Interstate 81 South & 64 West

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Interstate 64 west & 81 south
Interstate 64 west & 81 southbound shields posted at the Virginia Secondary 635 (Barterbrook Road) overpass. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Virginia 262 loops west around Staunton between Interstate 81 at Exit 225 and its south end at Exit 220. Photo taken 12/30/08.
Exit 220 joins Interstates 64 & 81 with Virginia 262 west via a trumpet interchange. Virginia 262 meets U.S. 11 (Greenville Avenue) nearby on its 13.70-mile route. Between Exit 220 and U.S. 250, the state route follows a freeway. Photo taken 12/30/08.
The next exit along I-64 west & I-81 south connects with Virginia Secondary 654 to Mint Spring and Stuarts Draft. Note that the exit numbering continues with Interstate 81's mileposts, even though Interstate 64 is the lower number. This is largely due to the fact that I- 81 was constructed prior to I- 64. Photo taken 12/30/08.
Interstates 64 west & 81 south overlap for 30.40 miles to the Lexington area. Roanoke follows in 81 miles while I-64 turns west and north onto I-77 on the 203-mile drive to Charleston, West Virginia. Photo taken 12/30/08.
SSR 654 (White Hill Road) begins at U.S. 11 (Lee Jackson Memorial Highway) near Mint Spring and travels southeast to end at U.S. 340 (Stuarts Draft Highway) just west of Stuarts Draft. A diamond interchange (Exit 217) joins White Hill Road with Interstates 64 & 81. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Reassurance shields posted for Interstate 64 west & 81 south between Exits 217 and 213 near Brookwood. Photo taken 06/06/04.
Now 31 miles northeast of Lexington along Interstates 64 west & 81 south. Photo taken 06/17/05.
U.S. 11 (Lee Jackson Memorial Highway) continues in close proximity from Mint Spring southward to a parclo interchange with Interstates 64 west & 81 south (Exits 213B/A). Photo taken 06/17/05.
Southbound travelers reach Exit 213B for U.S. 11 north. U.S. 11 north connects with SSR 701 west to Middlebrook and otherwise leads north back toward Staunton. Photo taken 06/17/05.
The sign bridge pictured in 2005 was replaced with a ground-level sign for Exit 213B by 2008. This interchange is located only a half-mile northwest of the southern terminus of U.S. 340. Photo taken 12/30/08.
Exit 213A loops onto U.S. 11 (Lee Jackson Memorial Highway) south to Greenville and Steeles Tavern. U.S. 340 angles northeast from nearby toward Waynesboro and Luray in Virginia; Charles Town, West Virginia; and ultimately Frederick, Maryland. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Old Greenville Road comes into view next to a southbound mileage sign posted after Exit 213. Old Greenville Road used to connect with Old Staunton Road on the opposite side of the freeway. Photo taken 12/30/08.
Next in line for southbound drivers is the diamond interchange (Exit 205) with Virginia Secondary 606 (Raphine Road) east of Raphine and west of Steeles Tavern. Points of interest for Exit 205 include Cyprus McCormick Farm. Photo taken 12/30/08.
Interstates 64 west & 81 south enter Rockbridge County just north of the Exit 205 ramp departure to Virginia Secondary 606 (Raphine Road). SSR 606 meets U.S. 11 (Lee Highway) in Steeles Tavern nearby. There Virginia 456 begins and ascends southeastward to Vesuvius. SSR 606 continues west to Virginia 252 near Brownsburg otherwise. Photo taken 12/30/08.
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The freeway roadway widens as I-64 west & I-81 south bypass Greenville to the north. Lexington is within 18 miles. Photos taken 12/30/08.
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Virginia Secondary 710 (Swope Lane / Sterrett Road) winds westward from U.S. 11 at Fairfield to Virginia 252 (Brownsburg Turnpike), meeting Interstates 64 & 81 at the Exit 200 diamond interchange. Photos taken 06/17/05.
Exit 200 leaves Interstates 64 west & 81 south for SSR 710 (Sterret Road). SSR 710 shares an implied overlap with U.S. 11 through Fairfield nearby before resuming a southward course to SSR 608 near Midvale. Photo taken 06/17/05.
This view of Interstates 64 west & 81 south at Exit 200 shows that trucks pretty much dominate the flow of traffic... Photo taken 12/30/08.
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A southbound side rest area lies along Interstates 64 west & 81 south jus west of Fairfield. Lexington follows as the next city of interest for both Interstates after their split. Photos taken 06/17/05.
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Approaching the Exit 195 diamond interchange with U.S. 11 (Lee Highway) on the southbound freeway. U.S. 11 travels a four-lane divided highway along the east side of Interstates 64 & 81 through Fairfield to Lexington west of Exit 195. Photos taken 06/17/05.
Exit 195 leaves Interstates 64 west & 81 south for U.S. 11 (Lee Highway). U.S. 11 angles southwest from Grassy Ridge into East Lexington near Exit 55 of Interstate 64. Interests to U.S. 60 east for Buena Vista should remain along Interstate 81 south to Exit 188. Photo taken 06/17/05.
The final set of shields posted for the Interstate 64 west & 81 southbound overlap. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Southbound motorists descend between Grassy Ridge to the west and Timber Ridge to the east toward the split of Interstates 64 west and 81 south. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Exit 191 consists of a tri-level stack interchange between Interstate 64 west to Clifton Forge and Covington and Interstate 81 south to Buena Vista and Roanoke. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Interstate 64 travels just north of Lexington on its scenic climb to North, Brushy, and Mill Mountains between Interstate 81 (Exit 191) and Clifton Forge. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Southbound at the split of Interstate 64 west to Beckley, West Virginia from Interstate 81 south to Bristol. Interstate 64 ventures 118 miles west to Interstate 77 (West Virginia Turnpike). The tandem share the turnpike north from there on their 63.88 mile overlap to Charleston. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Warm Run flows adjacent to the southbound lanes of Interstate 81 as ramps to and from Interstate 64 travel above. Photo taken 06/17/05.


 


Photo Credits:

06/06/04, 06/17/05, 12/30/08 by AARoads

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Interstate 64
U.S. 11
State Route 262

Page Updated 04-18-2010.