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U.S. 220 north
U.S. 220 (Greensboro Road) splits with a business loop at the southern Henry County community of Ridgeway. U.S. 220 Business follows Church Street east to Virginia 87 (Morehead Avenue) and Main Street north back to Greensboro Road. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Virginia Secondary 688 (Lee Ford Camp Road) ties into the U.S. 220 Business (Church Street) south end as the original U.S. 29 alignment to the west. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Virginia 87 (Morehead Avenue) travels through Ridgeway to its northern terminus at U.S. 220 (Greensboro Road). Photo taken 07/24/04.
Virginia 87 represents a short continuation of North Carolina 87 north from Eden. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Northbound U.S. 220 (Greensboro Road) at Virginia 87 (Morehead Avenue) south. The multi-state route travels 229 miles from Ridgeway to Southport. Photo taken 07/24/04.
U.S. 220 Business returns via Main Street and ends across from Virginia Secondary 687 (Soapstone Road) north of Ridgeway. SSR 687 angles northwest from Greensboro Road to Chestnut Knob and U.S. 58 at Horse Pasture. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Virginia Secondary 1020 is Andra Drive west from U.S. 220 (Greensboro Road), a residential street otherwise. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Virginia Secondary 902 follows old U.S. 220 north along Sheffield Hill from U.S. 220 Business (Main Street) to Virginia Secondary 782 (Old Sand Road). SSR 902 veers west from SSR 782 to end at U.S. 220 opposite SSR 1360 (Water Plant Road). Photo taken 07/24/04.
Nearing the merge of U.S. 220 onto the U.S. 58 Martinsville bypass. U.S. 220 Business continues Greensboro Road northward into the independent city of Martinsville. Photo taken 07/24/04.
U.S. 58 west & 220 north overlap for four miles southwest of Martinsville. U.S. 58 joins the city with Stuart to the west. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Entering the parclo interchange with U.S. 58 on U.S. 220 (Greensboro Road) northbound. U.S. 58 represents the longest signed route in the state, tallying 509.64 miles between Tennessee near Cumberland Gap and Virginia Beach on the Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken 07/24/04.
U.S. 58 follows the freeway east to its original alignment en route to Axton and Danville. Photo taken 07/24/04.
U.S. 220 Business begins and continues to Martinsville Speedway, Fontaine and a merge with U.S. 58 Business on Memorial Boulevard into Martinsville. Photo taken 07/24/04.
A parting shot of U.S. 220 Business (Greensboro Road) north from the loop ramp that carries U.S. 220 north onto U.S. 58 west. U.S. 220 Business returns to U.S. 220 in 13 miles. Photo taken 07/24/04.
U.S. 58 west & 220 north
Heading west from Greensboro Road (U.S. 220 Business), U.S. 58 west & 220 north first meet Virginia Secondary 641 (Fishers Farm Road south / Joseph Martin Highway north). Photo taken 07/24/04.
SSR 641 provides an alternate route to U.S. 220 Business (Greensboro Road) on the industrial south side of Martinsville at Fontaine. Photo taken 07/24/04.
U.S. 58 west & 220 northbound at the folded-cloverleaf interchange with SSR 641. SSR 641 follows Fishers Farm Road south to SSR 687 (Soapstone Road) east of Chestnut Knob. Photo taken 07/24/04.
A roadway separation includes a forested median along U.S. 58 west & 220 north near Dug Mountain. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Stuart, the Patrick County seat, lies 25 miles west on U.S. 58. U.S. 220 continues north from U.S. 58 to Rocky Mount and Roanoke. Photo taken 07/24/04.
One mile southeast of the six-ramp parclo interchange with U.S. 58 west and U.S. 58 Business east. Photo taken 07/24/04.
U.S. 58 west & 220 north first see a ramp onto the eastbound beginning of the U.S. 58 Business loop through Martinsville. U.S. 58 was relocated from the business loop upon completion of the bypass freeway in 1993. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Drivers bound for the last direct route to Martinsville depart U.S. 58 west & 220 north. U.S. 58 Business travels 9.96 miles east through Martinsville. Photo taken 07/24/04.
U.S. 58 leaves the Martinsville bypass freeway for a seven mile drive west to Spencer and 23-mile trek to Stuart. U.S. 220 continues north along the freeway to Collinsville and Bassett. Photo taken 07/24/04.
U.S. 220 north
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U.S. 220 continues four miles north to Rangeley and Fieldale. Photos taken 07/24/04.
Virginia Secondary 609 (Dillons Fork Road) crosses paths midway between the aforementioned communities and sees a diamond interchange with U.S. 220. Photo taken 07/24/04.
SSR 609 meanders east from U.S. 220 to Patrick Avenue in Fieldale to Virginia 57 (Appalachian Drive) north of Koehler. SSR 609 continues from Rangeley to SSR 687 at Dillons Fork. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Northbound reassurance marker posted for U.S. 220 west of Fieldale. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Virginia 57 Alternate begins at the U.S. 220 diamond interchange with North River Road (Virginia Secondary 682) southwest of Bassett Forks. The alternate route follows North River Road to Bassett, following the Smith River part ways. Photo taken 07/24/04.
U.S. 220 northbound at the Virginia 57 Alternate northbound and SSR 682 southbound off-ramp. SSR 682 follows River Road southward to SSR 609 (Patrick Avenue) in Fieldale. Photo taken 07/24/04.
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U.S. 220 turns east and crosses the Smith River between Virginia 57 Alternate and the wye interchange with Virginia 57 (Appalachian Drive) south from U.S. 220 south at Payne. Photos taken 07/24/04.
U.S. 220 north & Virginia 57 west
Virginia 57 west briefly merges with U.S. 220 north ahead of a full cloverleaf interchange with U.S. 220 Business (Virginia Avenue) south and Fairystone Park Highway west. Virginia 57 continues west from U.S. 220 through Stanleytown and Bassett. Photo taken 07/24/04.
U.S. 220 Business returns to U.S. 220 by way of Villa Heights, Collinsville and Bassett Forks north from Martinsville. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Northbound at the Virginia Avenue southbound off-ramp for U.S. 220 Business to Martinsville. U.S. 220 Business intersects Virginia 174 (Kings Mountain Road) nearby; Virginia 174 provides an alternate route to the city by way of Figsboro Road south. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Travelers bound for Bassett, Philpott Reservoir and Fairy Stone State Park leave U.S. 220 north via Virginia 57 (Fairystone Park Highway) west. Virginia 57 travels 91 miles from Virginia 360 near Halifax to end at Virginia 8 in the adjacent county. Photo taken 07/24/04.
U.S. 220 north
U.S. 220 overtakes Virginia Avenue northward from the freeway end at Bassett Forks. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Dyer Street (Virginia Secondary 1210) connects U.S. 220 (Virginia Avenue) with an adjacent residential area of Bassett Forks. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Now within Franklin County, U.S. 220 (Virgil H. Goode Highway) encircles Skelt Mountain and makes an abrupt eastern turn near Virginia Secondary 605 (Henry Road). Photo taken 07/24/04.
East of SSR 605 (Henry Road) on U.S. 220 north near the intersection with Virginia Secondary 608 (Fork Mountain Road). SSR 608 leads south over Skelt Mountain to Henry County. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Scenery along U.S. 220 at its northerly turn towards Sydnorsville. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Ten miles south of Rocky Mount on U.S. 220 northbound at the crossing over Big Chestnut Creek. Photo taken 07/24/04.
North of Sydnorsville and SSR 724 (Goose Dam Road), U.S. 220 undulates over hills east of Brier Mountain near SSR 1630 (Glen Drive). Photo taken 07/24/04.
Sinking toward the intersection of Virginia Secondary 1085 (Commerce Road) and the Little Chestnut Creek North Fork. Photo taken 07/24/04.
A second business loop of U.S. 220 in Virginia prepares to split from U.S. 220 at the Rocky Mount freeway bypass. Photo taken 07/24/04.
U.S. 220 bypasses downtown Rocky Mount and U.S. 220 Business (Main Street) to the east en route to Boones Mill and Roanoke. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Virginia Secondary F613 (Southside Drive) and F614 (Northside Road) represent frontage roads lining the wye interchange of U.S. 220 and U.S. 220 Business (Main Street) north. Photo taken 07/24/04.
U.S. 220 Business begins and ventures northwest into Rocky Mount. SSR 674 (Doe Run Road) begins nearby and stems east from Main Street to Henry Fork. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Northbound mileage sign featuring the distance to Boones Mill (13 miles), Roanoke (28 miles), and the merge with Interstate 64 west at Clifton Forge (76 miles). Photo taken 07/24/04.
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A pair of northbound scenes along the Rocky Mount bypass freeway ahead of the Pigg River crossing near SSR 713 (Power Dam Road). Photos taken 07/24/04.
A folded diamond interchange joins Virginia 40 (Pell Avenue / Franklin Street) east with U.S. 220 on the northeast side of Rocky Mount. Virginia 40 constitutes a commercial arterial east to Virginia 122 (Booker T. Washington Highway) north for Burnt Chimney, Moneta, and Bedford. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Virginia 40 west meets U.S. 220 Business (Main Street) near the industrial side of the city. Virginia 40 joins Rocky Mount with Gretna (U.S. 29) to the east and Ferrum and Woolwine to the west. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Motorists bound for Virginia 40 (Pell Avenue / Franklin Street) descend from U.S. 220 north. Virginia 40 is a lengthy route at 233 miles between Virginia 8 at Woolwine and Virginia 10 at Spring Grove. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Grassy Hill comes into view on the U.S. 220 northbound departure from Virginia 40. Boones Mill lies ten miles ahead. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Return access to U.S. 220 Business (Main Street) south to Rocky Mount is available at the Benard Road (Virginia Secondary 1008) off-ramp. Photo taken 07/24/04.
U.S. 220 and U.S. 220 Business shield assembly posted at the half diamond interchange with Main Street. A wye interchange ties in from U.S. 220 south. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Frontage Roads connect Bernard Road with U.S. 220 and U.S. 220 Business as Virginia Secondary F611 (Cornell Road) and F612. Photo taken 07/24/04.
East of Grassy Hill, U.S. 220 leaves Rocky Mount on the 24-mile drive to Roanoke. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Northbound scenery along U.S. 220 after the intersection with Virginia Secondary 697 (Brick Church Road). The Blue Ridge Mountains are visible on the northern horizon. Little Mountain (out of view) is to the east. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Virginia Secondary 691 (Taylors Road) travels east from U.S. 220 to Taylor in this scene. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Drivers lower into Boones Mill on the approach to Virginia Secondary 919 (Grassy Hill Road). SSR 919 leads south to Helm and Gogginsville. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Now within Boones Mill, U.S. 220 intersects Virginia Secondary T684 (Boones Mill Road) east. SSR 684 joins Boones Mill with Virginia 116 northwest of Burnt Chimney.
A traffic light was added with adjacent Virginia Secondary T739 (Bethlehem Road) since this photo was taken. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Virginia Secondary T1610 (Angell Lane) angles northwest as a residential street in Boones Mill from U.S. 220. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Covington joins Clifton Forge as the second control city beyond Roanoke for U.S. 220 north. U.S. 220 merges with Interstate 64 & U.S. 60 between the two mountain communities. Photo taken 07/24/04.
The Blue Ridge Parkway meets U.S. 220 (Franklin Road) north of Clearbrook and west of Roanoke Mountain. The National Park Service-maintained facility stretches 218 miles from North Carolina, west of Interstate 77, to Skyline Drive and U.S. 250 outside Waynesboro. The two-lane parkway offers scenic beauty and a truck-free drive along the Blue Ridge mountain range. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Access ramps join U.S. 220 and Blue Ridge Parkway similar to a folded-cloverleaf interchange. Blue Ridge Parkway skirts the southeast side of Roanoke otherwise. Photo taken 07/24/04.
U.S. 220 upgrades to a freeway at Virginia 419 (Electric Road) and the split with Franklin Road (U.S. 220 Business) in south Roanoke. Photo taken 07/24/04.
The U.S. 220 freeway becomes Interstate 581 at downtown Roanoke; the two combine to Interstate 81 north of Roanoke Regional Airport. Photo taken 07/24/04.
A third business loop for U.S. 220 begins and follows Franklin Road parallel to the freeway into downtown. U.S. 220 Business ends at the Interstate 581 interchange with U.S. 11 (Williamson Road).
Virginia 419 meanwhile begins and follows Electric Road west to Cave Spring and north to Salem. The state route ends 10.54 miles northwest at Virginia 311 near Interstate 81 Exit 141. Photo taken 07/24/04.
A second set of shields for U.S. 220 north, Interstate 81 and I-581, posted within the parclo interchange at Electric Road west and Franklin Road east. U.S. 220 follows the Roanoke city line through the exchange. Photo taken 07/24/04.
U.S. 220 expands to six overall lanes on the freeway between Virginia 419 and downtown Roanoke. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Wonju Street joins the U.S. 220 freeway with parallel Colonial Avenue to the north and U.S. 220 Business (Franklin Road) to the south via a three-quarter cloverleaf interchange. Photo taken 07/24/04.
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A loop ramp carries all traffic movements to Wonju Street from U.S. 220 north. Wonju Street comprises a four-lane divided arterial south from Colonial Avenue to Franklin Road and Broadway Avenue. Colonial Avenue stems west from Brandon Avenue to become SSR 720 outside the city to Virginia 419 (Electric Road). Photo taken 07/24/04. Second photo taken 12/30/08.
U.S. 220 lowers under Brandon Avenue before passing over Wiley Drive, the Roanoke River, and a Norfolk Southern Railroad line. Photo taken 12/30/08.
Exit 6 with Virginia 24 (Elm Avenue), represents the first interchange of the combined Interstate 581 & U.S. 220 north. Virginia 24 begins in Roanoke at the intersection of Elm Avenue and Virginia 116 (Jefferson Street) and travels east to a diamond interchange with U.S. 220. Photo taken 12/30/08.
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A wye interchange next connects U.S. 220 north with U.S. 220 Business (Franklin Road) north. Franklin Road switches sides with the freeway en route to U.S. 221 (Elm Avenue). Photo taken 07/24/04. Second photo taken 12/30/08.
U.S. 220 turns northeast and passes over Jefferson Street and Walnut Avenue (Virginia 116). Photo taken 12/30/08.
Tourist interests to the Roanoke Valley Visitor Center and the Center In The Square complex should use Exit 6 onto Elm Avenue west. Photo taken 12/30/08.
Virginia 24 (Elm Avenue) continues east from Exit 6 of U.S. 220 to a one-way street couplet of Bullitt Avenue (east) and Jamison Avenue (west). The state route follows Dale Avenue and enters Vinton as Virginia Avenue. Overall the highway travels 94 miles to Mount Rush. Photo taken 12/30/08.
Interstate 581 & U.S. 220 north
The U.S. 220 freeway brings commuters from Cave Spring into central Roanoke. Interstate 581 overlays the route northward from Exit 6. Photo taken 12/30/08.
Begin Interstate 581 northbound shield assembly posted below the Elm Avenue (Virginia 24) overpass. Exit numbers are unique in that they count down as one travels northbound. Additionally exits retain cardinal direction suffixes instead of alphabetical ones. Photo taken 12/30/08.
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Peering at the downtown skyline of Roanoke from the northbound lanes of Interstate 581 & U.S. 220. With a population of pop. 308,707 recorded in the 2010 census, the metropolitan area of Roanoke includes Botetourt County, Craig County, Franklin County, Roanoke County, Salem, Roanoke and the Town of Vinton. Photo taken 07/24/04. Second photo taken 07/16/05.
The first northbound reassurance shield of Interstate 581 on U.S. 220 northbound near the downtown Roanoke viaduct. The six-lane freeway elevates above the city street grid and associated railroad lines within the vicinity of Tazewell and Campbell Avenues. Photo taken 12/30/08.
Interstate 581 & U.S. 220 pass over Campbell Avenue and a Norfolk Southern Railroad facility east of Downtown Roanoke. Photo taken 12/30/08.
The full cloverleaf interchange between Interstate 581 & U.S. 220 and U.S. 460 serves the Roanoke Civic Center, home of the former Roanoke Express ECHL franchise until its collapse in 2004 and the 2006-folded Roanoke Dazzle NBDL franchise. The venue is also home to regional trade shows and concerts. Photo taken 12/30/08.
Exit 4E shield assembly referencing the other routes served by the forth coming off-ramp. U.S. 460 doubles as U.S. 11 Alternate between U.S. 11 (Williamson Road) in Roanoke and Virginia 419 (Electric Road) in Salem. U.S. 220 Alternate follows U.S. 460 (Orange Avenue) east from the city to Bonsack and north to Interstate 81 (Exit 150). U.S. 221 passes under Interstate 581 south of the civic center with U.S. 11 & Virginia 116. Photo taken 12/30/08.
Interstate 581 & U.S. 220 northbound at the Exit 4E off-ramp to U.S. 460 east, U.S. 11 Alternate north, and Virginia 116 south (Orange Avenue) and the Roanoke Civic Center. U.S. 220 Business begins here in silent fashion as well, joining the trio eastward to U.S. 11 & 221 (Williamson Road). U.S. 221 & 460 share pavement east through Bonsack and Bedford. U.S. 220 Business follows Williamson Road south into downtown. Photo taken 12/30/08.
Replaced guide signs on the Exit 4E sign bridge of Interstate 581 & U.S. 220 north. U.S. 11 (Wiliamson Road) passes under the freeway without direct access on its path from downtown to Hollins.
Use Exit 4E also for the Roanoke Higher Education Center and the Roanoke Conference Center. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Traffic departs Interstate 581 & U.S. Highway 220 northbound for U.S. 460 (Orange Avenue) at the Exit 4W loop ramp. U.S. 460 & Virginia 116 overlap 2.3 miles along Orange Avenue between Lafayette Street and U.S. 11-221-220 Business (Williamson Road). The tandem skirt the northern reaches of the Roanoke central business district west of the freeway. Photo taken 12/30/08.
Roanoke Regional Airport is served by the next three interchanges of Interstate 581 & U.S. 220 (Exits 3C, 3E-W, 2N-S). Photo taken 12/30/08.
0.75-mile guide sign for Exit 3C (Valley View Boulevard) posted at the Liberty Road over crossing of Interstate 581 & U.S. 220. The off-ramp to Valley View Boulevard opened to traffic in the early 2000s to provide an alternate route to Roanoke Regional Airport. The exit consists of a wye interchange with no northbound return access. Photo taken 12/30/08.
Valley View Boulevard travels north from Exit 3C to Valley View Mall and Virginia 101 (Hershberger Road) at Aviation Drive. Pictured here is the northbound off-ramp to the Valley View Boulevard connector road. Photo taken 12/30/08.
Like Exit 4E/W with U.S. 460, Exit 3E/W consists of a full cloverleaf interchange. Interstate 581 & U.S. 220 intersect Virginia 101 (Hershberger Road), an arterial/expressway with off-ramps to the Roanoke Regional Airport. Photo taken 12/30/08.
Exit 2E leaves Interstate 581 & U.S. 220 northbound for Virginia 101 (Hershberger Road) eastbound. Hershberger Road carries the state route one mile eastward to U.S. 11 (Williamson Road) south of Virginia 118 (Airport Road). Off-ramps exist for a nearby shopping center, Valley View Boulevard south, and Aviation Drive north. Photo taken 12/30/08.
Exit 3W loops onto Virginia 101 (Hershberger Road) west to its end at Virginia 117 (Peters CreekRoad) Photo taken 12/30/08.
Northbound reassurance shields on the stretch between Virginia 101 and Virginia 117 (Peters Creek Road). The six-lane freeway skims the western reaches of Roanoke Regional Airport en route to the Exit 2N/S cloverleaf interchange. Photo taken 12/30/08.
One half mile south of the Exit 2N off-ramp to Virginia 117 (Peters Creek Road) northbound. Virginia 117 loops eight miles along Peters Creek Road between U.S. 11 through the city of Roanoke. Photo taken 12/30/08.
Exit 2N carries motorists onto Virginia 117 (Peters Creek Road) northbound. Peters Creek Road intersects the north end of Virginia 118 (Airport Road) in 1.25 miles and U.S. 11 (Williamson Road) in 2.25 miles. Photo taken 12/30/08.
Interstate 581 & U.S. 220 exit the city of Roanoke at the Virginia 117 (Peters Creek Road) overpass. Virginia 117 straddles the city line west from Kingston to Medley before entering the city north of U.S. 460 & 11 Alternate (Orange Avenue). Photo taken 12/30/08.
The final reassurance shield of Interstate 581 resides within one half mile of the tri-level stack interchange with Interstate 81 (Exits 1N/S). Photo taken 12/30/08.
U.S. 220 turns northward onto Interstate 81 for a seven mile overlap to Cloverdale and Daleville. Photo taken 12/30/08.
Interstate 581 ends as the mainline splits for Exit 1N (I-81 & U.S. 220 north) and Exit 1S (I-81 south). Photo taken 12/30/08.
Salem joins Bristol as a control city for Interstate 81 south. Salem is an independent city adjacent to Roanoke to the west. Lexington represents the Interstate 81 merge with Interstate 64, situated 48 miles to the north. Photo taken 12/30/08.
A look at the previous set of guide signs posted at the Interstate 581 northbound partition at Exits 1N/1S. U.S. 220 follows Interstate 81 north to Exit 150 (U.S. 220 Alternate / Cloverdale Road). Photo taken 07/24/04.
Traveling the off-ramp (Exit 1S) onto Interstate 81 south. Passing above is the I-81 & U.S. 220 southbound off-ramp to Roanoke and I-81 northbound mainline. Although Salem and Bristol were mentioned on the Exit 1S overhead, I-81 joins I-77, 62 miles to the southwest outside of Wytheville. Photo taken 12/30/08.
Interstate 81 & U.S. 220 north
U.S. 220 joins Interstate 81 north for 6.5 miles. The US route was relocated onto Interstates 581 and 81 in 1966, abandoning an overlap with U.S. 11 north to Cloverdale.1 Photo taken 07/24/04.
Virginia 115 (Plantation Road) ventures north from Hollins to end at Interstate 81 & U.S. 220 (Exit 146). The state route travels six miles south to end at U.S. 460, U.S. 221, and U.S. 220 Alternate (Orange Avenue) in Roanoke. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Interstate 81 & U.S. 220 ascend from the diamond interchange at Exit 150 to cross Carvin Creek toward Tinker Mountain. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Mileage sign posted along the northbound freeway after the Roanoke County lin. Buchanan (Exit 167) is the next community of interest along Interstate 81.
Weigh stations lie ahead on both sides of Interstate 81 for commercial trucks. Photo taken 07/24/04.
U.S. 220 parts ways with Interstate 81 at the Exit 150A/B three-quarter cloverleaf interchange outside Cloverdale. Photo taken 07/24/04.
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Exit 150A provides access to U.S. 220 Alternate (Cloverdale Road) south to U.S. 11 north of Cloverdale. U.S. 220 Alternate travels south to U.S. 221 & 460 at Bonsack and west along Orange Avenue into Roanoke. Photo taken 07/24/04. Second photo taken 07/16/05.
U.S. 11 (Lee Highway) travels south through Cloverdale to Hollins and Roanoke. Exit 150B provides a direct ramp to U.S. 11 (Lee Highway) north to Troutville. U.S. 220 travelers must use U.S. 11 south to Roanoke Road north under Interstate 81 to continue to Daleville and Fincastle. Photo taken 07/24/04.
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U.S. 220 travels 11 miles to the Botetourt County seat of Fincastle and 37 miles to Clifton Forge and its merge with Interstate 64 west. U.S. 11 continues along side Interstate 81 to Buchanan (Exit 167). Photo taken 07/24/04. Second photo taken 07/16/05.
Interstate 64-U.S. 60 west & U.S. 220 north
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U.S. 220 north joins Interstate 64 & U.S. 60 west for an 11-mile shared alignment into Covington. Lewisburg, West Virginia represents the next city of interest. Photos taken 06/17/05.
U.S. 60 Business (Main Street) merges with U.S. 220 Business at A Street in Clifton Forge. The two combine along Main Street west to Ridgeway Street to their end at Exit 24 of Interstate 64. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Exit 24 departs Interstate 64 & U.S. 60 west and U.S. 220 north at the Jackson River. Ridgeway Street connects the freeway with Dabney S. Lancaster Community College to the west and the community of Selma and SSR 696 (old U.S. 60 & 220) to the east. Photo taken 06/17/05.
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Continuing west, Interstate 64 & U.S. 60-220 follow the Jackson River closely between Forest and Horse Mountains to Mallow, Fairlawn, and Covington. Photos taken 06/17/05.
A diamond interchange joins Virginia Secondary 696 (Selma Low Moor Road) east with Interstate 64 & U.S. 60-220 at Low Moor. A frontage road (SSR 1101 / Winterberry Avenue) begins and travels west from the Exit 21 area to SSR 1104 as the original U.S. 60 & 220. Photo taken 06/17/05.
SSR 696 (Selma Low Moor Road) arcs southeast from Exit 21 to SSR 616 (Rich Patch Road) in Low Moor. SSR 616 constitutes a Virginia Scenic Byway southwest to Oriskany, Virginia Mineral Springs, and New Castle. Photo taken 06/17/05.
SSR 1101 (old U.S. 60-220) comes into view in this westbound scene after Low Moor. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Horse Mountain shadows Interstate 64 & U.S. 60-220 on the six-mile approach to Covington. Three interchanges serve the Allegheny County seat.
Roadwork in 2004 involved the reconstruction of the Jackson River bridges and construction of a permanent median barrier for Interstate 64 near Covington. The $11.5 million project began June 2002 and was completed by fall 2004.1 Photo taken 06/17/05.
A number of signs advise westbound motorists of the Exits 16A/B parclo interchange with Madison Street (U.S. 60 west & 220 north), SSR 647 (Mallow Road) south, SSR 648 (Horse Mountain View), and Valley Ridge Road (SSR 1104) east. Interests to the MeadWestvaco Corporation Covington plant should use Exit 16A to Interstate Drive and Mallow Road southwest. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Exit 16B provides access to SSR 1104 (Valley Ridge Road) east of its split with U.S. 60 & 220 (Madison Street). Photo taken 06/17/05.
Virginia Secondary 648 ventures south from Interstate 64 & U.S. 60-220 via Horse Mountain View to the Mallow Mall and residential areas bound by the Jackson River. SSR 647 stems west from Mallow to Virginia 18 (Carpaneter Drive) at Edgemont. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Virginia Secondary 1104 (Valley Ridge Road / old U.S. 60 & 220) lines the westbound side of Interstate 64 & U.S. 60-220 ahead of Exit 16B. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Exit 16B departs for the intersection of SSR 1104 (Valley Ridge Road) and Smokey Bear Lane. Exit 16 originally consisted of a single ramp directly with SSR 647/648. Photo taken 06/17/05.
U.S. 60 west & 220 north follow Madison Street west into the city of Covington. The two split at the intersection of Alleghany Avenue and Monroe Street, with U.S. 220 exiting the city to Hot Springs, Warm Springs, and Monterey. Photo taken 06/17/05.

Sources:

  1. US 220 @ Virginia Highways Project.


Photo Credits:

07/24/04, 06/17/05, 07/16/05, 12/30/08 by AARoads

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Interstate 81
Interstate 581
U.S. 58
U.S. 460
U.S. 11
U.S. 60

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