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--- Quote from: dvferyance on June 27, 2022, 07:06:22 PM ---
--- Quote from: WillWeaverRVA on June 25, 2022, 10:17:14 PM ---
--- Quote from: dvferyance on June 25, 2022, 10:04:04 PM ---I never understood why every road in Virgina has to get a number. They even number short dead end residential streets. Even though they have names. Why not just go by their names?

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Because that would be a living nightmare with the massive state-maintained secondary route system Virginia has.

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Does anyone ever refer to those roads by their number? I would think not they would say the live on whatever the street name they are on and not Hwy 1535 or something like that.

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Occasionally. In Fairfax County, Route 644 is sometimes called such (and is almost always called such by radio traffic reporters) because it changes names from Franconia Road to Old Keene Mill Road when it crosses I-95. The Fairfax County Parkway was often called simply 7100 before it was renumbered as a primary route, though it was again mostly traffic reporters who did that.


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