U.S. 33

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U.S. 33 combines with U.S. 250 along Broad Street southeast to The Fan District and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in the city of Richmond. U.S. 33 ends at an unmarked intersection joining U.S. 250 with SR 33 along the couplet of Harrison and Hancock Streets. SR 33 shifts north onto Leigh Street through the Carver neighborhood, and continues to the East End community in Richmond toward Sandston in Henrico County.

U.S. 33 East
U.S. 33 (Spotswood Trail) travels a short distance east of Ruckersville to the Orange County line. 05/30/05
SR 607 (Carpenters Mill Road) travels east from U.S. 29 in Greene County to end at U.S. 33 (Spotswood Trail) near Dickersons Lane (SR 713). 05/30/05
U.S. 33 East U.S. 522 South
Departing the intersection with Pendleton Road, U.S. 33 east & 522 south continue toward Cuckoo. 12/26/06
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U.S. 33 continues east 16 miles to Montpelier and 40 miles to Richmond. U.S. 522 resumes its southward course to Gum Spring, Goochland, and Powhatan. 12/26/06
U.S. 33 and 522 partition at Cuckoo. U.S. 522 crosses paths with Interstate 64 in 14 miles. U.S. 33 meets SR 54 in 18 miles. 12/26/06
U.S. 33 U.S. 250 East
After uniting at the intersection of Broad Street and Staples Mill Road, U.S. 33-250 enter the city of Richmond. At that point, the city takes over maintenance of the roads and signs. Occasionally, cut out U.S. shields were found on these locally maintained segments, including this set of shields located along Broad Street as it enters Richmond. 06/02/03
Eastbound U.S. 33-250 approaches SR 197. 06/02/03
U.S. 33 & 250 (Broad Street) eastbound after Lafayette Street on the approach to Interstate 195.
Traveling below grade through this part of Richmond, Interstate 195 is not visible from Broad Street. 06/02/03
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Since replaced, these set of one-piece signs were posted along U.S. 33 & 250 (Broad Street) eastbound at the intersection with Fitzhugh Avenue's end and Kent Road south. Kent Road provides an alternate route to Interstate 195 (Beltine Expressway) south via Augusta Avenue east to Hamilton Street south and its freeway on-ramp.
Interstate 195 heads south to meet SR 76/Powhite Parkway and SR 195/Downtown Expressway (toll). Northbound Interstate 195 connects to both I-64/95. 06/02/03, 08/08/04
A second trailblazer to Interstate 195 south stands at the U.S. 33 & 250 (Broad Street) eastbound intersection with Hamilton Street south. Hamilton Street parallels the freeway to SR 147 (Cary Street Road). 08/08/04
U.S. 33 and U.S. 250 next meet Sheppard Street to north SR 161 (Boulevard), a counter-intuitive connection preceding Boulevard. 06/02/03
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Approaching SR 161 (Boulevard) along U.S. 33 & 250 (Broad Street) east. Left turns are prohibited onto Boulevard north from Broad Street directly. Instead, drivers must use Sheppard Street north to Marshall Street east to join SR 161 north. Since corrected, this set of shields erroneously displayed SR 161 as U.S. 161. 06/02/03, 08/08/04
U.S. 33-250 meets southbound SR 161 directly one block later. SR 161 south crosses the James River, becoming Belt Boulevard and Bells Road en route to Interstate 95 Exit 69. This is the last state route intersection before U.S. 33 downgrades to SR 33 and separates from U.S. 250 (at Broad and Hancock). 06/02/03
U.S. 33 U.S. 250 West
Heading west along Broad Street after the U.S. 33 & 250 intersection with SR 161 (Boulevard) and Sheppard Street. 08/08/04
Drivers bound for either direction of Interstate 195 (Beltline Expressway) from U.S. 33 & 250 (Broad Street) west can utilize Hamilton Boulevard. 08/08/04
U.S. 33 West
Westbound mileage sign and reassurance marker posted for U.S. 33 along Spotswood Trail west of the Orange County line. Ruckersville lies two miles ahead. 05/30/05
Entering Ruckersville, U.S. 33 (Spotswood Trail) approaches the signalized intersection with U.S. 29 (Seminole Trail). 05/30/05
U.S. 29 consists of a four-lane divided highway throughout most of its Virginia state routing. The stretch through Ruckersville is no exception. The north-south route joins Charlottesville with Culpeper and Warrenton to the north. 05/30/05
U.S. 33 (Spotswood Trail) west at the turn for U.S. 29 (Seminole Trail) north. U.S. 29 continues ten miles to the Madison bypass. Southward, U.S. 29 reaches the outskirts of Charlottesville in 15 miles. U.S. 33 meanwhile widens into a four-lane divided highway en route to Stanardsville. 05/30/05
Straddling the south side of Little Ledge Mountain, U.S. 33 (Spotswood Trail) meets SR 646 (Blue Run Road). SR 646 stems west to Runkle Mountain and Geer (SR 610). 06/05/05
SR 610 (Dyke Road) follows and departs U.S. 33 (Spotswood Trail) west to Geer, Parker Mountain, and Dyke. 06/05/05
U.S. 33 narrows to two lanes on the ascent to Powell Mountain and Lydia. 06/05/05
U.S. 33 (Spotswood Trail) continues west from Lydia and enters Shenandoah National Park. The two-lane road winds along Swift Run between High Top (elevation 3,587 feet) and Saddleback Mountain. 06/05/05
A truck climbing lane joins U.S. 33 westbound on its ascent to Swift Run Gap. 06/05/05
Skyline Drive crosses over U.S. 33 (Spotswood Trail) at the Rockingham County line and Swift Run Gap. The parkway winds northeastward to Front Royal and southward to Waynesboro. 06/05/05
A one-quadrant interchange joins U.S. 33 (Spotswood Trail) with the National Park Service maintained Skyline Drive. Skyline Drive offers a scenic and controlled-access drive through Shenandoah National Park. Trucks and other commercial vehicles are not permitted along the route. 06/05/05
Westbound at the Swift Run Gap entrance to Skyline Drive. Skyline Drive continues south of Interstate 64 as the Blue Ridge Parkway to western North Carolina. 06/05/05
U.S. 33 Business West - Stanardsville
Following Main Street, U.S. 33 Business travels a short distance from the west end of SR 230 (Wolftown Road) into downtown Stanardsville. 06/05/05
Ford Avenue (SR 1001) travels north from adjacent Stanard Street to Octonia Road (SR 637) east of Little Ledge Mountain. 06/05/05
SR 622 leads south along Celt Road to Monroe High School and U.S. 33 (Stanardsville Bypass). A standard Virginia reassurance shield and mileage sign follow. The destinations featured are those of U.S. 33 leading northwest from the bypass to Elkton. 06/05/05
U.S. 33 Business (Spotswood Trail) returns to U.S. 33 (Stanardsville Bypass) just west of town. The four-lane divided highway opened to traffic by 2000. 06/05/05
Merging onto U.S. 33 (Spotswood Trail) west from the Stanardsville business loop. 06/05/05
U.S. 33 scenes
A pair of U.S. 33 shields direct travelers from the east end of SR 607 (Carpenters Mill Road) in Orange County. 05/30/05

Photo Credits:

  • 06/02/03 by AARoads.
  • 08/08/04 by Carter Buchanan.
  • 05/30/05 by AARoads.
  • 06/05/05 by AARoads.
  • 12/26/06 by AARoads.

Connect with:
Interstate 64
Interstate 81
Interstate 295
U.S. 250

Page Updated 03-25-2010.

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