U.S. Highway 17

U.S. 17 north
U.S. 17 (Dominion Boulevard) leaves Virginia 190 (Great Bridge Boulevard) and approaches the Oak Grove Connector freeway. Ramps connect with Virginia 168 south to the Chesapeake Expressway, Interstate 464 north and the full-cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 64 (Hampton Roads Beltway). Photo taken 09/05/10.
Traffic to Virginia 168 (Oak Grove Connector) south to Great Bridge departs U.S. 17 north. Virginia 168 is a part of a multi-state route leading south to junction U.S. 158 near Barco, North Carolina. U.S. 158 east continues the drive to Kitty Hawk, Nags Head, and junction U.S. 64 west to Manteo at the Outer Banks. Photo taken 09/05/10.
A left-hand ramp defaults motorists onto the northbound beginning of Interstate 464 from U.S. 17 (Dominion Boulevard) north. Interstate 464 travels 4.71 miles north to junction Interstate 264 near downtown Norfolk. Photo taken 09/05/10.
U.S. 17 partitions into ramps for Interstate 64 outer (west) to Virginia Beach and Interstate 64 inner (east) to Suffolk and Newport News. U.S. 17 follows Interstate 64 inner to Exit 296 north of Deep Creek. The December 2001 relocation is still not signed well on signage from Dominion Boulevard. Photo taken 09/05/10.
Interstate 95 & U.S. 17 north
The first set of Interstate 95 & U.S. 17 northbound reassurance shields. Interstate 95 does not see any other U.S. highway overlap within the state of Virginia. Photo taken 12/21/12.
Virginia 3 (Plank Road) intersects Interstate 95 at the main Fredericksburg interchange (Exits 130A/B). The state route constitutes a multi-lane corridor between the city of Culpeper and U.S. 15 & 29 eastward to the commercialized junction with I-95. Photo taken 12/21/12.
Interstate 95 & U.S. 17 enter the city of Fredericksburg on the half-mile approach to Exit 130A (Virginia 3 east). SR 3 follows William Street east from Plank Road. Photo taken 06/22/05.
A full cloverleaf interchange facilitates the movements between Interstate 95 and Virginia 3 at Exit 130 by the Spotsylvania Towne Centre mall. Virginia 3 meets U.S. 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) one mile to the east at a full-cloverleaf interchange. There the highway turns southward from William Street onto a bypass (Blue and Gray Parkway) of central Fredericksburg. Photo taken 08/31/09.
Interstate 95 northbound at the Exit 130B loop ramp onto Virginia 3 (Plank Road) westbound for Chancellorsville, Wilderness, Lignum, Stevensburg, and Culpeper. Virginia 3 reaches U.S. 15 & 29, 31 miles to the west. Photo taken 12/21/12.
Interstate 95 northbound at the Virginia Secondary 639 (Fall Hill Avenue) overpass, 1.50 miles south of Exit 133. Interstate 95 & U.S. 17 end their overlap north of the Rappahannock River at Warrenton Road (U.S. 17 Business). Photo taken 12/21/12.
Crossing the Rappahannock River into Stafford County on Interstate 95 & U.S. 17 northbound. Photo taken 12/21/12.
U.S. 17 Business follows Warrenton Road southeast from Interstate 95 & U.S. 17 to Falmouth and junction U.S. 1 (Cambridge Street). U.S. 17 Business follows original U.S. 17, 8.71 miles south from Falmouth to New Post through the city of Fredericksburg. Photo taken 12/21/12.
U.S. 17 leaves Interstate 95 via the Exit 133 collector/distributor roadway. The junction between the freeway and U.S. 17 north & U.S. 17 Business South (Warrenton Road) constitutes a full cloverleaf. U.S. 17 travels Warrenton Road northwest 33 miles to U.S. 211 and Warrenton. Photo taken 12/21/12.
U.S. 15-17-29 north
Leesburg (U.S. 15's continuation) and Winchester (U.S. 17's end) join Warrenton on the mileage sign posted north on U.S. 15-17-29 (James Madison Highway) at Opal. Photo taken 05/30/05.
Truck traffic bound for U.S. 211 (Lee Highway) west from Warrenton must remain along U.S. 15 & 29 to meet U.S. 211 directly in lieu of the Business loop connection of Shirley Avenue. Photo taken 05/30/05.
Approaching the split with the Business loop trio for U.S. 15-17-29 (James Madison Highway) and the Warrenton bypass. U.S. 15-17-29 follow a limited access freeway to the east while U.S. 17 & 29 Business follow Shirley Avenue west to U.S. 211 (Frost Avenue) and U.S. 15 Business meanders through downtown via Falmouth and Main Streets. Photo taken 05/30/05.
A signalized turn is required of U.S. 15-17-29 Business drivers heading north into Warrenton. Shirley Avenue bypasses downtown as a direct route to U.S. 211 (Frost Avenue / Lee Highway) west to Washington, Luray, and New Market. Photo taken 05/30/05.
U.S. 15-17-29 north at the partition with U.S. 15-17-29 Business. Virginia Secondary 880 ties in from Lord Fairfax Community College to the east. Photo taken 05/30/05.
Marshall is used in lieu of Winchester on this mileage sign for U.S. 15-17-29 at the beginning of the Warrenton bypass freeway. Photo taken 05/30/05.
Virginia Secondary 643 (Meetze Road) enters the Warrenton area from Meetze to meet U.S. 15-17-29 near Frytown. Meetze Road continues west from its diamond interchange with the freeway to junction U.S. 15 Business (Falmouth Street) at Lee Street. Photo taken 05/30/05.
Truck traffic to U.S. 17 north is advised to remain on U.S. 17 north! Photo taken 05/30/05.
Older signs for the ramp to U.S. 15 Business & 29 Business south (Lee Highway) to U.S. 211 west omit U.S. 17 north. U.S. 17 was relocated wholly onto the Warren bypass in 1998, with the completion of the north freeway connector between Lee Highway and original U.S. 17 (James Madison Highway). Photo taken 05/30/05.
A partial "Y" interchange comprises the split of U.S. 17 from U.S. 15 & 29 north. Motorists bound for U.S. 15 Business & 29 Business (Lee Highway) south briefly utilize the U.S. 17 portion of the freeway to a loop ramp west into Warrenton. Photo taken 05/30/05.
U.S. 17 signs were placed in lieu of replacing the existing overhead signage for the connection to Lee Highway west to U.S. 211. U.S. 211 begins nearby at the U.S. 15 Business & 29 Business intersection with Blackwell Road (U.S. 15 Business south & 211 Business west). U.S. 211 travels just 59 miles from Warrenton to Interstate 81 at New Market. Photo taken 05/30/05.
Interstate 66 & Virginia 55 east and U.S. 17 south
After the merge, Interstate 66 east, U.S. 17 south, and Virginia 55 east are all co-signed for several miles, as evidenced by this sign after the left merge. The next interchange (Exit 27) will see the departure of Virginia 55 east (and Virginia Secondary 647) to Marshall, and the following interchange will see the departure of U.S. 17 south to Warrenton. Photo taken 06/01/04.
Eastbound Interstate 66/Virginia 55 and Southbound U.S. 17 approach Exit 27, Junction Virginia 55 east. Photo taken 06/01/04.
The three routes divide at Exit 27. Virginia 55 east exits toward Marshall, while Interstate 66 east and U.S. 17 south continue along the freeway. Photo taken 06/01/04.
Interstate 66 east & U.S. 17 south
This view of the Interstate 66 and U.S. 17 reassurance shields is provided after the Virginia 55/Exit 27 interchange. Photo taken 06/01/04.
The next interchange along eastbound is Exit 28, which sees the departure of U.S. 17 south to Warrenton and Fredericksburg. Photo taken 06/01/04.
From this interchange, U.S. 17 resumes its southeasterly course toward Fredericksburg and ultimately the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Upon reaching southeastern Virginia, U.S. 17 then becomes the coastal route, connecting town and cities along the Atlantic coast from Hampton Roads south to North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Only at Jacksonville, Florida, does U.S. 17 yield the role of coastal route again to U.S. 1. The southern terminus of U.S. 17 is at U.S. 41 in Punta Gorda, Florida. Photo taken 06/01/04.
A third lane is created to ferry traffic from Interstate 66 onto southbound U.S. 17 at Exit 28. As an expressway, U.S. 17 carries four lanes of traffic from this interchange southeast to Warrenton, where it meets U.S. 15, U.S. 29, and U.S. 211. It is worthy to note that U.S. 17 properly fits into the U.S. highway numbering grid only between Winchester and Warrenton, as it is west of U.S. 15. At no time is U.S. 17 west of U.S. 11. Of course, by the time U.S. 17 reaches Florida, the entire numbering scheme is generally out of the grid, considering U.S. 17 connects U.S. 1 and U.S. 41 in the Sunshine State. Photo taken 06/01/04.
Interstate 95 & U.S. 17 south
Interstate 95 & U.S. 17 southbound reassurance shields posted after their merge at Exit 133. U.S. 17 leaves the Interstate 95 corridor south of Fredicksburg, opting for a more coastal route from Hampton Roads southward to Charleston, South Carolina. The two routes share pavement again in southern South Carolina. Photo taken 12/30/12.
Spanning the Rappahannock River, the boundary between Stafford and Spotsylvania Counties, along Interstate 95 & U.S. 17 south. Downtown Fredericksburg remains five miles to the east via Exit 130. Photo taken 01/02/08.
U.S. 17 south & Virginia 190 east
U.S. 17 south & Virginia 190 east merge briefly along Great Bridge Boulevard between the Hampton Roads Beltway and Dominion Boulevard. Dominion Boulevard consists of a controlled-access arterial southwest from Interstate 464 & Virginia 168 to junction Virginia 166 (Bainbridge Road). It was signed as Virginia 104 until U.S. 17 was relocated from Deep Creek in December 2001. Photo taken 09/05/10.
U.S. 17 scenes
Virginia 190 (Great Bridge Boulevard) meets U.S. 17 (Dominion Boulevard) south of Doziers Corner. Dominion Boulevard carries U.S. 17 southwest from the adjacent Oak Grove Connector (Interstate 464 north / Virginia 168 south). Photo taken 09/05/10.

Photo Credits:

  • 2004-06-01 by AARoads.
  • 2005-05-30 by AARoads.
  • 2005-06-22 by AARoads.
  • 2008-01-02 by AARoads.
  • 2009-08-31 by Will Weaver.
  • 2010-09-05 by Will Weaver.
  • 2012-12-21 by AARoads.
  • 2012-12-30 by AARoads.

Connect with:
Interstate 64
Interstate 66
Interstate 95
U.S. Highway 1
U.S. Highway 15
U.S. Highway 29
Virginia 55

Page Updated 02-23-2011.

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