Virginia State Route 46

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State Route 46

Route information
Maintained by VDOT
Length42.57 mi[1][2] (68.51 km)
Virginia Byway
Major junctions
South end NC 46 near Valentines
Major intersections
North end SR 40 in Blackstone
CountryUnited States
CountiesBrunswick, Nottoway
Highway system
SR 45 SR 47

State Route 46 (SR 46) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. The state highway begins at the North Carolina state line near Valentines, where the highway continues as North Carolina Highway 46 (NC 46). SR 46 runs 42.57 miles (68.51 km) north from the state line to SR 40 in Blackstone. The state highway serves as the main north–south highway of Brunswick County, where it intersects U.S. Route 58 (US 58) in Lawrenceville and both Interstate 85 (I-85) and US 1 near Alberta.

All of SR 46 in Brunswick County is a Virginia Byway.

Route description

View north along SR 46 at SR 648 just west of Alberta

SR 46 begins at the North Carolina state line south of the community of Valentines. The roadway continues southeast as NC 46 toward Gaston. The Virginia state highway heads north as Christanna Highway through southern Brunswick County, where the highway passes through Valentines and Brunswick. SR 46 passes to the east of the remains of Fort Christanna before crossing the Meherrin River. The state highway meets US 58 (Governor Harrison Parkway) at a diamond interchange and begins to run concurrently with US 58 Business. The two highways enter the county seat of Lawrenceville on Hicks Street. After passing over a rail line, SR 46 and US 58 Business turn east onto Meredith Street, then north onto Main Street. The highways separate when SR 46 turns west onto Church Street. The state highway veers northwest onto Windsor Street while passing along the edge of St. Paul's College.[1][3]

SR 46's name again becomes Christanna Highway as it heads northwest toward the hamlet of Cochran west of Alberta. In Cochran, the state highway intersects US 1 (Boydton Plank Road) adjacent to the Christanna campus of Southside Virginia Community College and has a partial interchange with I-85 that allows access in the direction of South Hill. Access to northbound I-85 toward Petersburg is provided via US 1. SR 46 continues northwest to the village of Danieltown, where the highway meets the eastern end of SR 137 (Danieltown Road).[1][3] SR 46 enters Nottoway County when it crosses the Nottoway River on the Kennedy Bridge just east of the Nottoway Reservoir. The state highway, now known as Brunswick Road, passes through the southwestern portion of Fort Pickett before reaching its northern terminus at SR 40 (Kenbridge Road) just south of the town of Blackstone.[2][3]

Major intersections

NC 46 east – Roanoke Rapids
North Carolina state line; southern terminus

US 58 / SR 46 Truck north – South Hill, Emporia
Interchange; southern end of US 58 Bus. concurrency

US 58 Bus. east / SR 46 Truck south (Main Street) / SR 1000 (East Church Street) – truck route to US 58
Northern end of US 58 Bus. concurrency

US 1 (Boydton Plank Road) to I-85 north – South Hill, Petersburg
I-85 south – South Hill
Exit 27 (I-85)
SR 652 (Chalk Level Road) – Albertaformer SR 137 east; to SR 136
SR 137 west (Danieltown Road) – Dundas, Kenbridge
Eastern terminus of SR 137
NottowayBlackstone42.5768.51 SR 40 (Kenbridge Road)Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

VA 46 Truck

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State Route 46 Truck

SR 46 Truck and US 58 Bus in Lawrenceville

Virginia State Truck Route 46 in Lawrenceville, Virginia is overlapped by US 58, also known as the Governor Harrison Parkway between the Hicks Street and Lawrenceville Plank Road interchanges. From there, it follows US 58 Bus into downtown to rejoin mainline SR 46.


  1. ^ a b c d "Daily Traffic Volume Estimates Jurisdiction Report: Brunswick County" (PDF). Virginia Department of Transportation. 2009. Retrieved 2011-07-08.
  2. ^ a b c "Daily Traffic Volume Estimates Jurisdiction Report: Nottoway County" (PDF). Virginia Department of Transportation. 2009. Retrieved 2011-07-08.
  3. ^ a b c Google (2011-07-08). "Virginia State Route 46" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-07-08.

External links

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