Hill south to below Tabscott.
In May 1943, VA 162 was downgraded to SR 605.
VA 162 (1933 Official)
1933 Official
From:  City of Lynchburg
To:  Madison Heights (Amherst County)
Total Length:  6.84 miles  




ROUTE LOG
US 29 Bus, US 501: 0 - 0
VA 128: 0.44 - 0.44
US 460 Bus WB: 0.42 - 0.86
US 460 Bus EB: 1.19 - 2.05
US 221: 0.60 - 2.65
US 501 Bus: 0.80 - 3.45
Amherst-Lynchburg Line: 1.65 - 5.10
VA 210: 0.72 - 5.82
US 29 Bus: 0.49 - 6.41
US 29 Bus: 0.43 - 6.84

Creation: Appeared in Oct 2005 (Kozel post to MTR) as a renumbering of US 29 Business. This is the 3rd VA 163. Ran as it does today.
Adjustments: None
Improvements:  Paved at time of inception
VA 163 was multilaned from US 29 Bus/501 north to US 460 Bus EB and also from Church St across the James River.
Posted:  Fully posted
Multiplexes:  US 460 Bus (1.19 mi)
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Wards Rd/Fort Ave/Memorial Ave/5th St (Lynchburg); Amherst Hwy (Madison Heights)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment: VA 163 has two intersections with US 29 Bus on its north end - each are half-accesses.
As with Danville, US 29 has now twice-bypassed Lynchburg. I had thought VA 291 would be assigned in this situation but I was erroneous in my thinking.
VA 163 (2006 Official)
2006 Official
Previous VA 163's:

1941 ROUTE LOG
US 60: 0 - 0
Charles City-New Kent Line: 0.85 - 0.85
SR 609: 0.70 - 1.55


1994 ROUTE LOG
US 60: 0 - 0
VA 5, VA 31: 0.22 - 0.22
Colonial Pkwy: 0.42 - 0.64
VA 162: 0.19 - 0.83

VA 163 #1: Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 424, running from US 60 (now SR 631) south to Roxbury Station.
In Sept 1942 (CTB), VA 163 was downgraded to SR 609. Today, the northern half of VA 163 is now part of VA 106. VA 163 cut east on current SR 609 to end where it crosses the RR.

VA 163 #2: Appeared in Sept 1945 (CTB) as a renumbering of VA 168-Y. Ran from US 60 around to VA 162 (now just second st) in Williamsburg. See scans in VA 162 entry.
About 1994, VA 163 was decommissioned to unnumbered Parkway Dr.
VA 163 provided direct access to the Colonial Pkwy from either VA 5-31 or VA 162.
While still active, VA 163 was posted only in cutouts or white border signs.
VA 163 (1933 Official)
VA 163 #1
1933 Official
From:  Belleville (City of Suffolk)
To:  Port Norfolk (City of Portsmouth)
Total Length:  7.27 miles  




ROUTE LOG
US 17: 0 - 0
I-664 (exit 9): 0.84 - 0.84
VA 135: 0.64 - 1.48
Portsmouth-Suffolk Line: 0.02 - 1.50
US 58, VA 337 ALT: 5.77 - 7.27

Creation:  First mentioned in the June 1971 CTB, VA 164 first appeared on the 1976 Official as a dotted line running from VA 135 to just across the Western Branch Elizabeth River.This is the 3rd VA 164.
Adjustments:  VA 164 first opened as the bridge over the Western Branch Elizabeth River in 1978.
In 1984, the dotted line was extended west to US 17.
About 1991, VA 164 was opened from the bridge west to Towne Point Rd.
In 1992, VA 164 was opened out to US 17.
A partial connection to US 58 opened in Sept 2004 after 3 years of construction. This extension was planned back in the late 70s although no map ever showed dotted lines as such.
By Sept 2005 (Kozel site), the entire interchange was open at US 58.

VA 164 (1980 Official)
VA 164 in its early days
1980 Official
VA 164 (1991 Official)
VA 164 partially open westward
1991 Official

VA 164 (1992 Official)
VA 164 open out to US 17
1992 Official
VA 164 (2006 Official)
VA 164 connects to US 58
2006 Official
Improvements:  Full freeway on all segments as they opened.
Posting:  Fully posted; During the time where VA 164 ended short of US 58, there were no postings telling you how to get from one route to the other, which required turns in a residential area.
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Western Freeway
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  This could be I-164 someday if somebody really wanted it to, but the number appears to be coincidental. But at least one county map was hopeful...

VA 164 (1995 City of Norfolk)
I-164 labeling
1995 City of Norfolk

The Martin Luther King, Jr. freeway is planned to connect I-264 with the US 58/VA 141 junction near the VA 164 interchange.  Per an E-mail we received from the contractor, the plan is to extend VA 164 along the freeway extension to I-264.
Much, much more information on the planning and execution of VA 164 can be found at Scott Kozel's site.
Previous VA 164's:

1954 ROUTE LOG
US 58: 0 - 0
US 60: 3.66 - 3.66


1957 ROUTE LOG
US 58: 0 - 0
US 60: 3.68 - 3.68

VA 164 #1: Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 501. Ran from US 58 Virginia Beach Blvd along Laskin Rd, ending at US 60 (now just Atlantic Ave).
In Sept 1937 (CTB), a second piece of VA 164 was created, running from VA 165 Princess Anne CH east to Nimmo, ending just short of SR 615 (SR 629 is clearly shown in between on maps).
In 1943 or 1944, this second piece of VA 164 was renumbered as VA 149.
In 1955, Laskin Rd was upgraded to a "controlled access highway". The 1956 Official map then showed VA 164 renumbered as part of US 58. The 1 block between Pacific and Atlantic Avenues is no longer primary.

VA 164 #2: When US 58 was moved to Laskin Rd in 1955, VA 164 was assigned to US 58's old route on Virginia Beach Blvd to Atlantic Ave.
In May 1958 (CTB), VA 164 was renumbered as US 58 Business from Laskin Rd to Pacific Ave and US 60 Business on 17th St to Atlantic Ave, which remains so today.

VA 164 (1933 Official)
VA 164 on Laskin Rd
1933 Official
VA 164 (1941-42 Official)
VA 164 piece #2
1941-42 Official
VA 164 (1956 Official)
VA 164 moved to Va Beach Blvd
1956 Official

From:  Deep Creek (City of Chesapeake)
To:  Hampton Blvd (City of Norfolk)
Total Length:  40.72 miles  




ROUTE LOG
US 17 Bus: 0 - 0
US 17: 3.69 - 3.69
VA 168 Bus NB: 4.02 - 7.71
VA 168 Bus SB: 0.26 - 7.97
VA 168: 0.75 - 8.72
Virginia Beach-Chesapeake Line: 8.01 - 16.73
VA 149: 4.13 - 20.86
VA 350: 3.68 - 24.54
VA 190: 4.29 - 28.83
VA 403: 1.93 - 30.76
Norfolk-Virginia Beach Line: 0 - 30.76
US 58: 1.00 - 31.76
VA 165Y: 1.37 - 33.13
US 13 NB, VA 166 NB: 0.33 - 33.46
US 13 SB, VA 166 SB: 0.10 - 33.56
I-64 (exit 281): 0.62 - 34.18
VA 192: 0.60 - 34.78
VA 247: 0.39 - 35.17
VA 170: 1.65 - 36.82
VA 194: 0.12 - 36.94
VA 168: 0.58 - 37.52
I-64 (exit 276C): 0.86 - 38.38
US 460: 0.36 - 38.74
VA 337: 1.97 - 40.72

Creation:  Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 502 as the only VA 165. Initially, it ran from VA 27 (now VA 168 Bus) Great Bridge east to Princess Anne CH, then northwest to US 460 (now VA 165Y) near Thomas Corner.
Adjustments: In Aug 1933 (CTB), VA 165 was extended northeast with US 460, then cut north as new routing on Diamond Springs Rd to end at US 60.
About 1938, VA 165 north was truncated back to its original endpoint at US 460 (now VA 165Y). Diamond Springs Rd became VA 13 (now VA 166).

VA 165 (1933 Official)
VA 165 initial routing
1933 Official
VA 164 (1935 Official)
VA 165 extended to US 60
1935 Official
VA 164 (1941-42 Official)
VA 165 truncated back to US 460
1941-42 Official

In March 1942 (CTB), VA 165 was extended north along the new Military Hwy to Little Creek Rd, then west along Little Creek (was SR 600) to end at VA 170 (now US 460) Granby St.
In Nov 1943 (CTB), VA 165 was rerouted to leave Little Creek Rd at Admiral Taussig Blvd and follow that as new primary routing northwest to Norfolk Naval Base, then across the ferry to Newport News to Jefferson Ave to end at 25th St, US 60. Little Creek Rd west to Granby became part of an extended VA 351.
In June 1944 (based on an item in the Jan 1945 CTB), VA 165 was rerouted to stay on Little Creek Rd all the way to Hampton Blvd VA 337, replacing part of VA 351. The route to Norfolk Naval Base and across the ferry to Newport News became part of VA 168. Today this is I-564, VA 337, no ferry anymore, and unnumbered Jefferson Ave in Newport News.

VA 165 (1944 Official)
VA 165 extended to Newport News
1944 Official
VA 164 (1946 Official)
VA 165 rerouted to VA 337
1946 Official

Sometime after 1958, VA 165 was rerouted to hit Northampton Blvd a little east of Military Hwy as it does now, leaving behind Old Kempsville Rd.
In Nov 1962 (CTB), VA 165 was extended west from Great Bridge over SR 640 to end at VA 166 (now US 17).
In Aug 1965 (CTB), VA 165 was extended west again along Cedar Rd to end at US 17 Deep Creek.
In Feb 1982 (CTB), VA 165 was removed from Parliament Rd in Kempsville between VA 403 and VA 190 and put on its current routing.
About 2007, VA 165 was put on newly built construction between Deep Creek and US 17, leaving behind most of the decidedly non-straight Old Cedar Rd alignment VA 165 had been using.

VA 165 (1963 Official)
VA 165 extended to VA 166
1963 Official
VA 165 (1967 Official)
VA 165 extended to US 17
1967 Official
VA 165 (2008 Official)
VA 165 rebuilt
between US 17 and US 17 Bus
2008 Official

Improvements:  Fully paved upon inception
The earliest confirmed multilaning of VA 165 was in place by 1947, on Little Creek Rd between Taussig Blvd and Military Hwy.
In 1956, VA 165 was multilaned on its Military Hwy routing.
The 1957 Official erroneously shows VA 165 widened from US 58 to US 13 (still 2 lane today).
In 1960 or 1961, VA 165 was multilaned from Taussig west to Hampton Blvd.
In 1973, VA 165 was widened from just west of VA 190 to 1.5 miles east of VA 190.
In 1975, VA 165 was widened from Newtown Rd to VA 190.
In 1982, VA 165 was widened from US 58 to Newtown Rd.
In 1983 or 1984, VA 165 was widened southeast to Lynnhaven Pkwy
In 1992, VA 165 was multilaned from Lynnhaven Pkwy to Landstowne Rd
When VA 165 was moved onto the new Moses Grandy Trail near Deep Creek, that was multilaned.
The 2008 Official shows no other multilaning, but VA 165 is multilaned from US 17 east to Albemarle Dr, which is near Great Bridge.
As of 2012, VA 165 is under construction for widening between Dam Neck Rd and Nimmo Pkwy.
VA 165 is 8 lanes from Ferrel Pkwy to Dam Neck Rd.
Posted:  Fully posted; last known cutout removed from jct with Centerville Tpk in 1992 or so.
An error US 165 shield exists SB approaching US 13/VA 166. 
Multiplexes:  VA 168 Bus (0.30 mi)
US 13, VA 166 (0.10 mi)
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Little Creek Rd/Military Hwy/Northampton Blvd/Kempsville Rd (Norfolk); Princess Anne Rd/North Landing Rd (Va Beach); Mount Pleasant Rd/Battlefield Blvd/Cedar Rd (Chesapeake);
Scenic Byway:  None
Comment:  VA 165 is not a route anyone would drive from end-to-end in order to reach someplace.
Between Great Bridge and Princess Anne CH the route is still relatively rural and wide open.
VA 165 is blown off by I-64 between I-264 and US 13.

From:  City of Norfolk
To:  Norfolk Water Plant OR Lake Taylor High School (see comments)
Total Length:  0.29 miles  




ROUTE LOG
VA 165: 0 - 0
END VA 165Y: 0.29 - 0.29

Creation:  VA 165Y was created Oct 1950 (CTB) as a renumbering of US 13, running as a cutoff between VA 165 Kempsville Rd and US 13 Northampton Blvd.
Adjustments:  Around 1964, I-64 was under construction at the Northampton Blvd interchange, which is where VA 165-Y ended. Thus VA 165-Y was truncated to the west side of the interstate, shortening the route by 0.16 miles.
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Posted:  Has not been posted back to at least 1991.
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  Waterworks Rd OR Taylor Dr (see comment)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  There are only two references to VA 165-Y in the CTB, the last in 1959 where it is still referred to as Waterworks Rd. However, the current VDOT On-line transportation map clearly shows VA 165-Y using adjacent Taylor Dr over to the High School. It is unclear if Waterworks Dr from 1959 is now Taylor Dr with the water plant entrance now called Waterworks Rd or if this is all an error and VA 165Y really does go to the water plant (closed to the general public as it appears).
The 1963 Esso map shows 165Y but not such that it resolves the question.
I field visited Taylor Rd in Oct 2009. The road is vintage concrete; however, all the roads to the school and parking lots are of the same vintage concrete. Thus I believe VA 165Y is on Waterworks Rd.
No matter where VA 165-Y is, it is sure pointless to be anywhere at all.

VA 165Y (1958 Princess Anne County)
VA 165Y
1958 Princess Anne County
VA 165Y (1975 Princess Anne County)
VA 165Y shortened to west of I-64
1975 Princess Anne County
VA 165 (VDOT On-line Transportation Map)
VA 165Y on Taylor Rd?
2012 VDOT On-line map

From:  City of Chesapeake
To:  Little Creek (City of Virginia Beach)
Total Length:  15.47 miles  




ROUTE LOG
US 17: 0 - 0
VA 190: 2.05 - 2.05
US 13, US 460 WB: 0.69 - 2.74
VA 337: 2.80 - 5.54
VA 246: 0.56 - 6.10
Norfolk-Chesapeake Line: 0.39 - 6.49
VA 168 SB: 0.65 - 7.14
I-264 (exit 11): 0.75 - 7.89
US 460 EB, VA 168 NB: 0.28 - 8.17
US 58: 0.45 - 8.62
VA 404: 0.14 - 8.76
VA 194: 1.90 - 10.66
US 13 SB, VA 165 NB: 1.46 - 12.12
VA 165 SB: 0.10 - 12.22
I-64 (exit 282): 0.78 - 13.00
Virginia Beach-Norfolk Line: 0.20 - 13.20
US 13 NB: 0.95 - 14.15
VA 332: 0.40 - 14.55
US 60: 0.92 - 15.47

Creation:  VA 166 was created July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 504. It originally began at US 17 Deep Creek, then headed east on Cedar Rd to today's US 17, followed that across the Southern Branch Elizabeth River, then used Bainbridge Blvd north to VA 190. VA 166 then followed 190 through Great Bridge and ended at VA 165 Kempsville. This has been the only VA 166. See scan under VA 165 entry.
Adjustments:  In March 1956 (CTB), VA 166 was rerouted near Gilmerton to use Bainbridge Blvd north to South Norfolk, then zig-zagged over to Campostella Rd crossing into Norfolk. VA 166 continued as it does today out Princess Anne Rd to VA 165, then Northampton Blvd. At Diamond Springs Rd, VA 166 used Shell Rd and Pleasure House Rd to end at US 60 near Chesapeake Beach.
In using this new route, VA 166 replaced VA 166Y; duplexed with US 460 into Norfolk; replaced VA 13Y on Princess Anne Rd; duplexed with US 13; replaced the other VA 13Y from Diamond Springs Rd to US 60.
The old routing through Great Bridge to Kempsville became VA 190.

VA 166 (1959 Official)
VA 166 sent into Norfolk...
1959 Official
VA 165 (1956 Official)
...and also out to Chesapeake Beach
1956 Official

About 1963, VA 166 was removed from Pleasure House Rd leaving behind SR 651 and instead was put on Northampton Blvd to meet US 60 a little further east.
In Feb 1964 (CTB), VA 166 and US 13 swapped routings such that VA 166 followed Diamond Springs Rd to US 60, while most of VA 166's route to Chesapeake Beach became secondary as US 13 was placed on Northampton Blvd.

VA 166 (1963 Official)
VA 166 sent further east
1963 Official
VA 165 (1965 Official)
VA 166 and US 13 swap places
1965 Official

In Aug 1965 (CTB), VA 166 south was truncated to its current ending. Cedar Rd became VA 165 while the road across S. Eliz River became VA 104. See scan in VA 165 entry.
Improvements:  Paved upon inception;
The first piece of VA 166 to be multilaned was when it was placed on Princess Anne Rd and Northampton Blvd in 1956.
In 1960 or 1961, VA 166 was widened on its US 460 duplex north of the Elizabeth River in Norfolk.
VA 166 became multilaned when it was placed on Diamond Springs Rd in 1964.
In 1983 or 1984, VA 166 was widened on its Park Ave piece
In 1990, VA 166 was widened from the Elizabeth River south to near VA 246.
Posted:  Fully posted in Chesapeake and Norfolk. Until recently there were no VA 166 shields in Virginia Beach. Now there is 1 - on Northampton Blvd announcing 166's left turn onto Diamond Springs Rd.
In a real oddity, there are VA 166 shields on both directions of Weslyan Dr at Diamond Springs Rd. This is well south of Northampton Blvd and has never been part of VA 166. This posting set-up has been in place back to at least 1992.
VA 166 is not mentioned from I-64 at the Northampton Blvd interchange even though VA 166 was there when I-64 opened.
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  Bainbridge Blvd (Chesapeake); Poindexter St/22nd St/Wilson Rd/Campostella Rd (South Norfolk); Brambleton Ave/Park Ave/Princess Anne Rd (Norfolk); Northampton Blvd (Norf/VA Beach); Diamond Springs Rd (Virginia Beach)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  VA 166 is blown off by I-64 and I-464 in the City of Chesapeake.
The Princess Anne Rd segment may still have some original concrete on it, as does Diamond Springs Rd.

Previous VA 166's:

1955 ROUTE LOG
VA 166: 0 - 0
US 13, US 460: 0.69 - 0.69

VA 166Y: Appeared in Nov 1943 (CTB) as a renumbering of VA 170. It ran on Bainbridge Blvd between US 13-460 and VA 166 (now VA 190) Dominion Blvd.
In March 1956 (CTB), VA 166Y became part of VA 166.
VA 166Y (1949 Official)
1949 Official
VA 167  not currently assigned




Previous VA 167's:

1992 ROUTE LOG
VA 143: 0 - 0
US 60: 0.05 - 0.05
Hampton-Newport News Line: 1.94 - 1.94
US 60: 2.35 - 4.29
VA 143: 0.79 - 5.08
VA 351: 1.0 - 6.1
I-64: 0.8 - 6.9
VA 134: 0.1 - 7.0
US 258: 1.5 - 8.5
END VA 167: 2.8 - 11.3

VA 167: Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 511, VA 533, and part of VA 513. It originally ran from the James River at LaSalle Ave to Grand View, utilizing parts of LaSalle Ave, Shell Rd, Back River Rd, Rip Rap Rd, King St, Fox Hill Rd, and Beach Rd.
In early 1940, VA 167 was extended west along then-named Monitor Merrimac Memorial Hwy (now part of Chesapeake Ave) to Indian River (near today's Powhatan Pkwy).
Later in 1940, VA 167 east was rerouted along Old Buckroe Rd to end at VA 168 (curr VA 351) near Buckroe Beach, leaving behind SR 616 (later SR 625, now unnumbered) along Beach Rd to Grand View.

1933 Official
VA 167 initial routing.
1933 Official
1941-42 Official
VA 167 rerouted to Buckroe
and extended towards Newport News.
1941-42 Official

Between 1942-44, VA 167 west was extended to the Newport News city limit.
In June 1947 (CTB), VA 167 was extended west along Chesapeake Ave and 16th St. to end at VA 168 Jefferson Ave.
In Nov 1957 (CTB), VA 167 was extended up Jefferson from 16th to end at US 60, 25th/26th Sts, replacing a bit of VA 168.
In Sept 1961 (CTB), VA 167 was extended up Jefferson to VA 143, 28th/29th Sts replacing US 60 which was rerouted.

1944 Official
VA 167 extended to N News CL.
1944 Official
1948 Official
VA 167 extended to VA 168
1948 Official
1959 Official
VA 167 replaces a bit of VA 168
1959 Official

In Oct 1966 (CTB), VA 167 was rerouted in central Hampton to use brand new La Salle Ave to Langley AFB. Rip Rap Rd became unnumbered; King St remained part of VA 278; Old Fox Hill Rd/Buckroe Rd became part of VA 169.

1968 Official
VA 167 moved to Armistead Ave
1968 Official
1973 Official
VA 167 moved to La Salle Ave
1973 Official

In Nov 1995 (CTB), VA 167 was decommissioned to city streets.
Oddly, VA 167 still shows up on all VDOT issues since (through at least 2012) and also in Rand McN atlases.
VA 167 postings weren't removed from I-64 until about 1999. Field checks since then have found no 167 markers on street level.
On some VDOT Officials in the late 60s VA 167 is erroneously shown using Armistead Ave from Mercury Blvd to Sheppard Blvd.

From:  Ocean View (City of Norfolk)
To:  North Carolina State Line near Northwest (City of Chesapeake)
Total Length:  30.11 miles   The route continues 20 miles as NC 168 to US 158 in Barco, NC.




ROUTE LOG
US 60, US 60 ALT BEGIN: 0 - 0
US 60 ALT EB, US 460: 0.75 - 0.75
VA 165: 2.30 - 3.05
I-64 (exit 277): 0.56 - 3.61
VA 247: 1.15 - 4.76
VA 404: 2.43 - 7.19
US 58: 0.30 - 7.49
US 460 EB, VA 337: 0.31 - 7.80
VA 166 NB: 0.40 - 8.20
I-264 (exit 11): 0.28 - 8.48
US 460 WB, VA 166 SB: 0.75 - 9.23
VA 407: 0.26 - 9.49
Chesapeake-Norfolk Line: 0.52 - 10.01
VA 246: 0.35 - 10.36
US 13: 2.44 - 12.80
I-64 EB (exit 290), VA 168 Bus: 0.82 - 13.62
I-64 WB (exit 291), I-464 (exit 1), US 17 NB: 0.82 - 14.44
US 17 SB: 0.30 - 14.74
VA 168 Bus: 1.52 - 16.26
VA 165: 2.49 - 18.75
VA 168 Bus: 1.70 - 20.45
VA 168 Bus: 4.95 - 25.40
VA 168 Bus: 2.92 - 28.32
NC STATE LINE: 1.79 - 30.11

Creation:  Appeared July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 529, VA 532, a little VA 511, a little VA 514, VA 533, and a little VA 513. It originally began on Jefferson Ave a little north of VA 173 near Denbigh running south to Newport News, then used Shell Rd northeast to Hampton, then Back River Rd north to Rip Rap Rd north to King St, then south to the West Branch Hampton River. There was a gap in the route, then another piece existed on Pembroke Ave from the Hampton River east to a little beyond Woodland Dr. See scan with VA 167 entry. This has been the only VA 168.
Adjustments:  In Sept 1934 (CTB), VA 168 was extended north to VA 174 (now Lebanon Church Rd) near Lee Hall.
In Aug 1936 (CTB), VA 168 was extended east to end at VA 169 Buckroe. VA 168 ended at Buckroe Ave/3rd St jct. See scans in VA 167 and VA 169 entries.
In March 1937 (CTB), VA 168 was rerouted in Newport News to "run from Marshall Ave to 34th St and over 34th St to Jefferson Ave" It is unclear what the orignal routing was here.
In Nov 1937 (CTB), VA 168 was extended north as new routing to US 60/VA 31 Williamsburg.
In May 1938 (CTB), VA 168 was extended north with VA 31 (now VA 5) to Camp Magruder, then northwest as new primary routing to near Andersons Corner, then duplexed with VA 30 to Barhamsville, then as new construction over to VA 33 near Angelview Church.

1935 Official
VA 168 initially ended near VA 173
1935 Official
1937 Official
VA 168 extended to Lee Hall
1937 Official
1939 Official
VA 168 extended to New Kent County
1939 Official

In June 1944 (based on an item in the Jan 1945 CTB), VA 168 was rerouted to stay on Jefferson Ave down to the ferry to Norfolk then picking up Taussig Blvd to Little Creek Rd east to US 60 at Little Creek (all replacing VA 165. The part east to Hampton became VA 143 and east from there to Buckroe became VA 351. Some of the VA 351 routing has changed, notably Shell Rd is no longer primary. See scan in VA 165 entry.
In Sept 1945 (CTB), VA 168 was placed on a new bypass east of Williamsburg, leaving behind VA 162 2nd St and VA 31 (now VA 5).
In Nov 1957 (CTB), VA 168 was removed from Jefferson Ave below what is now I-64 near the Newport News Airport and placed on the new Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel, then with US 60 in Ocean View, then put on newly constructed Tidewater Drive into central Norfolk, then duplexed with
US 460 across the Elizabeth River, then replaced VA 170 through South Norfolk and Great Bridge down to the North carolina line. The old route became VA 143 on Jefferson down to central Newport News; a bit of VA 167 on Jefferson down to 16th St; the ferry was discontinued; VA 170 on Taussig Blvd and Little Creek Rd over to US 60. The new expressway was not completed between Jefferson Ave and US 258, so a TEMP VA 168 was in place on Jefferson and US 258 to provide continuity for VA 168.
In 1960 or 1961, VA 168 actually existed on I-64 from US 258 to Jefferson Ave.
In Oct 1965 (CTB), VA 168 was formally placed on more I-64 from Jefferson Ave all the way out to the current VA 30 (exit 227) interchange. The old route became more VA 143 to Camp Peary; VA 168Y from I-64/SR 607 towards Andersons Corner; SR 645 (now SR 746); the remainder kept being part of VA 30. Of course, I-64 out that way wasn't actually finished fully until 1975. See scan under VA 168Y entry.

1959 Official
VA 168 moved onto HRBT
1959 Official
1968 Official
VA 168 added to more I-64
1968 Official

Around 1970, VA 168 was taken off Oak Grove Rd between I-64 and VA 190 and placed on Battlefield Blvd.

1959 Official
VA 168 sent south to NC
1959 Official
1973 Official
VA 168 put on Battlefield Blvd
1973 Official

About 1980, VA 168 north was truncated to its current north end, leaving behind US 60, I-64, VA 30 and an extended VA 249.
In March 1981 (CTB), VA 168 was placed on the new freeway around the east side of Great Bridge (which was actually added to the primary system unbuilt in March 1973 CTB), leaving behind VA 168 Business. See scan in VA 168 Bus entry.
Around 1999, VA 168 was placed on the new freeway connecting the noth end of the Great Bridge Bypass to I-64/464. VA 168 was then added to I-64 back over to Battlefield Blvd. This left behind more VA 168 Business. See scan in VA 168 Bus entry.
Also around 1999, VA 168 was removed from Campostella Rd below VA 246 and instead is now using Shop St and Atlantic Ave which turns into Battlefield Blvd.
In 2001, a new toll expressway was built from the south end of the Great Bridge Bypass most of the way to the NC Line. The old route became more VA 168 Business except the last loop at the east end of old VA 193 Ballahack Rd is now unnumbered (and doesn't connect to VA 168 at its south end). See scan in VA 168 Bus entry.
Improvements:  Paved upon inception from Newport News through Hampton
VA 168 was paved north to US 17 (now VA 306) in 1936.
VA 168 has been fully paved everywhere since 1938.
Between 1942-47, VA 168 was multilaned on Little Creek Rd between Taussig Blvd and Military Hwy; also it was multilaned from Newport News to a little past Camp Peary.
In 1957, VA 168 was multilaned from Camp Peary to SR 746 near Andersons Corner.
In 1958, VA 168 was multilaned on its new expressway in Newport News and Hampton, its US 60 duplex in Ocean View and on Tidewater Drive down to Princess Anne St.
In 1960 or 1961, VA 168 was multilaned on Tidewater Dr to US 460 and over to the Elizabeth River
In 1970, VA 168 was multilaned from US 13 Military Hwy south to Great Bridge.
In 1973, VA 168 was multilaned on its VA 30 duplex south of I-64.
In 1975, VA 168 was multilaned on its new I-64 duplex to Exit 227.
In 1981, VA 168 was multilaned on the Great Bridge Bypass
In 1990, VA 168 was multilaned across the Elizabeth River to the US 460-VA 166-VA 168 split.
In 1999, VA 168 was multilaned on its Great Bridge to I-64/464 connector, plus from US 13 north to US 460/VA 166 (official maps still show north of VA 246 as 2-lane).
In 2001, VA 168 was multilaned from the south end of the Great Bridge Bypass to the NC Line.
Posted:  Fully posted; last known cutout was on Tidewater Dr north of VA 165, still there in 1992.
Several "flattop" 168 shields (similar to an Interstate shield but with a flat top) exist in Norfolk.
Error US 168 trailblazers exist on VA 166/Princess Anne Rd.
Circle 168 shields exist southbound at VA 247/Lafayette Blvd in Norfolk.
Multiplexes:  US 60 ALT (0.75 mi)
US 460 (0.40 mi)
US 460, VA 166 (1.03 mi)
I-64 (0.82 mi)
US 17 (0.30 mi)
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Tidewater Dr/Brambleton Ave (Norfolk); Campostella Rd (South Norfolk); Shop St/Atlantic Ave/Battlefield Blvd (Chesapeake north of I-64); Oak Grove Connector (I-64 to VA 168 bus); Great Bridge Bypass; Chesapeake Expressway (toll road); Battlefield Blvd (toll road to NC Line)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  VA 168 serves as a major thoroughfare for Norfolk area travelers to head for the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
Tidewater Dr near and north of I-64 in Norfolk has some grade-separated interchanges, most notably at VA 165/Little Creek Rd and at US 460/Granby St.
The north end of Tidewater Dr was once Willoughby Circle
The 1935 Official erroneously shows VA 168 as VA 186.

Previous VA 168's:

1942 ROUTE LOG
US 60: 0 - 0
VA 31, VA 168: 0.22 - 0.22
VA 168: 0.61 - 0.83

VA 168Y #1: Appeared in either Nov 1937 or May 1938 (CTB) as new primary routing, running from VA 168 (now unnumbered Second St) west to US 60 near Williamsburg.
In Sept 1945 (CTB), VA 168 was rerouted away from this area, so 168Y no longer touched VA 168. So this VA 168Y was renumbered as VA 163. Today it is unnumbered Parkway Dr. This was not shown on Officials but is shown explicitly in the 1943 VDOT County Atlas.
VA 168Y #2: Appeared Sept 1942 (CTB) as new primary routing as a cutoff between US 60/VA 30 Andersons Corner and VA 168 (now SR 746).
In Oct 1965 (CTB), VA 168Y was officially extended east to the I-64/SR 607 interchange, replacing part of VA 168. In reality, VA 168 had to keep using this route until 1975 when I-64 actually existed between SR 607 and VA 30 (exit 227).
About 1980, VA 168Y was renumbered as part of VA 30.

1940 James City County
VA 168Y #1
1940 James City County
1958 James City County
VA 168Y #2
1958 James City County
1975 James City County
VA 168Y #2 extended east to I-64
1975 James City County


From: Northwest (City of Chesapeake)
To:  Greenbrier (City of Chesapeake)
Total Length: 14.40 miles  




ROUTE LOG
VA 168: 0 - 0
VA 168: 8.03 - 8.03
VA 165 SB: 1.98 - 10.01
VA 165 NB: 0.26 - 10.27
VA 190: 1.24 - 11.51
VA 168: 0.19 - 11.70
I-64 (exit 290), VA 168: 2.70 - 14.40

Creation:  Appeared March 1981 (CTB) as a renumbering of mainline VA 168 through Great Bridge. Originally only ran between the Great Bridge Bypass junctions with VA 168.
Adjustments: 
About 1999, VA 168 Business was extended north to I-64, replacing a rerouted VA 168.
About 2001, VA 168 Business was extended south to its current end replacing more mainline VA 168.

1982-83 Official
VA 168 bypasses Great Bridge
1982-83 Official
2000-02 Official
VA 168 Bus extended north
2000-02 Official
2006-08 Official
VA 168 Bus expanded south
2006-08 Official

Improvements:  Paved upon inception
Multilaned from VA 165 north to VA 168 upon inception.
The rest of VA 168 business in Great Bridge was multilaned in 1995 or 1996.
When extended north to I-64 in 1999, the route was already 6-laned.
Posted:  Fully posted
Multiplexes:  VA 165 (0.26 mi)
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Battlefield Blvd
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  In addition to being a business route through Great Bridge, VA 168 Business provides a primary alternative to the toll road heading to North Carolina.
The DeLorme shows a short loop right at the NC Line (where Ballahack Rd Old VA 193 comes in) also as 168 Business, but this loop road does NOT connect back up with VA 168 on its southern end.

From: Phoebus (City of Hampton)
To: City of Hampton
Total Length: 7.25 miles  




ROUTE LOG
I-64 (exit 268), US 60: 0 - 0
VA 143: 0.20 - 0.20
US 258: 0.22 - 0.42
VA 351 EB: 1.95 - 2.37
VA 351 WB: 0.60 - 2.97
US 258: 4.28 - 7.25

Creation:  Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of part of VA 512. It initially ran from US 60/VA 27 (now just County Dr) Phoebus east to Buckroe Beach waterfront at the end of Pt. Comfort Dr. See scan in VA 167 entry. This is the only VA 169.
Adjustments:  In Aug 1934 (CTB), VA 169 was extended north along the Buckroe waterfront, then west on Buckroe Ave to 3rd St south (where VA 168 ended), then over Seaboard Ave back to end at VA 169 (current Mallory-Pt. Comfort Ave jct), forming a giant square onto itself.
In Oct 1966 (CTB), VA 169 was extended west along VA 351, then replaced VA 167 on Old Buckroe Rd and Fox Hill Rd west to end at VA 278. Officials imply it went to US 258 Mercury Blvd then but it did not.
In Aug 1975 (CTB), VA 169 was rerouted at Buckroe Beach to its current routing using Mallory to Pembroke directly without looping around the waterfront area. Some of this loop is no longer drivable road. The CTB still referred to the loop at its decommissioning as VA 169 but it seems to me it should've been 169Y from 1966-75.
In March 1979 (CTB), VA 169 was extended west over VA 143 to Mellen St in Phoebus to end at the rerouted VA 143.
In Nov 1980 (CTB), VA 169 was rerouted away from VA 278 to end at US 258 as it does now, leaving behind Old Fox Hill Rd.
In 1983 or 1984, VA 169 was extended as new primary routing from VA 143 west to I-64/US 60.
VA 169 (1936 Elizabeth City County)
VA 169 loops onto itself.
1936 Elizabrth County
VA 169 (1968 Official)
VA 169 extended to VA 278.
1968 Official
VA 169 (1991 Official)
VA 169 as it is today
1991 Official

Improvements:  VA 169 was paved upon inception.
VA 169 was multilaned from Phoebus to Buckroe in 1950.
VA 169 was multilaned from Mercury Blvd to Old Fox Hill Rd upon opening in 1980. Fox Hill Rd is 4-lane undivided for all of its VA 169 run, but maps do not show it as multilaned at all so it is unclear when this came to be.
Posted:  Fully posted; From Old Buckroe NB there is an erroneous sign indicating 169 South runs east on Fox Hill. Additionally, there is no sign to tell you to turn from Fox Hill Rd to Old Buckroe Rd on VA 169 SB.
Multiplexes:  VA 351 (0.60 mi)
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Mallory St (I-64 to Buckroe); Pembroke Ave (VA 351 duplex); Old Buckroe Rd/Fox Hill Rd (VA 351 to Mercury Blvd).
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  VA 169 forms a 270 degree loop in eastern Hampton.
From 1966-75, VA 169 had a through routing in Buckroe while still having the loop at the waterfront. Was the loop really VA 169Y during this time? Does anyone have a VDOT map of Hampton in this timeframe?
From: Military Hwy (City of Norfolk)
To: Little Creek (City of Norfolk)
Total Length: 2.65 miles  




ROUTE LOG
VA 165: 0 - 0
VA 192: 1.56 - 1.56
US 60: 1.09 - 2.65

Creation:  Appeared in Nov 1957 (CTB) as a renumbering of part of VA 168. It initially ran like it does now, plus extended west on Little Creek Rd to Taussig Blvd, then northwest to end at VA 337 Hampton Blvd. This is the 3rd VA 170.
Adjustments:  In Jan 1979 (CTB), VA 170 west was truncated to its current end at Military Hwy. Little Creek Rd remained part of VA 165; most of Taussig Blvd became I-564 except the very northwestern piece which became an extended VA 337. Also, a small bit of non-freeway Taussig Blvd exists between Granby St and Little Creek Rd next to I-564.
VA 170 (1959 Official)
Current VA 170 original routing.
1959 Official
VA 170 (1980 Official)
VA 170 truncated to VA 165.
1980 Official

Improvements:  VA 170 was paved upon inception.
VA 170 was multilaned on its entire Little Creek Rd alignment upon inception.
Posted:  Fully posted; SR 170 shields in both directions on US 60; VA 170 shields were still up leaving Gate 3 of the Naval Base as of April, 2013.
Multiplexes:  none
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Little Creek Rd
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  VA 170 provides primary access from Little Creek Amphibian Base directly (though now VERY urbanized) to Norfolk Naval Base (via VA 165 and I-564).
Previous VA 170's:

1940 ROUTE LOG
US 60: 0 - 0
VA 168: 1.14 - 1.14
VA 174: 0.44 - 1.58
York-Warwick Line: 0.93 - 2.51
US 17 NB: 3.55 - 6.06
US 17 SB: 0.40 - 6.46
END VA 170: 1.31 - 7.77


1956 ROUTE LOG
NC STATE LINE: 0 - 0
VA 165: 11.88 - 11.88
VA 190: 1.33 - 13.21
US 13: 4.01 - 17.22
VA 246: 2.20 - 19.42
US 460 WB, VA 166 SB: 0.78 - 20.20
US 58, VA 166 NB: 1.03 - 21.23
US 58 ALT WB, US 460 EB, VA 337 WB: 1.10 - 22.33
US 58 ALT EB: 0.50 - 22.83
VA 337 EB: 0.59 - 23.42
VA 165: 3.67 - 27.09
VA 168: 0.10 - 27.19
US 60: 2.70 - 29.89

VA 170 #1: Appeared July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 514 from US 60 Lee Hall to Yorktown, then also continued east to Moore House, replacing VA 518.
In Oct 1940 (CTB), VA 170 was renumbered as VA 238. Today it is still VA 238 except it uses SR 1020 right in Yorktown and east of there it used SR 676 instead of going to the Coast Guard Station.
VA 170 #2: Appeared in Oct 1940 (CTB) as a renumbering of VA 27. It ran from US 17 Tabb southeast to Drummonds Corner near Poquoson on today's VA 134, then south via VA 172 Magruder Ave and Armistead Ave to Hampton, then duplexed with US 60 on Queen St and Tyler St across the Hampton River, then used today's VA 143 which VA 170 followed to Phoebus, but continued on County St and Water St down to Mill Creek. VA 170 then used VA 143's approach to Fort Monroe, then used Ingalls Rd through Fort MOnroe down to the ferry landing at Old Point Comfort. On the Norfolk side, VA 170 used Ocean View Ave to Granby St south to downtown Norfolk, then Princess Anne and Bank Sts, then Brambleton Ave southeast. VA 170 then followed today's US 460 down to US 13 Military Hwy, then used VA 166 and VA 190 over to Great Bridge. VA 170 then followed VA 168 Business down to just short of North Carolina where it picked up today's VA 168 for the last little bit.
Between 1942-44, VA 170 north was truncated to US 60 Ocean View. VA 170 was renumbered: VA 134 from Tabb to Hampton while the rest remained part of US 60.
In Nov 1943 (CTB), VA 170 was rerouted between Great Bridge and South Norfolk to use VA 168 Business, Oak Grove Rd, a little Battlefield Blvd and Campostella Rd. This was partly new routing and a full replacement of VA 226. The old routing became VA 166 northwest of Great Bridge, VA 166-Y, and a rerouted US 460 through Portlock and South Norfolk.
In Nov 1957 (CTB), VA 170 was renumbered: US 460 on Granby St and VA 168 from South Norfolk down to North Carolina (some of the VA 168 pieces are no longer primary).
VA 170 (1933 Official)
VA 170 #1
1933 Official

VA 170 (1941-42 Official)
VA 170 #2
1941-42 Official

VA 170 (1944 Official)
VA 170 shifted east
1944 Official
From: City of Newport News
To: Messick Point (City of Poquoson)
Total Length: 11.19 miles  




ROUTE LOG
VA 143: 0 - 0
I-64 (exit 256): 0.87 - 0.87
York-Newport News Line: 0.74 - 1.61
US 17: 0.82 - 2.43
VA 134: 0.35 - 2.78
Poquoson-York Line: 2.50 - 5.28
VA 172: 0.79 - 6.07
END VA 171: 5.12 - 11.19

Creation:  Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of the eastern piece of VA 515. It began at VA 172 at the intersection of Wythe Creek Rd and Poquoson Rd. VA 171 went up Wythe Creek Rd, then west on Yorktown for a total distance of 1.3 miles. This is the 2nd VA 171.
Adjustments:  In May 1946 (CTB), VA 171 was extended west to US 17/VA 170 (now VA 134) Tabb, as an upgrade to SR 613.
In March 1976 (CTB), VA 171 was removed from Yorktown Rd and Wythe Creek Rd in the City of Poquoson and put on its current route using Little Florida Rd, then replaced VA 172 out to Messick Pt. Yorktown Rd became unnumbered while the short Wythe Creek Rd piece of VA 171 became the northern end of VA 172.
In April 1986 (CTB), VA 171 was moved to newly Built Victory Blvd between US 17 and Poquoson, leaving behind SR 706 Yorktown Rd.
In 1999, VA 171 was extended west to I-64 over a road that had been opened as an extended Victory Blvd around 1992.
In 2002, VA 171 was extended west to VA 143.

VA 171 (1936 York County)
VA 171 initial route
1936 York County
VA 171 (1948 Official)
VA 171 extended to US 17/VA 134
1948 Official
VA 171 (1978 Official)
VA 171 swaps with VA 172
1978 Official
VA 171 (1991 Official)
VA 171 moved to Victory Blvd
1991 Official

Note that CTB minutes in 1985 referred to the Oyster Point Rd extension from VA 143 to US 17 as part of VA 171, despite the designation not happening until much later.
Improvements:  paved upon desgination; Multilane west of VA 134 as those segments were made part of VA 171.
Limited Access from I-64 to VA 172; 6 lanes btw I-64 and US 17; 4-lane ROW exists from VA 134 to VA 172.
Posted:  Fully posted except not west of I-64. VA 171 is also not posted anywhere in Poquoson. Thus there is an unmarked turn on VA 171 at Messick Rd (staying on the "through" road puts you at the original VA 172 endpoint at Armory Wharf).
A cutout existed out near Messick Pt as late as 1993.
Multiplexes:  none Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Oyster Pt Rd (VA 143 to I-64); Victory Blvd (I-64 to VA 172); Little Florida Rd/Poquoson Ave/Messick Rd (E of VA 172)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  VA 171 provides direct link from I-64 to Poquoson, the least known of the Hampton Roads Cities.

Previous VA 171's:

1928 ROUTE LOG
VA 17: 0 - 0
US 11, VA 33: 9.53 - 9.53

VA 171 #1: Appeared March 1923 (CTB) as new primary routing, running from VA 17 (now VA 42) Buffalo Gap to VA 33-39 (now US 11 Bus/250) Staunton. The east end was Beverley at Augusta Sts.
In August 1928, VA 171 was renumbered as VA 810. Today it is part of VA 254.
VA 171 (1924 Official)
VA 171 #1
1924 Official
From: City of Hampton
To: Yorktown Rd (City of Poquoson)
Total Length: 4.95 miles  




ROUTE LOG
VA 134: 0 - 0
Poquoson-Hampton Line: 2.91 - 2.91
VA 171: 1.08 - 3.99
END VA 172: 0.96 - 4.95

Creation:  Appeared in July 1933 (CTB) as a renumbering of VA 516. It initially ran from VA 27 (now connector to VA 134) Drummonds Corner north on Wythe Creek Rd into Poquoson, then southeast on Poquoson Rd and Poquoson Ave to end at Armory Wharf. This is the 2nd VA 172.
Adjustments:  In May 1946 (CTB), VA 172's east end was moved from Armory Wharf to Messick Pt, upgrading parts of SR 606 and SR 601. The road down to Armory Wharf is just unnumbered now.

VA 172 (1933 Official)
VA 172 initial route
1933 Official
VA 172 (1936 York County)
VA 172 initially went to Armory Wharf
1936 York County
VA 172 (1958 York County)
VA 172 moved to Messick Pt.
1958 York County

In April 1964 (CTB), VA 172 was extended south replacing VA 134 over to NASA then back over to current VA 134 Magruder Blvd. Shepard Blvd between VA 134 and Armistead Ave was new construction. See scan in VA 167 entry.
In March 1976 (CTB), VA 172 was rerouted in Poquoson to its current status running on Wythe Creek Rd to Yorktown Rd. Wythe Creek Rd from Poquoson Rd to Yorktown Rd was a replacement of part of VA 171. Poquoson Rd southeast to Little Florida Rd became unnumbered while the rest out to Messick Point became part of VA 171. See scan in VA 171 entry.
Improvements:  Paved since inception
VA 172 was multilaned from VA 134 to Armistead in 1964.
VA 172 was multilaned from south of VA 171 to nearly Poquoson Rd in 1990.
VA 172 is also multilaned from Armistead to Wythe Creek Rd, but not shown on official maps this way. All I know is that is was still 2-lane in 1993.
Posted:  Fully Posted except at its absolute north end point.
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Cmdr Shepard Blvd (VA 134 to Drummonds Corner); Wythe Creek Rd (north of Drummonds Corner).
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  VA 172 passes some interesting looking structures on the NASA Facility, as well as Hampton Speedway.
VA 172 connects Hampton to the mystery city of Poquoson.

Previous VA 172's:

1947 ROUTE LOG
VA 33: 0 - 0
VA 17: 20 - 20

VA 172 #1: Appeared in January 1923 (CTB) as new routing. It ran from VA 17 (curr VA 39-42) Goshen southeast to Cedar Grove (curr VA 252).
In May 1923 (CTB), VA 172 was extended south to end at VA 33 (now SR 750) East Lexington. There had been a dispute earlier about routing VA 172 to end at VA 33 (now US 11) near Timber Ridge instead.
About 1926, VA 172 was renumbered as VA 338. Today it is mostly VA 39 except in Rockbridge Baths it used SR 722/602 and in Goshen it used VA 39 ALT.
VA 172 #1 (1923 Official)
VA 172 #1.
1923 Official
From:  310 ft east of Warwick River, per VDOT log, Denbigh (City of Newport News)
To:  Dandy (York County)
Total Length: 10.84 miles  




ROUTE LOG
BEGIN VA 173: 0 - 0
US 60: 1.82 - 1.82
VA 143: 1.14 - 2.96
York-Newport News Line: 1.32 - 4.28
US 17: 2.18 - 6.46
SR 629: 4.38 - 10.84

Creation:  Created July 1933 running from the Warwick River in Denbigh east to US 17 north of Tabb (replacing VA 517); duplex with US 17 north to Harris Grove north of today's VA 105; east through Seaford to end at Back Creek waterfron near its outlet (replacing VA 528). This has been the only VA 173.
(1933 Official)
VA 173's original routing
1933 Official
VA 173 (1936 York County)
VA 173 running south of Back Creek
1936 York County

Adjustments:  In Aug 1954 (CTB), VA 173 was rerouted at Hornsbyville to proceed to Dandy as it does now. The old route through Seaford over to Back Creek became SR 718.
Around 1975, VA 173 was rerouted away from Harris Grove and instead followed SR 622 from Hornsbyville to its current junction with US 17. The old part of VA 173 became more SR 718.
Also around 1975, VA 173 was straightened out where it crosses US 60, which moved from Old Courthouse Way to Warwick Blvd. VA 173 had a duplex with US 60 until this point, as well as using Hoopes Rd and Oriana Rd.
In Feb 1979 (CTB), VA 173 was rerouted to eliminate the US 17 duplex and assume its current York County routing. The new routing was new construction and the old routing became SR 620 Oriana Rd.
(1958 York County)
VA 173 east end moved to Dandy
1958 York County
VA 173 (1980 Official)
VA 173 is made direct
1980 Official

Improvements:  Paved upon inception;
VA 173's first multilaning was its US 17 duplex in 1965.
VA 173 was multilaned from VA 143 to SR 620 in 1978.
No other multilane segments are shown on VDOT Officials but I know it has been multilaned from US 60 to VA 143 back to at least 1991.
Posting:  Fully posted
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Denbigh Blvd (west of US 17); Goodwin Neck Rd (east of US 17).
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comments:  Denbigh was the county seat of Warwick County before Newport News came along.
From:  Collinsville (Henry County)
To:  City of Martinsville
Total Length:  5.58 miles  




ROUTE LOG
US 220 Bus: 0 - 0
VA 108: 2.57 - 2.57
Martinsville-Henry Line: 1.72 - 4.29
VA 457: 1.29 - 5.58

Creation:  Appeared in Dec 1978 (CTB) as an upgrade to SR 882, running from US 220 Business to VA 108.
This is the 2nd VA 174.
Adjustments:  In Nov 1990 (CTB), VA 174 was extended south to VA 57 (now VA 457), replacing part of VA 108.
Improvements:  Paved and multilaned upon inception
Posting:  Fully posted;
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Kings Mountain Rd (Henry Co); Liberty St (Martinsville)
Scenic Byway:  no segments
Comment:  An alternative to downtown Martinsville from US 220 north of the city.
VA 174 (1979 Official)
Current VA 174
1979 Official
VA 194 (1992-93 Official)
VA 174 replaces some of VA 108
1992-93 Official
Previous VA 174's:

1965 ROUTE LOG
US 60: 0 - 0
VA 143: 0.45 - 0.45
VA 238: 0.67 - 1.12

VA 174 #1: Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 519, running from US 60 to VA 170 (now VA 238) in the Lebanon Church area near Lee Hall. See scan under VA 170 entry
In Oct 1966 (CTB), VA 174 was officially decommissioned. US 60 to VA 143 was obliterated by I-64 (and may have physically been gone sooner than this), while VA 143 to VA 238 became the responsibility of Yorktown Naval Weapons Station. However, VA 174 remained on county maps in a reduced form through at least 1969.
VA 174 disappeared from the main side of official maps and insets from 1944-59.
VA 174 (1969 York County)
VA 174 still on the Weapons Station
1969 York County
From:  Oak Hall (Accomack County)
To:  Main St/Maddox Blvd, Chincoteague (Accomack County)
Total Length:  10.49 miles  




ROUTE LOG
US 13: 0 - 0
END VA 175: 10.49 - 10.49

Creation:  Appeared July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 520. Ran generally as it does now, plus extended south with US 13 briefly, then headed west to the railroad crossing at Lecato. This is the only VA 195.
VA 175 (1933 Official)
VA 175 in 1933
1933 Official
VA 175 (1936 Accomack County)
VA 175 existing west of US 13
1936 Accomack County
Adjustments:  In Aug 1934 (CTB), VA 175 was extended south on Main St over SR 717 to about Beebe Rd.
In Aug 1935 (CTB), VA 175 was extended south to Beebe Rd, then east on Beebe Rd to the then-SCL of Chincoteague (this is 0.20 miles west of Ridge Rd). See scan in VA 175Y entry.
In June 1947 (CTB), VA 175 west was truncated to its current US 13 location, leaving behind SR 703 and the US 13 duplex.
In May 1954 (CTB), VA 175 was rerouted to avoid the Wallops Station using its current loop around the south and east of the facility. This left behind some SR 798 and Fulton St on the NASA facility.
VA 175 (1936 Accomack County)
VA 175 east of Wattsville
1936 Accomack County
VA 175 (1958 Accomack County)
VA 175 dipsy-do around the NASA facility.
1958 Accomack County

In June 1992 (CTB), VA 175 east was truncated to end at Main St just east of the bridge to Chincoteague.
In 2010, a new bridge over Chincoteague Channel into Chincoteague opened, moving the eastern termius to the Main St/Maddox Blvd intersection.  The old 1940 bridge was demolished in 2011.
Improvements:  Fully paved upon designation; no multilane segments exist.
Posting:  Fully posted except not at its eastern end.
As late as the mid-1990s there was a white border sign in Chincoteague routing you to the south to stay on 175 once on the island.
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  John B. Whealton Memorial Causeway (entire route) since 3-15-44.
Other names:  Chincoteague Rd
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  VA 175 has a long marsh causeway connecting Chincoteague to the mainland.
The old bridge to Chincoteague Island was a fairly picturesque truss drawspan, but removing it eliminated direct access between Chincoteague Island and those that lived on Marsh Island.  VDOT had to build a connector bridge from Marsh Island to the new VA 175 bridge as part of the overall project.
Previous VA 175's:

1991 ROUTE LOG
VA 175: 0 - 0
END VA 175: 0.94 - 0.94

VA 175-Y: Appeared in Aug 1935 (CTB) as an upgrade to SR 717, running from VA 175 north on Main St to then-NCL of Chincoteague, 0.94 miles away (in the vicinity of Community Dr).
In June 1992 (CTB), VA 175Y was decommissioned to just unnumbered Main St.
Up to the mid-1990s, VA 175Y was posted at VA 175 with a white border shield.
VA 175Y did not appear on Officials until 1970 but is on VDOT County maps back to 1936.
VA 175Y (1936 Accomack County)
VA 175Y appears in the 1930s
1936 Accomack County
From:  Parksley (Accomack County)
To:  Centerville (Accomack County)
Total Length:  2.58 miles  




ROUTE LOG
VA 316: 0 - 0
US 13: 2.58 - 2.58

Creation:  Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 521, running as it does today. This is the only VA 176.
Adjustments:  None
Improvements:  Paved upon designation; no multilane segments
Posting:  Fully posted
Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  Bennett St (Parksley); Parksley Rd (remainder)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  VA 176 connects US 13 to Parksley, which is a real place with a real downtown.
VA 176 (1936 Accomack County)
1936 Accomack County
From:  Bethel (Montgomery County)
To:  City of Radford
Total Length:  4.41 miles  




ROUTE LOG
I-81 (exit 109): 0.00 - 0.00
Radford-Montgomery Line: 2.33 - 2.33
US 11: 2.08 - 4.41

Creation:  Appeared in the April 1962 CTB defining the route from the ramps on the south side of I-81 to US 11. This was an upgrade to parts of SRs 638 and 600 and followed the paths of what had been parts of VA 102 and VA 110 twenty years earlier. This is the 2nd VA 177.
Adjustments:  None
Improvements:  Paved upon designation; 100% multilaned since 1992.
Posting:  Fully posted;
There is a VA 177 South posting at the SR 658 junction south of I-81, implying VA 177 exists on a short stub south of I-81.
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  Tyler Ave
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  VA 177 provides easy access from I-81 southbound.
VA 177 runs right through part of the Radford College campus.
VA 177 first appeared explicitly on the 1966 Official.

VA 177 (1966 Official)
Current VA 177
1966 Official
Previous VA 177's:

1959 ROUTE LOG
US 13: 0 - 0
VA 316: 1.74 - 1.74

VA 177 #1: Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of what I believe was VA 548. Ran from US 13 Accomac CH northwest through Greenbush to end at SR 661 Drummond Hill Rd.
In March 1938 (CTB), VA 177 was extended north over SRs 661/672/673 to meet the west end of VA 176 Parksley.
In Sept 1942 (CTB), VA 177 north was truncated to VA 316 Greenbush, leaving behind SR 763. This made sense as VA 177's route actually zig-zagged up and over to VA 316 again before curling around to the VA 176-316 junction in Parksley.
In Jan 1959 (CTB), the rest of VA 177 was downgraded to SR 764.
VA 177 (1936 Accomack County)
VA 177 #1 initial routing
1936 Accomack County

VA 177 (1938-39 Official)
VA 177 extended to Parksley
1938-39 Official

VA 177 (1958 Accomack County)
VA 177 truncated to VA 316
1958 Accomack County
From:  Exmore (Northampton County)
To:  Bobtown (Accomack County)
Total Length:  11.51 miles  




ROUTE LOG
US 13 Bus: 0 - 0
US 13: 0.36 - 0.36
Accomack-Northampton Line: 0.50 - 0.86
VA 181: 0.48 - 1.34
VA 180 WB: 8.24 - 9.58
VA 180 EB: 0.03 - 9.61
SR 620: 1.90 - 11.51

Creation:  Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 522. VA 178 was in two pieces: US 13 Exmore to Bobtown; Onancock Wharf east to US 13 Tasley. This is the only VA 178.
Adjustments:  In Aug 1990 (CTB), VA 178's northern piece was renumbered as an extention of VA 179 and all of VA 126.
VA 178 (1933)
VA 178 southern piece
1933 Official
VA 178 (1936 Accomack County)
VA 178 northern piece
1936 Accomack County
VA 178 (1996-97 Official)
VA 126/179 replaces VA 178
1996-97 Official

Improvements:  Paved from Exmore to Belle Haven and from Onancock to Tasley upon inception.
In 1936, the rest of VA 178 was paved.
VA 178 has no multilane segments.
Posting:  Fully posted;
Multiplexes:  VA 180 (0.03 mi)
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Main St (Exmore); Belle Haven Rd (US 13 to VA 181); Shields Bridge Rd/Bobtown Rd (west of VA 181)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  The current routing of VA 178 seems silly - either extend VA 178 over SR 718 to Onancock or truncate it to VA 180.
Official maps over the years imply VA 178 was expanded towards Onancock but I do not believe this has ever been the case.
From:  Onley (Accomack County)
To:  Onancock Wharf (Accomack County)
Total Length:  2.94 miles  




ROUTE LOG
US 13 Bus: 0 - 0
US 13: 0.40 - 0.40
VA 126: 1.02 - 1.42
END VA 179: 1.52 - 2.94

Creation:  Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 540, running from VA 178 (now VA 126) Onancock southeast through Onley and ending at SR 606 Locustville. See scan in VA 178 entry. This is the only VA 179.
Adjustments:  In Apr 1951 (CTB), VA 179 east was truncated to US 13 Onley, leaving behind SR 789.
In Aug 1990 (CTB), VA 179 was extended west to the Onancock Wharf, replacing part of VA 178.
See scans in VA 178 entry.
Improvements:  Paved from Onley to Onancock upon designation.
VA 179 was paved Onley to Locustville about 1936.
In 1982, VA 179 was multilaned from US 13 to Onancock.
Posting:  fully posted;
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Main St (Onley); Market St (Onancock)
Scenic Byway:  VA 126 west to Onancock Wharf, since 2-16-94.
Comment:  Provides direct access to Onancock from US 13 northbound.
Onancock is a charming city.
From:  Harborton Wharf (Accomack County)
To:  (1 block east of ) Wachapreague (Accomack County)
Total Length:  11.25 miles  




ROUTE LOG
BEGIN VA 180: 0 - 0
VA 178 SB: 3.06 - 3.06
VA 178 NB: 0.03 - 3.09
US 13 SB: 3.35 - 6.44
US 13 NB: 0.46 - 6.90
VA 180Y: 4.30 - 11.20
SR 1701: 0.05 - 11.25

Creation:  Appeared July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 523 running from Harborton to Wachapreague. This is the only VA 180.
Adjustments:  In Aug 1933 (CTB), VA 180 was extended west 0.10 miles to its current endpoint.
In Sept 1974 (CTB), VA 180 was placed on SR 623 plus new construction from Keller through Grangeville to Laurel Mount near Wachapreague, leaving behind SRs 622/695; a little SR 600; SR 736
See scan in VA 178 entry.
Improvements:  Paved upon designation.
VA 180 was multilaned in 1974 when it was duplexed with US 13.
Posting:  Fully posted;
Multiplexes:  VA 178 (0.03 mi)
US 13 (0.46 mi)
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Shore Dr (Harborton); Harborton Rd (west of VA 178); Pungoteague Rd (east of VA 178); Jefferson Ave/NR North St/Lankford Hwy (Keller); Wachapreague Rd (east of US 13); Main St (Wachapreague)
Scenic Byway:  VA 178 to SR 605, since 2-16-94.
Comment:  VA 180 makes a zig-zag in western Keller.
Before 1974, VA 180 was a series of zigs and zags east out to Wachapreague.
From:  Wachapreague (Accomack County)
To:  Wachapreague (Accomack County)
Total Length:  0.55 miles  




ROUTE LOG
VA 180: 0 - 0
SR 624: 0.55 - 0.55

Creation:  Appeared Aug 1933 (CTB) as new routing, running as it does today.
Adjustments:  The 1933 CTB and County maps though at least 1961 show VA 180Y as 0.50 miles. It is unclear when or how it is now 0.55 miles. Perhaps SR 624 was reworked to make 180Y a skosh longer.
Improvements:  Paved upon designation; no multilane segments
Posting:  Not posted from VA 180 or SR 624. However there is one reassurance shield leaving VA 180. At cross streets through Wachapreague, there are white rectangles with 180 (no Y).
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Brooklyn Ave/Richardson Ave
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  VA 180Y is shown but not labeled on 1930s officials.
VA 180Y (1936 Accomack Co)
VA 180-Y
1936 Accomack County

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