Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Spurs, Bypasses and Beltways: Virginia

English: Sunrise at Virginia Beach
English: Sunrise at Virginia Beach (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The four auxiliary highways for Interstate 64 in the state of Virginia are each under 26 miles in length. Interstate 264 uses its 25 miles to travel from I-64 in Chesapeake to Parks Avenue in Virginia Beach.  The other highways in the Chesapeake area include Interstate 464. This highway of less than six miles joins I-64 to I-264 in Norfolk. The three miles of Interstate 564, which connects SR 337 to I-64 in Norfolk, provides a road to the Norfolk Naval Station.  Interstate 664 is 21 miles long. It leaves I-64 in Hampton and travels south by way of the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel to rejoin I-64 in Norfolk.This route runs to the east of the route of I-64 through Portsmouth.

Interstate 195 is located in Richmond. Its four miles connect SR 195 to I-64. Starting at Exit 177 on I-64 is Interstate 295. It travels to the east and then south for 53 miles before ending at Exit 46 of I-95 outside Petersburg. Interstate 395 begins its journey at I-95/I-495 in Springfield and travels 13 miles north to US 50 In Washington, D.C. The beltway around D.C. is Interstate 495 which does travel through Virginia.

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