U.S. Route 58

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U.S. Route 58 marker

U.S. Route 58
Route information
Maintained by VDOT
Length: 508 mi[1] (818 km)
Existed: 1931[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: US 25E / SR 32 / SR 383 at Cumberland Gap, TN
 

US 23 in Duffield, VA
I‑81 in Bristol, VA
I‑77 near Hillsville, VA
US 220 near Martinsville, VA
US 29 in Danville, VA
I‑85 in South Hill, VA
I‑95 in Emporia, VA
US 460 in Suffolk, VA
I‑64 / I‑264 / I‑664 in Chesapeake, VA

US 13 in Norfolk, VA
East end: US 60 in Virginia Beach, VA
Location
Counties: Claiborne, Lee, Scott, Washington, City of Bristol, Grayson, City of Galax, Carroll, Floyd, Patrick, Henry, Pittsylvania, City of Danville, Halifax, Mecklenburg, Brunswick, Greensville, City of Emporia, Southampton, City of Suffolk, City of Chesapeake, City of Portsmouth, City of Norfolk, City of Virginia Beach
Highway system
SR 57 SR 59

U.S. Route 58 is an east–west U.S. Highway that runs for 508 miles (818 km) from U.S. Route 25E just northwest of Harrogate, Tennessee to U.S. Route 60 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Until 1996, when the Cumberland Gap Tunnel opened, US 58 ran only inside the commonwealth of Virginia. It was then extended southwest along a short piece of former US 25E, which no longer enters Virginia, to end at the new alignment in Tennessee.

State Route 383 is overlaid on U.S. Route 58 in Tennessee.

The segment of highway between Emporia and Suffolk was known as The Suicide Strip due to the high number of fatal accidents that occurred along the roadway when it was a two-lane road. The number of accidents lessened significantly when the route was upgraded to a divided highway, separating traffic in the early 1990s.

U.S. Route 58 is the longest numbered route in Virginia.[2]

Route description[edit]

Tennessee[edit]

US 58 begins at a trumpet interchange with US 25E, just south of the Cumberland Gap Tunnel. The route travels northeast through the outskirts of Cumberland Gap before crossing into Virginia.

US 58 in Tennessee carries the designation State Route 383.

Virginia[edit]

US 58 enters Virginia and travels east to Jonesville, where Alternate US 58 branches off and travels to the north. East of Jonesville, US 58 intersects US 421, and the two routes stay concurrent through Duffield (where the concurrency also picks up U.S. 23), Gate City, Weber City (where the US 23 concurrency ends), and Bristol, where US 58 begins a concurrency with Interstate 81. The two routes stay concurrent until I-81 exit 19 in Abingdon, where US 58 resumes its eastward journey close to the Virginia–North Carolina state line. The route is signed as the J.E.B. Stuart Highway and the A. L. Philpott Memorial Highway. Much of the highway through the region features hairpin turns, steep grades, and load-zoned bridges.

US 58 begins a concurrency with US 221 in Independence, and the routes stay merged through Hillsville, just past the interchange with Interstate 77. Continuing eastward, the route crosses the Blue Ridge Parkway in the unincorporated community of Meadows of Dan before winding its way to Martinsville, where US 58 and US 220 share a southern bypass of the city.

Approaching Danville, US 58 once again follows an expressway bypass to the south of the city, while a business route enters the city itself. The southeastern half of this bypass is shared with US 29. East of Danville, US 29 continues north, while US 58 picks up US 360 (which begins in central Danville) and resumes its eastward journey. The routes stay cosigned until South Boston, where US 360 resumes a more northerly route to Richmond, while US 58 travels eastward to Clarksville and crosses Kerr Lake.

The route crosses US 1 and Interstate 85 in South Hill, followed by Interstate 95 in Emporia. Near Franklin, an expressway bypass carries US 58 (and, for one stretch, US 258) south of the city, while a business route enters the city. A bypass also carries traffic around Suffolk, where US 58 begins concurrencies with US 13 and then US 460. The three US routes stay merged until an intersection with the Hampton Roads Beltway at the confluence of Interstate 64, Interstate 264, and Interstate 664. US 58 travels inside the beltway and through Portsmouth and into Norfolk via the Midtown Tunnel. The route crosses I-64 once again, and continues to Virginia Beach, roughly paralleling I-264 to its south. US 58, designated as Virginia Beach Boulevard and becoming Laskin Rd. in Virginia Beach, ends at US 60, Pacific Ave. Historically, US 58 continued for one additional block to the east, ending at Atlantic Ave., which once carried US 60 and then Business US 60.[3]

Much of the western section of US 58 is part of The Crooked Road: Virginia's Heritage Music Trail.[4][5]

Alternate route[edit]


U.S. Route 58 Alternate
Location: JonesvilleAbingdon
Length: 87.40 mi[6] (140.66 km)
Existed: early 1950s–present

An alternate route of US 58, known as U.S. Route 58 Alternate (US 58 Alt.), splits from the main route in Abingdon, Virginia and travels northwest (signed west) as the "Trail of the Lonesome Pine" to Coeburn. From there, US 58 Alt. travels in a southwesterly direction (signed west) through Norton, Big Stone Gap and Pennington Gap before rejoining the main route in Jonesville.

History[edit]

The corridor across southern Virginia was part of the initial 1918 state highway system, in which it was State Route 12. It generally followed the present U.S. 58 from Abingdon to Virginia Beach, while present US 58 west of Abingdon was part of State Route 10. These routes deviated from present US 58 in the following places:[7][8][9]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[6] km Destinations Notes
Claiborne   0.0 0.0 US 25E (SR 32) – Harrogate, TN, Tazewell, TN, Middlesboro, KY interchange
Cumberland Gap Cumberland Gap, TN
  0.6
0.00
1.0
0.00
Tennessee–Virginia state line
Lee  
SR 687 (Dr. Thomas Walker Road) to US 58 Bus. – Ewing, Rose Hill
 
US 58 Bus. west (Dr. Thomas Walker Road) – Rose Hill, Ewing
  SR 758 (Flanary Bridge Road) / SR 880 (Red Fletcher Road) – Lee County Airport former SR 63 south
Jonesville 33.36 53.69
US 58 Alt. east (Main Street) / SR 649 (Park Street) – Pennington Gap, Norton
SR 70 south – Blackwater
Dot 42.51 68.41 US 421 north – Pennington Gap west end of US 421 overlap
Scott   SR 638 (Powell Mountain Road) former SR 66 north
Duffield 53.26 85.71 US 23 north / SR 871 (Natural Tunnel Parkway) – Big Stone Gap west end of US 23 overlap
see US 23 (mile 20.85-2.92)
Weber City 71.19 114.57 US 23 south – Kingsport east end of US 23 overlap; west end of SR 224 overlap
  71.45 114.99 SR 224 south (Wadlow Gap Highway) – Kingsport east end of SR 224 overlap
Hiltons SR 709 (A.P. Carter Highway) – Carter Fold to former SR 42 east
Washington   SR 700 (Rich Valley Road) former SR 77 north
City of Bristol 95.67 153.97 I‑81 south / US 421 south – Bristol, Knoxville east end of US 421 overlap; west end of I-81 overlap; US 58 west follows exit 1B
see I-81
Washington   113.95 183.38 I‑81 north / US 11 south (Lee Highway) – Roanoke, Abingdon east end of I-81 overlap; west end of US 11 overlap; US 58 east follows exit 19
  114.25 183.87 US 11 north (Lee Highway) east end of US 11 overlap
Damascus SR 716 (Shady Avenue) – Backbone Rock, Shady Valley to SR 133 (TN)
124.73 200.73 SR 91 north (Damascus Drive) – Saltville west end of SR 91 overlap
Laureldale 125.72 202.33 SR 91 south (Mountain City Road) – Mountain City east end of SR 91 overlap
  SR 603 (Konnarock Road) – Konnarock
  SR 600 (Green Cove Road) – Green Cove, Taylors Valley
Grayson   SR 600 (Whitetop Road) – White Top Mountain, Chilhowie
  150.72 242.56 SR 362 north (Grayson Highlands Lane) – Grayson Highlands State Park
  SR 743 (Rugby Road) to NC 194
Volney 158.47 255.03 SR 16 north (Troutdale Highway) – Troutdale, Marion west end of SR 16 overlap
Mouth of Wilson 162.46 261.45 SR 16 south (Jefferson Highway) – Jefferson east end of SR 16 overlap
  SR 93 south (County Line Road) – NC line, Sparta
Independence 175.15 281.88 US 21 south / US 221 – Wytheville, Sparta west end of US 221 overlap
  177.90 286.30 SR 274 east (Riverside Drive) to SR 94 – Fries
Reavistown 186.58 300.27 SR 94 north (Riverside Drive) – Fries
City of Galax 189.71 305.31 SR 89 south (Main Street)

SR 89 Truck south (Meadow Street)
Carroll   199.98 321.84 I‑77 – Wytheville, Charlotte I-77 exit 14
Hillsville
US 58 Bus. east / US 221 north – Hillsville
interchange; east end of US 221 overlap
US 52 – Hillsville, Fancy Gap interchange
 
US 58 Bus. west – Hillsville, Dublin
interchange
Floyd
No major junctions
Patrick   222.09 357.42
US 58 Bus. east (J.E.B. Stuart Highway) – Meadows of Dan, Blue Ridge Parkway
Meadows of Dan 223.99 360.48
US 58 Bus. west / SR 795 (J.E.B. Stuart Highway / Mabry Mill Road) – Meadows of Dan, Blue Ridge Parkway
SR 758 (Willis Road) – Willis former SR 102 north
Cruzes Store 234.87 377.99 SR 8 north (Woolwine Highway) – Floyd, Philpott Dam west end of SR 8 overlap
Stuart 236.88 381.22
SR 8 south / US 58 Bus. east (West Blue Ridge Street) – Stuart
east end of SR 8 overlap
237.74 382.61 SR 1025 – Stuart interchange
238.43 383.72
US 58 Bus. west (East Blue Ridge Street) / SR 830 (Morrison Lane) to SR 8 south – Stuart
  SR 626 (Abram Penn Highway) – Reynolds Homestead former SR 105 north
Henry   260.87 419.83
US 220 north / US 58 Bus. east – Martinsville, Roanoke
interchange; west end of US 220 overlap
  SR 641 (Joseph Martin Highway) interchange
  264.36 425.45
US 220 south / US 220 Bus. north – Martinsville, Greensboro
interchange; east end of US 220 overlap
  267.01 429.71 SR 650 (Irisburg Road) interchange
  270.93 436.02
US 58 Bus. west – Martinsville
interchange
Axton SR 610 (Axton Road) / SR 647 (Mountain Valley Road) – Aiken Summit, Sandy Level, Eden, NC former SR 107 south
Pittsylvania   285.06 458.76
US 58 Bus. east – Danville
interchange
  287.57 462.80 SR 1260 (Oak Ridge Farms Road) interchange
City of Danville 292.32 470.44
US 29 south / US 29 Bus. north – Danville, Greensboro
interchange; west end of US 29 overlap
Corning Drive interchange; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
293.44 472.25 Elizabeth Street right-in/right-out intersection with no direct access across US 58
296.07 476.48 SR 86 (South Main Street) – Yanceyville, Chapel Hill interchange
297.92 479.46 SR 737 (Goodyear Boulevard) interchange
River Park Drive - Dan Daniel Memorial Park interchange
299.28 481.64
US 29 north (Danville Expressway) / US 360 west / US 58 Bus. west – Lynchburg, Danville
interchange; east end of US 29 overlap; west end of US 360 overlap
Pittsylvania   304.53 490.09 SR 62 south (Milton Highway) / SR 726 north (Ringgold Depot Road) – Milton, NC
Halifax Delila 311.33 501.04 SR 119 south (Calvary Road) / SR 694 north (Medley Road)
South Boston (Riverdale) 327.16 526.51 US 501 (Huell Matthews Highway) – South Boston, Roxboro, NC west end of US 501 Truck overlap
  327.86 527.64
US 360 east / US 501 Truck north – Richmond, Speedway
east end of US 360 / US 501 Truck overlap
Mecklenburg Sandy Fork 344.38 554.23 SR 49 south – Virgilina west end of SR 49 overlap
Puryear Corner 345.64 556.25
US 58 Bus. east – Clarksville, Town of Clarksville Historic District
Clarksville 347.10 558.60 US 15 – Clarksville, Oxford, NC interchange
  349.52 562.50
US 15 / US 58 Bus. west / SR 49 north – Clarksville, Chase City
interchange; east end of SR 49 overlap
  SR 364 south – Occoneechee State Park
Boydton
US 58 Bus. east (Skipwith Road) / SR 688 – Skipwith, Boydton, Town of Boydton Historic District
  358.72 577.30 SR 92 – Chase City, Boydton
 
US 58 Bus. west – Town of Boydton Historic District
  SR 368 / SR 883 (Herbert Drive) – Mecklenburg Correctional Center
  364.51 586.62 SR 4 south (Buggs Island Road) / SR 674 (Wooden Bridge Road) – Kerr Dam
Big Fork 368.74 593.43 US 1 south – Raleigh, NC west end of US 1 overlap
  371.89 598.50
US 1 north / US 58 Bus. east / SR 780 – South Hill
east end of US 1 overlap
South Hill SR 903 – South Hill interchange; to NC 903
375.45 604.23
US 58 Bus. west (Atlantic Street) / SR 643 (Country Lane) to US 1 north / SR 47 north – South Hill, Chase City
375.69 604.61 I‑85 – Petersburg, Durham I-85 exit 12
La Crosse SR 618 (Country Club Road / North Main Street) – La Crosse Business District former SR 138 south
Brunswick   SR 659 (Main Street) former SR 139 south
Lawrenceville
US 58 Bus. east / SR 46
interchange; west end of SR 46 Truck overlap
 
US 58 Bus. west / SR 46 Truck north – Lawrenceville, St. Pauls College, Blackstone
interchange; east end of SR 46 Truck overlap
  SR 670 (Airport Drive) – Lawrenceville Airport former SR 140 south
Edgerton SR 712 (Old Stage Road / Brooks Crossing Road) former SR 140 north
Greensville
No major junctions
City of Emporia SR 619 (Purdy Road / Wiggins Road) former SR 88 west
410.74 661.02 I‑95 – Richmond, Rocky Mount, NC I-95 exit 11

US 58 Bus. east – Emporia
411.58 662.37 US 301 – Emporia interchange
412.22 663.40 SR 614 (Reese Street) interchange
412.71 664.19 SR 611 (Davis Street) interchange
413.36 665.24
US 58 Bus. west – Emporia
Greensville
No major junctions
Southampton   SR 308 north (Three Creeks Road) – Sussex CH, Southampton Correctional Farm, Deerfield Correctional Center
  436.82 702.99 SR 35 (US 58 Bus. east) – Boykins, Courtland
  440.28 708.56
US 58 Bus. west – Courtland
  442.78 712.59
US 58 Bus. east (Camp Parkway) – Downtown Franklin
  SR 671 (Armory Drive) – Downtown Franklin interchange
  446.52 718.60
US 258 south / US 258 Bus. north – Franklin, Murfreesboro
interchange; west end of US 258 overlap
  SR 714 (Pretlow Street) interchange; former SR 189
City of Suffolk 450.81 725.51 US 258 north / SR 189 south – Windsor, Smithfield interchange; east end of US 258 overlap; west end of SR 189 overlap
452.00 727.42 SR 272 west (South Quay Road)
456.17 734.13 SR 189 north (South Quay Road) – Holland east end of SR 189 overlap
457.28 735.92
US 58 Bus. west – Holland, Franklin
interchange; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
465.62 749.34 US 13 south to SR 32 – Ahoskie, NC, Edenton, NC interchange; west end of US 13 overlap

US 58 Bus. east (Holland Road) – Downtown Suffolk
467.03 751.61 SR 604 (Pitchkettle Road) interchange
468.91 754.64 US 460 west (US 460 Bus. east) – Petersburg, Downtown Suffolk interchange; west end of US 460 overlap
469.84 756.13 SR 10 / SR 32 – Smithfield, Newport News, Downtown Suffolk interchange
471.71 759.14 SR 642 (Wilroy Road) interchange
474.01 762.85
US 13 Bus. south / US 58 Bus. west / US 460 Bus. west – Downtown Suffolk
interchange; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
City of Chesapeake 479.88 772.29 I‑664 / US 13 north / US 460 east (Hampton Roads Beltway) to I‑64 / I‑264 east – Newport News, Hampton, Portsmouth, Richmond, Norfolk, Virginia Beach I-664 exit 13; east end of US 13 / US 460 overlap (eastbound); west end of US 460 Alt. overlap (eastbound)
480.52 773.32 SR 191 (Jolliff Road) to US 13 north / US 460 east / South Military Highway east end of US 13 / US 460 overlap (westbound); west end of US 460 Alt. overlap (westbound)
City of Portsmouth 484.03 778.97 SR 239 (Victory Boulevard)
484.31 779.42
US 460 Alt. / SR 337 (Portsmouth Boulevard) to SR 337 Alt. east
east end of US 460 Alt. overlap
485.71 781.67 US 17 (Frederick Boulevard) to I‑264
To US 17 north / High Street
486.62 783.14
SR 337 Alt. west (Harbor Drive)
interchange; westbound exit and eastbound entrance; west end of SR 337 Alt. overlap
486.62 783.14 SR 141 south (London Boulevard) – Downtown Portsmouth interchange
Port Norfolk interchange
487.39 784.38 SR 164 west to I‑664 – Suffolk, Newport News interchange
Elizabeth River Midtown Tunnel
City of Norfolk 489.20 787.29 SR 337 east (Hampton Boulevard) / Brambleton Avenue – Chelsea, NS Railway Lambert's Point Docks, Old Dominion University, Naval Station Norfolk interchange; east end of SR 337 Alt. overlap; west end of SR 337 overlap
490.29 789.05 SR 337 west (Brambleton Avenue) to I‑264 east end of SR 337 overlap
US 460 (Church Street)
491.47 790.94 SR 168 (Tidewater Drive) to I‑264 east
SR 166 (Park Avenue)
492.96 793.34 To I‑264 / Ballentine Boulevard (SR 405 south)
495.19 796.93 US 13 (Military Highway) interchange
495.98 798.20 SR 165 (Kempsville Road)
NorfolkVirginia Beach city line SR 403 (North Newtown Road) to I‑64 / I‑264
City of Virginia Beach 498.24 801.84 SR 190 (Witchduck Road) to I‑264
499.35 803.63 SR 225 (Independence Boulevard)
To I‑264 / Rosemont Road former SR 411 south
To I‑264 / Lynnhaven Parkway former SR 414 south
504.37 811.70 Great Neck Road (SR 279 north)
504.51 811.93
US 58 Bus. east (Virginia Beach Boulevard) – Oceana
interchange; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
504.51 811.93 I‑264 west – Norfolk I-264 exit 20; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
First Colonial Road former SR 408 north
508.48 818.32 US 60 (Pacific Avenue)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

Related U.S. Routes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b US Highways from US 1 to US 830 Robert V. Droz
  2. ^ Staff (October 14, 2012). "U.S. Route 58 Corridor Development Program". Retrieved October 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ "End of US highway 58". USEnds.com. Retrieved October 9, 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Crooked Road". The Crooked Road. Retrieved 2013-04-17. 
  5. ^ Wildman, Sarah (2011-05-20). "On Virginia's Crooked Road, Mountain Music Lights the Way". New York Times. Retrieved 2013-04-17. 
  6. ^ a b "2009 Traffic Data". Virginia Department of Transportation. 2009. Retrieved 2011-01-05. 
  7. ^ Minutes of the First Meeting of the State Highway Commission Created Under the Acts of 1922, Held July 5th, 1922, Richmond, Virginia. PDF (150 KiB), Proposed "State Highway System" for Virginia, as Recommended by the State Roads Committee, January 1918
  8. ^ "VA 10". Virginia Highways Project. Retrieved October 9, 2014. 
  9. ^ "VA 12". Virginia Highways Project. Retrieved October 9, 2014. 
  10. ^ Minutes of the Meeting of the State Highway Commission of Virginia, Held Richmond, Virginia. October 27th, 1927 PDF (188 KiB), page 14

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