Virginia State Route 32

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State Route 32 marker

State Route 32
Route information
Maintained by VDOT
Length38.89 mi[1][2][3] (62.59 km)
Existed1940–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
CountiesCity of Suffolk, Isle of Wight, City of Newport News
Highway system
SR 31US 33

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]

View north near the south end of SR 32 at NC 32 at the North Carolina state line in Suffolk

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 Norfolk Southern Railway's Franklin District 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 CSX's Portsmouth Subdivision railroad 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]

CountyLocationmi[1][2][3]kmDestinationsNotes
City of Suffolk0.000.00 NC 32 south (Virginia Road) – EdentonNorth Carolina state line
9.4615.22 US 13 south (Whaleyville Boulevard) – Whaleyville, AhoskieSouthern end of US 13 concurrency
11.1017.86 US 13 north to US 58 – Norfolk, EmporiaNorthern end of US 13 concurrency; southern end of US 13 Bus. concurrency; interchange
13.1521.16Washington Street (SR 337)Southern end of SR 10 concurrency
see SR 10 (mile 93.58-78.28)
Isle of WightBenns Church28.4545.79 US 258 south / SR 10 west (Benns Church Boulevard) – Smithfield, Richmond, Smithfield Historic District, St. Luke's ChurchNorthern end of SR 10 concurrency; southern end of US 258 concurrency
Bartlett31.3050.37 US 17 south (Carrollton Boulevard) – PortsmouthSouthern end of US 17 concurrency
James River33.47–
38.11
53.86–
61.33
James River Bridge
City of Newport News38.3361.69 US 60 (Warwick Boulevard) – Fort Eustis, Downtown Newport NewsInterchange
38.8962.59 US 17 north / SR 143 (Jefferson Avenue) to US 258 north (Mercury Boulevard) / I-64 – Williamsburg, Hampton, Norfolk, Langley Field, Fort Monroe, Newport News Marine TerminalNorthern end of US 17 / US 258 concurrencies
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Daily Traffic Volume Estimates Jurisdiction Report: Nansemond Maintenance Area" (PDF). Virginia Department of Transportation. 2009. Retrieved 2011-07-23.
  2. ^ a b c "Daily Traffic Volume Estimates Jurisdiction Report: Isle of Wight County" (PDF). Virginia Department of Transportation. 2009. Retrieved 2011-07-23.
  3. ^ a b c "Daily Traffic Volume Estimates Jurisdiction Report: Warwick Maintenance Area" (PDF). Virginia Department of Transportation. 2009. Retrieved 2011-07-23.
  4. ^ a b c d Google (2011-07-23). "Virginia State Route 32" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-07-23.

External links[edit]

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata
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