State Route 262

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SR 262 constitutes a hybrid freeway and expressway around the city of Staunton between Interstate 81 at Exit 220 and Exit 225. Completed in 2006, the southern and western portions consist of a freeway, while the northern arc is as an expressway. SR 262 replaced SR 275 between U.S. 250 and Interstate 81.

Virginia Route 262 North
SR 262 westbound reassurance shield posted after the three quarter cloverleaf interchange with U.S. 11 (Greenville Avenue) south of Staunton. 07/16/05
Westbound mileage sign featuring the distances to Old Greenville Road and SR 252 (Middlebrook Avenue). Until 2006, SR 262 ends at Middlebrook Avenue. 07/16/05
SR 613 (Old Greenville Road) heads north to U.S. 11 (Greenville Avenue) at the south end of SR 261 (Statler Boulevard) and south to Folly Mills. The state route represents the original alignment of U.S. 11. 07/16/05
Next in line for westbound is the parclo interchange with Middlebrook Avenue (SR 252). SR 252 travels 29.06 miles from its beginning in downtown Staunton to Rockbridge Baths (SR 39). 07/16/05
SR 262 bends northwest and splits with the SR 252 (Middlebrook Avenue) off-ramp. SR 252 follows Middlebrook Avenue northeast onto Augusta Street and U.S. 11 Business & 250 (Greenville Avenue). 07/16/05
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These two images show the temporary end of SR 262 during construction to extend the road northwest to SR 254. The loop around Staunton was fully completed on August 10, 2006.1 07/16/05
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Continuing along the westbound off-ramp to SR 262 (Middlebrook Avenue) from SR 262. SR 252 joins the city of Staunton with Middlebrook in ten miles and Brownsburg in 22 miles. 07/16/05
SR 262 (Woodrow Wilson Parkway) enters the Exit 225 diamond interchange with Interstate 81 northeast of Staunton. Interstate 81 continues northward to Harrisonburg and Winchester while SR 262 pushes east to its end at Annex (SR 254) 07/16/05
Virginia Route 262 South
Merging onto the SR 262 freeway as it began from Middlebrook Avenue in 2005. The freeway was fully opened to traffic by August 10, 2006, when the section between SR 252 and U.S. 250 was completed. 07/16/05
Eastbound reassurance marker posted for SR 262 after the SR 252 on-ramp. 07/16/05
Mileage sign listing the distance to Old Greenville Road (SR 613) and U.S. 11 (Lee-Jackson Highway). 07/16/05
SR 262 meets SR 613 via a folded diamond interchange. SR 613 travels southwest to Folly Mills and northeast to U.S. 11 (Greenville Avenue) at SR 261 (Statler Boulevard). SR 261 comprises a 2.21 mile-loop around Staunton from U.S. 11 to Coalter Street. 07/16/05
Passing over Old Greenville Road along SR 262 eastbound. 07/16/05
A three quarter cloverleaf interchange joins SR 262 with U.S. 11 (Lee-Jackson Highway south / Greenville Avenue north) next. 07/16/05
U.S. 11 shadows Interstates 64 & 81 southward from Staunton to Exit 213, Greenville, and Steelers Tavern. Northbound, the US route follows Greenville Avenue to a brief merge with U.S. 250 (Richmond Road) before splitting with a business loop into downtown. 07/16/05
A trumpet interchange joins the east end of SR 262 with I-64/81. I-64/81 overlap for 30.40 miles between Lexington and Staunton. 07/16/05
Virginia Route 252 South
SR 252 (Middlebrook Avenue) southbound at the parclo interchange with SR 262. 07/16/05
SR 262 ventures 2.8 miles east from Middlebrook Avenue to I-64/81 just 1.2 miles south of their split. 07/16/05

Sources:
  1. Virginia 262 @ The Virginia Highway Projects.


Photo Credits:

07/16/05 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 64
Interstate 81
U.S. 11
U.S. 250

Page Updated 04-19-2010.

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