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Interstate 64 West - Alleghany County

Interstate 64 & U.S. 60 west
Interstate 64 & U.S. 60 west parallel Simpson Creek in a valley between Brushy and North Mountains. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Truckers are advised to check their brakes before using the Exit 35 off-ramp to Virginia 269 (Longdale Furnace Road) west and Virginia Secondary 850 (Mountain Road) east. Virginia 269 continues the former U.S. 60 alignment from Exit 35 through Longdale Furnace. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Virginia 269 travels 6.8 miles of old U.S. 60 between Exits 35 and 29 of Interstate 64. The state route was commissioned in 1984 when U.S. 60 shifted to the freeway. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Drivers span Simpson Creek within the Exit 35 diamond interchange at Longdale Furnace. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Interstate 64 & U.S. 60 west encircle Mill Mountain westward to the Cowpasture River and Clifton Forge. Bearwallow, Rich Patch, and Horse Mountains rise to the west. Photos taken 06/17/05.
Virginia 269 ends opposite the northbound beginning of the north segment of Virginia 42 at Exit 29 near Longdale. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Exit 29 facilitates the movements between Interstate 64 & U.S. 60 west, Virginia 269 (Longdale Furnace Road) east, Virginia 42 (Forty Two Road) north and SSR 632 (Old U.S. 60) west. Virginia 42 lines Rough Mountain northeastward on the 17-mile drive to Millboro Springs. Photo taken 06/17/05.

U.S. 60 remains on the freeway and bypasses Clifton Forge between Exits 27 and 24. U.S. 60 Business follows the old alignment along Grafton, Main, and Ridgeway Streets through town. SSR 632 (Longdale Furnace Road) ties in from the east; SSR 629 (Douthat Road) enters the diamond interchange from Douthat State Park to the north. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Exit 27 represents the merge point of U.S. 220 north onto Interstate 64 & U.S. 60 west to Covington. U.S. 220 enters Clifton Forge from Roanoke, Fincastle, and Iron Gate to the south. The US route utilizes a short expressway-like bypass from Cliftondale Park (Grafton Street) southward to its original Verge Street (U.S. 220 Business) alignment at Rainbow Gap. Photo taken 06/17/05.
U.S. 220 south & U.S. 60 Business west overlap briefly along Grafton Street between Exit 27 and a partial "Y" interchange. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Interstate 64-U.S. 60 west & U.S. 220 north
U.S. 220 north joins Interstate 64 & U.S. 60 west for an 11-mile shared alignment into Covington. Lewisburg, West Virginia represents the next city of interest. Photos taken 06/17/05.
U.S. 60 Business (Main Street) merges with U.S. 220 Business at A Street in Clifton Forge. The two combine along Main Street west to Ridgeway Street through to their end at Exit 24 of Interstate 64. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Exit 24 departs Interstate 64 & U.S. 60 west and U.S. 220 north at the Jackson River. Ridgeway Street connects the freeway with Dabney S. Lancaster Community College to the west and the community of Selma and junction SSR 696 (old U.S. 60 & 220) to the east. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Continuing west, Interstate 64 & U.S. 60-220 follow the Jackson River closely between Forest and Horse Mountains to Mallow, Fairlawn, and Covington. Photos taken 06/17/05.
A diamond interchange joins Virginia Secondary 696 (Selma Low Moor Road) east with Interstate 64 & U.S. 60-220 at Low Moor. A frontage road (SSR 1101 / Winterberry Avenue) begins and travels west from the Exit 21 area to SSR 1104 as the original U.S. 60 & 220. Photo taken 06/17/05.
SSR 696 (Selma Low Moor Road) arcs southeast from Exit 21 to junction SSR 616 (Rich Patch Road) in Low Moor. SSR 616 constitutes a Virginia Scenic Byway southwest to Oriskany, Virginia Mineral Springs, and New Castle. Photo taken 06/17/05.
SSR 1101 (old U.S. 60-220) comes into view in this westbound scene after Low Moor. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Horse Mountain shadows Interstate 64 & U.S. 60-220 on the six-mile approach to Covington. Three interchanges serve the Allegheny County seat.
Roadwork in 2004 involved the reconstruction of the Jackson River bridges and construction of a permanent median barrier for Interstate 64 near Covington. The $11.5 million project began June 2002 and was completed by fall 2004.1 Photo taken 06/17/05.
A number of signs advise westbound motorists of the Exits 16A/B partial-cloverleaf interchange with Madison Street (U.S. 60 west & 220 north), SSR 647 (Mallow Road) south, SSR 648 (Horse Mountain View), and Valley Ridge Road (SSR 1104) east. Interests to the MeadWestvaco Corporation Covington plant should use Exit 16A to Interstate Drive and Mallow Road southwest. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Exit 16B provides access to SSR 1104 (Valley Ridge Road) east of its split with U.S. 60 & 220 (Madison Street). Photo taken 06/17/05.
Virginia Secondary 648 ventures south from Interstate 64 & U.S. 60-220 via Horse Mountain View to the Mallow Mall and residential areas bound by the Jackson River. SSR 647 stems west from Mallow to junction Virginia 18 (Carpaneter Drive) at Edgemont. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Virginia Secondary 1104 (Valley Ridge Road / old U.S. 60 & 220) lines the westbound side of Interstate 64 & U.S. 60-220 ahead of Exit 16B. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Exit 16B departs for the intersection of SSR 1104 (Valley Ridge Road) and Smokey Bear Lane. Exit 16 originally consisted of a single ramp directly with SSR 647/648. Photo taken 06/17/05.
U.S. 60 west & 220 north follow Madison Street west into the city of Covington. The two split at the intersection of Alleghany Avenue and Monroe Street, with U.S. 220 exiting the city to Hot Springs, Warm Springs, and Monterey. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Interstate 64 west
Cutting a swath between Fairlawn, Mallow, and Edgement, Interstate 64 next meets Virginia 154 (Durant Road) at the Exit 14 folded-diamond interchange. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Virginia 154 begins at Exit 14 and winds northward 1.92 miles along Durant Road, Craig Avenue, Locust Street, Lexington Avenue, Riverside Street, and Magazine Avenue to end at U.S. 220 (Alleghany Avenue) at Rivermont in north Covington. Photo taken 06/17/05.
White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia is the next control city of Interstate 64 west from Covington. Beckley, junction Interstate 77, is 77 miles to the west. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Leaving the Covington area on the westbound drive toward Peters Mountain and Callaghan. Photo taken 06/17/05.
U.S. 60 exits Covington via its Midland Trail alignment through Oakwood Forest, Westwood Place, and Dunlap Beach to again merge with Interstate 64 west at Exit 10.
Use Exit 10 to reach the Humpback Bridge, a wooden arched covered bridge spanning Dunlap Creek. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Virginia 159 begins at Exit 10 and briefly follows old U.S. 60 before continuing southwest via Dunlap Creek Road to Crows (junction Virginia 311). Virginia 159 travels 11.33 miles between Interstate 64 and Virginia 311.
Old U.S. 60 continues along side Interstate 64 as Virginia Secondary 600 and then SSR 661 (Midland Trail) through Callaghan. SSR 600 stems northward along Lick Mountain. SSR 661 meets Interstate 64 at a half-diamond interchange (Exit 7), where the route turns north onto Ogle Creek Road. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Interstate 64 & U.S. 60 west
Reassurance shield assembly posted for Interstate 64 & U.S. 60 west on their third overlap within the state. Photo taken 06/17/05.
White Sulphur Springs, the split of U.S. 60 west from Interstate 64, follows in 13 miles. Lewisburg (junction U.S. 219) is a 26-mile drive. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Heading west from the Exit 7 on-ramp from SSR 661 between Brushy Mountai nand Panther Ridge along Interstate 64 & U.S. 60 west. Photos taken 06/17/05.
Jerry's Run Trail (National Forest Road 59) meets Interstate 64 & U.S. 60 at the final Virginia exit by Batlick Mountain and Hickory Knob of the Brushy Mountains. The local road serves an isolated area inaccessible by any other road. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Charleston, West Virginia is 125 miles to the west via Interstate 64 west and Interstate 77 north from near the state line. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Entering Greenbrier County, West Virginia, Interstate 64 concludes its 297.62-mile routing within the Old Dominion. West Virginia's 188.75 miles of I-64 ranks second longest along the 950-mile plus road. Photo taken 06/17/05.



Sources:

  1. Under Construction - Interstate 64 bridges and median barrier (VDOT)
Photo Credits:
2005-06-17 by AARoads

Connect with:
U.S. Highway 60
U.S. Highway 220

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