Virginia State Route 32

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State Route 32 marker

State Route 32
Route information
Maintained by VDOT
Length: 38.89 mi[1][2][3] (62.59 km)
Existed: 1940 – present
Major junctions
South end: NC 32 in Suffolk
 

SR 337 in Suffolk
US 13 / US 58 / US 460 in Suffolk
US 258 / SR 10 in Benns Church
US 17 in Bartlett

US 60 in Newport News
North end: US 17 / US 258 / SR 143 in Newport News
Location
Counties: City of Suffolk, Isle of Wight, City of Newport News
Highway system
SR 31 US 33

Virginia State Route 32 (SR 32) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. The state highway runs 38.89 miles (62.59 km) from the North Carolina state line in Suffolk north to U.S. Route 17, US 258, and SR 143 in Newport News. The southernmost part of SR 32 connects Suffolk with the Albemarle Region of North Carolina via North Carolina Highway 32 (NC 32). The remainder of SR 32 runs concurrently with at least one other state or U.S. Highway between Suffolk and Newport News, including US 13, SR 10, US 258, and US 17. The last two highways run together with SR 32 on the James River Bridge.

Route description[edit]

SR 32 begins at the North Carolina state line in a rural portion of the city of Suffolk. The border crossing, from which the highway continues south as NC 32 (Virginia Road), is a short distance west of Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge and much closer to the North Carolina community of Corapeake than the developed portion of Suffolk. SR 32 heads north as two-lane Carolina Road, which the highway follows to its intersection with US 13 (Whaleyville Boulevard) next to Suffolk Municipal Airport. SR 32 and US 13 continue north along Carolina Road, now a four-lane divided highway, to a partial interchange with the southwestern end of the Suffolk Bypass. US 13 exits onto the bypass toward a junction with US 58 while US 13 Business joins SR 32 as Carolina Road reduces to a five-lane road with center turn lane. The two highways reduce to a four-lane undivided highway as they intersect a rail line south of downtown Suffolk. SR 32 and US 13 Business cross over Norfolk Southern Railway's Norfolk District at the southern edge of downtown Suffolk.[1][4]

At their intersection with SR 337 (Washington Street), SR 10 begins and joins SR 32 and US 13 Business north as Main Street through downtown Suffolk. The highways intersect another rail line before reaching US 58 Business (Constance Road), where US 13 Business turns east and US 460 Business joins SR 32 and SR 10. The three highways cross the Nansemond River and pass through a commercial area as a five-lane road with center turn lane. In the community of Elephant Fork, US 460 Business splits northwest as Pruden Boulevard while SR 32 and SR 10 continue north on Godwin Boulevard. The state highways expand to a four-lane divided highway just south of their partial cloverleaf interchange with the Suffolk Bypass, which carries US 13, US 58, and US 460 around the north side of Suffolk. SR 32 and SR 10 pass Sentara Obici Memorial Hospital and through a commercial area before entering farmland. The two highways reduce to two lanes just before crossing the Western Branch of the Nansemond River.[1][4]

SR 32 and SR 10 intersect SR 125 (Kings Highway) in the community of Chuckatuck before leaving Suffolk and entering Isle of Wight County, where the highway expands to a four-lane divided highway named Benns Church Boulevard. The two state highways diverge at Benns Church, where SR 32 joins US 258 on Brewers Neck Boulevard. The two highways head east through Carrollton to an intersection with US 17 (Carrollton Boulevard). SR 32, US 17, and US 258 head northeast to cross the James River on the James River Bridge.[2][4] Just after entering the city of Newport News, the three highways meet US 60 (Warwick Boulevard) at a partial cloverleaf interchange. Just east of there, the highways cross over CSX's Peninsula Subdivision and SR 32 reaches its eastern terminus at SR 143 (Jefferson Avenue). US 17 turns north onto Jefferson Avenue toward Yorktown while US 258 continues east on Mercury Boulevard toward Hampton.[3][4]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile
[1][2]
[3]
Destinations Notes
City of Suffolk 0.00 NC 32 south (Virginia Road) – Edenton Southern terminus; North Carolina state line
9.46 US 13 south (Whaleyville Boulevard) – Whaleyville, Ahoskie South end of concurrency with US 13
11.10 US 13 north to US 58 – Norfolk, Emporia Partial interchange; north end of concurrency with US 13; south end of concurrency with US 13 Business
13.15 SR 10 / SR 337 (Washington Street) Eastern terminus of SR 10; south end of concurrency with SR 10
13.83
US 13 Bus. east / US 58 Bus. / US 460 Bus. east (Constance Road) – Norfolk, Holland
North end of concurrency with US 13 Business; south end of concurrency with US 460 Business
15.41
US 460 Bus. west (Pruden Boulevard) – Petersburg
North end of concurrency with US 460 Business
15.95 US 13 / US 58 / US 460 (Suffolk Bypass) – Norfolk, Petersburg Interchange
22.99 SR 125 east (Kings Highway) – Chuckatuck
Isle of Wight Benns Church 28.45 US 258 south / SR 10 west (Benns Church Boulevard) – Smithfield North end of concurrency with SR 10; south end of concurrency with US 258
Carrollton 31.30 US 17 south (Carrollton Boulevard) – Portsmouth South end of concurrency with US 17
33.47– 38.11 James River BridgeJames River
City of Newport News 38.33 US 60 (Warwick Boulevard) – Williamsburg Interchange
38.89 US 258 north (Mercury Boulevard) / US 17 north / SR 143 (Jefferson Avenue) – Hampton, Yorktown Northern terminus; north end of concurrency with US 17/258
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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External links[edit]

SR 102 Spurs of SR 10
1923-1928
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SR 504 District 5 State Routes
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