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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. 06/01/04
U.S. 48 was commissioned in 2003 and runs concurrently with SR 55 east to Interstate 81. 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. 06/01/04
Interstate 66 Virginia Route 55 East U.S. 17 South
SR 55 accompanies U.S. 17 and I-66 east to Marshall. U.S. 17 overlaps with the freeway for 4.8 miles while SR 55 splits with I-66 at the ensuing exit. 09/23/14
SR 55 joins U.S. 17 Business east along Main Street from Exit 27 into the unincorporated town of Marshall. 09/23/14
U.S. 17 Business loops 1.9 miles north from I-66/U.S. 17 between Exit 27 and 28. The route is not acknowledged from guide signs along the freeway eastbound. 09/23/14
U.S. 340 U.S. 522 North Virginia State Route 55 West
This mileage sign along northbound U.S. 340-522 and westbound SR 55 is located after westbound SR 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). 06/06/04
Northbound U.S. 340-522 and Westbound SR 55 cross the South Fork of the Shenandoah River. 06/06/04
U.S. 340-522 continue north, while SR 55 splits west toward Strasburg. 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. 06/01/04

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06/01/04, 06/06/04, 09/23/14 by AARoads

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

Page Updated 02-07-2010.

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