Interstate 95 North - Greensville & Sussex Counties

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Interstate 95 north
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The Virginia Welcome Center for I-95 northbound lies just across the state line near Turners Crossroads. Photos taken 06/01/05.
The first exit within the Commonwealth of Virginia joins Interstate 95 with SSR 629 (Moores Ferry Road). SSR 629 travels north from Turners Crossroads to Mitchells Mill and U.S. 301 at Skippers. Photo taken 06/25/10.
A frontage road lines the northbound side of Interstate 95 from SSR 631 (Spring Church Road) to SSR 629 (Moores Ferry Road) at Exit 4. The freeway spans Fontaine Creek ahead of the diamond interchange west of Skippers. Photo taken 06/25/10.
Continuing north from Exit 4, Interstate 95 next meets the city of Emporia in six miles. A Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel trailblazer follows as part of a route east via U.S. 58 to Hampton Roads. Photo taken 06/25/10.
U.S. 301 angles toward Interstate 95 from Skippers and travels along side the freeway at Exit 8 outside Emporia. A trumpet interchange connects with the parallel US Route northward to South Main Street. Photo taken 06/25/10.
The first of two signs advising drivers of truck restriction on U.S. 301 (Main Street) and U.S. 58 Business (Atlantic Street). U.S. 58 follows an expressway bypass around the north side of Emporia while Interstate 95 bypasses the city to the west as the preferred truck routes. Photo taken 06/25/10.
Exit 8 leaves Interstate 95 north for the connector with U.S. 301. U.S. 301 (Skippers Road) follows South Main Street from the city line northward to Downtown. Photo taken 06/25/10.
A second sign for the truck restrictions on U.S. 301 (Main Street) and U.S. 58 (Atlantic Street) through Emporia precedes the SSR 627 (Brink Road) over crossing. Photo taken 06/25/10.
Originating at Cumberland Gap, Tennessee, U.S. 58 is a major highway that spans the southern tier of Virginia. Serving such disparate locations as Bristol, Danville and Emporia, U.S. 58 stretches across the state to Virginia Beach in Hampton Roads. Much of the route is expressway grade. Photo taken 06/25/10.
The original bridges carrying I-95 across the Meherrin River in Emporia were constructed in 1959 as part of an Emporia bypass for U.S. 301. Construction from January 18, 2016 to Fall 2019 replaces both bridges, starting with the southbound span.1 Photo taken 06/25/10.
Long distance travelers bound for the Delmarva Peninsula are directed onto U.S. 58 east to Hampton Roads to access the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Crossing Chesapeake Bay, the toll bridge system joins Virginia Beach with Northampton County. Photo taken 06/25/10.
A full cloverleaf interchange (Exits 11A/B) joins Interstate 95 with U.S. 58 (Atlantic Street) east of Kingsberry and northwest of Downtown Emporia. U.S. 58 splits with a business route nearby as the mainline follows a 1987-completed bypass to the north. The four-lane highway continues east from Emporia to Franklin, Suffolk and Norfolk. Photo taken 06/25/10.
A loop ramp (Exit 11B) joins I-95 north with U.S. 58 (Atlantic Street) west to Lawrenceville and South Hill. Photo taken 06/25/10.
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Curving northeast, Interstate 95 exits the independent city of Emporia and reenters Greensville County. Photos taken 06/25/10.
The 41-mile drive to Petersburg remains vastly rural as Interstate 95 and parallel U.S. 301 intertwine northward from Emporia. Photo taken 06/25/10.
U.S. 301 (Sussex Drive) leaves Emporia and converges with the east side of I-95 at forthcoming Exit 12. Photo taken 06/25/10.
U.S. 301 remained the through route from Emporia north to Prince George County until the 1982 completion of Interstate 95. A number of industrial businesses line the four-lane highway as it loops eastward between Exits 12 and 17. Photo taken 06/25/10.
Virginia Secondary 614 (Otterdam Road) meets Interstate 95 at the adjacent diamond interchange (Exit 13) from U.S. 301. Photo taken 06/25/10.
SSR 614 (Otterdam Road) branches north from SSR 616 (Moonlight Road) near Moonlight and ventures to Slagles Lake and SSR 610 (Allen Road) west of Jarratt. A multi phase construction project administered by Greenville County widened 3.9 miles of the route northward from Exit 13. Supporting future economic development, the $9.1 million project was scheduled from Fall 2015 through May 2017.2 Photo taken 06/25/10.
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Traversing an area of timberland adjacent to Uriah Branch, Interstate 95 progresses north six miles to Jarratt and 60 miles to the capital city. Photos taken 06/25/10.
U.S. 301 (Blue Star Highway) converges with Interstate 95 again just across the Sussex County Line at Exit 17. Northward from the diamond interchange, U.S. 301 stays west of the freeway to Jarratt. Photo taken 06/25/10.
Washington appears for the first time on a northbound Interstate 95 sign in southern Sussex County. Photo taken 06/25/10.
Meeting Interstate 95 east of Jarratt at Exit 20 is SSR 631. SSR 631 (Henry Road) links the freeway with U.S. 301 (Blue Star Highway) at Virginia 139 (Henry Street) west. Photo taken 06/25/10.
Entering the diamond interchange (Exit 20) with SSR 631 (Henry Road) on I-95 north. Virginia 139, a 1.48-mile spur from U.S. 301 through the town of Jarratt, extends west from SSR 631. Eastward, SSR 631 continues to Henry, Gray and Virginia 35 at Barretts Store (Virginia 35). Photo taken 06/25/10.
Reassurance marker for Interstate 95 posted ahead of the Klentz Road under pass east of Jarratt. U.S. 301 returns along the freeway ahead and forms a west side frontage road. Photo taken 06/25/10.
Petersburg is 31 miles to the north. Washington is 161 miles away via Interstates 95 and 395 north. Photo taken 06/25/10.
A forested median separates the roadways of I-95 one mile ahead of Exit 24 with Virginia Secondary 645 (Green Church Road). Andrews Road accompanies the freeway as a frontage road to the east. Photo taken 12/21/12.
Northbound at the diamond interchange (Exit 24) with SSR 645 at Owens. SSR 645 stems south along Owen Road from U.S. 301 to Henry and northwest on Green Church Road to SSR 649 (Huske Road). Photo taken 12/21/12.
Northbound mileage sign posted six miles south of Stony Creek and 27 miles out from Petersburg. Photo taken 12/21/12.
One mile south of the diamond interchange (Exit 31) with Virginia 40 (Sussex Drive) on Interstate 95 north. Virginia 40 constitutes a 220-mile route from Virginia 8 at Woolvine to Virginia 10 at Spring Grove. Photo taken 12/21/12.
Northbound Interstate 95 reaches Exit 31 for Virginia 40. Virginia 40 travels west to Stony Creek and east to Sussex, the seat of Sussex County. From there, Virginia 40 continues east to meet U.S. 460 in Waverly and overall to Virginia 10 in Spring Grove. Photo taken 06/25/10.
Setzer Road (SSR 670) passes over Interstate 95 after the freeway crosses Stony Creek. Photo taken 06/25/10.
Colonial Heights, an independent city north of Petersburg, joins Richmond on this northbound mileage sign. U.S. 301 (Blue Star Highway) and Slagle Road comprise the frontage roads for Interstate 95 north to Exit 33. Photo taken 06/25/10.
The next exit along northbound Interstate 95 joins the freeway with SSR 602 (Cabin Point Road). SSR 602 weaves through a mixture of timber land and farm fields to Virginia 35 by Belsches Millpond and the settlement of Lambs. Photo taken 12/21/12.
West from the diamond interchange (Exit 33) with I-95, SSR 602 takes St. John Church Road to Galley Road (SSR 657) and Halifax Road (SSR 618) north of Stony Creek. Photo taken 06/25/10.
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Confirming marker and mileage sign posted along Interstate 95 north near Rowanty Creek. Photo taken 12/21/12. Second photo taken 06/25/10.
Interstate 95 enters Prince George County after an 18-mile stretch through Sussex County. Photo taken 06/25/10.


 

Sources:

  1. "I-95 Bridge Replacement over the Meherrin River." Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), project web site. Accessed December 15, 2018.
  2. "Greensville County Otterdam Road Improvement Project, Phase I Construction Update." Greenville County, Virginia, press release. October 21, 2015.


Photo Credits:

06/01/05, 06/25/10, 12/21/12 by AARoads

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Page Updated 12-15-2018.