Virginia State Route 87

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State Route 87 marker

State Route 87
Route information
Maintained by VDOT
Length: 4.10 mi[1] (6.60 km)
Existed: 1940 – present
Major junctions
South end: NC 14 / NC 87 near Ridgeway
East end: US 220 in Ridgeway
Location
Counties: Henry
Highway system
SR 86 SR 89

State Route 87 (SR 87) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. Known for most of its length as Morehead Road, the state highway runs 4.10 miles (6.60 km) from the North Carolina state line, where the highway continues as North Carolina Highway 87 (NC 87), north to U.S. Route 220 (US 220) in Ridgeway in southern Henry County.

Route description[edit]

View north at the south end of SR 87

SR 87 begins at the North Carolina state line southeast of Ridgeway. The highway continues southeast as NC 87 toward Eden. SR 87 heads northwest as Morehead Road to the town of Ridgeway, within which the highway follows Morehead Avenue. In the center of town, the state highway intersects US 220 Business, which heads north on Main Street and south on Church Street. SR 87 continues northwest a short distance to its northern terminus at US 220 (Greensboro Road).[1][2]

History[edit]

Route 87 was originally numbered State Route 106. When North Carolina extended NC 87 to the Virginia state line in the 1940 renumbering, SR 106 was renumbered SR 87 for continuity.

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Henry County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
0.00 0.00 NC 14 south / NC 87 south – Eden, Reidsville North Carolina state line
Ridgeway 3.82 6.15
US 220 Bus. (Church Street / Main Street)
4.10 6.60 US 220 (Greensboro Road) – Greensboro, Martinsville, Roanoke
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2010 Traffic Data". Virginia Department of Transportation. 2010. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  2. ^ Google (2011-10-19). "Virginia State Route 87" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

KML is from Wikidata
SR 336 Spurs of SR 33
1923-1928
SR 338 >
SR 200 District 2 State Routes
1928–1933
SR 202 >