US 501 ALT
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US 501 ALT  not currently assigned
Previous US 501 ALT's:



US 501 ALT #1: Appeared about 1936 as a renumbering of mainline US 501 through central Lynchburg. Initially the route began at US 501 Campbell Ave and used 12th St Main St, Rivermont Rd and Bedford Ave out to Boonsboro Rd.
Around 1947, US 501 ALT was put on one-way splits in northern Lynchburg, using Bedford Rd (SB) and Rivermont Rd (NB).

1935 Official
Initial Lynchburg routing of US 501
1935 Official
1946 Official
US 501 ALT original route
1946 Official
1947 Official
US 501 ALT split north of town
1946 Official

Around 1955, US 501 ALT was put on one-way splits in Lynchburg using 12th St (NB) and 5th St (SB)
In Sept 1959 (CTB), US 501 ALT was removed from 12th St and was using only 5th St. This changed the south terminus of US 501 ALT.
In 1963, US 501 ALT returned to just using Bedford Ave in northern Lynchburg.

1957 Official
US 501 ALT using 5th/12th
1957 Official
1961 Official
US 501 ALT using 5th only
1961 Official
1963 Official
US 501 ALT split north of town gone
1963 Official

About 1989, US 501 ALT was decommissioned to non-primary status except for 5th St which remained US 29 Business (now VA 163).

US 501 ALT #2: Appears in the 1957 VDOT Route Log but not the 1951 log, although it appears on the 1946 Rockbridge County map. Ran along Sycamore Ave through downtown Buena Vista, one block west of mainline US 501.
In 2004, US 501 was realigned along the alignment of US 501 ALT.
The 2018 traffic log erroneously suggests US 501 ALT still exists.
US 501 ALT was not posted as far back as the early 1990s which was my first foray into Buena Vista.
1946 Rockbridge County
US 501 ALT #2
1946 Rockbridge County


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