Virginia State Route 142

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State Route 142

Route information
Maintained by VDOT
Length2.73 mi[1] (4.39 km)
Major junctions
West end
East endHalifax Street at CSX railroad crossing in Petersburg
CountryUnited States
CountiesDinwiddie, City of Petersburg
Highway system
SR 141 SR 143

State Route 142 (SR 142) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. The state highway runs 2.73 miles (4.39 km) from U.S. Route 1 (US 1) and US 460 Business near Petersburg to the highway's crossing of a CSX rail line in the independent city of Petersburg.

Route description

View west along SR 142 in Petersburg

SR 142 begins at an intersection with US 1 and US 460 Business (Boydton Plank Road) just south of the U.S. Highways' interchange with Interstate 85 (I-85, Richmond–Petersburg Turnpike) in eastern Dinwiddie County. The state highway heads east as two-lane undivided Simpson Road, which heads east parallel to I-85 through a sparsely-populated area and passes the remains of Fort Gregg. East of the old Confederate fort, SR 142 enters the city of Petersburg and becomes named Boydton Plank Road. The state highway enters a residential area shortly before crossing over I-85 and intersecting Squirrel Level Road, which has a diamond interchange with I-85 to the south. SR 142 intersects Halifax Road and the highway's name changes to Halifax Street shortly before the highway reaches its eastern terminus at its bridge over CSX's North End Subdivision. Halifax Street continues northeast as an unnumbered street toward Old Towne Petersburg.[1][2]

Major intersections


US 1 / US 460 Bus. (Boydton Plank Road) / SR 1320 (Ritchie Avenue) to I-85
Western terminus

SR 603 east (Weakley Road)
SR 319 (Seventh Avenue) – Central State Hospital, Southside Virginia Training Center, Hiram W. Davis Medical Center
City of Petersburg
Squirrel Level Road to I-85
2.734.39Halifax StreetEastern terminus
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 2011-11-07.
  2. ^ Google (2011-11-07). "Virginia State Route 142" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-11-07.

External links

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