U.S. Route 58

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U.S. Route 58 marker

U.S. Route 58
Route information
Maintained by TDOT and VDOT
Length508 mi[citation needed] (818 km)
Existed1931[citation needed]–present
Virginia Byway
Major junctions
West end US 25E at Cumberland Gap, TN
  US 23 in Duffield, VA

I-81 in Bristol, VA
I-77 near Hillsville, VA
US 220 near Martinsville, VA
US 29 in Danville, VA
I-85 in South Hill, VA
I-95 in Emporia, VA
US 460 in Suffolk, VA
I-64 / I-264 / I-664 in Chesapeake, VA

US 13 in Norfolk, VA
East end US 60 in Virginia Beach, VA
StatesTennessee, Virginia
CountiesTN: Claiborne
VA: Lee, Scott, Washington, City of Bristol, Grayson, City of Galax, Carroll, Floyd, Patrick, Henry, Pittsylvania, City of Danville, Halifax, Mecklenburg, Brunswick, Greensville, City of Emporia, Southampton, City of Suffolk, City of Chesapeake, City of Portsmouth, City of Norfolk, City of Virginia Beach
Highway system
SR 57TNSR 58
SR 57VASR 59
SR 382Tennessee 383.svgSR 384

U.S. Route 58 (US 58) is an east–west U.S. Highway that runs for 508 miles (818 km) from U.S. Route 25E just northwest of Harrogate, Tennessee, to U.S. Route 60 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Until 1996, when the Cumberland Gap Tunnel opened, US 58 ran only inside the commonwealth of Virginia. It was then extended southwest along a short piece of former US 25E, which no longer enters Virginia, to end at the new alignment in Tennessee.

State Route 383 (SR 383) is overlaid on U.S. Route 58 in Tennessee.

U.S. Route 58 is the longest numbered route in Virginia.[1]

Route description[edit]


US 58 begins at a trumpet interchange with US 25E, just south of the Cumberland Gap Tunnel. The route travels northeast through the outskirts of Cumberland Gap before crossing into Virginia.

US 58 in Tennessee carries the designation State Route 383.


View east along US 58 at SR 623 just east of Emporia, Virginia

US 58 enters Virginia and travels east to Jonesville, where Alternate US 58 branches off and travels to the north. East of Jonesville, US 58 intersects US 421, and the two routes stay concurrent through Duffield (where the concurrency also picks up U.S. 23), Gate City, Weber City (where the US 23 concurrency ends), and Bristol, where US 58 begins a concurrency with Interstate 81. The two routes stay concurrent until I-81 exit 19 in Abingdon, where US 58 resumes its eastward journey close to the Virginia–North Carolina state line. The route is signed as the J.E.B. Stuart Highway and the A. L. Philpott Memorial Highway. Much of the highway through the region features hairpin turns, steep grades, and load-zoned bridges.

US 58 begins a concurrency with US 221 in Independence, and the routes stay merged through Hillsville, just past the interchange with Interstate 77. Continuing eastward, the route crosses the Blue Ridge Parkway in the unincorporated community of Meadows of Dan before winding its way to Martinsville, where US 58 and US 220 share a southern bypass of the city. Between Stuart and the Martinsville bypass, several loops are found following the original alignment. East of Martinsville, a loop between Byrd's Store and Axton follows the original alignment, although one section west of Byrd's Store and one section east of Chatmoss remain inaccessible. Between Martinsville and Danville and between Danville and South Boston the route was widened to four lanes as part of the Arterial Highway system initiated by the Commonwealth in the mid 1960s. A newer alignment was generally just added to the older alignment. A loop of the older alignment is visible east of Brosville.

Approaching Danville, US 58 once again follows an expressway bypass to the south of the city, while a business route enters the city itself. The southeastern half of this bypass is shared with US 29. East of Danville, US 29 continues north, while US 58 picks up US 360 (which begins in central Danville) and resumes its eastward journey. The routes stay cosigned until South Boston, where US 360 resumes a more northerly route to Richmond, while US 58 travels eastward to Clarksville and crosses Kerr Lake.

The route crosses US 1 and Interstate 85 in South Hill, followed by Interstate 95 in Emporia. Near Franklin, an expressway bypass carries US 58 (and, for one stretch, US 258) south of the city, while a business route enters the city. A bypass also carries traffic around Suffolk, where US 58 begins concurrencies with US 13 and then US 460. The three US routes stay merged until an intersection with the Hampton Roads Beltway at the confluence of Interstate 64, Interstate 264, and Interstate 664. US 58 travels inside the beltway and through Portsmouth and into Norfolk via the Midtown Tunnel. The route crosses I-64 once again, and continues to Virginia Beach, roughly paralleling I-264 to its south. US 58, designated as Virginia Beach Boulevard and becoming Laskin Rd. in Virginia Beach, ends at US 60, Pacific Ave. Historically, US 58 continued for one additional block to the east, ending at Atlantic Ave., which once carried US 60 and then Business US 60.[2]

Much of the western section of US 58 is part of Crooked Road, Virginia and The Crooked Road: Virginia's Heritage Music Trail.[3][4]

Alternate route[edit]

U.S. Route 58 Alternate
Length87.40 mi[5] (140.66 km)
Existedearly 1950s–present
Virginia Byway

An alternate route of US 58, known as U.S. Route 58 Alternate (US 58 Alt.), splits from the main route in Abingdon, Virginia and travels northwest (signed west) as the "Trail of the Lonesome Pine" to Coeburn. From there, US 58 Alt. travels in a southwesterly direction (signed west) through Norton, Big Stone Gap and Pennington Gap before rejoining the main route in Jonesville.


The corridor across southern Virginia was part of the initial 1918 state highway system, in which it was State Route 12. It generally followed the present U.S. 58 from Abingdon to Virginia Beach, while present US 58 west of Abingdon was part of State Route 10. These routes deviated from present US 58 in the following places:[6][7][8]

Major intersections[edit]

TennesseeClaiborneCumberland Gap0.000.00 US 25E (SR 32) – Harrogate Tn., Tazewell Tn., Middlesboro Ky.Interchange; western terminus
Cumberland Gap0.6
Tennessee–Virginia state line
SR 687 (Dr. Thomas Walker Road) to US 58 Bus. – Ewing, Rose Hill

US 58 Bus. west (Dr. Thomas Walker Road) – Rose Hill, Ewing
SR 758 (Flanary Bridge Road) / SR 880 (Red Fletcher Road) – Lee County AirportFormer SR 63 south
US 58 Alt. east (Main Street) / SR 649 (Park Street) – Pennington Gap, Norton
SR 70 south – Blackwater
Dot42.5168.41 US 421 north – Pennington GapWest end of US 421 overlap
Scott SR 638 (Powell Mountain Road)Former SR 66 north
Duffield53.2685.71 US 23 north / SR 871 (Natural Tunnel Parkway) – Big Stone GapWest end of US 23 overlap
see US 23 (mile 20.85-2.92)
Weber City71.19114.57 US 23 south – KingsportEast end of US 23 overlap; west end of SR 224 overlap
71.45114.99 SR 224 south (Wadlow Gap Highway) – KingsportEast end of SR 224 overlap
Hiltons SR 709 (A.P. Carter Highway) – Carter Foldto former SR 42 east
Washington SR 700 (Rich Valley Road)Former SR 77 north
City of Bristol95.67153.97 I-81 south / US 421 south – Bristol, KnoxvilleEast end of US 421 overlap; west end of I-81 overlap; US 58 west follows exit 1B
see I-81
Washington113.95183.38 I-81 north / US 11 south (Lee Highway) – Roanoke, AbingdonEast end of I-81 overlap; west end of US 11 overlap; US 58 east follows exit 19
114.25183.87 US 11 north (Lee Highway)East end of US 11 overlap
Damascus124.23199.93Appalachian TrailWest end of trail/street overlap
124.42200.23 SR 716 (Shady Avenue) – Backbone Rock, Shady Valleyto SR 133 (TN)
124.73200.73 SR 91 north (Damascus Drive) – SaltvilleWest end of SR 91 overlap
125.13201.38Appalachian TrailEast end of trail/street overlap
Laureldale125.72202.33 SR 91 south (Mountain City Road) – Mountain CityEast end of SR 91 overlap
SR 603 (Konnarock Road) – Konnarock
SR 600 (Green Cove Road) – Green Cove, Taylors Valley
Grayson SR 600 (Whitetop Road) – White Top Mountain, Chilhowie
150.72242.56 SR 362 north (Grayson Highlands Lane) – Grayson Highlands State Park
SR 743 (Rugby Road)to NC 194
Volney158.47255.03 SR 16 north (Troutdale Highway) – Troutdale, MarionWest end of SR 16 overlap
Mouth of Wilson162.46261.45 SR 16 south (Jefferson Highway) – JeffersonEast end of SR 16 overlap
SR 93 south (County Line Road) – NC line, Sparta
Independence175.15281.88 US 21 south / US 221 – Wytheville, SpartaWest end of US 221 overlap
177.90286.30 SR 274 east (Riverside Drive) to SR 94 – Fries
Reavistown186.58300.27 SR 94 north (Riverside Drive) – Fries
City of Galax189.71305.31 SR 89 south (Main Street)

SR 89 Truck south (Meadow Street)
Carroll199.98321.84 I-77 – Wytheville, CharlotteI-77 exit 14
US 58 Bus. east / US 221 north – Hillsville
Interchange; east end of US 221 overlap
US 52 – Hillsville, Fancy GapInterchange

US 58 Bus. west – Hillsville, Dublin
No major junctions
US 58 Bus. east (J.E.B. Stuart Highway) – Meadows of Dan, Blue Ridge Parkway
Meadows of Dan223.99360.48
US 58 Bus. west / SR 795 (J.E.B. Stuart Highway / Mabry Mill Road) – Meadows of Dan, Blue Ridge Parkway
SR 758 (Willis Road) – WillisFormer SR 102 north
Cruzes Store234.87377.99 SR 8 north (Woolwine Highway) – Floyd, Philpott DamWest end of SR 8 overlap
SR 8 south / US 58 Bus. east (West Blue Ridge Street) – Stuart
East end of SR 8 overlap
237.74382.61 SR 1025 – StuartInterchange
US 58 Bus. west (East Blue Ridge Street) / SR 830 (Morrison Lane) to SR 8 south – Stuart
SR 626 (Abram Penn Highway) – Reynolds HomesteadFormer SR 105 north
US 220 north / US 58 Bus. east – Martinsville, Roanoke
Interchange; west end of US 220 overlap
SR 641 (Joseph Martin Highway)Interchange
US 220 south / US 220 Bus. north – Martinsville, Greensboro
Interchange; east end of US 220 overlap
267.01429.71 SR 650 (Irisburg Road)Interchange
US 58 Bus. west – Martinsville
Axton SR 610 (Axton Road) / SR 647 (Mountain Valley Road) – Aiken Summit, Sandy Level, Eden NCFormer SR 107 south
PittsylvaniaBachelors Hall285.06458.76
US 58 Bus. east to US 311 – Danville
West end of freeway section
Vandola287.57462.80 SR 1260 (Oak Ridge Farms Road)
City of Danville292.32470.44
US 29 south (SR 785 south) / US 29 Bus. north – Danville, Greensboro
Interchange ramps extend into North Carolina; west end of US 29/SR 785 overlap; west end of future I-785 overlap
See US 29
US 29 north (Danville Expressway) / US 360 west / US 58 Bus. west / SR 785 end – Lynchburg, Danville
East end of US 29/SR 785 overlap; west end of US 360 overlap; future northern terminus of I-785
Pittsylvania304.53490.09 SR 62 south (Milton Highway) / SR 726 north (Ringgold Depot Road) – Milton NC
HalifaxDelila311.33501.04 SR 119 south (Calvary Road) / SR 694 north (Medley Road)
South Boston (Riverdale)327.16526.51 US 501 (Huell Matthews Highway) – South Boston, Roxboro NCWest end of US 501 Truck overlap
US 360 east / US 501 Truck north – Richmond, Speedway
East end of US 360 / US 501 Truck overlap
MecklenburgSandy Fork344.38554.23 SR 49 south – VirgilinaWest end of SR 49 overlap
Puryear Corner345.64556.25
US 58 Bus. east – Clarksville, Town of Clarksville Historic District
Clarksville347.10558.60 US 15 – Clarksville, Oxford NCInterchange
US 15 / US 58 Bus. west / SR 49 north – Clarksville, Chase City
Interchange; east end of SR 49 overlap
SR 364 south – Occoneechee State Park
US 58 Bus. east (Skipwith Road) / SR 688 – Skipwith, Boydton, Town of Boydton Historic District
358.72577.30 SR 92 – Chase City, Boydton

US 58 Bus. west – Town of Boydton Historic District
SR 368 / SR 883 (Herbert Drive) – Mecklenburg Correctional Center
364.51586.62 SR 4 south (Buggs Island Road) / SR 674 (Wooden Bridge Road) – Kerr Dam
Big Fork368.74593.43 US 1 south – RaleighWest end of US 1 overlap
US 1 north / US 58 Bus. east / SR 780 – South Hill
East end of US 1 overlap
South Hill SR 903 – South HillInterchange; to NC 903
US 58 Bus. west (Atlantic Street) / SR 643 (Country Lane) to US 1 north / SR 47 north – South Hill, Chase City
375.69604.61 I-85 – Petersburg, DurhamI-85 exit 12
La Crosse SR 618 (Country Club Road / North Main Street) – La Crosse Business DistrictFormer SR 138 south
Brunswick SR 659 (Main Street)Former SR 139 south
US 58 Bus. east / SR 46
Interchange; west end of SR 46 Truck overlap

US 58 Bus. west / SR 46 Truck north – Lawrenceville, St. Pauls College, Blackstone
Interchange; east end of SR 46 Truck overlap
SR 670 (Airport Drive) – Lawrenceville AirportFormer SR 140 south
Edgerton SR 712 (Old Stage Road / Brooks Crossing Road)Former SR 140 north
No major junctions
City of Emporia SR 619 (Purdy Road / Wiggins Road)Former SR 88 west
410.74661.02 I-95 – Richmond, Rocky MountI-95 exit 11

US 58 Bus. east – Emporia
411.58662.37 US 301 – EmporiaInterchange
412.22663.40 SR 614 (Reese Street)Interchange
412.71664.19 SR 611 (Davis Street)Interchange
US 58 Bus. west – Emporia
No major junctions
Southampton SR 308 north (Three Creeks Road) – Sussex CH, Southampton Correctional Farm, Deerfield Correctional Center
436.82702.99 SR 35 (US 58 Bus. east) – Boykins, Courtland
US 58 Bus. west – Courtland
US 58 Bus. east (Camp Parkway) – Downtown Franklin
SR 671 (Armory Drive) – Downtown FranklinInterchange
US 258 south / US 258 Bus. north – Franklin, Murfreesboro
Interchange; west end of US 258 overlap
SR 714 (Pretlow Street)Interchange; former SR 189
City of Suffolk450.81725.51 US 258 north / SR 189 south – Windsor, SmithfieldInterchange; east end of US 258 overlap; west end of SR 189 overlap
452.00727.42 SR 272 west (South Quay Road)
456.17734.13 SR 189 north (South Quay Road) – HollandEast end of SR 189 overlap
US 58 Bus. west – Holland, Franklin
Interchange; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
465.62749.34 US 13 south to SR 32 – Ahoskie NC, Edenton NCInterchange; west end of US 13 overlap

US 58 Bus. east (Holland Road) – Downtown Suffolk
467.03751.61 SR 604 (Pitchkettle Road)Interchange
468.91754.64 US 460 west (US 460 Bus. east) – Petersburg, Downtown SuffolkInterchange; west end of US 460 overlap
469.84756.13 SR 10 / SR 32 – Smithfield, Newport News, Downtown SuffolkInterchange
471.71759.14 SR 642 (Wilroy Road)Interchange
US 13 Bus. south / US 58 Bus. west / US 460 Bus. west – Downtown Suffolk
Interchange; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
City of Chesapeake479.88772.29 I-664 / US 13 north / US 460 east (Hampton Roads Beltway) to I-64 / I-264 east – Newport News, Hampton, Portsmouth, Richmond, Norfolk, Virginia BeachI-664 exit 13; east end of US 13 / US 460 overlap (eastbound); west end of US 460 Alt. overlap (eastbound)
480.52773.32 SR 191 (Jolliff Road) to US 13 north / US 460 east / South Military HighwayEast end of US 13 / US 460 overlap (westbound); west end of US 460 Alt. overlap (westbound)
City of Portsmouth484.03778.97 SR 239 (Victory Boulevard)
US 460 Alt. / SR 337 (Portsmouth Boulevard) to SR 337 Alt. east
East end of US 460 Alt. overlap
485.71781.67 US 17 (Frederick Boulevard) to I-264
To US 17 north / High Street
SR 337 Alt. west (Harbor Drive)
Interchange; westbound exit and eastbound entrance; west end of SR 337 Alt. overlap
486.62783.14 SR 141 south (London Boulevard) – Downtown PortsmouthInterchange
Port NorfolkInterchange
487.39784.38 SR 164 west to I-664 – Suffolk, Newport NewsInterchange
Elizabeth RiverMidtown Tunnel
City of Norfolk489.20787.29 SR 337 east (Hampton Boulevard) / Brambleton Avenue – Chelsea, NS Railway Lambert's Point Docks, Old Dominion University, Naval Station NorfolkInterchange; east end of SR 337 Alt. overlap; west end of SR 337 overlap
490.29789.05 SR 337 west (Brambleton Avenue) to I-264East end of SR 337 overlap
US 460 (Church Street)
491.47790.94 SR 168 (Tidewater Drive) to I-264 east
SR 166 (Park Avenue)
492.96793.34 To I-264 / Ballentine Boulevard (SR 405 south)
495.19796.93 US 13 (Military Highway)Interchange
495.98798.20 SR 165 (Kempsville Road)
NorfolkVirginia Beach
city line
SR 403 (North Newtown Road) to I-64 / I-264
City of Virginia Beach498.24801.84 SR 190 (Witchduck Road) to I-264
499.35803.63 SR 225 (Independence Boulevard)
To I-264 / Rosemont RoadFormer SR 411 south
To I-264 / Lynnhaven ParkwayFormer SR 414 south
504.37811.70Great Neck Road (SR 279 north)
US 58 Bus. east (Virginia Beach Boulevard) – Oceana
Interchange; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
504.51811.93 I-264 west – NorfolkI-264 exit 20; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
First Colonial RoadFormer SR 408 north
508.48818.32 US 60 (Pacific Avenue)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

Related U.S. Routes[edit]


  1. ^ Staff (October 14, 2012). "U.S. Route 58 Corridor Development Program". Retrieved October 9, 2014.
  2. ^ "End of US highway 58". USEnds.com. Retrieved October 9, 2014.
  3. ^ "The Crooked Road". The Crooked Road. Retrieved 2013-04-17.
  4. ^ Wildman, Sarah (2011-05-20). "On Virginia's Crooked Road, Mountain Music Lights the Way". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-04-17.
  5. ^ a b "2009 Traffic Data". Virginia Department of Transportation. 2009. Retrieved 2011-01-05.
  6. ^ "Minutes of the First Meeting of the State Highway Commission Created Under the Acts of 1922, Held July 5th, 1922, Richmond, Virginia" (PDF). (150 KiB), Proposed "State Highway System" for Virginia, as Recommended by the State Roads Committee, January 1918
  7. ^ "VA 10". Virginia Highways Project. Retrieved October 9, 2014.
  8. ^ "VA 12". Virginia Highways Project. Retrieved October 9, 2014.
  9. ^ "Minutes of the Meeting of the State Highway Commission of Virginia, Held Richmond, Virginia. October 27th, 1927" (PDF). (188 KiB), page 14

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