State Route 101 - Hershberger Road

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Virginia Route 101 East
SR 101 (Hershberger Road) travels east from its 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. 07/24/04
A directional cloverleaf interchange joins SR 101 (Hershberger Road) with Valley View Boulevard south and Aviation Drive north. SR 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 07/24/04
Motorists bound for Aviation Drive north to Roanoke Regional Airport or Thirlane Road west leave SR 101 east. Aviation Drive bisects the airport terminal area from retail centers to the east. 07/24/04
Hershberger Road abruptly downgrades from an expressway into a commercial arterial after the Valley View Boulevard northbound on-ramp. 07/24/04
Five blocks to the east, SR 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 SR 115 (Plantation Road) outside the city. 07/24/04
The westbound beginning of SR 101, as Hershberger Road leaves the signalized intersection with U.S. 11 (Williamson Road). SR 101 leads directly to Interstate 581 & U.S. 220 (Exit 3). 07/24/04
Virginia Route 101 West
After a series of intersections with retail areas to the north and residential areas to the south, SR 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. 07/24/04
All traffic movements to Roanoke Regional Airport and Valley View Mall depart in unison from SR 101 (Hershberger Road) west. A cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 581 & U.S. 220 lies one half mile ahead. 07/24/04
SR 101 (Hershberger Road) westbound at the northbound on-ramp to Interstate 581 & U.S. 220. The freeway meets SR 117 (Peters Creek Road) in 1.5 miles before ending at Interstate 81 in 2.6 miles. 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.

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