Virginia State Route 199
|Maintained by VDOT|
|Length:||14.13 mi (22.74 km)|
|Existed:||late 1960s – present|
|West end:||I-64 / SR 646 in Lightfoot|
|I-64 near Williamsburg|
|East end:||SR 641 near Williamsburg|
|Counties:||James City, City of Williamsburg, York|
Virginia State Route 199 (VA 199) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. Known for most of its length as Humelsine Parkway, the state highway runs 14.13 miles (22.74 km) from Interstate 64 (I-64) and SR 646 in Lightfoot to SR 641 near Williamsburg. VA 199 forms a western loop of Williamsburg in York and James City Counties. The state highway, which is entirely a four-lane limited-access highway with a mix of intersections and interchanges, provides access from I-64 to several highways that serve attractions around Williamsburg, including U.S. Route 60 (US 60) and Colonial Parkway, an automobile parkway that leads to Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown. VA 199 between its junctions with I-64 is named for Carlisle H. Humelsine, a former curator and president of Colonial Williamsburg, in 2004.
VA 199 begins at I-64 Exit 234, a partial cloverleaf interchange, in Lightfoot in the northwest corner of York County. The roadway continues north as SR 646 (Newman Road), which reduces to two lanes just north of the interchange on its way to York River State Park. VA 199 heads southwest as a four-lane freeway, paralleled by another section of SR 646, Lightfoot Road, on the eastbound (south-facing) side and Rochambeau Drive on the westbound side of the highway. The state highway meets SR 603 (Mooretown Road) at a cloverleaf interchange between a big box shopping center on the east and the Williamsburg Pottery Factory grounds to the west. VA 199 crosses over Old Mooretown Road, CSX's Peninsula Subdivision, and US 60 (Richmond Road), entering James City County immediately before an interchange with US 60 on the south side of the tracks. The state highway curves south, passing through a forested corridor between residential subdivisions and has partial cloverleaf interchanges with SR 612 (Longhill Road) and VA 321 (Monticello Avenue).
VA 199's western freeway section ends at an intersection with VA 5 (John Tyler Memorial Highway). VA 5 joins VA 199 in a concurrency as the highway curves to the southeast and enters the city of Williamsburg. VA 5 leaves the highway at the intersection with VA 31 (Jamestown Road). VA 31 heads southwest towards Jamestown while SR 5 and SR 31 together head northeast toward downtown Williamsburg and the campus of the College of William & Mary. VA 199 crosses the boundary between the city of Williamsburg and James City County twice more before leaving the city limits for good prior to the intersection with Brookwood Drive.
VA 199 curves to the east and crosses College Creek before a combined intersection and interchange with VA 132 (Henry Street) and Colonial Parkway. VA 199 meets VA 132 at an intersection from which all movements to and from westbound Colonial Parkway (toward Jamestown) can be made. Access to eastbound Colonial Parkway (toward Williamsburg and Yorktown) is made via tight cloverleaf ramps. VA 199 meets Mounts Bay Road and Quarterpath Road at an intersection before beginning its eastern freeway segment. The state highway meets US 60 (Pocahontas Trail) and VA 143 (Merrimac Trail) at adjacent partial cloverleaf interchanges. Between the interchanges VA 199 crosses over both highways and the Peninsula Subdivision rail line that separates the two highways, re-entering York County in the process. VA 199 curves to the northeast ahead of a cloverleaf interchange with I-64 (Exit 242), where the freeway section ends. The state highway intersects Marquis Parkway and Water Country Parkway before passing the entrance to Water Country USA. VA 199 continues north through a forested area to its northern terminus at SR 641 (Penniman Road). SR 641 heads west from the intersection toward Williamsburg and continues north along VA 199's alignment, reducing to two lanes as the highway heads toward a junction with Colonial Parkway and the Naval Supply Center Cheatham Annex.
|York||Lightfoot||0.00||I-64 / SR 646 north (Newman Road) – Richmond, Colonial Williamsburg, Norfolk||Western terminus; I-64 Exit 234|
|0.71||SR 603 (Mooretown Road)||Cloverleaf interchange|
|James City||1.79||US 60 (Richmond Road) – Lightfoot, Williamsburg||Partial cloverleaf interchange|
|4.27||SR 612 (Longhill Road)||Diamond interchange|
|6.10||SR 321 (Monticello Avenue)||Single-point urban interchange|
|7.55||SR 5 west / SR 616 north (John Tyler Memorial Highway) – Richmond||West end of concurrency with VA 5|
|Williamsburg||8.01||SR 5 east / SR 31 (Jamestown Road) – Jamestown, College of William & Mary||East end of concurrency with VA 5|
|James City||9.79||SR 132 north (Henry Street) / SR 1201 (Kingpoint Drive) / Colonial Parkway – Jamestown, Yorktown||Partial cloverleaf interchange|
|12.09||US 60 (Pocahontas Trail) – Williamsburg, Busch Gardens||Partial cloverleaf interchange|
|York County||12.18||SR 143 (Merrimac Trail) – Williamsburg||Partial cloverleaf interchange|
|13.12||I-64 – Richmond, Busch Gardens, Norfolk||I-64 Exit 242|
|14.13||SR 641 (Penniman Road) to Colonial Parkway||Eastern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- "Daily Traffic Volume Estimates Jurisdiction Report: James City County and City of Williamsburg" (PDF). Virginia Department of Transportation. 2009. Retrieved 2010-12-20.
- "Daily Traffic Volume Estimates Jurisdiction Report: York County" (PDF). Virginia Department of Transportation. 2009. Retrieved 2010-12-20.
- "Bill Tracking - 2004 session > Legislation: Chapter 643". General Assembly of Virginia. 2004-04-12. Retrieved 2010-12-20.
- Google Inc. "Virginia State Route 199". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=VA-199+E%2FNewman+Rd%2FState+Route+646&daddr=VA-199+E+to:VA-199+E&hl=en&geocode=Fbz0OQIdvCtt-w%3BFWfeOAIdNtVs-w%3BFRaqOAIdOJVu-w&mra=ls&sll=37.26712,-76.646075&sspn=0.015676,0.038581&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=12. Retrieved 2010-12-20.