Interstate 64 West - Virginia to Green Sulphur Springs

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Interstate 64 U.S. 60 West
Welcome to West Virginia overhead posted as the freeway enters Greenbrier County from Alleghany County, Virginia. U.S. 60 joins Interstate 64 west from Covington to Exit 181. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Mileage sign posted four miles east of White Sulphur Springs, the first community of significance along Interstate 64 westbound. A wye interchange in the background represents the north end of West Virginia 311, a multi-state route leading south to Crows, Virginia and Sweet Springs, West Virginia. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Interstate 64 & U.S. 60 west approach their split outside of White Sulphur Springs (Exit 181). Exit 181 serves the Cass Scenic Railroad and long distance interests to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory at Green Bank. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Westbound reassurance shields for Interstate 64 & U.S. 60 between the West Virginia 311 north end and their split at Exit 181. There is no access onto West Virginia 311 south from westbound. Photo taken 06/17/05.
U.S. 60 leaves Interstate 64 at a half diamond interchange in east White Sulphur Springs. U.S. 60 follows Main Street through the heart of town, sharing pavement with West Virginia 92 initially. West Virginia 92 begins in White Sulphur Springs and travels north nine miles to Alvon and 15 miles to Neola. Photo taken 06/17/05.
U.S. 60 follows the Midland Trail Scenic Highway through southeastern West Virginia, a corridor offering history, outdoor experiences and attractions. West Virginia 92 leads toward the Elk River and Snowshoe Ski Areas within the Monongahela National Forest. Photo taken 06/17/05.
One mile east of the off-ramp (Exit 181) to U.S. 60 west & West Virginia 92 (Main Street) north and White Sulphur Springs. U.S. 60 splits with West Virginia 92 in 0.6 miles before curving west into the heart of town. The US highway remains on its own alignment parallel to Interstate 64 to Exit 156. Photo taken 06/17/05.
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Exit 181 leaves Interstate 64 west for Main Street in White Sulphur Springs. West Virginia 92 runs 162.3 miles north from Exit 181 along the Appalachian Mountains to Elkins and WV 7 in Reedsville. Photos taken 06/17/05.
Interstate 64 West
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The West Virginia Welcome Center and first rest area along Interstate 64 west lies south of White Sulphur Springs. I-64 sinks toward crossings of Tuckahoe Road, Dry Creek and a CSX Railroad. Photos taken 06/17/05.
Interstate 64 leaves the rest area and tourist information center and sees this mileage sign. White Sulphur Springs is again referenced for the return via U.S. 60 east. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Interstate 64 leaves the rest area and tourist information center and sees this mileage sign on the north side of Kates Mountain (el, 3,330 ft). White Sulphur Springs is again referenced for the return via U.S. 60 east. Photo taken 06/17/05.
U.S. 60 continues west from White Sulphur Springs along side Greenbrier Sporting Club golf course to West Virginia Secondary 60/14 (Harts Run Road) at Harts Run. A diamond interchange connects I-64 with U.S. 60 via SSR 60/14 just south of Howard Creek. Photo taken 06/17/05.
U.S. 60 heads west from SSR 60/14, 2.5 miles to Caldwell and West Virginia 63. WV 63 travels south six miles to U.S. 219 at Organ Cave. Harts Run Road meanwhile travels south into Greenbrier State Forest. Photo taken 06/17/05.
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Interstate 64, Howard Creek, a CSX Railroad and U.S. 60 all push westward from White Sulphur Springs to Caldwell. Lewisburg, the Greenbrier County seat, lies seven miles to the west. Photos taken 06/17/05.
The PFC Ralph E. Pomeroy, Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, Memorial Bridge carries Interstate 64 over the Greenbrier River west of Greenbrier Mountain (el. 3,320 ft). 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 06/17/05.
U.S. 219 (Jefferson Street) crosses paths with Interstate 64 at a diamond interchange (Exit 169) north of Lewisburg. The US highway joins the county seat with Ronceverte to the south and Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB) to the north. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Curving northwest along I-64 west on the one mile approach to U.S. 219 (Exit 169) at Lewisburg. Points of interest served by U.S. 219 south include the State Fairgrounds, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg Historic District and the Greenbrier County Visitors Center. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Westbound at the off-ramp (Exit 169) to U.S. 219 (Jefferson Street) on I-64. U.S. 219 travels south three miles to Fairlea and six miles to Ronceverte. Overall the highway ends at Rich Creek (U.S. 460) 48 miles to the south. Northward the route continues toward Marlinton, Elkins and Parsons through stretches of the Monongahela National Forest. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Scenery along Interstate 64 between Lewisburg and Alta. U.S. 60 crosses paths with the freeway midway between Lewisburg and Alta. Photo taken 06/17/05.
The freeway winds onto Brushy Ridge to the north of Muddy Creek Mountain. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Cresting over Brushy Ridge, two miles ahead of Exit 161 with West Virginia 12 near Alta. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Lowering across Raders Valley, I-64 is now one mile ahead of West Virginia 12. WV 12 heads 11.3 miles south to West Virginia 63 at Alderson from upcoming Exit 161. Photo taken 06/17/05.
West Virginia 12 ends just north of the diamond interchange (Exit 161) with I-64 at U.S. 60 by the settlement of Alta. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Exit 161 departs Interstate 64 westbound for West Virginia 12. WV 12 south provides connections to WV 3 west along the Greenbrier River to Pence Springs. U.S. 60 continues west from Exit 161 six miles to Clintonville. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Westbound mileage sign posted at the U.S. 60 over crossing near Clintonville. Interstate 64 reaches Beckley in 41 miles. Photo taken 06/17/05.
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A roadway split of Interstate 64 carries the freeway between Sinking Creek Road near Alum Rock Hollow and the high-level Loundermilk Road over crossing at Meadow Mountain (el. 2,710 ft). Photos taken 06/17/05.
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U.S. 60 (Midland Trail) crosses paths with Interstate 64 for the final time in southeast West Virginia at Exit 156. The two highways come together at a diamond interchange just north of historic Sam Black Church. Photos taken 06/17/05.
One mile east of the off-ramp (Exit 156) to U.S. 60 (Midland Trail) on I-64 west. U.S. 60 (Midland Trail) leads away from I-64 to the north northwest six miles to Rupert. Photo taken 06/17/05.
SSR 25 (Smoot Road) stems west from U.S. 60 (Midland Trail) nearby to parallel Interstate 64 to Meadow Bluff and Smoot. Photo taken 06/17/05.
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Drivers destined for U.S. 60 (Midland Trail) part ways with Interstate 64 westbound at Exit 156. U.S. 60 ventures 14 miles northwest to Rainelle and 35 miles to U.S. 19 near Hico.
I-64 and the US highway again cross paths outside of Charleston. Photos taken 06/17/05.
Curving more toward the southwest, Interstate 64 passes under the SSR 25 (Smooth Road) overpass ahead of Nichols Knob (el. 2,766 ft). Photo taken 06/17/05.
A diamond interchange (Exit 150) lies two miles ahead with West Virginia Secondary 29/4 (Morris Branch Road) at Dawson. This is the final Greenbrier County interchange. Photo taken 06/17/05.
One-mile guide sign for Exit 150 (West Virginia Secondary 29/4) posted along Interstate 64 west. SSR 29/4 (Morris Branch Road) forms a 3.3-mile loop west from parallel SSR 27/3 (Lawn Road) at Exit 150 to the settlement of Lawn. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Exit 150 leaves Interstate 64 west for SSR 29/4 (Morris Branch Road) to Dawson. The USGS topo map shows the interchange for Dawson proposed at SSR 29 (Dawson-Springdale Road) just to the north.SSR 29 travels 6.3 miles northwest from there to West Virginia 20 at Springdale. Photo taken 06/17/05.
The stretch of Interstate 64 running west to Beckley was completed in 1988. The next few miles leading west from Lawn to Elton traverse hilly terrain north of Red Spring Mountain (el. 3,835 ft) and Fisher Mountain (el. 3,176 ft). Photo taken 06/17/05.
Across the Summers County line, drivers along I-64 west next approach a runaway truck ramp on the descent toward Elton. Photo taken 06/17/05.
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Beyond the runaway truck ramp, Interstate 64 drops to cross paths with SSR 5 (Elton Lawn Road) along side Fisher Creek. Photos taken 06/17/05.
West Virginia 20 heads south from Springdale 3.5 miles to Meadow Bridge, 7.7 miles to Elton, and 9.5 miles to West Virginia Secondary 4 adjacent to Exit 143. The state route parallels the westbound side of I-64 from Elton to WV 7 by Exit 139. Photo taken 06/17/05.
One mile east of the diamond interchange (Exit 143) with SSR 4 (Lick Creek Road) at Green Sulphur Springs on I-64 west. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Exit 143 leaves Interstate 64 westbound for Lick Creek Road to West Virginia 20 at Green Sulphur Springs. SSR 4 parallels Lick Creek southeast into a valley north of Big Swell and KeeneyMountains. Photo taken 06/17/05.


 


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06/17/05 by AARoads

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