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U.S. 48 Virginia Route 55 East
U.S. 48 and MSR 55 enter the state of Virginia along Appalachian Redevelopment Corridor H near Lebanon Church. Following a two lane highway, the routes meet Interstate 81 just west of Strasburg and the west end of I-66. Photo taken 06/01/04.
U.S. 48 was commissioned in 2003 and runs concurrently with SR 55 east to Interstate 81. Photo taken 06/01/04.
U.S. 48 ends at the northbound entrance ramp to Interstate 81. SR 55 continues east into the town of Strasburg, which was founded in 1761 and incorporated in 1922. Located in the Shenandoah Valley, Strasburg played a role in the Civil War era, when Stonewall Jackson made Strasburg "the fountainhead of rail traffic for the South" by bringing railroad cars from the North to the South. Photo taken 06/01/04.
Interstate 66 Virginia Route 55 East U.S. 17 South
After the merge, Interstate 66 east, U.S. 17 south, and Virginia 55 east are all co-signed for several miles, as evidenced by this sign after the left merge. The next interchange (Exit 27) will see the departure of Virginia 55 east (and SSR 647) to Marshall, and the following interchange will see the departure of U.S. 17 south to Warrenton. Photo taken 06/01/04.
I-66 east and U.S. 17 south approach the split with SR 55 south (Exit 27). Photo taken 06/01/04.
The three routes divide at Exit 27. Virginia 55 east exits toward Marshall, while Interstate 66 east and U.S. 17 south continue along the freeway. Photo taken 06/01/04.
U.S. 340 U.S. 522 North Virginia State Route 55 West
This mileage sign along northbound U.S. 340-522 and westbound Virginia 55 is located after westbound Virginia 55 merges with the two U.S. routes. The sign provides the distance to Cedarville (two miles), Winchester (19 miles via U.S. 522), and Berryville (via U.S. 340). Photo taken 06/06/04.
Northbound U.S. 340-522 and Westbound Virginia 55 cross the South Fork of the Shenandoah River. Photo taken 06/06/04.
U.S. 340-522 continue north, while Virginia 55 splits west toward Strasburg. Photo taken 06/06/04.
U.S. 48 Virginia Route 55 West
The first reassurance marker for U.S. 48 stands westbound after Interstate 81. The mileages are for Lebanon Church and Madisonville, West Virginia. Most of U.S. 48 is located within the Mountain State. Photo taken 06/01/04.

Photo Credits:

06/01/04, 06/06/04 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 66
Interstate 81
U.S. 340
U.S. 522

Page Updated 02-07-2010.