Virginia State Route 54

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State Route 54

Route information
Maintained by VDOT
Length18.67 mi[1] (30.05 km)
Major junctions
West end US 33 in Montpelier
Major intersections
East end US 301 / SR 2 in Hanover Courthouse
CountryUnited States
Highway system
SR 53 SR 55

State Route 54 (SR 54) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. Known for most of its length as Patrick Henry Road, the state highway runs 18.67 miles (30.05 km) from U.S. Route 33 (US 33) in Montpelier east to US 301/SR 2 in Hanover Courthouse. SR 54 is the main east–west highway of Hanover County, connecting the western part of the county and the county seat with the central town of Ashland, where the highway meets US 1 and Interstate 95 (I-95).

Route description

View west at the east end of SR 54 at US 301/SR 2 in Hanover Courthouse

SR 54 begins at an intersection with US 33 (Mountain Road) just east of Montpelier. The state highway heads east as two-lane Patrick Henry Road, which intersects Scotchtown Road. Scotchtown Road heads north toward Scotchtown, the estate of Patrick Henry. SR 54 heads southeast and crosses the South Anna River and Kings Pond, an impoundment of Falling Creek, before entering the town of Ashland, where the highway becomes Thompson Street. The state highway intersects CSX's RF&P Subdivision just south of the Ashland Amtrak station. SR 54 continues east as England Street, a three-lane road with center turn lane, and passes to the south of the campus of Randolph-Macon College. The state highway expands to a six-lane divided highway at US 1 (Washington Highway) and passes through a commercial area between the U.S. Highway and the state highway's partial cloverleaf interchange with I-95. East of the Interstate, SR 54 reduces to two lanes and leaves the town of Ashland, becoming Patrick Henry Road again. The state highway intersects CSX's Piedmont Subdivision before reaching its eastern terminus at US 301/SR 2 (Hanover Courthouse Highway) within the Hanover County Courthouse Historic District.[1][2]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Hanover County.

0.000.00 US 33 (Mountain Road) – Richmond, HarrisonburgWestern terminus
Ashland12.4520.04 US 1 (Washington Highway)
13.0420.99 I-95 – Washington, RichmondExit 92 (I-95)
Hanover18.6730.05 US 301 / SR 2 (Hanover Courthouse Road) / SR 1004 (Fire House Road) – Fredericksburg, Bowling Green, Hanover, Hanover TavernEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c "Daily Traffic Volume Estimates Jurisdiction Report: Hanover County" (PDF). Virginia Department of Transportation. 2009. Retrieved 2011-07-21.
  2. ^ Google (2011-07-26). "Virginia State Route 54" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-07-26.

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