VA 281 to 300Y
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Photo: Officially the most useless primary route intersection in the universe (photo by Mapmikey 10/18/05)
VA 281  not currently assigned
Previous VA 281's:

1941 ROUTE LOG
VA 251: 0 - 0
SR 612: 3.1 - 3.1
VA 281: Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 843. Ran from VA 251 Effinger to Oakdale. VA 281 was downgraded to SR 612 in May 1945 (CTB Minutes). VA 281 (1941)
1941-42 Official
VA 282  not currently assigned
Previous VA 282's:

1941 ROUTE LOG
VA 7: 0 - 0
US 340: 4.5 - 4.5
VA 282: Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of the northern piece VA 839. Ran from VA 7 east of Berryville to short of US 340 Gaylord.
VA 282 was extended north to US 340 in August 1933 (CTB Minutes).
VA 282 was downgraded to parts of SR 608 and SR 612 in May 1943 (CTB Minutes).
VA 282 (1941)
1941-42 Official
From: City of Norton
To: City of Norton
Total Length: 0.36 mile  
ROUTE LOG
US 23 Bus: 0 - 0
US 23, US 58 ALT: 0.36 - 0.36
Creation: Appeared as a replacement for US 23-58 ALT in 1994, and was designated to do this in the August 1991 CTB Minutes. Ran as it does today. This is the 2nd VA 283.
Adjustments: None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; 4-lane expressway since inception.
Posted:  Does not seem to be posted at US 23-58 ALT. In fact, at the offramp from US 23 NB, it is signed as US 58 ALT Business. Dave reports in June 2002 that there are no VA 283 signs anywhere which was still true when I finally got out there several years later.
Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  Unknown
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment: Provides direct access from US 58 ALT to Norton, if you are opposed to using VA 74.
VA 283 (1996)
1996 Official
Previous VA 283's:

1941 ROUTE LOG
VA 56: 0 - 0
SR 602-655: 6.6 - 6.6
VA 283 #1: Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of a small bit of VA 306. Ran from VA 56 near US 60 jct to SR 601.
In Sept 1937 (CTB), VA 283 was extended over SR 602 to SR 655 Glenmore.
VA 283 north was truncated 3 miles, replaced by SR 602 in September 1942 (CTB Minutes).
The remaining 3.6 miles of VA 283 were downgraded to SR 602 in May 1943 (CTB Minutes).
VA 283 (1941)
VA 283 original length
1941-42 Official
VA 283 (1943)
VA 283's brief shortened route
1943 Buckingham County
VA 284  not currently assigned
Previous VA 284's:

1945 ROUTE LOG
US 220: 0 - 0
SR 640: 2.5 - 2.5
VA 284: Appeared in 1935 as a renumbering of VA 250 (which had to be eliminated when US 250 appeared). Ran from US 220 Forks of Water to Crabbottom. VA 284 was downgraded to SR 642 in May 1946 (CTB Minutes). VA 284 (1941)
1941-42 Official
From:  Exit 91 (Augusta County)
To:  Fishersville (Augusta County)
Total Length:  1.85 mile  
ROUTE LOG
US 250: 0 - 0
I-64 (exit 91): 1.71 - 1.71
SR 608/935: 0.14 - 1.85
Creation:  Appeared in 1999 as an upgrade to SR 608. Ran as it does today. This is the 2nd VA 285.
Adjustments:  None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments.
Posting:  Fully posted; It is Cosigned with SR 608.
Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  Tinkling Spring Rd (entire route)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comments:  This was once part of original VA 273 According to TS Smith, VA 285 ends 0.2 mile south of I-64 at the junction of SR 608 and SR 935, and may extend to Stuarts Draft in the future.
VA 285 (2000)
2000 Official
Previous VA 285's:

1941 ROUTE LOG
US 60: 0 - 0
SR 641: 1.0 - 1.0
VA 285 #1: Appeared Aug 1933 (CTB) as a newly numbered route, as a spur that ran from US 60 Williamsburg eastward. In 1938 it was not connected to the new VA 168 (curr VA 143) when it was built 0.1 mile to the east and never was.
In May 1943 (CTB Minutes), VA 285 was decomissioned to SR 641.
VA 285 (1940)
1940 James City County
From:  Newington (Fairfax County)
To:  Dranesville (Fairfax County)
Total Length:  29.21 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 1: 0 - 0
I-95 (exit 166): 3.10 - 3.10
GAP IN ROUTE
VA 289: 0 - 3.10
VA 123: 7.27 - 10.37
US 29: 5.37 - 15.74
I-66 (exit 55): 0.96 - 16.70
US 50: 1.83 - 18.53
VA 267: 6.27 - 24.80
VA 7: 4.41 - 29.21
Creation:  Appeared February 15, 2012 (CTB) as an upgrade to SR 7100. Ran as it does today. There is a gap between I-95 and VA 289. This is the 2nd VA 286.
Adjustments:  None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no 2-lane segments.
VA 286 has a number interchanges along its path but is not really controlled access or a true freeway for any real length.
VA 286 is 6 laned from VA 289 to Gambrill Rd; US 29 to I-66; Sunrise Valley Dr to Baron Cameron Ave
Posting:  VA 286 postings appeared in June 2012.
Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  John F (Jack) Herrity Parkway, entire route (3-14-95 designation predates VA 286 designation).
Other names:  Fairfax County Parkway (entire route)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comments:  The Fairfax County Parkway was constructed over a 20+ year period, starting with the piece between I-66 and US 50 which was in place by 1988. The 1989 Official Map was the first to show the route in its entirety, as dotted lines minus the short opened section. By 2000, only the gap between I-95 and SR 7900 (now VA 289) remained, which was opened in September 2010.
The Fairfax County Parkway is a bit harrowing to drive - the speed limit is mostly 50, with interchanges inviting higher speeds while traffic lights still exist in many locations. The road has a fair amount of accidents.
Previous VA 286's:

1941 ROUTE LOG
US 60: 0 - 0
SR 604: 1.0 - 1.0
VA 286: Appeared Aug 1933 (CTB) as a spur north from US 60 west of Williamsburg. VA 286 never connected to the new VA 168 (curr VA 30) and was downgraded to SR 604 in Sept. 1942 (CTB Minutes). VA 285-286 (1941)
1941-42 Official
From:  Purcellville (Loudon County)
To:  MD State Line above Lovettsville, Loudon County (continues as MD 17 to Smithsburg, MD)
Total Length:  12.67 miles  
ROUTE LOG
VA 7 Bus: 0 - 0
VA 7: 0.55 - 0.55
VA 9: 3.21 - 3.76
MD STATE LINE: 8.91 - 12.67
Creation:  Appeared between 1945-47 as a renumbering of the northern discontinuous piece of VA 17. Pretty much ran as it does today. This is the 2nd VA 287.
Adjustments:  It appears that in 1980 the lower end of VA 287 was adjusted to meet VA 7 east of town instead of in it, leaving behind SR 722.
 
VA 287 in 1949
1949 Official

VA 287 (1979)
VA 287 in 1979
1979 Official

VA 287 (1980)
VA 287 in 1980
1980 Official

Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments.
Posting:  Fully posted.
Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  Berlin Tpk (entire route)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  The bridge over the Potomac River is built so that you pass over the town of Brunswick, MD. Incidentally, MD 17 should be MD 79 at the state line.
Previous VA 287's:

1941 ROUTE LOG
US 58, US 460: 0 - 0
US 17, US 58: 2.0 - 2.0
VA 287 #1:  Appeared between 1935-37. This was a renumbering of a section of US 58. Ran from US 58-460 (curr US 58-VA 337 jct) to US 58 (curr US 58-VA 141 jct) on Turnpike Rd. within Portsmouth. This was renumbered as US 58 ALT between 1942-44. Today it is the un-multiplexed part of Portsmouth's VA 337 ALT.
VA 287 (1941)
1941-42 Official
From:  Exit 62 (Chesterfield County)
To:  Short Pump (Goochland County)
Total Length:  30.2 miles  
ROUTE LOG
I-95 (exit 62): 0 - 0
US 1, US 301: 1.11 - 1.11
VA 145: 1.53 - 2.64
VA 10: 3.88 - 6.52
US 360: 7.04 - 13.56
VA 76: 2.79 - 16.35
US 60: 3.88 - 20.23
Powhatan-Chesterfield Line: 1.60 - 21.83
Goochland-Powhatan Line: 3.41 - 25.24
VA 6: 0.64 - 25.88
US 250: 3.47 - 29.35
I-64 (exit 175): 0.85 - 30.20
Creation:  Appeared as dotted lines around 1988, although mentioned by name in CTB Minutes back to Dec. 1967. Ran from I-95 to VA 76 only. This is the 2nd VA 288.
Adjustments:  The first piece to be shown as open was between US 360 and VA 76, in 1989.
The 1990 Official Map shows VA 288 also open between US 1-301 and I-95.
The 1991 Official Map shows VA 288 open between VA 76 and I-95
The three scans below illustrate the progress from 1989-91 (click to see larger view).

VA 288 in 1989
1989 Official

VA 288 in 1990
1990 Official

VA 288 in 1991
1991 Official

The piece between West Creek Pkwy near VA 6 to US 250 opened as a super 2 about late 1997.
In 2002, VA 288 was extended north from VA 76 to Lucks Lane
VA 288 (1998)
Northwestern VA 288 in 1998
1998 Official
VA 288 (2003)
Southwestern VA 288 in 2003
2003 Official

Western VA 288 in 2005
2005 Official

On 12/22/03, VA 288 was opened from US 250 to I-64.
In spring 2004, VA 288 was opened between VA 6 and US 250 as the full freeway.
On August 27, 2004 VA 288 was extended south from VA 6 to US 60.
The final segment of VA 288 between Lucks Lane and US 60 opened Nov. 19, 2004.
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; 4-lane freeway in all sections, except I-64 to US 250 is 6-laned.
Posted:  Fully posted
Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  World War II Veterans Memorial Highway, designated 3/16/03 (entire route).
The bridge over the James River is also separately named legislatively the same name.
Other names:  NONE
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  Now completed, VA 288 provides a western bypass of Richmond and allows access to US 60 and US 360 from either direction of I-95 without using the tolled Powhite Pkwy. See Scott Kozel's site for a more detailed look into VA 288's history.
Previous VA 288's:

1941 ROUTE LOG
US 13: 0 - 0
SR 695: 1.4 - 1.4
VA 288 #1: Appeared August 1933 (CTB Minutes) as new routing. Was a spur west off US 13 Temperanceville. Ran only as far as the railroad tracks. VA 288 was downgraded to SR 695 in June 1947 (CTB Minutes).
VA 288 (1941)
1941-42 Official
From:  West Springfield (Fairfax County)
To:  Franconia (Fairfax County)
Total Length:  3.68 miles  
ROUTE LOG
VA 286: 0 - 0
I-95 HOV: 1.72 - 1.72
SR 613: 1.96 - 3.68
Creation:  Appeared February 15, 2012 (CTB) as an upgrade to SR 7900. Ran as it does today. This is the 2nd VA 289.
Adjustments:  None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no 2-lane segments.
VA 289 has some interchanges along its path.
VA 289 is 6 lanes for its entire run.
Posting:  VA 286 postings appeared in June 2012.
Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  Joseph V. Gartlan Parkway, entire route (3-26-01 designation predates VA 289 designation).
Other names:  Franconia-Springfield Parkway (entire route)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comments:  The Franconia-Springfield Parkway was opened around 1992.
The Franconia-Springfield Parkway provides access to the Springfield Mall and Springfield Metro Station.
Previous VA 289's:

1941 ROUTE LOG
US 21: 0 - 0
SR 696: 0.13 - 0.13
VA 289: Appeared Sept 1934 (CTB) as a newly numbered route. Was a spur east off US 21 south of Wytheville, only 0.13 miles long. VA 289 was downgraded to SR 696 in Sept. 1942 (CTB minutes). VA 289 (1941)
1941-42 Official
From:  (just east of ) Dayton (Rockingham County)
To:  Dayton (Rockingham County)
Total Length:  0.61 mile  
ROUTE LOG
BEGIN VA 290: 0 - 0
VA 42: 0.15 - 0.15
VA 42 Bus SB: 0.06 - 0.21
VA 42 Bus NB: 0.07 - 0.28
END VA 290: 0.33 - 0.61
Creation:  Appeared Sept 1934 (CTB) as a renumbering of part of SR 701.
Adjustments:  Likely none
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Posted:  Very well posted
Multiplexes:  VA 42 Bus (0.07 mi)
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  Huffman Dr., Main St., College St. (all within Dayton)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  A minor town route only within the corporate limits of Dayton. Continues on both ends as SR 701.
VA 290 (1936)
1936 Rockingham County
VA 291  not currently assigned
Previous VA 291's:

1928 ROUTE LOG
US 17, VA 29: 0 - 0
VA 38: 14 - 14





1976 ROUTE LOG
US 460, US 460 BUS: 0 - 0
VA 126: 1.2 - 1.2
US 221: 1.4 - 2.6
US 221: 3.6 - 6.2
VA 291 #1: Appeared as a newly numbered route in 1923. Ran from VA 29 (curr US 17 Bus) Gloucester to Mathews.
In March 1927 (CTB), VA 291 was extended southeast 4 miles towards Bayside.
In Aug 1928, VA 291 was renumbered as VA 600 from Gloucester to Mathews and VA 38 from Mathews towards Bayside. Today it is part of VA 14 except VA 291 used SR 691 near Wan and SR 623/690 near Nuttall.
VA 291 (Jun 1928)
1928 Official
VA 291 #2: Appeared Oct 1935 (CTB) as a renumbering of a piece of US 460 on Old Forest Rd. outside Lynchburg.
In 1976, VA 291 west was extended around over new construction to US 460 (curr US 460 Bus).
Around 1989, the extended VA 291 became part of the US 501 Lynchburg Bypass. The rest of VA 291 was downgraded to simply Old Forest Rd.
VA 291 (1941)
1941-42 Official
VA 291 (1977)
1977 Official
From:  Exit 273 (Shenandoah County)
To:  Mt. Jackson (Shenandoah County)
Total Length:  0.39 mile  
ROUTE LOG
I-81 (exit 273): 0 - 0
US 11: 0.39 - 0.39
Creation:  Appeared in 1986 as an upgrade to SR 703. Ran as it does today. This is the 2nd VA 292.
VA 292 (2002)
2002 Official
Adjustments:  None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane sections
Posted:  Fully posted
Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  Mt. Jackson Rd. (entire route)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  Since VA 263 has no exit with I-81, this is the route to use to get to it.
Previous VA 292's:

1947 ROUTE LOG
US 11: 0 - 0
VA 252 EB: 4 - 4
VA 252 WB: 2 - 6
VA 254: 11 - 17
VA 292 #1: Appeared by July 1936 (CTB Minutes) as a renumbering of a piece of VA 340. Ran from SR 620 (curr VA 252) Middlebrook to US 11 near Greenville.
VA 292 (1940)
1940 Official
VA 292 was extended northwest to VA 254 West View between 1945-47, replacing a portion of VA 56.
VA 292 was downgraded west of VA 252 to SR 876 in April 1949 (CTB Minutes).
In April 1951 (CTB Minutes), the last piece of VA 292 between VA 252 and US 11 was downgraded to SR 701.
VA 292 (1949)
1949 Official
VA 292 (1950)
1950 Official
From: south of City of Danville
To: north of City of Danville
Total Length: 6.89 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 29 Bus: 0 - 0
VA 86: 2.36 - 2.36
VA 413: 0.91 - 3.27
US 58 Bus, US 360, BEGIN VA 360: 0.22 - 3.49
VA 360 EB: 0.70 - 4.19
VA 41: 1.79 - 5.98
US 29 BUS: 0.91 - 6.89
Creation:  Appeared about 1998 as a renumbering of US 29 Bus. Ran as it does today. This is the 2nd VA 293.
Adjustments:  None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; Multilane (undivided) entire route except between US 58 Bus-US 360 and VA 360 EB, IIRC
Posted:  Fully posted
Multiplexes:  VA 360 (0.70 mi)
Legislative names:  Seminole Trail (entire route), designation (2-16-28) predates VA 293 deignation.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Bridge over Dan River (new bridge, designated 9-19-02)
Other names:  W. Main St (south of VA 86); Main St. (btw. VA 86 and US 58 Bus-US 360); N. Main St. (north of US 58 Bus-US 360)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  The lastest pawn in a game of musical numbers that has plagued Danville over the years. The VA 293 bridge over the Dan River (from the 20's) is being replaced with a new bridge slightly downriver. The new bridge is being built in the same architectural style as the old one -- cool!
VA 293 (1998)
1998 Official
Previous VA 293's:

1943 ROUTE LOG
VA 30: 0 - 0
SR 632-633: 5.70 - 5.70
VA 293 #1: Appeared as a renumbering of VA 220 between 1935-37, which had to be eliminated with the coming of US 220 to Virginia. Ran from VA 30 King William south to SR 632 Lanesville. VA 293 was downgraded to SR 633 in April 1944 (CTB Minutes). VA 293 (1941)
1941-42 Official
From:  Woodbridge (Prince William County)
To:  near Manassas (Prince William County)
Total Length:  15.91 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 1: 0 - 0
I-95 (exit 158): 0.71 - 0.71
Manassas-Prince William Line: 13.31 - 14.02
GAP IN ROUTE
Prince William-Manassas Line: 0 - 14.02
VA 234: 1.89 - 15.91
Creation:  Appeared February 15, 2012 (CTB) as an upgrade to SR 3000. Ran as it does today. There is a gap in the route of about 500 ft. between Hastings Dr and Liberia Ave/Wellington Rd where the Prince William Pkwy is technically inside the City of Manassas. This is the 2nd VA 294.
Adjustments:  None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no 2-lane segments.
VA 294 is 6+ lanes from SR 640 Minnieville Rd to I-95.
Posting:  VA 294 postings began appearing in late July 2012.
Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  Kathleen K. Seefeldt Parkway, entire route (4-5-00 designation predates VA 294 designation).
Other names:  Prince William Parkway (entire route)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comments:  The Prince William Parkway was built to provide a direct way to cross Prince William County, as there are few roads that actually do this.
By the late 1990s it was complete from I-95 to Liberia Ave in Manassas, with the segment between Hoadly Rd and Manassas (several miles) rural and posted with a 55 mph speed limit. This segment is also posted with kilometer posts.
Previous VA 294's:

1941 ROUTE LOG
US 11: 0 - 0
US 220: 2.96 - 2.96
VA 294: Appeared Oct 1935 (CTB) as a renumbering of part of VA 12 or US 220. Ran from US 11 Troutdale to current US 220 Trinity. VA 294 was downgraded to SR 670 in September 1942 (CTB Minutes). VA 294 (1941)
1941-42 Official
I-295
VA 295  not currently assigned
Previous VA 295's:

1940 ROUTE LOG
US 15, US 29: 0 - 0
VA 17: 2.3 - 2.3
VA 233: 8.82 - 11.12





1961 ROUTE LOG
US 15, US 29, US 211: 0 - 0
Prince William-Fauquier Line: 2.13 - 2.13
VA 28: 7.13 - 9.26
VA 295 #1: Appeared Oct 1935 (CTB) as a newly numbered route. Ran from VA 233 Catlett southwest for about 6 miles. In 1938 this was extended to US 15-29 Remington. VA 295 was renumbered as a rerouted (current) VA 28 in October 1940 (CTB Minutes).
VA 295 #2: Appeared in October 1940 (CTB Minutes) as a renumbering of a piece of VA 28. Ran from US 15-29 New Baltimore to VA 28 near Bristow. VA 295 was renumbered as VA 215 in 1962.
VA 295 #1
VA 295 in 1940.
1940 Official
VA 295 #2
VA 295 in 1941.
1941-42 Official
From:  West Point (King William County)
To:  West Point (King William County)
Total Length: 0.4 miles  
ROUTE LOG
VA 30, VA 33: 0 - 0
VA 298: 0.40 - 0.40
Creation:  Appeared Oct 1935 (CTB Minutes). Ran from VA 4 (now VA 30-33)south on Kirby St to 8th St. This has been the only VA 296.
Adjustments:  In Sep 1937 (CTB), VA 296 was extended east to VA 298.
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane sections
Posting:  Very well posted, really; cutouts were up until the mid 90's at VA 30-33.
Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  Kirby St (N-S portion); 8th St (E-W portion)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comments:  VA 296 and VA 298 form an odd pair. 298 runs from VA 33 down Lee St. before turning west on 5th St. and dead ending. 296 runs from VA 33 down Kirby St., then turns east 2 blocks on I believe 8th St. to end at VA 298. Neither Kirby or Lee is a main street.  Quite what is accomplished by this is a mystery.
VA 296 (1958)
1958 King William County
VA 297  not currently assigned
Previous VA 297's:
1970 ROUTE LOG
US 460, VA 297 BUS: 0 - 0
VA 122: 1.38 - 1.38
VA 297 BUS: 1.44 - 2.82
Campbell-Bedford Line: 12.56 - 15.38
VA 126: 6.86 - 22.24
City of Lynchburg-Campbell Line: 1 - 23.24
US 29, US 29 ALT: 0.4 - 23.64
VA 297 #1: Created in Oct 1935 (CTB) running from VA 291 Heald's Corner 0.80 miles towards US 501 on the western outskirts of Lynchburg.
In Sept 1942 (CTB), VA 297 was downgraded to SR 1204 which apparently never has connected to US 501.
Today this is the E-W part of Linkhorne Dr. VA 297's eastern end was on what is now the grounds of Linkhorne Middle School.
VA 297 (1940)
VA 297 #1
1940 Campbell County
VA 297 #2: Appeared in September 1942 (CTB Minutes) as an upgrade to SR 624. Originally ran from VA 128 (curr US 460 Bus-Graves Mill Rd. jct) west to the Campbell-Bedford County Line, just short of VA 127 (curr SR 811).
In May 1945 (CTB Minutes), VA 297 was extended west to the ECL of Bedford, replacing SR 624.
In May 1946 (CTB Minutes), VA 297 was extended west to VA 43.
VA 297 (1944)
VA 297 #2 initial route
1944 Official
VA 297 (1948)
VA 297 extended to Bedford.
1948 Official

In November 1948 (CTB Minutes), VA 297 east was extended along Fort Ave. to US 29, replacing part of VA 128.
VA 297 (1947)
VA 297 east end 1944-48.
1947 Official
VA 297 (1949)
VA 297 east end 1948-1965.
1949 Official

In October 1964 (CTB Minutes), VA 297 east was rerouted at VA 126 Graves Mill Rd, turning east along new construction (completed about Sept 1965 - CTB Minutes) to meet US 29 (curr US 29-US 29 Bus jct). The piece along Fort Ave became an extended VA 126.
VA 297 (1965)
VA 297 east end 1948-65.
1965 Official
VA 297 (1966)
VA 297 east end 1965-70.
1966 Official

In December 1969 (CTB Minutes), the Bedford Bypass was built, and is shown on the 1970 map as VA 297 Bypass.
VA 297 (1970)
1970 Official
In December 1970 (CTB Minutes), VA 297 was renumbered as part of US 460.
US 460 (1972)
1972 Official
VA 297 BUSINESS  not currently assigned
Previous VA 297 Bus's:
1970 ROUTE LOG
US 460 WB, VA 297: 0 - 0
VA 122 SB: 1.08 - 1.08
US 460 EB, VA 43 NB, VA 122 NB: 0.19 - 1.27
VA 43 SB: 0.08 - 1.35
VA 297: 1.18 - 2.53
VA 297 BUS: Appeared December 1969 (CTB Minutes), when Bedford was bypassed to the south by then-VA 297. The CTB minutes specifically stated that 297 Business went all the way through town to the west side of the bypass. Note that from VA 43 westward had not been part of VA 297 anytime previously (was only US 460).
VA 297 Bus was replaced in its entirety by US 460 Bus in December 1970 (CTB Minutes).
VA 297 is the only Virginia State Hwy Business route to have ever been eliminated.
From:  West Point (King William County)
To:  Dead end at a railyard in West Point (King William County)
Total Length:  0.75 mile  
ROUTE LOG
BEGIN VA 298: 0 - 0
VA 296: 0.53 - 0.53
VA 33: 0.22 - 0.75
Creation:  Appeared Oct 1935 (CTB) running on Lee St south to 10th St, and first explicitly on the 1944 official map. This is the only VA 298.
Adjustments:  In Sept 1937 (CTB), VA 298 was extended west to its current ending.
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane sections
Posting:  Very well posted - all mini signs except at 5th and Kirby which has a full sized 298 shield; 6 cutouts remain as of October 2005 - 5th and Lee and also 5th and Main.

Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  S. Lee St (N-S portion); 5th St (E-W portion)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  VA 298 is on just about every official map since 1944. You'd think one time VA 296 could get some recognition. How did West Point get 2 useless town routes? Mapmikey drove VA 296-298 in October 2005. They really are useless routes. Main St. through the older part of West Point is SR 1129. The roads on 296-298 are residential and without lines except right at their VA 33 endpoints.
VA 298 (1944)
1944 Official
From:  Culpeper (Culpeper County)
To:  Culpeper (Culpeper County)
Total Length:  0.79 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 15: 0 - 0
US 29, US 29 Bus: 0.79 - 0.79
Creation:  Appeared in 1999 as an upgrade to SR 929. Ran as it does today. This is the 3rd VA 299.
Adjustments:  None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; 4-lane since inception
Posting:  Fully posted
Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  Madison Rd (entire route)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  A brand new divided parkway linking the US 29 bypass/business route interchange with US 15 south of Culpeper. This is the former site of SR 929, which was notable for being a literal dead-end divided highway, complete with overhead No Outlet signs at the US 29 interchange.
VA 299 (2000)
2000 Official
Previous VA 299's:

1939 ROUTE LOG
US 58: 0 - 0
US 17: 4.4 - 4.4
VA 27: 3.4 - 7.8





1942 ROUTE LOG
US 301: 0 - 0
US 460: 1.08 - 1.08
VA 299 #1: Appeared in Oct 1935 (CTB) as new construction. Ran from US 58-VA 191 Bowers Hill to US 17 Deep Creek. This was the first piece of Military Hwy to open. In 1938, VA 299 was extended east to VA 27 (curr US 13-460-VA 166 jct). VA 299 was renumbered as VA 13 in 1940 or 1941. Today it is US 13-460.
 
 

VA 299 in 1937
1937 Official
VA 299 (1938)
VA 299 in 1938
1938 Official
VA 299 #2: Appeared in 1940 or 1941 as a new cutoff. Ran from US 301 to US 460 south of Petersburg.
In Jan 1945 (CTB), this became part of either VA 301 ALT or US 301 ALT which has since become mainline US 301.
VA 299Y: Explicitly shown in the 1943 VDOT County Atlas as a 0.05 mile triangle setup with US 460 (now US 460 Bus). Presumed to have lasted as long as VA 299 did, then was renumbered as US 460Y. I think today this has been buried by the I-95 interchange with Crater Road US 301.
VA 299 (1941)
VA 299 #2.
1941-42 Official
VA 297 (1943)
VA 299-Y.
1943 Prince George County
From:  Powhatan (Powhatan County)
To:  north of Powhatan (Powhatan County)
Total Length:  0.64 mile  
ROUTE LOG
VA 13: 0 - 0
VA 300Y: 0.10 - 0.10
US 60: 0.54 - 0.64
Creation:  Appeared Oct 1935 (CTB) as a newly numbered route. Ran as it does today. This is the 2nd VA 300.
Adjustments:  None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Posting:  Fully posted at US 60 and VA 300Y but not at all at VA 13.
Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  Marion Harland Lane (entire route), designated 2-22-50.
Other names:  Scottsville Rd (VA 300Y to US 60); Tillman Rd (E-W jog in Powhatan); Courthouse Tavern Rd. (VA 13 to Tillman)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  A short connector that really doesn't serve that much purpose, as US 60 and VA 13 meet on both sides of Powhatan providing simple access.
VA 300 (1941)
1941-42 Official
Previous VA 300's:

1932 ROUTE LOG
US 170, VA 14: 0 - 0
VA 12: 2 - 2
VA 300 #1:  Appeared in 1929 as a newly numbered route. Ran from US 170 (curr VA 293) to VA 12 (curr VA 51) west of Danville. VA 300 was renumbered as VA 125 in July 1933. Today it is unnumbered. VA 300 (1931)
1931 Official
From:  Powhatan (Powhatan County)
To:  Powhatan (Powhatan County)
Total Length:  0.04 mile  
ROUTE LOG
VA 300: 0 - 0
SR 1003: 0.04 - 0.04
Creation:  Appeared Oct 1935 (CTB) as a newly numbered route. Ran as it does today.
Adjustments:  None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Posting:  Fully posted but in rectangles only
Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Tillman Rd
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  A Y-route with no purpose (why doesn't it connect to VA 13?
This is the only Y route to be posted correctly in a white rectangle.
VA 300Y (1958)
1958 Powhatan County

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