VA 52 
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Old VA 52
Photo: VA 52's old 1929 routing south of Wakefield at today's SR 600 (right) and SR 628 (ahead). VA 52 changed roads here. (photo by Mapmikey 1/21/08)
U.S. 52
VA 52  not currently assigned
Previous VA 58's:

1932 ROUTE LOG
VA 10: 0 - 0
VA 48: 24 - 24
VA 510: 9 - 33
VA 508: 8 - 41
VA 507: 16 - 57
VA 10: 10 - 67

1934 ROUTE LOG
US 58, US 460: 0 - 0
VA 53: 4 - 4
NC STATE LINE: 18 - 22

VA 52 #1: Appeared in Aug 1928 (CTB) as new primary routing running from VA 10 Suffolk northwest via Windsor, Wakefield, and Waverly and ending 7.45 miles into Prince George County

VA 52 (1929 Official)
VA 52 #1 appears
1929 Official

In Aug 1929 (CTB), VA 52 was extended west 3.5 miles to New Bohemia. Also, VA 52 was rerouted between Wakefield to Zuni to use current US 460. The original route used SRs 628, 600, and 616 to below Ivor, then SRs 622 and 614 to Zuni. The SR 616 piece became an extended VA 508. A small bit of the SR 628 piece became/remained VA 510.
Also in this timeframe, VA 52 was given US 460's routing east of Windsor instead of today's SR 636.

VA 52 (1930 Official)
VA 52 straightened out Wakefield to Zuni
1930 Official


In Dec 1930 (CTB), VA 52 was extended 4.47 miles northwest of New Bohemia
In July 1932 (CTB), VA 52 was extended to VA 10 (now just Bank St) in Petersburg
In July 1933 (CTB), VA 52 was renumbered as US 460.
VA 52 #2: Appeared in July 1933 as a renumbering of VA 505, running from US 58-460 (now VA 337) Suffolk south to the North Carolina line.
In October 1934, VA 52 was renumbered as an extended VA 10. Today it is VA 32 except it used Saratoga Street in central Suffolk.
It is surprising such a direct route from Petersburg to Suffolk was not in the original highway system, even though the railroad was already established and the towns existed. Current VA 35 and VA 10 were instead established as the corridors from the Tidewater area to Petersburg and ultimately Richmond.
VA 53 (1933 Official)
VA 52 #2
1933 Official

 


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