State Route 150 - Chippenham Parkway

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A grade separated intersection joins the southbound beginning of Virginia 150 (Chippenham Parkway) with Parham Road north and River Road. River Road forms part of Virginia Byway west to Virginia 6 in Goochland County and leads east to Virginia 147 and Cary Street in Richmond. Parham Road heads north to Exit 181 of Interstate 64. Photo taken 05/29/08.
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Heading south, Virginia 150 travels parallel to a power line corridor and its span over the James River. The bridge is named after Edward E. Willey, a State Senator from 1952 to 1983.1 Photos taken 05/29/08.
Virginia 150 southbound travelers enter the independent city of Richmond over the south banks of the James River on the Willey Bridge. Photo taken 05/29/08.
Just south of the Willey Bridge is the Stony Point Parkway off-ramp to Stony Point Fashion Park. This is the first of two interchanges for the shopping mall. Photo taken 05/29/08.
Drivers merging onto Virginia 150 (Chippenham Parkway) south from the north end of Stony Point Parkway must use the parclo interchange to access the state route northbound. Stony Point Parkway loops west from Virginia 150 between its two interchanges around the mall. Photo taken 05/29/08.
Continuing east through a wooded area, with the aforementioned power corridor passing overhead, along Virginia 150 south after Stony Point Parkway. Photo taken 05/29/08.
Virginia 147 (Huguenot Road) crosses paths with Virginia 150 (Chippenham Parkway) at a six-ramp parclo interchange at the Oxford section of Richmond. The state route travels west to Bon Air, Wayland, and Westchester and northeast across the James River to River Road. Overall Virginia 147 totals 11 miles between U.S. 60 at Midlothian and Richmond. Photo taken 05/29/08.
Not all of Virginia 150 consists of a freeway. Chippenham Parkway sees a series of at-grade and signalized intersections through the Oxford area of Richmond. Intersections exist with Sherbrook Road, Weyburn Road, Stratford Road, Kenmore Road, Custis Road, Grantwood Road and Ingallis Drive. Photo taken 05/29/08.
The next exit joins Virginia 150 (Chippenham Parkway) with Forest Hill Avenue. Forest Hill Avenue travels west from Richmond at Virginia Secondary 683 to Virginia 147 (Huguenot Road) at Bon Air. Eastward the arterial continues to the Powhite Parkway, Westover Heights, and Virginia 161 (Westover Hills Boulevard). Photo taken 05/29/08.
Virginia 150 southbound at the loop ramp onto Forest Hill Avenue east. Forest Hill Avenue briefly becomes a part of U.S. 60 near its end at Bainbridge Street at James River Park. Photo taken 05/29/08.
Virginia 76 (Powhite Parkway) sees a directional cloverleaf interchange with Virginia 150 (Chippenham Parkway) next. The east-west toll road links the southwest suburbs and Virginia 288 with downtown via Virginia 195 (Downtown Expressway). Photo taken 05/29/08.
Chippenham Parkway straddles the Richmond city and Chesterfield County lines southward to Virginia Secondary 686 (Jahnke Road). Jahnke Road winds eastward to Forest Hill Avenue at Westover Hills and as SSR 686 west to Virginia 76 and Virginia Secondary 678 (Buford Road). Photo taken 05/29/08.
Virginia 150 heads south from the parclo interchange with Virginia Secondary 686 (Jahnke Road) to meet U.S. 60 (Midlothian Turnpike) next. SSR 686 provides access to Chippenham Parkway south from Virginia 76 north. Photo taken 08/08/04.
U.S. 60 joins the Richmond area with Powhatan to the west and Richmond International Airport to the east. Locally the highway acts as a commuter route between the western suburbs and south Richmond. Photo taken 08/08/04.
Southbound Virginia 150 at the full cloverleaf interchange with U.S. 60 (Midlothian Turnpike). U.S. 60 constitutes a busy commercial arterial west to Midlothian and east to Virginia 161 (Belt Boulevard) in Richmond. Photo taken 05/29/08.
Leading east, U.S. 60 follows Midlothian Turnpike to Roanoke street north, Forest Hill Avenue east, and Semmes Avenue toward downtown Richmond. U.S. 60 travels 296.16 miles overall through Virginia, ending at Rudee Inlet in Virginia Beach. Photo taken 05/29/08.
Interchange sequence sign posted for the next three exits of Virginia 150. U.S. 360 (Hull Street Road) meets the freeway next at a six-ramp parclo interchange. The US highway serves far reaching suburbs toward Swift Creek Reservoir. Photo taken 05/29/08.
Motorists bound for U.S. 360 (Hull Street Road) west to Falling Creek Farms and other suburban areas and Hull Street northeast toward downtown Richmond depart Virginia 150 south. Photo taken 08/08/04.
Virginia Secondary 651 (Belmont Road) meets Virginia 150 (Chippenham Parkway) next at a parclo interchange just beyond the Richmond city line. Photo taken 08/08/04.
Belmont Road stems south from Walmsley Boulevard through suburban areas to Virginia Secondary 604 (Courthouse Road) near its interchange with Virginia 288. Photo taken 08/08/04.
Virginia 150 south at the SSR 651 (Belmont Road) off-ramp to Wilkinson Terrace, Jessup Farm Acres and Land O'Pines. Photo taken 05/29/08.
A full cloverleaf interchange facilitates the movements between Virginia 150 (Chippenham Parkway) and Virginia 10 (Iron Bridge Road) south of Falling Creek Reservoir. Virginia 10 provides a direct route to Chesterfield Airport ahead of its interchange with Virginia 288 near Chesterfield. Photo taken 08/08/04.
Virginia 10 travels north-south from its beginning at U.S. 360 in Richmond to Chesterfield, despite maintaining east and west cardinal direction banners. A 93.55-mile route, Virginia 10 follows Broad Rock Road in Richmond and Iron Bridge Road south and east to Chester. Photo taken 05/29/08.
Virginia 10 west (north) continues from Virginia 150 and Iron Bridge Road onto Broad Rock Boulevard through south Richmond. Photo taken 08/08/04.
Reassurance shield posted for Virginia 150 south between Virginia 10 and Hopkins Road. Photo taken 08/08/04.
Next in line for southbound Virginia 150 drivers is the diamond interchange with Virginia Secondary 637 (Hopkins Road). Photo taken 08/08/04.
Hopkins Road meanders north through Richmond to U.S. 1 & 301 (Jefferson Davis Highway) and south to Beulah and Virginia 145 at Centralia. Photo taken 05/29/08.
A folded diamond interchange joins Virginia 150 with Strathmore Road after a railroad underpass. Photo taken 08/08/04.
More a turn-off than an exit, the ramp to Virginia Secondary 1601 (Dalebrook Drive) serves an adjacent residential area via parallel Meadowdale Boulevard and Dalebrook Drive south to Beulah Road. Photo taken 05/29/08.
Sound walls obstruct the view and noise of Virginia 150 along both sides of Chippenham Parkway through the Bensley area. This image looks at the southbound reassurance shield posted after the Dalebrook Drive on-ramp. Photo taken 05/29/08.
Strathmore Road connects Chippenham Parkway with Defense Supply Center Richmond (DSCR) and Defense Depot Richmond Virginia (DDRV) to the south. Photo taken 05/29/08.
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U.S. 1 & 301 (Jefferson Davis Highway) crosses paths with Virginia 150 at a full cloverleaf interchange midway between Bensley and the Richmond city line. The two share pavement southward from Virginia 150 to Colonial Heights and downtown Petersburg. Photo taken 08/08/04. Second photo taken 05/29/08.
Virginia 150 prepares to transition Virginia 895 (Pocahontas Parkway) east at the stack interchange with Interstate 95 beyond the loop ramp to U.S. 1 & 301 north. U.S. 1 & 301 follow Jefferson Davis Highway north to Cowardin Avenue and the Robert E. Lee Bridge toward downtown Richmond. Photo taken 05/29/08.
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All traffic to Interstate 95 departs Virginia 150 (Chippenham Parkway) south in unison. Interstate 95 (Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike) constitutes a six-lane freeway between downtown's Richmond and Petersburg. Meanwhile Virginia 150 ends and Virginia 895 begins as a toll road leading east to Richmond International Airport and Interstate 295. Photo taken 08/08/04. Second photo taken 05/29/08.
Virginia 895 rises immediately onto the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Bridge across the James River as the Interstate 95 traffic departs. Photo taken 05/29/08.
The flyover from Virginia 895 west onto Interstate 95 north snakes overhead above the Virginia 150 ramp to Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike north. Photo taken 05/29/08.

Sources:

  1. Edward E. Willey Bridge @ Wikipedia.org.


Photo Credits:

    08/08/04 by Carter Buchanan. 05/29/08 by Will Weaver.

Connect with:
Interstate 95
U.S. 1
U.S. 301
U.S. 60
U.S. 360
State Route 76 - Powhite Parkway
Pocahontas Parkway

Page Updated 05-18-2010.