Interstate 95 South - Petersburg Vicinity

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Interstate 95 South
Virginia 10 (Hundred Road) crosses paths with a full cloverleaf interchange (Exit 61) at Dutch Gap. The divided highway connects Interstate 95 with U.S. 1 & 301 (Jefferson Davis Highway) to the west and Interstate 295 at Exit 15 to the east. Photo taken 07/09/10.
Interstate 95 shield posted south of the Coxendale Road overpass. Interests to Pocahontas State Park and the Chester Campus of John Tyler Community College should follow Exit 61B in 0.75 miles. Photo taken 07/09/10.
One half mile north of Exit 61B to Virginia 10 (Hundred Road) west to Chester. The state route turns north at Chesterfield to Richmond in 6.5 miles. Photo taken 07/09/10.
Virginia 10 winds westward from Exit 61B and Dutch Gap to Chester, Chesterfield, and Virginia 288 near Chesterfield County Airport. Photo taken 07/11/05.
Heading east from Exit 61A, Virginia 10 (Hundred Road) travels 7.4 miles to the independent city of Hopewell. Overall Virginia 10 totals 93.55 miles from Richmond to Suffolk in Hampton Roads. Photo taken 07/11/05.
SSR 620 (Woods Edge Road) and SSR 746 (Ruffin Mill Road) come together at the six-ramp parclo interchange of Interstate 95 (Exits 58B/A) at Walthall. SSR 620 and 746 both stem east from parallel U.S. 1 & 301 (Jefferson Davis Highway). Photo taken 07/11/05.
Exit 58B departs in one half mile for SSR 620 (Woods Edge Road) west to Walthall. Originally a diamond interchange joined a combine SSR 620 & 746 with Interstate 95. Photo taken 07/09/10.
SSR 746 (Ruffin Mill Road) passes over Interstate 95 ahead of the Exit 58 ramps with Woods Edge Road. SSR 746 meanders east from Walthall to Walthall Mil and Virginia 10 at Screamersville. Photo taken 07/09/10.
SSR 620 (Woods Edge Road) west to U.S. 1 & 301 south provides a direct route into Colonial Heights south of Pickadat Corner (Virginia 144 north). Photo taken 07/09/10.
Exit 58A loops onto Woods Edge Road north ahead of SSR 746. SSR 620 continues from Interstate 95 to SSR 618 near Virginia 10, Woodvale and Cameron Hills. Photo taken 05/08/10.
Interstate 95 travelers span Swift Creek and enter the independent city of Colonial Heights. Next in line is the trumpet interchange (Exit 54) and access road to Virginia 144 (Temple Avenue). Virginia 144 splits with U.S. 1 & 301 (Boulevard) south for an east-west alignment between Colonial Heights and Fort Lee. Photo taken 07/09/10.
Mounted to the Ellerslie Avenue overpass is a mileage sign posted three miles north of Petersburg. Rocky Mount, North Carolina, the next control city of Interstate 95 south, is 103 miles away. Photo taken 07/09/10.
The first sign for the Petersburg split with Interstate 85 lies north of the off-ramp (Exit 54) to Virginia 144 (Temple Avenue). Interstate 85 angles southwest to South Hill and Durham, North Carolina. Photo taken 07/09/10.
Virginia 144 travels in an "L" shaped routing 13.97 miles from Centralia south to Colonial Heights and east along Temple Avenue to Virginia 36 west of Hopewell. Temple Avenue provides a four-lane divided highway between U.S. 1 & 301 and Fort Lee. Virginia 144 west to U.S. 1 & 301 south leads drivers to Virginia State University. Photo taken 07/09/10.
Conduit Road passes over Interstate 95 three quarters of a mile north of a parclo A2 nterchange (Exit 53) with Southpark Boulevard. Southpark Boulevard meanders north from Roslyn Road South Park Mall and Virginia 144 (Temple Avenue). Photo taken 07/09/10.
This Exit 51 overhead features the long distance control cities of Durham, North Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia. Interstate 85 represents an increasingly busy corridor joining the Charlotte and Atlanta metro areas with the Gulf Coast and Northeast. Photo taken 07/09/10.
The city of Petersburg crosses I-95 beyond Southpark Boulevard. Exits 52, 50 and 48 depart within the next 4.5 miles of Interstate 95 south. Photo taken 07/09/10.
Exit 53 leaves Interstate 95 south for Roslyn Road. Roslyn Road lines the west side of Interstate 95 from Southpark Boulevard north to Conduit Road. Photo taken 07/09/10.
Virginia 36 leads east from near Exit 52 via Wythe Street to Washington Street and Petersburg National Battlefield. The state route continues to Fort Lee and Hopewell, ending at Virginia 10. Photo taken 07/09/10.
Spanning the Appomattox River, Interstate 95 briefly enters Chesterfield County before crossing the Petersburg city line. The right lane becomes exit-only for Interstate 85 south & U.S. 460 west. The two overlap from I-85's beginning to Exit 61. Photo taken 07/09/10.
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A series of ramps connect Interstate 95 (Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike) with U.S. 460 Business (Washington Street west / Wythe Street east) at Exit 52. U.S. 460 Business splits with U.S. 301 (Crater Road) at Virginia 36 to the east, traveling west through the Petersburg central busines district to U.S. 1. Photo taken 07/11/05. Second photo taken 07/09/10.
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Southbound on Interstate 95 in downtown Petersburg. Departing the Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike in this scene is Exit 52 to U.S. 460 Business (Wythe & Washington Streets). U.S. 301 passes under Interstate 95 with Virginia 36 ahead of the Exit 52 ramp departure via Bollingbrook Street (north) and Bank Street (east).
Beyond Exit 52, Interstate 95 parts ways with the Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike at Exit 51 (Interstate 85 south). The original toll road continued west along Interstate 85 to U.S. 1 & 460 Business (Boydton Plank Road). Photo taken 07/11/05. Second photo taken 07/09/10.
Exit 52 partitions into separate ramps to Washington Street (U.S. 460 Business) west) and Wythe Street (U.S. 460 Business) east. U.S. 301 & 460 Business combine from Wythe Street south on Crater Road to Interstate 95 at Exit 50. Washington Street carries U.S. 460 Business west to Battersea and Kennelworth in west Petersburg. Photo taken 07/09/10.
Interstate 95 southbound at the Washington Street overpass. The north-south freeway reduces to four lanes south of the Interstate 85 northern terminus (Exit 51). Featured on the Exit 51 guide sign are the Virginia control points of Blackstone for U.S. 460 west and South Hill where Interstate 85 junctions with U.S. 58. Photo taken 07/09/10.
Interstate 85 southbound departs with the Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike from Interstate 95 at Exit 51. U.S. 460 enters the fray from Interstate 95 via County Drive (Exit 50A) to overlap with Interstate 85 for 6.4 miles to Exit 61. Miami, Florida reappears as a control city of Interstate 95 for the second time in Petersburg at the Interstate 85 split. The south Florida city is over 900 miles to the south. Photo taken 07/09/10.
Interstate 95 east & U.S. 460 east veer southeast from Interstate 85 to meet U.S. 301 & 460 Business (Crater Road) at a six-ramp parclo interchange (Exit 50). Photo taken 07/11/05.
Interstate 95 south & U.S. 460 east
Traffic from U.S. 460 Business & Virginia 36 emanating from downtown Petersburg merge onto Interstate 95 ahead of the Exit 50 collector distributor roadway for U.S. 301 (Crater Road). Travelers destined for U.S. 460 east to Norfolk are advised to join the southbound mainline to Wagner Road. Photo taken 06/25/10.
The c/d roadway of Exit 50 begins from the Interstate 85 north & U.S. 460 eastbound on-ramp to Interstate 95. A slip ramp provides access to the roadway from the southbound mainline. Photo taken 06/25/10.
Departing first within the cloverleaf interchange at Exit 50 is the ramp to U.S. 301 (Crater Road). Motorists leaving here follow Graham Road east to Crater Road or west to U.S. 301 Alternate (Sycamore Street). U.S. 301 follows Crater Road south to Fort Davis and north with U.S. 460 Business west to Blanford and Downtown. Photo taken 06/25/10.
The c/d roadway returns as Interstate 95 south & U.S. 460 east continue toward the full cloverleaf interchange (Exit 48) with Wagner Road. The shared alignment between Interstate 95 and U.S. 460 was extended south to Wagner Road by 2007. During that time, U.S. 460 Business was extended east along County Drive from Winfield Road and Exit 50 to Wagner Road near the Petersburg city line. Photo taken 06/25/10.
Wagner Road leads east from Interstate 95 to the intersection of U.S. 460 (County Drive) and Virginia 106 (Courthouse Road) east. Virginia 106 begins there and travels northeast to Prince George and overall 29.57 miles to Talleyville. Photo taken 06/25/10.
One mile north of Wagner Road (Exits 48B/A) on Interstate 95 south & U.S. 460 east. Wagner Road was shown as Interstate 795 on the 1988 Official Virginia State Highway Map. The road was never built to freeway standards and currently travels west to U.S. 301 and east to County Drive and Virginia 106. Photo taken 06/25/10.
Rocky Mount, North Carolina joins Emporia on this southbound mileage sign in southeast Petersburg. With U.S. 460 routed along the freeway, perhaps Norfolk should be added to the panel. Photo taken 06/25/10.
Exit 48B onto Wagner Road west departs Interstate 95 & U.S. 460 in one half mile. Wagner Road ends nearby at Fort Davis and U.S. 301 (Crater Road). U.S. 301 continues in close proximity to the freeway. Photo taken 06/25/10.
Although still ahead of Exit 48, advance signage for Exit 47, SSR 629 (Rives Road) is posted. Exit 47 is the last exit within the city of Petersburg. Photo taken 06/25/10.
This auxiliary sign for Exit 48A east should be amended to remove the word "TO", as U.S. 460 follows Wagner Road east to County Drive. Beyond Virginia 106, U.S. 460 rejoins its original alignment southeast to Exit 3 of Interstate 295 and New Bohemia. Photo taken 06/25/10.
Entering the cloverleaf interchange with Wagner Road on Interstate 95 south & U.S. 460 east. Exit 48B leaves the freeway for U.S. 301 (Crater Road). Photo taken 06/25/10.
U.S. 460 splits with Interstate 95 south for Wagner Road east. The highway concludes at U.S. 60 in Norfolk, 85 miles to the east. Continuing south, Interstate 295 returns to Interstate 95 at Exit 46 in 1.75 miles. Additionally long distance travelers that entered the Chesapeake Bay watershed in Cecil County, Maryland finally exit it at Wagner Road. Photo taken 06/25/10.
Interstate 95 South
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Southbound Interstate 95 next meets SSR 627 (Rives Road) in one half mile. The diamond interchange of Exit 47 lies east of U.S. 301 (Crater Road) and west of New Bohemia.
Signs for Exit 47 were replaced by 2012. Photo taken 06/25/10. Second photo taken 12/21/12.
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Exit 47 departs Interstate 95 south for SSR 629 (Rives Road). SSR 629 travels in segments between south Petersburg and SSR 618 north of Disputanta. Photo taken 06/25/10. Second photo taken 12/21/12.
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Interstate 95 south immediately enters the directional interchange (Exit 46) with Interstate 295 north. A left side merge adds traffic from the Richmond and Petersburg bypass as the I-95 mainline drops to one through lane.
A trend throughout many states continues with the removal of bridge-mounted guide signs. The overhead for Exit 46 was shifted to a ground-level assembly by 2012. Photo taken 06/25/10. Second photo taken 12/21/12.
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Interstate 295 returns to the north for traffic interests to Hopewell and Richmond. The freeway sees Washington as a control city for the connection with Interstate 95 north of Richmond. There is no direct connection between Interstates 85 and 295, so motorists bound for points north of Richmond must use Interstate 95 south to reach the bypass.
Traveling 52.56 miles in length, Interstate 295 was fully completed in 1992. Clearview sign replacements were made by 2012. Photo taken 06/25/10. Second photo taken 12/21/12.
Traffic from Interstate 295 southbound merges onto I-95 south one mile ahead of the diamond interchange (Exit 45) with U.S. 301 (Crater Road). Photo taken 05/08/10.
Interstate 95 travels across Second Swamp from the merge with I-295 to SSR 626 (Tavern Road) overpass. Photo taken 12/30/12.
Interstate 95 maintains just four lanes between I-295 and the North Carolina state line. U.S. 301 mirrors Interstate 95 from Petersburg southward in some capacity to Santee, South Carolina. Photo taken 12/30/12.
Exit 45 departs Interstate 95 for U.S. 301 (Crater Road). U.S. 301 often acts as a frontage road to I-95 throughout southern Virginia. Exit 45 is one of several interchanges to directly access or indirectly interact with the US highway. Photo taken 05/08/10.
U.S. 301 accompanies the limited access highway as the southbound side frontage road from Templeton to Jarratt. Photo taken 12/30/12.
Crossing Jones Hole Swamp three miles north of Carson and 31 miles from Emporia. Photo taken 12/30/12.
A pair of weigh stations reside on both sides of Interstate 95 ahead of the SSR 631 (Lansing Road) over crossing. Photo taken 12/30/12.
The final Prince George County interchange (Exit 37) of Interstate 95 again joins the freeway with adjacent U.S. 301 (Crater Road). Photo taken 05/08/10.
Exit 37 from I-95 south directly ties in with U.S. 301 to the west at Carson. Northbound side ramps connect with SSR 623 (Rowanty Road). SSR 623 arcs southward from Exit 37 and Crater Road to SSR 602 (Cabin Point Road) east of its interchange (Exit 33) with I-95. Photo taken 12/30/12.
The town of Stony Creek is the next destination of Interstate 95 south in six miles while Rocky Mount, NC is 85 miles away. Photo taken 12/30/12.
U.S. 301 continues to parallel Interstate 95 south closely through Sussex County. Photo taken 12/30/12.


Photo Credits:

  • 07/11/05 by AARoads.
  • 05/08/10 by Will Weaver.
  • 06/25/10 by AARoads.
  • 07/09/10 by AARoads.
  • 12/21/12 by AARoads.
  • 12/30/12 by AARoads.

Connect with:
Interstate 85
Interstate 295
U.S. 301
U.S. 460

Page Updated 01-15-2013.