Virginia State Route 106
|Maintained by VDOT|
|Length:||30.00 mi (48.28 km)|
|Existed:||1940 – present|
US 460 / US 460 Bus. in Petersburg
|I-64 near Tallysville|
|North end:||SR 249 / SR 609 in Tallysville|
|Counties:||City of Petersburg, Prince George, Charles City, New Kent|
Virginia State Route 106 (SR 106) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. The state highway runs 30.00 miles (48.28 km) from U.S. Route 460 and US 460 Business in Petersburg north to SR 249 in Tallysville. SR 106 connects Prince George County in the southern part of the Richmond–Petersburg metropolitan area with Charles City and New Kent counties on the Virginia Peninsula via the Benjamin Harrison Memorial Bridge over the James River.
SR 106 begins at a four-way intersection in the southeastern corner of the independent city of Petersburg. US 460 heads west as Wagner Road toward Interstate 95 (I-95) and southeast as County Drive toward Suffolk. County Drive heads north as US 460 Business toward downtown Petersburg. SR 106 heads northeast as Courthouse Road, which exits the intersection as a four-lane divided highway but reduces to two lanes as the highway leaves Petersburg and enters Prince George County. The state highway heads northeast to the county seat of Prince George, where the highway meets SR 634 (Allin Road) at a roundabout. SR 106 passes under I-295 with no access and passes by the county courthouse and offices. The state highway leaves Prince George and heads northeast to Prince George Drive, which heads south as SR 156 and north as SR 156 Business toward the city of Hopewell.
SR 106 and SR 156 run concurrently northeast as Ruffin Road, which bypasses Hopewell to the south and east. The two highways intersect SR 10 (James River Drive) and turn east to run concurrently with the four-lane divided highway to its next intersection with Jordan Point Road. SR 106 and SR 156 turn north onto two-lane Jordan Point Road, which leads to Jordan Point. There, the two highways cross the James River on the Benjamin Harrison Memorial Bridge, a vertical-lift bridge that is named for Benjamin Harrison V, the father of William Henry Harrison and great-grandfather of Benjamin Harrison. The two highways enter Charles City County as Roxbury Road, which they follow north to SR 5 (John Tyler Memorial Highway). SR 156 turns west with SR 5 while SR 106 continues north to the village of Roxbury, where the highway has an at-grade intersection with CSX's Peninsula Subdivision.
SR 106 crosses the Chickahominy River into New Kent County and intersects US 60 (Pocahontas Trail). The state highway continues northeast as Emmaus Church Road and has a diamond interchange with I-64 and SR 33. North of the Interstate, SR 106 passes through a roundabout with a pair of stub roads and expands to a four-lane divided highway that passes through a developing residential subdivision. The state highway passes through another roundabout with the incomplete roads of the subdivision before reaching its northern terminus at a roundabout with SR 249 (New Kent Highway) in Tallysville. The north leg of the intersection is SR 609 (Old Church Road), which leads to St. Peter's Church.
|City of Petersburg||0.00||0.00||
US 460 west (Wagner Road) / US 460 Bus. west (County Drive) – Suffolk
|Prince George||Prince George||4.85||7.81||
SR 156 south / SR 156 Bus. north (Prince George Drive) – Templeton, Hopewell
|South end of concurrency with SR 156|
SR 10 west / SR 156 Bus. south (James River Drive) / SR 644 – Richmond, Hopewell
|South end of concurrency with SR 10|
|10.14||16.32||SR 10 east (James River Drive) – Surry||North end of concurrency with SR 10|
|James River||12.83||20.65||Benjamin Harrison Memorial Bridge|
|Charles City||Kimages||14.14||22.76||SR 5 / SR 156 north (John Tyler Memorial Highway) – Richmond, Williamsburg||North end of concurrency with SR 156|
|New Kent||Roxbury||25.28||40.68||US 60 (Pocahontas Trail) – Richmond, Williamsburg|
|Tallysville||28.32||45.58||I-64 / SR 33 – Norfolk, Richmond||I-64 Exit 211|
|30.00||48.28||SR 249 (New Kent Highway) / SR 609 north (Old Church Road) – New Kent, Bottoms Bridge||Northern terminus; roundabout|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- "2010 Traffic Data". Virginia Department of Transportation. 2010. Retrieved 2011-10-24.
- Google Inc. "Virginia State Route 106". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=County+Dr&daddr=VA-106+N%2FVA-156+N%2FJordan+Point+Rd+to:VA-106+N%2FVA-609+N%2FEmmaus+Church+Rd&hl=en&sll=37.522082,-77.075744&sspn=0.026617,0.038581&geocode=FZ6gNwIdOPpj-w%3BFboCOQIdvKJl-w%3BFe-TPAIdl-tn-w&vpsrc=0&mra=ls&t=h&z=11. Retrieved 2011-10-24.