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U.S. 220 Business-221 & Virginia 116 north
U.S. 220 Business, U.S. 221, and Virginia 116 reassurance shield assembly posted on Williamson Road northbound at Church Avenue west. Photo taken 07/24/04.
A closer look at the shields at Williamson and Church at downtown Roanoke. The city of Roanoke utilizes this style of shield on all U.S. and State route shield assemblies. Photo taken 07/24/04.
U.S. 220 Business-221 & Virginia 116 (Williamson Road) merge with U.S. 11 north between Campbell Avenue and U.S. 460 (Orange Avenue). U.S. 11 south follows Campbell Avenue west from central Roanoke to 13th Street and Memorial Avenue. Photo taken 07/24/04.
U.S. 11-220 Business-221 & Virginia 116 north
U.S. 11-220 Business-221 & Virginia 16 travel a viaduct over Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks between Salem and Shenandoah Avenues. A loop ramp follows from Williamson Road northbound onto Interstate 581 & U.S. 220 north to Interstate 81 after Kimball Avenue. Photo taken 07/24/04.
The first set of shields posted along Williamson Road for the four-way multiplex exists at Rutherford Avenue. Rutherford Avenue travels east from Roanoke Civic Center directly to Kimball Aveneu ahead of its turn to U.S. 460 (Orange Avenue). Photo taken 07/24/04.
Williamson Road northbound at the entrance to Roanoke Civic center. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Approaching the split of U.S. 11-220 Business-221 and Virginia 16 north at U.S. 460 (Orange Avenue). U.S. 11 continues north along Williamson Road toward Roanoke Regional Airport. U.S. 221 joins U.S. 460 east along Orange Avenue to Bonsack and ultimately Bedford. U.S. 11 Alternate begins and travels west with Virginia 116 north along U.S. 460 west to Interstate 581 & U.S. 220 at Exit 4 (where U.S. 220 Business ends). Photo taken 07/24/04.
U.S. 11 (Williamson Road) north at U.S. 460 (Orange Avenue). U.S. 221 & 460 travel east from Roanoke to Bonsack near the Botetourt County line. U.S. 220 Alternate begins there and travels north to Exit 150 of Interstate 81. U.S. 11 Alternate meanwhile follows U.S. 460 west to Virginia 419 (Electric Road) south in Salem. Virginia 116 departs Orange Avenue via Lafayette Boulevard north to Virginia 101 (Hershberger Road). Photo taken 07/24/04.
U.S. 58 west & 221 south
U.S. 221 and 58 combine at the Carroll County seat of Hillsvile and travel west to Exit 14 of Interstate 77. Beyond the diamond interchange are travelers services and the signalized intersection with Virginia Secondary 706 (Farmers Market Drive) south and 743 (Airport Road) north. SSR 743 ventures north to Five Forks and Twin County Airport. Photo taken 06/17/05.
SSR 759 (Carrollwood Drive) parallels the north side of U.S. 58 & 221 (Carollton Pike) for a short distancethorugh to SSR 707 (Training Center Road). Photo taken 06/17/05.
Virginia Secondary 707 (Training Center Road) intersects U.S. 58 west & 221(Carollton Pike) south next. SSR 707 connects the four-lane highway with Virginia 392 (Harrison Circle), a 1.05-mile access road connecting Training Center Road with the Southwestern Virginia Training Center. Photo taken 06/17/05.
SSR 707 follows Senior Road west from Training Center Road to SSR 620 (Coulson Church Road) and ends to the south at SSR 701 (Joy Ranch Road). Photo taken 06/17/05.
Virginia Secondary 995 (Dewberry Drive) and 872 (Woodlawn Road) follow from U.S. 58 west & 221 south. Dewberry Drive constitutes a short residential loop. Woodlawn Road represents an older alignment of U.S. 58 through Woodlawn. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Westbound drivers sink toward the cross roads with Virginia Secondary 620 (Coulson Church Road north / Forest Oak Road south) near Woodlawn. SSR 620 winds northward to Exit 19 of Interstate 77 and south to Higgins Crossroads. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Continuing the decline into the Crooked Creek valley on U.S. 58 & 221 (Carrollton Pike) west. Galax follows in seven miles. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Woodlawn Road (SSR 872) west returns to U.S. 58 & 221 ahead of Crooked Creek. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Virginia Secondary 888 follows Midway Heights south from U.S. 58 & 221 (Carrollton Pike) as a residential street east of Galax. Photo taken 06/17/05.
U.S. 58 west & 221 enter the independent city of Galax along the commercialized stretch of Stuart Drive. Glendale Road merges with the four-lane arterial as the old alignment of U.S. 58 from the Cliffview part of the city. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Glendale Road ends opposite Caldwell Street south to View Street. Truck interests to Virginia 89 (South Main Street / Skyline Highway) south to Lowgap, North Carolina are advised to turn onto Meadow Street south three blocks west of Glendale Road. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Reassurance markers posted for U.S. 58 west & 221 south along Stuart Drive on the descent toward Chestnut Creek in Galax. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Virginia 89 Truck follows Meadow Street south along Chestnut Creek to Lineberry Road. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Westbound Stuart Drive at Meadow Street / Virginia 89 Truck south. Lineberry Road travels directly to Virginia 89 (South Main Street) near Virginia 97 (Pipers Creek Road). Photo taken 06/17/05.
Virginia 89 itself runs along Main Street through downtown Galax to end at U.S. 58 & 2212 (Stuart Drive). The state route travels just seven miles from Galax to the North Carolina line, but continues as North Carolina 89 to Walnut Cove. Photo taken 06/17/05.
U.S. 58 west & 221 south (Reserve Boulevard) expand into a divided parkway-type roadway west from the Galax street grid at Lafayette Street to West Galax and an exit of the city. Photo taken 06/17/05.
A set of flashers hang above the Reserve Boulevard intersection with Greenville Road west and West Stuart Drive east. These reassurance shields follow.
Greenville Road becomes SSR 640 west of the city line to Oldtown. Stuart Drive east through West Galax represents the old US route alignment. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Following Grayson Parkway, U.S. 58 & 221 exit Galax for a rural 13-mile stretch to the Grayson County seat of Independence. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Approaching the northbound beginning of Virginia 94 (Riverside Drive) at Reavistown. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Virginia 94 comprises a 33-mile route between U.S. 58 & 221 (Grayson Parkway) and U.S. 52 near Fort Chiswell. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Virginia 94 (Riverside Drive) departs U.S. 58 & 221 northbound to Riverside (Virginia 274), Providence and Fries. The alignment west to Providence in conjunction with Virginia 274 represents an older alignment of U.S. 58 & 221 along the New River. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Leading west from Virginia 94 and Revistown along U.S. 58 & 221 (Grayson Parkway). This stretch of four-lane highway opened as Virginia 212 west to Virginia Secondary 636 (Haystack Road) in 1975. The alignment was extended to current Virginia 274 (former U.S. 58-221) by 1978 and renumbered to U.S. 58 & 221 by 1979.1 Photo taken 06/17/05.
State Shed Lane north and Rend Road south carry the designation of SSR 841 from U.S. 58 & 221 north of Hampton Knob. Photo taken 06/17/05.
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Spanning the New River on a pair of high level bridges west of Baywood. The first bridge opened in 1979 and was reconstructed in 2001. A second bridge was added for U.S. 58 & 221 by 1999. Photos taken 06/17/05.
Virginia Secondary 693 (Sugar Shack Road) connects U.S. 58 & 221 (Grayson Parkway) with Virginia 274 (Riverside Drive) west of the New River. Photo taken 06/17/05.
U.S. 58 west & 221 south parallel Johns Creek between SSR 693 and the merge with Virginia 274. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Virginia 274 follows Riverside Drive east 7.36 miles to end at Virginia 94 in Riverside. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Westbound Grayson Parkway at the eastbound beginning of Virginia 274 (Riverside Drive). Photo taken 06/17/05.
U.S. 58 west & 221 south reduce to two overall lanes as they resume along their original alignment into Independence. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Grayson Parkway transitions into East Main Street in Independence. A traffic light lies along U.S. 58 & 221 at the entrance to Grayson County High School. Photo taken 06/17/05.
A short distance west, U.S. 221 prepares to leave U.S. 58 (Main Street) west for U.S. 21 (Independence Avenue) south to New Haven, North Carolina. Photo taken 06/17/05.
U.S. 21 travels north to Elk Creek, Speedwell and its northern terminus at Wytheville. U.S. 58 continues west from Independence to Mouth of Wilson, Abingdon, and Bristol. Photo taken 06/17/05.
U.S. 58 (Main Street) west splits with U.S. 221 south at U.S. 21 (Independence). U.S. 21 continues south to Sparta and Elkin while U.S. 221 angles southwest from Twin Oaks to Jefferson and Boone. Photo taken 06/17/05.
U.S. 21 & 221 south
U.S. 21 & 221 combine from Independence southward to Twin Oaks, North Carolina. The tandem exit the town via Independence Avenue onto New River Parkway. Sparta, North Carolina lies ten miles to the south after the split with U.S. 221. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Virginia Secondary 697 (Beaverdam Road) stems southeast from U.S. 21 & 221 (New River Parkway) along Beaverdam Creek to a rural area adjacent to the New River. Photo taken 06/17/05.
U.S. 21 & 221 span the New River ahead of the North Carolina state line. The two continue into Alleghany County to New Haven. Photo taken 06/17/05.

Sources:

  1. VA201 to 220 @ Virginia Highways Project.


Photo Credits:

07/24/04, 06/17/05 by AARoads

Connect with:
U.S. 21
U.S. 58
Interstate 77
U.S. 220
U.S. 11
U.S. 460
U.S. 501
U.S. 29
State Route 116

Page Updated 04-12-2010.