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Interstate 64 West - Henrico County / Richmond

Interstate 64 West
A two-mile guide-sign on I-64 West for the C/D road that accesses I-295 and US 60/VA 33/VA 156(Exit 200). VA 33 and VA 156 are not referred on guide signs at all through this interchange in all directions. Photo taken 03/21/09.
Now 1 mile east of I-295/US 60/VA 33/VA 156(Exit 200) at the Meadow Rd overpass, I-295 serves as a Petersburg-Richmond bypass for I-95 and a Richmond Bypass for I-64. I-295 intersects I-64 again about 23 miles west of here in the Short Pump area. Photo taken 03/21/09.
I-64 West adds an auxiliary lane approaching the split for the C/D Road to I-295 and US 60/VA 33/VA 156. Note that I-295 accesses VA 895(Exit 25) a few miles south of here. Photo taken 03/21/09.
Two lanes split off I-64 West for the C/D Road that accesses I-295 and US 60/VA 33/VA 156(Exit 200). I-64 West accesses I-95 in Richmond in approximately ten miles and Richmond Int'l Airport via VA 156 South(Exit 197A) in approximately three miles. Photo taken 03/21/09.
At I-295 North the C/D road splits into two lanes exiting for I-295 North while two lanes continue to the left towards I-295 South C/D Road, which accesses US 60/VA 33/VA 156. I-295 North connects to Washington via I-95(I-295 Exit 43). Photos taken 03/21/09.
A final look at the Exit 200 cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 295 near Seven Pines. Traffic utilizing the ramp (Exit 200B) will interchange with U.S. 60 (Williamsburg Road) one mile to the south. Photo taken 08/08/04.
West of the junction with Interstate 295 near Richmond International Airport on Interstate 64. Ahead is the cloverleaf interchange of Exit 197. Here Virginia 156 (Airport Drive) intersects the freeway between U.S. 60 (Williamsburg Road) and Virginia 33 (Nine Mile Road). Photo taken 08/08/04.

Exit 197B serves Virginia 197 northbound at the suburb of Highland Springs (pop. 15,137). Virginia 156 loops north to Old Cold Harbor and Mechanicsville (pop. 30,464). The highway is divided with four lanes and sees an interchange with Interstate 295's Exit 31. Photo taken 08/08/04.
Virginia 197 northbound traffic departs Interstate 64 westbound. There is no direct access between Interstate 64 and nearby Virginia 33. However Airport Drive intersects the state highway (Nine Mile Road) within one mile. Nine Mile Road loops from U.S. 60 northward through Fair Oaks and Highland Springs to Laburnum Avenue. Photo taken 08/08/04.
A cloverleaf ramp carries Interstate 64 westbound motorists onto Virginia 156 (Airport Drive) southbound. Airport Drive serves the terminal of Richmond International Airport. Virginia 156 turns eastward onto U.S. 60 through Sandston and Seven Pines. Photo taken 06/01/03.
Midway between the Exit 197 cloverleaf interchange and Larburnum Road (Exit 195) at the Oakleys Lane overpass. Laburnum Road composes a surface arterial between Virginia 5 (New Market Road) northward to U.S. 360 (Mechanicville Turnpike) and the city of Richmond. Photo taken 08/08/04.
Interstate 64 westbound at the Exit 195 five-ramp partial cloverleaf interchange. Laburnum Road becomes Virginia 197 within the city limits of Richmond. Like Virginia 73 (Parham Road) to the north, Laburnum Road represents one of several ring roads for the Richmond metropolitan area. The arterial intersects Virginia 33 one mile to the north and U.S. 60 one mile to the south. Photo taken 08/08/04.
One quarter mile east of the Exit 193 three-quarter cloverleaf interchange of Virginia 33. Stoney Run Parkway travels overhead, beginning nearby at Virginia 33 (Nine Mile Road). Virginia 33 continues from the southern terminus of U.S. 33 in the city of Richmond to Stingray Point on the Chesapeake Bay. Photo taken 06/01/03.
Interstate 64 westbound at the Exit 193B off-ramp for Virginia 33 (Nine Mile Road) eastbound. The state highway intersects Laburnum Avenue 1.3 miles east on the drive to Highland Springs. Photo taken 08/08/04.
Exit 193A departs for Virginia 33 west (Nine Mile Road) into the city of Richmond. Nine Mile Road transitions into 25th Street through the Church Hill neighborhood of the city. The intersection of Broad and 25th Street represents the western terminus of Virginia 33. There U.S. 60 intersects U.S. 33. Photo taken 08/08/04.
Interstate 64 kinks northwesterly toward Exit 192 (U.S. 360). The half cloverleaf with U.S. 360 (Mechanicsville Turnpike) resides just inside the Richmond city limits. U.S. 360 travels through downtown via 17th and 14th Streets among others. Photo taken 06/01/03.
The ramp to Exit 192 and U.S. 360 ends at the intersection of Mechanicsville Turnpike and Magnolia Street. Magnolia Street provides a north-south divided boulevard into the Hotchkiss Field area of the city. U.S. 360 otherwise reaches Mechanicsville four miles to the north. Photo taken 08/08/04.
Attached to the U.S. 360 overpass is the 1.50 mile guide sign of Exit 190 for Interstate 95 south and 5th Street. Interstate 64 merges with Interstate 95 and the Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike at Exit 190. Photo taken 08/08/04.
The right-hand lane carries Interstate 64 motorists onto Interstate 95 southbound. The center and left-hand lane default onto Interstate 95 southbound for Petersburg (pop. 33,740) and 5th Street southbound for downtown Richmond (pop. 197,790). Photo taken 08/08/04.
Auxiliary guide sign for Virginia Commonwealth University via Interstate 95. The University Museum of the Confederacy resides at the intersection of Clay and 12th Streets, accessible via Exit 190 to 5th Street. The main campus resides downtown off Belvidere Street (U.S. 1 and 301). Photo taken 08/08/04.
Interstate 64 westbound elevates over Valley Road and Hospital Street on the approach to Interstate 95 and Exit 190. Interstate 64 and 95 overlap for approximately three miles between Exit 75 and 79 of the Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike. 5th Street travels two blocks southward to Virginia 33 (Leigh Street) and the Richmond Coliseum. Photo taken 06/01/03.
Interstate 64 merges onto Interstate 95 northbound. Motorists proceeding straight either descend onto 5th Street or curve southward onto Interstate 95. The Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike reaches the city of Petersburg and northern terminus of Interstate 85 in 24 miles. Photo taken 06/01/03.
Interstates 64 West & 95 North
Now merged with Interstate 64 west, Interstate 95 north approaches the Exit 76A off-ramp to Chamberlayne Avenue. Pictured here is the 5th Street over crossing and a flyover carrying motorists from I-95 south onto I-64 east. Photo taken 06/01/12.
The fourth lane added by merging traffic of Interstate 64 west defaults onto the Chamberlayne Avenue off-ramp west of 1st Street. Photo taken 06/01/12.
Exit 76A departs Interstates 64 and 95 with two lanes to Chamberlayne Avenue. Chamberlayne Avenue becomes U.S. 1 and 301 at Belvidere Street, three blocks to the north. There is no direct access to Belvidere Street from the Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike, however there are on-ramps to Interstates 64 & 95 from U.S. 1 and 301. Photo taken 06/01/12.
The former mainline toll plaza of the Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike was located between U.S. 1 & 301 (Belvidere Street) and the Lombardy Street underpass. A noticeable reminder of the toll plaza is the large right of way for Interstates 64 & 95 by this set of reassurance shields. Photo taken 06/01/12.
Pictured here is a 2.25 mile guide sign for the upcoming Interstate 64 westbound departure from Interstate 95 north and the Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike. The Exit 79 interchange consists of a tri-level stack with Interstate 195 south. Photo taken 06/01/12.
Exit 78 links Interstates 64 & 95 with both Virginia 161 (Boulevard) and Hermitage Road at a split-diamond interchange. The northbound off-ramp dumps traffic onto Hermitage Road, just south of the six point intersection of Virginia 161 (Boulevard), Westwood Avenue, Hermitage Road, and Brookland Parkway. Photo taken 06/01/12.
A small guide sign represents the first indication for motorists of the pending split of Interstates 64 west and 95 north at junction Interstate 195 (Exit 79). The sign resides east of an industrial area at the Sherwood Avenue under crossing. Photo taken 06/01/12.
A more formal sign for Exit 79 follows above the travel lanes of Interstates 64 west & 95 north for Interstate 195 south. Interstate 195 opened in July 1975 as a three mile freeway spur with six lanes between the Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike and the Powhite Parkway (Virginia 76). A half-mile connector followed in February 1976 to the Downtown Expressway (Virginia 195).1 Photo taken 06/01/12.
Interstate 64 west & 95 north reacht the Hermitage Road off-ramp (Exit 78). Virginia 161 overtakes Hermitage Road from Boulevard northward through the Ginter Park neighborhood of the city. The state route meets Interstate 95 again at Exit 80 adjacent to Joseph Bryan Park. Photo taken 06/01/12.
Interstates 64 & 95 expand to four lanes in anticipation of their partition. Interstate 64 exits the city en route to Charlottesville, Waynesboro, and Staunton to the right. Interstate 195 travels southwestward to Powhite Parkway (Virginia 76) and Downtown Richmond. Interstate 95 returns to a northerly trajectory to Ashland, Fredericksburg, and Washington. Photo taken 06/01/12.
Traffic to Interstate 64 west & Interstate 195 south depart Interstate 95 north at Exit 79 in this scene. Interstate 195 splits from Interstate 64 west in one half mile as Exit 186. Connections with Virginia 76 lead drivers southwest from I-195 to Bon Air, Midlothian and Virginia 288. Photo taken 06/01/12.
Interstate 64 West
Passing over the northbound ramps to Interstate 95 from Interstate 64 east and Interstate 195 north on Interstate 64 west. Interstate 195 begins to the left via Exit 186. The ramp constitutes the lowest level of the tri-level stack. Ahead Interstate 64 intersects U.S. 33 (Staples Mill Road) at a directional cloverleaf interchange (Exit 185). Photo taken 06/01/03.
Interstate 64 westbound expands to four overall lanes with the addition of traffic from Interstate 95 and 195. Depicted here is the one-half mile overhead for Exit 185 with U.S. 33 (Staples Mill Road). U.S. 33 departs Broad Street and U.S. 250 1.25 miles to the south en route to Lakeside (pop. 11,157) and Laurel (pop. 14,875). Photo taken 06/01/03.
Traffic to U.S. 33 (Staples Mill Road) departs Interstate 64 westbound at Exit 185. U.S. 33 constitutes a diagonal federal highway between the city of Richmond and Elkhart, Indiana. The U.S. highway parallels Interstate 64 to the north between Richmond and Harrisonburg (pop. 40,468). Photo taken 06/01/03.
The Exit 185 off-ramp carries traffic to both north and southbound U.S. 33. A directional ramp scoots over Interstate 64 to Staples Mill Road southbound, merging with the Exit 185B ramp of eastbound. U.S. 33 merges with U.S. 250 eastbound on Broad Street to travel through northern reaches of the Central Business District. Photo taken 06/01/03.
U.S. 33 (Staples Mill Road travels overhead of Interstate 64. Ahead is the U.S. 250 (Broad Street) and Glenside Drive interchange complex of Exits 183C-B-A. U.S. 250 shadows Interstate 64 from here through to Staunton (pop. 23,853). Photo taken 06/01/03.
Westbound Interstate 64 reaches Exit 183C, Junction U.S. 250/Broad Street west to Glenside Drive north. The next exit is Exit 183B, Junction U.S. 250/Broad Street west, followed by Exit 183A, Glenside Drive south. Photo taken 06/01/03.
A cloverleaf ramp departs for U.S. 250 east between Broad Street and Glenside Drive (Virginia 356). The intersection of U.S. 250 and Virginia 356 occurs just north of the two partial cloverleaf interchanges. Photo taken 06/01/03.
Exit 183A departs Interstate 64 westbound for Virginia 356 (Glenside Drive) westbound. Virginia 356 provides an east-west divided arterial between Virginia 6 (Patterson Avenue) and U.S. 1 to the north of the city. Photo taken 06/01/03.
Parham Road, part of which is Virginia 73, intersects Interstate 64 via a partial cloverleaf interchange at Exit 181. Parham Road travels northward from Virginia 150 (Chippenham Parkway) to Interstate 64 and the suburb of Laurel. The roadway encircles the city from the west to north between Virginia 150 and U.S. 301 (Chamberlayne Avenue). Photo taken 06/01/03.
Westbound Interstate 64 reaches Exit 181B, Parham Road north. The next exit is Exit 181A, Parham Road north. Photo taken 06/01/03.
Interstate 64 westbound at the loop ramp of Exit 181A to Parham Road south. Parham Road intersects Virginia 6 (Patterson Avenue) in 2.2 miles at Tuckahoe and Virginia 150 in at River Road in 4.2 miles. Photo taken 06/01/03.
Westbound Interstate 64 reaches Exit 180B, Gaskins Road north. The next exit is Exit 180A, Gaskins Road south. Photo taken 06/01/03.
Gaskins Road junctions with Interstate 64 at the Exit 180B/A full cloverleaf interchange. The north-south roadway travels between Virginia 6 and 157 northward to Springfield (Virginia 157) and Hungary Roads nearby. Photo taken 06/01/03.
Broad Street (U.S. 250) again crosses paths with Interstate 64 at Exit 178. Displayed here is the Exit 178B off-ramp to U.S. 250 eastbound. The interchange between Interstate 64 and U.S. 250 constitutes a full cloverleaf. Photo taken 06/01/03.
U.S. 250 westbound traffic departs Interstate 64 at Exit 178A. U.S. 250 travels to the nearby village of Short Pump (pop. 182) en route to Oilville and Gum Spring in Goochland County. U.S. 250 interacts directly with Interstate 64 again at Charlottesville (pop. 45,059). Photo taken 06/01/03.
Interstate 64 continues with six overall lanes through to the Exit 177 interchange with Interstate 295. The upcoming junction represents the northern terminus of Interstate 295 and the north Richmond Bypass. Photo taken 06/01/03.
Interstate 295 southbound begins to the right via Exit 177. A partial cloverleaf interchange composes the junction of Interstate 64 and 295. Interstate 295 sees the Interstate 95 north and Interstate 64 eastbound control cities of Washington (Exit 43) and Norfolk (Exit 28). Exit 53 represents the last interchange of the Richmond bypass. Photo taken 06/01/03.
Westbound Interstate 64 shield featuring the state name, posted between Interstate 295 and Virginia 288 south. Unfortunately this sign was replaced. Photo taken 07/11/05.
Mileage sign for Gum Spring, Charlottesville, and Staunton (junction Interstate 81) posted on Interstate 64 west. Photo taken 06/17/05.
The next exit along westbound is the tri-level stack interchange with Virginia 288, the southwestern bypass of Richmond. Connecting Interstate 64 with Interstate 95 with the Virginia 895 James River crossing, the freeway alleviates through traffic downtown.
Before the freeway was fully completed, the Virginia 288 control point read "Local Traffic". Photo taken 07/11/05.
One half mile east of the Exit 175 off-ramp for Virginia 288 south. Interstate 64 crosses the Goochland County line within the forthcoming interchange. Photo taken 07/11/05.
Westbound Interstate 64 reaches Exit 175, Junction Virginia 288 south. This interchange with Virginia 288 opened in late 2003, and the freeway was expanded from two to four lanes south of Interstate 64. Connections with the May 2002-opened Pocahontas Parkway allow drivers access to Richmond International Airport and Interstate 295 southeast of Richmond. Photo taken 07/11/05.
Exit 175 expands to two lanes as it departs Interstate 64 west for a flyover onto Virginia 288 south. Virginia 288 not only serves as a bypass of Richmond, but also doubles as a new commuter route with suburban expansion along the corridor including the new Westchester Commons at the previously undeveloped cloverleaf interchange with U.S. 60. Photo taken 06/17/05. Second photo taken 07/11/05.



Sources:

  1. I-195 Beltline Expressway, RoadstotheFuture web site (Scott Kozel).
Photo Credits:
  • 2003-06-01 by AARoads.
  • 2004-08-08 by Carter Buchanan.
  • 2005-06-17 by AARoads.
  • 2005-07-11 by AARoads.
  • 2009-03-21 by Mark Moore.
  • 2012-06-01 by AARoads.

Connect with:
Interstate 95 Northbound (Richmond Vicinity)
Interstate 95 South (Richmond Vicinity)
Interstate 295 South (Short Pump to Seven Pines)

Page Updated 01-07-2013.

 
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