Virginia State Route 198

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State Route 198

Route information
Maintained by VDOT
Length23.33 mi[1][2] (37.55 km)
Virginia Byway
Major junctions
West end US 17 / SR 33 at Glenns
East end SR 642 / SR 653 near Moon
CountryUnited States
CountiesGloucester, Mathews
Highway system
SR 197 SR 199

State Route 198 (SR 198) is a primary state highway in the Middle Peninsula region of the U.S. state of Virginia. It runs from the U.S. Route 17 and State Route 33 split at Glenns east via Cobbs Creek and Mathews to State Routes 642 and 653 near Moon.

Route description

View east along SR 198 at SR 3 in Dixie

State Route 198 begins at the intersection of U.S. Route 17 (US 17) and SR 33 at Glenns in Gloucester County. US 17 is a north–south highway while SR 33 comes from the west and joins US 17 heading to the north. From the intersection, SR 198 heads to the southeast along Glenns Road, a narrow two-lane undivided road lined with trees and dotted with houses. Four miles (6.4 km) to the east, SR 198 turns east onto Dutton Road. Turning west takes traffic back to US 17 along Pampa Road, which is designated SR 601.[1]

Heading east along Dutton Road, SR 198 continues through an area of farmland before turning south to cross a slough which connects to the adjacent Piankatank River. It turns to the southeast and intersects Harcum Road, which is designated SR 606. East of Harcum Road, the route enters Mathews County.[1]

SR 198 passes through mostly rural areas.

One half-mile (0.4 km) into Mathews County, SR 198 intersects Windsor Road, which carries SR 3 from the south. The two routes head east together for 1+12 miles (2.4 km), passing through the town of Dutton, before SR 3 splits off to the north to cross the Piankatank River. From SR 3, SR 198 travels in a semi-circular route through the communities of Cobbs Creek and Blakes. East of Blakes, the highway turns to the southeast towards Hudgins, where SR 198 meets the western end of SR 223.[2]

One mile (1.6 km) south of Hudgins, SR 14 joins SR 198 from the west. The two routes head south for 1+23 miles (2.7 km) until Mathews, where SR 14 splits away to the south. SR 198 heads east out of Mathews along Buckley Hill Road. One mile east of Mathews, at an intersection with SR 653, the SR 198 designation ends. SR 642 begins at this point and continues along Buckley Hill Road towards Moon.[2]

Major intersections

GloucesterGlenns0.000.00 US 17 / SR 33 (George Washington Memorial Highway / Lewis Puller Highway) – West Point, Gloucester, Saluda, Middle Peninsula Regional AirportWestern terminus

SR 601 (Pampa Road) to US 17 south
former SR 198 west
Harcum7.3711.86 SR 606 (Harcum Road)
SR 3 east (Windsor Road) – Gloucester
West end of SR 3 overlap
SR 3 west (Twiggs Ferry Road) – Saluda, Kilmarnock, Irvington
East end of SR 3 overlap
SR 223 north (Cricket Hill Road) – Gwynn's Island, U.S. Coast Guard Station
SR 14 west (John Clayton Memorial Highway) – Gloucester
West end of SR 14 overlap
SR 14 east (Main Street)
East end of SR 14 overlap
23.3337.55 SR 642 (Buckley Hall Road) / SR 653 (Holly Point Road) – Diggs, Haven BeachEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c d Virginia Department of Transportation (October 16, 2006). "Jurisdiction Report" (PDF). Gloucester County. p. 8. Retrieved December 12, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d Virginia Department of Transportation (October 16, 2006). "Jurisdiction Report" (PDF). Mathews County. pp. 7–8. Retrieved December 12, 2010.

External links

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