Virginia State Route 63

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For the former State Route 63, see State Route 63 (Virginia 1933-1946).

State Route 63 marker

State Route 63
Route information
Maintained by VDOT
Length: 39.28 mi[1] (63.22 km)
Existed: 1958 – present
Major junctions
South end:
US 58 Alt. in St. Paul
  SR 83 in Clinchco
North end: SR 80 / SR 83 in Haysi
Location
Counties: Wise, Russell, Dickenson
Highway system
SR 62 I‑64

Virginia State Route 63 (SR 63) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. The state highway runs 39.28 miles (63.22 km) from U.S. Route 58 Alternate (US 58 Alternate) in St. Paul north to SR 80 and SR 83 in Haysi.

Route description[edit]

SR 63 begins at an intersection with US 58 Alternate (Bull Run Road) in the town of St. Paul. The state highway heads east through town as Wise Street, which passes under Norfolk Southern Railway's Clinch Valley District. The highway intersects SR 270 (4th Street) in the center of town. SR 63 parallels the Clinch River and CSX's Kingsport Subdivision, formerly the Clinchfield Railroad, east to Lick Creek. The highway and railroad turn north to follow Lick Creek out of St. Paul and cross the WiseRussell county line. The state highway heads north as Dante Road to Dante, where the rail line diverges to pass through the Sandy Ridge Tunnel. SR 63 crosses Sandy Ridge and the Tennessee Valley Divide at Flint Gap and enters Dickenson County. SR 63 descends as Dante Mountain Road into the valley of McClure Creek and rejoins the Kingsport Subdivision at Trammel. The state highway heads northwest through the village of Nora, where McClure Creek merges with Open Fork to become the McClure River.[1][2]

SR 63 begins to run concurrently with SR 83 (Dickenson Highway) at Fremont; SR 83 heads west toward Clintwood, the county seat of Dickenson County. The two highways diverge after passing through the town of Clinchco. SR 83 and the railroad continue to follow the river to Haysi while SR 63 turns onto Big Ridge Road. The state highway ascends and has a curvaceous path atop Big Ridge. SR 63 leaves the ridge to descend to the town of Haysi. The state highway passes over the Kingsport Subdivision at the south end of the railroad's short tunnel and crosses Russell Fork of the Big Sandy River just north of its confluence with the McClure River. SR 63 turns east and becomes the town's Main Street before the highway reaches its northern terminus in the center of town at its three-way intersection with SR 80 and SR 83, which follow Main Street east and Sandlick Drive south to cross Russell Prater Fork at its confluence with Russell Fork.[1][2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Russell St. Paul 0.00 0.00
US 58 Alt. (Bull Run Road) – Norton, Abingdon
Wise SR 270 south (4th Avenue)
Russell
No major junctions
Dickenson Fremont 24.33 39.16 SR 83 west (Dickenson Highway) – Clintwood Southern end of SR 83 concurrency
Clinchco 29.27 47.11 SR 83 east (Dickenson Highway) – Haysi Northern end of SR 83 concurrency
Haysi 39.28 63.22 SR 80 / SR 83 (Main Street / Sandlick Drive) – Grundy, Honaker
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

External links[edit]

SR 112 Spurs of SR 11
1923-1928
SR 114 >
SR 122 District 1 State Routes
1928–1933
SR 124 >