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BGS's and Overheads | Shields and Other Signs | Road Scenes & Misc.


BGS's and Overheads
Photo Link & Description
Photographer & Date Taken
Overheads for VA 195, 'To' I-195/64 and US 60 East; Downtown Richmond.  This set of overheads replaced a set of vintage signs (Bill Manning; March 2000) that once stood here. Will Weaver; 2007
Overheads for Richmond International Airport, I-95 and US 1 (Exits 43A-D) and Woodman Rd North (Exit 45A) on I-295; Glen Allen. Will Weaver; 2007
Overhead for US 33 (Exits 185A-B) on I-64 East; Richmond. Will Weaver; 2007
Overheads for VA Toll 895 East, I-95, and US 1/301 on VA 150 South; Richmond.  This is approaching the Southern Terminus of VA 150. Will Weaver; 2007
Overhead for Witchduck Rd. (Exit 16) on I-264 East; Virginia Beach. Will Weaver; 2007
Clearview overheads for I-81 (Exits 1A-B) on I-381 North; Bristol Chris Yoder
Guide sign for VA 262 and 'OLD' VA 275' on I-81 North (Exit 225); Staunton.  With the completion of the entire Staunton Loop - VA 262 took over for the former VA 275. Mike Roberson; January 26, 2007
Older 'TO' VA 174 overhead on VA 457 East; Martinsville.  The blank underneath the 'EAST' used to hold a VA 57 shield.  The blank under the 'TO' was a US 58 shield.  The VA 174 shield replaced a VA 108 shield. Mike Roberson; September 23, 2006
Older overheads for 'TO' South US 11/221, North US 220, and 'TO' Jefferson St. on Business US 220 NB; Roanoke. Mike Roberson; October 26, 2006
Older overhead guide signs for I-495 on VA 123 West; McLean. Doug Kerr; September 25, 2005
Overhead for Coleman Bridge Toll Plaza on US 17 North;Yorktown. Doug Kerr; May 28, 2006
Overheads for I-64 East and I-64 West/VA 134 North on US 258 South; Hampton. Doug Kerr; May 28, 2006
Guide sign for VA 199 and 'TO' I-64 on US 60 East; Williamsburg. Doug Kerr; September 24, 2006
Overhead for I-464 South (Exit 8) on I-264 East; Portsmouth.  This is at the entrance to the Downtown Tunnel. Doug Kerr; September 25, 2006
Guide sign for Alternate Truck Route to Business VA 234 North; Manassas.  The VA 234 shield is actually a newly made cutout. Mike Roberson; August 31, 2006
Guide sign for I-81 South and local Frontage Road; Winchester. Bill McDonough
Clearview overhead guide sign for Secondary Route 639 (Exit 110) on I-95 South; Ladysmith.  This is the first example of Clearview on the Virginia Gallery Page. Mike Roberson; May 6, 2006
Button copy overhead for US 1/301 on VA 195 West; Richmond.  There aren't too many of these left Mike Roberson; May 6, 2006
Overhead for Secondary Route 8900/Centrepoint Parkway and 'TO' US 1 (Exit 136) on I-95 North; Falmouth.  This exit just recently opened in 2005. Mike Roberson; March 31, 2006
Overheads for VA 28 on VA 234 South; Manassas. Mike Roberson; March 31, 2006
Overheads for I-664 and VA 135 on VA 164; Portsmouth. Bill Manning
Overheads for VA 288 North and VA 76 - Powhite Parkway on VA 288 North; Midloathian.  For many years Lucks Lane and the Powhite Parkway was the Northern Terminus of VA 288. Bill Manning
Overheads for VA 288 and US 60/I-64 on Tuckahoe Creek Parkway; West Creek. Bill Manning
Guide sign for US 15 on US 58; Clarksville.  This sign is on the recently opened US 58 Clarksville Bypass. Jimmy Storey; August 2005
Older guide signs for US 60 West and US 360; Richmond.  Notice the black outline on the shields. Jimmy Storey; July 2005
Custom overheads with a brown background for VA 7 on the grounds of McLean Bible Church; Vienna.  A very interesting private installation. Jimmy Storey; July 2005
Overheads for US 58/US 29 Business and VA 86 South; Danville.  This was taken prior to US 58 being moved onto the South Danville Bypass. Jimmy Storey; July 2003
Overheads for US 301/VA 35/156 (Exit 41) on I-95 South; Carson. JP Natsiatka; November 27, 2004
Overheads for US 58 (Exit 11A-B) on I-95 South; Emporia. JP Natsiatka; November 27, 2004
Overhead for US 58 East (Exit 11A) on I-95 South; Emporia. JP Natsiatka; November 27, 2004
Overheads for I-95 on US 58 West; Emporia. JP Natsiatka; November 27, 2004
Overheads for US 29 South and VA 299 South; Culpeper. Doug Kerr; June 6, 2004
Directional Overhead for I-95 and I-295 on I-95 South; Richmond.  What is unique about the sign is that Richmond is noted by a star and it shows the entire route of 295 and 95 as routes to Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Doug Kerr; June 5, 2004
Overheads for US 1/301 and upcoming exits on VA 195; Richmond. Doug Kerr; June 5, 2004
Overheads for US 52 South and VA 121 North (Exit 80) on I-81 North/I-77 South; Fort Chiswell.  This is where US 52 leaves I-77/81 and US 11. H.B. Elkins; June 2004
Guide sign for US 11 and 'TO' VA 37 / US 50/522 (Exit 317) on I-81 North; Winchester. H.B. Elkins; Summer 2004
Winchester Truck Route guide sign on VA 7 West; Winchester. H.B. Elkins; Summer 2004
Overheads for US 33 (Exits 247A-B) on I-81 South; Harrisonburg. H.B. Elkins; Summer 2004
Overheads for I-81 South and I-64 West (Exit 191); Staunton. H.B. Elkins; Summer 2004
Overheads for US 220A South/ 'TO' US 460 (Exit 150A) and US 220 North (Exit 150B) on I-81 South; Daleville.  US 220 South joins I-81 South at this interchange. H.B. Elkins; Summer 2004
Overheads for US 11 and 460 (Exits 118 A-C) on I-81 South; Christiansburg. H.B. Elkins; Summer 2004
Overheads for I-81 and US 11/VA 39 (Exit 55) on I-64 East; Lexington. H.B. Elkins; Summer 2004
Guide sign for US 60 East / VA 159 South and VA 311 (Exit 10) on I-64 West; Callaghan. H.B. Elkins; Summer 2004
Guide sign for secondary route 661 (Exit 7) on I-64 West; Callaghan. H.B. Elkins; Summer 2004
Overheads with cutout shields for US 11/17/50/522 and VA 7; Winchester.  Overheads like these along with cutouts are common along the streets of Winchester. Tim Reichard; May 2003
Overhead for I-77 North (Exit 72) on I-81 South/US 52 North; Wytheville.  Usually the route number is centered on any guide sign this has a left alignment could room have been made for I-74? Chris Curley; December 29, 2000
Overheads for I-81 South/US 52 North (Exit 40) and VA Secondary Route 610 on I-77 South; Wytheville. HB Elkins; October 22, 1999
Overheads for I-77 South/81 North/ US 52 South and I-81 South/ US 52 North (Exit 40) on I-77 South; Wytheville.  This is where I-77 joins I-81. HB Elkins; October 22, 1999
Overheads for I-77 South and US 52/VA 61 (Exit 64); Rocky Gap. HB Elkins; October 22, 1999
Overheads for I-64 and US 29 North; Charlottesville. Bill Manning; March 2001
Overheads for US 29/250 and I-64 on US 29 South; Charlottesville.  Located at where US 29 takes a western bypass of the city, these guide signs include the current symbol of the University of Virginia leading travelers to the University's athletic facilities Bill Manning; September 2000
Deteriorating Overhead for VA 197 East/ Laburnum Ave. on Westwood Ave.; Richmond. Bill Manning
Overhead for VA Toll 76 on VA 150; Richmond. Bill Manning; April 2000
Overheads for I-195 and VA 195 at the split at the end of VA 76; Richmond. Bill Manning
Overheads for I-295 (Exit 177) and US 250 West (Exit 178A) on I-64 West; Short Pump. Bill Manning
Overheads for I-95 South/I-64 East and I-195 South/I-64 West (Exit 79) on I-95 South; Richmond.  Although I-64 West and I-195 South share the same exit number, they do not share the same ramp. Bill Manning
Overheads for I-295 and 'TO' I-64/95 on US 33; near Richmond. Bill Manning
Overhead for Secondary Route 7900 and Directional Overhead for I-95/395/495; Springfield.  This photo was taken while Carter was traveling in the HOV lanes. Carter Buchanan; August 5, 2000
Overheads for Secondary Route 644 (Exits 169A-B) on I-95 South; Springfield. Carter Buchanan; August 12, 2000
Overheads for I-295 and Secondary Route 802 (Exit 89) on I-95 South; Elmont.  The guide sign for I-295 reads 'JCT 5 Miles' Carter Buchanan; August 12, 2000
Overheads for US 301 (Exit 82) and I64 West/I-195 South (Exit 79) on I-95 South; Richmond. Carter Buchanan; August 12, 2000
Overheads for US 1/301, VA 150 and 'TO' Toll VA 895/ I-95 on US 1/301 North; Bensley.  This is about one mile east of the VA 150/895 and I-95 Interchange. JP Nasiatka; August 29, 2003
Overheads for VA 288/ Toll VA 76, US 360 and I-95 on US 1/301 North; Chester. JP Nasiatka; August 29, 2003
Overhead for US 1 South; Richmond.  US 1 South changes allignment from Brook Road South to Azelia Avenue East at the Richmond City Line.  When a motorist turns left here a few blocks later, he will join US 301. JP Nasiatka; August 29, 2003
Overheads for VA 120 North and Crystal Drive; Arlington. JP Nasiatka; August 29, 2003
BGS for US 21 South and US 52 North (Exit 70) on I-81 South; Wytheville.  This marks the northern terminus of US 21. Michael Summa; 2003
White background guide sign for US 15/522 South and VA 3 East; Culpeper. Michael Summa; 2000
East VA 57 / 'To' US 58 overhead; Martinsville.  The Virginia State Route and US Highway shield have black outlines. Michael Summa; 1996
Overheads for I-81 and US 11 and US 460 East/Business (Exit 118C); Christiansburg.  Part of a massive and still growing interchange complex in the area. H.B. Elkins; Spring 2003
Overhead for I-77 South Charlotte (Exit 81) 1/2 mile on I-81 South, Fort Chiswell. Garrett Hayman; November 2002
Overheads for I-77 North / I-81 South / US 11 South and I-77 South (Exit 81); Fort Chiswell. Garrett Hayman; November 2002
Overheads for I-85, US 460 and US 1; Petersburg.  Taken from a truck stop on US 1/Business US 460.  This is where the Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike ended before the construction of I-85. JP Nasiatka; August 2002
Older overhead for US 33/1/301/250; Richmond.  It looks to me that these shields are on a black sign. JP Nasiatka; August 2002
Overheads at I-66 Interchange (Exit 300) with I-81 South; Middletown.  This is the western terminus of I-66. Brian LeBlanc; March 2002
Overheads at the beginning of the I-64 West/81 South Multiplex (Exit 221); Stauton.  Notice the I-64 Virginia shield used on one of the overheads. Brian LeBlanc; March 2002
Overheads at the 64 West/81 South Split (Exit 191); Lexington.  After being multiplexed for 30 miles.  I-64 heads west towards Covington. I-81 South to Roanoke. Brian LeBlanc; March 2002
Business US 17/1 VA 2 US 1 Overhead, Fredericksburg. Located at the Business and mainline US 1 split. JP Nasiatka; September 2001
Older Overheads at the same location.  Alternate US 1 is now US 1. JP Nasiatka; September 2001


Shields and Other Signs
Photo Link & Description
Photographer & Date Taken
Orange 'Detour' Secondary Route 656 shield.  Always neat to see a different color route shield. Seth Dunn; August 7, 2004
'End' VA 6, VA 161 unisign, and 'To' I-95 signs; Richmond. Will Weaver; 2007
North VA 271 shield; Short Pump. Will Weaver; 2007
VA 100 Uni-sign; Sylvatus. Mike Roberson; May 18, 2007
Older uni-sign with 'TO' South I-85 Virginia and I-95 South Virginia shields; Petersburg. Mike Roberson; April 24, 2007
Vintage 'JUNCTION' VA 316 shield; Greenbush. Mike Roberson; April 26, 2007
Older US 13 and West VA 183 shields; Exmore. Mike Roberson; April 26, 2007
Extremely rare and old T-631 Secondary Route shield; Eastville. Mike Roberson; April 26, 2007
Deteriorating VA 103 Uni-Sign; Claudeville. Mike Roberson; April 13, 2007
VA 97 uni-sign; Pipers Gap. Mike Roberson; April 13, 2007
Older US 21 North shield; Wytheville. Mike Roberson; April 13, 2007
VA 3, 'TO' I-95, South US 1, and South Bypass US 17 shields; Fredericksburg.  Check out the unique font for the '3'. Mike Roberson; March 17, 2007
Older VA 61 Uni-Sign; Narrows. Mike Roberson; March 10, 2007
Older 'TO' I-77/81 Virginia shields on US 11 North; Wytheville. Mike Roberson; March 10, 2007
Older VA 122 Uni-Sign; Sedalia. Mike Roberson; January 20, 2007
US 11 uni-sign; Buchanan. Mike Roberson; January 26, 2007
North VA 262 and OLD VA 275 shields; Staunton. Mike Roberson; January 26, 2007
Aging VA 40 uni-sign; Redwood. Mike Roberson; July 16, 2006
Crooked Road Heritage Sign on VA 40; Rocky Mount.  These also can be found on VA 8. Mike Roberson; July 16, 2006
Older US 58 uni-sign; Meadows of Dan. Mike Roberson; July 16, 2006
Older US 52 North shield; Hillsville. Mike Roberson; July 16, 2006
Secondary Route 636 and 'TO' VA 69 shields; Austinville. Mike Roberson; July 16, 2006
Uni-sign for US 501 and VA 360; Halifax.  The uni-sign replaced and corrected an erroneous shield combination captured by Jimmy Storey a few years earlier. Andrew Snyder; January 7, 2007
Aged 'Road Closed' sign on a former alignment of US 33; Rockingham County. Mike Roberson; January 17, 2007
VA 290 and North VA 42 shields; Dayton. Mike Roberson; January 17, 2007
Secondary Route 742/613, 'TO' US 33, and East VA 257 shields; Ottobine. Mike Roberson; January 17, 2007
North Va 37 and 'TO' North I-81 Virginia, North US 11, and North US 522 shields on US 50 West; Winchester. Bill McDonough; September 28, 2006
North US 11 with 'TO' East I-66 Virginia and I-81 North shields; Strasburg. Bill McDonough
East VA 55, 'TO' US 220/VA 57A, and Secondary Route 903 shields; Stanleytown. Mike Roberson; September 23, 2006
North Business VA 234 shield with distance guide sign; Manassas.  The destinations are I-66, US 29, and US 15, all three are represented in their respective shields. Mike Roberson; August 31, 2006
Small rectangular signs for Secondary Routes 668 and 672; Wadesville. Mike Roberson; November 10, 2006
'TO' East/West US 58 and North/South US 220 shields; Martinsville.  This setup is designed to help folks leaving Martinsville Speedway. Mike Roberson; October 26, 2006
Older Secondary Route 694 shield; Critz. Mike Roberson; October 26, 2006
Older uni-sign for US 221 North/South; Floyd. Mike Roberson; October 26, 2006.
North US 13 and VA 179 shields; Accomac. Doug Kerr; September 25, 2005
VA 14 West shield with distance guide sign; Adner. Doug Kerr; May 28, 2006
Brown VA 143 East and VA 5 West uni-sign; Williamsburg. Doug Kerr; September 25, 2005
Brown West VA 143 and 'TO' I-64 shields; Williamsburg. Doug Kerr; September 25, 2005
West Secondary Route 1219, North US 17, and East VA 216 shields; Gloucester Point. Doug Kerr; September 25, 2005
West/East I-64 and South US 258 and North VA 134 shields; Hampton.  The I-64 shields are non-cutouts on a blue backer. Doug Kerr; May 28, 2006
North VA 200 and South Secondary Route 695 shields on VA 3 West; White Stone. Doug Kerr; May 28, 2006
North VA 374 and East VA 33 shields; Glenns. Doug Kerr; May 28, 2006
South VA 201 and West US 360 shields; Heathsville. Doug Kerr; May 28, 2006
West US 360 and US 17 shields; Tappahannock.  Both routes multiplex through here. Doug Kerr; May 28, 2006
West VA 53, 'TO' I-64, and Secondary Route 732 shields; Fluvanna County. Steve Williams; August 2006
East VA 22 with mileage guide sign; Shadwell. Steve Williams; August 2006
Newer I-95 Virginia shield; Stafford. Steve Williams; August 2006
F982 shield; Danville.  The 'F' stands for 'Frontage Road'. Steve Williams; August 2006
Old and weathered VA 57 and US 220 Bypass North shields on Secondary Route 993; Bassett Forks. Christopher Lawson
VA 57 and 'TO' US 220 shields; Stanleytown. Christopher Lawson
Secondary Route 903 and East VA 57A shields; Stanleytown. Christopher Lawson
East US 60 and South US 501 shields; Buena Vista.  These are located at the Northern Terminus of US 501. Christopher Lawson
US 501 and East VA 130 shields; Glasgow. Christopher Lawson; July 5, 2005
US 58 and Secondary Route 830 shields; Stuart. Christopher Lawson
North VA 8 shield; Stuart.  A very unique arrow accompanies this sign. Christopher Lawson
US 58 and North VA 8 Shields; Stuart. Christopher Lawson
Black on white Alternate US 11 South, US 460 West, and North VA 116 shields; Roanoke.  The newer US 11 shield has an odd font. Kiran Burns; May 30, 2006
Older one piece 'TO' South Virginia I-195 on Laburnum Ave.; Richmond. Mike Roberson; April 26, 2006
Deteriorating 'TO' North Virginia I-95 shield on VA 197; Richmond. Mike Roberson; April 26, 2006
Older Secondary Route 795 shield on VA 254 East; Waynesboro. Mike Roberson; March 18, 2006
Old black on white 'End State Maintenance' sign at the end of Secondary Route 641; Saluda. Mike Roberson; April 7, 2006
Black on white outline West VA 197 shield on Saunders Ave.; Richmond. Mike Roberson; April 26, 2006
'OLD' VA 6 shield on US 250 East at VA 151's Northern Terminus; Afton.  This sign has been in place since VA 6 and 151 swaped alignments in the 1980s. Mike Roberson; March 18, 2006
Guide sign placed by the US Forest Service on US 211; Massanutten Mountain.  US Route 55 should be VA 55, but this is a sign you won't see everyday! Mike Roberson; March 18, 2006
Outline South US 11 shield; Christiansburg.  Also in the background, a VA 8 outline shield and I-81 shield on a white backer. Mike Roberson; March 11, 2006
Older North US 11 and East US 460 shields; Christiansburg. Mike Roberson; March 11, 2006
Old black on white outlined Junction Secondary Route 610 shield and Woods X Roads sign; Pampa.  Found on secondary Route 601 in Gloucester County. Mike Roberson; February 19, 2006
Black on white uni-sign for VA 36 and 156; Hopewell.  It appears uni-signs have a long history in Virginia and at the moment this appears to be one of the if not the oldest remaining. Mike Roberson; February 19, 2006
Older US 501 shield; Buena Vista. Mike Roberson; January 26, 2006
West US 60 shield and distance guide sign; Bent Creek. Mike Roberson; January 26, 2006
'TO' US 60 and US 501 shields; Buena Vista. Mike Roberson; January 26, 2006
Black on white Frotnage Road sign; Afton Mountain.  This is a very rare sign in Virginia, and the added bonus of it being a black on white relic. Mike Roberson; January 22, 2006
'TO' Bypass East/West Business US 33 shields; Stanardsville.  Confused, yet? Mike Roberson; Novermber 10, 2005
Old white 'TO' Route (US) 33 sign on Secondary Route 810; White Hall.  Route 810 is an old version of VA 230 and US 33?  It's only a very twisty 20 miles away. Mike Roberson; Novermber 10, 2005
VA 302 shield; Charlottesville.  VA 302 is used for state highways within the University of Virginia's Campus. Mike Roberson; Novermber 10, 2005
Bypass US 58 shield; South Hill.  This sign was found on a side street in South Hill; nowhere near the US 58 Bypass. Jimmy Storey; January 2005
Uni-sign for VA 47, 49 and 92; Chase City.  You heard it from Jimmy first!  All shields placed in one sign will now be known as a 'Uni-sign'. Jimmy Storey; January 2005
Uni-sign for US 58 Business, VA 46 South and Truck South VA 46; Lawerenceville. Jimmy Storey
Uni-sign for US 58, US 301 North, and 'TO' I-95; Emporia. Jimmy Storey
Business US 1 and East VA 3 shields; Fredericksburg. Jimmy Storey; July 2005
VA 228 North East Secondary 606 with Erroneous VA 606 West shields; Herndon. Jimmy Storey; July 30, 2005
VA 55 and US 522 shields; Front Royal. Doug Kerr; June 6, 2004
US 211/522 shields; Massies Corner. Doug Kerr; June 6, 2004
US 15 South / VA 53 West and US Bike 76 shields; Palmyra. Doug Kerr; June 6, 2004
US 15/58 and VA 49 one piece shields; Clarksville. Doug Kerr; June 6, 2004
West I-64 and South I-81 shields; Staunton. H.B. Elkins; Summer 2004
'To' East I-64 Virginia and East US 60/South US 220 shields; Covington. This is where US 60 and 220 joins I-64. H.B. Elkins; Summer 2004
A pair of one piece combinations for US 19/460 Business and VA 16; Tazewell. H.B. Elkins; Summer 2004
East US 60 and VA 159 shields; Callaghan. H.B. Elkins; Summer 2004
North US 340 shield; Loudon Heights.  This shield is located in the highway's brief second tour through Virginia near harpers Ferry. H.B. Elkins; Summer 2004
West and Business VA 7 shields; Berryville. H.B. Elkins; Summer 2004
Erroneous US 61 East shield; Tazewell. H.B. Elkins; Summer 2004
VA 114 shields and blank secondary route marker; Christiansburg.  I am not sure what route number is missing from the shield. H.B. Elkins; Summer 2004
Erroneous US 311 shields with Secondary VA Route 615 shields at the end of VA 42; New Castle.  These shields replaced the shields found in 1996 by Michael Summa. Chris E.; March 2004
US 21 North and 'TO' US 52/I-77 Virginia and I-81 Virginia shields; Wytheville. Chris Curley; May 29, 2000
Erroneous VA 52 shields; Cana.  These should be US 52 signs. Chris Curley; May 29, 2000
Future I-785 Corridor sign on US 29 South; Danville.  This is just yards before the North Carolina Line. Chris Curley; October 16, 2000
'JCT' I-81 Virginia and 'Junction' US 58 shields; Abingdon.  The 'Junction' sign over the US 58 shield is a leftover from an earlier signing practice. HB Elkins; April 30, 1999
North VA 20/East US 250/ 'TO' I-64 and Secondary Route 1116 shields; Charlottesville. Bill Manning; September 2000
South I-195 Virginia and a very old Richmond 'RMA' Expressway shield; Richmond. Bill Manning
'TO' I-295 Virginia shield; Richmond. Bill Manning; April 2000
'TO' I-64 & 95 Virginia shields; Richmond. Bill Manning
Toll West Va 195 and 'TO' I-64 & 195 shields; Richmond.  Both Interstate sheilds use specs that were common in the 1970s. Steve Anderson; November 13, 2000
Virginia Civil War Trails sign; WilliamsburgVirginia Civil War Trails signs are located throughout the Commonwealth leading tourists to various battlefields and along various marches through the state. Steve Williams; May 2001
West VA 143 and VA 162 shields; Williamsburg. Steve Williams; May 2001
US 1/301 and Erroneous US 144 one-piece shield; Colonial Heights. JP Nasiatka; August 29, 2003
One piece I-85/'TO' I-95/ US 460 shields on US 1 North; Petersburg. JP Nasiatka; August 29, 2003
North US 1/301 and Business US 460 East Shields; Petersburg. JP Nasiatka; August 29, 2003
One piece US 60 shields on US 1/301 North; Richmond. JP Nasiatka; August 29, 2003
Secondary Route 780 and US 1/58 shields; South Hill.  The 'To' banners are somewhat misleading as this is where US 1 does leave US 58 and heads into South Hill. JP Nasiatka; August 29, 2003
One piece West US Business 460 and North US Business 501 shields; Lynchburg. Michael Summa; 1999
Junction US 11E/11W/421/ VA 381 and 'END' US 11 shields; Bristol.  US 11 actually doesn't end at this point; it splits into two routes 11E and 11W.  These signs had been cutouts until recently. Michael Summa; 2001
'TO' I-64 Virginia shield inside a Virginia State Route cutout shield; Covington Michael Summa; 2003
Erroneous 'TO' I-81 'Virgina' shield on a white background on VA 177 North; Radford.  Not only is the white backround different, Virginia is spelled 'Virgina'. Michael Summa; 2001
US 19 and West Alternate US 58 Shields; Abingdon.  These sheilds originally had a white background and were painted over. Michael Summa; 1996
US 19 North and West US 58 Alternate shields on white background with distance guide sign; Abingdon. Michael Summa; 2001
South US 221 and West US 460 Shields on a white background; Roanoke. The white background shields were a staple of Virginia roads for years. Michael Summa; 1998
One piece US 52 shields near the Blue Ridge Parkway; Fancy Gap. Michael Summa; 2000 
Large one piece West US 60/ North US 11 shields; Lexington. Michael Summa; 2000
VA 311 and Secondary Route 615 shields; New Castle.  These signs include a different font found in this area of Virginia. Michael Summa; 1996
One piece VA 99 shields assembly; Pulaski. Michael Summa; 1996
To Interstate 264 Trailblazer; Virginia Beach. Jason Ilyes; March 24, 2002
West Business US 460; Blacksburg.  This is unique because the word 'Business' is located within the US shield. H.B. Elkins; Spring 2003
A very odd VA 314 shield; Blacksburg.  I'm still trying to figure out what happened to this sign. H.B. Elkins; Spring 2003
Older VA Secondary Route 603 shield; Elliston. H.B. Elkins; Spring 2003
Older 'TO' US 460 shield; Narrows. H.B. Elkins; Spring 2003
Older East VA 61 shield; Narrows. H.B. Elkins; Spring 2003
US 19/460 Shields; Pounding Mill. H.B. Elkins; Spring 2003
Odd Shaped US 20 and VA 237 and 'To' I-66 shields; Fairfax.  The US 29 and VA 237 looks like a mix of an Interstate and a Virginia Route Shield. Seth Dunn; May 7, 2003
VA 123 and VA 383 Shields; George Mason University.  VA 383 is the secret designation for roads on GMU's campus.  This is the only shield that Seth found. Seth Dunn; May 7, 2003
US Bike Route 1 shield; Manassas.  Unlike North Carolina, VA does not denote US Bike 1 on their state map.  Seth Dunn; April 2003
VA 7 Error Shield; Tysons Corner.  The shield is a circular county route shield. Seth Dunn; April 2003
Outline VA 55 Shield; Front Royal.  The VA 55 shield is on a white background. Seth Dunn; April 2003
'TO' VA 55 and VA 79 shields; Linden. VA 79 is one of the shortest signed VA Primary highways at 0.23 miles.  The F870 Little White Sign means Frontage Road. Seth Dunn; April 2003
End VA Secondary Route 3000 shield; Manassas.  This rare 'end sign is located shortly before the route designation ends at VA 234. Seth Dunn; April 2003
North US 19/East US 460 shields; Tazewell County.  The two routes are multiplexed for about 45 miles. Dan Garnell; May 5, 2000
US 58/360/501 Shields; South Boston.  What is interesting is that the 'TRUCKS' banner is in yellow. Jimmy Storey; November 2002
US 1/58/ VA 47 and SR 643 Shields; South Hill.  These are located on the eastern end of the South HIll Bypass. Jimmy Storey; November 2002
US 17/60/258 and error VA 258 shields; Newport News. Jay Kibler; 2002
A Square VA 7 Shield; Alexandria. Shouldn't this be in Massachusetts? Jimmy Storey; May 2002
Square VA 400 Shield with standard VA Shield Outline; Alexandria.  Jimmy says that most of the VA 400 shields in the area mirror this image. Jimmy Storey; May 2002
One piece 'TO' US 1/301 sign; Colonial Heights. Jimmy Storey; May 2002
Erroneous US 775/US 148 shields; Fancy Gap.  Located on the off-ramp from I-77 North.  The shields should be a secondary VA 775 and a primary VA 148.  Or just chck the next photo. John C. Attamack; Summer 2002
Correct VA 148 and Secondary 775 shields; Fancy Gap.  This is what the shields from the photo above are supposed to look like.  I-77 South off-ramp. John C. Attamack; Summer 2002
US 220 Shields; Rocky Mount. Bryan Farr
I-64, VA 5 and VA 132 shields on a brown background; Williamsburg.  The VA shields are similar to the numerous cutouts found throughout the Commonwealth. Jason Ilyes, April 2002
I-64/ US 60 and VA 5 shields on brown background; Williamsburg. Jason Ilyes, April 2002
End VA 37 1/2 Mile; Winchester.  This end is in the process of being extended eastward from I-81 to US 17/50 southeast of Winchester. Brian LeBlanc; March 2002
End I-581 Shield; Roanoke.  US 220 continues south towards Rocky Mount.  I-73 may possibly share the 581/220 alignment. Brian LeBlanc; March 2002
US 1/17 Business Shields; Fredericksburg. JP Nasiatka; September 2001
US 13/VA 187 Shields; Nelsonia. JP Nasiatka; September 2001
US 13 Shield and Distance Signage; New Church.  This would be the first US 13 shields south of the Maryland Line. JP Nasiatka; September 2001
End I-664, East I-264 Shields.  This is at I-664's Southern Terminus. Carter Buchanan; Spring 2001
Three Styles of Keep Right Signs.  On US 58 in Galax. Chris Curley, 2000

Road Scenes and Misc.
PHOTO LINK AND DESCRIPTION
Photographer & Date Taken
Cantilever Bridge on US 1 South; Dinwiddie County. JP Nasiatka; August 29, 2003
3-lane US 1 with 'suicide' center passing lane; Dinwiddle County.  From the NC State Line to Petersburg, a good portion of US 1 is three lanes.  Most of the three lane segments consist of an alternating passing lane for North and South traffic.  However, there are some cases, as shown in the photo, where the center lane is a passing lane for both directions. JP Nasiatka; August 2002
US 13 exiting the Thimble Shoal Tunnel; Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel. JP Nasiatka; September 2001


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  • Older Virginia Signs ---Mike Roberson/Adam Froehlig

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    Last Updated: April 12, 2008

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