VA 337 ALT
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VA 337
VA 337 alt view
Photo: VA 337 ALT posting along Brambleton Ave WB at Church St (1950s photo courtesy Norfolk State University, Norfolk VA)

From: City of Portsmouth
To: City of Norfolk
Total Length: 2.29 miles  

US 460 ALT, VA 337: 0 - 0
US 17: 1.05 - 1.05
US 58 WB, VA 141: 1.24 - 2.29

Creation: Appeared March 1968 (CTB) as a renumbering of US 58 ALT, plus a bit of new primary north of High St. This is the 3rd VA 337 ALT.
Adjustments: In Aug 2014, Harbor Dr was permanently closed between Turnpike Rd and High St. VA 337 ALT used Harbor Dr to get to the US 58/VA 141 interchange. The closure was necessary because the VA 164 extension (Martin Luther King, Jr Expwy) is being built directly on top of Harbor Dr. It is not clear what VA 337 ALT does now. Google maps showed it following County St east to Elm St south to VA 337 but no longer shows 337 ALT at all. Street View from 2019 shows a VA 337 East (no ALTERNATE banner) past the VA 164 overpass at Constitution Ave, but no other postings past there.
Improvements:  Paved since inception; No multilane segments.
Posting: Fully posted although was not from US 58 or VA 141 itself when it still went there. Error US 337 ALT shields at Alexanders Corner installed since 2012 are still present in 2019 GMSV.
Multiplexes:  None
Legislative names:  None
Other names:  Turnpike Rd. (solo 337 ALT); Martin Luther King, Jr. Freeway (US 58 duplex)
Scenic Byway:  No segments
Comment: VA 337 ALT does not appear on VDOT Officials at all. US 58 ALT was shown through the 1974 issue.
It would make some sense, if the 337 ALT designation were still desired to have it continue down County St to Elm Ave south back to VA 337.

1945 Norfolk County
VA 287 on Turnpike Rd
1945 Norfolk County
2004 VDOT County Atlas
VA 337 ALT replaces VA 287
2004 VDOT County Atlas

From: City of Norfolk
To: City of Norfolk
Total Length: 1.49 miles  

I-264 (exit 9), US 460 ALT, VA 337: 0 - 0
US 58, VA 337: 1.49 - 1.49

Creation: Created Dec 1980 (CTB) and first appears on Official maps in 1988 when the Downtown Norfolk inset was first included. This is the 4th VA 337 ALT. VA 337 ALT was originally on split alignments from Brambleton, with SB using Duke St and NB using Boush St.
In the early 2000s, Boush St was reconstructed Boush St as a 2-way, 4-lane divided street all the way to Brambleton Ave. VA 337 SB was removed from Duke St beginning with the 2011 VDOT Traffic Log. However Official maps through at least 2014 do not show this change.
Posting: None
Comments: Boush St. and Waterside Dr. in downtown Norfolk. Curiously, the Norfolk route effectively "overlaps" the Portsmouth route.
Starting with the 2012 Official the route is erroneously labeled as VA 334 ALT.

VA 337 ALT #3 (1988)
1988 Official
VA 334 ALT
VA 334 ALT error
2012-2014 Official

Previous VA 337 ALT's:
VA 337 ALT #1: Created in April 1947 (CTB Minutes) as a posted route not officially in the primary system. Was a loop off VA 337 in South Norfolk, using Bainbridge Ave and South Main St.
In Feb 1951 (CTB), VA 337 ALT was "extended" north across the Berkley Bridge during the construction phase.
In March 1953 (CTB), the VA 337 ALT designation over the Berkley Bridge was changed to mainline VA 337.
In May 1953 (CTB), VA 337 was rerouted to replace the rest of VA 337 ALT.
It appears on 1952 and 1953 official maps.
VA 337 ALT #2: Created in May 1953 (CTB). Began at VA 337 Bainbridge Ave in South Norfolk and followed US 460 Poindexter east, then northwest with US 460/VA 170 along Campostella/Brambleton to end at VA 337 Bank St.
It appears that this went away with the Nov 1957 rerouting of VA 337 in Norfolk, although it appears on the 1958 Norfolk County map.

VA 337 (1951 Norfolk County)
VA 337 ALT #1
1951 Norfolk County
1952 AASHO Application
VA 337 ALT #1 extension across future Berkley Bridge
1952 AASHO Application
1957 Norfolk County
VA 337 ALT replaced by VA 337
VA 337 ALT #2 route shown
1957 Norfolk County

VA 337 ALT #5?: A. Froehlig reports a VA 337 ALT sign exists on US 460/VA 166 EB at the VA 246 intersection (Librty St.) Another posting exists on the US 460-VA 166 turn from Liberty NB onto Wilson NB. No postings seem to exist anywhere else. I saw this in 1991, but thought it was somewhere slightly different when I first wrote about it in this site.

VA 337 ALT
VA 337 ALT in South Norfolk? This sign has since been removed
Will Weaver, 2/15/08
VA 337 ALT
A second posting of VA 337 ALT in South Norfolk
GMSV, July 2012

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