Virginia State Route 144
|Maintained by VDOT|
|Length:||13.97 mi (22.48 km)|
|Existed:||1933 – present|
|South end:||SR 36 at Fort Lee|
|SR 10 in Chester|
|North end:||SR 145 / SR 717 at Centralia|
|Counties:||Prince George, City of Colonial Heights, Chesterfield|
State Route 144 (SR 144) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. The state highway runs 13.97 miles (22.48 km) from SR 36 at Fort Lee north to SR 145 at Centralia. SR 144's east–west segment is the main highway between Colonial Heights and both Fort Lee and Hopewell. The state highway's north–south section connects U.S. Route 1 and US 301 in Colonial Heights with SR 10 in Chester.
SR 144 begins at a four-way intersection with SR 36 (Oaklawn Boulevard) at the northeastern corner of Fort Lee. The south leg of the intersection is Sisisky Boulevard, which serves as one of the entrances to the military base. SR 144 heads west as Temple Avenue, a four-lane divided highway that crosses a rail line and passes through an industrial area in far northern Prince George County before crossing the Appomattox River, which is split in two by Halls Island. While crossing the river, the state highway passes through a sliver of Chesterfield County before entering the independent city of Colonial Heights. SR 144 passes through a commercial area that includes the Southpark Mall and the world's largest Arby's restaurant. West of the mall, the state highway has a trumpet interchange with Interstate 95 (I-95) (Richmond–Petersburg Turnpike) that is supplemented by a ramp from northbound SR 144 to northbound I-95. West of the freeway, SR 144 reaches the western end of Temple Avenue and turns north to run concurrently with US 1 and US 301 along the city's main north–south thoroughfare, Boulevard.
SR 144, US 1, and US 301 follow Boulevard north through Colonial Heights, where the five-lane highway with center turn lane passes under CSX's North End Subdivision. The highways enter Chesterfield County by crossing Swift Creek into Chesterfield County and become Jefferson Davis Highway. SR 144 splits northwest from the U.S. Highways to follow two-lane Harrowgate Road through a suburban area to Chester. There, the state highway has a brief concurrency with four-lane SR 10 (West Hundred Road) to cross the North End Subdivision rail line. SR 144 continues north on two-lane Chester Road, which the highway follows to its northern terminus at SR 145 at Centralia. SR 145 heads west as Centralia Road toward Chesterfield Court House and north as a continuation of Chester Road through an interchange with the SR 288 freeway.
|Prince George||Fort Lee||0.00||0.00||SR 36 (Oaklawn Boulevard) to I‑295 – Hopewell, Lee Gate, Petersburg, Sisisky Gate|
|City of Colonial Heights||4.07||6.55||I‑95 to I‑85 – Petersburg, Richmond||I-95 exit 54|
|4.57||7.35||US 1 south / US 301 south (Boulevard) – Petersburg, Virginia State University||South end of US 1 / US 301 overlap|
|Chesterfield||Pickadat Corner||6.51||10.48||US 1 north / US 301 north (Jefferson Davis Highway) – Richmond||North end of US 1 / US 301 overlap|
|Chester||11.95||19.23||SR 10 west (West Hundred Road) – Richmond||South end of SR 10 overlap|
|12.20||19.63||SR 10 east (West Hundred Road) / SR 1515 (Winfree Street) – Hopewell||North end of SR 10 overlap|
|Centralia||13.97||22.48||SR 145 (Centralia Road / Chester Road / SR 717)|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- "2010 Traffic Data". Virginia Department of Transportation. 2010. Retrieved 2011-11-10.
- Google Inc. "Virginia State Route 144". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=VA-144+N&daddr=Chester+Rd&hl=en&sll=37.31603,-77.39359&sspn=0.206149,0.308647&geocode=FWR9OAIdRvpj-w%3BFZxiOgIdUChi-w&vpsrc=0&mra=ls&t=h&z=12. Retrieved 2011-11-10.
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