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Highway Data Discussion => Updates to Highway Data => Topic started by: oscar on May 02, 2019, 07:19:23 am

Title: VA: VA 281 WTF?
Post by: oscar on May 02, 2019, 07:19:23 am
I drove Airport Drive in Richmond yesterday, through Richmond International Airport, and including the part between VA 895 and Charles City Rd. that the Highway Browser shows as VA 281. The only VA 281 route markers along Airport Dr. are junction markers at Charles City Rd. (on both northbound and southbound Airport Dr.) indicating that VA 281 is (part of) Charles City Rd., not Airport Dr. I have a photo of the intersection, from northbound Airport Dr., which I can post later if that helps.

There also are no markers on the three overhead signs on eastbound VA 895 approaching the Airport Dr. exit, only blank spaces where a route marker would normally go.

I drove a few miles of Charles City Rd. from Airport Dr., west past Laburnum Ave. and east to Britton Rd. UPDATE: I later drove the rest of Charles City Rd. from west to east. I saw no VA 281 markers confirming that it's VA 281, or indicating where the route ended.
Title: Re: VA: VA 281 WTF?
Post by: mapmikey on May 02, 2019, 01:55:05 pm
Route is posted incorrectly since the start.  Virginia traffic log is how I learned of the route to start with in 2014 which showed it running from VA 895 to Charles City Rd.  Of course the CTB minutes never mentioned its creation so no official definition of the route.

I guess I should contact VDOT and ask them WTF...

Incidentally, the double arrows suggest that maybe the route extends to US 60.  However I don't know who owns/maintains the road through the airport entrances area.

Title: Re: VA: VA 281 WTF?
Post by: Markkos1992 on May 02, 2019, 04:15:19 pm
Route is posted incorrectly since the start.  Virginia traffic log is how I learned of the route to start with in 2014 which showed it running from VA 895 to Charles City Rd.  Of course the CTB minutes never mentioned its creation so no official definition of the route.

I checked the 2017 traffic log (http://www.virginiadot.org/info/resources/Traffic_2017/AADT_PrimaryInterstate_2017.pdf) and it still shows VA 281 only going from VA 895 to Charles City Rd.