Virginia State Route 40

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For the former State Route 40, see Virginia State Route 40 (1923-1933).

State Route 40 marker

State Route 40
Route information
Maintained by Virginia DOT
Length: 227.689 mi[1] (366.430 km)
Existed: 1933 – present
Major junctions
West end: SR 8 at Woolwine
  US 220 in Rocky Mount
US 29 near Gretna
US 15 / US 360 near Keysville
I‑85 near McKenney
I‑95 near Stony Creek
East end: SR 10 / SR 646 at Spring Grove
Highway system
SR 39 SR 41

State Route 40 (SR 40) is a primary state highway in the southern part of the U.S. state of Virginia. It runs from State Route 8 at Woolwine east to State Route 10 at Spring Grove, about half the width of Virginia. It is the longest state-numbered (not U.S. or Interstate) route in Virginia.

Route description[edit]

SR 40 begins at SR 8 at the small community of Woolwine. It heads northeast along the eastern side of the Blue Ridge, crossing streams and foothills via a curving route. Around Endicott, the highway starts to turn east, away from the ridge, and straightens out as the terrain becomes flatter. Between Ferrum and Rocky Mount, SR 40 parallels the Norfolk Southern Railway's north–south Winston-Salem District. The route intersects U.S. Route 220 Business in downtown Rocky Mount and the newer US 220 bypass to the east, soon splitting from SR 122, which leads northeast to Bedford, and turning directly east. After it leaves Rocky Mount, SR 40 heads east, largely along a newer alignment that utilizes cuts and fills to provide a straight and level path. Approaching Gretna, it intersects the US 29 bypass, and then US 29 Business in downtown Gretna. This portion of the highway ends where it meets US 501 at North Halifax, turning north and crossing the Roanoke River into Brookneal.[2]

US 501 and SR 40 split in downtown Brookneal, with US 501 heading northwest and SR 40 leaving to the northeast, but soon turning east. The highway passes through Phenix on its way to Charlotte Court House, where it intersects SR 47 with a brief overlap. Inside Keysville, SR 40 meets the north end of SR 59 and crosses US 15/360 Business, and then crosses the US 15/US 360 bypass outside the town limits. Just beyond, the short SR 385 provides access to Southside Virginia Community College. SR 40 joins SR 49 at Lunenburg, overlapping that route to downtown Victoria. From Victoria east to downtown Kenbridge, where it meets the west and north ends of SR 137 and SR 138, SR 40 parallels the abandoned Virginian Railway. The route leaves Kenbridge to the northeast, running past the north end of SR 46 to a junction with US 460 Business in downtown Blackstone.[2]

After a short overlap with US 460 Business, SR 40 leaves to the east, while the business route continues northeast back to US 460. Because SR 40 is south of US 460 Business on both sides of the overlap, SR 40 does not intersect US 460 here. Outside the town limits, SR 40 crosses through Fort Pickett. The route crosses US 1 in McKenney and I-85 at exit 42 just to the east. After bypassing Stony Creek to the south, SR 40 crosses US 301 and I-95 at exit 31; a short State Route 40 Business follows the original route through Stony Creek, returning to SR 40 on the east end via a short overlap with US 301. Between Sussex and a point east of Homeville (where SR 40 crosses SR 35), a secondary route to the south is the former alignment, now named Old Forty Road. Beyond Homeville, the last stretch of the highway heads northeasterly, crossing US 460 in Waverly before ending at SR 10 at Spring Grove. State Route 646, a secondary highway, continues northeast beyond SR 10 to the former end of SR 40 in Claremont.[2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Patrick Woolwine 0.000 0.000 SR 8 (Woolwine Highway) – Stuart, Floyd
Franklin SR 860 (Shooting Creek Road) former SR 109 west
Ferrum SR 602 (Ferrum Mountain Road) – Speedway, Callaway former SR 245 north
Rocky Mount 32.078 51.625
US 220 Bus. north (North Main Street)
Western end of US 220 Bus. concurrency
32.108 51.673
US 220 Bus. south (North Main Street)
Eastern end of US 220 Bus. concurrency
33.170–
33.325
53.382–
53.631
US 220 – Roanoke, Martinsville interchange
34.251 55.122 SR 122 north (Booker T. Washington Highway) – Smith Mountain Lake, Bedford, Booker T. Washington National Monument, Smith Mountain Lake State Park Southern terminus of SR 122
Penhook SR 890 (Snow Creek Road) – Martinsville former SR 108 south
Pittsylvania 63.365–
63.506
101.976–
102.203
US 29 – Lynchburg, Danville interchange
Gretna 64.481 103.772
US 29 Bus. (Main Street) – Lynchburg, Danville
Halifax Cody SR 603 (Cody Road) – Republican Grove, Volens former SR 126 south
North Halifax 89.645 144.270 US 501 south (L.P. Bailey Highway) / SR 632 east (Hog Wallow Road) – Halifax, South Boston Western end of US 501 concurrency
Campbell Brookneal 91.459 147.189 US 501 north (Lynchburg Avenue) – Lynchburg Eastern end of US 501 concurrency
Charlotte Phenix SR 727 / SR 1008 (Washington Avenue) – Red House, Appomattox former SR 26 north
SR 746 (Scuffletown Road) – Clover former SR 26 south
Charlotte Court House 110.884 178.451 SR 47 south (Legrande Avenue) Western end of SR 47 concurrency
110.991 178.623 SR 47 north (Thomas Jefferson Highway) – Pamplin City Eastern end of SR 47 concurrency
Keysville 119.908 192.973 SR 59 south (Merry Oaks Drive) – Drakes Branch Northern terminus of SR 59
120.028 193.166
US 15 Bus. north / US 360 Bus. east / SR 765 (Front Street) – Farmville, Richmond
Western end of US 15 Bus. / US 360 Bus. concurrency
120.571 194.040
US 15 Bus. south / US 360 Bus. west (Old Kings Highway) – Clarksville, Danville
Eastern end of US 15 Bus. / US 360 Bus. concurrency
120.941–
121.015
194.636–
194.755
US 15 / US 360 – Richmond, Farmville, Clarksville, Danville interchange
Lunenburg Lunenburg 133.384 214.661 SR 49 south (Courthouse Road) – Chase City Western end of SR 49 concurrency
Victoria
SR 40 Truck east / SR 49 Truck north / SR 1024 (Tidewater Avenue)
136.772 220.113 SR 49 north (Main Street) / SR 1002 (8th Street) – Crewe east end of SR 49 overlap; west end of SR 49 Truck overlap

SR 40 Truck west / SR 49 Truck south / SR 661 (West 6th Street)
east end of SR 49 Truck overlap
SR 635 (Oral Oaks Road) former SR 136 south
Kenbridge 143.559 231.036 SR 137 east / SR 138 south / SR 1115 (5th Avenue) – Alberta, South Hill Western terminus of SR 137; northern terminus of SR 138
Nottoway Blackstone 153.198 246.548 SR 46 south (Brunswick Road) – Lawrenceville Northern terminus of SR 46
154.446 248.557
US 460 Bus. west (Church Street) – Crewe, Nottoway, Farmville
Western end of US 460 Bus. concurrency
154.968 249.397
US 460 Bus. east (North Main Street) – Petersburg
Eastern end of US 460 Bus. concurrency
Dinwiddie McKenney 175.611 282.619 US 1 (Boydton Plank Road) – Petersburg, South Hill
176.171–
176.314
283.520–
283.750
I‑85 – Petersburg, South Hill Exit 42 (I-85)
Sussex 193.394 311.237
SR 40 Bus. east (Lee Avenue) – Stony Creek
Western terminus of SR 40 Bus.
Stony Creek 194.434 312.911
US 301 / SR 40 Bus. west (Blue Star Highway)
Eastern terminus of SR 40 Bus.
194.515–
194.671
313.042–
313.293
I‑95 – Petersburg, Emporia Exit 31 (I-95)
SR 626 / SR 735 (Courthouse Road) – Sussex CH, Yale, Virginia Department of Corrections Southampton former SR 308 south / SR 351 north
Homeville 207.713 334.282 SR 35 (Jerusalem Plank Road) – Petersburg, Courtland
Waverly 215.569 346.925 US 460 (County Drive) – Petersburg, Suffolk
Surry Spring Grove 227.689 366.430 SR 10 (Colonial Trail West) / SR 646 (Swanns Point Road) – Claremont, Hopewell, Surry, Jamestown Ferry, Williamsburg
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Special routes[edit]

Victoria Truck Route[edit]


State Route 40 Truck
Location: Victoria

Virginia State Truck Route 40 in Victoria, Virginia is Tidewater Avenue from Court Street to West 6th Street, and Railroad Avenue from Tidewater Avenue and West 6th Street to Main Street.

Stony Creek Business Route[edit]


State Route 40 Business
Location: Stony Creek

State Route 40 Business is a former segment of VA 40 that was converted into a business route that runs through "downtown" Stony Creek. It runs from a realigned section of VA 40 west of the town, crosses a CSX railroad line and then turns south in a multiplex with US 301(Blue Star Memorial Highway), where it ends at VA 40 west of Exit 31 on Interstate 95. US 301 continues from here south towards Emporia, the Carolinas, Georgia, and northern and western Florida.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

KML is from Wikidata
SR 19 Two‑digit State Routes
1923-1933
SR 21 >
SR 47 Two‑digit State Routes
1923-1933
SR 49 >
SR 322 Spurs of SR 32
1923-1928
SR 324 >