Virginia 101 east
Virginia 101 (Hershberger Road) travels east from its full cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 581 & U.S. 220 to as a six-lane expressway. Ramps connect the state route with Valley View Road south to an adjacent shopping center, Valley View Boulevard south to Valley View Mall, and Aviation Drive north to Roanoke Regional Airport. Photo taken 07/24/04.
A directional cloverleaf interchange joins Virginia 101 (Hershberger Road) with Valley View Boulevard south and Aviation Drive north. Virginia 101 was originally proposed as a full freeway between Roanoke and Salem. This exit was the only aspect of that plan to be built.1 Photo taken 07/24/04.
Motorists bound for Aviation Drive north to Roanoke Regional Airport or Thirlane Road west leave Virginia 101 east. Aviation Drive bisects the airport terminal area from retail centers to the east. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Hershberger Road abruptly downgrades from an expressway into a commercial arterial after the Valley View Boulevard northbound on-ramp. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Five blocks to the east, Virginia 101 comes to an end at the Hershberger Road intersection with U.S. 11 (Williamson Road). U.S. 11 travels north to Hollins and south to downtown. Hershberger Road continues east to Virginia 115 (Plantation Road) outside the city. Photo taken 07/24/04.
The westbound beginning of Virginia 101, as Hershberger Road leaves the signalized intersection with U.S. 11 (Williamson Road). Virginia 101 leads directly to Interstate 581 & U.S. 220 (Exit 3). Photo taken 07/24/04.
Virginia 101 west
After a series of intersections with retail areas to the north and residential areas to the south, Virginia 101 (Hershberger Road) upgrades to a six-lane expressway. A directional cloverleaf interchange joins the state route with Aviation Drive north and Valley View Boulevard south. Photo taken 07/24/04.
All traffic movements to Roanoke Regional Airport and Valley View Mall depart in unison from Virginia 101 (Hershberger Road) west. A full cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 581 & U.S. 220 lies one half mile ahead. Photo taken 07/24/04.
Virginia 101 (Hershberger Road) westbound at the northbound on-ramp to Interstate 581 & U.S. 220. The freeway meets Virginia 117 (Peters Creek Road) in 1.5 miles before ending at Interstate 81 in 2.6 miles. Photo taken 07/24/04.

Sources:

  1. VA 101 to 120 @ Virginia Highways Project.


Photo Credits:

07/24/04 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 581
U.S. 220
U.S. 11

Page Updated 04-12-2010.