- U.S. Route 29 in Virginia
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U.S. Route 29is a major north-south route in the Commonwealthof Virginia. It travels 248 miles from the North Carolinastate line at the city of Danville to the Key Bridge in Washington, D.C.. US 29 roughly bisects Virginia into eastern and western halves, and along with Interstates 81 and 85/95, provides one of the major north-south routes through the state.
For much of its length, US 29 in Virginia is known as the
Seminole Trail. Through Northern Virginia, it is known as Lee Highway. For most of its route, US 29 maintains at least four lanes along its route, except where it passes through Manassas National Battlefield Park, where it is two lanes for approximately three miles, and through Fairfax and Arlington counties, where it is sometimes wider.
US 29 in Virginia has probably the most by-pass routes in the entire state, having eleven. These bypasses are around Danville, Chatham, Gretna, Hurt-Altavista, Lynchburg-Madison Heights-Amherst, Lovingston, Charlottesville, Madison, Culpeper, Remington, and Warrenton. In addition,
Interstate 66serves for the most part as a by-pass of Fairfax and Arlington.
The next major city is Lynchburg. US 29 joins the US 460 by-pass of Lynchburg, splitting from it just before entering Amherst County. US 29 again by-passes Madison Heights and Amherst as an expressway, and enters Nelson County and passes the town of Lovingston and enters into Albemarle County. The route then continues north to Charlottesville, intersecting Interstate 64 and by-passing downtown Charlottesville. US 29 rejoins its business route just north of downtown and continues north through Greene and Madison Counties, and then turns north-east toward Culpeper. US 15 joins US 29 around Culpeper, and heads to Warrenton, entering
US 29/15 is joined by US 17 south of Warrenton in Fauquier County, and continues around the town. US 29/15 continue mostly eastward to Gainesville where US 15 splits and US 29 intersects
Interstate 66for the first time. US 29 continues into Fairfax County, and through the densely-populated Washington, DC suburbs, and into Arlington, having intersected I-66 five more times before crossing into the District.
In addition to numerous intersections with other roads, US 29 has grade-separated interchanges with the following roads in the following locations.
*Not located within the actual independent city, but in the area of the county with the same name
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