Virginia State Route 45

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State Route 45
Route information
Maintained by VDOT
Length: 39.72 mi[1][2][3] (63.92 km)
Existed: 1928 – present
Major junctions
South end:
US 15 Bus. / US 460 Bus. in Farmville
  US 60 in Cumberland
North end: SR 6 at Georges Tavern
Location
Counties: Prince Edward, Cumberland, Goochland
Highway system
SR 43 SR 46

Virginia State Route 45 (SR 45) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. The state highway runs 39.72 miles (63.92 km) from the junction of U.S. Route 15 Business and US 460 Business in Farmville north to SR 6 at Georges Tavern. SR 45 is the primary north–south highway of Cumberland County, where the highway meets US 60 near the county seat, Cumberland.

Route description[edit]

SR 45 begins at an intersection with US 15 Business and US 460 Business near the campus of Longwood University in the town of Farmville, which has portions in Prince Edward and Cumberland counties. US 15 Business heads south on Main Street and US 460 Business heads east on Third Street; the two business routes head west together on Third Street. SR 45 heads north on Main Street and intersects the High Bridge Trail, a rail trail along a former Norfolk Southern Railway line. The state highway leaves the downtown area and crosses the Appomattox River into Cumberland County.[1][4] SR 45 heads northeast from the town as Cumberland Road, which passes through the small communities of Raines Tavern, Hawk, Guinea Mills, and McRae on its way to a junction with US 60 (James Anderson Highway).[2][4]

SR 45 and US 60 run concurrently northeast past the county seat of Cumberland. The two highways meet the western end of SR 13 before they separate. SR 45 heads northeast as Cartersville Road through the hamlets of Ashby and Whiteville on its way to Hamilton. In Hamilton, the state highway veers east, then turns north next to the historic home Morven to head into Cartersville. SR 45 bypasses the Cartersville Historic District to the east as it descends to the James River. The state highway crosses the river immediately upstream of the ruins of the historic Cartersville Bridge.[2][4] SR 45 continues through Goochland County to its northern terminus at SR 6 (River Road) at Georges Tavern.[3][4]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1][2][3] km Destinations Notes
Prince Edward Farmville 0.00 0.00
US 15 Bus. / US 460 Bus. (South Main Street / Third Street)
Cumberland Hillcrest 15.43 24.83 US 60 west (James Anderson Highway) – Lexington Southern end of US 60 concurrency
  18.94 30.48 SR 13 east (Old Buckingham Road) – Tobaccoville Western terminus of SR 13
  20.28 32.64 US 60 east (Anderson Highway) / SR 682 south (Northfield Road) – Richmond Northern end of US 60 concurrency
Hamilton SR 689 (Cedar Spring Road) / SR 690 (Columbia Road) former SR 27 north
  SR 616 (Deep Run Road) / SR 684 (Cartersville Extension) former SR 27 south
Goochland Georges Tavern 39.72 63.92 SR 6 (River Road West) – Scottsville, Richmond
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Daily Traffic Volume Estimates Jurisdiction Report: Prince Edward County" (PDF). Virginia Department of Transportation. 2009. Retrieved 2011-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Daily Traffic Volume Estimates Jurisdiction Report: Cumberland County" (PDF). Virginia Department of Transportation. 2009. Retrieved 2011-07-09. 
  3. ^ a b c "Daily Traffic Volume Estimates Jurisdiction Report: Goochland County" (PDF). Virginia Department of Transportation. 2009. Retrieved 2011-07-09. 
  4. ^ a b c d Google Inc. "Virginia State Route 45". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=N+Main+St&daddr=VA-45+N%2FCartersville+Rd&hl=en&sll=37.301829,-78.390734&sspn=0.008073,0.01929&geocode=FTQxOQIdPNRT-w%3BFQHLPwIdTfZY-w&mra=ls&t=h&z=10. Retrieved 2011-07-09.

External links[edit]

SR 44 Two‑digit State Routes
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1923-1928
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1928–1933
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