Virginia State Route 256

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State Route 256

Route information
Maintained by VDOT
Length6.78 mi[1] (10.91 km)
Major junctions
West end US 11 near Weyers Cave
Major intersections
East end US 340 in Grottoes
CountryUnited States
CountiesAugusta, Rockingham
Highway system
SR 255 SR 257

State Route 256 (SR 256) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. Known for most of its length as Weyers Cave Road, the state highway runs 6.78 miles (10.91 km) from U.S. Route 11 (US 11) near Weyers Cave east to US 340 in Grottoes. SR 256 connects Interstate 81 (I-81) with Weyers Cave in northern Augusta County and Grottoes, which is home to Grand Caverns, in southeastern Rockingham County.

Route description

View west near the east end of SR 256 at US 340 in Grottoes

SR 256 begins at an intersection with US 11 (Lee Highway) west of Weyers Cave. The state highway heads east as two-lane undivided Weyers Cave Road, which immediately has a diamond interchange with I-81. SR 256 has a grade crossing of the Chesapeake Western Railway and meets the southern end of SR 276 (Keezletown Road) in the community of Weyers Cave. The state highway passes Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport and crosses the Middle River, a tributary of the North River. SR 276 then crosses the South River—which with the North River forms the South Fork Shenandoah River—into Rockingham County and the town of Grottoes. The state highway passes along the southern edge of the town as 3rd Street and provides access to Grand Caverns, a National Natural Landmark that was originally known as Weyer's Cave and is the oldest show cave in the United States. SR 256 has a grade crossing of Norfolk Southern Railway's Roanoke District before reaching its eastern terminus at US 340 (East Side Highway).[1][2]

Major intersections

Augusta0.000.00 US 11 (Lee Highway) – Mount Sidney, Harrisonburg, Blue Ridge CollegeWestern terminus
0.140.23 I-81 – Harrisonburg, StauntonExit 235 (I-81)
Weyers Cave1.362.19

SR 276 north / SR 750 (Keezletown Road) to US 33
Southern terminus of SR 276
2.654.26 SR 750 (Airport Road) – Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport
4.597.39 SR 865 (Rockfish Road) – Mt. Meridian, New Hopeformer SR 12 south
4.957.97 SR 605 (Lee Roy Road) – Port Republic
RockinghamGrottoes6.2810.11 SR 825 (Dogwood Avenue) – Grand Caverns Regional Parkformer SR 12 north
6.7810.91 US 340 (Augusta Avenue) – Elkton, WaynesboroEastern 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 2011-12-20.
  2. ^ Google (2011-12-20). "Virginia State Route 256" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-12-20.

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