Virginia State Route 97

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State Route 97

Pipers Gap Road
Route information
Maintained by VDOT
Length9.16 mi[1] (14.74 km)
Major junctions
West end SR 89 in Galax
East end SR 608 / SR 620 at Blue Ridge Parkway
CountryUnited States
CountiesCity of Galax, Grayson, Carroll
Highway system
SR 96 SR 98

State Route 97 (SR 97) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. Known as Pipers Gap Road, the state highway runs 9.16 miles (14.74 km) from SR 89 in Galax east to SR 608 and SR 620 next to the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Route description

View south along SR 97 south of SR 608 in southwestern Carroll County

SR 97 begins at an intersection with SR 89 (Main Street) in the independent city of Galax. The state highway heads east and immediately exits the city limits and enters Grayson County. SR 97 parallels Chestnut Creek until the highway enters Carroll County, then follows Wards Mill Branch to its source near the hamlet of Pipers Gap. The state highway continues southeast to the hamlet of Drenn adjacent to Pipers Gap, the wind gap of the Blue Ridge Mountains at the Eastern Continental Divide. There, SR 775 (Chances Creek Road) continues straight while SR 97 turns south to its eastern terminus at the intersection of SR 608 (Mt. Carroll Road) and SR 620 (Lambsburg Road). SR 620 continues southeast under the Blue Ridge Parkway overpass to descend the eastern side of the Blue Ridge. SR 608 heads southwest to an intersection with the Blue Ridge Parkway.[1][2]

Major intersections

CarrollPipers Gap0.000.00
SR 608 (Misty Trail) / SR 620 (Lambsburg Road) to Blue Ridge Parkway
Southern terminus
SR 775 (Chances Creek Road) to I-77
to SR 148
GraysonNo major intersections
City of Galax9.1614.74 SR 89 (Main Street)Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c "2010 Traffic Data". Virginia Department of Transportation. 2010. Retrieved 2011-10-20.
  2. ^ Google (2011-10-20). "Virginia State Route 97" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-10-20.

External links

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