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Photo: US 19-460 Business entering Tazewell (photo by Mapmikey 8/1/08)


From: Blacksburg (Montgomery County)
To:  Christiansburg (Montgomery County)
Total Length: 14.18 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 460: 0 - 0
VA 412: 2.75 - 2.75
US 460: 3.58 - 6.33
VA 114: 2.02 - 8.35
US 460: 0.66 - 9.01
VA 111: 0.29 - 9.30
US 11 SB: 1.66 - 10.96
VA 111: 1.21 - 12.17
US 460: 0.86 - 13.03
I-81 (exit 118), US 11 NB, US 460: 1.15 - 14.18
Creation: US 460 Business for Blacksburg and Christiansburg started out as separate business routes for each town, Blacksburg appeared in Feb 1969 (CTB) when US 460 was placed on new expressway west of Blacksburg and Christiansburg in Oct 1966 (CTB) when a new freeway was built to the east of town.
Adjustments: In 2002, the Blacksburg US 460 Business was extended south to VA 114.
In 2003, the two business routes were connected when the freeway connecting the two bypasses was completed.
In 2004, US 460 Business was extended east along US 11 to its current end when US 460 was routed across US 11 to I-81 directly.
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; All multilaned except the northern 2 miles and a small section south of VA 412, since its inception.
Posted:  Fully posted; several cutouts remain in Christiansburg as of Dec 2008.
US 460 Business is not well posted in Blacksburg except at its endpoints and not at all at VA 412.
Multiplexes:  US 11 (3.22 mi)
Legislative names:  Lee Highway, US 11 duplex (designation 3/20/22 predates US 460)
Other names:  Main St (Blacksburg); N. Franklin St/E Main St/Roanoke St (Christiansburg)
Scenic Byway:  no segments
Comment: US 460 Business is a very busy corridor.
1970 Official
Separate Business routes
2004 Official
Connected Business routes


From: Pamplin C.H. (Appomattox County)
To:  Shields (Prince Edward County)
Total Length: 2.77 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 460: 0 - 0
VA 47: 0.88 - 0.88
Prince Edward-Appomattox Line: 0.25 - 1.13
US 460: 1.64 - 2.77
Creation: US 460 Business for Pamplin C.H. appeared in Oct 1969 (CTB) when US 460 was placed on new expressway north of town.
Adjustments: None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Posted:  Fully posted;
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  Colonial Trail (desgination 3/24/30 predates US 460)
Other names:  Pamplin Rd
Scenic Byway:  no segments
Comment: US 460 Business follows original VA 10 through Pamplin.
1970 Official

From:  Burkeville (Nottoway County)
To:  Burkeville (Nottoway County)
Total Length:  1.13 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 360, US 460, US 460 Bus BEGIN: 0 - 0
US 360, US 460, US 460 Bus END: 1.13 - 1.13
Creation: Designated November 1969 as a renumbering of mainline US 360-460 through Burkeville
Adjustments: None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Posted:  Fully posted;
Multiplexes:  US 360 Bus (entire route)
Legislative names:  Patrick Henry Highway, entire route (2/18/28 designation predates US 460);
Other names:  None
Scenic Byway:  no segments
Comment:Burkeville is pretty sleepy for a town shown on a sign in Reedville, 136 miles away!
US 360-460 Bus view
Photo: US 360-460 Business in Burkeville


From: City of Bedford
To:  City of Bedford
Total Length: 2.45 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 221, US 221 Bus BEGIN, US 460: 0 - 0
VA 122 Bus SB: 1.08 - 1.08
US 221 Bus NB, VA 43 NB, VA 122 Bus NB: 0.19 - 1.27
VA 43 SB: 0.08 - 1.27
US 221 NB, VA 122 NB: 1.10 - 2.37
US 221 SB, US 460, VA 122 SB: 0.08 - 2.45
Creation: US 460 Business for Bedford appeared in Dec 1970 (CTB) when US 460 was placed on the existing VA 297 bypass of Bedford. The western half had been US 460; the eastern half had been VA 297 Bus.
Adjustments: None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; western half multilaned upon inception.
Posted:  Fully posted; Cutouts removed in early 90s.
Multiplexes:  US 221 Bus (entrie length)
US 221 Bus, VA 122 (0.19 mi)
VA 43 (0.08 mi)
US 221, VA 122 (0.08 mi)
Legislative names:  Colonial Trail, US 221 duplex (designation 3/24/30 predates US 460)
Other names:  Main St.
Scenic Byway:  no segments
Comment: The west half of US 460 Business follows original VA 10.
1975 Official
VA 460 error leftover from VA 297

 


From: Richlands (Tazewell County)
To:  Cedar Bluff (Tazewell County)
Total Length: 4.24 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 460, VA 67 SB: 0 - 0
VA 67 NB: 0.85 - 0.85
US 460: 1.14 - 1.99
US 460: 2.25 - 4.24
Creation: US 460 Business for Richlands and Cedar Bluff appeared in Aug 1973 when US 460 was placed on new freeway north of Richlands and south of Cedar Bluff.
Adjustments: None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Posted:  Fully posted
Multiplexes:  VA 67 (0.85 mi)
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Front St (EB)/2nd St (WB)
Scenic Byway:  no segments
Comment: US 460 Business splits onto one-way routings in central Richlands, which based on the age of the signage happened while still mainline US 460.
1976 Official
Bonus US 19 error!

 


From: City of Suffolk
To:  Magnolia (City of Suffolk)
Total Length: 8.08 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 13, US 58, US 460, VA 32: 0 - 0
VA 10 NB, VA 32 Bus NB: 1.11 - 1.11
US 13 Bus SB, US 58 Bus WB, VA 10 SB, VA 32 Bus SB: 1.58 - 2.69
VA 337: 2.48 - 5.17
US 13, US 58, US 460: 1.22 - 6.29
Creation: US 460 Business for Suffolk appeared in Aug 1973 (CTB) when US 460 was placed on new freeway north of town.
Adjustments: None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; Entire route was multilaned already upon designation
Posted:  Fully posted; Some postings are on LGS.
Multiplexes:  VA 10, VA 32 Bus (1.11 mi)
US 13 Bus, US 58 Bus (2.82 mi)
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Main St/Constance Rd/Portsmouth Blvd
Scenic Byway:  no segments
Comment: US 460 Business appeared before other Suffolk Business routes because the freeway didn't extend west of US 460 at first.
1974 Official
US 460 with the Suffolk bypass to itself


From: Wittens Fort (Tazewell County)
To:  Drytown (Tazewell County)
Total Length: 8.08 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 19, US 460: 0 - 0
VA 91: 1.58 - 1.58
VA 16 SB: 0.27 - 1.85
VA 16 ALT: 1.75 - 3.60
VA 16 NB: 1.25 - 4.85
VA 61: 1.65 - 6.50
US 19, US 460: 1.58 - 8.08
Creation: US 460 Business for Tazewell appeared in 1974 when US 19-460 was placed on new freeway north of town.
Adjustments: None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Posted:  Fully posted; numerous cutouts remain within Tazewell proper as of 2008.
Multiplexes:  US 19 (entrie length)
Us 19, VA 16 (3.00 mi)
Legislative names:  Trail of the Lonesome Pine, entire route (designation 3/24/30 predates US 460)
Other names:  Main St/Fincastle Tpk
Scenic Byway:  Entire route (since 3/8/93)
Comment: US 460 Business follows much of the original VA 11 through Tazewell.
1976 Official

 


From: Nottoway C.H. (Nottoway County)
To:  near Wellville (Nottoway County)
Total Length: 10.14 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 460: 0 - 0
VA 40 WB: 6.48 - 6.48
VA 40 EB: 0.59 - 7.07
US 460: 3.17 - 10.14
Creation: US 460 Business for Nottoway CH and Blackstone appeared in 1976 when US 460 was placed on new expressway north of town.
Adjustments: None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; no multilane segments
Posted:  Fully posted; In Blackstone there were a couple older unisigns as of 2008.
Multiplexes:  VA 40 (0.59 mi)
Legislative names:  Colonial Trail, entire route (designation 3/24/30 predates US 460)
Other names:  Old Nottoway Hwy, Church St/Main St (Blackstone)
Scenic Byway:  no segments
Comment: Blackstone is a real place with an actual downtown area.
1976 Official

 


From: New London (Campbell County)
To:  City of Lynchburg
Total Length: 11.56 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 460: 0 - 0
Lynchburg-Campbell Line: 3.36 - 3.36
US 501: 2.13 - 5.49
VA 163 SB: 1.15 - 6.64
VA 163 NB: 1.19 - 7.83
US 221 SB: 0.57 - 8.40
US 501 Bus NB: 0.67 - 9.07
US 29 Bus, US 221 END: 0.59 - 9.63
VA 128: 1.22 - 10.85
US 29, US 460, US 501, US 501 Bus END: 0.71 - 11.56
Creation: US 460 Business for Lynchburg appeared in 1976 as a renumbering of VA 126, a duplex with US 29 Bus, new primary routing on Fort Ave, and a duplex with US 221 and US 501.
Adjustments: In 1981, US 460 Bus (with US 221 and US 501) was removed from a one-way split between 12th St and US 29 Lynchburg Expressway. WB traffic had been using Buchanan and either 14th or 15th St.
In 1988, US 460 Bus was extended southwest, replacing mainline US 460 which was moved to the existing VA 224 freeway.
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; Entire route was multilaned already upon designation
Posted:  Fully posted, almost exclusively as unisigns within Lynchburg.
Multiplexes:  VA 163 (1.19 mi)
US 221 (0.67 mi)
US 221, US 501 Bus (0.59 mi)
US 501 Bus (1.93 mi)
Legislative names:  Colonial Trail, US 221/US 501 Bus duplexes (designation 3/24/30 predates US 460)
Other names:  Timberlake Rd, Fort Ave, 12th St, Kemper St, Campbell Ave
Scenic Byway:  no segments
Comment: Southwest of US 221 had never been part of US 460.
1977 Official
Original US 460 Bus in Lynchburg
1989 Official
Expanded US 460 Business

 


From: Dowdy Corner (Prince Edward County)
To:  east of Farmville (Prince Edward County)
Total Length: 7.13 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 15 SB, US 460: 0 - 0
US 15 NB, US 15 Bus BEGIN: 0.24 - 0.24
US 15 Bus SB, VA 45: 4.12 - 4.36
US 460: 2.77 - 7.13
Creation: US 460 Business for Farmville appeared in Aug 1977 (CTB) when the eastern half of the Farmville Bypass was completed.
Adjustments: None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; brief multilaning near WCL of Farmville.
Posted:  Fully posted, cutouts removed in mid-90s.
Multiplexes:  US 15 (0.24 mi)
US 15 Bus (4.12 mi)
Legislative names:  Colonial Trail (designation 3/24/30 predates US 460)
Other names:  3rd St (Farmville)
Scenic Byway:  no segments
Comment: The western half of US 460 Business does not follow original VA 10, which used SR 695.
1978 Official


From: Pearisburg (Giles County)
To:  Ripplemead (Giles County)
Total Length: 3.46 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 460: 0 - 0
VA 100 NB: 0.60 - 0.60
VA 100 SB: 0.38 - 0.98
US 460: 2.48 - 3.46
Creation: US 460 Business for Pearisburg appeared in 1981 when US 460 was placed on new freeway north of town. The piece of US 460 Business north of VA 100 was not part of US 460 before.
Adjustments: None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; Multilane east of VA 100 since inception.
Posted:  Fully posted; 3 cutout shields remain on VA 100 NB and 1 is SB as of 2008.
Multiplexes:  VA 100 (0.38 mi)
Legislative names:  Wysor Highway, VA 100 duplex (since 3/24/55)
Other names:  Main St, Wenonah Ave
Scenic Byway:  no segments
Comment: None
1982 Official

 


From: near Jack (Dinwiddie County)
To:  City of Petersburg
Total Length: 10.97 miles  
ROUTE LOG
I-85 SB (exit 61): 0 - 0
US 1 SB: 0.17 - 0.17
VA 142: 1.55 - 1.72
I-85 (exit 63), US 460: 0.25 - 1.97
VA 319: 0.60 - 2.57
VA 226: 0.62 - 3.19
VA 357: 0.25 - 3.44
VA 319: 0.08 - 3.52
Petersburg-Dinwiddie Line: 0.12 - 3.64
VA 36 WB: 2.38 - 6.02
US 301 ALT SB: 0.20 - 6.22
US 1 NB, US 301 ALT NB: 0.20 - 6.42
I-95 (exit 52): 0.20 - 6.62
US 301 NB, VA 36 EB: 0.30 - 6.92
US 301 SB: 1.07 - 7.99
VA 109: 0.82 - 8.81
US 460, VA 106: 2.16 - 10.97
Creation: US 460 Business for Petersburg appeared in 1990 when US 460 was placed on I-85 and I-95 in the area. Originally, the US 460 Bus eastern end was just southeast of the US 301 split, very close to I-95.
Adjustments: About 2007, US 460 Business was extended southeast to VA 106 when US 460 was re-routed to use Wagner Rd.
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; US 460 Business was multilaned between I-85 and US 1 and also from the one-way splits near WCL Petersburg east back to US 460.
The Winfield Rd portion of US 460 Business is now a 2-lane road on the old 4-lane undivided pavement. I do not know if this regression came before or after the 460 Business designation.
Posted:  Fully posted; IIRC I saw an erroneous US 460 ALT shield EB where it transitions from VA 36 to US 301
Multiplexes:  US 1 (6.02 mi)
US 1, VA 36 (0.20 mi)
US 1, US 301 ALT, VA 36 (0.20 mi)
VA 36 (0.5 mi)
US 301 (1.07 mi)
Legislative names:  Colonial Trail (designation 3/24/30 predates US 460); Jefferson Davis Hwy, US 1 duplex (designation 3/17/22 predates US 460); Blue Star Memorial Hwy, US 301 duplex (since 2/24/48)
Other names:  Airport St (I-85 to US 1); Boydton Plank Rd (Dinwiddie County); Washington St (WB)/Wythe St (EB), Crater Rd, Winfield Rd (WB only), County Dr
Scenic Byway:  no segments
Comment: The US 460 Bus EB route cannot turn left onto Winfield Rd from US 301 SB and instead must continue to I-95 SB ramps which has a ramp to what had been mainline US 460's route off I-95 onto County Dr. US 460 WB is much more direct to make this connection.
1991 Official


From: Appomattox (Appomattox County)
To:  Appomattox (Appomattox County)
Total Length: 2.11 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 460, VA 24, VA 26: 0 - 0
VA 131 NB: 0.28 - 0.28
VA 131 SB: 0.07 - 0.35
VA 131: 0.71 - 1.06
US 460: 1.05 - 2.11
Creation: US 460 Business for Appomattox appeared in 1993 when US 460 was placed on new freeway north of town.
Adjustments: None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception; multilane on the western end only
Posted:  Fully posted;
Multiplexes:  VA 131 (0.07 mi)
Legislative names:  Colonial Trail (designation 3/24/30 predates US 460)
Other names:  Pamplin Rd
Scenic Byway:  no segments
Comment: US 460 Business has the distinction of 3 different intersections involving VA 131.
1994 Official


From: Grundy (Buchanan County)
To:  Grundy (Buchanan County)
Total Length: 0.8 miles  
ROUTE LOG
US 460, VA 83: 0 - 0
US 460, VA 83: 0.80 - 0.80
Creation: US 460 Business for Grundy appeared around 2014 when US 460/VA 83 was placed on newly constructed roadway a little sutheast of Grundy. The Busines route centers around SR 615 Levisa St.
Adjustments: None
Improvements:  Paved upon inception
Posted:  Fully posted;
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  unknown
Scenic Byway:  no segments
Comment: US 460 Business serves most of the chain businesses associated with Grundy.
US 460 Bus Grundy
photo by H.B. Elkins, March 2014

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