State Route 288 - South

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Virginia Route 288 South
Virginia 288 begins and heads south from a tri-level stack interchange with Interstate 64 (Exit 175) to a folded diamond interchange with U.S. 250 (Broad Street Road). Photo taken 07/11/05.
Southbound destinations along Virginia 288 include Midlothian (via U.S. 60 east), Chesterfield (via Virginia 10 south), and Interstate 95 (the southern terminus). Photo taken 07/11/05.
U.S. 250 (Broad Street Road) parallels Interstate 64 east through Short Pump to its terminus in the city of Richmond. Westward the highway becomes more rural in nature, meeting Hickory Haven and Centerville nearby. Photo taken 07/11/05.
Southbound reassurance shield of Virginia 288 posted after U.S. 250. Virginia 288 skims the eastern reaches of Goochland County to the James River. The freeway is designated the World War II Veterans Memorial Highway. Photo taken 07/11/05.
Next in line for southbound drivers is the full cloverleaf interchange with SSR 740 (Tuckahoe Creek Parkway) and Capital One Drive. Photo taken 07/11/05.
The Chesterfield County locations of Midlothian and Chesterfield follow in 12 and 26 miles respectively. Photo taken 07/11/05.
SSR 740 is a fairly new road, traveling Tuckahoe Creek Parkway southeast from Hermitage Road (SSR 676) to a dead end east of Virginia 288. The four-lane parkway serves corporate parks and the Kinloch golf course community among other newer suburban developments. Photo taken 07/11/05.
The westbound ramp to Tuckahoe Creek Parkway splits into separate ramps, one for SSR 740 west to Hockett Road (SSR 623) and another for Capital One Drive south to West Creek Parkway. Photo taken 07/11/05.
Tuckahoe Creek Parkway ends a short distance east of Virginia 288 in a forested area. Tuckahoe Creek flows nearby, separating Goochland and Henrico Counties. Opposite the creek is Ridgefield Parkway, and it appears that SSR 740 may eventually connect with it. Photo taken 07/11/05.
SSR 1250 (West Creek Parkway) meets Virginia 288 at a parclo interchange west of Capital One Drive. Photo taken 07/11/05.
Virginia 288 south crosses Broad Branch and passes under Capital One Drive ahead of the SSR 1250 off-ramp. SSR 1250 provides the connection to Virginia 6 (Patterson Avenue) west to Manakin, Maidens and Goochland. Photo taken 07/11/05.
Southbound Virginia 288 at the West Creek Parkway westbound off-ramp. SSR 1250 constitutes a divided parkway looping north of Virginia 6 within the vicinity of Virginia 288. Photo taken 07/11/05.
SSR 1250 (West Creek Parkway) continues east to a handful of office buildings before ending at Virginia 6 (Patterson Avenue) west of Tuckahoe Village. Photo taken 07/11/05.
Space on the Virginia 6 sign bridge and grading remain in place for the unconstructed westbound ramp to Patterson Avenue. Drivers otherwise are provided with a loop ramp directly onto Virginia 6 east. Photo taken 07/11/05.
Virginia 6 (Patterson Avenue) constitutes a 100.52-mile route from Richmond west to Afton. Patterson Avenue carries the state route east to Canterbury, Tuckahoe, Westham and northwest Richmond. Photo taken 07/11/05.
Lowering toward the crossing of the James River, Virginia 288 continues south 26 miles to Interstate 95. Photo taken 07/11/05.
SSR 711 (Huguenot Trail) crosses paths with Virginia 288 in 1.25 miles. U.S. 60 (Midlothian Turnpike) follows in 4.75 miles. Photo taken 07/11/05.
Spanning the James River, Virginia 288 exits Goochland County for Powhatan County. The bridge was opened to traffic in August 2004. Photo taken 07/11/05.
A diamond interchange joins Virginia 288 with SSR 711 (Huguenot Trail). Photo taken 07/11/05.
SSR 711 follows Robious Road east of the Chesterfield County line to Robious and Virginia 147 (Hugenot Road) & SSR 675. Westward Huguenot Trail continues from Virginia 288 to Sublets, Fine Creek Mills and Jefferson (U.S. 522). Photo taken 07/11/05.
Midlothian lies two miles east of the U.S. 60 full cloverleaf interchange with Virginia 288. Photo taken 07/11/05.
Virginia 288 parallels Michauk Creek south across the Chesterfield County line. U.S. 60 (Midlothian Turnpike) meets the freeway at Buckingham opposite the Westchester Commons retail center. Photo taken 07/11/05.
One half mile north of the U.S. 60 collector distributor roadway for interests to Midlothian to the east and Powhatan to the west. The scene here changed dramatically with a new off-ramp departing for Westchester Commons. The commercial complex center now occupies the formerly forested homestead along the west side of Virginia 288 north of Midlothian Turnpike. Photo taken 07/11/05.
A two-lane c/d roadway departs Virginia 288 south for U.S. 60 (Midlothian Turnpike). U.S. 60 travels a busy commuter corridor east through Midlothian to Mt. Nebo and Virginia 76 (Powhite Parkway) at Penn Acres.
Westward, beyond Westchester Commons, U.S. 60 becomes increasingly rural on the drive to the Powhatan County seat. Photo taken 07/11/05.
Chesterfield lies 15 miles to the south, followed by Interstate 95 in 20 miles. Photo taken 07/11/05.
SSR 3840 (Woolridge Road) stems west from U.S. 60 (Midlothian Turnpike) at SSR 677 (Old Buckingham Road) southwest to end at a diamond interchange with Virginia 288. Photo taken 07/11/05.
Southbound Virginia 288 at the Woolridge Road off-ramp. Woolridge Road meets Charter Colony Parkway nearby and otherwise serves suburban interests of south Midlothian. Photo taken 07/11/05.
Lucks Lane (SSR 720) was relocated from its end at Coalfield Road (SSR 754) to cross and interchange with Virginia 288 east of Charter Colony Parkway. Construction of the freeway forced the closure of Coalfield Road, Lucks Court (SSR 990) and original SSR 720 (Miners Trail Road) northwest to SSR 754. Photo taken 07/11/05.
One half mile north of the SSR 720 diamond interchange with Lucks Lane. Lucks Lane ends as Center Pointe Parkway to the west and continues east to SSR 653 (Courthouse Road). Photo taken 07/11/05.
Drivers bound for Lucks Lane depart Virginia 288 south one half mile north of the full cloverleaf interchange with Virginia 76 Toll (Powhite Parkway). SSR 720 and Virginia 76 parallel one another east to Courthouse Road. Virginia 76 otherwise continues northeast toward downtown Richmond. Photo taken 07/11/05.
A collector distributor roadway facilitates the movements to Virginia 76 (Powhite Parkway) from Virginia 288 south. Virginia 76 ends to the west at the intersection of Charter Colony Parkway and Old Hundred Road (SSR 652). SSR 652 leads northwest to U.S. 60 (MidLothian Turnpike). Photo taken 07/11/05.
A look at the southbound off-ramp to Virginia 76 (Powhite Parkway) west. Virginia 76 currently ends at SSR 652, but an extension west to U.S. 360 is possible.1 Photo taken 07/11/05.
Entering the original section of Virginia 288, travelers continue another 15 miles to the Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike northeast of Chester. This stretch of freeway opened in 1989. Photo taken 07/11/05.
The next three exits join Virginia 288 with U.S. 360 (Hull Street Road) east and west and SSR 2055 (Commonwealth Centre Parkway). Photo taken 07/11/05.
U.S. 360 follows Hull Street Road southwest from Richmond (Virginia 150) to a full cloverleaf interchange with Virginia 288. The US route continues west 22 miles to Amelia Court House. Photo taken 07/11/05.
Commonwealth Centre Parkway was constructed after Virginia 288 opened. Its partial interchange joins the south end of SSR 2055 with the freeway. Photo taken 07/11/05.
Drivers bound for U.S. 360 (Hull Street Road) west to Amelia leave Virginia 288 south. U.S. 360 joins Richmond with South Boston and travels 225.16 miles overall between Reedville and Danville. Photo taken 07/11/05.
Southbound at the loop ramp onto U.S. 360 (Hull Street Road) east through the Chesterfield County suburbs leading to Richmond. A c/d roadway departs in 0.10 miles for Commonwealth Centre Parkway. Photo taken 07/11/05.
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Commonwealth Centre Parkway meanders northwest from Virginia 288 through an assortment of retail to an intersection with U.S. 360 across from Old Hundred Road (SSR 754). There is no access to SSR 2055 from Virginia 288 north. Photos taken 07/11/05.
Virginia 288 turns eastward on the six-mile approach to Chesterfield. Photo taken 07/11/05.
SSR 604 continues Courthouse Road southeast from SSR 654 to a diamond interchange with Virginia 288 at Five Forks. Photo taken 07/11/05.
Newbys Bridge Road (SSR 649) and Belmont Road (SSR 651) once came together at Courthouse Road (SSR 654). Construction of Virginia 288 disrupted their paths, and now both roads end at separate intersections adjacent to the freeway. Photo taken 07/11/05.
Courthouse Road comprises a suburban arterial route north from SSR 604 as SSR 653 to Hylton Park and Virginia 147 (Huguenot Road). The road becomes more rural in nature beyond the split with SSR 653 (Qualia Road) to Virginia 10 (Iron Bridge Road). Photo taken 07/11/05.
Drivers bound for Virgina Secondary 604 (Courthouse Road) depart Virginia 288 south. SSR 604 parallels the freeway east along side Pocahontas State Park to Deerfield Estates. Photo taken 07/11/05.
The final three main line interchanges join Virginia 288 with Virginia 10 in two miles, Virginia 145 in 5.75 miles, and U.S. 1 & 301 in 7.50 miles. Photo taken 07/11/05.
Virginia 10 ventures south from U.S. 360 (Hull Street) in Richmond to a full cloverleaf interchange with Virginia 288 near the Chesterfield Airport. Photo taken 07/11/05.
One half mile west of the Virginia 10 (Iron Bridge Road) ramps from Virginia 288 south. Virginia 10 continues 1.8 miles south to Chesterfield and 5.7 miles southeas to Chester. Photo taken 07/11/05.
Southbound at the eastbound off-ramp for Virginia 10 (Iron Bridge Road) to the Chesterfield Government Center. Virginia 10 joins Chester with Hopewell and totals 93.55 miles overall between Richmond and Suffolk. Photo taken 07/11/05.
Virginia 10 travels north while it is signed west to Richmond from Virginia 288. Interests to Chesterfield Airport and Harry G. Daniel Park at Ironbridge should follow Iron Bridge Road north. Photo taken 07/11/05.
Entering the final three miles of Virginia 288 east, the freeway is flanked by numerous subdivisions to the north and south. Photo taken 07/11/05.
Virginia 145 (Chester Road) crosses paths with Virginia 288 at Centralia in one mile. Photo taken 07/11/05.
Virginia 288 reaches the diamond interchange with Virginia 145 (Chester Road). Virginia 145 comprises a 5.18 mile route between Virginia 10 at Chesterfield and U.S. 1 & 301 (Jefferson Davis Highway) at Chimney Corner. Photo taken 07/11/05.
One mile west of the full cloverleaf interchange with U.S. 1 & 301 (Jefferson Davis Highway) on Virginia 288 south. Photo taken 07/11/05.
The southbound off-ramp to U.S. 1 & 301 (Jefferson Davis Highway) connects motorists with Dutch Gap and Walthall west of Interstate 95. Photo taken 07/11/05.
U.S. 1 & 301 share pavement southward from Richmond to Colonial Heights and downtown Petersburg. Photo taken 07/11/05.
Heading north, U.S. 1 & 301 (Jefferson Davis Highway) continue parallel to Interstate 95 to Bellwood, Bensley Village, and Ampt Hill before entering south Richmond. U.S. 1 shadows Interstate 95 and 85 throughout the state. U.S. 301 follows Interstate 95 south to Emporia and angles northeast to the Governor Nice Bridge across the Potomac River from Bowling Green. Photo taken 07/11/05.
Virginia 288 ends at a trumpet interchange with Interstate 95 (Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike). Photo taken 07/11/05.
Single lane ramps connect Virginia 288 with Interstate 95 south to Petersburg, Rocky Mount, North Carolina and Durham via Interstate 85 south and Interstate 95 north to Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Washington, DC. Photo taken 07/11/05.



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07/11/05 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 64
Interstate 95
U.S. 1
U.S. 60
U.S. 301
U.S. 360
State Route 6
State Route 76 - Powhite Parkway

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