Virginia State Route 179

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State Route 179

Route information
Maintained by VDOT
Length2.94 mi[1] (4.73 km)
Virginia Byway
Major junctions
West end SR 1023 in Onancock
Major intersections
East end
US 13 Bus. / SR 789 Onley
CountryUnited States
Highway system
SR 178 SR 180

State Route 179 (SR 179) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. The state highway runs 2.94 miles (4.73 km) from SR 1023 in Onancock east to U.S. Route 13 Business (US 13 Business) in Onley in central Accomack County.

Route description

View west along SR 179 at US 13 in Onley

SR 179 begins at Onancock Wharf in the town of Onancock, where the historic Hopkins and Brother Store is located. The road curves back to the east as SR 1023 (King Street) at the head of the peninsula between the North and Central branches of Onancock Creek on which the town is centered. SR 179 heads east through the town as two-lane undivided Market Street, which passes by the historic Cokesbury Church. The state highway meets the western end of SR 126 (Fairgrounds Road) at the eastern edge of town. Following this, the roadway passes north of Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital. SR 179 continues east to the town of Onley, on the edge of which the highway intersects US 13 (Lankford Highway). The state highway curves south as Main Street to its southern terminus at US 13 Business (Coastal Boulevard) in the center of Onley.[1][2]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Accomack County.

Onancock0.000.00 SR 1023 (King Street) – Onancock WharfWestern terminus
SR 126 east (Fairgrounds Road) – Tasley
Western terminus of SR 126
Onley2.303.70 US 13 (Lankford Highway) – Accomac, Melfa

US 13 Bus. (Coastal Boulevard) / SR 789 south (East Main Street) – Salisbury, MD, Cape Charles
Eastern 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 2011-11-23.
  2. ^ Google (2011-11-23). "Virginia State Route 179" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-11-23.

External links

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