Virginia State Route 86

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State Route 86 marker

State Route 86
Route information
Maintained by City of Danville
Length: 4.70 mi[1] (7.56 km)
Existed: 1933 – present
Major junctions
South end: NC 86 in Danville
North end:
US 29 Bus. at Piney Forest Road in Danville
Location
Counties: City of Danville
Highway system
I-85 SR 87

Virginia State Route 86 (VA 86) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. The state highway runs 4.7 miles (7.6 km) from the North Carolina state line, where the highway continues south as North Carolina Highway 86 (NC 86). VA 86 runs north to U.S. Route 29 Business (US 29 Business).

Route description[edit]

VA 86 begins at the North Carolina state line, which also serves as the southern limit of the independent city of Danville. The road continues south as NC 86 toward Yanceyville and Chapel Hill. VA 86 heads north as South Main Street, which expands from two lanes to a four-lane divided highway just north of the border and has a diamond interchange with the Danville Expressway, which carries US 29 and US 58 around the south side of the city. North of College Park Drive, the state highway becomes a five-lane road with center turn lane and passes Danville Community College. At its crossing of Norfolk Southern Railway's Danville District, VA 86 expands to a divided highway and its name changes to Central Boulevard. The state highway has a partial cloverleaf interchange with VA 293 (West Main Street) next to Danville Regional Medical Center before reaching a cloverleaf interchange with US 29 Business and VA 413 just south of the Dan River. Memorial Drive heads west as US 29 Business toward Greensboro and east as VA 413 toward downtown Danville. VA 86 and North Business 29 continue north along Central Boulevard straight across the Dan River where there is then an interchange with US 58 Business and then an interchange with Piedmont Drive. VA 86 ends at its northern terninus at the partial intersection with Piney Forest Road. Central Boulevard also ends here. The road north continues as Piney Forest Road where North US 29 Business continues toward Lynchburg.[1][2]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in the independent city of Danville.

Mile
[1]
km Destinations Notes
0.00 0.00 NC 86 south – Yanceyville, Chapel Hill Southern terminus; North Carolina state line
0.25 0.40 US 29 / US 58 (Danville Expressway) – Lynchburg, Martinsville, South Boston, Greensboro Diamond interchange
2.73 4.39 SR 293 (West Main Street) Partial cloverleaf interchange
3.33 5.36
US 29 Bus. (Central Boulevard) / SR 413 east (Memorial Drive) – Downtown Danville, Greensboro, Lynchburg
cloverleaf interchange
3.37 5.42
US 58 Bus. (Riverside Drive) – Martinsville, South Boston
cloverleaf interchange
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

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External links[edit]

SR 143 Spurs of SR 14
1923-1928
none
SR 300 District 3 State Routes
1928–1933
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