US 250 in Virginia
According to directoryaah, US 250 is a US Highway in the US state of Virginia. The road forms an east-west route in the center of the state, from the West Virginia border to Staunton, then paralleling Interstate 64 to the state capital Richmond. The road is 256 kilometers long.
US 250 near Highland in the west of the state.
In a mountainous area, at about 1,300 feet, US 250 in West Virginia enters the state of Virginia from Elkton, then begins a descent through the forested Appalachian Mountains to the east. In Monterey you cross the US 220. US 250 crosses several ridges of the Appalachian Mountains, running north-south, while US 250 heads east. One then reaches the broad valley of the Shenandoah River around Staunton. Staunton has a highway ring, and it crosses US 11, which runs parallel to Interstate 81. The road then begins on a route that runs parallel to Interstate 64 all the way to the state capital Richmond.
In Waynesboro you cross the US 340. Then you cross I-64 and go over the last mountain pass, the 580 meter high Rockfish Gap of the Shenandoah National Park. The road then descends into the Charlottesville area and crosses I-64 once more. Charlottesville is a regional city, where the US 29 crosses, which forms a highway around Charlottesville. US 250 then runs south of I-64 parallel to that highway to Richmond. At the hamlet of Solomons Store you cross the US 15. A little further on, at Gum Spring one crosses US 522. The area through which the US 250 runs is fairly flat and densely wooded.
One then reaches the agglomeration of Richmond, which has more than one million inhabitants. One here crosses State Route 288, Richmond’s western bypass. Then you cross I-64 again and you pass through the northern quarters of the city. The US 250 here forms a six-lane main road with a lot of retail. Interstate 195 is crossed in downtown Richmond. US 250 then continues through downtown Richmond, intersects US 1 and US 301, and then ends at US 60.
The US 250 in Charlottesville.
US 250 was added to the US Highways network in 1928, but at the time ran no further east than Grafton, West Virginia. The Virginia route was established in 1935 when US 250 was extended from Grafton to Richmond.
US 250 follows the historic Three Notch’d Road, a colonial-era road link that follows the James River valley with the Shenandoah River valley, across Jarmans Gap in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Two presidents came from Charlottesville, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe. When they were governor of Virginia they traveled the 112 miles between Charlottesville and the capital Richmond on the Three Notch’d Road.
The road replaced the older State Route 5, in 1935 only the part near the border with West Virginia was still unpaved, which was paved in 1939. The US 250 itself has barely been upgraded outside built-up areas. Interstate 64 was built parallel to US 250 between Staunton and Richmond between 1966 and 1972, so that US 250 no longer had a role here for through traffic. Only in the larger towns does US 250 have more than two lanes of traffic, the widest being in Richmond, where it has 2×3 lanes over longer distances.
US 258 in Virginia
According to Ehotelat, US 258 is a US Highway in the US state of Virginia. The road forms a north-south route in the southeastern part of the state, connecting the border with North Carolina through Franklin to Hampton in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. The route is 100 kilometers long.
US 258 in North Carolina comes from Tarboro and then heads north and crosses the Virginia border at Riverdale. The road is then a secondary route with 2×1 lanes and intersects with US 58 at Franklin. The road then turns northeast, through a semi-wooded area. A little further on, at the village of Windsor, you cross the US 460. The road then continues to Smithfield, forming a super two around the town and then joining US 17. Both routes then cross the James River Estuary via the 7-kilometer James River Bridge. At Newport News, US 17 turns off toward Fredericksburg, crossing US 60. The road then continues through the town of Hampton and intersects Interstate 64, before ending up on I-64 a little further on.
US 258 was added to the US Highways network in 1932, but at the time only ran in North Carolina. In 1940, the route was extended from Murfreesboro to Franklin, Virginia. US 258 then ran to US 58 at Franklin, just a short distance through Virginia. This changed in 1945, when the route to Hampton was extended.
US 258 was widened to 2×2 lanes by Newport News and Hampton in the 1940s and 1950s. This grew into one of the major urban arterials in this part of the Hampton Roads region, with several grade separated connections. In the 1990s, the section between US 60 and I-64 was widened from 2×2 to 2×4 lanes, largely by utilizing the existing broad median strip. Between 2003 and 2006, the interchange with I-64 was reconstructed.
The first James River Bridge opened in 1928, which was replaced by the current bridge in 1982. Thus, US 258 has always used a bridge connection. However, the bridge is mainly a connection of US 17, US 258 does not actually have much significance for through traffic in Virginia.