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Photo: VA 272 has some original concrete roadway along its path (photo by Mapmikey 2/19/06)



 
 
From: City of Staunton
To: N. Coalter Ave, City of Staunton
Total Length: 2.21 miles  




ROUTE LOG
US 11: 0 - 0
US 250: 0.84 - 0.84
VA 254: 0.78 - 1.62
US 11: 0.14 - 1.76
END VA 261: 0.45 - 2.21

Creation: Appeared in 1981 as new primary routing. Ran as it does today. This is the 3rd VA 261.
Adjustments: None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; 4-lane divided since inception.
Posted:  Was fully posted everywhere until 1999. Since then, VA 261 is posted as US 11 TRUCK and US 250 TRUCK.
Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  Statler Blvd
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment: It is presumed VA 261 still exists, as the last (2003) route log and the 2006 traffic log still shows it.
Statler Blvd serves as another bypass option for US 11 and all but the last 0.45 miles is posted as US 11 TRUCK. It is also posted as US 250 TRUCK north of US 250.
VA 261 (2006)
2006 Official
Previous VA 261's:

1940 ROUTE LOG
WV LINE: 0 - 0
VA 260: 12.10 - 12.10
US 11 SB: 5.35 - 17.45
US 11 NB: 0.85 - 18.30
Forest Rd 108: 4.90 - 23.2






1951 ROUTE LOG
US 522: 0 - 0
WV LINE: 6.9 - 6.9

VA 261 #1: Appeared in July 1933 as renumbering of VA 824. Ran from the West Virginia line at old WV 59 southeast to Liberty Furnace and Columbia Furnace, then east to Woodstock and continued east to near Woodstock Gap where it ended at Forest Rd 108.
In Sept 1940, VA 261 was renumbered as VA 59.
TOday, the route used by VA 261 is from west to east: A 4wd trail from the WV Line south to Forest Rd 252 (the gravel road that currently runs from old WV 59 over to SR 675 was NOT VA 261 but was VA 59 later); Forest Rd 252 south to SR 691; SR 691 to Liberty Furnace; SR 717 east to SR 675; SR 675 east to Columbia Furnace; SR 623 and SR 768 over to VA 42; VA 42 east to the I-81 area; Fairground Rd to US 11; US 11 Main St to Court St; Court St east to Water St; Water St north to Cemetery Rd; Cemetery Rd east out of Woodstock, becomes SR 758 which VA 261 followed up the mountain to its endpoint at forest road 108.
The part west of SR 717 and the SR 758 ascent up the mountain are both still unpaved. The SR 758 section has several steep, sharp switchbacks.


VA 261 #2: Appeared in the Sept 1940 renumbering, running from US 522 (just east of today's VA 37 interchange) north to the West Virginia State Line. This was a renumbering of a piece of VA 3.
VA 261 was downgraded to SR 739 in April 1951 (CTB Minutes). VA 37 cuts off the route near its south end today.

VA 261 (1936)
VA 261 #1
1936 Official
VA 261 (1941)
VA 261 #2.
1941-42 Official


 
 
From: City of Staunton
To: Annex
Total Length: 13.70 miles  




ROUTE LOG
I-81: 0 - 0
US 11: 1.25 - 1.25
VA 252: 1.89 - 3.14
VA 254: 1.87 - 5.01
Staunton-Augusta Line: 1.83 - 6.84
US 250: 0.73 - 7.57
US 11: 3.81 - 11.38
Augusta-Staunton Line: 1.34 - 12.72
I-81: 0.18 - 12.90
VA 254: 0.80 - 13.70

Creation: Appeared in 1982 as new construction. Ran only as a short connector between I-81 exit 220 and US 11. This is the 2nd VA 262.
Adjustments: In late 2001, VA 262 was extended to VA 252 as new construction.
On July 20, 2006 the CTB replaced VA 275 with VA 262, giving VA 262 a brief break in routing (between VA 252 and US 250).
On August 10, 2006 the gap between VA 254 and US 250 was opened to traffic, making VA 262 a complete westloop around Staunton.
Improvements:  Paved upon inception
The 1982-83 Official showed VA 262 as not a freeway but all maps from 1984 forward have it as a freeway. VA 262 is 4-laned from I-64/81 to Middlebrook Ave and also in the vicinity of the I-81 interchange north of Staunton.
Posted:  Was fully posted everywhere until 1999. Since then, VA 261 is posted as US 11 TRUCK and US 250 TRUCK.
Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  Woodrow Wilson PKwy from US 11 to I-81 north of Staunton (since replacing VA 275).
Other names:  NONE
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment: The 2-lane segment between VA 254 and MIddlebrook Ave are on a 4-lane ROW.
VA 262 (1982)
VA 262 only a short route.
1982 Official
VA 262 (2003)
VA 262 extended to VA 254.
2003 Official
Previous VA 262's:

1947 ROUTE LOG
VA 260: 0 - 0
US 11: 5.30 - 5.30

VA 262 #1: Appeared in July 1933 as renumbering of VA 819. Ran from VA 260 (current VA 42) Forestville east to Quicksburg before ending at US 11 north of New Market.
In June 1947, VA 262 was downgraded to SR 767, which it remains except VA 262 used SR 827 loop over the N. Shenandoah River.
VA 262 (1936)
1936 Official

 
 
From:  Orkney Springs (Shenandoah County)
To:  Mt. Jackson (Shenandoah County)
Total Length:  12.83 miles  




ROUTE LOG
SR 659: 0 - 0
VA 42: 6.49 - 6.49
US 11: 6.34 - 12.83

Creation: Appeared as a renumbering of VA 820. Ran as it does today. This is the original VA 263.
Adjustments: VA 263 initially used Orkney St in Mt. Jackson until 1968 when it was moved to its current US 11 approach.
Improvements:  Paved around time of inception
Posted:  Fully posted. 3 cutout shields existed in 2007 -
Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  Orkney Springs Rd (Orkney Springs); Orkney Grade (everywhere else)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment: Blown-off by I-81; Orkney is the site of the Shenandoah Music Festival.
VA 263 is posted from SR 610 as if VA 263 begins there but the route does continue west to the SR 659 circle.
VA 263 (1936)
VA 263
1982 Official
VA 263 (1975)
VA 263 ends at SR 659
1975 Shenandoah County
I-264
VA 264  not currently assigned




Previous VA 264's:

1953 ROUTE LOG
SR 820-826: 0 - 0
VA 259: 2.00 - 2.00

VA 264: Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 844. It ran from SR 820-826 Bergton east to VA 259 Fitzwater.
VA 264 was downgraded to SR 820 in May 1953 (CTB Minutes).
VA 264 (1936)
1936 Official
VA 265  not currently assigned




Previous VA 265's:

1943 ROUTE LOG
VA 263: 0 - 0
SR 717: 1.00 - 1.00





1998 ROUTE LOG
US 29: 0 - 0
VA 86: 3.75 - 3.75
US 58, US 360: 3.21 - 6.96

VA 265 #1: Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 845. It ran from VA 263 near Basye north 1 mile towards Bird Haven where it turned into SR 717.
VA 265 was downgraded to SR 717 in May 1943. See the VA 263 entry for mapscan.

VA 265 #2: First appeared in the January 1973 minutes and was assigned 10.7 miles as the Danville Bypass from US 29 at the NC Line to US 29 north of Danville.
The next mention of VA 265 was in January 1976, referring to design of VA 265 but only from US 29 at NC Line to US 58-360.
The first appearance of VA 265 on a map was a dotted line on the 1980 Official.
VA 265 opened in 1982, from US 29 to VA 86. VA 265 was extended to SR 737 in 1986, and extended again to US 58-360 by 1988.
When the freeway was extended further around to meet US 29 north of Danville in 1998, VA 265 was renumbered as US 29. The current VDOT Route Log still shows VA 265 as active in its final incarnation, but it also has a VA 785 as active on the same freeway. In the field (last driven in 2006) it is signed only as US 29-58 and there is one "future I-785 corridor" sign in each direction. So I believe VA 265 is not in existence.
In true VDOT tradition, the 1980 state map shows this as US 265.
1980 Official
VA 265 first appears
1980 Official
1982-83 Official
VA 265 opens
1982-83 Official
1988 Official
VA 265 extended to US 58-360
1988 Official

 
 
VA 266  not currently assigned




Previous VA 266's:

1952 ROUTE LOG
VA 12: 0 - 0
US 211: 11.21 - 11.21

VA 266: Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 821 and most of VA 836. It began at SR 615-675 northwest of Luray, headed to Luray, duplexed with US 211 through town, then meandered southeast to end at VA 231 in Ida.
In April 1944, VA 266 was extended to VA 12 (now US 340 Bus) Stanley, replacing the small piece of VA 231 west of the mountains. Also in April 1944, VA 266 northwest of Luray was downgraded to SR 678 Bixlers Ferry Rd, Mechanic St and Lee St.
The rest of VA 266 was downgraded to SR 689 in May 1952.
1944 Official
VA 266 (1933-44)
1944 Official
1940 Page County
VA 266's north end detail
1940 Page County
1946 Official
VA 266 (1944-52)
1946 Official
From:  Leesburg (Loudon County)
To:  Pimmit Hills (Fairfax County)
Total Length:  28.5 miles  




ROUTE LOG
EXIT 1 - US 15, VA 7: 0 - 0
EXIT 2 - SR 654: EXIT 3 - SR 653: EXIT 4 - SR 659: - 5.48
EXIT 5 - SR 901: 1.06 - 6.54
EXIT 6 - SR 772: 1.79 - 8.33
EXIT 7 - SR 607-1950: 1.40 - 9.73
EXIT 8 (old 7) - SR 606: 1.08 - 10.81
EXIT 9 (old 1) - VA 28: 1.72 - 12.53
Fairfax-Loudon Line: 1.23 - 13.76
EXIT 10 (old 2) - SR 657: 0.94 - 14.70
EXIT 11 (old 3) - SR 7100: 1.77 - 16.47
EXIT 12 (old 4) - SR 602: 0.93 - 17.40
EXIT 13 (old 5) - SR 828: 1.04 - 18.44
EXIT 14 (old 6) - SR 674: 1.88 - 20.32
EXIT 15 (old 7) - SR 676: 2.21 - 22.53
EXIT 16 (old 8) - VA 7: 1.20 - 23.73
EXIT 17 (old 9) - SR 684: 0.63 - 24.36
EXIT 18 (old 10) - I-495: 1.60 - 25.96
EXIT 19 (old 11) - VA 123: 0.26 - 26.22
I-66: 2.46 - 28.68

Creation:  Appeared in 1984 as a new toll road that ran from VA 28 Dulles to VA 123 McLean. This is the 2nd VA 267.
Adjustments:  The Dulles Access Road Extension to I-66 opened in 1985.
VA 267 was extended west to US 15-VA 7 Leesburg in 1995.
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments.
Posting:  Fully posted; On the approaches from both sides at US 15-VA 7, a borderless button is used on a white sign, giving an odd effect.
Most of the Greenway's signs look exactly like normal road signs, although there's a few oddities as you might expect.  Certain exits have special signs for housing developments.  Also there seem to be a few more signs marking curves and other hazards than are absolutely necessary, such as turtle crossings.  Liability limitation perhaps? :)
Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  Omard L. Hirst - Adelard L. Brault Expressway (entire route), since 3/91.
Other names:  Dulles Greenway (west of airport); Dulles Toll Rd (east of airport); Dulles Access Road Connector (east of I-495)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  The VA 267 corridor began as the free Dulles Access Road, which opened in 1962 and connected Dulles Airport with VA 123.  The Dulles Toll Road was built on the outside of this as the initial segment of VA 267.  A rather unique road split in two distinct parts. East of Dulles Airport is the Dulles Airport Road and Toll Road.  The older inner lanes are free and allow you to go only to/from the airport.  The outer lanes are toll and have regular interchange access.  Ramps allow access between the roadways.  If you miss your ramp coming eastbound on the inner roadway be prepared to go way, way out of your way (as Dave did once, how embarrassing).  Toll booths and ramps are strategically situated so that airport traffic never has to pay, while non-airport always has to pay.  Some people going to the Herndon area have attempted to avoid the tolls (and rush hour traffic) by entering the airport and U-turning, but I've been told the cops are watching for this (exactly how I don't know).
For a while, both the free and toll lanes were considered part of VA 267, but about 2003 the free lanes were designated internally as VA 90004.
West of VA 28 is the Dulles Greenway, a privately owned and operated toll road which was opened to much fanfare in 1995, and promptly became a tremendous flop. Various theories abounded most of which had to do with the outrageous tolls and low speed limit (55 MPH).  As tolls have decreased (since rebounded to $2), and the speed limit and local development have increased, the road's use has gradually increased, although I believe it still lags behind the original projections.  The Greenway is considered part of VA 267 per the VDOT route and traffic logs.
For more information on this corridor, see Scott Kozel's website here.
1984-85 Official
VA 267 out to VA 28
1984-85 Official
1996-97 Official
VA 267 extended to Leesburg
1996 Official
Previous VA 267's:

1951 ROUTE LOG
US 340: 0 - 0
WV LINE: 2.80 - 2.80

VA 267 #1:  Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 823. Ran from US 340 near Stringtown north to the WV line. This was downgraded to SR 611 in April 1951 (CTB). The 1947 VDOT map misidentifies VA 267 as VA 276.
VA 267 #1
VA 267 in 1941.
1941-42 Official
VA 268  not currently assigned




Previous VA 268's:

1944 ROUTE LOG
US 220: 0 - 0
Bath-Alleghany Line: 12.50 - 12.50
VA 39: 11.28 - 23.78

VA 268: Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 828. It ran from from VA 18 (now US 220) Clearwater Park to VA 501 (now VA 39) near Bacova.
VA 268 north was truncated to SR 615 Bacova Junction in May 1945 (CTB Minutes), leaving behind SR 621 (now SR 687).
The rest of VA 268 was downgraded to SR 687 in April 1951.
VA 268 (1941)
VA 268 - full length
1941-42 Official

VA 268 (1946)
VA 268 - truncated
1946 Official

 
 
From:  Nicelytown (Alleghany County)
To:  Longsdale Furnace (Alleghany County)
Total Length:  6.8 miles  




ROUTE LOG
I-64 (exit 29), US 60, VA 42 NB: 0 - 0
VA 42 END: 0.18 - 0.18
I-64 (exit 35), US 60: 6.62 - 6.80

Creation:  Appeared in 1984 as a renumbering of part of US 60. Ran as it does today. This is the 2nd VA 269.
Adjustments:  None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; multilane the short distance between SR 632 and I-64.
Posted:  Fully posted
Multiplexes:  VA 42 (0.18 mi)
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  Longdale Furnace Rd
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  Not sure why only this part of old US 60 remained a state route, although this is the only stretch with no sharp curves or hard terrain.
VA 269 (1984)
1984-85 Official
Previous VA 269's:

1952 ROUTE LOG
VA 39: 0 - 0
HIghland-Bath Line: 18.01 - 18.01
US 250 EB: 13.67 - 31.68
US 250 WB: 0.25 - 31.93
WV LINE: 9.07 - 41.00

VA 269 #1: Appeared July 1933 as a renumbering of part of VA 804. Initially began as a two piece route: 1. VA 501 (now VA 39) Millboro Springs north to about the Cowpasture River (was VA 804) 2. Doe Hill south across VA 5 (now US 250 McDowell) to about where it began paralleling the Cowpasture River.
In August 1934 (CTB), VA 269 was extended north 1.8 miles to the West Virginia State Line.
In August 1936 (CTB), the two pieces of VA 269 were connected in Bath County (5.65 mile gap).
In May 1952, VA 269 north was truncated to US 250 leaving behind SR 654.
The rest of VA 269 was downgraded to SR 678 in May 1953.
VA 269 (1933)
VA 269 - in pieces
1933 Official
VA 269 (1941)
VA 269 - full length
1941-42 Official

VA 269 (1953)
VA 269 - truncated to US 250
1953 Official

 
 
From:  St. Paul (Wise County)
To:  St. Paul (Wise County)
Total Length:  0.26 mile  




ROUTE LOG
US 58 ALT: 0 - 0
VA 63: 0.26 - 0.26

Creation:  VA 270 was created in July 1986 (CTB) as a renumbering of a piece of VA 63, plus 0.04 miles of new construction. This is the 2nd VA 270.
Adjustments:  None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Posted:  Very well posted; HB Elkins found an error US 270 shield in the early 2000s which is gone now. From VA 63, VA 270 is posted as VA 270 Business.
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  4th Ave (entire route)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  4th Ave was deemed important by the CTB to maintain as a state route. Passes through the original commercial downtown of St. Paul
VA 270
Current VA 270
1995 Wise County
Previous VA 270's:

1948 ROUTE LOG
US 60: 0 - 0
VA 39: 9.35 - 9.35

VA 270 #1: Appeared July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 805, running from US 60 (now SR 860) to VA 39 Goshen.
In May 1948, VA 270 was downgraded to SR 780.
Old VA 270 is on a good alignment and is an excellent way to get from I-64 to the Goshen area.
VA 270 #1
VA 270 in 1941.
1941-42 Official

 
 
From:  Short Pump (Henrico County)
To:  Rockville (Hanover County)
Total Length:  7.34 miles  




ROUTE LOG
US 250: 0 - 0
Goochland-Henrico Line: 3.70 - 3.70
Hanover-Goochland Line: 0.53 - 4.23
SR 622: 3.11 - 7.34

Creation:  VA 271 was created in September 1940 as part of the state line renumbering, replacing VA 160. It ran just as it does now. This is the 2nd VA 271.
Adjustments:  None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments shown on 2007 Official Map, but it is multilane from US 250 to a little past where Nuckolls Rd runs into it.
Posted:  Fully posted
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  Pouncey Tract Rd (entire route)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  VA 271 north of SR 623 is still pretty rural with a narrower alignment.
VA 271 (1941)
1941-42 Official
Previous VA 271's:

1940 ROUTE LOG
WV LINE: 0 - 0
US 220: 15.84 - 15.84

VA 271 #1: Appeared July 1933 as a renumbering of part of original VA 39, running from VA 18 (now US 220) Vanderpool west to the West Virginia State Line.
In September 1940, VA 271 was renumbered as VA 84 to match WV 84.
VA 271 #1
1933 Official
From:  Ducks Store (City of Suffolk)
To:  Western Suffolk
Total Length:  1.24 miles  




ROUTE LOG
VA 189: 0 - 0
US 58, VA 189: 1.24 - 1.24

Creation:  Appeared about 1989 as a renumbering of part of VA 189. Ran as it does today. This is the 2nd VA 272.
Adjustments:  None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane sections
Posted:  Fully posted
Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  South Quay Rd. (entire route)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  VA 272 contains some pristine concrete (see pic at top of page) left over from VA 189's original paving in the 1940s.
With US 258 Bypass now using the old VA 260 route, it seems to me US 258 should be routed along VA 189 and VA 272 should return to being VA 189.
Previous VA 272's:

1945 ROUTE LOG
US 250: 0 - 0
Bath-Augusta Line: 11.70 - 11.70
SR 629: 4.72 - 16.42

VA 272 #1: Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of a piece of VA 829. Ran from VA 5 (curr US 250) West Augusta southwest to SR 600-629 Deerfield.
In Aug 1937, VA 272 was extended 6 miles into Bath County.
In Aug 1938, VA 272 was extended almost 4 more miles towards VA 269, short of Armstrong.
In June 1947, VA 272 was downgraded to SR 629
I drove VA 272 #1 in early 2008. The alignment in Augusta County was mostly quite good. Bath County SR 629 was not as smooth a route.
VA 272 (1944)
Original VA 272
1944 Official

VA 272 (1990)
Today's VA 272
1990 Official

 
 
From: Barhamsville (New Kent County)
To: Elthams (New Kent County)
Total Length: 5.33 miles  




ROUTE LOG
VA 30: 0 - 0
VA 30, VA 33: 5.33 - 5.33

Creation:  Appeared about 1986 as a renumbering of part of VA 30. Ran as it does today. This is the 2nd VA 273.
Adjustments:  None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Posted:  Fully posted
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  Washington's Burgess Route (entire route), designation (3-5-40) predates VA 273 designation.
Other names:  Farmers Dr. (entire route)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  Although the speed limit on VA 273 was dropped to 45 everywhere, it still seems faster to use this than the way VA 30 is routed now.
VA 273 (1990)
1990 Official
Previous VA 273's:

1946 ROUTE LOG
VA 12: 0 - 0
US 250: 4.33 - 4.33

VA 273 #1: Appeared July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 832, running from VA 340 (current US 340) Ladd to VA 5 (current US 250) Fishersville.
In June 1947, VA 273 was downgraded to SR 631 and SR 608. I-64 eliminated a little of this route when it was built. Today VA 273 is followed by SR 631 from US 340 to about 3/4 of the way to SR 608; all of SR 630 on the north side of I-64; SR 640 from SR 630 to VA 285; VA 285 from SR 636/640 to Fishersville.
VA 273 (1936)
1936 Augusta County
From: near Independence (Grayson County)
To: Grayson County
Total Length: 7.36 miles  




ROUTE LOG
US 58, US 221: 0 - 0
VA 94: 7.36 - 7.36

Creation:  Appeared about 1981 as a renumbering of part of US 58 and US 221. Ran as it does today. This is the 2nd VA 274.
Adjustments:  None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Posted:  Fully posted; 4 error SR 274 shields at US 58-221 were observed in 2007.
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  J.E.B. Stuart Highway (entire route), designation (3-14-28) predates VA 274 designation.
Other names:  None
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  VA 274 follows the New River pretty closely for its entire run.
VA 273 (1990)
1990 Official
Previous VA 274's:

1946 ROUTE LOG
US 11: 0 - 0
Clarke-Frederick Line: 3.16 - 3.16
WV LINE: 4.33 - 7.49

VA 274 #1: Appeared July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 833, running from US 11 near Stephenson to the West Virginia line near Summit Point, WV. The Mountaineer State never had a primary route on their side.
Around 1956, VA 274 was downgraded to SR 761.
VA 274 (1941)
1941-42 Official
VA 275  not currently assigned




Previous VA 275's:

1940 ROUTE LOG
US 50: 0 - 0
WV LINE: 4.35 - 4.35





1941 ROUTE LOG
VA 9: 0 - 0
VA 275Y: 7.33 - 7.33
WV LINE: 0.37 - 7.70





2006 ROUTE LOG
US 250: 0 - 0
US 11: 3.81 - 3.81
Augusta-Staunton Line: 1.34 - 5.15
I-81: 0.18 - 5.33
VA 254: 0.80 - 6.13

VA 275 #1: Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 834 running from US 50 Gore southwest on current SR 610 to the West Virginia line where the route continued as WV 23.
It appears VA 275 was moved to today's VA 259 corridor sometime after 1936, as an upgrade to SR 703. The old routing is now SR 610.
In September 1940, VA 275 was renumbered as the northern piece of VA 259 which it remains today.
VA 275 #2: Appeared in August 1941 (CTB Minutes) as an upgrade to SR 688 in Loudon County. Ran from VA 9 near Mechanicsville north to "proposed new Route 340" at the Virginia-West Virginia Line.
About 1950, VA 275's northern end was switched to meet the new US 340 at the Virginia-Maryland Line. This replaced VA 275Y. The original north end no longer connects to US 340 but it looks like SR 825 was a part of this.
In May 1954, VA 275 was downgraded to SR 671 which used to meet US 340 just east of Piney Run instead of just west as it does now. This remains an excellent route to use as a back door route from US 340 to Loudoun County destinations.
VA 275 #3 Appeared in 1968 as new construction, running from US 11 near Verona east to VA 254 Annex.
VA 275 was extended west to US 250 about 1989.
On June 20, 2006 the CTB renumbered VA 275 as part of VA 262 which forms the other half of the Staunton Bypass, which fully opened on August 10, 2006.
Kevin MacNutt reports that "OLD VA 275" shields were installed along with the new VA 262 shields, and these were still up in late 2007 but removed in 2008.
VA 275Y: Created in August 1941 (CTB) running 0.37 miles from VA 275 northeast to the Sandy Hook Bridge (now US 340) to Maryland in northern Loudon County. About 1950, VA 275Y became part of mainline VA 275. Today it SR 671 north of SR 825. VA 275Y appeared explicitly on only the 1948 and 1949 Officials.
VA 275 #1
VA 275 in 1936.
1936 Frederick County
VA 275 #2
VA 275 and VA 275Y in 1949.
1949 Official
VA 275 #1
A closer look at VA 275/275Y relationship
1946 Loudoun County
VA 275 #3
VA 275 in 2006.
2006 Official

 
 
From:  Weyers Cave (Augusta County)
To:  Penn Laird (Rockingham County)
Total Length: 9.43 miles  




ROUTE LOG
VA 256: 0 - 0
Rockingham-Augusta Line: 1.77 - 1.77
VA 253: 5.46 - 7.23
US 33: 2.20 - 9.43

Creation:  Created May 1943 (CTB Minutes) as an upgrade to SR 620. Initially ran only from VA 256 (current SR 2002 Click Rd) north to the Rockingham County Line. This is the 2nd VA 276.
Adjustments:  In April 1944 (CTB), VA 276 was extended north past US 33 to Keezletown (again upgrading SR 620), then replaced VA 253 west back to US 33 (now just Country Club Rd) in Harrisonburg.
In May 1954 (CTB), VA 276 was truncated north of US 33, leaving behind SR 925 and a little SR 620.
Sometime after 1958 (my guess is around the time I-81 came through), VA 276 was extended slightly to meet a rerouted VA 256. This replaced a small bit of VA 256 and also SR 750.
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane sections
Posting:  Fully posted
Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  Cross Keys Rd (Rockingham County); Keezletown Rd (Augusta County)portion)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comments:  VA 276 can be used as a way to get from the Massanutten area to the Staunton area without entering the Harrisonburg suburbia on US 33 trying to get to I-81.
VA 276 (1944)
VA 276 only in Augusta County.
1944 Official
VA 276 (1946)
VA 276 expanded north.
1946 Official
VA 276 (1955)
VA 276 truncated to Penn Laird.
1955 Official
Previous VA 276's:

1940 ROUTE LOG
US 50: 0 - 0
SR 606: 2.00 - 2.00

VA 276 #1: Appeared July 1933 as a renumbering of the southern piece of VA 839, running from US 50 near the Shenandoah River north to the Frogtown area.
In May 1943 (CTB), VA 274 was downgraded to SR 606.
VA 276 (1941)
1941-42 Official
From:  Stephens City (Frederick County)
To:  Double Tollgate (Clarke County)
Total Length:  4.72 mile  




ROUTE LOG
US 11: 0 - 0
I-81: 0.23 - 0.23
Clarke-Frederick Line: 4.35 - 4.58
US 340, US 522: 0.14 - 4.72

Creation:  Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering for a piece of VA 54 #1. Originally ran from US 11 Stephens City to VA 340 (now SR 628-658 jct) White Post. This has been the only VA 277.
Adjustments:  In September 1942 (CTB), VA 277 east was truncated to Double Tollgate. The route to White Post became part of VA 12 (now US 340 and SR 628).
In March 1958, VA 277 was given its modern eastern finish, leaving behind SR 1018 which no longer connects to US 522.
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane sections
Posting:  Fully posted; cutouts removed in mid-90s.
Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  Fairfax St (Stephens City); Fairfax Pike (everywhere else)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  Double Tollgate is home to Dinosaur Land, a cheesy tourist trap with dinosaurs out front.
VA 277 is the only VA 27x route to make it unscathed from the 1933 renumbering.

1941-42 Official
VA 277 Stephens City to White Post
1941-42 Official
1947 Official
VA 277 truncated to Double Tollgate
1947 Official

From:  City of Hampton
To:  Langley AFB (City of Hampton)
Total Length:  1.64 miles  




ROUTE LOG
US 258: 0 - 0
END VA 278: 1.64 - 1.64

Creation:  Appeared in March 1942 (CTB). Began at VA 167 (now just Old Fox HIll Rd) and went north on today's King St replacing SR 607 up to Little Back River Rd, and continuing north to the bridge over the Back River which was not state maintained to that point.
At the same time, a second piece of VA 278 was christened, running from VA 170 (now just Armistead Ave) east on what is now Sweeney Blvd to end at Hammond Ave in Langley. There would be a gap of roughly 3/4 mile between the two VA 278 segments on Langley AFB.
This is the 3rd VA 278.
Adjustments:  In 1945 or 1946, VA 278 was extended south along King St to end at US 60 which was using Queen St at the time.
In March 1946 (CTB), the section from Armistead Ave to Hammond was rescinded, as the US Gov't acquired all the land abutting the state highway, making construction impossible.
Although the original 1942 description of the southern piece of VA 278 didn't mention it, there was a small gap in VA 278 from VA 167 (now Old Fox Hill Rd) north 0.05 miles that was a part of SR 607. This gap was placed into the primary system between 1947-58.
In October 1966 (CTB), VA 278 south was truncated to its current ending at US 258.
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments shown on 2007 Official. However, the southern half is 4-lane undivided.
Posting:  Fully posted at US 258. Only other posting is a reassurance shield SB leaving Langley. VA 278 is erroneously identified at the I-64 overpass of King St.
Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  N. King St (entire route)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  VA 278 is pretty quiet and largely residential.
Official maps from 1967-74 incorrectly implied VA 278 continued south of US 258.

1946 York County
VA 278 gap at VA 167
1946 York County
1963 Esso
VA 278 below US 258
1963 Esso
1975 Official
VA 278 truncated to US 258
1975 Official

Previous VA 278's:

1939 ROUTE LOG
US 250: 0 - 0
VA 42: 6.80 - 6.80

VA 278 #1: Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 840. Initially ran as a stub west off VA 42 Stover.
In July 1936, VA 278 was extended west 3.26 miles, probably as an upgrade to SR 739.
In May 1938, VA 278 was extended to US 250 as an upgrade to SR 730.
In 1940, VA 278 was downgraded to SR 728.
I drove this VA 278 in early 2008 and found the middle third was still unpaved.
VA 278 #2: Appears on the July 1940 Official map, replacing VA 56 from VA 254 near West View south to near Summerdean, then east to VA 252 Middlebrook as an upgrade to SR 670.
This VA 278 is not mentioned in the CTB, but they do mention around this time that the General Assembly eliminated the piece of VA 56 that extended further southwest through Summerdean to McKinley.
The October 1940 Official map shows VA 278 renumbered as VA 56 again. Today it is SR 876.  
 
VA 278 (1936)
VA 278 #1 - ends before US 250
1936 Augusta County

VA 278 (1938)
VA 278 #1 - extended to US 250
1938-39 Official

VA 278 (1940)
VA 278 #2
1940 Official
From:  London Bridge (City of Virginia Beach)
To:  Lynnhaven Shores (City of Virginia Beach)
Total Length:  5.55 mile  




ROUTE LOG
US 58: 0 - 0
US 60: 5.55 - 5.55

Creation:  Appeared in 1981 as a newly numbered route, although it had once been SR 632 and part of SR 615. Ran from US 58 to US 60. This is the 2nd VA 279.
Adjustments:  In 1988, VA 279 was rerouted near its northern end to use a new bridge over Broad Bay. This shifted VA 279's northern end eastward. The old route over the drawbridge remains as Old Great Neck Rd.
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; The southern half was multilaned upon designation. About 1986 the multilane was extended to the south end of Old Great Neack Rd. The remainder was multilaned upon opening the new bridge in 1988.
Posting:  Sporadically posted although not well from US 58 until recently. There was an oval shield at US 58 in 2007. Circle 279 shields existed throughout its lifetime, but appear to have been gone by April 2013.
In 2005, a VA 279 shield resembling a cross between a VA shield and an Interstate shield (called a "flattop shield" elsewhere on this website) was put up on US 60 EB.
The original ending at US 60 was posted as VA 279 at US 60 as late as 1993. On the old drawbridge in 1993 there was still a mini-white border SR 809 shield.
Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  Great Neack Rd (US 58 to Broad Bay); N. Great Neck Rd (Broad Bay to US 60)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  An alternate to get from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront to the beaches along Chesapeake Bay.
VA 279 (1984)
VA 279 original routing
1984-85 Official

VA 279 (1996)
VA 279 rerouted over Broad Bay
1996 Official
Previous VA 279's:

1944 ROUTE LOG
VA 266: 0 - 0
SR 669: 1.50 - 1.50

VA 279 #1:  Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 841. It ran from VA 266 Fairview (now Fairview Rd/Reservoir Rd jct Luray) east to the Luray Reservoir.
In May 1943 (CTB), VA 279 was downgraded to SR 669.
VA 279 (1936)
1936 Page County
From:  Harrisonburg (Rockingham County)
To:  Harrisonburg (Rockingham County)
Total Length:  1.2 mile  




ROUTE LOG
SR 726: 0 - 0
VA 253: 0.9 - 0.9
SR 710: 0.3 - 1.2

Creation:  Assigned to the project under construction designated as the Harrisonburg Southeast Connector. The routing of the road itself was approved in Nov 2006 (CTB) without a route number designation. The designation of VA 280 appears on the April 2011 public hearing brochure. This is the 3rd VA 280.
Adjustments:  By March 2012 (GMSV), VA 280 was posted at the west end of the first segment to open, Stone Spring Rd from SR 710 Ridgedale Rd across VA 253 to end at SR 710 Reservoir St.
In November 2014, VA 280 was extended northwest to SR 726 Peach Grove Rd.
Improvements:  Paved and multilaned upon inception;
Posting:  Rectangles only at west end; no other postings as of Sept 2012 (Kevin McNutt).
Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  Stone Spring Rd
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  The road will eventually tie in to US 33 near SR 704.
Construction will begin in 2013 to build VA 280 from where SR 726 crosses into Harrisonburg southeast about halfway to VA 253 where it will apparently end awaiting future projects to extend it around to US 33. This 0.6 miles is scheduled for completion in spring 2014.
It appears VA 280's west end will be at VA 42

VA 280 (2012)
2012 Official
Previous VA 280's:

1942 ROUTE LOG
VA 12: 0 - 0
SR 654: 1.50 - 1.50





1981 ROUTE LOG
US 58: 0 - 0
US 258: 3.74 - 3.74
SR 714: 2.5 - 6.24

VA 280 #1: Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 842 running from VA 340 (current US 340) near Luray northwest to SR 654 Fletcher's Chapel.
In April 1944 (CTB), VA 280 was downgraded to SR 648.
VA 280 #2: Designated July 1978 (CTB Minutes) as new construction. It was the designation of the Franklin Bypass from its western end over to US 258. VA 280 was a Super-2 Expressway.
In 1981, VA 280 was extended east to SR 714.
In 1982, this was renumbered as part of the US 58 Bypass of Franklin (which was not completed - you had to follow SR 714 down to VA 189 and east to Holland to continue on US 58. When the 58 freeway was finished, access between US 58 and SR 714 was taken away until an interchange was built about 1996)
VA 280 #1
VA 280 in 1936.
1936 Page County
VA 280 #2
VA 280 in 1980.
1980 Official
VA 280 #2
VA 280 extended to SR 714.
1981 Official

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