Virginia State Route 48

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State Route 48

Route information
Maintained by NPS and VDOT
Length321.2 mi (516.9 km)
ExistedJuly 1935[1]–present
CountryUnited States
Highway system
US 48 SR 49

State Route 48 (SR 48) is the unsigned designation for the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive from the North Carolina state line north to U.S. Route 340 (US 340) near Front Royal.[2] Most of the road is maintained by the National Park Service, though the portion which is concurrent with SR 43 is maintained by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).

Other Route 48s

The junction of the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive (SR 48) at Rockfish Gap

The following highways in Virginia have also been known as State Route 48:

  • alt State Route 48, 1928 to the mid-1930s, now part of SR 40.
  • alt U.S. Route 48, early 2000s to the present, concurrent with the westernmost 14 miles (23 km) of SR 55.

Major intersections

US 340 to I-66 – Skyline Caverns, Luray, Front Royal
Northern terminus
PageThornton Gap31.550.7 US 211 – Washington, DC, LurayThornton Gap Entrance Station, interchange
RockinghamSwift Run Gap65.5105.4 US 33 – Richmond, HarrisonburgSwift Run Gap Entrance Station, interchange
AugustaRockfish Gap105.5169.8
US 250 to I-64 – Charlottesville, Waynesboro
South end of Skyline Drive and north end of Blue Ridge Parkway; One-quadrant interchange; I-64 exit 99; mileposts reset to zero here
Reids Gap13.722.0 SR 664 (Beech Grove Road / Reeds Gap Road) – Waynesboro
SR 814 (Campbells Mountain Road) to SR 56
Unpaved road
16.125.9 SR 814 (Love Road) – Sherando Lake
Tye River Gap27.143.6 SR 56 – Montebello, Steele's TavernOne-quadrant interchange
RockbridgeHumphreys Gap45.573.2 US 60 – Buena Vista, AmherstOne-quadrant interchange
AmherstOtter Creek61.398.7 SR 130 – Natural Bridge, LynchburgOne-quadrant interchange
Bedford63.9102.8 US 501 – Big Island, GlasgowOne-quadrant interchange
Peaks of Otter85.9138.2
SR 43 south – Bedford
North end of SR 43 overlap; north end of VDOT maintenance of SR 43 (southern segment)
BotetourtPowell Gap89.0143.2
SR 618 north
Bearwallow Gap90.9146.3
SR 43 north – Buchanan
Two-quadrant interchange; south end of SR 43 overlap; south end of VDOT maintenance of SR 43 (northern segment)
105.9170.4 US 460 (US 221) – Bedford, RoanokeTwo-quadrant interchange
Roanoke112.3180.7 SR 24 – Stewartsville, Vinton, Roanoke, Booker T. Washington National MonumentTwo-quadrant interchange
115.2185.4Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center, Virginia's Explore Park (Roanoke River Parkway)
120.5193.9Mill Mountain Park & Zoo, Historic Roanoke Star, Downtown Roanoke (Mill Mountain Parkway)
121.4195.4 US 220 – Rocky Mount, RoanokeTwo-quadrant interchange
Adney Gap136.0218.9 US 221Connector road
Floyd159.3256.4 SR 860 (Shooting Creek Road)Former SR 109
Tuggle Gap165.1265.7 SR 8 – Floyd, StuartOne-quadrant interchange
174.0280.0 SR 799 (Conner Grove Road)former SR 102 north
174.1280.2 SR 758 (Woodberry Road)former SR 102 south
174.2280.3 SR 758 (Buffalo Mountain Road)
PatrickMeadows of Dan177.7286.0 US 58 (via US 58 Bus.) – Stuart, HillsvilleParkway and US 58 grade-separated; two-quadrant interchange with US 58 Bus.
county line
Willis Gap192.1309.2 SR 771 (Willis Gap Road)
Carroll199.0320.3 SR 608 (Lightning Ridge Road)
199.2320.6 SR 608 (Ranger Road)
Fancy Gap199.4320.9
US 52 to I-77 – Mt. Airy, Hillsville
Two-quadrant interchange
GraysonLow Gap215.7347.1 SR 89 – Mt. Airy, GalaxOne-quadrant interchange

Blue Ridge Parkway south
North Carolina state line; southern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ "Some Highways to Receive New Route Numbers". The Danville Bee. January 4, 1935. p. 3. Retrieved January 21, 2020 – via
  2. ^ "2016 Traffic Data". Virginia Department of Transportation. 2016. Retrieved November 24, 2017.

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