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VA 302
Photo: VA 302 was once posted at UVA (photo by Mapmikey)


US 301
VA 301  not currently assigned




Previous VA 301's:
VA 301 #1:  Appeared in August 1928. Ran from then-NC 14 (curr NC 86) north to US 170 (curr VA 293) Danville. This was a renumbering of original VA 144.
In December 1930 (CTB Minutes), VA 301 was extended through Danville along VA 14, then brached off northwest for 3 miles towards Callands.
In June 1931 (CTB Minutes), VA 301 was extended northwest another 4.35 miles towards Callands, ending in the Pleasant Gap area.
In July 1932 (CTB Minutes), VA 301 was extended 16.35 miles north through Callands to end at today's SR 607 Worlds.
In July 1933, VA 301 was renumbered as VA 41 north of Danville and VA 86 South of Danville.

VA 301 (1931)
VA 301 #1
1931 Official

VA 301 #2: Created Sept 1940 as a state route extension for US 301 from Petersburg north to Maryland at Dahlgren. This was an overlay with US 1 to Richmond and VA 2 to Bowling Green. From there it was a renumbering of the pieces of VA 207 in the primary system. The CTB noted that Maryland had already approved route 301 and Virginia was doing the same to match, pending AASHO approval.
This was shown explicitly on the Jan 1941 Official and by July 1941 was renumbered as US 301. I doubt this was posted as VA 301 first.
VA 301 (1941)
VA 301 #2
Jan 1941 Official

VA 301 ALT: May have existed beginning in Jan 1945 (CTB) as a renumbering of VA 299 along Crater Rd, then US 460 and VA 36 to end at US 1-301 at the APpomattox River bridge. At some point it became US 301 ALT. Today it is mainline US 301.

1946 Prince George County
VA 301 ALT first?
1946 Prince George County
1951 Prince George County
US 301 ALT in the end
1951 Prince George County

University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Total Length:  9.28 miles  






Creation:  CTB minutes imply this went back to July 1933, but the earliest explicit use of the 302 designation was in 1936. Official maps did not start identifying VA 302 until 1988 (scan at right - check out the erroneous US 250 Bus designation south of town). The July 1932 CTB Minutes assigns this as 3.042 miles. This is the 3rd VA 302.
Adjustments:  In April 1940 (CTB), 430 feet of road leading up to hospital and the circle at the hospital entrance were removed from VA 302 while the 490 feet that encompass the UNiversity President's driveway to his garage, plus the connecting link between US 29 and Old Lynchburg Rd southeast of the Engineering Building were added to VA 302.
In March 1948 (CTB), the following roads were added to VA 302 totalling 0.44 miles: Chemical Building to Shop (0.13 mi); Road to back of Amphitheater (0.19 mi); road connecting Rugby Rd to Lambeth Field Rd (0.06 mi); raod to the nurses' home (0.07 mi). 0.45 miles consisting of narrow roads not meeting some minimum standard were refused as additions to VA 302.
In Oct 1953 (CTB), a new road from McCormick Rd west around Cabell Hall and back around to McIntire Amphitheater (0.377 miles) was added to VA 302 while 4 short roads around Cabell Hall and 6 short roads at the medical school (0.676 miles en total) were removed from VA 302.
In Aug 1955 (CTB), Carrs HIll Dr from Rugby Rd to US 250 (0.25 mi) was added to VA 302.
In Aug 1956 (CTB), 0.244 miles worth of driveways in the Piedmont Housing area were added to VA 302.
In May 1957 (CTB), the road leading from US 250 to the Childrens Rehabilitation Center (0.101 mi) was added to VA 302.
In March 1959 (CTB), the road to Newcomb Hall (0.09 mi) was added to VA 302 while 0.16 miles of roads to parking areas was removed from VA 302.
In Dec 1964 (CTB), the road leading from McCormick Rd at the Observatory 0.35 miles to the Research Laboratory for Engineering Science was added to VA 302.
In Apr 1968 (CTB), Carrs Hill Rd from US 250 to Rugby Dr (0.25 miles) was removed from VA 302.
In Oct 1972 (CTB), there were numerous additions totaling 3.020 miles and deletions totaling 2.313 miles from VA 302:

Oct 1972 CTB
October 1972 CTB
Oct 1972 CTB
October 1972 CTB

1946 Albemarle County
1946 Albemarle County
1975 Albemarle County
1975 Albemarle County
1995 Albemarle County
1995 Albemarle County

Posting:  I have driven maybe half the roads on campus and seen no signs. However, I received word from Amy Barden 6/21/04 that there is a VA 302 sign (narrow square sign) off US 29 Bus at the southwest portion of UVA, at the Piedmont housing area. Today this sign is removed and this segment no longer connects to US 29 Business.
Comments:  First of the many college routes in the state highway systems. Like many of the other college routes, VA 302 consists not of a single road, but rather much (and perhaps all) of the state-maintained blacktop on the UVA campus.  VDOT apparently has a thing about assigning a number to any drivable surface maintained by the state.  Apparently a few other states do the same thing, including Utah, which even assigns state highway numbers to driving test tracks.

Previous VA 302's:

1931 ROUTE LOG
BEGIN VA 302: 0 - 0
US 170, VA 14: 5 - 5
Halifax-Pittsylvania Line: 17.1 - 22.1
VA 12: 10.7 - 32.8
GAP IN ROUTE
US 501, VA 18: 0 - 32.8
END VA 302: 3 - 35.8

VA 302 #1:  Appeared in August 1928 as a newly numbered route. Ran from US 170/VA 14 (curr US 29 Bus) Chatham through Lucks and Meadville, ending at VA 12 (curr VA 360) west of Halifax.
In Aug 1929 (CTB Minutes), VA 302 was extended west 5 miles.
In December 1930, the original segment VA 302 was renumbered as current VA 57. Thanks to NE2 for sorting this out.

1929 Official
VA 302 #1
1929 Official
1930 Official
VA 302 #1 extended west
1930 Official


VA 302 #2:In Dec 1930 (CTB Minutes), a new VA 302 was created as new primary routing, running from US 501/VA 14 3 miles east towards Virgilina. In 1932 this became the first VA 59 (current VA 96).
Both VA 302's appear on the 1931 Official Map.
1931 Official
VA 302 #2
1931 Official

 

Virginia Military Institute, Lexington
Total Length:  2.93 miles  






Creation:  CTB minutes imply this goes back to July 1933, but the earliest explicit use of the 303 designation was in the August 1936 minutes. The July 1932 CTB Minutes assigns 1.0756 miles to VMI. Official maps did not start identifying VA 303 until around 1990. This is the 2nd VA 303.
Adjustments:  In Jan 1945 (CTB), the road from about the mess hall to the road near hospital (0.17 mi) was added to VA 303.
In Aug 1955 (CTB), 0.74 miles of driveways were added to VA 303.
In Feb 1959 (CTB), a 0.49 miles road from the west side of the parade ground to north of the railroad was added to VA 303.
In May 1960 (CTB), Letcher Ave outside the VMI gate down to the ane separating VMI from Washington and Lee University was added to VA 303.
In April 1965 (CTB), the road from the barracks to Burma Rd was removed from VA 303.
In July 1969 (CTB), Burma Rd was added to VA 303.
Posting:  No signs on US 11 Bus or US 60. I have driven about half of the campus to see if any 303 signs are in there and found none.
Comment:  VA 303 is on some 80's VDOT state maps erroneously where VA 383 in Fairfax County is.


1975 Rockbridge County

VA 303 in 1988
1988 Official

Previous VA 303's:

1931 ROUTE LOG
VA 20: 0 - 0
VA 18: 5.9 - 5.9
GAP IN ROUTE
END VA 303: 0 - 5.9
VA 18: 1.85 - 7.75

VA 303 #1:  Appeared in August 1928 as a newly numbered route. Ran from VA 18 (curr US 501) Volens west 4.92 miles.
In August 1929 (CTB Minutes), VA 303 was extended 0.98 miles west to VA 20 (current VA 40) Cody.
VA 303 was renumbered as the southern segment of VA 126 in July 1933. Today it is SR 603 and a small bit of SR 668.

VA 303 in 1931
1931 Official
From:  South Boston (Halifax County)
To:  South Boston (Halifax County)
Total Length:  1 mile  




ROUTE LOG
US 501: 0 - 0
US 360: 0.72 - 0.72

Creation:  Appeared in 1984 as a renumbering of VA 304Y. Ran as it does today. This is the 3rd VA 304.
Adjustments:  None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Posting:  Fully posted at US 360, only posted US 501 SB.
Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  Seymour Dr.
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  In-town connector between US 360 and US 501.

VA 304 extended to Pamplin City
1984-85 Official

Previous VA 304's:

1931 ROUTE LOG
US 15, VA 32: 0 - 0
VA 20 WB: 12.2 - 12.2
VA 20 EB: 0.3 - 12.5
Appomattox-Charlotte Line: 12.77 - 25.27
US 60: 1.1 - 26.37



1983 ROUTE LOG
US 58: 0 - 0
VA 304Y: 0.54 - 0.54
VA 34: 0.58 - 1.12
US 360, VA 344: 7.20 - 8.32

VA 304 #1:  Appeared in August 1928. Ran from US 15/VA 32 (curr SR 713 near US 15-360, VA 47 jct) through Charlotte CH, ending at the Charlotte-Prince Edward County line. Charlotte CH to Drakes Branch was a renumbering of VA 202, while the rest was new routing.
In December 1930 (CTB Minutes), VA 304 was extended north 3.6 miles to US 60 (curr US 460 Bus) Pamplin.
VA 304 was renumbered as VA 39 in July 1933. Today it is part of VA 47 except it used SR 697 through Cullen, SR 662/691 above Madisonville, and used SR 1103 to tie into then-US 60 in Pamplin City.

VA 304 (1929 Official)
VA 304 #1
1929 Official
VA 304 (1931 Official)
VA 304 extended to Pamplin City
1931 Official

VA 304 #2:  Appeared by March 1937 (CTB minutes) as new routing. Originally ran from US 360 (curr US 360-VA 344-VA 360 jct) southwest to South Boston's CL.
In May 1948 (CTB), VA 304 was extended southwest into South Boston to VA 129, then south with VA 129 to US 501, then south with US 501 to end at US 58.
In 1952, a new bridge over the Dan River (curr US 360) was constructed, previously assigned as VA 34. VA 304 was shifted over this to end at US 58 east of South Boston. The previous route into Downtown South Boston became 304Y (all of today's VA 304), VA 129 and US 501. VA 304 became US 360 in 1984.
VA 304Y:  Created in 1952 as a renumbering of part of VA 304. Ran from US 501 Downtown South Boston east to VA 304 (curr US 360). VA 304Y returned to being VA 304 in 1984. VA 304Y shows explicitly on the 1961 Halifax County Map below.

VA 304 (1941-42 Official)
VA 304 #2
1961 Halifax County
VA 304 (1946 Halifax County)
VA 304 with VA 129
1946 Halifax County

VA 304 (1946 Halifax County)
VA 304 with US 501
1946 Halifax County
VA 304 (1961 Halifax County)
VA 304 rerouted to east of S. Boston
1961 Halifax County

From:  New Market (Shenandoah County)
To:  New Market Battlefield (Shenandoah County)
Total Length:  1.79 miles  




ROUTE LOG
VA 211: 0 - 0
VA 305 END: 1.79 - 1.79

Creation:  First designated in CTB Minutes in June 1968; First appeared on the main official map in 1971 (was shown on the 1970 historical picture map on reverse of main map) as an upgrade to an I-81 frontage road. Ran as it does today. This is the 4th VA 305.
Adjustments:  The original length of VA 305 was 0.8 miles. I cannot find any CTB documentation showing when it was lengthened, perhaps it was a typo of 1.8 which is the distance shown on the 1975 Shenandoah County map.
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Posting:  Fully posted; cutouts removed around 2000.
Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  George R Collins Memorial Pkwy (since 10/9/69) - entire route
Other names:  Miller Ln.
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  VA 305 is shown on the historical maps on the reverse of VDOT maps in the 70's.

VA 305 (1972 Official)
Current VA 305
1972 Official
VA 305 (1975 Shenandoah County)
VA 305 detail
1975 Shenandoah County

Previous VA 305's:

1931 ROUTE LOG
US 60, VA 10: 0 - 0
US 15, VA 32: 14.6 - 14.6



1940 ROUTE LOG
US 58: 0 - 0
Washington-Grayson Line: 19 - 19
VA 34: 0.58 - 1.12
US 360, VA 344: 7.20 - 8.32



1960 ROUTE LOG
US 60: 0 - 0
END VA 305: 0.5 - 0.5
GAP
END VA 305: 0 - 0.5
US 60; 1 - 1.5

VA 305 #1:  Appeared in August 1928 as a newly numbered route. Ran from US 15/VA 32 Kingsville 13.26 miles west toward US 60/VA 10 (curr US 460) Prospect.
In August 1929 (CTB Minutes), VA 305 was extended the 1.34 miles to US 60/VA 10.
VA 305 was renumbered as VA 134 in July 1933. Today it is mostly SR 658 and part of VA 133.
VA 305 (1931 Official)
VA 305 #1
1931 Official

VA 305 #2:  Appeared Aug 1936 (CTB), as upgraded routing, although before ca.1928 this had been part of original VA 12. Ran from US 58 (curr VA 16) Volney west 4.26 miles.
In Sept 1937 (CTB), VA 305 was extended west 12.4 miles.
In May 1938 (CTB), VA 305 was extended west to 1.07 miles into Washington County.
In July 1940 (CTB), VA 305 was extended west the 16 miles to VA 78 (now SR 1212) near Damascus.
In Oct 1940 (CTB), VA 305 was renumbered as US 58.

VA 305 (1937 Official)
VA 305 #2
1937 Official
VA 305 (1940 Official)
VA 305 extended into Washington County
1940 Official
VA 305 #3:  Appeared Aug 1941 (CTB) as a renumbering of two pieces of US 60. Each piece was a stub off US 60 to Fort Story - one near Seashore State Park and one where US 60 turned parallel to the ocean. These 2 pieces were never connected as one route.
In Dec 1960 (CTB). VA 305 was decommissioned to SR 1246 Atlantic Ave.
VA 305 remained on official maps through the 1963 issue. Virginia Beach didn't get the memo, as it still posts the piece near Seashore State Park (in circles for many years, but now in standard Virginia shields as of February 2013). It was very well posted in 1992 including shields at the eastern piece from US 60, but is less posted. now.
VA 305 (1952 Official)
VA 305 #3
1952 Official

From:  City of Newport News
To:  City of Newport News
Total Length:  0.9 mile  




ROUTE LOG
US 60: 0 - 0
US 17, VA 143: 0.9 - 0.9

Creation:  Appeared as a renumbering of a piece of US 17 in 1941. Ran like it does today. This is the 3rd VA 306.
Adjustments:  In 1959, VA 306 was extended west of US 60 around the Mariner Museum to US 60-VA 312 jct.
VA 306 was restored to its original routing in 1986.
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Posting:  Fully posted (?); white border signs removed in last few years at US 60. On 1/21/06 I drove by VA 306 on US 17/VA 143...there were no VA 306 signs anywhere at their intersection.
Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  Everett H. Hogge Memorial Hwy (3/13/01) - entire route
Other names:  Harpersville Rd.
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  A logical extension would be eastward across Hampton Roads Center Parkway, which ends at the VA 143/VA 306 junction.

VA 306 in 1952
1952 Official

VA 306 in 1959
1959 Official

VA 306 in 1986
1986 Official
Previous VA 306's:

1931 ROUTE LOG
BEGIN VA 306: 0 - 0
VA 20: 4.67 - 4.67
END VA 306: 6.73 - 11.40
GAP IN ROUTE
END VA 306: 0 - 11.40
VA 309: 10.03 - 21.43
US 60 , VA 10: 0.3 - 21.73
VA 308: 0.3 - 22.03
Buckingham-Appomatox Line: 10 - 32.03
VA 13 WB: 10 - 42.03
VA 13 EB: 2 - 44.03
END VA 306:: 3.6 - 47.63



1940 ROUTE LOG
US 17, US 60: 0 - 0
VA 168: 0.25 - 0.25

VA 306 #1:  Appeared in August 1928. Ran from VA 13 (curr US 60) Mt. Rush to a few miles south of Appomattox, all replacing the original VA 104.
In December 1930 (CTB Minutes), VA 306 was extended south 0.87 miles towards the Charlotte County Line. Also, VA 306 was extended north to 2.47 miles north of VA 13 (current US 60) toward Glenmore.
Also in Dec 1930, a second piece appeared north 6.73 miles north from VA 20 (curr VA 40) Phenix.
In July 1932 (CTB Minutes), VA 306 was extended 6.37 more miles south towards Charlotte County. Also, VA 306 was extended north 1.13 miles towards Glenmore.
Also in July 1932, the second piece of VA 306 was extended south 4.67 miles from VA 20 (current VA 40) Phenix towards Clover.
In July 1933, VA 306 became VA 26 south of Appomattox (including the separate Phenix piece), part of VA 131, VA 24 from Appomattox to Bent Creek, the westernmost piece of VA 56 and possibly a small part of VA 283.
Today it is SR 727 (except it used SR 604/694), VA 131, VA 24, VA 56, and SR 602.
VA 306 #2:  Appeared as a newly numbered route in Aug 1936 (CTB). Ran from US 17-60 (curr US 17-60-258 jct) to VA 143 (curr US 17-258 VA 143 jct).
VA 306 became part of US 17 by 1941.

VA 306 (1929 Official)
VA 306 #1
1929 Official
VA 306 (1931 Official)
VA 306 expanded
1931 Official
VA 306 (1932 Charlotte County)
VA 306 extended south of Phenix
1932 Charlotte County
VA 306 (1940 Official)
VA 306 #2
1940 Official

From: Rice (Prince Edward County)
To: Jetersville (Amelia County)
Total Length: 9.32 miles  




ROUTE LOG
US 460: 0 - 0
Nottoway-Prince Edward Line: 2.83 - 2.83
Amherst-Nottoway Line: 5.42 - 8.25
US 360: 1.07 - 9.32

Creation:  Appeared as a newly numbered route in Aug 1936 (CTB). Ran in two pieces: US 360 at the Amelia/Nottoway line (south of the RR) west 6 miles; US 460 (now SR 735 at SR 600) Rice east 1.61 miles. This is the 2nd VA 307.
Adjustments:  In May 1938 (CTB), the two pieces were connected using a wavy configuration.
In September 1940 (CTB minutes), VA 307 was given its current direct routing. The old route used Amelia SR 645 (including abandoned road south to US 360) and SR 657 (some still unpaved), then Amelia/Nottoway SR 616, a small piece of modern 307, Nottoway SR 620 and Prince Edward SR 600. The western endpoint became today's US 460 jct with SR 735 west of Rice. The 1940 Official Map (scan to right) conveniently shows both alignments.
About 1973, VA 307 west was truncated as US 460 was given its bypass of Rice which included the westernmost bit of VA 307.
Improvements:  Paved about 1941; no multilane segments
Posting:  Fully posted
Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  Holly Farms Rd. (entire route)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  A common short cut between Richmond and Farmville

VA 307 (1937 Official)
Current 307 in two pieces
1937 Official
VA 307 (1940 Official)
VA 307 connected and soon to be straightened
1940 Official
VA 307 (1958 Prince Edward County)
VA 307 west end past Rice (1940-73)
1958 Prince Edward

Previous VA 307's:

1931 ROUTE LOG
US 60, VA 10, VA 308: 0 - 0
END VA 307: 14.31 - 14.31

VA 307 #1:  Appeared in August 1928 as a newly numbered route. Ran from US 60/VA 10-VA 308 (curr US 460-VA 24) Appomattox 6.81 miles toward VA 13 (curr US 60) Bent Creek.
In August 1929 (CTB Minutes), VA 307 was extended 2 miles more towards VA 13.
In December 1930 (CTB Minutes), VA 307 was extended 5.5 miles more towards Bent Creek.
VA 307 was renumbered as part of VA 26 in July 1933.
See scans under VA 306 #1 entry.
VA 307Y: Created in 1940 when VA 307's east end was moved north to its current US 360 jct. A wye leg from 307 south to US 360 at the RR crossing was created. It is unclear when VA 307Y was abandoned but it was by 1958.
VA 307 (1940 Amelia County)
VA 307Y
1940 Amelia County
From:  east of Drewryville (Southampton County)
To:  north of Southampton Correctional Center (Southampton County)
Total Length:  3.65 miles  




ROUTE LOG
US 58: 0 - 0
SR 612, SR 735: 3.65 - 3.65

Creation:  Appeared in 1937 as a renumbering of one of the myriad pieces of VA 32. Ran from VA 40 Sussex CH area south to the Sussex-Southampton County Line. This is the 2nd VA 308.
Adjustments:  In 1945 or 1946, a second discontinuous piece of VA 308 appeared, from US 58 to SR 612.
In April 1949 (CTB Minutes), the original piece of VA 308 was downgraded to SR 735, leaving behind current VA 308. The 5 mile gap between the pieces does not appear to have ever been connected.
Improvements:  The initial section of VA 308 was paved upon designation
The southern (current) piece wasn't paved until 1951.
No multilane segments
Posting:  Fully posted
Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  Three Creeks Rd. (entire route)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  I think this is the only 3xx route that started out as a normal route and was reduced to a state facility route.

VA 308 in 1944
1944 Official

VA 308 in 1949
1949 Official

VA 308 in 1952
1952 Official
Previous VA 308's:

1931 ROUTE LOG
US 60, VA 10, VA 307: 0 - 0
VA 306: 0.30 - 0.30

VA 308 #1:  Appeared in August 1928 as a new route. Ran from US 60-VA 10-VA 307 (curr US 460-VA 26) Appomattox to VA 306 (curr VA 131) Appomattox, 0.3 miles away. This was renumbered as part of VA 24 in July 1933. Today it is SR 748, since VA 24 was moved to the Appomattox Bypass.
The 1928 and 1929 Official Maps mislabel this as VA 309.

VA 308 in 1931
1931 Official
From:  McLean (Fairfax County)
To:  Arlington (Arlington County)
Total Length:  5.28 miles  




ROUTE LOG
VA 123: 0 - 0
Arlington-Fairfax Line: 2.81 - 2.81
VA 120: 1.18 - 3.99
US 29 NB: 0.59 - 4.58
US 29 SB: 0.05 - 4.63
US 29: 0.70 - 5.33

Creation:  Appeared as a newly numbered route utilizing 1.53 miles of the W&OD bed in Sept 1937 (CTB), running from US 29-211 Lee Hwy east of Military Rd (curr VA 309) only to VA 9 Glebe Rd (curr VA 120). This is the 2nd VA 309.
Adjustments:  By 1941, VA 309 was extended out to the Fairfax-Arlington Line
In May 1948 (CTB), VA 309 was extended into Fairfax County over SR 738 to VA 123 (curr SR 3547).
In 1960-61, VA 309 and US 29-211 swapped alignments, such that 309 crossed under 29-211 and looped east around to 29-211 about a mile later.
In April 1964 (CTB), VA 309 was extended further west over SR 738 to the rebuilt VA 123, whcih was moved in Sept 1963.
Improvements:  VA 309 has been paved since designation
The brief US 29 multiplex created in the 1960-61 switch was 4-laned at that time.
The piece between SR 3547 (old VA 123) and VA 123 was multilaned by 1994. No other multilane segments are shown on the 2005 Official Map.
Posting:  Fully posted
Multiplexes:  US 29 (0.05 mi)
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  Old Dominion Dr. (northwest of US 29); Lee Hwy (south of US 29)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:   It's a little known fact that for about one mile, US 29 is actually Old Dominion Dr. and VA 309 is actually Lee Highway.

VA 309 in 1940
1940 Official

VA 309 in 1949
1949 Official

US 29/211 and VA 309 swap in 1961
1961 Official
Previous VA 309's:

1931 ROUTE LOG
VA 306: 0 - 0
US 60, VA 10: 0.33 - 0.33

VA 309 #1:  Appeared in August 1928 as new routing. Ran 0.33 miles from VA 306 (curr SR 727) Appomattox to US 60 (curr US 460 Bus) Appomatox.
VA 309 was renumbered as the eastern leg of VA 131 in July 1933. See scan under VA 308 entry.
VA 309 is misidentified as VA 308 on the 1928 and 1929 Official Maps.


VA 309 in 1931
1931 Official


 
James River Correctional Center, Crozier (Goochland County)
Total Length:  0.73 mile  




ROUTE LOG
VA 6: 0 - 0
VA 6: 0.73 - 0.73

Creation:  Created April 1991 (CTB), even though the previous VA 310 in Staunton appeared in the 1993 VDOT atlas book. Runs as a loop off VA 6. This is the 3rd VA 310.
Adjustments:  None
Improvements:  VA 310 has been paved since designation; no multilane segments
Posting:  Posted with a shield at both VA 6 intersections.
Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  State Farm Rd (entire route)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  Looking at it in person, you can tell that many years ago, this was part of original VA 19 and probably the earliest alignment of VA 6.
Previous VA 310's:

1931 ROUTE LOG
US 15, US 60, VA 10, VA 32: 0 - 0
Cumberland-Prince Edward Line: 0.5 - 0.5
VA 13: 14.5 - 15

VA 310 #1:  Appeared as a renumbering of part of original VA 133 in August 1928. Ran from US 15-60 (curr US 15 Bus-US 460 Bus) Farmville to VA 13 (curr US 60) near Cumberland. VA 310 was renumbered as part of VA 45 in July 1933. It remains VA 45 except VA 310 used SR 1007 north of Farmville.
VA 310 #2:  Virginia School for the Deaf in Staunton. 0.37 miles were assigned to this facility in June 1932 CTB Minutes. This consisted of two segemnts each off of then-VA 254: today's VSDB Drive and Lewelyn Ln.
Sometime after 1975, the VSDB piece was extended in a loop back around to itself (no road does this now).
VA 310 was gone by April 1991 when current VA 310 was born. Appeared in the 1993 VDOT city atlas and the 1995 county atlas, though.

VA 310 (1931 Official)
VA 310 #1
1931 Official
VA 310 (1975 Augusta County)
VA 310 #2
1975 Augusta County
VA 310 (1995 Augusta County)
VA 310 #2's last incarnation
1995 Augusta County

US 311
From:  City of Salem
To:  WV State Line north of Crows, Alleghany County (continues as WV 311 to I-64/US 60 near White Sulphur Springs, WV). There is also a brief dip into WV between Paint Bank and VA 159
Total Length:  55 miles (VA + WV 311= 59 miles)




ROUTE LOG
US 11: 0 - 0
US 460: 0.17 - 0.17
I-81 (exit 140): 1.49 - 1.66
Roanoke-City of Salem Line: 0 - 1.66
VA 419: 1.27 - 2.93
Craig-Roanoke Line: 9.76 - 12.69
VA 42: 9.56 - 22.25
VA 18: 16.26 - 38.51
WV STATE LINE: 3.39 - 41.90
WV STATE LINE: 0 - 41.90
Allegheny Line: 0 - 41.90
VA 159: 6.62 - 48.52
WV STATE LINE: 5.87 - 54.39

Creation:  Appeared as a renumbering of original VA 22 in July 1933. Ran from US 11 Salem to US 60 (curr VA 159) Crows. This is the 3rd VA 311.
Adjustments:  Sometime after 1936, VA 311's north end at Crows was moved south of the Tygers Creek Bridge. The 1936 Alleghany map clearly shows VA 311 ending north of this tributary.


VA 311 ends north of Tygers Creek
1936 Alleghany County

VA 311 in 1934
1934 Conoco

In Sept 1937, VA 311 was removed from SR 650 south of Crows.
In Oct 1947 (CTB), VA 311 was extended north over what had been part of US 60 to its current length.


Northern VA 311 in 1947
1947 Official

Northern VA 311 in 1948
1948 Official

In Oct 1953 (CTB), VA 311 was removed from SR 863 Hanging Rock, SR 864 ascending Catawba Mtn, a visible abandoned segment down the north side of the mountain, and a bit of SR 779.
In Oct 1964 (CTB), VA 311 was removed from SR 1113 Deborah Lane at the I-81 interchange.
In March 1972 (CTB), VA 311 was removed from Craig Ave in Salem and placed on newly constructed Thompson Memorial Drive, which extended south past US 460 to US 11.
In May 1976 (CTB), VA 311 was removed from SR 691 south of New Castle.
Posting:  Fully posted; error US 311 signs at US 11 SB Salem (still up in mid-2012) and VA 42 EB New Castle (corrected around 2010).
The last known VA 311 Cutout assembly (thanks Gribblenation!) is located at SR 600 near Earlehurst, still up in 2009.
Improvements:  VA 311 was paved from Salem to New Castle upon designation
VA 311 was paved from New Castle to the first WV Line in 1935.
VA 311 from Crows south to the WV Line was paved with a gap in the middle in 1936.
VA 311 became fully paved about 1940.
VA 311 was multilaned below VA 419 about 1972.
Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  Thompson Memorial Dr. (Salem); Catawba Valley Dr (Roanoke Co); Salem Ave (New Castle); Kanawha Trail (Allegheny Co)
Scenic Byway:  All of VA 311 north of VA 419 (since 1990).
Comment:  No exit with I-81 until 1986; VA 311 north of I-81 is very rustic and scenic - a must drive. There has been debate among road scholars as to whether this road was ever part of US 311, but it was a related extension like VA 33 and VA 211 although it never touched US 311. Virginia has had several others over the years including: VA 17, VA 29, VA 121, VA 158, VA 258, VA 340, VA 360, VA 501

Previous VA 311's:

1928 ROUTE LOG
US 1, VA 31, VA 39: 0 - 0
VA 3111: 6 - 6
Caroline-Hanover Line: 1 - 7
Spotsylvania-Caroline Line: 36 - 43
US 17, VA 38: 1 - 44



1931 ROUTE LOG
VA 18: 0 - 0
END VA 311: 1.4 - 1.4

VA 311 #1: Appeared as a newly numbered route in May 1925 (CTB Minutes), although it is shown explicitly on the 1923-24 Auto Trails Map. Ran from VA 31 (curr US 1) Ashland to Hanover, Bowling Green, then to VA 38 (curr US 17 Bus-VA 2) New Post ("The Bowling Green Rd").
In August 1928, VA 311 was renumbered as VA 50 (curr VA 54 and US 301/VA 2 corridors).
VA 311's route today would be: VA 54; SR 1001 and SR 1002 in Hanover CH; US 301/VA 2 across the Pamunkey River; SR 651 to north of Dawn; SR 602 to Covingston Corner; SR 682; 3.5 miles of abandoned road; SR 601 Campbells Corner north to SR 654 east; SR 623; SR 627; SR 721; US 301/VA 2; SR 695; VA 2 through Bowling Green; SR 631 Farmers; VA 2 to New Post except SR 609/628 north of Bowling Green and also today's SR 745/668 loop at Wideawake.
VA 311 #2: Appeared as a newly numbered route in August 1928. Was a spur east off VA 18 (current SR 1006) Madison Heights east 1 mile to the Epileptic Colony.
The December 1930 CTB Minutes say VA 311 was extended west 0.4 miles to the new alignment of VA 18 (current VA 163) which was over the old alignment of VA 18.
VA 311 was renumbered as part of VA 130 in July 1933. Today it is SR 1034 Main St, a little VA 210, Old Colony Rd, and some of VA 334.

VA 311 (1932 Amherst County)
VA 311 #2
1932 Amherst County
VA 311 (1928 Official)
VA 311 #1
1928 Official

 

From:  City of Newport News
To:  City of Newport News
Total Length:  1.1 miles  




ROUTE LOG
US 60: 0 - 0
US 17, VA 143: 1.1 - 1.1

Creation:  Appeared in CTB Minutes in January 1957 as a new construction project, then placed into the system officially Oct 1958. Ran as it does today. This is the 4th VA 312.
Adjustments:  None.
Posting:  Fully posted
Improvements: Paved upon designation; multilaned in 1975.
Multiplexes: None
Legislative Names: None
Other names: J. Clyde Morris Blvd. 
Comments:  At one time VA 312 turned into VA 306 when crossing US 60.
Newport News has a thing with making sure a state highway connects US 60 to wherever US 17 heads north - this is the 3rd connector they've used for this purpose.
VA 312 first appears on the 1961 Official.

Current VA 312
1961 Official

Previous VA 312's:

1928 ROUTE LOG
US 1, VA 31: 0 - 0
Caroline-Hanover Line: 18 - 18
Spotsylvania-Caroline Line: 5 - 23
US 1, VA 31: 27 - 50



1932 ROUTE LOG
VA 18: 0 - 0
Nelson-Amherst Line: 8.1 - 8.1
END VA 312: 4.15 - 12.25



1942 ROUTE LOG
VA 35: 0 - 0
US 460: 17 - 17 Isle of Wight-Southampton Line: 4 - 21
GAP IN ROUTE
END VA 312: 0 - 21
VA 258: 4 - 25

VA 312 #1: Appeared in January 1923 (CTB Minutes). Originally ran from VA 31 (current SR 671) Coatesville to Gum Tree.
In May 1925 (CTB Minutes), VA 312 was extended north to VA 31 (current SR 608?) replacing what had been original VA 1/31's original routing, as VA 31 was relocated to present US 1's corridor.
By 1927, VA 312 was extended northeast to the newer routing of VA 31 (curr US 1) Four Mile Fork, replacing an older alignment of VA 31 in Spotsylvania.
In August 1928, VA 312 was renumbered as VA 51. Today, the original VA 312 is SR 738 and the last extended piece is now VA 208.
VA 312 #2: Appeared in August 1928 as a newly numbered route. Ran from VA 18 (curr US 29) Amherst north 2 miles towards the Tye River.
In August 1929 (CTB Minutes), VA 312 was extended north 2.74 miles.
In December 1930 (CTB Minutes), VA 312 was extended north 5.36 miles.
In June 1931 (CTB Minutes), VA 312 was extended north 2.15 miles to Colleen.
Without ever connecting to VA 18 (current VA 56) near Colleen, VA 312 was renumbered as VA 150 in July 1933. Today it is partly US 29 and partly SR 739. VA 312's northern endpoint is on today's US 29 in between its two SR 655 junctions.


VA 312 #2
1929 Official

VA 312 extended north
1931 Official

VA 312 #3: Appeared in 1938 as a renumbering of VA 33 #2. Was in 2 pieces: 1. VA 35 Courtland to the Blackwater River east of US 460 Ivor 2. a short stub from VA 158 (curr US 258 Bus) Smithfield to the Septa area.
In May 1943 (CTB Minutes), piece 2 was downgraded to SR 626. Also, piece one east of US 460 was downgraded to SR 616.
The rest of VA 312 was downgraded to SR 616 in April 1951 (CTB).


VA 312 in 1941
1941-42 Official

VA 312 in 1949
1949 Official


VA 312 #1
1928 Official
From:  Maidens (Powhatan County)
To:  Beaumont Learning Facility (Powhatan County)
Total Length:  2.08 miles  






Creation:  Unknown - although there has been room on many official maps to show this, it never has. The July 1932 CTB Minutes assign 1.96 miles to the Industrial School for Boys in Maidens, VA. Some of the buildings at the facility look pretty old. Based on the number I presume this was designated in the 1938 timeframe, This is the 3rd VA 313.
Adjustments:  In March 1973 (CTB), VA 313 was extended east from original US 522 (SR 669) to the new US 522
Posting:  White rectangles at US 522 and SR 669.
Other Names: Beaumont Rd
Comment:  Newer roads at the facility have "end state maintenance" signs at them, so VA 313 is some of the interior roads but not all of them. The access road itself is narrow and substandard, although in 2006 it was resurfaced and perhaps widened a little.

Current VA 313
1946 Powhatan County
Previous VA 313's:

1928 ROUTE LOG
BEGIN VA 313: 0 - 0
US 1, VA 31: 5.5 - 5.5



1932 ROUTE LOG
US 60, VA 13: 0 - 0
Amherst-Nelson Line: 7.4 - 7.4
VA 18: 4.1 - 11.5
VA 18: 20 - 31.5

VA 313 #1:  Appeared March 1924 (CTB Minutes) as a new routing. Ran from VA 31 (curr SR 1625) near Centralia to Chesterfield.
VA 313 was renumbered as VA 410 in August 1928. Today it is VA 145.
VA 313 #2:  Appeared in August 1928 as a renumbering and expansion of original VA 182. Ran from VA 18 (current VA 151) Shady Lane towards Lowesville, then to VA 13 (curr SR 610-617 jct) east of Sandidges.
In Dec 1930 (CTB), VA 313's south end was rerouted to meet the new VA 13 (curr US 60) south of Henley's Store, leaving behind CR 118 (now SR 610).
In 1932, VA 313 was extended over what had been part of VA 18 to Claypool. VA 313 was also assigned to what had been VA 315 which ran from VA 18 Greenfield (curr VA 6) southwest to Brent Gap.
In July 1932 (CTB Minutes), the new piece of VA 313 was extended 7.68 more miles south, to where VA 313 from the south at Claypool was waiting.
VA 313 was renumbered as part of VA 151 in July 1933. Today it is SR 778 (except VA 313 used SR 665 and SR 694) and VA 151 (except VA 313 used parts of SRs 612, 613, and 627 in the Wintergreen-Nellysford areas).


VA 313 #1
1928 Official

VA 313 #2 VA 13 to VA 18 only
1929 Official

VA 313 #2 extended north
1932 Official

From:  Blacksburg (Montgomery County)
To:  Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg (Montgomery County)
Total Length:  10.04 miles






Creation:  Unknown. The earliest CTB Minutes reference I can find is Sept 1937. Virginia Tech was alloted 2.25 miles in the July 1932 CTB Minutes. This is the 5th VA 314.
Adjustment:  In Sept 1937 (CTB), 1.5 miles were added to the Virginia Tech grounds.
In Aug 1947 (CTB), the road from Main St (now US 460 Bus) to the Parade Grounds (0.25 miles) was added to VA 314.
Based on the 3/55 CTB, about 2 miles worth of roads at Virginia Tech were added to VA 314 between 1947-55.
In March 1955 (CTB), 0.479 miles of driveways were deleted, while a 0.285 mile road northwest to connect to SR 685 (now VA 412) was added to VA 314.
In July 1965 (CTB), 0.83 miles of VA 314 were abandoned while 3.22 new miles of roads at Virginia Tech were added to VA 314.
In March 1969 (CTB), a new 0.45 mile road was built between Duckpond Rd and the Smithfield Plantation House and became part of VA 314.
In Aug 1970 (CTB), 1.25 miles of new roads were added to VA 314, while 0.176 miles of existing VA 314 were abandoned.
In Nov 1971 (CTB), 0.369 miles of Southgate Drive, 0.089 miles of Kent St, 0.085 miles of College Ave, and 0.20 miles of Perry St were all removed from VA 314 as they were inside the corporate limits of Blacksburg.
Posting:  Fully posted at US 460 Bypass. VA 314 is posted up one side and down the other east of this jct.; also posted with a shield on SR 685 just west of US 460 Byp-VA 412 jct
Comment:  Every road in the confines of Virginia Tech. Some of these roads may still be unpaved...
Appeared on official maps since 1988.


Current VA 314
1943 Montgomery County

VA 314 expanded
1995 Montgomery County

VA 314 finally on state maps
1988 Official

Previous VA 314's:

1924 ROUTE LOG
VA 12, VA 31: 0 - 0
END VA 314: 4 - 4



1928 ROUTE LOG
US 1, VA 18: 0 - 0
END VA 314: 2 - 2



1932 ROUTE LOG
VA 18: 0 - 0
Buckingham-Nelson Line: 9.84 - 9.84
END VA 314: 9.75 - 19.59

VA 314 #1: Appeared November 1924 (CTB Minutes) as new routing. Ran from VA 12-31 (current US 1/US 58 Bus/VA 47) South Hill towards the northeast an unspecified distance.
It appears this was very short lived. The May 1925 CTB Minutes describe the road from Alberta southwest towards South Hill being christened as VA 31. Today this is part of US 1 but also used Pace Drive and VA 138/SR 638 towards Forksville.
VA 314 #2:  Appears in the October 1926 VDOT Route Log under the VA 327 entry which said that 327 was made 314, then part of VA 38.
Because 314 #1 was around until 5/25 and 314 #3 was created 4/26, this means 314 #2 was extremely short-lived and likely never posted this way. It became VA 38.
VA 314 was in two pieces. The southern piece began at VA 31 (now SR 607) Falmouth, and followed SR 1001, then US 17 corridor into Fauquier County except the following loops: SR 700; SR 750 at Berea; SR 746; SR 704; SR 705 Hartwood; SR 706; SR 813 Goldvein. There was a roughly 6.5 mile gap in Fauquier County, then VA 314 used the US 17 corridor to end at VA 32 (now US 15-29) Opal except for SR 718/634 Morrisville; SR 841; SR 839; SR 805/656 Bealeton; SR 837 Liberty.
VA 314 #3:  Appeared as new routing in April 1926 (CTB Minutes) as a spur from VA 31 (current US 1) to Mt. Vernon.
This was renumbered as VA 710 in 1929. Today it is the northern half of VA 235.
VA 314 #4:  Appeared in August 1928. Ran from VA 18 (curr US 29 Bus) Lovingston to Shipman, then Wingina. Up to Shipman was part of VA 18, the rest was new routing.
In July 1932 (CTB Minutes), VA 314 was extended east 10.87 miles towards Buckingham, ending at VA 306 (now SR 602).
VA 314 was renumbered as part of VA 56 in July 1933.
 
 
VA 314 #1
VA 314 #3 in 1928
1928 Official

VA 314 #4 in 1932
1932 Official
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, City of Richmond
Total Length:  0.39 miles






Creation:  Appeared in May 1946 (CTB) as a 0.32 mile loop off Grove Ave into Robert E. Lee Memorial Park in Richmond. This is the 4th VA 315.
Adjustments:  In March 1956 (CTB), the access was reconfigured to a 0.28 mile driveway and the original loop (which dated back to at least 1925 - Sanborn Fire Map) was removed from VA 315.
In May 1957 (CTB), VA 315 was extended east 0.094 miles to meet VA 161.
Posting:  Not at all
Comment:  I've only seen this on the VDOT City Atlas Book.
From 1885-1941 the park was the Confederate Soldier's Home. In addition to the Fine Arts Museum (opened 1936) the grounds also house the United Daughters of the Confederacy Memorial.
Google Maps Street View shows the driveway from Grove Ave is no longer a driveable road although it is a paved bike/walk path.
Previous VA 315's:

1928 ROUTE LOG
US 1, VA 31: 0 - 0
END VA 315: 2 - 2



1931 ROUTE LOG
VA 18: 0 - 0
END VA 315: 8.51 - 8.51



1942 ROUTE LOG
US 258: 0 - 0
VA 189: 1.5 - 1.5

VA 315 #1:  Appeared about 1927. Ran from VA 31 (curr US 1) Woodbridge to Occoquan. It had been part of VA 31 previously. Shown but not labeled on the 1928 Official. The scan is from a 1929 Gulf that erroneously left the 315 labeling.
This became part of VA 25 in 1929. Today it is SR 906.
VA 315 #2:  Appeared in August 1928 as a renumbering of VA 181, plus extending 2 additional miles. Ran from VA 18 Greenfield (curr VA 6) southwest to Brent Gap.
VA 315 was extended 4.51 more miles in Dec. 1930 (CTB Minutes).
VA 315 was renumbered as part of VA 313 in 1932. Today it is part of VA 151 (except VA 315 used parts of SRs 612, 613, and 627 in the Wintergreen-Nellysford areas).
VA 315 #3:  Appeared in 1938 as a new cutoff between US 158 (curr US 258) and VA 189 (curr SR 714) south of Franklin.
VA 315 became part of VA 189 in May 1943 (CTB Minutes).

VA 315 in 1928
1928 Gulf

VA 315 in 1931
1931 Official

VA 315 in 1941
1941-42 Official

 
 
From:  Tasley
To:  Bloxom
Total Length:  9.49 miles  




ROUTE LOG
US 13 Bus, VA 126: 0 - 0
VA 176: 5.81 - 5.81
VA 187: 3.68 - 9.49

Creation:  Appeared in July 1938 (CTB Minutes) as a newly numbered route. Ran from US 13 Tasley to VA 176 Parksley. This is the 3rd VA 316.
Adjustments:  In August 1941 (CTB Minutes), VA 316 north was approved to extend north 15 miles to the Maryland State Line. The route was extended immediately to VA 187 Bloxom at this time.
In March 1946 (CTB Minutes), citing the lack of an actual road running to Maryland, the 1941 extension was revised to be to just to Bloxom.
Improvements:  Paved since inception; no multilane segments
Posting:  Fully posted, and is one of the best posted eastern shore routes.
Multiplexes:  NONE
Legislative names:  NONE
Other names:  Bayside Dr. (Bloxom); Hopeton Rd (btw Bloxom-Parksley); Cossatt Ave (Parksley); Greenbush Rd. (below Parksley)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Posting:  Fully posted, and is one of the best posted eastern shore routes.
Comments:  The VDOT map continues to show this route incorrectly merging with VA 126. VA 316 did not replace any of the original VA 177, which crossed 316 and ran west of it to Parksley (SR 763).  There is original concrete still down between US 13 Bus/VA 126 and VA 176, which is surprisingly in fairly good condition.

VA 316 in 1940


VA 316 in 1944


1944 Official
Previous VA 316's:

1928 ROUTE LOG
US 1, VA 31: 0 - 0
END VA 316: 2 - 2



1932 ROUTE LOG
US 15, VA 32: 0 - 0
Albermarle-Buckingham Line: 23.15 - 23.15
VA 19: 0.25 - 23.40

VA 316 #1:  Mentioned in 1928 CTB Minutes, running from US 1/VA 31 Chester east to 4.5 miles short of Hopewell Bridge.
VA 316 was renumbered as part of VA 407 in August 1928. Today it is part of VA 10. I have never seen a map showing this.
VA 316 #2:  Appeared in August 1928 as a newly numbered route. Ran from US 15/VA 32 Dillwyn north 14.75 miles near Centenary.
In Dec. 1930 (CTB Minutes), VA 316 was extended north 8.4 miles to VA 19 (curr VA 6) Scottsville. This makes VA 316 one of just a couple 3-digit routes to cross a district line.
VA 316 was renumbered as part of VA 20 in July 1933.
VA 20 has been straightened out considerably. VA 316 used xx.


VA 316 in 1932


1932 Official
From:  City of Staunton
To:  Staunton Correctional Facility
Total Length:  0.26 miles  






Creation:  Showed up around 2010 as a renumbering of part of VA 333. This is the 3rd VA 317.
Adjustments:  None
Posting:  None
Comment:  This is a puzzler. The Staunton Correctional Facility closed several years ago. This road leads to a condo development. And if it somehow rated remaining in the primary system, why not still part of VA 333?
Explicitly shown in the VDOT traffic logs and also the on-line Interactive map.
VA 317
VDOT on-line map
Previous VA 317's:

1932 ROUTE LOG
US 29, VA 18: 0 - 0
END VA 317: 7.64 - 7.64



2001 ROUTE LOG
VA 20: 0 - 0
END VA 317: 1.52 - 1.52

VA 317 #1:  Created December 1930 (CTB minutes) as a newly numbered route. Ran from VA 18 (curr US 29) Madison Heights west towards Elon.
In July 1932 (CTB Minutes), VA 317 was extended west 3.75 miles to end at the current SR 635-647 jct at Pedlar Mills.
VA 317 was renumbered as VA 130 in July 1933.
VA 130 has been straightended out, thus VA 317 used SR 705 loop; SR 618 Agricola; SR 635


VA 311 in 1931
1931 Official

VA 317 #2:  Served 1.52 miles of roads within the Blue Ridge Sanatorium in Charlottesville. Connected directly to VA 20 just south of I-64. This was posted in a white rectangle as "RT 317". The earliest reference I could find for this route in the CTB minutes (VA 317 never appeared on VDOT official state maps) was 1946, although the hospital was assigned 0.60 miles in the July 1932 CTB Minutes.
In May 1946 (CTB), 0.40 miles were added to VA 317 to connect to the main infirmary.
In March 1950 (CTB), VA 317 was adjusted in a non-specific manner which I believe resulted in a small net loss in mileage.
In Oct 1953 (CTB), the stone driveway from the entrance to the nurses' home (0.32 miles) was added to VA 317.
In Jan 1971 (CTB), VA 317 was reconfigured to accomodate the I-64/VA 20 interchange. The east access to then-VA 53 was removed, while the west access was extended over VA 20 to the rerouted VA 20.
VA 317 was decommissioned in April 2002.

VA 317 (1946 Albemarle COunty)
VA 317 (1946-53)
1946 Albemarle County
VA 53 (1958 Albemarle COunty)
VA 317 prior to I-64 interchange
1958 Albemarle County
VA 53 (1981 Albemarle COunty)
VA 317 after I-64 interchange
1981 Albemarle COunty

From:  9th St. City of Richmond
To:  State Capitol
Total Length:  0.32 miles  






Creation:  No mention in the CTB that I can find. I know of no other modern VA 318, so this could go back to the late 1930s. This is the 2nd VA 318.
Adjustments:  None
Posting:  None
Comment:  You can't even drive on this road unless you have the right pass. Driveway from 9th St. into the state complex. Shown on the late Gousha map of Richmond and VDOT city atlas only. I drove this by heading north on 9th street and turning right into the driveway. I said I made a wrong turn, and the guard had me drive the circle driveway to turn around to leave. Of course, that was in 1996. I'm not sure that would work in today's climate.


Current VA 318
1975 Henrico County

Previous VA 318's:

1932 ROUTE LOG
US 501, VA 20: 0 - 0
US 60, VA 10: 11.5 - 11.5

VA 318 #1:  A newly numbered route created in December 1930 (CTB Minutes). Ran from US 501 (curr US 360) Green Bay 5.53 miles towards US 60 (curr US 460) east of Farmville.
In July 1932 (CTB Minutes), VA 318 was extended to US 60 (current US 460).
VA 318 was renumbered as VA 135 in July 1933. Today this is SR 696.


VA 318 in 1931
1931 Official

From:  Petersburg (Dinwiddie County)
To:  Petersburg (Dinwiddie County)
Total Length:  5.03 miles  






Creation:  The earliest explicit VA 319 reference was the Oct 1938 CTB. The July 1932 CTB Minutes assigned 2.68 miles to the Central State Hospital outside Petersburg, VA. This is the 2nd VA 319.
Adjustments:  In Oct 1953 (CTB), 5 new roads totaling 1.56 miles were added to VA 319, while one 0.11 mile road was removed from VA 319.
In Oct 1957 (CTB), new driveways plus a new entrance to US 1 just north of I-85 were added to VA 319 (0.52 miles total).
In May 1958 (CTB), a 0.40 mile segment of VA 319 "leading from a point on Route 1 opposite the main entrance northwest..." was removed from VA 319. This was evidently never shown on even the county maps. Today this segment is part of VA 357.
In March 1970 (CTB), 10 streets totaling 1.84 niles were added to VA 319, while two streets totaling 0.26 miles were removed from VA 319.
A short stub of VA 319 existed off US 1 south of VA 142. When the Richmond-Petersburg Tpk was built, VA 142 was rerouted a little south, bisecting this very short road which was eventually dropped from the system. It looks like this is now the access from VA 142 to the Wal-Mart warehouse.
Posting:  Shield reassurance marker at VA 142 and both US 1 entrances; also identified at I-85 US 460 overpass
Mapmikey drove through here in April 2005 from US 1 to VA 142. There are a ton of 319 rectangle markers at internal intersections with in the facility. They were all new (did I miss a pile of cutouts?). This is the most heavily posted state facility I have seen.
Comment:  Official maps in the 1950s show but don't label VA 319.

VA 319 (1940 Dinwiddie County)
Current VA 319
Note the wayward piece south of VA 142
1940 Dinwiddie County

General area of VA 319 in 1952
1952 Official

Previous VA 319's:

1932 ROUTE LOG
VA 10: 0 - 0
Campbell-Bedford Line: 0.25 - 0.25
US 29, VA 14: 3.75 - 4
VA 10, VA 18: 3.95 - 7.95

VA 319 #1:  Appeared as a newly numbered route in December 1930 (CTB Minutes). Ran from VA 10-18 (current US 460 Bus, US 501 Bus) east of Lynchburg southwest 7 miles to past VA 14 (current VA 163).
In July 1932 (CTB Minutes), VA 319 was extended west the remaining 0.95 miles to VA 10 (current US 221) near Forest, another rarity of a 3-digit line crossing a district line.
VA 319 was renumbered as part of VA 128 in July 1933. Today this is mostly Graves Mill Rd.

VA 319 in 1932
1932 Official

 
From:  Catawba (Roanoke County)
To:  Catawba (Roanoke County)
Total Length:  1.75 miles  






Creation:  Appeared as a renumbering of VA 123 in 1941. Ran as it does today. This is the 2nd VA 320.
Adjustments:  In March 1952 (CTB), VA 320 was extended west to SR 698.
Posting:  Fully posted at SR 779; white rectangle at SR 698.
Comment:  Serves Catawba State Hospital; This has had 4 different state route numbers back to at least 1923.

VA 320 in 1941
1941-42 Official
Previous VA 320's:

1932 ROUTE LOG
US 29, VA 14: 0 - 0
END VA 320: 9.50 - 9.50

VA 320 #1:  Appeared as a new route in December 1930 (CTB Minutes). Was a spur 3.37 miles west off US 170 (curr US 29 Bus) Alta Vista.
In July 1932 (CTB Minutes), VA 320 was extended west to Leesville.
VA 320 became part of VA 43 in July 1933.

VA 320 in 1931
1931 Official

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