U.S. 250

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U.S. 33 and U.S. 250 follow Broad Street through Downtown Richmond before transitioning into Virginia State Route 33 east of Interstate 95, U.S. 60 and U.S. 360.

U.S. 250 East
Passing under the Blue Ridge Turnpike at its transition to Skyline Drive on U.S. 250 (Rockfish Gap Turnpike) east. Connector ramps join U.S. 250 with the north-south National Park Service road. Photo taken 06/05/05.
The overpass concides with the Nelson County line at U.S. 250 (Rockfish Gap Turnpike). U.S. 250 remains in Nelson County briefly near Afton before entering Albemarle County. Photo taken 06/05/05.
Interstate 64 travels just above U.S. 250 between Rockfish Gap and the Augusta County line. Photo taken 06/05/05.
Approaching the west end of Virginia 6 (Afton Mountain Road) on U.S. 250 (Rockfish Gap Turnpike) east. Virginia 6 meanders south into Afton. Photo taken 06/05/05.
Further south of Afton, Virginia 6 merges with Virginia 191 at Avon. The state route takes a convoluted route to Richmond, while U.S. 250 and Interstate 64 travel more directly to the capital city via Charlottesville. Photo taken 06/05/05.
The narrow and winding nature of Virginia 6 southward through Afton results in a truck route using U.S. 250 east to Virginia 151 south. Virginia 6 travels 100.52 miles from its beginning here and Virginia 161 in Richmond. Photo taken 06/05/05.
U.S. 29 North U.S. 250 East
Mileage sign posted for both U.S. 29 north and 250 east. U.S. 250 connects Charlottesville with Shadwell east of the city. U.S. 29 continues 47 miles north to Culpeper (U.S. 15 and 522). Photo taken 05/30/05.
Construction visible in this 2005 image represented the beginnings of a project to add an off-ramp to Leonard Sandridge Road south to the University of Virginia. The road opened in January 2006 as the North Grounds Connector, but was renamed for the executive vice president and chief operating officer of the University on September 30, 2006.1 It connects with Massie Road. Photo taken 05/30/05.
Northbound U.S. 29 and eastbound U.S. 250 reach the exit for SSR 654/Barracks Road. Use SSR 654 north to reach SSR 656/Georgetown Road and SSR 676/Garth Road west to White Hall. Use SSR 654/Barracks Road south to reach Business U.S. 29/Emmet Street southbound into downtown. Photo taken 06/02/04.
The next exit along U.S. 29 north and U.S. 250 east is Business U.S. 29 south/Emmet Street. After that exit, the two routes prepare to separate at the next ramp. Through traffic on U.S. 29 north must exit from the freeway onto a cloverleaf loop ramp, while the main lanes continue east as U.S. 250. Photo taken 06/02/04.
This reassurance shield advises U.S. 29 through traffic to prepare to turn right to continue north. U.S. 250 downgrades to an expressway as it continues east through the city toward interchanges with Dairy Road and Rugby Avenue. Photo taken 05/30/05.
Eastbound U.S. 250 continues straight ahead, while U.S. 29 north exits onto this cloverleaf ramp onto northbound Emmet Street. Note the use of the control city of Washington; other destination cities such as Madison, Culpeper, and Warrenton are used on mileage signs further north of here. Photo taken 06/02/04.
U.S. 250 East
Eastbound U.S. 250 parallels Interstate 64 from Staunton west to Richmond, generally acting as a rural access to towns and communities along the freeway route. In this picture, U.S. 250 approaches Virginia 208/Courthouse Road east to Interstate 64 and Louisa and SSR 659/Kents Store Road south to Kents Store in Fluvanna County Photo taken 06/06/04.
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A flashing beacon warns through traffic of this intersection, as traffic on Virginia 208 and SSR 659 come to a stop at U.S. 250. Note the use of an Interstate 64 trailblazer shield that features the state name. Interstate 64 is only a mile or so northeast of this intersection via Virginia 208. Photos taken 06/06/04.
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. Photo taken 06/02/03.
Eastbound U.S. 33-250 approaches Virginia 197. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 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 Virginia 76/Powhite Parkway and Virginia 195/Downtown Expressway (toll). Northbound Interstate 195 connects to both Interstates 64 and 95. Photo taken 06/02/03. Second photo taken 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 Virginia 147 (Cary Street Road). Photo taken 08/08/04.
U.S. 33 and U.S. 250 next meet Sheppard Street to north Virginia 161 (Boulevard), a counter-intuitive connection preceding Boulevard. Photo taken 06/02/03.
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Approaching Virginia 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 Virginia 161 north. Since corrected, this set of shields erroneously displayed Virginia 161 as U.S. 161. Photo taken 06/02/03. Second photo taken 08/08/04.
U.S. 33-250 meets southbound Virginia 161 directly one block later. Virginia 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 Virginia 33 and separates from U.S. 250 (at Broad and Hancock). Photo taken 06/02/03.
U.S. 250 East
South of Hancock Street, U.S. 250 becomes free of U.S. 33 and continues to meet U.S. 1-301 five blocks southeast of the point where U.S. 33 converted into Virginia 33. U.S. 1-301 follow Adams Street through downtown, connecting to Chamberlayne Avenue north of Interstate 64-95. Photo taken 06/02/03.
Passing through downtown, U.S. 250/Broad Street east reach this valley, where U.S. 250 intersects with the below-grade Interstate 95. U.S. 250 continues a bit further east of here, ending at U.S. 60/21st Street. Photo taken 06/02/03.
U.S. 250 West
The signage from northbound Interstate 95 indicates that Broad Street is both U.S. 33 and U.S. 250; however, this particular stretch is only designated as U.S. 250 at this point. However, there is access to Virginia 33 via 18th Street north (U.S. 360 east). Meanwhile, the ramp here leads from westbound Broad Street to northbound Interstate 95 and Interstate 64. Photo taken 06/02/03.
This view of downtown Richmond is afforded from westbound Broad Street (U.S. 250) as it approaches Interstate 95, with the railroad overpass partially blocking the view. Photo taken 06/02/03.
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Westbound U.S. 250 approaches a junction with SSR 617, which heads north to meet Interstate 64 at Exit 167 and then continues northeast to Rockville and Montpelier. Photos taken 06/02/03.
U.S. 33 U.S. 250 West
Heading west along Broad Street after the U.S. 33 & 250 intersection with Virginia 161 (Boulevard) and Sheppard Street. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 08/08/04.
U.S. 250 scenes
SSR 617 in Goochland County ends at U.S. 250 (Broad Street Road) just south of an interchange with I- 64. U.S. 250 leads east to Short Pump and Richmond and west to Goochland (via SSR 632 west) and Charlottesville. Photo taken 06/05/04.

Photo Credits:

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

Connect with:
Interstate 81
U.S. 340
Skyline Drive
Interstate 64
U.S. 29
State Route 6
U.S. 33

Page Updated 03-25-2010.