U.S. 23

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U.S. 23 North
SR 732 (Long Ridge Road) loops east from U.S. 23 to SR 707 (Newland Hollow Road) north of Long Ridge and south of the North Fork Holston River. 05/31/07
U.S. 23 enters Scott County, Virginia between Cloud and Long Ridge south of Weber City. The county seat of Gate City lies five miles ahead. 05/31/07
SR 727 (State Line Circle) ties into U.S. 23 next, representing an old alignment of the US route. 05/31/07
Aforementioned SR 707 (Newland Hollow Road) stems east from U.S. 23 ahead of the North Fork Holston River. SR 707 straddles Long Ridge east to Newland Hollow and SR 704 (Carters Valley Road). 05/31/07
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A pair of two lane bridges span the North Fork Holston River into Weber City along U.S. 23. The northbound span opened in 1966; the southbound in 1943. 05/31/07
A traffic signal governs the movements between U.S. 23 and SR 614 (Yuma Road) west to Holston Springs and Yuma in Poor Valley. Virginia SR 614 stretches a good 20 miles before crossing into the state of Tennessee as Pink Hill Road. 05/31/07
Turning northeast within the shadow of Clinch Mountain, U.S. 23 follows Main Street through Weber City to this traffic light at Jennings Street. Jennings Street arcs southeast to Legion Street. 05/31/07
U.S. 23 travels across Moccassin Gap through Clinch Mountain. Peaks visible from the four-lane arterial rise to 2,466, 2,944 and 3,148 (Big Knob) feet respectively. 05/31/07
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Between Weber City and Gate City, U.S. 23 merges with U.S. 58 & 421. The three highways overlap 17.7 miles westward through Gate City to the village of Duffield. U.S. 58 & 421 enter the overlap with U.S. 23 after leaving the city of Bristol (pop. 17,367) 26 miles to the east. 05/31/07
U.S. 23 northbound at U.S. 58 & 421 (Bristol Highway). Gate City lies two miles to the west. A rural two lane stretch of U.S. 58 & 421 continue eastward toward Hiltons and Bristol. Abingdon (pop. 7,780) represents the eastbound control point for U.S. 58 beyond Bristol and the split with U.S. 421. U.S. 421 southbound dips into Tennessee after parting ways with U.S. 58.
Construction reconfigured the junction between U.S. 23 and U.S. 58-421 in association with the Moccasin Gap Project by 2009. SR 224 now more directly ties into the three routes. 05/31/07
U.S. 23 South
Nearing the Tennessee line and the split with Tennessee 36 (Lynn Garden Drive) at the U.S. 23 freeway bypass of Kingsport. U.S. 23 becomes Interstate 26 at U.S. 11W en route to Johnson City. 05/31/07

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05/31/07 by AARoads and Carter Buchanan

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U.S. 58
U.S. 421

Page Updated 03-30-2010.

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