Interstate 64 East - Lewisburg to Virginia

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Interstate 64 east
Reassurance marker for I-64 east posted as the freeway leaves the city of Lewisburg. Photo taken 09/23/14.
White Sulphur Springs lies seven miles ahead beyond Greenbrier Mountain. Covington and Lexington follow within the Old Dominion along parallel U.S. 60. Photo taken 09/23/14.
Forthcoming Exit 175 provides a route to U.S. 60 leading east into White Sulphur Springs. Use Exit 175 for the Cass Scenic Railroad. Long distance interests to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory at Green Bank are directed onto U.S. 60 east for WV 92 north. Photo taken 09/23/14.
Angling southeast, Interstate 64 approaches the Greenbrier River with White Rock Mountain overlooking from the south. Photo taken 09/23/14.
I-64 spans the Greenbrier River across the PFC Ralph E. Pomeroy, Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, Memorial Bridge. PFC Pomeroy, born in Quinwood, WV was a machine gunner who died during combat while defending his position against a surprise attack during the Korean War. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously for his leadership and valor. Photo taken 09/23/14.
Curving back to the east along side Howard Creek, drivers along I-64 east next meet a diamond interchange (Exit 175) with West Virginia Secondary 60/14 (Harts Run Road). Photo taken 09/23/14.
Traversing an S-curve between White Rock and Greenbrier Mountains along Interstate 64 east. Photo taken 09/23/14.
Parallel U.S. 60 (Midland Trail) comes into view on the one mile approach to Exit 175 with SSR 60/14 (Harts Run Road). I-64 spans Howard Creek here. Photo taken 09/23/14.
Harts Run Road links Interstate 64 with adjacent U.S. 60 as the US route ventures east toward the White Sulphur Springs business district. West Virginia 92 begins a 162.3-mile route north to Reedsville beyond Downtown. Photo taken 09/23/14.
Exit 175 departs Interstate 64 east for Harts Run Road (SSR 60/14) south to Greenbrier State Forest, U.S. 60 west back to Caldwell and U.S. 60 east to WV 92 north to Elkins. Photo taken 09/23/14.
Interstate 64 crosses over a parallel CSX Railroad line beyond this shield assembly near Dickson. Photo taken 09/23/14.
Crows, Virginia is the next destination city, accessible from the final West Virginia exit. The independent city of Covington is now 23 miles away. Photo taken 09/23/14.
The freeway hugs the northern slopes of Kates Mountain (el, 3,330 ft) as it bypasses most of White Sulphur Springs to the south. Photo taken 09/23/14.
Lowering into a valley fed by Dry Creek, I-64 crosses the CSX Railroad again as well as SSR 50 (Mountain Avenue / Tuckahoe Road) by residential areas of While Sulphur Springs. Photo taken 09/23/14.
Veering southeast and leaving White Sulphur Springs, motorists along I-64 next meet the north of West Virginia 311 in two miles. Photo taken 09/23/14.
Interstate 64 & U.S. 60 east
Interstate 64 overtakes the original alignment of U.S. 60 east between O'Neill Knob (el. 3,146 ft) and Brushy Mountain (el. 3,169 ft). The two run in tandem to Exit 10 in Virginia, though the original roadway of U.S. 60 emerges at Exit 7. Photo taken 09/23/14.
The final mileage sign in West Virginia stands 16 miles west of Covington and 61 miles from Lexington, Virginia. Photo taken 09/23/14.
West Virginia 311 forms a multi-state route with Virginia 311 winding 58.7 miles south to U.S. 11 in Salem. Photo taken 09/23/14.
Travelers are advised of the low clearance associated with the CSX Railroad over crossing along Virginia 311 at Alleghany. The crossing consists of a 1932-built stone arch bridge for southbound and a tunnel for northbound.1 Photo taken 09/23/14.
One half mile ahead of Exit 183 onto West Virginia 311 south. The state route quickly transitions into SR 311 on the southward drive by Lewis Mountain (el, 2,907) to Crows and the south end of SR 159. SR 311 reenters West Virginia at Sweet Springs in 13 miles. Photo taken 09/23/14.
The wye interchange (Exit 183) with WV 311 south concludes an eight mile exit less stretch along Interstate 64 east. Photo taken 09/23/14.
The final state named shield posted along the eastbound mainline of Interstate 64. Photo taken 09/23/14.
Interstate 64 & U.S. 60 east swing northward to cross the Virginia state line beside Batlick Mountain (el. 3,038 ft). Photo taken 09/23/14.


 

Sources:

  1. CSX VA 311 Overpass, BridgeHunter.com.


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09/23/14 by AARoads

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