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U.S. 11, 220 Business, and 221 overlap with SR 116 from Downtown to U.S. 460 (Orange Avenue) while Interstate 581 and U.S. 220 travel above the city street grid.

Virginia Route 24 East
A diamond interchange (Exit 6) joins SR 24 (Elm Avenue) with U.S. 220 and the south end of Interstate 581. Photo taken 07/16/05.
SR 24 reassurance shield posted along Elm Avenue eastbound ahead of the split into Bullitt Avenue (east) and Jamison Avenue (west). Photo taken 07/16/05.
Virginia Route 24 West
SR 24 (Elm Street) intersects Williamson Road beyond I-581 and a Norfolk Southern Railroad line. The state route ends one block west at SR 116 (Jefferson Street). Williamson Road becomes a part of U.S. 220 Business, U.S. 221 and SR 116 a short distance to the north at Franklin Road. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Virginia Route 117 North
Heading north from Cove Road (SSR 780) and Medley along SR 117 (Peters Creek Road) toward Interstate 581. Photo taken 12/30/08.
North Lake Road meanders through a residential area between SR 117 (Peters Creek Road) and Green Ridge Road (SSR 629). Photo taken 12/30/08.
Northside High School Rd (SSR 1402) leads north from SR 117 (Peters Creek Road) outside the cloverleaf interchange with I-581/U.S. 220. Photo taken 12/30/08.
Departing SR 117 next is the southbound on-ramp to I-581/U.S. 220 to Downtown Roanoke. Photo taken 12/30/08.
Interstate 581 follows U.S. 220 southward to SR 24 (Elm Avenue). Photo taken 12/30/08.
Interstate 581/U.S. 220 continue 1.1 miles north from SR 117 to I-81. Photo taken 12/30/08.
Interstate 81 leads southwest from Roanoke and Salem to Wytheville and Bristol and northeast to Lexington and Staunton. Photo taken 12/30/08.
Virginia Route 117 South
A full cloverleaf interchange joinsSR 117 (Peters Creek Road) with I-581/U.S. 220 near Kingston and Roanoke Regional Airport (ROA). Photo taken 12/30/08.
Mileage sign and reassurance shield posted for SR 117 after Interstate 581. SR 117 arcs eight miles between U.S. 11 (Williamson Road) at Hollins and U.S. 11 (Brandon Avenue) east of Salem. Photo taken 12/30/08.
Brandon Avenue
Westbound Brandon Avenue merges with U.S. 221 south at Main Street. U.S. 221 follows Main Street north to Elm Avenue and Downtown Roanoke and Brandon Avenue west briefly onto Brambleton Avenue. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Colonial Avenue
Colonial Avenue intersects Brandon Avenue adjacent to the Roanoke River. Brandon Avenue curves westward to U.S. 221 (Main Street) and east to U.S. 220 Business (Franklin Road) at McClanahan Street.
The span wire traffic lights pictured here were eventually replaced with mast-arm assemblies. Photo taken 07/24/04.
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Colonial Avenue west at Wonju Street south. Wonju Street provides access to U.S. 220 north to Downtown Roanoke while a direct ramp leads south from Colonial Avenue to Rocky Mount.
These signals were replaced with mast-arm assemblies. Photos taken 07/24/04.
Cove Road
Cove Road (SSR 780 / former SR 116) intersects SR 117 (Peters Creek Road) opposite Green Ridge Road at Medley on the Roanoke city line. SR 116 previously followed Cove Road north from SR 101 (Hershberger Road). Photo taken 12/30/08.
SR 117 (Peters Creek Road) travels northeast to Interstate 581/U.S. 220 and Hollins and southwest to U.S. 460 (Melrose Avenue) near Salem. Photo taken 12/30/08.
Williamson Road
Williamson Road becomes a part of U.S. 220 Business, U.S. 221 and SR 116 at Franklin Road east of Downtown Roanoke. Franklin Road carries U.S. 220 Business north from the U.S. 220 freeway south end to Williamson Road. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Wonju Street
Wonju Street south at the loop ramp for U.S. 220 north to Interstate 581 and Downtown Roanoke. Photo taken 12/30/08.

Photo Credits:

07/24/04, 07/16/05, 12/30/08 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 81
Interstate 581
U.S. 11
U.S. 220
U.S. 221
U.S. 460
State Route 101 - Hershberger Road
State Route 116

Page Updated 04-12-2010.