Virginia State Route 279

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State Route 279 marker

State Route 279
Great Neck Road
Route information
Maintained by VDOT
Length: 5.55 mi[1] (8.93 km)
Existed: c. 1980 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 58 in Virginia Beach
North end: US 60 in Virginia Beach
Location
Counties: City of Virginia Beach
Highway system
SR 278 SR 280

State Route 279 (SR 279) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. Known as Great Neck Road, the state highway runs 5.55 miles (8.93 km) from U.S. Route 58 (US 58) north to US 60 within the independent city of Virginia Beach.

Route description[edit]

SR 279 begins at an intersection with US 58 (Virginia Beach Boulevard) just north of Interstate 264 in the London Bridge area of Virginia Beach. The roadway continues south as London Bridge Road along the western edge of Naval Air Station Oceana. The state highway heads north as a four-lane divided highway that crosses Wolfsnare Creek, a tributary of the Lynnhaven River. SR 279 passes between multiple residential subdivisions and meets the northern end of First Colonial Road on the Great Neck peninsula, which lies between the Lynnhaven River to the west and Broad Bay and its tributaries to the east. At the northern end of the peninsula, the state highway crosses over a pair of water links between Broad Bay and the Lynnhaven River and over Bay Island, which is accessed via the highway's old alignment, West Great Neck Road, to the west. SR 279 enters a commercial area and reaches its northern terminus at US 60 (Shore Drive) two blocks south of the Chesapeake Bay shoreline.[1][2]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Virginia Beach.

mi[1] km Destinations Notes
0.00 0.00 US 58 (Virginia Beach Boulevard) / London Bridge Road
First Colonial Road former SR 408 south
5.55 8.93 US 60 (Shore Drive) – Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
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 2012-01-05. 
  2. ^ Google (2012-01-05). "Virginia State Route 279" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2012-01-05. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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