Virginia State Route 252

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State Route 252 marker

State Route 252
Route information
Maintained by VDOT
Length: 29.06 mi[1] (46.77 km)
Existed: 1933 – present
Major junctions
South end: SR 39 near Rockbridge Baths
  SR 262 near Staunton
North end:
US 250 / US 11 Bus. / SR 254 in Staunton
Counties: Rockbridge, Augusta, City of Staunton
Highway system
SR 251 SR 253

State Route 252 (SR 252) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. The state highway runs 29.06 miles (46.77 km) from SR 39 near Rockbridge Baths north to U.S. Route 250, US 11 Business, and SR 254 in Staunton. SR 252 passes through rural areas of the upper Shenandoah Valley of northern Rockbridge County and western Augusta County.

Route description[edit]

View north along SR 252 near Newport
Sign marking the north end of SR 252 at Lewis Street in Staunton

SR 252 begins at an acute intersection with SR 39 (Maury River Road) just east of the Maury River near Rockbridge Baths. The state highway heads northeast as two-lane Brownsburg Turnpike, which passes through the village of Brownsburg. SR 252 veers north at SR 606 (Raphine Road), which leads to the historic Kennedy-Wade Mill, and follows Moffatts Creek into Augusta County, where the highway becomes Middlebrook Road. The state highway follows the creek northeast through the village of Newport to its headwaters. Moffatts Creek's source is just south of Middlebrook at the drainage divide between the James River watershed and the Shenandoah River watershed. SR 252 has a partial cloverleaf interchange with SR 262 (Woodrow Wilson Parkway), a circumferential highway around Staunton, before entering the independent city. The state highway follows Middlebrook Avenue to the downtown area, where it passes under CSX's North Mountain Subdivision. SR 262 turns north onto Lewis Street, then east onto Beverley Street, a one-way street that carries eastbound SR 254. Westbound SR 254 follows Frederick Street one block to the north. SR 252 and SR 254 run concurrently two blocks east to SR 252's northern terminus at Augusta Street, which hosts eastbound US 250 and southbound US 11 Business. Westbound US 250 and northbound US 11 Business are accessed at New Street one block to the east.[1][2]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Rockbridge Cedar Grove 0.00 0.00 SR 39 (Maury River Road)
Augusta SR 620 (Newport Road) former SR 56 east
SR 682 (McKinley Road) – McKinley former SR 56 west
Middlebrook SR 876 (Mish Barn Road) former SR 292 west
SR 701 (Howardsville Road) to US 11 former SR 292 east
27.12 43.65 SR 262 to I‑64 / I‑81 Partial cloverleaf interchange
City of Staunton South Lewis Street / Middlebrook Avenue
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c "2010 Traffic Data". Virginia Department of Transportation. 2010. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  2. ^ Google (2011-12-15). "Virginia State Route 252" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

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