U.S. 29 North - Amherst & Nelson Counties

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U.S. 29 North
U.S. 29 bypasses the Amherst County seat to the east along a four-lane freeway. A parclo interchange joins Amherst Highway with U.S. 60 (Lexington Avenue west / Richmond Highway east). Photo taken 05/30/05.
Longer distance control cities for U.S. 60 include Lexington (Interstates 64 and 81) and Richmond. U.S. 60 totals 296.16 miles within Virginia between West Virginia near Callaghan and Virginia Beach. Photo taken 05/30/05.
A loop ramp facilitates the movements to U.S. 60 (Lexington Avenue) west into Amherst. U.S. 60 (Richmond Highway) east continues to Gladstone, Bent Creek, and the Buckingham County seat. Photo taken 05/30/05.
Washington, DC Joins Charlottesville as a northbound destination for U.S. 29. 164 miles to the northeast, U.S. 29 is not the most practical route to the Nation's Capital due to heavy development in northern Virginia along the corridor. Photo taken 05/30/05.
Northbound reassurance shield posted ahead of the folded diamond interchange with North Main Street (U.S. 29 Business south). Photo taken 05/30/05.
U.S. 29 Business returns from Amherst to end at u.S. 29 Amherst Highway) opposite SR 739 (Boxwood Farm Road). Photo taken 05/30/05.
U.S. 29 (Amherst Highway) northbound at the U.S. 29 Business southbound and SR 739 eastbound off-ramp. SR 739 arcs eastward to Glasgow and Tye River, ending at U.S. 29 in Nelson County. Photo taken 05/30/05.
Leaving the Amherst Bypass freeway, U.S. 29 (Amherst Highway) downgrades back into a four-lane surface highway. Photo taken 05/30/05.
Spanning the Buffalo River, northbound drivers of U.S. 29 leave the town limits of Amherst. Photo taken 05/30/05.
Approaching the northbound beginning of SR 151 (Patrick Hentry Highway) near Buffalo Hill on U.S. 29 north. Photo taken 05/30/05.
SR 151 (Patrick Henry Highway) meanders northward through the mountain communities of Piney River, Roseland and Wintergreen, splitting with SR 6 (former SR 151) ahead of Afton. Photo taken 05/30/05.
SR 151 travels 35.22 miles between U.S. 29 (Amherst Highway) and U.S. 250 at Crizters Shop. The route overlaps with SR 56 between Pine River and Roseland and SR 6 for 6.22 miles leading into Avon. Photo taken 05/30/05.
Continuing north along U.S. 29 (Amherst Highway) toward the crossings of Turner and Crawford Creeks. Photo taken 05/30/05.
SR 622 (Geddes Mountain Road) spurs northwest from U.S. 29 (Amherst Highway) to Geddes Mountain ahead of the Tye River bridge. Photo taken 05/30/05.
U.S. 29 leaves Amherst County for Nelson County at the Tye River. Photo taken 05/30/05.
Northbound scene along U.S. 29 at Kingswood. SR 665 (Wilson Hill Road) to the east from Kingswood as U.S. 29 encircles nearby Crits Mountain. Photo taken 05/30/05.
SR 669 (Bowling Drive) angles northwest to Old Stage Road (SR 671) from U.S. 29 west of Crits Mountain. Photo taken 05/30/05.
SR 655 (Colleen Road west / Arrington Road east) crosses paths with U.S. 29 (Thomas Nelson Highway) north at Colleen. SR 665 leads southeast from Colleen to Arrington, Norwood, and the Lake Nelson area via SR 626 and 647. Photo taken 05/30/05.
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SR 56 (Tye Brook Highway) joins with U.S. 29 north near Colleen. The state route connects the four-lane divided highway with Piney River (SR 151) and Steeles Tavern (U.S. 11).
SR 56 replaced SR 158 along the five-mile path between Colleen and Piney River. Photos taken 05/30/05.
SR 56 consists of a 63 mile route between Steeles Tavern and U.S. 60 at Dentons Corner. Photo taken 05/30/05.
U.S. 29 North Virginia Route 56 East
U.S. 29 north & SR 56 east share four miles of pavement between Colleen and Lovingston (U.S. 29 Business). Photo taken 05/30/05.
SR 653 intersects U.S. 29 & SR 56 (Thomas Nelson Highway) next. SR 653 spurs northward along Freshwater Cove Lane to Poplar Flats. Eastward the state route follows Oak Ridge Road toward SR 655 near Canada Gap between Turner and Findlay Mountains. Photo taken 05/30/05.
Nearing the split of SR 56 east from U.S. 29 (Thomas Nelson Highway) north at front Street (U.S. 29 Business) south of Lovingston. SR 56 briefly follows U.S. 29 Business along Front Street before turning south along James River Road to Lakeview Heights. The state route circumvents Edge Hill on the four-mile drive to Shipman. Photo taken 05/30/05.
U.S. 29 Business follows Front Street through the Nelson County seat of Lovingston. The route emerges from near Ridge Street. Photo taken 05/30/05.
U.S. 29 North
Northbound U.S. 29 (Thomas Nelson Highway) at SR 1001 (Main Street east and Ridge Lane west) in Lovingston. Photo taken 05/30/05.
Approaching SR 770 (Cannery Loop), a short bypassed alignment of old U.S. 29. Photo taken 05/30/05.
U.S. 29 becomes more hilly as the four-lane highway skims between Woods and Simpson Mountains to Polly Wright Cove. Photo taken 05/30/05.
U.S. 29 north and SR 6 east come together at Woods Mill, east of Roberts Mountain. SR 6 follows River Road south from it split with SR 151. Photo taken 05/30/05.
SR 6 travels northward with SR 151 to Avon and by itself to Afton and its conclusion at U.S. 250. Drivers bound for Wintergreen are directed onto SR 6 (River Road) west to SR 151 south. Photo taken 05/30/05.
U.S. 29 North Virginia Route 6 East
U.S. 29/SR 6 travel 4.24 miles east from Woods Mill to a point east of Rock Spring Mountain. SR 6 continues to Scottsville while U.S. 29 resumes a northward course to Charlottesville. Photo taken 05/30/05.
SR 619 (Twin Poplars Loop) ventures north from U.S. 29 & SR 6 (Thomas Nelson Highway) to Twin Poplars and Hills Mountain. Photo taken 05/30/05.
U.S. 29 north & SR 6 widen to accommodate a tree-lined median after the intersection with SR 617 (Rockfish River Road). Diggs Mountain lies to the north. Photo taken 05/30/05.
Nearing the split of SR 6 (Irish Road) east from U.S. 29 (Thomas Nelson Highway) north. SR 616 (Hickory Creek Road) ventures north to Archer Mountain just ahead of the partition. Photo taken 05/30/05.
SR 6 follows Irish Road east to Faber and across Shiloth and Butler Mountains into Albemarle County on the 18-mile drive to Scottsville (SR 20). Photo taken 05/30/05.
SR 6 continues east from U.S. 29 (Thomas Nelson Highway) and Scottsville ultimately to Richmond. The state route totals 100.52 miles. Photo taken 05/30/05.
U.S. 29 North
Continuing north along U.S. 29 (Thomas Nelson Highway) from SR 6 toward Covesville. Photo taken 05/30/05.


 


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05/30/05 by AARoads

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