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Photo: VA 337 ALT posting along Brambleton Ave WB at Church St (1950s photo courtesy Norfolk State University, Norfolk VA)
US 58 Bus: 0 - 0
US 13 Bus, VA 10, VA 32 Bus: 1.13 - 1.13
US 13 Bus, US 58 Bus, US 460 Bus: 2.87 - 4.00
VA 125: 6.44 - 10.44
Chesapeake-Suffolk Line: 2.52 - 12.96
VA 191: 0.72 - 13.68
I-664 (exit 11): 0.68 - 14.36
Portsmouth-Chesapeake Line: 2.0 - 16.36
VA 239: 2.11 - 18.47
US 58, US 460 ALT WB: 0.23 - 18.70
VA 337 ALT: 0.10 - 18.80
I-264 (exit 4), US 460 ALT EB: 0.15 - 18.95
US 17: 1.45 - 20.40
VA 141: 1.11 - 21.51
VA 239: 0.72 - 22.23
Chesapeake-Portsmouth Line: 0.55 - 22.78
I-464 (exit 4): 0.50 - 23.28
US 460, VA 166: 0.56 - 23.84
Norfolk-Chesapeake Line: 0.74 - 24.58
I-464 SB (exit 5): 0.81 - 25.39
I-264 WB (exit 8), I-464 END (exit 6), US 460 ALT WB: 0.25 - 25.64
US 460 ALT EB, VA 337 ALT: 0.25 - 25.89
I-264 EB (exit 10): 0.22 - 26.11
US 460 WB, VA 168: 0.80 - 26.91
US 460 EB: 0.10 - 27.01
US 460 ALT: 0.31 - 27.32
US 58 EB, VA 337 ALT: 0.20 - 27.52
US 58 WB, VA 337 ALT: 1.38 - 28.90
VA 247: 1.12 - 30.02
VA 165: 2.78 - 32.80
VA 406: 0.18 - 32.98
I-564: 2.85 - 35.83
Creation: The earliest explicit reference to VA 337 is the April
1939 CTB Minutes referencing a Hampton Blvd railroad underpass. The first
official map to show the 337 number was the 1944 issue, although it does appear in the 1940 Norfolk County map. The
initial routing of VA 337 was given state mileage in August 1932 CTB without
number as 6.5 miles within the city of Norfolk. It ran from VA 170
(current US 460) Granby St west along 21st St to Hampton, then north to
the 98th St ferry (now within Norfolk Naval Base) which connected to Newport News. There is no indication that VA 337 ever continued across the ferry.
VA 337 from Downtown Norfolk out to Norfolk Naval Base using Hampton
Blvd. was not numbered immediately before, though it was once part of
US 17 before 1931.
Adjustments:In 1942, VA 337 was extended south with VA 170 Granby to central Norfolk, then east with US 58 ALT Princess Anne Rd, then replaced US 460 south on Park Ave and southeast on Brambleton/Campostella and Poindexter through South Norfolk, across the Jordan Bridge to Portsmouth, Chesapeake and Suffolk. VA 337 west ended at today's VA 10-32 which still carried US 58 then.
US 460 Portsmouth to Suffolk
VA 337 Portsmouth to Suffolk
In Nov 1943 (CTB), VA 337 north was truncated at the end of Hampton Ave. 98th St became part of VA 165 (now unnumbered). It also appears that VA 337 was also rerouted in Norfolk at this time to stay on Granby south with VA 170, south on Bank, then east with US 58 along City Hall Ave then south across the Elizabeth River on the now-removed Main St bridge to Liberty St south to previous VA 337 along Poindexter. The old route along Princess Anne Rd became US 58 ALT and Park Ave became part of US 58. Brambleton around to South Norfolk remained part of US 460.
In March 1953 (CTB), VA 337 west was extended from VA 10-32 over old US 58 to its current end with US 58 Bus.
Also in March 1953 (CTB), VA 337 was rerouted in South Norfolk to follow Liberty St north past Main St, then north on State St, then across the new Berkley Bridge into Norfolk, then west on City Hall Ave, then north on Bank St. The old routing across the river via Main St became secondary save for a little US 58 on the Norfolk side.
In May 1953 (CTB), VA 337 in South Norfolk was routed onto Bainbridge Ave, instead of Liberty St. The Bainbridge route had been VA 337 ALT.
In Nov 1957 (CTB), VA 337 was rerouted off Granby and instead left 21st on Monticello Ave to Virginia Beach Blvd then south on Tidewater Dr and west on City Hall Ave to meet the Berkley Bridge. South of the bridge, VA 337 south was put on Walnut St (destroyed by I-464) to get from the bridge to Liberty St. VA 337 then used Liberty-Main-Bainbridge south to Poindexter.
In Nov 1962 (CTB), VA 337 was rerouted in Norfolk to its current use of Brambleton Ave to Hampton Blvd, replacing VA 599. Until then, VA 337 used 21st St to get to Hampton Blvd.
In Jan 1979 (CTB), VA 337 was extended east from Hampton Blvd to the terminus of I-564, replacing a piece of VA 170.
Around 1991, VA 337 was moved onto I-464's northernmost quarter-mile.
Improvements: Paved since inception; The first official map to show any VA 337 multilaning was the 1955, on its Granby St piece.
In 1956, Hampton Blvd was multilaned.
In 1957, Portsmouth Blvd was multilaned from US 58 east to Elm St.
VA 337 was multilaned on Brambleton Ave when it opened in late 1962 or so, as well as its crossing into South Norfolk.
VA 337 is shown as multilane west of US 58 out to nearly Western Branch in 1966.
VA 337 was multilaned when it took over the short piece of VA 170 at the Norfolk Naval Base.
VA 337 was multilaned past the Western Branch in 1985 or 1986.
VA 337 was multilaned out to VA 191 in 1992.
Posting: Fully posted; posting is poor in South Norfolk near I-464 and postings have been removed off I-264 including BGSs for Tidewater Drive.
Cutouts existed in Suffolk until 2004.
VA 337 is erroneously posted as VA 170 still from Bellinger Blvd on Norfolk Naval Air Station; Error US 337 shield found in South Norfolk in 2008 (gone by 2012); error US 337 shields at Alexanders Corner installed since 2012.
Multiplexes: US 460 ALT (0.25 mi)
I-464 (0.25 mi)
I-264, US 460 ALT (0.25 mi)
I-264 (0.22 mi)
US 460 (0.10 mi)
US 58 (1.38 mi)
Legislative names: NONE
Other names: Washington St. (inner Suffolk); Nanesmond Pkwy (remainder of Suffolk); Portsmouth Blvd (Suffolk line to Elm Ave Portsmouth); Elm Ave. (Portsmouth Blvd to Jordan Bridge); Poindexter St. (Jordan Bridge to US 460/VA 166); Bainbridge Blvd/Main St/Liberty St/State St (US 460 to I-464); Tidewater Dr (I-264 to VA 168); Brambleton Ave. (VA 168 to US 58 WB); Hampton Blvd. (US 58 to Norfolk Naval Base); Admiral Taussig Blvd (Hampton Blvd to I-564)
Scenic Byway: No segments
Comment: Takes a convoluted route through the Hampton Roads area. Runs over the Berkley Bridge with I-264 and Alt. US 460, and also includes the new toll Jordan Bridge over the south branch of the Elizabeth River.
|Previous VA 337's:
1928 ROUTE LOG
US 311, VA 33: 0 - 0
NC STATE LINE: 5.5 - 5.5
VA 337 #1: Appeared January 1925 as an upgrade to CR 7. Ran from
VA 33 (curr US 220 Bus) Ridgeway to then-NC 709. In August 1928 this
became VA 201.
Today it is a tiny part of VA 87 which has been rebuilt. VA 337 followed today's SRs 750 and 835.
US 460 ALT, VA 337: 0 - 0
US 17: 1.05 - 1.05
US 58 WB, VA 141: 1.24 - 2.29
|Previous VA 337 ALT's:||
VA 337 ALT #1: Created in April 1947 (CTB Minutes) as a posted route not officially in the primary system. Was a loop off VA 337 in South Norfolk, using Bainbridge Ave and South Main St.
In Feb 1951 (CTB), VA 337 ALT was "extended" north across the Berkley Bridge during the construction phase.
In March 1953 (CTB), the VA 337 ALT designation over the Berkley Bridge was changed to mainline VA 337.
In May 1953 (CTB), VA 337 was rerouted to replace the rest of VA 337 ALT.
It appears on 1952 and 1953 official maps.
VA 337 ALT #2: Created in May 1953 (CTB). Began at VA 337 Bainbridge Ave in South Norfolk and followed US 460 Poindexter east, then northwest with US 460/VA 170 along Campostella/Brambleton to end at VA 337 Bank St.
It appears that this went away with the Nov 1957 rerouting of VA 337 in Norfolk, although it appears on the 1958 Norfolk County map.
VA 337 ALT #5?: A. Froehlig reports a VA 337 ALT sign exists on US 460/VA 166 EB at the VA 246 intersection (Librty St.) Another posting exists on the US 460-VA 166 turn from Liberty NB onto Wilson NB. No postings seem to exist anywhere else. I saw this in 1991, but thought it was somewhere slightly different when I first wrote about it in this site.
I-264 (exit 9), US 460 ALT, VA 337: 0 - 0
US 58, VA 337: 1.49 - 1.49
Creation: Created Dec 1980 (CTB) and first appears on Official maps in 1988 when the Downtown Norfolk inset was first included. This is the 4th VA 337 ALT. VA 337 ALT was originally on split alignments from Brambleton, with SB using Duke St and NB using Boush St.
In the early 2000s, Boush St was reconstructed Boush St as a 2-way, 4-lane divided street all the way to Brambleton Ave. VA 337 SB was removed from Duke St beginning with the 2011 VDOT Traffic Log. However Official maps through at least 2014 do not show this change.
Comments: Boush St. and Waterside Dr. in downtown Norfolk. Curiously, the Norfolk route effectively "overlaps" the Portsmouth route.
Starting with the 2012 Official the route is erroneously labeled as VA 334 ALT.
Page last modified 5 March 2015