Virginia State Route 178

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State Route 178 marker

State Route 178
Route information
Maintained by VDOT
Length11.51 mi[1] (18.52 km)
Existed1933–present
Major junctions
South end
US 13 Bus. in Exmore
  US 13 in Exmore

SR 181 in Belle Haven

SR 180 in Pungoteague
North end SR 620 / SR 628 / SR 718 at Bobtown
Location
CountiesNorthampton, Accomack
Highway system
Virginia 177.svg SR 177Virginia 179.svg SR 179

State Route 178 (SR 178) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. The state highway runs 11.51 miles (18.52 km) from U.S. Route 13 Business (US 13 Business) in Exmore north to SR 620, SR 628, and SR 718 at Bobtown. SR 178 connects Exmore in far northern Northampton County with Belle Haven and Pungoteague in southern Accomack County.

Route description[edit]

View south along SR 178 in Boston

SR 178 begins at an intersection with US 13 Business in the town of Exmore. The business route heads south as Main Street northeast as Lincoln Avenue. SR 178 follows two-lane undivided Main Street to US 13 (Lankford Highway), at which point the highway becomes Belle Haven Road. North of the boundary between the towns of Exmore and Belle Haven, the state highway crosses the Northampton–Accomack county line. In the center of Belle Haven, the state highway meets the western end of SR 181 (King Street); SR 178 turns west onto Shields Bridge Road, which crosses Occohannock Creek on the namesake bridge. The state highway veers north through the hamlets of Shields and Craddockville, where the highway continues northeast on Boston Road through Boston and Pennyville. SR 178's name becomes Bobtown Road at the south end of Pungoteague. Within that village, the state highway passes St. George's Church has a very short concurrency with SR 180, which heads northwest as Harborton Road and southeast as Pungoteague Road. SR 178 reaches its northern terminus at Bobtown at its intersection with SR 620 (Hollies Church Road) and SR 628 (Country Club Road). Bobtown Road continues north toward Onancock as SR 718.[1][2]

Major intersections[edit]

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
NorthamptonExmore0.000.00
US 13 Bus. (Main Street/Lincoln Avenue)
Southern terminus
0.360.58 US 13 (Lankford Highway) – Nassawadox, Painter
AccomackBelle Haven1.342.16 SR 181 (King Street / Belle Haven Road)
Pungoteague9.5815.42 SR 180 west (Harborton Road) – HarbortonSouth end of concurrency with SR 180
9.6115.47 SR 180 east (Pungoteague Road) – KellerNorth end of concurrency with SR 180
Bobtown11.5118.52 SR 620 east (Hollies Church Road) / SR 628 west (Country Club Road) / SR 718 north (Bobtown Road) – OnancockNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2010 Traffic Data". Virginia Department of Transportation. 2010. Retrieved 2011-11-22.
  2. ^ Google (2011-11-22). "Virginia State Route 178" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-11-22.

External links[edit]

Route map:

KML is from Wikidata
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