According to existingcountries, US 360 is a US Highway in the United States, located entirely in the state of Virginia. The road forms an east-west route between Danville and the coast of Chesapeake Bay in Reedville, passing through the state capital Richmond on the way. The entire route is a 2×2 divided highway, but for the most part is not a highway. The route is 359 kilometers long.
US 360 at Keysville.
US 360 in Mechanicsville, a suburb of Richmond.
The road begins at the town of Danville, the largest town in central southern Virginia. The road begins at US 29, the highway from Greensboro to Lynchburg. The road is also immediately double numbered with US 58. US 58 and US 360 then run as a 2×2 divided highway to the east and after 50 kilometers through the woods you reach South Boston, a small town where US 58 continues to the east and US 360 bends to the northeast. The US 501 is also crossed here. The road runs along the northern ends of the large John H. Kerr Reservoir, a reservoir on the North Carolina border. After about 40 kilometers the US 15 joins fromDurham and both roads are briefly double-numbered. The road also has 2×2 lanes here. The double numbering only lasts about 10 kilometers, after which the US 15 goes to Farmville and Culpeper in the north. The US 360 then continues to Burkeville, a village where one crosses the US 460. US 360 then follows a route of about 80 kilometers through the woods to Richmond, the capital of the state of Virginia.
One reaches Richmond from the southwest, crossing the two western bypasses, State Route 288 and State Route 150. The road then continues through downtown, where it intersects with US 1, which is double-numbered with US 301, which again parallels Interstate 95. This highway is also crossed, after which a crossing with US 60 follows, which again runs parallel to Interstate 64. Thus one crosses a large number of important roads within a few kilometers. The road then runs through the northeastern suburbs and joins the Interstate 295 bypass. Then one leaves the urban area ofRichmond.
After Richmond, US 360 heads northeast across the forested coastal plains. The coast here is strongly articulated, with many deep estuaries of relatively small rivers. After about 60 kilometers you reach the village of Tappahannock, where you cross the US 17. One then crosses the Rappahannock River estuary, whereupon the road enters a peninsula, and runs east, ending on the east coast of the peninsula at Chesapeake Bay.
US 360 just outside Richmond.
US 58/360 east of Danville.
US 360 was added to the US Highways network in 1933 and has always run from Danville to Reedville. Originally, US 360 was not dual-numbered with US 58 between Danville and South Boston, but went further north, from Danville via Halifax. In 1982, US 360 was moved to its current route along with US 58. This was the largest route change from US 360.
The first bridge over the Rappahannock River at Tappahannock opened in 1927, before US 360 was created. This bridge was replaced by the current bridge in 1963. The bridge replaced a ferry service. It is one of two longer bridges spanning the Rappahannock River estuary.
Beginning in the 1950s, US 360 was gradually widened to 4 lanes, the first from Richmond to the southwest. As early as 1957, the entire route in what is now the Richmond metropolitan area was widened to 2×2 lanes. The widening of US 360 then followed in many phases throughout the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. By 1977, most of US 360 had 2×2 lanes, except for the more secondary easterly portion on the peninsulas near Chesapeake Bay.. The last doubling occurred around 1993 between Lottsburg and Heathsville. Only the easternmost part has remained single-lane.
The route through the urban area of the Richmond region was originally constructed as a 2×2 divided highway, but the growth of the suburbs and shopping centers necessitated further widening. In the 1990s, much of US 360 in the southwestern suburbs between SR-288 and SR-150 was widened to 2×3 lanes.
US 360 has some significance for through traffic because there is no Interstate Highway in close proximity to US 360. It is the primary link between central southern Virginia and the capital Richmond.
According to anycountyprivateschools, the Midtown Tunnel is a submerged tunnel in the United States, located in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia.
The tunnel runs under the Elizabeth River between Norfolk and Portsmouth. It is the northernmost connection between the two cities and is located in the port area. The tunnel has a closed section of 1,280 meters and consists of one tube with counter traffic. US 58 runs through the tunnel in Virginia. The tunnel is toll-free.
First tunnel tube
The Midtown Tunnel was the second tunnel between Norfolk and Portsmouth and was built in the early 1960s. The tunnel opened to traffic on September 6, 1962. It was a toll road at the time, managed by the Elizabeth River Tunnel Commission. The toll collection ended in 1989. In 2003, the tunnel was flooded during Hurricane Isabel.
Second tunnel tube
The original Midtown Tunnel was severely congested and a second tunnel tube was constructed between 2012 and 2016. On June 17, 2016, the first lane of the new tunnel tube opened, 6 months ahead of schedule. After that, the existing tunnel tube was renovated until September, after which 2×2 lanes have been available since 15 September 2017. To finance the project, tolls have been reintroduced. The project is part of a larger project to build a missing link on State Route 164 in Virginia.
In 2011, 36,000 vehicles drove daily through the two-lane tunnel, making it one of the most heavily loaded two-lane roads in the United States. After widening to 2×2 lanes, 56,000 vehicles drove through the tunnel every day in 2017.
Since February 3, 2014, a toll has been collected in the Midtown Tunnel. The toll collection is fully electronic with electronic toll collection. Toll collection via the E-ZPass is significantly cheaper than via registration toll.