Virginia State Route 287

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State Route 287

Berlin Turnpike
Route information
Maintained by VDOT
Length12.71 mi[1] (20.45 km)
Major junctions
South end
Major intersections
North end MD 17 near Lovettsville
CountryUnited States
Highway system
SR 286 SR 288

State Route 287 (SR 287) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. Known as Berlin Pike, the state highway runs 12.71 miles (20.45 km) from SR 7 Business in Purcellville north to the Maryland state line at the Potomac River near Lovettsville, where the highway continues as Maryland Route 17 (MD 17). SR 287 is the main north–south highway of the Catoctin Valley of northern Loudoun County.

Route description

View north along SR 287 in Lovettsville

SR 287 begins at a roundabout with SR 7 Business (Main Street) on the east side of Purcellville. The state highway heads north as a two-lane undivided road that passes between a residential subdivision and Patrick Henry College. At the north town limit of Purcellville, SR 287 meets SR 7 (Harry Byrd Highway) at a diamond interchange. Within this interchange, SR 287 parallels the Washington and Old Dominion Trail, whose western terminus is in Purcellville. The rail trail intersects the highway on its way east toward Leesburg immediately north of the interchange. SR 287 heads north through a mix of farmland and houses on large lots, crossing the South Fork of Catoctin Creek. In the hamlet of Wheatland, the state highway intersects SR 9 and crosses the North Fork of Catoctin Creek. SR 287 passes to the east of Morrisonville and crosses over Milltown Creek on its way to Lovettsville. At the southern town limit, Loudoun Street continues straight along the highway's alignment while SR 287 veers slightly northwest. In the center of the town, SR 287 joins SR 673 (Broadway) in a concurrency as a one-way street around Lovettsville's town square. North of Lovettsville, the state highway has a curvy alignment as it descends toward the Potomac River. SR 287 reaches its northern terminus at the Maryland state line on the river's south bank. The roadway continues north across the Brunswick Bridge as MD 17 into the town of Brunswick (formerly Berlin).[2]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Loudoun County.

SR 7 Bus. (Main Street) / W.T. Druhan Jr. Boulevard – Purcellville
0.550.89 SR 7 (Harry Byrd Highway) – Round Hill, Winchester, LeesburgDiamond interchange
Wheatland3.766.05 SR 9 (Charles Town Pike) – Hillsboro, Leesburg
SR 673 (Broad Way)traffic circle around town square
MD 17 north – Brunswick
Maryland state line at Brunswick Bridge over Potomac River
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b "VDOT Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)" (Shapefile). Virginia Department of Transportation. 2012. Retrieved May 17, 2014.
  2. ^ Google (2011-01-17). "Virginia State Route 287" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-01-17.
  3. ^ "Daily Traffic Volume Estimates Jurisdiction Report: Loudoun County" (PDF). Virginia Department of Transportation. 2009. Retrieved 2011-01-17.

External links

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