Virginia State Route 117

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State Route 117 marker

State Route 117
Peters Creek Road
Route information
Maintained by VDOT
Length: 7.21 mi[1] (11.60 km)
Existed: 1933 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 11 in Roanoke
 

US 460 in Roanoke

I‑581 / US 220 in Roanoke
North end: US 11 in Hollins
Location
Counties: City of Roanoke, Roanoke
Highway system
SR 116 SR 118

State Route 117 (SR 117) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. Known as Peters Creek Road, the state highway runs 7.21 miles (11.60 km) from U.S. Route 11 in Roanoke north to US 11 in Hollins. SR 117 provides a four-lane divided highway bypass of Downtown Roanoke, connecting US 11 and US 460 on the southwest and northwest sides of Roanoke and Hollins in northeastern Roanoke County.

Route description[edit]

SR 117 begins at an intersection with US 11 (Brandon Avenue) west of Downtown Roanoke. The state highway heads north as a five-lane road with center turn lane that crosses Norfolk Southern Railway's Whitethorne District. North of the rail crossing, SR 117 becomes a divided highway with controlled access. The state highway passes through an industrial park and crosses over the Roanoke River and the western end of the rail yard on Norfolk Southern's Christiansburg District. North of the rail yard, SR 117 intersects Shenandoah Avenue to the east of the Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The state highway begins to parallel Peters Creek to the west of the Wilmont neighborhood and intersects Salem Turnpike before reaching its junction with US 460 and US 11 Alternate (Melrose Avenue).[1][2]

SR 117 continues north along Peters Creek as the highway passes to the west of the Washington Heights and Westview Terrace neighborhoods and meets the western end of SR 101 (Hershberger Road). At its intersection with Cove Road, the boundary between the city of Roanoke and Roanoke County begins to follow the western margin of the road, which curves to the northeast away from Peters Creek and has a cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 581 and US 220. SR 117 passes along the northern edge of Roanoke Regional Airport and enters Roanoke County at its intersection with SR 628 (Wood Haven Road). A short distance east of the city limit, the state highway meets the northern end of SR 118 (Airport Road), which provides access to the airport from the north. SR 117 reaches its northern terminus at US 11 (Williamson Road) in Hollins.[1][2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
City of Roanoke 0.00 0.00 US 11 (Brandon Avenue)
2.34 3.77
US 11 Alt. / US 460 (Melrose Avenue)
2.80 4.51 SR 101 east (Hershberger Road Northwest)
Cove Road former SR 116
5.04 8.11 I‑581 / US 220 to I‑81 – Lexington, Bristol, Roanoke Exit 2 (I-581)
Roanoke Hollins SR 118 south (Airport Road) – Roanoke Regional Airport, Roanoke Northern terminus of SR 118
7.21 11.60 US 11 (Williamson Road) to US 220 – Clifton Forge, Staunton, Roanoke
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "2010 Traffic Data". Virginia Department of Transportation. 2010. Retrieved 2011-10-27. 
  2. ^ a b Google (2011-10-27). "Virginia State Route 117" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-10-27. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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