Interstate 81 North - Augusta County

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Interstate 81 north
Interstate 81 leaves Interstate 64 east and immediately approaches a parclo interchange (Exit 222) with U.S. 250 (Jefferson Highway) at Peyton. Photo taken 07/24/04.
U.S. 250 parallels Interstate 64 east from the Staunton area four miles to Fishersville and eight miles into Waynesboro. The US route follows Richmond Road to U.S. 11 (Greenville Avenue) and Downtown. Points of interest for Exit 222 include the Museum of American Frontier Culture, the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Mary Baldwin College. Photo taken 07/24/04.
One mile south of the diamond interchange (Exit 225) with Virginia 262 (formerly designated Virginia 275) at the Virginia 254 (New Hope Road) overpass. Virginia 262 follows Woodrow Wilson Parkway west to U.S. 250. The route comprises a freeway on the southwest side of Staunton and expressway on the north side of town. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Connections with U.S. 250 leading west from Staunton lead drivers to the Highland County seat of Monterey. Photo taken 07/16/05.
Exit 225 departs Interstate 81 north for Virginia 262 (Woodrow Wilson Parkway). Virginia 262 ends at Annex and Virginia 254 (Hermitage Road). Virginia 254 continues east from Staunton to Hermitage and south to Waynesboro.
Virginia 275 was the original designation given to Woodrow Wilson Parkway until its connection with the Virginia 262 freeway was completed. The switch in route numbers occurred on June 20, 2006, less than two months before the Virginia 262 loop was complete.1 Photo taken 07/24/04.
Traveling the Exit 225 off-ramp to Virginia 262 (Woodrow Wilson Parkway) from Interstate 81 north. Photo taken 06/06/04.
Virginia 275 shield that was posted at the end of Exit 225. Virginia 262 meets U.S. 11 (Commerce Road) in 1.5 miles. Photo taken 06/06/04.
Northbound motorists continuing along Interstate 81 next reach Harrisonburg in 20 miles. Strasburg (Interstate 66 east), appears for the first time. Photo taken 07/16/05.
0.75 miles south of the Exit 227 diamond interchange with Virginia Secondary 612 (Laurel Hill Road). Exit 227 serves the nearby town of Verona. Photo taken 07/24/04.
SSR 612 (Laurel Hill Road) travels west to a commercialized intersection with U.S. 11 (Lee Highway) and beyond to Quicks Mill. East of Exit 227, SSR 612 meanders to Laurell Hill and Crimora. Photo taken 07/24/04.
A pair of rest areas lie along Interstate 81 near Mt. Sidney. This scene looks northward after the facilities. Photo taken 07/16/05.
The final Augusta County interchange joins Interstate 81 with Virginia 256 (Weyers Cave Road) near Weyers Cave. Photo taken 07/16/05.
Virginia 256 begins at U.S. 11 (Lee Highway) adjacent to the diamond interchange at Exit 235. The state route heads east 6.78 miles to U.S. 340 south of Grottoes. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Interstate 81 sinks to cross Naked Creek east of Burketown. The Rockingham County line crosses the freeway at the next hill. Photo taken 07/16/05.


 


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06/06/04, 07/24/04, 07/16/05 by AARoads

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U.S. 11
Virginia 262

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