Virginia State Route 24

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State Route 24

Route information
Maintained by VDOT
Length89.57 mi[1] (144.15 km)
ExistedJuly 1, 1933[2]–present
Virginia Byway
Major junctions
West end US 221 / SR 116 in Roanoke
Major intersections
East end US 60 in Mt. Rush
CountryUnited States
CountiesCity of Roanoke, Roanoke, Bedford, Campbell, Appomattox, Buckingham
Highway system
US 23 SR 26

State Route 24 (SR 24) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. The state highway runs 89.57 miles (144.15 km) from U.S. Route 221 (US 221) and SR 116 in Roanoke east to US 60 in Mt. Rush. SR 24 connects Roanoke with several small communities in southern Bedford County and central Campbell County. The state highway also runs concurrently with US 460 west of Appomattox and passes through Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, which is the site of Robert E. Lee's final stand and surrender in the American Civil War.

Route description

View west at the east end of SR 24 at US 60 in Mt. Rush

SR 24 begins at an intersection with US 221 and SR 116 at the southern edge of downtown Roanoke. SR 116 runs north–south along Jefferson Street; US 221 joins SR 116 north on Jefferson Street and heads west on two-lane undivided Elm Avenue. SR 24 heads east along Elm Avenue, which becomes a four-lane divided boulevard at SR 24's terminus. The state highway intersects Williamson Road and crosses over a rail line before reaching the diamond interchange at the southern terminus of Interstate 581 (I-581). US 220 runs concurrently with I-581 north to I-81 and south solo as the Roy Webber Expressway toward Rocky Mount. East of I-581 and US 220, SR 24 splits into a one-way pair that follows Bullitt Avenue eastbound and Jamison Avenue westbound. The two directions come together at 13th Street to form four-lane divided Dale Avenue, along which the state highway crosses over a rail line and Tinker Creek to leave the city of Roanoke.[1][3]

SR 24 continues through the town of Vinton in Roanoke County as Virginia Avenue, which bypasses the center of town to the south. At Chestnut Street, the four-lane divided boulevard transitions onto Hardy Road; when Hardy Road continues east, SR 24 curves north as Bypass Road, which ends at Washington Avenue, the main street of Vinton. The state highway heads east along Washington Avenue to the town limit of Vinton at Wolf Creek. SR 24 has an interchange with the Blue Ridge Parkway at a low gap in the Blue Ridge Mountains between Stewart Knob and Chestnut Mountain immediately before the highway enters Bedford County, where its name changes to Stewartsville Road. The state highway remains a four-lane divided highway to just east of Stewartsville. SR 24 continues east as a two-lane undivided road through the southern Bedford County community of Chamblissburg and Meads Store.[1][3]

SR 24 crosses Goose Creek shortly before intersecting SR 122 (Moneta Road) west of the hamlet of Body Camp. The state highway continues east as Shingle Block Road to its western intersection with SR 43 (Virginia Byway). SR 24 and SR 43 continue east along Glenwood Drive to their split at Gillespie, where SR 43 heads south as Leesville Road. SR 24 continues northeast as Wyatts Way, which enters Campbell County in the middle of its curvaceous course between its crossing of the Big Otter River and the village of Evington. The state highway, now named Colonial Highway, intersects US 29 (Wards Road) at Yellow Branch on its way to Rustburg, which sits at the southern end of Long Mountain. SR 24 runs concurrently through the county seat with US 501, which heads south as Brookneal Highway toward Brookneal and north as Campbell Highway toward Lynchburg.[1][3]

SR 24 continues northeast as Village Highway to Concord, where the state highway joins US 460 (Richmond Highway). The four-lane divided highway immediately enters Appomattox County, where the two highways pass through Spout Spring on their way to the county seat of Appomattox. US 460 and SR 24 have a diamond interchange with US 460 Business and the south end of SR 26 (Oakville Road) on the northwest side of the town. SR 24 and US 460 diverge at the following diamond interchange with Old Courthouse Road, which heads south toward the Appomattox Historic District as SR 131. SR 24 heads northeast as a two-lane undivided road through Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, within which the highway crosses the headwaters of the Appomattox River. The state highway heads through the hamlet of Vera and passes through sections of Appomattox-Buckingham State Forest as the highway enters Buckingham County and becomes named Mt. Rush Highway. SR 24 passes through Sliders and crosses the upper reaches of the Slate River before reaching its eastern terminus at US 60 (James Anderson Highway) in Mt. Rush.[1][3]

Major intersections

City of Roanoke0.000.00 US 221 / SR 116 (Elm Avenue/Jefferson Street)Western terminus
I-581 north / US 220 – Lexington, Salem, Roanoke Regional Airport
Exit 6 (I-581); southern terminus of I-581
Roanoke5.468.79 Blue Ridge ParkwayInterchange
Bedford22.8936.84 SR 122 (Moneta Road) – Bedford, Rocky Mount, Smith Mountain Lake
SR 43 north (Virginia Byway) – Bedford
Western end of SR 43 concurrency
SR 43 south (Leesville Road) – Altavista, Huddleston, Smith Mountain Lake
Eastern end of SR 43 concurrency
SR 811 north (Ridge Road) – New London
former SR 127 north
Yellow Branch47.3176.14 US 29 (Wards Road) – Lynchburg, Danville
US 501 south (Brookneal Highway) – Brookneal, South Boston
Western end of US 501 concurrency
US 501 north (Campbell Highway) – Lynchburg, Buena Vista
Eastern end of US 501 concurrency

US 460 west (Richmond Highway) / SR 608 north (Stonewall Road) – Stonewall, Lynchburg
Western end of US 460 concurrency

US 460 Bus. east / SR 26 north – Appomattox, Bent Creek
interchange; western terminus of US 460 Bus.; southern terminus of SR 26

US 460 east / SR 131 south (Old Courthouse Road) – Farmville, Appomattox
interchange; eastern end of US 460 concurrency; northern terminus of SR 131
BuckinghamMt. Rush89.57144.15 US 60 (West James Anderson Highway) – Lexington, Buckingham CH, RichmondEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c d e f "2009 Traffic Data". Virginia Department of Transportation. 2009. Retrieved 2011-08-14.
  2. ^ "New Numbers of Va. Highways Effective July 1". The Richmond Times-Dispatch. May 10, 1933. p. 5. Retrieved January 21, 2020 – via
  3. ^ a b c d Google (2011-08-14). "Virginia State Route 24" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-08-14.

External links

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