Virginia Roads - US/VA 211, US 340
US and VA 211, US 211/340
US 211 does not begin here, but VA 211 does. VA 211 is the westward extension of US 211, which historically ended at US 11 in New Market (which makes sense) and was later extended to I-81 when the Interstate was built. Even though US 211 now multiplexes with its parent, originally it came straight into town from the east on Old Cross Rd., which is where it still leaves to the west. Therefore, despite the distance between intersections, there was never a gap between US 211 and VA 211. Photo courtesy Lou Corsaro.
And here is that incestuous concurrency with New Market's small shields and iconic yellow pole.
US 211 EB with US 340 NB. Something about Skyline Drive on a separate sign got to me to make me take the first photo, and the clouds in the second photo are something we non-mountain folk don't see every day. I wonder just how many Lee Highways there are - and I'm sure they're all south of the Mason-Dixon line.
EB/NB approaching Luray, with a sign every bit as old as the Luray bypass. Sadly, in my quest to follow US 340, I failed to follow the Business routes into Luray, where I have since learned there were cutout shields awaiting. Maybe I will have to return.
Onto US 340 alone
Onto VA 42
Onto US 11
Onto Skyline Drive
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