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U.S. 1 South
U.S. 1 joins Interstate 395 across the George Mason Bridge over the Potomac River between 14th Street SW in Washington and the Exit 8C in Arlington. U.S. 1 travels a short freeway south between Pentagon City and Crystal City to 20th Street.
This freeway was planned to be part of the unconstructed Interstate 595, a $30-million, 0.7-mile spur to Washington National Airport. The controversial freeway was approved in 1965 with construction set to begin in 1976. A court order halted work before any ground was broken as opponents to the plan garnered support. This lead highway officials to a February 1979 decision to drop I-595 in favor of a $20-million plan to add ramps at South 15th and 18th Streets instead.1 Photo taken 09/25/04.
A diamond interchange joins the U.S. 1 freeway with 15th Street South at Pentagon City. 15th Street travels west from Crystal Drive to the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City mall. Photo taken 09/25/04.
The brief freeway section of U.S. 1 touches down at the signalized intersection with 20th Street South. 20th Street South connects U.S. 1 with the adjacent Crystal City Shops and parallel South Eads Street. Photo taken 09/25/04.
A trumpet interchange with Virginia 233 lies south of the signalized intersection with 23rd Street South. Virginia 233 travels a viaduct east from U.S. 1 to Abingdon Road and Smith Boulevard at Reagan National Airport. Photo taken 09/25/04.
U.S. 1 leaves the Pohick area and approaches SSR 642 (Lorton Road). Lorton Road provides one of many connections between U.S. 1 (Richmond Highway) and parallel Interstate 95 (via Exit 163). Photo taken 12/26/06.
Lorton Road stems west from U.S. 1 (Richmond Highway) to Lorton and Virginia 123. Photo taken 12/26/06.
Continuing south along U.S. 1 (Richmond Highway) to Virginia 242 (Gunston Road) east and SSR 600 (Gunston Cove Road) west. Virginia 242 constitutes a 3.58-mile route east from Richmond Highway to Gunston Hall. Photo taken 12/26/06.
Southbound at Virginia 242 (Gunston Road) east and SSR 600 (Gunston Cove Road) west. SSR 600 leads northward to Lorton Road at its folded diamond interchange with Interstate 95. SSR 600 continues Gunston Road east from Virginia 242's end to River Drive at Hallowing Point Estates on the Potomac River. Photo taken 12/26/06.
U.S. 1 leaves Virginia 242 and travels three miles to Woodbridge in Prince William County. Photo taken 12/26/06.
Vehicles exceeding 13'4" in height are restriction from traveling U.S. 1 under the forthcoming CSX Railroad bridge. Photo taken 12/26/06.
Exit 161 of Interstate 95 ties directly into U.S. 1 (Richmond Highway) before their separate crossings over the Occoquan River. U.S. 1 southbound merges with the southbound freeway off-ramp as the Richmond Highway mainline defaults onto Interstate 95 south. Photo taken 12/26/06.
A three "Y" interchange joins Interstate 95 and its HOV roadways with U.S. 1 (Richmond Highway) west of the CSX Railroad overpass. Photo taken 12/26/06.
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Use Interstate 95 south to Fredericksburg and Richmond and U.S. 1 south locally to Woodbridge. Photo taken 12/26/06. Second photo taken 10/10/09.
Furnace Road (SSR 611) leads north from U.S. 1 (Richmond Highway) to Lorton Road and Virginia 123 and south to Old Colchester Road for Colchester and Harbor View. Photo taken 12/26/06.
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U.S. 1 spans the Occoquan River parallel to a CSX Railroad truss bridge. The river separates Fairfax and Prince William Counties. Photos taken 12/26/06.
Annapolis Way (SSR 673) spurs north to a local marina as U.S. 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) enters Prince William County. Photo taken 12/26/06.
Amid a heavily commercialized area, U.S. 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) meets the south end of Virginia 123 (Gordon Boulevard). Photo taken 12/26/06.
Virginia 123 constitutes a 31-mile loop from Woodbridge to Fairfax, Vienna, McLean, and Chain Bridge into Washington, DC. Photo taken 12/26/06.
U.S. 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) south at Virginia 123 (Gordon Boulevard) north. Virginia 123 intersects Horner Road (SSR 639) nearby before entering the three-quarter cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 95 (Exit 160). Photo taken 12/26/06.
SSR 906 travels the former route of Virginia 253 along Occoquan Road north from U.S. 1 at Woodbridge to Occoquan parallel to Virginia 123. Virginia 253 utilized this route between the late 1960s and 1998.1 Photo taken 12/26/06.
SSR 687 follows Dawson Beach Road southeast from U.S. 1 and SSR 906 to Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Photo taken 12/26/06.
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U.S. 1 continues southwest from Woodbridge eight miles to Dumfries. Interests to Interstate 95 south are directed to Prince William Parkway (Virginia 294) west. Photos taken 12/26/06.
Prince William County Parkway (Virginia 294) begins from U.S. 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) and winds westward to Dale City and Manassas. Longview Drive stems southward from VA-294 to Marumsco Acres. Photo taken 12/26/06.
Virginia 294 crosses paths with Interstate 95 at the Exit 158 three-quarter cloverleaf interchange a short distance west of U.S. 1. Photo taken 12/26/06.
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Prince William Parkway constitutes a four to six-lane arterial route with some access control between U.S. 1 and Interstate 66 west of Manassas National Battlefield Park. The route bypasses Manassas as part of Virginia 234. Photos taken 12/26/06.
U.S. 1 constitutes a busy commercial arterial from Woodbridge southward. Pictured here is the traffic light with Woodside Drive and an adjacent shopping center. Woodside Drive is a residential street linking U.S. 1 with Colchester Road (SSR 638) and Featherstone. Photo taken 12/26/06.
SSR 636 spurs east from U.S. 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) along Featherstone Road to Featherstone Shores and Bayside Park. Photo taken 12/26/06.
SSR 2000 follows Opitz Boulevard, a multi-lane arterial route, west to Exit 156 of Interstate 95 and north along Smoketown Road to Potomac Mills mall and Virginia 294 (Prince William Parkway). Reddy Drive connects U.S. 1 with Blackburn Road (SSR 638) at Marumsco Woods. Photo taken 12/26/06.
A brief reprieve from the commercialized frontage only transitions into freshly built residential developments along both sides of U.S. 1 leading south to Dumfries. Dale Boulevard represents the next opportunity for motorists to join Interstate 95 south. Photo taken 12/26/06.
SSR 784 follows Dale Boulevard west to Exit 156 of Interstate 95 and Dale City. Rippon Boulevard ventures east as SSR 1392 to Farm Creek Road. Photo taken 12/26/06.
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U.S. 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) south at Dale Boulevard west / Rippon Boulevard east. Dale Boulevard constitutes a busy arterial route northwest to SSR 642 (Hoadly Road) at Purcell Road through the pervasive suburbs of Dale City. Photos taken 12/26/06.
Crossing U.S. 1 next is SSR 638 (Neabsco Mills Road north / Blackburn Road east) ahead of the Neabsco Creek. Photo taken 12/26/06.
SSR 638 meanders southward from Marumsco Woods along Blackburn Road to U.S. 1 where the route turns northward back to Dale Boulevard and the Woodbridge campus of Northern Virginia Community College. Photo taken 12/26/06.
Neabsco Road heads east from U.S. 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) to Leesylvania State Park. Cardinal Drive continues SSR 610 west to Minnieville. Photo taken 12/26/06.
U.S. 1 ascends from Cardinal Drive to Garfield Estates and a crossing of Powells Creek. Photo taken 12/26/06.
Heavy development scours the hillsides above Powells Creek in the form of the planned community, Port Potomac. Port Potomac Avenue stems east from U.S. 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) as the main route. Photo taken 12/26/06.
Nearing the town of Dumfries, U.S. 1 approaches the south end of Virginia 234 (Dumfries Road). Virginia 234 follows a 35-mile route from Dumfries to U.S. 15 at Catharpin. Photo taken 12/26/06.
SR 234 heads from U.S. 1 directly into the exchange (Exit 152) with Interstate 95. The state route travels northwest to Prince William Forest Park, Independent Hill and Manassas. Photo taken 12/26/06.
U.S. 1 leaves the intersection with SSR 619 (Joplin Road) and enters a forested stretch of the Quantico U.S. Marine Corps Reservation. Photo taken 12/26/06.
Russell Road crosses paths with U.S. 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) at folded-cloverleaf interchange east of Interstate 95 Exit 148 and west of a gate into Marine Corps Base Quantico. Photo taken 12/26/06.
The Chopawamsic Creek separates Prince William and Stafford Counties across U.S. 1 south. Southbound drivers leave Russell Road on a seven-mile drive to the Stafford County seat. Photo taken 12/26/06.
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SSR 660 (George Mason Road) veers northeast from U.S. 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) to an industrial area south of the Chopawamsic Creek. Photos taken 12/26/06.
Telegraph Road carries SSR 637 across U.S. 1 at Boswells Store. SSR 637 leads south parallel to U.S. 1 through Midway Island and Aquia. Photo taken 12/26/06.
Westward, SSR 637 carries Telegraph Road across Interstate 95 to Camp Barrett Road; Camp Barrett Road leads to Russell Road within Marine Corps Base Quantico. Photo taken 12/26/06.
A full cloverleaf interchange joins Interstate 95 with SSR 610 (Garrisonville Road) and U.S. 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) at Aquia Harbour. Photo taken 12/26/06.
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U.S. 1 sees a direct on-ramp to Interstate 95 north for Washington, DC. Photos taken 12/26/06.
Motorists bound for Interstate 95 south to Fredericksburg and Richmond must use SSR 610 (Garrisonville Road) north to its loop ramp. Photo taken 12/26/06.
Venturing northwest from U.S. 1 and Washington Drive, SSR 610 constitutes a commercial arterial to Garrisonville. SSR 610 overall links Aquia Harbour with Somerville and Midland (Virginia 28). Photo taken 07/09/10.
Entering the Stafford, U.S. 1 intersects SSR 687 (Hope Road) east and SSR 631 (Bells Hill Road) south. Photo taken 12/26/06.
SSR 630 follows Courthouse Road west to Exit 140 of Interstate 95 and east to a rural area north of Brooke. Photo taken 12/26/06.
Courthouse Road leads northwest from U.S. 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) and Stafford to SSR 648 (Shelton Shop Road) near Moores Corner. Photo taken 12/26/06.
Jumping Branch Road carries the designation of SSR 742 as it spurs into a rural area east of U.S. 1 near Accokeek Creek. Photo taken 12/26/06.
Southbound U.S. 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) at SSR 628 (Ramoth Church Road). SSR 628 travels northwest to Centreport Parkway (SSR 8900) / Stafford Regional Airport and Ramoth and east to SSR 608 (Brooke Road) south of Brooke. Photo taken 12/26/06.
U.S. 1 shield and companion mileage sign posted on the highway south of the junction with SSR 628 and Eskimo Hill Road. Photo taken 12/26/06.
Nearing SSR 8900 (Centreport Parkway) on U.S. 1 south. SSR 8900 is a relatively new highway linking U.S. 1 with Interstate 95 (Exit 136) and Stafford Regional Airport. Photo taken 12/26/06.
SSR 8900 (Centreport Parkway) passes over U.S. 1 from a loop ramp that departs the highway from the northbound side. Centreport Parkway carries two lanes to a diamond interchange with Interstate 95. Photo taken 12/26/06.
Southbound U.S. 1 at the signalized intersection with SSR 8900 (Centreport Parkway) west. Centreport Parkway arcs north from Interstate 95 to SSR 627 (Mountain View Road) and Stafford Regional Airport. Photo taken 12/26/06.
State-named shields posted at the northbound on-ramp to Interstate 95 & U.S. 17 on U.S. 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway) southbound outside the city of Frederick. Interstate 95 & U.S. 17 share pavement from Exit 126 here to Exit 133 west of Falmouth. Photo taken 12/26/06.
U.S. 1 and 17 join briefly from Interstate 95 southward to Mills Drive. Interstate 95 south continues independent of both highways to Richmond. Photo taken 12/26/06.
U.S. 1 South U.S. 460 Business West
U.S. 1 southbound merges with U.S. 460 Business west from Adams Street. A truck route banner accompanies the reassurance shield for U.S. 1, even though Washington Street carries the highway mainline. Photo taken 01/02/08.
Washington Street also represents Virginia 36 Truck west to South Street. The truck route follows South Street north to Canal Street to rejoin Virginia 36 (Fleet Street). Photo taken 01/02/08.
U.S. 301 Alternate turns southward from U.S. 1 & U.S. 460 Business (Washington Street) at Sycamore Street. Sycamore Street ventures south to Central Park before passing over Interstate 85 en route to U.S. 301 & 460 Business (Crater Road) in south Petersburg. Photo taken 01/02/08.
U.S. 1 south & U.S. 460 Business (Washington Street) west at Union Street. Union Street travels two blocks north from Halifax Street and U.S. 1 north & 460 Business (Wythe Street) east to Tabb Street. Photo taken 01/02/08.
Continuing west along Washington Street to Market Street. Again U.S. 1 is signed as a Truck route. Photo taken 01/02/08.
Reassurance marker posted for U.S. 460 Business after the Washington Street intersection with Market Street. Photo taken 01/02/08.
Westbound Washington Street at the traffic light with Perry Street north. Photo taken 01/02/08.
Virginia 36 Truck splits from U.S. 1 south & 460 Business west for South Street north. Virginia 36 crosses the Appomatttox River and continues to Virginia State University and the community of Ettrick. Photo taken 01/02/08.
U.S. 1 Truck shield posted after South Street. Photo taken 01/02/08.
A U.S. 460 Business shield resides ahead of the Washington Street traffic light with West Street. Photo taken 01/02/08.
West Street heads south to Virginia 142 (Halifax Street) and north six blocks to the Batterson neighborhood. Photo taken 01/02/08.
U.S. 1 is finally acknowledged properly at the Washington Street westbound merge with Wythe Street. Atlantic Street stems south to Farmer Street on the left. Photo taken 01/02/08.
Washington Street passes under a CSX Railroad line and transitions into an industrial arterial westward toward the Kennelworth section of the city. Photo taken 01/02/08.
U.S. 1 south & 460 Business west intersect Elm Street at this traffic light. Elm Street heads south from adjacent Anchor Avenue through Kennelworth. Photo taken 01/02/08.
U.S. 1 & 460 Business exit the city of Petersburg west of Rawlings Lane for Boydton Plank Road. Photo taken 01/02/08.
U.S. 1 & 460 Business veer southward at the westbound beginning of Virginia 226 (Cox Road). Seventh Avenue (Virginia 319) departs Boydton Plank Road before this shield to Central State Hospital. Photo taken 01/02/08.
Virginia 226 follows Cox Road 3.38 miles from Boydton Plank Road west to U.S. 460 (Airport Street) west of Petersburg Dinwiddie Municipal Airport. Photo taken 01/02/08.
Virginia 226 (Cox Road) west to SSR 600 (Ferndale Road) leads drivers to Ferndale Park and Matoaca. Cox Road otherwise continues west to Addison. Photo taken 01/02/08.
A six-ramp parclo interchange joins U.S. 1 south & 460 Business with Interstate 85 & U.S. 460 (Exit 63). Photo taken 01/02/08.
U.S. 460 Business does not end at the on-ramp to Interstate 85 south & U.S. 460 west here, but instead continues with U.S. 1 to Airport Street west. U.S. 1 continues south parallel to Interstate 85 to South Hill. Photo taken 01/02/08.
U.S. 1 & U.S. 460 Business (Boydton Plank Road) pass over Interstate 85 & U.S. 460 ahead of the northbound on-ramp back into Petersburg. Photo taken 01/02/08.
Interstate 85 ends in 4.6 miles at Interstate 95. U.S. 460 leaves the Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike there for Interstate 95 south to County Drive. Photo taken 01/02/08.
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U.S. 1 & U.S. 460 Business (Boydton Plank Road) leave the Exit 63 interchange of Interstate 85 & U.S. 460 and intersect the west end of Virginia 142 (Simpson Road). Virginia 142 spurs 2.73 miles eastward into Petersburg, ending along Halifax Street within the city. Photos taken 01/02/08.
Reassurance shields and mileage sign for U.S. 1 south & 460 Business (Boydton Plank Road) west. Raleigh, North Carolina is featured for the U.S. 1 continuation into the Tar Heel State. Photo taken 01/02/08.
SSR 603 follows Sterling Road northwest to Virginia 226 (Cox Road). Photo taken 01/02/08.
Approaching Virginia SSR 775 (Hofheimer Way) on U.S. 1 south & 460 Business west. An Interstate 85 trailblazer directs motorists to the forthcoming split. Photo taken 01/02/08.
Hofheimer Way arcs southeast from Boydton Plank Road to SSR 623 (Church Road) an an industrial plant. Photo taken 01/02/08.
SSR 670 begins and follows Duncan Road south from Boydton Plank Road next. Photo taken 01/02/08.
SSR 670 leads south to SSR 666 in southeastern Dinwiddie County. Photo taken 01/02/08.
Lewis Road (SSR 714), a residential road, spurs north from U.S. 1 & 460 Business to end before Interstate 85. Photo taken 01/02/08.
SSR 671 (Brownwall Road) follows as a spur along side Boydton Plank Road. This may be an old alignment of U.S. 1. Photo taken 01/02/08.
U.S. 1 south & 460 Business part ways at the Boydton Plank Road with Airport Street near Dinwiddie County Airport (PTB). Photo taken 01/02/08.
U.S. 460 Business, signed here as U.S. 460, briefly travels Airport Street to its interchange with Interstate 85 and the U.S. 460 main line. U.S. 460 exits the freeway and continues the four-lane divided highway west three miles to Sutherland. U.S. 1 continues shadowing Interstate 85 southwest nine miles to Dinwiddie. Photo taken 01/02/08.

Sources:

  1. "Va. Changes Design for Interstate." The Washington Post, February 22, 1979.


Photo Credits:

  • 09/25/04 by AARoads.
  • 12/26/06 by AARoads.
  • 01/02/08 by AARoads.
  • 10/10/09 by Will Weaver.
  • 07/09/10 by AARoads.

Connect with:
Interstate 85
Interstate 95
U.S. 460
U.S. 460 Business
State Route 233

Page Updated 07-20-2011.