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

Roanoke Area Highway Guides

Scroll down for our collection of Roanoke area highway photos covering streets and routes not cataloged elsewhere.

Virginia 24 east
A diamond interchange (Exit 6) joins Virginia 24 (Elm Avenue) with the south end of Interstate 581 and U.S. 220. Photo taken 07/16/05.
Interstate 581 & U.S. 220 travel north to meet Interstate 81 outside the city of Roanoke. Interstate 81 connects Roanoke with Salem to the south and Lexington (Interstate 64) to the north. Photo taken 07/16/05.
Virginia 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 24 west
After passing over a Norfolk Southern Railroad line west of Interstate 581, Virginia 24 (Elm Street) intersects Williamson Road. The state route ends one block west at Virginia 116 (Jefferson Street). Williamson Road becomes a part of U.S. 220 Business, U.S. 221, and Virginia 116 a short distance to the north at Franklin Road. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Virginia 117 north
Heading north from Cove Road (SSR 780) and Medley along Virginia 117 (Peters Creek Road) toward Interstate 581. Photo taken 12/30/08.
North Lake Road meanders through a residential area between Virginia 117 (Peters Creek Road) and Green Ridge Road (SSR 629). Photo taken 12/30/08.
Northside High School Rd (SSR 1402) leads north from Virginia 117 (Peters Creek Road) outside the full cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 581 & U.S. 220. Photo taken 12/30/08.
Departing Virginia 117 next is the southbound on-ramp to Interstate 581 & U.S. 220 to downtown Roanoke. Photo taken 12/30/08.
A white-box shield for Interstate 581 resides at the gore point for the southbound on-ramp. Interstate 581 follows U.S. 220 southward to Virginia 24 (Elm Avenue). Photo taken 12/30/08.
Interstate 581 & U.S. 220 continue 1.1 miles north from Virginia 117 to Interstate 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 117 south
A full cloverleaf interchange joins Virginia 117 (Peters Creek Road) with Interstate 581 & U.S. 220 near Kingston and Roanoke Regional Airport. Photo taken 12/30/08.
Southbound mileage sign and reassurance shield posted for Virginia 117 after Interstate 581. Virginia 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 at the merge with U.S. 221 south from 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 ends at 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 replaced with mast-arm based assemblies since this image was taken. 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 supported assemblies. Photos taken 07/24/04.
Cove Road
Cove Road (SSR 780 / former Virginia 116) intersects Virginia 117 (Peters Creek Road) opposite Green Ridge Road at Medley on the Roanoke city line. Virginia 116 followed Cove Road north from Virginia 101 (Hershberger Road) originally. Photo taken 12/30/08.
Virginia 117 travels Peters Creek Road 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 Virginia 116 at its intersection with Franklin Road east of downtown Roanoke. Franklin Road carries U.S. 220 Business signage north from the U.S. 220 freeway south end to Williamson Road. Tazewell Avenue continues Franklin Road east under Interstate 581. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Wonju Street
Wonju Street southbound at the loop ramp onto 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.