Virginia Roads - US 11 - N. of Staunton
north of Staunton
Above: Gerrard St. WB in Winchester. It's a two-way street serving a one-way function, so while this direction is just plain Gerrard, the eastbound direction is US 50 EB and US 522 SB (and might also be US 11 NB, but I think that follows Valley Ave.), and is about to spawn the beginning of US 17. Photos below progress from north to south to reflect my predominant direction of travel.
SB between West Virginia and Winchester. I wonder how Virginia assigns alphanumeric codes to its historical signs.
SB entering Winchester with a cutout Rotary sign. US 50 is not to be found here, but as I say on the triplex/US 50 page, US 50 WB is signed with US 522 NB all the way through Winchester, and then one must use VA 37 to backtrack (and that's barely signed at all). These are SB on Loudoun St./US 11 (first two photos), WB on Wyck St./US 11 (third photo), then WB and EB on just plain Wyck St. (fourth and fifth photos, respectively).
US 11 NB after ditching the triplex, past an abandoned railroad with a neglected crossing back to where the northbound and southbound roadways rejoin. The railroad sign photo is courtesy Lou Corsaro.
US 11 SB at the north side of the triplex (VA 7 is in no way involved, but it's only signed East because it doesn't head west from here). Triplex photos continue via the link below (on the US 50 page).
Northbound at a short shortcut just south of Gerrard St. By visiting the area, I confirmed that there are no cutout shields to be found by continuing north on Braddock St. to Gerrard, so the second photo is proof enough to me that Valley Ave. is US 11 NB.
SB heading out of downtown Winchester to Jubal Early Dr. US 50/522, and for that matter US 17, left the city on Millwood Ave., but this is your last good chance to get to those routes.
SB into Stephens City. Yellow poles infest the mountains of Virginia.
SR 631 EB in the same place, courtesy Lou Corsaro.
This old BGS is now in the Route 11 potato chip factory in Middletown, having been rescued from a dump. Yes, it's still on US 11, but only foot traffic can see it.
SB right through Middletown.
SB with VA 55 EB in Strasburg, and VA 55 WB at the same intersection. Click the last photo for a closeup of the cutout shields. I almost like the US 55 error more, because it's in that cute small-shield style.
Another perspective of the junction pole, showing a second US 55 error for US 11 NB.
SB from Strasburg to New Market, where there are excessive numbers of yellow poles, as I warned above, and miniature shields. I haven't gotten out and measured them, but I'd estimate they're 20"x20" instead of 24"x24".
Heading south out of New Market, with one more stray yellow pole capping off the run.
Possibly Acorn Dr. SB, and definitely Liberty St. NB, at Mt. Clinton Turnpike in Harrisonburg, courtesy Lou Corsaro.
Mt. Clinton Tpk. WB, again from Lou.
Vine St. NB and Gay St. EB in Harrisonburg. I'll take two cutout US shields for a non-cutout Interstate shield any day.
SB through the southern outskirts of Harrisonburg, one of VA's independent cities and therefore with plenty of unique signs old and new. The VA 42 qualifies as a unique new sign, while the SR 726 is an older one (the font is what makes it unique). The last photo provides incongruity - a lot is not cut out that should be, including the one-piece US 11 facing WB traffic from I-81 (becoming Covenant Dr. WB), but the original JUNCTION plate, probably as old as I-81 itself, somehow remains.
SB at Staunton, which way do you go? It's as if the actual US 11 has disappeared, since there's not even a Bypass route. Whether or not you consider "Truck" to be the official 11, it's a lot more interesting to follow the Business route instead.
Lou took the "Truck" half and saw these SB signs. The one-piece in the first photo is on VA 261 WB.
And just when I thought I was free of the yellow poles and mini-shields...
Continue south on US 11
Onto US 50 and US 11/50/522(/17)
Back to US 11 main page
Into West Virginia on US 11
Onto US 17 alone
Onto US 522 alone
Onto US 211
To VA 42
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