Virginia Roads - US 17, 1/17
US 17 and 1/17
First 14 photos courtesy Lou Corsaro (until I-95). They'll be northbound for awhile.
Wow, RIDOT's plague continues to spread unabated, here attacking state-name I-264 shields and making them misshapen. The VA 337 shields just come misprinted - the one on the left is normal, the one on the right is new and ugly. The third image is a closeup of the sign in the background of the second photo.
Skipping the US 258 duplex (see big link below) to an older assembly.
Okay, fine, these aren't northbound, but WB on VA 171, which is four lanes just east of US 17 to VA 134. The first two photos hint that it could be four lanes for a considerable distance more (the third photo is just east of VA 134, and supports that idea), but nothing has really been done about that. The two-lane portion of VA 171 was once all there was, ending at VA 134, so everything divided is basically new. The new VA 171 shield at the intersection is representative of VDOT's horrible misconstruction of the reality of state route signage. It looks like someone blew up the normal shield like a balloon, and it should be blown up like a demolished building.
Somewhere around Yorktown, Lou says. It's north of I-64, I know that much.
Looking at the arrows, I'm pretty sure these signs were installed in the wrong order. That's what Virginia gets for using one-pieces.
Over the bridge to Gloucester Point and the last northbound photos. That Speed Limit 7 sure gets your attention before the tollbooths.
The first SB photo is shared with US 1, SB leaving Fredericksburg at I-95 Exit 126. The right lane is for I-95 South.
Here are four of mine all in a row, NB in the same spot. The assemblies in the first and fourth photos look about the same - I just chose one to show the signs and the other to show the arrangement. US 17 only joins US 1 to get onto I-95, so there's not much else to the duplex. It used to continue with 1 through Fredericksburg.
Another one of mine, the beginning of Business US 1 SB in Fredericksburg from US 1 also takes Business US 17 with it, so both should be signed. There are more Business US 17 photos on the US 1 page, linked below.
SB at the start of a multiplex with I-66/VA 55, courtesy Lou Corsaro, and my own photo on the freeway concurrency NB/WB.
The Warrenton bypass with US 15/29, SB courtesy Lou Corsaro. Neither of these EXIT ONLY signs look quite right - perhaps it's the arrow that should only be used on overhead signs, whereas ground-mounted signs should say RIGHT LANE EXIT ONLY.
NB at the same bypass, still on all three routes, again courtesy Lou. Where do mainline 15 and 29 go to? Is it that hard to construct a proper sign for the Business routes? Will VDOT ever address these questions? (No.)
Onto US 258 and the 17/258 duplex
Onto US 50 and the US 50/17 multiplex
Onto US 1 alone and 1/Business 17 in Fredericksburg
VA 2 and the Business 17 (Fredericksburg) duplex
Into North Carolina on US 17
Onto US 60
Onto US 15
Onto US 29
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