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Virginia Route 6 East
The eastbound beginning of SR 6 results in the state route initially traveling west from U.S. 250 on a circutious route to Afton and SR 151 at Avon. This view shows the first shield and guide sign, positioned just below the eastbound lanes of U.S. 250. 06/05/05
Entering the community of Afton along SR 6 (Afton Mountain Road) east. The state route travels south to SR 750 (Old Turnpike Road), which leads east along Stockton Creek to U.S. 250 near SR 151 (Critzers Shop Road). 06/05/05
The hills flatten out a bit, allowing for farm land, along Afton Mountain Road south to SR 151 at Avon. 06/05/05
Appproaching the merge with SR 151 (Critzers Shop Road north / Patrick Henry Highway south) in Avon. SR 6 used to follow the path of SR 151 northeast to U.S. 250. The current alignment of SR 6 represents the original SR 151. The two routes swapped in 1989.1 06/05/05
SR 6 east merges with SR 151 south along the Patrick Henry Highway for a 6.22-mile shared alignment to Greenfield. Avon Road (SR 638) continues Afton Mountain Road southeast to Onan. 06/05/05
Virginia Route 6 East Virginia Route 151 South
Heading south from Avon along SR 6/151 (Patrick Henry Highway). Big Levels, Little Levels, Humpback Mountain and Crawford Knob rise along the southwestern horizon. 06/05/05
Just south of Greenfield, SR 6/151 part ways. SR 151 continues along Patrick Henry Highway southwest to Nellysford, Wintergreen and Roseland. 06/05/05
SR 6 turns southward onto Pike Road for a six miles to U.S. 29 at Woods Mill. The control cities of Lynchburg and Scottsville are reached by continuing along U.S. 29 south and SR 6 east respectively. 06/05/05
SR 6 and SR 151 split. SR 151 reaches Piney River in 20 miles. The state route ends in 26 miles at U.S. 29 outside Amherst. 06/05/05
Virginia Route 6 East
Leaving SR 151 along SR 6 (Pike Road) eastbound. 06/05/05
Heading south through the scenic Rockfish Valley, SR 6 travels between McLean Mountain to the west and Pilot and Hills Mountains to the east. 06/05/05
SR 6 (Pike Road) crosses the Rockfish River for the second time on the approach to U.S. 29. Not pictured here is the intersection with SE 6Y (Tidbit Trail). SR 6Y stems east from Pike Road to U.S. 29, providing a more direct route from U.S. 29/SR 6 to Pike Road north. 06/05/05
U.S. 29/SR 6 combine eastward for 4.24 miles from Woods Mill to Rock Spring Mountain. U.S. 29 represents the main corridor between Danville, Lynchburg and Charlottsville. 06/05/05
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. 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. 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. 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. 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). 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. 05/30/05
U.S. 522 South Virginia Route 6 East
SR 396 (Dickinson Road) arcs northeast between U.S. 522 & SR 6 (River Road West) to SR 608 (Fairground Road). The state route mainly serves the Western Campus of J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College. 12/26/06
Southbound U.S. 522 & east SR 6 east at SR 396 (Dickinson Road) north. The state route totals just 0.85 miles. 12/26/06
Scott Road (SR 631) spurs west from U.S. 522 & SR 6 (River Road West) in Goochland. 12/26/06
SR 1201 follows Courthouse Circle east from U.S. 522 & SR 6 (River Road West) within Goochland. 12/26/06
South of Goochland at Maidens, U.S. 522 and SR 6 part ways at SR 634 (Maidens Road) north. U.S. 522 follows Maidens Road southwest to the Michaux Bridge; SR 6 straddles the James River valley eastward to Crozier and Richmond. SR 634 leads northeast to SR 632 (Fairground Road) and U.S. 250. 12/26/06
Descending to the signalized intersection with Maidens Road on River Road West. SR 6 meets Crozier in five miles; U.S. 522 continues southwest nine miles to U.S. 60 outside Powhatan. 12/26/06
Virginia Route 6 East
SR 6 (Patterson Avenue) leaves its three quarter cloverleaf interchange with SR 288 and intersects SR 647 (Pagebrooke Drive). Pagebrooke Drive leads south to River Road (Virginia SR 650). 12/21/08
Patterson Avenue continues under a sign bridge for SR 288 and leaves Pagebrooke Drive. A eastbound shield for SR 6 resides after SR 647. 12/21/08
SR 6 spans Tuckahoe Creek, the county line between Goochland and Henrico Counties. 12/21/08

Sources:
  1. Virginia 6 @ Virginia Highways Project.


Photo Credits:

05/30/05, 06/05/05, 12/26/06, 12/21/08 by AARoads

Connect with:
U.S. 29
U.S. 250
U.S. 522
State Route 288

Page Updated 03-22-2010.

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