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, Tennessee
 

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

US 13 in Norfolk
East end: US 60 in Virginia Beach
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 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: Abingdon-Jonesville
Existed: early 1950s–present

An alternate route of US 58, known as U.S. Route 58 Alternate (US 58A), 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 58A 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:[6][7][8]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[10] Destinations Notes
Claiborne Cumberland Gap 0.0 US-25E – Tazewell, Harrogate, Middlesboro, KY Western terminus; trumpet interchange
0.6
0.0
TennesseeVirginia state line
Lee Jonesville 33.36
US 58 Alt. east (Trail of the Lonesome Pine) – Pennington Gap
US 58 turns east onto June Street
42.51 US 421 north – Pennington Gap West end of concurrency with US 421
Scott Duffield 53.26 US 23 north – Big Stone Gap West end of concurrency with US 23
Clinchport 57.93 SR 65 east – Dungannon
Gate City 67.42
US 23 Bus. south / US 58 Bus. east / US 421 Bus. south (Daniel Boone Road)
70.15
US 23 Bus. north / US 58 Bus. west / US 421 Bus. north (Kane Street)
Weber City 71.19 US 23 south – Kingsport East end of concurrency with SR 23
71.45 SR 224 south (Wadlow Gap Road) – Kingsport
Washington No major intersections
Bristol 95.67 I-81 south / US 421 south (Gate City Highway) – Knoxville, Bristol East end of concurrency with US 421; west end of concurrency with I-81; I-81 Exit 1
98.11 I-381 south – Bristol I-81 Exit 3
99.50 US 11 / US 19 (Lee Highway) I-81 Exit 5
101.63 Old Airport Road / Bonham Road I-81 Exit 7
Washington 106.40 To US 11 / US 19 (Lee Highway) I-81 Exit 10; unsigned SR F-310
107.39 SR 611 / Lee Highway I-81 Exit 13
Abingdon 109.39 SR 140 to US 19 – Abingdon I-81 Exit 14
111.46 SR 75 to US 19 – Abingdon, South Holston Dam I-81 Exit 17
113.95 I-81 north / US 11 south – Roanoke, Abingdon I-81 Exit 19; east end of concurrency with I-81; west end of concurrency with US 11
114.25 US 11 north (Lee Highway) – Glade Spring East end of concurrency with US 11
Damascus 124.73 SR 91 north (Douglas Drive) – Glade Spring US 58 turns south onto Douglas Drive; west end of concurrency with SR 91
125.72 SR 91 south (Mountain City Road) – Mountain City, TN East end of concurrency with SR 91
Grayson 150.72 SR 362 north (Grayson Highland Lane) – Grayson Highlands State Park
Volney 158.47 SR 16 north (Troutdale Highway) – Troutdale West end of concurrency with SR 16
Mouth of Wilson 162.46 SR 16 south (Jefferson Highway) – Jefferson, NC East end of concurrency with SR 16
SR 93 south (County Line Road) – Sparta, NC
Independence 175.15 US 21 (Independence Avenue/New River Parkway) / US 221 south – Wytheville, Sparta, NC West end of concurrency with US 221
177.90 SR 274 north (Riverside Drive) – Fries
186.58 SR 94 north (Riverside Drive) – Fries
Galax 189.71 SR 89 south (Main Street) – Lowgap, NC
Carroll Hillsville 199.98 I-77 – Wytheville, Charlotte I-77 Exit 14
US 52 (Main Street) – Wytheville, Mount Airy, NC
202.80 US 221 north (Floyd Pike) – Floyd East end of concurrency with US 221
Floyd No major intersections
Patrick Meadows of Dan 222.09
US 58 Bus. east (Jeb Stuart Highway) – Blue Ridge Parkway
223.99
US 58 Bus. west (Jeb Stuart Highway) – Blue Ridge Parkway
Cruzes Store 234.87 SR 8 north (Woolwine Highway) – Woolwine West end of concurrency with SR 8
Stuart 236.88
US 58 Bus. east / SR 8 south (Blue Ridge Street) – Winston-Salem
East end of concurrency with SR 8
237.74 SR 1025 (Johnson Street) Diamond interchange
238.43
US 58 Bus. west (Blue Ridge Street)
Henry 260.87
US 220 north (William F. Stone Highway) / US 58 Bus. east (A.L. Philpott Highway) – Martinsville, Roanoke
West end of concurrency with US 220; partial cloverleaf interchange
SR 641 (Joseph Martin Highway) Partial cloverleaf interchange
264.36
US 220 / US 220 Bus. (Greensboro Road) – Martinsville, Greensboro
East end of concurrency with US 220; partial cloverleaf interchange
267.01 SR 650 (Irisburg Road) Diamond interchange
270.93
US 58 Bus. west (A.L. Philpott Highway) – Martinsville
Partial trumpet interchange
Pittsylvania 285.06
US 58 Bus. east (Martinsville Highway) – Danville
Partial trumpet interchange
287.57 SR 1260 (Oakridge Farms Road) Diamond interchange
Danville 292.32
US 29 south / US 29 Bus. north – Danville, Greensboro
West end of concurrency with US 29; partial cloverleaf interchange
Corning Drive Westbound exit, eastbound entrance
293.44 Elizabeth Street Extended Right-in/right-out interchanges in both directions; no access across US 58 / US 29
296.07 SR 86 (Main Street) – Yanceyville, Chapel Hill Diamond interchange
297.92 Goodyear Boulevard Partial cloverleaf interchange
River Park Drive – Dan Daniel Memorial Park Diamond interchange
299.28
US 29 north (Danville Expressway) / US 360 west / US 58 Bus. west (South Boston Road) – Lynchburg, Danville
Full cloverleaf interchange; US 58 exits onto South Boston Road; east end of concurrency with US 29; west end of concurrency with US 360
Pittsylvania 304.53 SR 62 south (Milton Road) – Milton, NC
Halifax 311.33 SR 119 south (Calvary Road) – Semora, NC
South Boston 327.16 US 501 (Huell Matthews Highway) – Lynchburg, Durham
327.86 US 360 east (John Randolph Boulevard) – Richmond East end of concurrency with US 360
Mecklenburg 344.38 SR 49 south – Virgilina, Charlotte, NC West end of concurrency with SR 49
Clarksville 345.64
US 58 Bus. east / SR 49 north (Virginia Avenue)
East end of concurrency with SR 49
347.10 US 15 – Clarksville, Oxford, NC Partial cloverleaf interchange
John H. Kerr ReservoirRoanoke River
349.52
US 15 north / US 58 Bus. west / SR 49 north – Clarksville, Chase City
Interchange
Boydton 358.72 SR 92 – Chase City
Midway 364.51 SR 4 south (Buggs Island Road)
368.74 US 1 south – Norlina, NC West end of concurrency with US 1
South Hill 371.89
US 1 north / US 58 Bus. east (Danville Street)
East end of concurrency with US 1
375.45
US 58 Bus. west to US 1 west / SR 47 north – Chase City
375.69 I-85 – Petersburg, Durham I-85 Exit 12
Brunswick Lawrenceville SR 46 (Christanna Highway) – Alberta, Valentines Diamond interchange
Greensville No major intersections
Emporia 410.74 I-95 – Petersburg, Rocky Mount I-95 Exit 11

US 58 Bus. east (Atlantic Street)
411.58 US 301 (Main Street) Partial cloverleaf interchange
412.22 SR 614 (Reese Street)
412.71 SR 611 (Davis Street)
413.36
US 58 Bus. west (Atlantic Street)
Greensville No major intersections
Southampton 436.82
US 58 Bus. east (Meherrin Road) / SR 35 – Courtland
Diamond interchange
440.28
US 58 Bus. west (Jerusalem Road) – Courtland
442.78
US 58 Bus. east (Camp Parkway) – Franklin
SR 671 (Armory Drive) – Downtown Franklin Diamond interchange
446.52
US 258 south (Smiths Ferry Road) / US 258 Bus. north (South Street) – Franklin, Murfreesboro
Diamond interchange; west end of concurrency with US 258
SR 714 (Pretlow Street) Partial cloverleaf interchange
Suffolk 450.81 US 258 north / SR 189 south (Great Mill Highway) – Smithfield, Windsor Partial cloverleaf interchange; east end of concurrency with US 258; west end of concurrency with SR 189
452.00 SR 272 south (South Quay Road)
456.17 SR 189 north (South Quay Road) – Holland East end of concurrency with SR 189
457.28
US 58 Bus. west (Holland Road) – Holland, Franklin
Westbound exit, eastbound entrance
465.62
US 13 south / SR 32 south / US 58 Bus. east (Holland Road) – Ahoskie, NC, Edenton, NC
US 13 junction is a trumpet interchange; US 58 Business terminus is at intersection; west end of concurrency with US 13
467.03 SR 604 (Pitchkettle Road) Diamond interchange
468.91
US 460 west / US 460 Bus. east (Pruden Boulevard) – Downtown Suffolk, Petersburg
Partial cloverleaf interchange; west end of concurrency with US 460
469.84 SR 10 / SR 32 (Godwin Boulevard) – Smithfield, Newport News Partial cloverleaf interchange
471.71 SR 642 (Wilroy Road) Partial cloverleaf interchange
474.01
US 58 Bus. west / US 13 Bus. south / US 460 Bus. west – Downtown Suffolk
Westbound exit, eastbound entrance
Chesapeake 479.88 I-664 north (Hampton Roads Beltway) to I-64 west / I-264 east / US 13 north – Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Newport News, Hampton I-664 Exit 13; Partial cloverleaf interchange
480.52 US 13 north / US 460 east (Military Highway) / SR 191 north (Jolliff Road) East end of concurrency with US 13 and US 460; west end of concurrency with US 460 Alternate
Portsmouth 484.03 SR 239 (Victory Boulevard)
484.31
SR 337 / US 460 Alt. east (Portsmouth Boulevard)
East end of concurrency with US 460 Alternate
485.71 US 17 (Frederick Boulevard)
486.62 SR 141 east (London Boulevard) / Harbor Drive south US 58 turns onto Martin Luther King Freeway; partial trumpet interchange
487.39 SR 164 west (Martin Luther King Freeway) Directional interchange
Toll gantry - cars $1 peak/$0.75 off-peak with E-ZPass
Midtown TunnelElizabeth River
Norfolk 489.20 SR 337 east (Hampton Boulevard) / Brambleton Avenue west Partial cloverleaf interchange; west end of concurrency with SR 337
490.29 SR 337 west (Brambleton Avenue) US 58 turns north onto Duke Street
490.77 US 460 (Monticello Avenue)
491.47 SR 168 (Tidewater Drive)
492.96 SR 405 south (Ballentine Boulevard) / Ballentine Boulevard north
495.19 US 13 (Military Highway) Diamond interchange
495.98 SR 165 (Kempsville Road)
Virginia Beach 498.24 SR 190 (Witchduck Road)
499.35 SR 225 (Independence Boulevard)
504.37 SR 279 north (Great Neck Road) / London Bridge Road south
504.51
US 58 Bus. east (Virginia Beach Boulevard) / I-264 west (Virginia Beach Expressway)
Eastbound exit to and westbound entrance from US 58 Business; Westbound exit to and eastbound entrance from I-264
508.48 US 60 (Pacific Avenue) / Laskin Road east Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

Related U.S. Routes[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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