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VA 353 cutout
Photo: VA 353 cutout on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University in the early 1970s (photo by David McGrann)
From: near Appomattox (Appomattox County)
To: Virginia State Police Area Headquarters
Total Length: 0.20 miles  
ROUTE LOG
Creation: Appeared about 1940 as new primary routing, consisting of a single driveway about 0.06 miles long. This is the 2nd VA 341.
Adjustments: In Aug 1956 (CTB), a new building was erected at the HQ and a driveway looped from SR 613 around it was added as 0.144 more miles
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Posted:  Posted with 1 shield in each direction on SR 613.
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  3rd Division Loop
Scenic Byway:  None
Comment: One of the VA 341 shields is visible from US 460/VA 24 which runs very close by to the south.
VA 341 appeared on Officials from July 1940 through 1954.
VA 341 (1941-42 Official)
Current VA 341
1941-42 Official
Previous VA 341's:

1928 ROUTE LOG
US 13, VA 34: 0 - 0
CR 8: 2.6 - 2.6
VA 341 #1: Appeared in March 1923 (CTB) as new primary routing running from Parksley east to VA 34 (now US 13).
In August 1928, VA 341 was renumbered as VA 521. Today it is VA 176.
The 1923 Official erroneously shows VA 341 extending west to today's SR 658.
VA 341 (1924 Official)
VA 341 and VA 342 #1
1924 Official
From: near Brandy Station (Culpeper County)
To: Virginia State Police Area Headquarters
Total Length: 0.16 miles  
ROUTE LOG
Creation: Appeared around 1940 as new primary routing, running as it does today. This is the 2nd VA 342.
Adjustments: None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Posted:  White rectangles at SR 762
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  State Police Rd
Scenic Byway:  None
Comment: VA 342's south end was US 15-29 for many years.
VA 342 appeared on official maps only from July 1940 to July 1941
VA 342 (1941-42 Official)
VA 342
1941-42 Official

VA 342 (1995 Culpeper County)
VA 342 detail
1995 Culpeper County

Previous VA 341's:

1928 ROUTE LOG
US 13, VA 34: 0 - 0
END VA 342: 3 - 3
VA 342 #1: Appeared in March 1923 (CTB) as new primary routing running from VA 34 (now US 13 Bus) Tasley west to the Onancock waterfront. See scan under VA 341 #1
In August 1928, VA 342 was renumbered as VA 522. Today it is all of VA 126 and the westernmost mile of VA 179.
Commercial maps in the 1920s had VA 342 run to Cashville or run all the way to Pungoteague. All VDOT maps show Tasley to Onancock only.
Seashore (First Landing) State Park, City of Virginia Beach
Total Length:  6.99 miles  
ROUTE LOG
Creation: Created in July 1940 (CTB) when Park routes R-1, R-2, R-3, and R-5 in Seashore State Park (opened in 1936) were taken into the primary system, a total of 2.727 miles. The segments are essentially the road from the oceanfront campground across US 60 to the park entrance; the 64th St road to Broad Bay - note this segment has never connected to US 60. 64th St between the gate and US 60 was SR 1264. This is the 2nd VA 343.
Adjustments: In June 1963 (CTB), 6.47 miles of road within the park that had been maintained by the no-longer-existent Princess Anne County as (unpaved) SR 755 was taken into the primary system. Only the 1969 and 1970 Officials show the road traversing the park.
In Aug 1967 (CTB), 1.72 miles of roads in the camping area were added to VA 343.

VA 343 (1958 Princess Anne County)
VA 343 not touching US 60 via 64th St
1958 Princess Anne County
SR 755 (1958 Princess Anne County)
SR 755 traversing park
1958 Princess Anne County
VA 343 (1969 City of Virginia Beach)
VA 343 traversing park
1969 City of Virginia Beach

At some point, much of the SR 755 addition was turned into the Cape Henry Hiking Trail (now 6.1 miles) that traverses the park, reducing VA 343 to the current 6.99 miles.
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Posted:  The northern (original) segments west of Fort Story are posted with shields in each direction on US 60. The 64th St section had no postings in 1991 or 2008.
In 1991 VA 343 was posted in circles on US 60 and later were replaced by ovals. Last time I was there the shields were correct.
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  None
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment: Seashore State Park's name officially changed to First Landing State Park in 1997.
VA 343 is implied on maps starting in 1938 and explicitly since 1944.

VA 343 (1944 Official)
VA 343 initial routing
1944 Official
VA 343 (1969 Official)
VA 343 traverses park
1969 Official

Previous VA 343's:

1928 ROUTE LOG
US 13, VA 34: 0 - 0
END VA 343: 0.4 - 0.4
VA 343 #1: Appeared in June 1926 (CTB) as new primary routing running 0.4 miles east from VA 34 (now US 13 Bus) Eastville to Eastville Station at the railroad tracks.
In August 1928, VA 343 was renumbered as VA 524. Today it is SR T631.
The 1927 Official erroneously labels this as VA 341. The 1926 and 1928 Officials label it 343.
VA 343 (1926 Official)
VA 343 #1
1926 Official
From:  near Scottsburg (Halifax County)
To:  Staunton River State Park
Total Length:  12.38 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 360, VA 360: 0 - 0
END VA 344: 12.38 - 12.38
Creation:  Created in July 1940 (CTB) when Park route R-1 and access to the concession area in Staunton River State Park (opened in 1936) were taken into the primary system, a total of 2.17 miles. This is the only VA 344.
Adjustments:  In April 1951 (CTB), VA 344 was extended out of the park over SR 725 west through Scottsburg to its current ending at US 360.
Improvements:  Paved upon designation; no multilane segments
Posting:  Fully posted; a circle 344 shield was present in Dryburg on SR 716 SB at VA 344 in 2009.
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Scottsburg Rd (west of Scottsburg); McDonald Rd (east of Scottsburg).
Scenic Byway:  None
Comment:  I believe this is the only state facility 3xx-series route that was promoted to a real state highway. Note that some of the state park roads are SR 782.
At its west end is a sign saying that VA 344 ends in 12 miles and that there is no crossing of the Staunton River - I always found this odd because I didn't have any maps that show there was ever a crossing. However, the 1932 Halifax County map shows "Logans Ferry (abandoned)" at the location of the park that went to Mecklenburg County.

VA 344 (1941-42 Official)
VA 344 initial routing
1941-42 Official
VA 344 (1952 Official)
VA 344 extended west
1952 Official

From:  near Petersburg (Dinwiddie County)
To:  Richard Bland College (Prince George County)
Total Length:  0.49 miles  
ROUTE LOG
SR 608-677: 0 - 0
Prince George-Dinwiddie Line: 0.08 - 0.08
END VA 345: 0.41 - 0.41
Creation:  Created in Aug 1941 (CTB), serving The Petersburg State Colony for the Negro Insane which opened as part of Central State Hospital along the Prince George-Dinwiddie line in 1938. This is the 2nd VA 345.
Adjustments:  The Oct 1954 (CTB) takes into the primary system 2.645 miles of newly constructed driveways in the Elko Tract in Henrico County which was being developed for the Petersburg Training School and Hospital to be relocated from what is now the Richard Bland College site. Most of these roads are located in the area north of Portugee Rd and south/west of Technology Blvd.
The development of the Elko Tract for the Training School was beset by budget problems and local opposition and the site eventually moved to its current location where VA 357 is today. I can find no CTB references to remove this from the system. I had thought it was a new VA 359 based on what 35x numbers were already in place at the time. However, a 2010 news story in Richmond (linked below) shows pictures of these streets including a route sign - a VA 345 cutout. So the Elko Tract portion taken into the primary system by the state was a very separate piece of VA 345 - I'm guessing the initial thought would be that the original site would close down and 345 would just be out at the Elko Tract.
One of the articles linked below says that the Training School gave up on Elko Site per the Governor's direction in March 1956, while the linked news story from 2010 notes there was vocal local opposition.
The entire 2.6 miles of VA 345 was renumbered as VA 380 between 1970-75.

VA 345
VA 345 still present in 1969
1969 Henrico County Map
VA 380
VA 380 by 1975
1975 Henrico County Map
VA 345 (1958 Prince George County)
Current VA 345
1958 Prince George County

In 1959 the Training School moved to its current location and Richard Bland College took over the property in 1960.

What is/was the Elko Tract?
The Elko Tract was originally used as a "Lost City" during World War 2 to protect either the City of Richmond itself or at least Byrd Airport. Two articles discuss the Elko Tract and its mysteries here - 1994 and 2002. The 2010 WTVR report on the Elko Tract is here.
Improvements:  Fully paved upon inception; no multilane segments.
Posted:  White rectangle at SR 608-677
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  None
Scenic Byway:  None
Comment:  VA 345 is a rare 3xx facility route to cross a county line and in the 50s encompassed a third county (Henrico).
VA 345 does not appear on official state maps.
The 1968 Historic Aerial of the Elko Tract shows the roads of VA 345 pretty well (the water tower which remains standing today is the white dot to the right of the semi-circle off the NE branch). If you zoom in to the 1:600 ft level or so you can see a well defined VA 345. The current Google Earth view shows the roads are harder to discern, but zooming in one can still find the water tower very close to Technology Blvd.
VA 345 Cutout
VA 345 posted on the Elko Tract
screen shot from a 2010 WTVR report on Elko Tract

Previous VA 345's:

1942 ROUTE LOG
SR 629: 0 - 0
SR 629: 3 - 3
VA 345 #1: Although it is not listed among the state parks in the July 1940 CTB that received primary status, I believe VA 345 #1 was created July 1940 as an upgrade of SR 629 through Douthat Park near Clifton Forge.
There is also no CTB reference to decommission VA 345 back to SR 629, which happened by August 1941.
VA 345 appears on official maps from July 1940 through 1941-42.
My hunch is that perhaps it had been proposed that Douthat State Park, which opened in 1936, received mileage and was put on maps but maybe something happened to prevent it from actually being designated.
VA 345 (1941-42 Official)
VA 345 #1
1941-42 Official
From:  Patrick County
To:  Fairy Stone State Park
Total Length:  3.86 miles  
ROUTE LOG
VA 57: 0 - 0
END VA 346: 3.86 - 3.86
Creation:  Created in July 1940 (CTB) when Park route R-1 in Fairy Stone State Park (opened in 1936) were taken into the primary system, a total of 3.83 miles. Initially the route began near the Henry County line and headed northwest from VA 57 (whose west endpoint was at this new VA 346) to Fairy Stone State Park and ending at SR 623. This is the only VA 346.
Adjustments:  In Feb 1964 (CTB), VA 346 west was extended to meet VA 57 (now SR 838) west of the park (replacing SR 623). The original east end was truncated to SR 822 with the old route to VA 57 becoming more SR 822.
In Oct 1964 (CTB), VA 346's west end was shifted to its current endpoint, leaving behind SR 839.
It is unclear when VA 346 through the east side of the park was closed to vehicle traffic. VA 346 is shown as the western piece only beginning with the 1966 Official.

VA 346 (1941-42 Official)
VA 346 initial routing
1941-42 Official
VA 346 (1965 Official)
VA 346 extended to west of park
1965 Official
VA 346 (1966 Official)
VA 346 no longer through park
1966 Official

In Oct 1974 (CTB), VA 346 was removed from an old loop just north of SR 623.
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Posted:  Fully posted at VA 57; white rectangle at SR 623.
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Fairystone Lake Dr
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  The official mileage of VA 346 still includes the closed section east to SR 822. Some roads within the park are SR 754.
VA 346 appears on officials since July 1940.

VA 346 (1946 Patrick County)
VA 346 initial routing more detailed
1946 Patrick County
VA 346 (1975 Patrick County)
VA 346 closed on eastern end
1975 Patrick County

From:  Baynesville (Westmoreland County)
To:  Westmoreland State Park
Total Length:  2.98 miles  
ROUTE LOG
VA 3: 0 - 0
END VA 347: 2.98 - 2.98
Creation:  VA 347 was created in July 1940 (CTB) when Park route R-1 in Westmoreland State Park (opened in 1936) were taken into the primary system, a total of 2.48 miles. This is the only VA 347.
Adjustments:  In Aug 1947 (CTB), the road leading to the bath house was added to VA 347.
Improvements:  paved since 1951; There are divided sections but only 1 travel lane in each direction.
Posted:  Fully posted in shields at VA 3. No internal postings.
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  State Park Rd
Scenic Byway:  Entire route, since 8/15/02
Comment:  VA 347 appears on officials since July 1940.
Although there is an unpaved SR 669 Old Park Rd that crosses VA 347, this was never part of VA 347 even in its pre-paved days.

VA 347 (1946 Westmoreland County)
VA 347 initial routing not using SR 669
1946 Westmoreland County
VA 347 (1951 Westmoreland County)
VA 347 paved and split
1951 Westmoreland County

VA 347's descent to the Potomac River is as twisty as a mountain descent!
Some roads within the park are SR 686.

VA 347 (1940 Official)
VA 347
1940 Official
From:  near Marion (Smyth County)
To:  Hungry Mother State Park
Total Length:  0.6 miles  
ROUTE LOG
VA 16: 0 - 0
SR 703: 0.6 - 0.6
Creation:  VA 348 was created in July 1940 (CTB) when Park route R-1 in Hungry Mother State Park (opened in 1936) were taken into the primary system, a total of 0.625 miles. This is the only VA 348.
Adjustments:  None
Improvements:  paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Posted:  Fully posted with shields at VA 16. A single cutout at the SR 703 end as of 2008.
In the early 90s a plethora of cutouts still existed.
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Hungry Mother Dr
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  VA 348 appears on all officials since July 1940.
Hungry Mother State Park is gorgeous in the fall.
VA 348 (1940 Official)
VA 348
1940 Official

VA 348 (1946 Smyth County)
VA 348 in detail
1946 Smyth County

From:  Halifax (Halifax County)
To:  Halifax (Halifax County)
Total Length:  0.12 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 501: 0 - 0
VA 360: 0.12 - 0.12
Creation:  VA 349 was created in late 1940 as new primary routing, running as it does today. This is the only VA 349.
Adjustments:  None
Improvements:  paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Posted: posted with a reassurance shield at each end. No postings along US 501 or VA 360.
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  Edmunds Blvd, entire route (since 3-9-42)
Other names:  None
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  This is the shortest non-Y route that connects two other primary routes.
As short as this is, it actually appears on the Jan and Jul 1941 official maps, but none since.
This route has zero purpose, it just runs behind the municipal building in Halifax.
Nick Britton reported in Dec. 2004 that the route has been blocked off on both ends the last 2 times he drove past. The last couple times in the late 2000s that I happened by the road was open.
VA 349 (1941-42 official)
VA 349
1941-42 official
From:  City of Virginia Beach
To:  Tidewater Community College
Total Length:  0.78 miles  
ROUTE LOG
VA 165: 0 - 0
END VA 350: 0.78 - 0.78
Creation:  The Virginia Beach campus of Tidewater Community College opened in fall 1974. This is the 2nd VA 350.
Adjustments:  None
Improvements:  paved upon inception; 1/4 mile leaving VA 165 has been multilane back to at least 1991.
Posted: Not posted although VA 165 is posted from VA 350.
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Campus Dr
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  VA 350 does not appear on official maps even thugh there is room. It does appear in DeLorme Atlases.
VA 350
VA 350
1995 City of Virginia Beach
Previous VA 350's:

1955 ROUTE LOG
US 1: 0 - 0
VA 236: 11 - 11
VA 7: 3 - 14
VA 120: 1 - 15
VA 244: 1 - 16
US 1: 1 - 17
VA 350 #1: First designated in March 1942 (CTB) as a 17-mile multilane Ft. Belvoir Bypass to be constructed and named for the recently departed Henry G. Shirley. The earliest explicit reference calling the highway VA 350 is in the Oct 1944 CTB in a discussion about whether to allow filling stations along the route. The 1944 Official shows the highway as proposed but not numbered in the Alexandria inset.
The 1946 Official map shows VA 350 open from VA 7 north to VA 244 (now VA 27). A picture I found in the 1949 VDOT publication on the Richmond-Petersburg Transportation Study can be found here.
The 1947 Official implies VA 350 was extended northeast back to US 1 along what is now I-395.
The 1949 Official shows VA 350 open down to VA 236 Lincolnia.
The 1950 Official shows VA 350 fully open down to US 1 north of Woodbridge.
In Dec 1964 (CTB), VA 350 from VA 7 north to US 1 was renumbered as part of I-95. I didn't find any other explicit references renumbering 350 as I-95 (north of I-495 is now I-395).
The last official map to show VA 350 was the 1965 issue.
Scott Kozel has a thoroughly researched article on the Shirley Highway with tons of information - link.
The Historic Aerials site has a 1949 view of much of the Shirley Highway - link.
VA 350 is shown on the covers of official maps 1950-53.

VA 350 (1946 Official)
VA 350 initial opening
1946 Official
VA 350 (1947 Official)
VA 350 extended to US 1
1947 Official
VA 350 (1949 Official)
VA 350 extended to VA 236
1949 Official
VA 350 (1950 Official)
VA 350 extended to Woodbridge
1950 Official

From:  City of Newport News
To:  Buckroe Beach (City of Hampton)
Total Length:  0.94 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 60: 0 - 0
Hampton-Newport News Line: 1.51 - 1.51
VA 415: 3.05 - 4.54
VA 134: 0.87 - 5.41
US 258: 1.41 - 6.82
VA 169 WB: 1.30 - 8.12
VA 169 EB: 0.60 - 8.72
END VA 351: 0.07 - 8.79
Creation:  VA 351 was created In June 1944 (based on an item in the Jan 1945 CTB), as a renumbering of part of VA 168, plus new primary routing west of Jefferson to US 60, plus Pembroke between La Salle and King was new primary routing. It ran more or less the way it does now. This is the 3rd VA 351.
Adjustments:  About 1975, VA 351 was extended west to the newly created US 60 EB routing along Huntington Ave
Although the 2009 traffic log still has VA 351 ending a block east of VA 169 Mallory, a VA 351 END shield was moved to Mallory between 2003-2009.
Improvements:  paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Posted:  Fully posted
Multiplexes:  VA 169 (0.60 mi)
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  39th Ave (Newport News); Pembroke Ave (Hampton)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Truck route: A VA 351 TRUCK used to be signed in Hampton, following King St, Settlers Landing Rd, and Woodland Rd, presumably to keep trucks off the Pembroke Ave bridge over Hampton Creek. As of July 2005, only the trailblazer on US 258 SB remains of this TRUCK route.
Comment:  VA 351 does not connect directly to US 60 WB split, VA 143 or I-664. It is also blown off completely by I-64.
VA 351 (1946 Official)
Current VA 351
1946 Official
Previous VA 351's:

1928 ROUTE LOG
BEGIN VA 351: 0 - 0
VA 35 NB: 6 - 6
VA 35 SB: 6 - 12
END VA 351: 9 - 21


1943 ROUTE LOG
VA 170: 0 - 0
US 60: 4.44 - 4.44
VA 351 #1: Created March 1924 (CTB) as new primary routing running from VA 35 south to Sussex CH.
In Jan 1925 (CTB), VA 351 was extended southeast with VA 35 to Homeville, then extended east as new routing to Waverly.
In May 1926, VA 351 was assigned to a route from Wakefield to Dendron, then quickly renumbered as part of VA 392.
In Aug 1928, VA 351 was decommisioned as a state route from Sussex CH north to VA 35 (now SR 628); dropped from its VA 35 duplex; renumbered as part of VA 48 from Homeville to Waverly (now partly SR 634 and partly VA 40).
VA 351 #2: Created in March 1942 (CTB), running along Little Creek Rd from VA 170 (now US 460) east to US 60.
In June 1944, VA 351 was renumbered as part of VA 168.

VA 351 (1926 Official)
VA 351 #1
1926 Official
VA 351 (1944 Official)
VA 351 #1
1944 Official

From: Stone Creek (Lee County)
To: St. Charles (Lee County)
Total Length: 2.40 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 421: 0 - 0
SR 634-636: 2.40 - 2.40
Creation:  Created March 1942 (CTB) as an upgrade to SR 636 running the way it does now. This is the only VA 352.
Adjustments:  None
Improvements:  Paved since inception; no multilane segments
Posted:  Fully posted at US 421. When I field visited in summer 2010 there were no 352 postings anywhere else that I saw.
Around 2000 there used to be a US 352 shield at the north end.
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  St. Charles Rd
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment:  Not much to VA 352...just a short route connecting US 421 to St. Charles.
VA 352 (1944 Official)
VA 352 appears
1944 Official
Virginia Commonwealth University (Medical College Campus), City of Richmond
Total Length: 0.38 miles  
ROUTE LOG
8th St: 0 - 0
13th St: 0.38 - 0.38
Creation:  Appeared sometime after 1973 (can't find any CTB references), running on Duval St between 8th and 13th Sts on the MCV campus at VCU. This appears to be the 2nd VA 353.
Adjustments:  None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Posting:  Fully posted with a shield at 13th St and a white rectangle at 8th St
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Duval St
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comments:  VA 353 passes underneath the VA 33 Martin Luther King Bridge and runs alongside I-95.
VA 373 shield
VA 353 from 13th St
Mapmipkey, April 2006
Previous VA 353's:

1925 ROUTE LOG
Clay St: 0 - 0
END VA 353: 0.015 - 0.015
VA 353 #1: Appeared March 1942 (CTB) when 78 feet (0.015 miles) was added to the road to the Medical College of Virginia power plant south from the end of Clay St.
The May 1973 CTB clearly indicates that VA 353 is removed from the primary highway system.
This 78 feet of highway was posted (see title picture at top of page).
From:  near Litwalton (Lancaster County)
To: Bertrand (Lancaster County)
Total Length:  13.53 miles  
ROUTE LOG
VA 3: 0 - 0
VA 201: 6.27 - 6.27
END VA 354: 7.26 - 13.53
Creation: VA 354 appeared as upgraded routing over SR 622 in June 1942 (CTB), running from VA 3 (now SR 622) south 1.44 miles to around SR 618. This is the only VA 354.
Adjustments:  In Sept 1942 (CTB), VA 354 was extended south 4.84 miles.
In May 1943 (CTB), VA 354 was extended south 3.28 miles to the northern SR 625 jct below Ottoman.
Sometime around 1944, VA 354 was extended southeast to the edge of the Corrottman River at Millenbeck.

VA 3 (1943 Lancaster County)
VA 354's transient south end after 1942 extension
1943 Lancaster County
VA 3 (1944 Official)
VA 354 curling to Millenbeck
1944 Official

In May 1945 (CTB), VA 354 was rerouted to end at Bertrand instead of Millenbeck. The old road to Millenbeck became SR 682.
About 1950, VA 354 was extended north over VA 3 to the new and current location of VA 3.

VA 354 (1947 Official)
VA 354 straight down to Bertrand
1947 Official
VA 3 (1951 Official)
VA 354 extended north
1951 Official

In Oct 1962 (CTB), VA 354 was rebuilt in the Ottoman area, leaving behiind several abandoned sections plus SR 764 Payne Shop Rd.
In Feb 1968 (CTB), VA 354 was removed from a now-abandoned loop between SRs 711 and 680.
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Posting:  Fully posted
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  River Rd
Scenic Byway:  VA 3 to SR 604 Ottoman, since 8-15-02
Comment:  The CTB put VA 354 in place because it served populated areas without a primary connection. Driving VA 354 today you have to wonder what they meant by "populated". VA 354's south end is a true dead end at the water's edge.
From Dave: Just off VA 354 is one of the two free VDOT-run ferries in the Northern Neck. It carries two cars at a time, and if there's room the operator will actually go back to pick you up if you just miss the launch - at least he did for me.

From:  near Warrenton (Faquier County)
To: Lord Fairfax Community College (Faquier Campus)
Total Length:  0.31 miles  
ROUTE LOG
SR 880: 0 - 0
END VA 355: 0.31 - 0.31
Creation: VA 355 appeared as new primary routing between 2001-2003, running the way it does now. This is the 2nd VA 355.
Adjustments:  None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Posting:  White rectangles at each end
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  College Dr
Scenic Byway:  None
Comment:  VA 355 does not appear on official maps and is located very close to the south end of the Warrenton bypass.
va 355
Current VA 355
Mapmikey
Previous VA 355's:

1983 ROUTE LOG
VA 177: 0 - 0
US 11: 0.20 - 0.20
VA 355 #1: Appeared in Oct 1947 (CTB) as new primary routing, running from VA 102 (now VA 177) Tyler east through Radford College to US 11. Radford College had been in line to receive mileage in July 1932 like other Virginia Universities, but nobody from the College came to claim it.
In May 1983 (CTB), VA 355 was decommissioned because Radford destroyed it during a reconfiguration of their grounds. The precise location is hard to surmise from satellite views today but the topo map to the right shows the road (but not labeled as any route). It is the road plus wye connection (explicitly mentioned in 1983 CTB) running from Tyler Ave (btw Downey and Grove Sts) along the west side of McConnell Library east to US 11. The only piece of 355 that looks to still exist is at the stoplight on US 11 into the parking area by the library.
VA 355
Topo (date unknown) from VDOT interactive map
From:  Greendale (Henrico County)
To: Lakeside (Henrico Campus)
Total Length:  1.43 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 33: 0 - 0
VA 161: 1.43 - 1.43
Creation:  Appeared between 1942-44 as a renumbering of part of VA 161. This is the only VA 356.
Adjustments:  None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception
The eastern third was multilaned in 1958.
The western third was multilaned in 1982.
The middle third was multilaned in 1992.
Posting:  Fully posted
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Glenside Dr.
Scenic Byway:  None
Comment:  Some commercial maps have shown VA 356 extended west to US 250 but this has never been the case.
VA 356
VA 356
1944 Official
From:  near Petersburg (Dinwiddie County)
To:  Southside Virginia Training Center
Total Length:  0.93 miles  
ROUTE LOG
Creation:  Appeared in May 1965 (CTB), running as it does now. This is the 2nd VA 357.
Adjustments:  None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Posting:  Reassurance shields just off US 1 and white rectangles at the other ends. Cutouts were still present in 2002.
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  North Rd; East Rd
Scenic Byway:  None
Comment:  Does not appear on official maps; VA 357 has one driveway off US 1 which immediately splits into two segments. VA 357 does not apply to all roads at the facility.
For a fascinating story related to the Southside Virginia Training Center that VA 357 was created for, see the entry under VA 345.
This facility (and presumably VA 357) is scheduled to close between 2014 and 2020.
VA 357
current VA 357 #1
1975 Dinwiddie County
Previous VA 357's:

1928 ROUTE LOG
VA 357 #1: The March 1948 (CTB) discusses a proposed primary route from US 60 (now VA 143) Phoebus to the Veterans Administration facility (currently west of I-64). The CTB elected not to do this but the 1957 Route Log assigns VA 357 to the proposed Veterans Facility at Kecoughtan in the city of Hampton. I can find no other CTB reference to this, but by 1965 this went away.
The 1949 Route Log erroneously calls VA 357 the route to the Wilson Rehabilitation Center.
This VA 357 does appear in VDOT County Atlases back to at least 1946.
VA 357
VA 357 #1
1946 Warwick County
From:  near Fishersville (Augusta County)
To: Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center
Total Length:  1.12 miles  
ROUTE LOG
Creation:  Appeared March 1949 (CTB) as new primary routing, running as it does now, plus a few additional streets for a total of 1.65 miles. This is the only VA 358.
Adjustments:  In Aug 1967 (CTB), two segments were removed from the primary system totaling 0.093 miles: Administration Circle off 1st St and the driveway from 1st St to Conference Hall.
In Aug 1969 (CTB), two more segments were removed from VA 358 totaling 0.43 miles: 3rd St from 1st St to the Watch Makers School and Disposal Plant Rd northwest off 1st St.
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Posting:  Full shields at US 250; shields and white rectangles within the facility.
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Wilson St, 1st Ave, 1st St and 4th St where they run on state property.
Scenic Byway:  None
Comment:  VA 358 does not appear on official maps although there is room.
VA 358 is erroneously identified as VA 357 in the 1949 Route Log.
VA 358
VA 358 before reductions
1958 Augusta County
From:  near Jamestown (James City County)
To:  Colonial Pkwy, Jamestown (James City County)
Total Length:  0.34 miles  
ROUTE LOG
VA 31: 0 - 0
COLONIAL PKWY: 0.34 - 0.34
Creation:  Appeared in Jan 1959 (CTB) as new primary routing, running the way it does now. This is the only VA 359.
Adjustments:  None, although in the early 2000s part of it was rebuilt so that it is 0.07 miles longer than it used to be.
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Posting:  Shields on both entrances; erroneous US 359 cutout existed in mid-80s.
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Jamestown Festival Pkwy
Scenic Byway:  None
Comment:  Does not appear on official maps until 1962.
Given its length and all, why wasn't this christened as VA 31Y a la VA 132Y?
VA 359
VA 359 appears
1963 Official
US 360
From:  City of Danville
To:  near Scottsburg (Halifax County)
Total Length:  41.77 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 58 Bus, US 360, VA 293 SB: 0 - 0
VA 293 NB: 0.70 - 0.70
Pittsylvania-Danville Line: 1.36 - 2.06
VA 41: 0.36 - 2.42
Halifax-Pittsylvania Line: 16.77 - 19.19
VA 57: 11.96 - 31.15
VA 349: 3.34 - 34.49
US 501 SB: 0.05 - 34.54
US 501 NB: 0.78 - 35.32
US 360, VA 344: 6.45 - 41.77

Creation:  Appeared in Sept 1982 (CTB) as a renumbering of part of US 360 This is the only VA 360.
Adjustments:  None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; some of the VA 293 multiplex is multilaned
Posting:  Fully posted; For a number of years VA 360 was not posted from US 360 WB at the VA 344-360 jct. I'm guessing that was to avoid confusing motorsits which begs why they didn't just choose a different number (see below).
In the late 2000s, VA 360 was posted in a way to differentiate between VA 360 and US 360.
Multiplexes:  VA 293 (0.70 mi)
US 501 (0.78 mi)
Legislative names:  JEB Stuart Highway (entire route; 3-14-28 designation predates VA 360)
Other names:  N. Main St/Richmond Blvd (Danville); Old Richmond Rd (Pittsylvania Co); Mountain Rd (Halifax Co w of US 501); Main St (501 duplex); Bethel Rd (501 to US 360/VA 344)
Scenic Byway:  None
Comment:  VA 360 has numerous 35 mph curves on its western third which is probably why US 360 was taken off of it.
In Mapmikey's (and Froggie agrees) opinion, VA 360 would be better numbered as any of the following: VA 344 ext, VA 92 ext, VA 41 ext, VA 86 ext, VA 413 ext, VA 51 ext, or even VA 12 (which it once was).
va 360
VA 360 and US 360
Mapmikey


1982 Official
US 360 via Halifax
1982-83 Official
1984 Official
VA 360 via Halifax
1984-85 Official


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