Virginia State Route 89

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State Route 89

Route information
Maintained by VDOT
Length7.85 mi[1] (12.63 km)
Major junctions
South end NC 89 near Galax
Major intersections SR 97 in Galax
North end US 58 / US 221 in Galax
CountryUnited States
CountiesGrayson, City of Galax
Highway system
SR 87 SR 90

State Route 89 (SR 89) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. The state highway runs 7.85 miles (12.63 km) from the North Carolina state line, where the highway continues as North Carolina Highway 89 (NC 89), north to U.S. Route 58 (US 58) and US 221 in Galax.

Route description

View north along SR 89 north of SR 865 in Galax

SR 89 begins at the North Carolina state line a short distance south of Low Gap, where the highway crosses the Eastern Continental Divide. The highway continues south as NC 89, which descends the Blue Ridge Mountains to the community of Lowgap in the valley of the Fisher River. After entering the watershed of the New River, SR 89 crosses the West Fork of Chestnut Creek and has an interchange with the Blue Ridge Parkway, which provides access to the Blue Ridge Music Center to the east. North of the parkway, the state highway intersects SR 613 (Edmonds Road), which leads west to Big Spring Bog Natural Area Preserve. SR 89 heads straight north as Skyline Highway to McCarmant Hill, where the highway leaves Grayson County and enters the independent city of Galax as Main Street. The state highway crosses Chestnut Creek twice before meeting the western end of SR 97 (Pipers Gap Road). SR 89 heads through downtown Galax before reaching its northern terminus at US 58 and US 221 (Stuart Drive).[1][2]


The whole route was added to the state highway system in 1928 as State Route 117.[3] It was renumbered State Route 96 in the 1933 renumbering, and in the 1940 renumbering it was renumbered State Route 89 to match North Carolina Highway 89.[4]

Major intersections

NC 89 east – Mt. Airy, Winston-Salem
North Carolina state line; southern terminus
Low Gap Blue Ridge ParkwayInterchange
City of Galax6.159.90
SR 97 east (Pipers Gap Road) – Pipers Gap

SR 89 Truck north (Lineberry Road) to US 58
US 58 / US 221 (Stuart Drive) to I-77
Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

VA 89 Truck

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State Route 89 Truck


Virginia State Route 89 Truck in Galax, Virginia is Meadow Street from SR 89, one block north of the western terminus of SR 97 to US 58/US 221. It runs entirely along the east bank of Chestnut Creek.


  1. ^ a b c "2010 Traffic Data". Virginia Department of Transportation. 2010. Retrieved 2011-10-19.
  2. ^ Google (2011-10-19). "Virginia State Route 89" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-10-19.
  3. ^ "Minutes of the Meeting of the State Highway Commission of Virginia Held in Richmond, Virginia, September 27, 1928" (PDF). (409 KiB), page 10
  4. ^ "Minutes of the Meeting of the State Highway Commission of Virginia, Held in Richmond, October 10, 1940" (PDF). (332 KiB), page 13

External links

SR 116 District 1 State Routes
SR 118 >