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Photo: VA 251 is lovely following west along Colliers Creek (photo by Mapmikey 1/26/06)



 
 
From: Huntington (Fairfax County)
To: City of Alexandria
Total Length: 1.88 miles  




ROUTE LOG
US 1: 0 - 0
I-95 (exit 175), I-495: 1.28 - 1.28
Alexandria-Fairfax Line: 0 - 1.28
VA 236: 0.60 - 1.88

Creation: Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 717. Ran essentially as it does today. This is the only VA 241.
Adjustments: The northern endpoint of VA 241 was altered in 1964 with the Washington Beltway and the 1969 interchange with VA 236. VA 241 used to go underneath the railroad tracks, but the 1949 and 1962 topos appear to show the location almost exactly where the bridge is today.
Additionally, VA 241 was changed to meet SR 611 where it does now instead of the SR 629 junction. This likely happened in 1964 when the Beltway came along.
The south end of VA 241 was reconfigured to meet US 1 a couple blocks north of the complicated junction where US 1, VA 241 and SR 633 all used to meet. This is implied on officials to have occurred in 1988.
Improvements:  Paved upon inception on the Telegraph Rd segment. The Kings Hwy portion wasn't fully paved until at least 1937.
VA 241 was mulitlaned on the Telegraph Rd segment starting with the 1969 Official. The Kings Hwy segment is shown as multilane starting in 1988.
Posted:  Not so good. Fully posted from US 1 NB and VA 236 WB. Not posted at all from US 1 SB or VA 236 EB.  Prior to the reconstruction of the Beltway interchange, the SB 241 turn onto Kings Hwy was not posted.
Now that the Beltway interchange reconstruction is complete, the ramp from the Inner Loop to SB 241 is not signed for VA 241, but instead is signed for SR 611.
For several years (but now corrected), the BGS for VA 236 at the end of VA 241 was posted for Cameron Station after that facility was torn down.
Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  North Kings Highway, from US 1 to SR 1332 (since 6/25/47)
Other names:  Kings Highway N, Telegraph Rd
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment: Serves at a cutoff between US 1 and either I-95/495 and VA 236 while avoiding downtown Alexandria.
The 1944 Official shows this as US 241.
VA 241 (1936 Fairfax Co)
1936 Fairfax County

 
 
From: Lorton (Fairfax County)
To: Gunston Hall Plantation (Fairfax County)
Total Length: 3.58 miles  




ROUTE LOG
US 1: 0 - 0
SR 600: 3.58 - 3.58

Creation: Appeared in March 1950 (CTB) as an upgrade to a portion of SR 600. Ran as it does today. This is the 2nd VA 242.
Adjustments: A little straightening out in the 1970s, but nothing else.
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Posted:  Fully posted; error oval 242 sign on SR 600 EB at US 1 since at least 1995.
Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  Gunston Rd (entire route)
Scenic Byway:  entire route (April 1967)
Comment: VA 242 exists to connect US 1 to Gunston Hall, per the 1950 CTB.
First appears on the 1952 Official, incorrect shown as SR 242.
VA 242 (1952 Official)
1952 Official
Previous VA 242's:

1941 ROUTE LOG
VA 29: 0 - 0
Rappahannock-Culpeper Line: 11.47 - 11.47
US 211: 9.22 - 20.69
US 522 SB: 3.90 - 24.59
US 522 NB: 0.19 - 24.78 Fauquier-Rappahannock Line: 4.96 - 29.74
BREAK IN ROUTE
SR 724: 0 - 29.74
VA 17, VA 55: 3.59 - 33.33

VA 242 #1: Appeared in July 1933 as renumbering of VA 718. Began in two pieces: 1. VA 55 (current F137) near Marshall southwest about 2 miles and 2. VA 3 (current US 522) Flint Hill northeast 4.75 to just short of the Rappahannock River.
In August 1933, Piece 1 was extended to SR 724 Ada.
In September 1940, VA 242 piece 2 was extended south from Flint Hill through Ben Venue and down to end at VA 29 (current VA 229) near Culpeper. This was a renumbering of part of VA 49.
In September 1942, Piece number 1 was downgraded to SR 647. Today, the northeastern end of this is cutoff by I-66.
In April 1944, VA 242 north was truncated to US 522 Flint Hill. The stub over to the Rappahanock River became part of SR 647.
In May 1948, VA 242 was decommissioned, leaving behind SR 729, which had a white border sign up until about 2002.
VA 242 (1933)
VA 242 in 1933.
1933 Official
VA 242 (1941)
VA 242 extended to Culpeper.
1941-42 Official
VA 242 (1947)
VA 242 truncated to Flint Hill.
1947 Official

 
 
 
 
From:  Fairfax (Fairfax County)
To:  Vienna (Fairfax County)
Total Length:  1.72 miles  




ROUTE LOG
US 29, VA 237: 0 - 0
I-66 (exit 62): 0.42 - 0.42
VA 123: 1.30 - 1.72

Creation: Appeared as an upgrade to SR 828 in December 1960 (CTB). Ran only from I-66 to VA 123. This is the 2nd VA 243.
Adjustments: In July 1965, VA 243 was extended south over SR 828 to US 29-211/VA 237.
Improvements:  Paved and multilaned at time of inception
Posted:  Fully posted. A cutout shield existed leaving VA 123 until about 2006.
Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  Nutley St (Entire route)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment: VA 243 did not appear explicitly on official maps until 1975 when the Washington DC inset was expanded to cover Vienna.
Nutley St between US 29 and US 50 was not in the state maintenance system until relatively recently and was assigned as SR 10230 which was the highest SR number known at that time (now the numbers are over 10700 in Fairfax County).
VA 243 (1975)
1975 Official
Previous VA 243's:

1941 ROUTE LOG
SR 607: 0 - 0
US 33 WB: 4 - 4
VA 230: 0.5 - 4.5
US 33 EB: 2.5 - 7
US 29: 4 - 11

VA 243 #1: Appeared in July 1933 as renumbering of VA 719. Began near the SR 604-633 junction in Amicus and ran north to Stanardsville, then east with VA 4 (now US 33 BUsiness and F991) before branching off east to end at US 29 Burtonsville.
In September 1942, VA 243 was downgraded to SRs 604, 624 and 622 south of Stanardsville
VA 243 (1933)
1933 Official
From:  Annandale (Fairfax County)
To:  Fairfax-Arlington County line just east of
Total Length:  4.58 miles  




ROUTE LOG
VA 236: 0 - 0
VA 7: 4.06 - 4.06
Arlington-Fairfax Line: 0.52 - 4.58

Creation:  Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 720. It ran from the Fairfax-Arlington line east of VA 7 Baileys Crossroads over to US 1-50 in what is now Crystal City. This is the original VA 244.
Adjustments:  In October 1935, VA 244 was extended west as upgraded secondary routing to VA 236 Annandale.
VA 244 east was truncated to what is now the western loop of VA 27 Washington Blvd when the Pentagon was completed in the early 1940s. This left behind some Columbia Pike.
In December 1964 (CTB), VA 244 was re-extended east to its current endpoint.
The west end of VA 244 has been altered twice in modern times...prior to 1995, VA 244 between VA 236 and SR 617 Backlick Rd was made one-way westbound. VA 244 east was signed to follow VA 236 to SR 617 north to Columbia Pike. Around 2006 or 2007, VA 244 east was signed to follow VA 236 further east, to John Marr Drive north to Columbia Pike.
In Sept 2010 (CTB), VA 244 was truncated to the Fairfax-Arlington Line. Arlington County wants to put a trolley line down Columbia Pike and VDOT wouldn't allow that if they were resposible for its maintenance. VDOT retains control of Columbia Pike at the VA 120 and VA 27 intersections.
Improvements:  Paved upon inception
VA 244 was first multilaned around Baileys Crossroads in 1955.
In 1957, VA 244 was multilaned from VA 7 to VA 120.
In 1960 or 1961, VA 244 was multilaned from VA 120 to Washington Blvd.
In 1968, VA 244 was multilaned from VA 7 to Old Columbia Pike
In 1971, VA 244 from Old Columbia Pike to VA 236 was multilaned.
Posting:  Fully posted; SR 244 shield posted WB leaving VA 7; SR 244 shield also existed several years on VA 236 EB but corrected now.
A 60's white border shield exists on S. Highland St, left over from an old neighborhood clover with VA 120 NB.
Dan F reported in 2005 VA 244 was not posted from VA 120 NB.
Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  Thurgood Marshall Memorial Highway, from VA 236 to Arlington County Line (since 10/21/93)
Other names:  Columbia Pike (entire route)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  VA 244 provides direct access to Fort Myer and The Pentagon.
The original east end point with then-US 1-50 still exists, on Old Jefferson Davis Highway in the vicinity of 6th St, slightly east of I-395/US 1.
1935 Official
VA 244 (1933-35)
1935 Official
1936 Official
VA 244 extended to Annandale
1936 Official

 
 
From:  Old Tavern (Fauquier County)
To:  The Plains (Fauquier County)
Total Length:  3.27 miles  




ROUTE LOG
US 17: 0 - 0
I-66 (exit 31): 2.05 - 2.05
VA 55: 1.22 - 3.27

Creation:  Appeared in 1945 as a renumbering of part of VA 17. Ran from VA 55 The Plains to VA 17 Old Tavern. This is the 4th VA 245.
Adjustments:  In 1975, VA 245 was extended south to its current US 17 endpoint from today's SR 845, when US 17 was rebuilt to avoid Old Tavern.
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; multilane only at the I-66 interchange.
Posted:  Fully posted
Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  James Madison Highway, entire route (designation 3/19/28 predates VA 245)
Other names:  Fauquier Ave (The Plains); Old Tavern Rd (rest of route)
Scenic Byway:  Entire Route (9/15/83)
Comment:  VA 245 has a secondary feel to it.
This was part of US 15 until Sept. 1940.
Previous VA 245's:

1933 ROUTE LOG
VA 7: 0 - 0
SR 734: 0.40 - 0.40


1941 ROUTE LOG
VA 40: 0 - 0
SR 602: 4.54 - 4.54


1943 ROUTE LOG
VA 17: 0 - 0
VA 55: 3.40 - 3.40

VA 245 #1: Appeared July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 726. Ran as a 0.4 mile stub from VA 7 to SR 734 Bluemont. In September 1940, VA 245 was renumbered as part of VA 234. Today it is SR 760.
VA 245 #2: Appeared September 1940 as a renumbering of VA 120. It ran from VA 40 Ferrum north 4.5 miles towards Algoma. in September 1942, VA 245 was downgraded to SR 602.
VA 245 #3: Appeared September 1942 as an upgrade to SR 710. Ran from VA 17 (now VA 245) Old Tavern north along today's SR 845, US 17, F1074 and US 17 Business to end at VA 55 Marshall.
VA 245 (1933)
VA 245 #1
1933 Official
VA 245 (1941)
VA 245 #2
1941-42 Official

VA 245 (1944)
VA 245 #3
1944 Official

VA 245 (1946)
VA 245 and VA 17 swap places
1946 Official

 
 
From:  City of Chesapeake
To:  City of Chesapeake
Total Length:  0.76 mile  




ROUTE LOG
US 460, VA 166: 0 - 0
VA 168: 0.76 - 0.76

Creation:  VA 246 was created in 1943 or 1944 as an upgrade to part of SR 642, running from US 460 along Liberty St then south on Atlantic Av to the SCL of South Norfolk. This is the 2nd VA 246.
Adjustments:  In May 1954 (CTB), VA 246 was rerouted to run as it does now.
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Posted:  Posted on its west end and is actually posted at the US 460-VA 166-337 junction west of its official end.
The last report I have (July 2005) is that VA 246 is not posted at VA 168 anymore.
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  Liberty St (entire route)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  Provides primary access from VA 168 over to South Norfolk
VA 246 (1946)
VA 246 heading south
1946 Norfolk County
VA 245 (1975)
VA 246 rerouted east
1975 City of Norfolk
Previous VA 246's:

1941 ROUTE LOG
VA 27: 0 - 0
US 522: 4.87 - 4.87

VA 246 #1: Appeared July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 723, running from VA 16 (now VA 231) near Hawlin east to VA 3 (now US 522) Woodville.
In September 1942 VA 246 was downgraded to SR 618. The western portion of this route is still unpaved.
VA 246 (1933)
1933 Official

 
 
From:  Hampton Blvd, City of Norfolk
To:  Military Hwy, City of Norfolk
Total Length:  7.34 miles  




ROUTE LOG
VA 337: 0 - 0
US 460: 1.13 - 1.13
VA 168: 1.28 - 2.41
VA 194: 2.00 - 4.41
I-64 (exit 279): 0.29 - 4.70
VA 165: 0.61 - 5.31

Creation:  VA 247 was created in January 1959 as new primary routing along 26th/27th Sts, contingent on upgrades to these streets which was officially finished until September 1962 (CTB). It ran only from VA 337 to VA 168. This is the 2nd VA 247.
Adjustments:  In January 1979 (CTB), VA 247 was extended east as upgraded routing to VA 165.
Improvements:  Paved upon inception
VA 247 was multilane on the 26th/27th Ave one-way splits upon inception.
The only other multilane portion shown on a map is the Chesapeake Blvd portion. However, VA 247 is all multilaned and has been for 20 years or more.
Posted:  Fully posted, except from I-64 although trailblazer shields exist at the end of the new off-ramp from EB 64.
An oval 247 shield exists WB just east of I-64.
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  26th St (EB)/27th St (WB); Lafayette Blvd; Chesapeake Blvd; Norview Blvd.
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  VA 247 provides direct access from I-64 to the airport, although the VA 247 designation stops 1/2mi short of the airport entrance.
VA 247 doesn't appear on a VDOT Official map until 1963; The 1963 Esso map of Hampton Roads misidentifies the route as VA 242.
VA 247 (1975)
VA 247 (1962-79)
1975 Official
VA 247 (1980)
VA 247 (1979-present)
1980 Official
Previous VA 247's:

1940 ROUTE LOG
VA 6: 0 - 0
SR 624: 0.60 - 0.60

VA 247 #1: Appeared July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 727, running from VA 6 south 0.6 miles to SR 624 (original VA 19), halfway between Dixie and Columbia. This route served absolutely no purpose.
In May 1943 (CTB), VA 247 was downgraded to SR 656.
VA 247 #1
1933 Official
VA 248  not currently assigned




Previous VA 248's:

1942 ROUTE LOG
US 211: 0 - 0
SR 622: 1.00 - 1.00





1944 ROUTE LOG
US 33: 0 - 0
SR 714: 2.5 - 6.24

VA 248 #1: Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 728 running from US 211 (now US 211-522 BUs) Washington north a short piece on today's SR 628, then northwest on today's SR 622 for a total of 1 mile.
In May 1943 (CTB), VA 248 was downgraded to SR 628 and 622.
VA 248 #2: Designated May 1943 (CTB Minutes) as an upgrade to SR 642, running 0.65 miles from US 33 Louisa southeast.
In April 1944 (CTB), this primary corridor was extended southeast to US 33-522 near Cuckoo, then redesignated as US 33.
VA 248 #3: Appears in the July 1980 CTB minutes as a proposed new road connecting US 17 north of Falmouth over to VA 3 near where it crosses what is now VA 212. This was never built. Eventually, VA 212 (now 218) was assigned in the same area, albeit over existing SR 664. Too bad this VA 248 wasn't built as the Falmouth area is choking to death from traffic today.
VA 248 #1
VA 248 #1.
1936 Rappahannock County
VA 248 #2
VA 248 #2.
1944 Official

 
From:  Bottoms Bridge (New Kent County)
To:  Angelview Church (New Kent County)
Total Length:  18.65 miles  




ROUTE LOG
US 60, VA 33 WB: 0 - 0
I-64 (exit 205), VA 33 EB: 0.22 - 0.22
VA 106: 6.61 - 6.83
VA 155: 3.78 - 10.61
VA 30, VA 33: 8.04 - 18.65

Creation:  Appeared July 1970 (CTB) mostly as a renumbering of part of VA 33. Ran as it does today. This is the 2nd VA 249.
Adjustments:  In 1980, VA 249 was extended east to VA 30 (now VA 273) Barhamsville.
In 1986, VA 249 was restored to its current routing, replaced by a rerouted VA 30.
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; multilane only from I-64 to US 60.
Posted:  Fully posted.
Multiplexes:  VA 33 (0.22 mi)
Legislative names:  Martha Washington Highway, entire route (designation 10/23/58 predates VA 249)
Washington-Rochambeau Highway, from SR 609 to VA 30-33 (2/20/75)
Other names:  NONE
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  VA 249 south of I-64 was probably new construction. One can see where VA 33 used to tie into US 60 a little west of this intersection today.
VA 249 is the main street of New Kent County.
VA 249 (1975)
VA 249 (1970-80)
1975 Official
VA 249 (1980)
VA 249 (1980-86)
1980 Official
VA 249 (1988)
VA 249 (since 1986)
1988 Official
Previous VA 249's:

1952 ROUTE LOG
US 11: 0 - 0
US 501: 6.37 - 6.37

VA 249 #1: Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 801/US 60. Ran from US 11 Natural Bridge east to US 501 Glasgow.
In 1953, VA 249 was renumbered as an extension of VA 130.
VA 249 - 1941/42
1941-42 Official
US 250
VA 250  not currently assigned




Previous VA 250's:

1934 ROUTE LOG
VA 259: 0 - 0
SR 642: 2.50 - 2.50

VA 250: Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 802 running from VA 18 (now US 220) 2,5 miles west to Crabbottom. In 1935, VA 250 was renumbered as VA 284. Today it is SR 642.
VA 250 (1933)
1933 Official

 
 
From: City of Lexington
To: Collierstown (Rockbridge County)
Total Length: 9.95 miles  




ROUTE LOG
US 11, US 11 Bus: 0 - 0
Rockbridge-Lexington Line: 0.62 - 0.62
SR 672-770: 9.33 - 9.95

Creation:  Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 806. Originally ran from US 60 (now VA 269) Longdale Furnace to US 11 (now SR 764) west of Lexington. This is the 2nd VA 251.
Adjustments:  About 1938, VA 251 was extended to Lexington over what had been part of US 11. VA 251 now ended at the corner of S. Main and Thornhill.
In May 1945 (CTB), VA 251 was truncated to Collierstown, leaving behind SR 770.
About 1972, VA 251 was rerouted to meet up with the US 11-US 11 Business junction as it does now, leaving behind Thornhill Rd.
VA 251 (1933)
VA 251 original routing
1933 Official
VA 251 (1940)
VA 251 extended over old US 11
1940 Official
VA 249 (1946)
VA 251 truncated to Collierstown
1946 Official

Improvements:  VA 251 was first paved in 1938, from SR 677 to Lexington.
VA 251 was paved from SR 672 to SR 612 (old VA 281) in 1945 or 1946.
VA 251 was finally fully paved in 1951.
VA 251 has no multilane segments.
Posted:  Fully posted; cutout leaving US 11 still present in 2008.
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  Harry B. Wright Memorial Highway, from Collierstown to Lexington CL (10-19/78).
Thomas S. Dixon Bridge over Buffalo Creek (3/21/85).
Other names:  Farmers Dr. (entire route)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  Although VA 251 clearly runs east-west, it is posted as north-south in the field.
VA 251 is a scenic ride over to Collierstown.
SR 770 over North Mountain to VA 269 is largely unpaved and largely unused. I drove this in 2006 and I would not recommend doing this without an SUV. It was narrow and now well maintained. It does pass a couple tiny waterfalls and you can see on some turns on the mountain that the road was engineered way, way back when. There should be signs discouraging through travel on both ends...the Rand McNally atlases show this as paved and thus an enticing short cut.
Previous VA 251's:

1928 ROUTE LOG
BEGIN VA 251: 0 - 0
US 11 NB, VA 33 NB: 4.0 - 4.0
US 11 SB, VA 33 SB: 2.0 - 6.0
VA 39: 17 - 23
GAP IN ROUTE VA 17: 0 - 23
US 211, VA 21: 28 - 42
END VA 251: 9 - 51
GAP IN ROUTE BEGIN VA 251: 0 - 51
US 50 WB, VA 36 WB: 5 - 56
US 50 EB, BEGIN US 340, VA 36 EB: 1 - 57
VA 376: 6 - 63
VA 32: 26 - 89
END VA 251: 8 - 97
GAP IN ROUTE BEGIN VA 251: 0 - 97
VA 25: 4.5 - 101.5

VA 251 #1: Appeared March 1924 as new primary routing. Initially ran from VA 25 (now VA 123) Chain Bridge south 9.4 miles to end at VA 31 (now US 1) near Alexandria. This is essentially Glebe Rd and S. Glebe Rd.

In October 1926, VA 251 was greatly expanded:
VA 251 from Chain Bridge to Alexandria became part of VA 25.
Replaced VA 325 from VA 25 (now VA 123) Tysons Corner northwest 2.5 miles
VA 251 (1924)
VA 251 and VA 325 original routings
1924 Official
VA 251 (1926)
VA 251 replaces VA 325
1926 Official

Replaced VA 325 from Leesburg to Berryville to Millwood
VA 325 (1924)
VA 325 Millwood to Leesburg
1924 Official
VA 251 (1926)
VA 251 replaces VA 325
1926 Official

Replaced VA 212 from Luray to Elkton
VA 212 (1924)
VA 212 Elkton to Luray
1924 Official
VA 251 (1926)
VA 251 replaces VA 212
1926 Official

Replaced VA 396 in the Waynesboro area, which had not yet been put into the system
Replaced VA 334 in the Greenville area.
VA 334 (1924)
VA 334 #1
1924 Official
VA 251 (1926)
VA 251 replaces VA 334
1926 Official

In December 1926 (CTB), VA 251 was extended east 1 mile towards Waynesboro.
In March 1927 (CTB), VA 251 was extended over CR 2, 5 miles north of Luray; also, VA 251 was extended west 1.23 miles in Clarke County; Also, VA 251 was extended east 5 miles from Leesburg; also, the Fairfax County piece was extended 1.5 miles west
In June 1927 (CTB), VA 251 in Fairfax County was extended 1 mile west towards Leesburg.
In January 1928 (CTB), VA 251 was extended east over CR 4, 3 miles further east from Leesburg.

In August 1928, VA 251 was renumbered:
The Augusta County portion became VA 809 east of US 11 and VA 808 west of US 11. Today this is SR 701, US 11 to Greenville, SR 657 most of the way to Stuarts Draft and US 340 to Waynesboro.
Elkton through Luray to Warren County became VA 815. Today this is a short piece of SR 759 within Elkton; US 340 to Shenandoah; SR 683; US 340; SR 651 in Newport; US 340 Bus; SR 636 to Stanley; US 340 Bus to and through Luray; US 340 north towards Warren County (which has been largely rebuilt in the late 30s).
The stub south of Millwood became VA 825. Today this is SR 658, US 340 and SRs 667/668 to Boyce; SR 723 to Millwood
Millwood to Old Chapel became VA 811 and US 340. Today this is VA 255.
Old Chapel to Berryville became VA 54 and US 340. Today this is , then US 340 to Berryville via SR 616.
Berryville to Tysons Corner became VA 54. Today this is VA 7 Bus, VA 7, SR 678 up the mountain, likely SR 734 and 760 through Bluemont; VA 7; VA 7 BUsiness through Round Hill, Purcellville and Hamilton; VA 7; VA 7 Bus through Leesburg; VA 7 to Tysons Corner.

VA 251 is shown on the 1927 and 1928 Officials to have more routing than the CTB Minutes indicate actually existed.

From: Rockbridge Baths (Rockbridge County)
To: City of Staunton
Total Length: 29.06 miles  




ROUTE LOG
VA 39: 0 - 0
Augusta-Rockbridge Line: 10.25 - 10.25
VA 262: 16.87 - 27.12
Staunton-Augusta Line: 0.15 - 27.27
VA 254 WB: 1.68 - 28.95
US 11 Bus, US 250, VA 254 EB: 0.11 - 29.06

Creation:  Appeared in July 1933 as a two-segment route: 1. VA 501 (now VA 39) northeast to VA 56 (current SR 620) Newport replacing VA 808 and 2. VA 42 Moscow south to Spring Hill, replacing VA 830 This has been the only VA 252.
VA 252 (1933)
VA 252 southern piece.
1933 Official
VA 252 (1933)
VA 252 northern piece.
1933 Official

Adjustments:  About 1939, a third piece of VA 252 appeared, running from Staunton southwest to below Middlebrook, upgrading SR 620.
In July 1940 (CTB), VA 252 piece 3 was extended south to meet piece 1.
In August 1941 (CTB), VA 252 piece 3 was extended north into the City of Staunton on Middlebrook Ave and ending at US 11 Johnson St.
Sometime between 1942-44, the gap between Pieces 1 and 3 were connected replacing more SR 620.
VA 252 (1940)
VA 252 middle piece.
1940 Official
VA 252 (1944)
VA 252 connecting pieces.
1944 Official

In April 1944, the 4.49 piece 2 well north of Staunton was downgraded to SR 607.
In April 1960, VA 252 was rerouted in Staunton to use Middlebrook to Lewis to VA 254, then duplex with VA 254 east to US 11-250.
I cannot locate a map to prove it, but the northern end was switched ad posted to use E. Hampton St US 11 (south of US 250 east) for a little while in the mid-to-late 90's, but today is back at downtown Staunton. Perhaps this was a temporary posting for a project involving the railroad overpass near the north end of VA 252.
Improvements:  When created in 1933, only the douthern half of piece 2 and the town of Brownsburg were paved on VA 252.
VA 501 to Brownsburg was paved in 1938.
All segments south of Staunton have been paved since 1939.
VA 252 is multilane in a short segment near its north end.
Posted:  Fully posted; cutouts exist in Staunton and Brownsburg.
At the junction of Middlebrook and Lewis there is a white interstate cutout shield that says "Rte 252 Ends Here". As far as I know VA 252 is not posted on Lewis St and is not posted on its VA 254 duplex.
Multiplexes:  VA 254 (0.11 mi)
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Middlebrook and Lewis Aves (City of Staunton); Middlebrook Rd (Augusta County); Brownsburg Tpk (Rockbridge County)
Scenic Byway:  VA 39 to SR 606 (designated 9/20/01)
Comment:  VA 252 can be used as the back-back way to go from Staunton to Lexington. However, there is a large segment of narrow twisty (though flat) segment where it parallels Moffats Creek.

 
 
From:  City of Harrisonburg
To:  near Port Republic (Rockingham County)
Total Length: 12.18 miles  




ROUTE LOG
US 11: 0 - 0
I-81 (exit 245): 0.48 - 0.48
Rockingham-Harrisonburg Line: 1.33 - 1.81
VA 276: 3.87 - 5.68
VA 331: 4.61 - 10.29
US 340: 1.89 - 12.18

Creation:  Created 3/17/05 (CTB Minutes) as an upgrade to SR 659 running as it does today. This is the 3rd VA 253.
Adjustments:  None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; multilane in the US 11/I-81 area since inception.
Posting:  Fully posted in Rockingham County. In the City of Harrisonburg it is posted only on I-81 BGS's. There are no 253 signs on the I-81 ramps, however.
Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  Port Republic Rd (entire route)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comments:  A nice pleasant route, but I am unsure why this particular corridor was in line for primary upgrade. Dan F was a student at JMU in the past and offers his take on the new VA 253:
I think it's interesting that Rockingham SR 659 is being upgraded to VA 253. I went to JMU and took some drives on Port Republic Rd from time to time. In my opinion, the road was fine as it was and there are plenty of other primary routes that serve an east-west function (VA 256, US 33). However, there are a few reasons why I think Port Republic Road was upgraded. 1. Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg is moving to an area near the JCT of Port Republic Road and SR 710 (Reservoir St) in Rockingham County. JMU will convert the current Rockingham Memorial Hospital into academic buildings. 2. Harrisonburg has been interested in widening Port Republic Road. A couple of years ago the city widened the road from I-81 east to Lois Lane (which serves apartment complexes). I think the city eventually wanted to widen Port Republic further east to Neff Ave. Since this is now a primary route, Harrisonburg gets more money to maintain the road. 3. Development has really been sprawling eastward into Rockingham County. 4. The Howard Johnson at the JCT of I-81 and Port Republic Rd will be or is in the process of being torn down so a higher capacity interchange can be placed. I don't know if this is part of the I-81 statewide improvements or something else. There is currently a diamond interchange. Despite all this, maybe it would have been necessary only to extend VA 253 to VA 276 (which I think should be downgraded to an SR) and not further east to US 340 in the middle of nowhere.
Previous VA 253's:

1940 ROUTE LOG
US 33: 0 - 0
SR 620: 2.67 - 2.67




1998 ROUTE LOG
US 1: 0 - 0
SR 1103: 1.93 - 1.93

VA 253 #1: Appeared July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 807 #2, running from VA 4 (now Country Club Rd) Harrisonburg east to SR 620 Keezletown.
In April 1944 (CTB), VA 253 was renumbered as part of today's VA 276. Today it is SR 925 Keezletown Rd.

VA 253 #2: Appeared April 1967 (CTB) as a renumbering of a piece of VA 123, which was placed on the new Gordon Blvd in Woodbridge to provide an interchange with I-95.
About 1972, VA 123 was rerouted again over a new Occoquan River bridge which bypassed Occoquan itself. VA 253 was not extended either across the old bridge and SR 722 (crossing not possible today) nor was it extended over SR 1203 over to the modern VA 123. It just remained where it was ending at Commerce St.
VA 253 was downgraded to a well-posted SR 906 Occoquan Rd in May 1998.
VA 253 was not labeled on official maps until 1969.
VA 253 (1933)
VA 253 #1.
1933 Official
VA 253 (1969)
VA 253 #2.
1969 Official
VA 253 (2006)
Current VA 253.
2006 Official

From:  Buffalo Gap (Augusta County)
To:  City of Waynesboro
Total Length:  23.82 miles  




ROUTE LOG
VA 42: 0 - 0
VA 262: 7.03 - 7.03
Staunton-Augusta Line: 0 - 7.03
VA 252 SB: 2.39 - 9.42
US 11 Bus, US 250, VA 252 END: 0.11 - 9.53
US 11 SB, US 11 Bus, US 250: 0.38 - 9.91
US 11 NB: 0.68 - 10.59
VA 261: 0.3 - 10.89
Augusta-Staunton Line: 2.15 - 13.04
VA 262: 1.59 - 14.63
Waynesboro-Augusta Line: 8.30 - 22.93
US 250: 0.82 - 23.75
US 340: 0.07 - 23.82

Creation:  Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 810 and VA 831. As today, VA 254 ran from Buffalo Gap through Staunton to end in Waynesboro. This has been the only VA 254.
Adjustments:  In March 1962 (CTB), VA 254 was rerouted in Waynesboro. Originally it began at Main St and Wayne, proceeded up Wayne, then NW on Ohio St to New Hope Rd (today it appears there are gaps in Ohio and New Hope Rds) west out of town
Now VA 254 began where it does now, and used Poplar Ave/King Ave to Ivy St NW to Edward Ave south to New Hope Road which VA 254 followed west out of town.
In September 1963 (CTB), VA 254 was removed from Beverley St between Coalter Ave and US 11 which was through the Virginia School for the Deaf. VA 254 was given its current routing down Coalter St and the US 11 duplex. It is possible some piece of that VA 254 became part of VA 310 but this is not certain.
In September 1969 (CTB), VA 254 was rerouted in Waynesboro to its current routing using Ivy St out of town, leaving behind Edward Ave and New Hope Rd (now includes today's SR 795 Hampton Dr).

VA 254 (1951 Augusta County)
VA 254 Original Waynesboro routing
1951 Augusta County
VA 254 (1963 Augusta County)
VA 254 east end moves westward
1963 Augusta County
VA 254 (1975 Augusta County)
VA 254 rerouted at WCL
1975 Augusta County

By 1975, VA 254 was split into one-way streets in Staunton. The first VDOT Official to suggest it is the 1994 edition. Eastbound VA 254 uses the longtime VA 254 route on Beverley east to Coalter. Westbound uses Coalter north to Frederick St which it follows west to Jefferson St south back to Beverley.

VA 254 (1946 Augusta County)
VA 254 Original Staunton routing
1946 Augusta County
VA 254 (1975 Augusta County)
VA 254 moved onto US 11 Bypass
Also put on one-way splits
1975 Augusta County

In 1976, VA 254 was rebuilt in several places between Annex and Waynesboro, leaving behind several SR loops in places such as Barren Ridge and Hermitage.
Improvements:  Paved upon inception from Buffalo Gap to Staunton and a little paving towards Waynesboro
In 1936, VA 254 was paved Staunton to Waynesboro except around Hermitage.
The Hermitage segment was paved in 1940.
VA 254 has no multilane sections except for the one-way splits in Staunton and its US 11 duplex.
Posting:  Fully posted; Waynesboro cutouts removed around 2000; numerous Staunton cutouts remain as of late 2012.
Multiplexes:  VA 252 (0.11 mi)
US 11 (0.68 mi)
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  Parkersburg Tpk (VA 42 to Staunton); Beverley St, Coalter St, Commerce Rd, New Hope Rd (Staunton); Frederick St, Jefferson St (WB Staunton); Hermitage Rd (Staunton to Waynesboro); Ivy St, Broad St (Waynesboro) (everywhere else)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Truck Route:  In 2008, a VA 254 TRUCK was posted in Staunton westbound. It follows the actual path of VA 254 from US 11-11 Bus-250 up and over to US 11 Bus-250. The point is to make sure trucks who want to get to VA 254 west leaving downtown Staunton will not use US 11 Bus-250 as a short cut which involves a tight left turn at VA 254.
Comment: 
VA 254 is blown off by I-81.
VA 254 makes a good alternative from I-81 to Waynesboro.
VA 254 between US 11 east out to VA 262 is very curvy.

VA 254 (1933)
1933 Official

From:  near Millwood (Clarke County)
To:  Briggs (Clarke County)
Total Length:  3.84 miles  




ROUTE LOG
US 17, US 50: 0 - 0
US 340: 3.84 - 3.84

Creation:  Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 811 and US 340. Originally ran from today's SR 723 (then US 50) Millwood north to SR 617 (then US 340). This has been the only VA 255.
Adjustments:  In May 1946 (CTB), VA 255 was extended south by heading east on SR 723 and then replacing part of SR 624 down to its current endpoint. For a couple years, VA 255 south had ended at SR 723 because US 50 was relocated a while before this VA 255 extension.
It appears that about 1954, VA 255 was extended north slightly when US 340 was moved off of SR 617 and onto its current routing.
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments.
Posting:  Fully posted; cutouts still up on SR 723 WB in July 2008; error US 255 sign at US 340 NB.
Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  Bishop Meade Highway (entire route), designated 4/16/98.
Other names:  NONE
Scenic Byway:  SR 723 to US 340 (designated 5/17/90)
Comment:  VA 255 gives the appearance of a secondary route for pretty much its whole length. It has a speed limit of 25 over a large portion of its routing. It is a pretty, albeit slow cutoff between US 17-50 and US 340.

VA 255 (1933)
1933 Official
From:  near Weyers Cave (Augusta County)
To:  Grottoes (Rockingham County)
Total Length:  6.78 miles  




ROUTE LOG
US 11: 0 - 0
I-81 (exit 235): 0.14 - 0.14
VA 276: 1.22 - 1.36
Rockingham-Augusta Line: 4.50 - 5.86
US 340: 0.92 - 6.78

Creation:  Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 812 Originally ran from VA 42 Mossy Creek to US 11 Burketown. This has been the only VA 256.
Adjustments:  In Sept 1942 (CTB), VA 256 was extended east using a brief US 11 duplex, then east replacing SR 770 through Weyers Cave and ending at VA 12 (now SR 865) Mt. Meridian.
In May 1945, VA 256 was extended east to Grottoes, replacing the alignment VA 12 had been using. VA 256 now ended at VA 12 (current US 340)
In April 1951 (CTB), VA 256 west of US 11 was downgraded to SR 646.
Around 1966, VA 256 was rerouted in Weyers Cave to its current routing, leaving behind SR 2002 Click/Houff Rds and SR 2003 Wayside Dr.
Around 1967, VA 256 was put on new alignment from Weyers Cave to Mt Meridian to its current routing. This left behind SRs 847, 769 and a bit of 865.
In May 2003 (CTB), VA 256 was rerouted in Grottoes to its current routing. Up to then, VA 256 turned north on Aspen Ave, then east on Cary St to meet US 340 at the SR 663 jct. The direct routing was new construction.
Improvements:  VA 256 was not paved anywhere until 1942-44, fully paved everywhere since; there are no multilane segments on VA 256.
Posting:  Fully posted; cutouts removed in the mid 90s.
Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  Weyers Cave Rd (Augusta Co); 3rd Ave (Grottoes)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  The original VA 256 crossing of Middle River was a 19th century bridge which is still standing, though no longer open to traffic. Pictures here - 1897 entry
VA 256 (1933)
VA 256 original routing
1933 Official

VA 256 (1944)
VA 256 extended eastward
1944 Official

VA 256 (1952)
VA 256 west truncation
1952 Official
From:  Hone Quarry (Rockingham County)
To:  Mt. Crawford (Rockingham County)
Total Length:  18.14 miles  




ROUTE LOG
SR 924: 0 - 0
VA 42 Bus NB: 11.84 - 11.84
VA 42 NB, VA 42 BUs END: 0.05 - 11.89
VA 42 SB: 2.73 - 14.62
US 11: 2.56 - 17.28
I-81 (exit 240): 0.86 - 18.14

Creation:  Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 813 and VA 838. Originally ran from just west of Briery Branch to 3 miles east of US 11 Mt. Crawford. This has been the only VA 257.

VA 257 (1933)
VA 257 in 1933
1933 Official

Adjustments:  In August 1933 (CTB), VA 257 was extended west over SR 827 for a distance of 1.4 miles.
In Sept 1937 (CTB), VA 257 was extended 0.6 miles west to SR 924 Hone Quarry.
In April 1944 (CTB), VA 257 east was truncated to US 11 leaving behind SR 867, 689 and a little 682.
In May 1945, VA 257 was rerouted at its new east end at US 11 to use its current US 11 junction north of Mt. Crawford, replcing a piece of SR 682 and leaving behind more SR 867 (now SR 679).
Around 1952, VA 257 was rerouted in Bridgewater to its current routing through Bridgewater College, swapping routes with SR 700 (now SR 1316 Mt. Crawford Ave).

VA 257 (1936)
VA 257 original route east of Bridgewater
1936 Rockingham County

VA 257 (1961)
VA 257 modern routing
1961 Rockingham County

About 1967, VA 257 was extended east to the new I-81, using a brief US 11 duplex, then east over SR 682 (not the same part of 682 that was VA 257 years earlier).
In 1993, VA 257 was rebuilt between US 11 and I-81 on mostly new alignment, eliminating the US 11 duplex and leaving behind an SR 682 stub, Old Friedens Church Rd.
Improvements:  Upon designation VA 257 was paved from SR 613 Ottobine to the railroad crossing east of US 11 Mt Crawford.
VA 257 west of Ottobine was paved in 1938.
The last bit of VA 257 at its historical eastern end was paved in 1940.
VA 257 was first multilaned on the VA 42 duplex in 1970. The only other multilaned portion of VA 257 is the US 11 to I-81 segment, since 1993.
Posting:  Fully posted;
Multiplexes:  VA 42 (2.73 mi)
VA 42 Bus (0.05 mi)
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  Briery Branch Rd (west of Ottobine); Ottobine Rd (Ottobine to Dayton); John Wayland Hwy (VA 42 duplex); Dinkel Ave (VA 42 to US 11); Friedens Church Rd (US 11 to I-81)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  Passes through Bridgewater College. SR 924 beyond VA 257 looked very scenic when I drove to there recently. Dan F has recently explored SR 924 and beyond:
Eventually 257 became SR 924 and became a 1-lane gravel road. At an unmarked intersection I had to turn left to go up the mountain. Since it wasn't marked, I turned left going home instead right, and the gravel road ended up in West Virginia. The road ended in Franklin County, WV at SR 10, I think. The road I was on was posted with a WV SR # and called Reddish Knob Road at its terminus. I turned left and luckily, the way to US 220 was well posted. There is no sign where the VA/WV border is, and there are no end-state maintanance signs either along SR 924 so I don't think it becomes a private road or a Park Service or Forest Service road (though other roads in the area are marked with Park Service Route Number signs). There are no 924 signs except right after 257 turns into 924 and no WV route signs until it ends at SR 10.
VA 258  not currently assigned




Previous VA 258's:

1940 ROUTE LOG
VA 12: 0 - 0
VA 12: 6.65 - 6.65





1944 ROUTE LOG
US 58 WB, US 258: 0 - 0
US 58 EB: 2 - 2
US 460: 13 - 15
VA 10 WB: 15 - 30
VA 10 EB, VA 32: 4 - 34
US 17 SB: 3 - 37
US 60: 7.8 - 44.8
US 17 NB, VA 168: 0.2 - 45
VA 134: 4.5 - 49.5
VA 167, VA 278: 1.8 - 51.3
VA 351: 1.7 - 53
VA 169: 0.8 - 53.8
US 60 WB: 0.6 - 54.4
US 60 EB, END VA 258: 0.9 - 55.3

VA 258 #1: Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 816 running from VA 340 (current US 340) near Newport northwest to VA 340 (likely SR 634) Alma.
In October 1940, VA 258 was renumbered as VA 158. Today it is SR 650.
VA 258 #1
VA 258 #1.
1933 Official


VA 258 #2: Designated October 1940 (CTB Minutes) as a renumbering of VA 158. Originally ran from US 58-258 Franklin northeast to VA 10 (now 10 Bus) Smithfield then east to the village of Rescue.
About 1943, VA 258 was rerouted in Smithfield to follow VA 10 east to Benns Church, then cut east as new primary routing over to US 17, then north across the James River. VA 258 was routed on the new Mercury Blvd (had been numbered VA 239 during construction) around to Fort Monroe where it ended at the Old Point Comfort Ferry. The stub over to Rescue became VA 152 and today is SR 704.
About 1945, VA 258 was renumbered as US 258.
VA 258 #2
VA 258 #2.
1941-42 Official


From:  Smithfield (Isle of Wight County)
To:  Smithfield (Isle of Wight County)
Total Length:  0.48 miles  




ROUTE LOG
US 258 Bus: 0 - 0
VA 10 Bus: 0.48 - 0.48

Creation:  Appeared in May 1953 (CTB) as an upgrade to SR 1101, SR 1104 and new construction between these SRs to total 0.54 miles.
Adjustments:  The current traffic log shows VA 258 ALT as only 0.48 miles. The 1958 VDOT County Atlas shows 0.54 miles. It is unclear when or how this lost about a block's worth of distance, unless it was meant to include a duplex with VA 10 initially.
Improvements:  Fully paved upon designation; no multilane segments
Posting:  Fully posted; Error US 258 ALT signs at its southern end.
Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  Grace St (entire route)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  This runs only 1 block west of US 258 Business, so I don't know what the point of this is now or for that matter when it was created.
VA 258-A (1958)
1958 Isle of Wight County
From:  Lacey Spring (Rockingham County)
To:  Gore (Frederick County)
Total Length:  26.80 miles (interrupted by a 46 mile stretch of WV 259)  




ROUTE LOG
I-81, US 11: 0 - 0
VA 259 ALT: 3.95 - 3.95
VA 42 NB: 0.45 - 4.40
VA 42 sB, VA 259 ALT: 0.62 - 5.02
WV LINE: 16.79 - 21.81
WV LINE (Frederick Co): 0 - 21.81
US 50: 4.99 - 26.80

Creation:  Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 817. Originally ran SR 620 Althone west across US 11 to Broadway, then northwest to the West Virginia Line near Dovesville. This has been the only VA 259.
Adjustments:  In October 1940 (CTB), VA 259 was reassigned to VA 275 from US 50 Gore south to the West Virginia Line. In conjunction with this, WV 58 and WV 23 were renumbered to WV 259.
VA 259 (1933)
VA 259 in 1933
1933 Official
VA 275 (1933)
VA 275 south of Gore
1933 Official


VA 259 (1941)
VA 259 replaces VA 275
1941-42 Official

In May 1945 (CTB), VA 259 was truncated from SR 620 Althone to US 11 Lacey Spring, leaving behind SR 608.
In August 1949 (CTB), VA 259 was rerouted in Broadway to its current routing which was an upgrade to SR 801 and a renumbering of a piece of VA 42. VA 259's old route through Broadway became VA 259 ALT.
About 1965, VA 259's south end was moved southward to accommodate the I-81 interchange with US 11.
Improvements:  Upon designation VA 259 was paved everywhere except the northern 3 miles in Rockingham County and the last mile or so into Althone.
VA 259 in northern Rockingham County was paved in 1935.
VA 259 out to Althone was paved in 1941, making VA 259 paved everywhere.
There are no mulitlane segments on VA 259
Posting:  Fully posted; cutouts remain at VA 42 SB near Broadway (verified 4/11/10).
Multiplexes:  VA 42 (0.45 mi)
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  Mayland Rd (US 11 to VA 42); Timber Way (VA 42 duplex); Brooks Gap Rd (VA 42 to WV Line); Capers Pike (Frederick Co)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  VA 259 provides a very quiet scenic backway alternative to I-81 from the Harrisonburg region to the Winchester region on an alignment that is easy to drive without mountain curviness.


From:  Broadway (Rockingham County)
To:  Broadway (Rockingham County)
Total Length:  1.04 miles  




ROUTE LOG
VA 259: 0 - 0
VA 42 SB: 0.72 - 0.72
VA 42 NB, VA 259: 0.32 - 1.04

Creation:  Appeared in August 1949 (CTB) as a renumbering of VA 259.
Adjustments:  None
Improvements:  Fully paved upon designation; no multilane segments
Posting:  Fully posted;
Multiplexes:  VA 42 (0.32 mi)
Legislative names:  Harpine Highway (VA 42 duplex), designated 7/20/54.
Other names:  Broadway Av (VA 42 to VA 259); Timber Way (VA 42 duplex)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  Not sure why this wasn't changed to VA 259 Business at some point.
VA 259 (1936)
VA 259 through Broadway
1936 Rockingham County
VA 259a (1961)
VA 259 ALT through Broadway
1961 Rockingham County
VA 260  not currently assigned




Previous VA 260's:

1946 ROUTE LOG
US 11: 0 - 0
VA 259 NB: 13 - 13
VA 259 SB: 1 - 14
VA 262: 8 - 22
VA 263 WB: 6 - 28
VA 263 EB: 0 - 28
VA 59: 10 - 38





1971 ROUTE LOG
VA 42: 0 - 0
Shenandoah-Rockingham Line: 4.27 - 4.27
VA 305: 1.31 - 5.58
I-81, BEGIN US 211: 0.05 - 5.63
US 11, US 211 EB: 0.26 - 5.89





2003 ROUTE LOG
US 58, VA 189: 0 - 0
Isle of Wight-Suffolk Line: 0.91 - 0.91
US 58 Bus, US 258: 2.81 - 3.72

VA 260 #1: Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 818 running from US 11 Harrisonburg north to VA 261 (now SR 678-623 jct) Columbia Furnace with a 3 mile gap in southern Shenandoah County.
In Sept 1934 (CTB) the 3-mile gap was closed.
In November 1947 (CTB), VA 260 was renumbered as an extended VA 42. Today, it follows VA 42 except right in Harrisonburg it used Edom Rd; VA 260 also went through Edom; in Broadway, VA 260 used VA 259 ALT east to VA 259 north; in Columbia Furnace VA 260 used SR 767 and SR 623.
VA 260 #2: Appeared May 1952 (CTB) as an upgrade to SRs 728, 795 and 618, running from VA 42 Timberville to US 11 New Market. VDOT Officials in 1953 and 1954 show VA 260 crossing the railroad near Timberville which would've been the route of today's SR 617.
The 1955 Official shows that VA 260 was rerouted over SR 618 to run south of the N. Shenandoah River as it does today. The old way to VA 42 went back to being SR 617.
In November 1964 (CTB), US 211 was placed on VA 260 as a duplex between I-81 and US 11.
In March 1977 (CTB), VA 260 was renumbered as VA 211 west of I-81 and remained US 211 from I-81 to US 11.
VA 260 #3: Appeared in Sept 1987 (CTB) running from US 58/VA 189 north to SR 656 in Isle of Wight County with the intent to be the US 258 bypass of Franklin upon completion of the "3.70 mile" route.
It appears in 2003 VA 260 was officially extended to US 58 Bus/US 258 (2002 Traffic Logs show 260 ending at SR 656 and the 2003 log shows connecting to US 58/258).
VA 260 was finally designated as US 258 in 2003.
Froggie has a photo gallery of VA 260 before it was changed to US 258
VA 260 #1
VA 260 in 1933.
1933 Official
VA 260 #2
VA 260 #2 in 1954.
1954 Official

VA 260 #2
VA 260 rerouted to be fully south of railroad.
1955 Official

VA 260 #3
VA 260 #3.
1992-93 Official

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