Virginia Roads - US 58, 1/58
Courtesy H.B. Elkins, an I-81 NB/US 58 EB BGS old enough to have survived renumbering.
VA 140 SB at the duplex with a state-name shield, courtesy Lou Corsaro.
Just before joining I-81, US 58 WB meets US 11 SB and they share this old distance sign to Barter Theatre in Abingdon.
One-piece reassurance and overall narrow US 220 shields in Martinsville, which is an independent city and thus erects its own signage. The problem here is that this isn't US 58/220, but rather the business routes for them. Courtesy Chris Lawson, forwarded to me by Adam Prince.
Next seven photos courtesy Lou Corsaro (until I say they're mine). The first one atop the page is also from Lou.
Westbound in Danville, just north of NC. Notice how neither set of signs in the first photo has a state associated with the cities (and undersized Expressway notation). The second sign is on the ramp carrying US 58 WB to US 29 SB; 58 once went straight. I-785 will end at the end of the Danville Expressway, having come all the way up the US 29 corridor from Greensboro NC. Interesting tidbit: Lynchburg and lynching are both from Captain Lynch, who started vigilante justice in the frontier.
The signs are correct, actually: both VA 360 and US 360 go east from Danville. VA 360 follows an old, twisty alignment of what was US 360, meeting current US 360 north of S. Boston and Scottsburg. Think they could have come up with a different number?
Skipping the US 360 duplex, all I can read on the first sign is "1A9", which may or may not be what it actually says. It's old. The second sign shows off a bike route shield, where US 58 WB turns left into Damascus and VA 91 NB continues straight from the duplex. In the third photo, taken further up VA 91, the bottom is suddenly rounded instead of square. Why? Because the square was incorrect.
I don't know who replaced these shields on the eastbound Clarksville Bypass, but they may have to put the old ones back.
My photos for a bit, Business 58 WB in Boydton at the beginning of this state highway.
EB into South Hill, I start off on US 58 and end up on US 58 Business in the last two photos, both of which are courtesy Lou Corsaro. If you can't read the diamond sign, then they didn't make it well enough.
Continuing eastbound on Business 58. US 58 now bypasses South Hill, but don't tell anyone.
The other non-US 1 approaches to the intersection, VA 47 SB and Business US 58 WB.
The remainder of the photos are courtesy Lou Corsaro except the very last one.
EB from Lawrenceville to Franklin. There are two chances for ugly shields in Lawrenceville because Truck VA 49 follows the opposite end of Business US 58.
Can you spot the incorrect fonts in Portsmouth?
Going opposite ways through Portsmouth, VA 337 comes around via I-464 and meets US 58 in Norfolk. They share a wrong-way duplex dominated by US 58, at which point 337 is mostly a north-south route. I don't mind the RIDOT shield when it looks to be at least 30 years old.
Continuing EB past another familiar friend (US 460) to Virginia Beach. The first RIDOT-style shield is at VA 168 (see background shields), and the next two with the narrow shields are at Newtown Rd. The 190 shields should be standard VA-style, and VDOT doesn't use wide shields for multiple-digit secondary roads, anyway. These belong in West Virginia.
RIDOT shield eastbound at Birdneck Road in Virginia Beach, courtesy Chris Lawson via Adam Prince. I was told it was westbound, but then it would have to be west of VA Secondary 615.
Onto US 1 alone
US 421 and 58/421
US 221 and 58/221
US 360 and 58/360
US 460 and 13/58/460
Exit 10 to US 11
Onto US 220
Onto US 29
Onto VA 49
To US 15
Onto VA 92
Onto US 17
Onto VA 168
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