US 301 ALT
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US 301 ALT
Photo: US 301 ALT beginning in Petersburg (photo by Mapmikey 4/24/07)

From:  City of Petersburg
To:  City of Petersburg
Total Length:  2.96 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 301: 0 - 0
US 1 SB, US 460 Bus WB, VA 36 WB: 2.23 - 2.23
US 460 Bus EB, VA 36 EB: 0.20 - 2.43
US 301 SB, VA 36 EB: 0.45 - 2.88
US 1 NB, US 301 NB, VA 36 WB: 0.08 - 2.96
Creation: Appeared as the 2nd US 301 ALT in Aug 1951 (CTB) as a renumbering of mainline US 301 through southern Petersburg. This was a route swap with the first US 301 ALT.
Adjustments: None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; very brief multilane portions at each end.
Posted:  Fully posted; posted route does not follow "official" route. 301 ALT NB is posted to follow Adams St north to the Appomattox River.
Multiplexes:  US 1, US 460 Bus, VA 36 (0.20 mi)
US 1 (0.45 mi)
US 1, US 301, VA 36 (0.08 mi)
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Sycamore St, [Wythe/Jefferson/3rd/Bollingbrook NB; Adams/Washington SB]
Scenic Byway:  no segments
Comment: US 301 ALT runs mostly through residential parts of southern Petersburg.
US 301 ALT is blown off by I-85 but it is possible to see a US 301 ALT shield south of the overpass from I-85.
Previous US 301 ALT's:


US 301 ALT #1: Appeared Jan 1945 (CTB) explicitly defined to use Crater Rd from Sycamore (then-US 301) over to US 460, then with US 460 and VA 36 to reach the Appomattox River bridge and mainline 301. The section from US 301 to US 460 on Crater Rd was a replacement for VA 299. This may have started out as VA 301 ALT first.
In Aug 1951 (CTB), US 301 ALT was renumbered as mainline US 301.
US 301 ALT is shown but not labeled on official maps (Petersburg insets did not exist during these years)

1946 Prince George County
VA 301 ALT first?
1946 Prince George County
1951 Prince George County
US 301 ALT for sure
1951 Prince George County
1959 Official
US 301 ALT and US 301 swap routes
1959 Official


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