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Virginia 76 - Powhite Parkway

Virginia 76 follows the tolled Powhite Parkway southwest from Interstate 195 in Richmond to Virginia Secondary 652 (Old Hundred Road) and SSR 754 (Coalfield Road) in the southwest suburbs. The road opened January 24, 1973 between Virginia 150 and Cary Street, a stretch of 3.4 miles. A western extension of the Powhite Parkway opened on September 30, 1988 at a cost of $100 million. The 10.5-mile project included a 2.5-mile segment of Virginia 288 from the Powhite extension south to Hull Street.1

Virginia 76 north
Virginia 76 expands into the four-lane Powhite Parkway east of the full-cloverleaf interchange with Virginia 288. The toll highway proceeds to a diamond interchange with Virginia Secondary 653 (Courthouse Road) next. Photo taken 08/08/04.
A main line toll plaza lies ahead of the Courthouse Road off-ramp. This stretch of toll road opened to traffic in November 1988. Photo taken 08/08/04.
Motorists bound for Virginia Secondary 653 (Courthouse Road) depart Virginia 76 (Powhite Parkway) east. SSR 653 leads north to Hylton Park and junction U.S. 60 and Virginia 147 (Huguenot Road) and south to junction U.S. 360 west of Falling Creek Farms and rural areas of southwest Chesterfield County. Photo taken 08/08/04.
Toll Virginia 76 reassurance shield and companion Interstate 95 trailblazer posted along the Powhite Parkway east near the Adkins Road (SSR 672) overpass at Lake Crystal Farms. Photo taken 08/08/04.
Next in line for eastbound drivers is the full-cloverleaf interchange with U.S. 60 (Midlothian Turnpike) at Penn Acres. Photo taken 08/08/04.
A collector/distributor roadway handles movements to and from U.S. 60 (Midlothian Turnpike) from Toll Virginia 76. U.S. 60 constitutes a busy east-west commercial arterial through Midlothian and south Richmond. Photo taken 08/08/04.
Virginia Secondary 686 (Jahnke Road) links Virginia 76 (Powhite Parkway) with Virginia 150 (Chippenham Parkway) southeast along the Richmond city line to junction Interstate 95. Only direct access to Virginia 150 north is available for Powhite Parkway eastbound motorists. Photo taken 08/08/04.

Northbound Virginia 76 at the partial-cloverleaf interchange with Virginia Secondary 686 (Jahnke Road). Jahnke Road leads west to Buford Road (SSR 678) in Bon Air and east to Westover Heights and Westover Hills in south Richmond. Photo taken 08/08/04.

Sources:

  1. "BALILES DROPS IN FIRST 75 CENTS TO OPEN EXTENSION OF POWHITE ." Richmond Times-Dispatch, September 30, 1988.
Photo Credits:
2004-08-08 by Carter Buchanan

Connect with:
Interstate 195 - Beltline Expressway
U.S. Highway 60
Virginia 150 - Chippenham Parkway
Virginia 195 - Downtown Expressway
Virginia 288

Page Updated 10-31-2011.

 
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