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Encyclopedia > Route 143 (Virginia)
State Route 143
Length: 35 mi[citation needed] (56 km)
Formed: mid-1940s
West end: I-64 at Camp Peary
Major
junctions:
SR 5 in Williamsburg
SR 238 near Lee Hall
US 258 in Newport News
I-64 in Hampton
East end: US 258 on Fort Monroe
Virginia Routes
< SR 142 SR 144 >
Primary - Secondary - History

State Route 143 is a primary state highway in the Virginia Peninsula region of Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States. It runs from a junction with Interstate 64 (exit 238) near Camp Peary in York County to U.S. Route 258 on Fort Monroe in the Phoebus area of the independent city of Hampton. A mile is a unit of length, usually used to measure distance, in a number of different systems, including Imperial units, United States customary units and Norwegian/Swedish mil. ... km redirects here. ... Image File history File links I-64. ... Interstate 64 (abbreviated I-64) is an Interstate Highway in the eastern United States. ... Camp Peary is a military reservation in York County, Virginia. ... Williamsburg is a city located on the Virginia Peninsula in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. ... Lee Hall is a former unincorporated town (or village) which is now a community in the extreme western portion of the independent city of Newport News in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Image File history File links US_258. ... Newport News is an independent city located in Virginia. ... Image File history File links I-64. ... Interstate 64 (abbreviated I-64) is an Interstate Highway in the eastern United States. ... Hampton is an independent city located in Virginia. ... Image File history File links US_258. ... Satellite Photo of Fort Monroe Fort Monroe, Virginia (also known as Fortress Monroe) is a military installation located at Old Point Comfort on the tip of the Virginia Peninsula at the mouth of Hampton Roads on the Chesapeake Bay in eastern Virginia in the United States. ... The state highway system of the U.S. state of Virginia is a network of roads maintained by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). ... In the U.S. state of Virginia, the Virginia Department of Transportation numbers and maintains a system of primary state highways. ... This is a partial list of secondary state highways in the U.S. state of Virginia. ... The system used from 1923 to 1928 involved two-digit routes (red) with three- and four-digit spurs (orange). ... This article is about the idea of state highways State Highway, and is more formally known as Route 139 State highway, and state route are terms that usually apply to numbered highways that are primarily administered and financed by a state government in countries that are divided into states. ... The Virginia Peninsula is a peninsula in southeast Virginia, bounded by the York River, James River, Hampton Roads and Chesapeake Bay. ... This view from space in July 1996 shows portions of each of the Seven Cities of Hampton Roads which generally surround the harbor area of Hampton Roads, which framed by the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel visible to the east (right), the Virginia Peninsula subregion to the north (top), and the... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... Interstate 64 in Virginia runs east west through the middle of the state from West Virginia via Covington, Lexington, Staunton, and Charlottesville to Richmond. ... Camp Peary is a military reservation in York County, Virginia. ... Location in the state of Virginia Formed 1634 Seat Yorktown Area  - Total  - Water 558 km² (216 mi²) 285 km² (110 mi²) 50. ... Satellite Photo of Fort Monroe Fort Monroe, Virginia (also known as Fortress Monroe) is a military installation located at Old Point Comfort on the tip of the Virginia Peninsula at the mouth of Hampton Roads on the Chesapeake Bay in eastern Virginia in the United States. ... Phoebus was an incorporated town located in Elizabeth City County on the Virginia Peninsula in eastern Virginia. ... An independent city is a city that does not form part of another general-purpose local government entity. ... Motto: Americas First Location in the State of Virginia Coordinates: County Independent City Mayor Ross Kearney II Area    - City 352. ...


Route 143 very generally parallels Interstate 64 from Williamsburg to the Chesapeake Bay. Known through much of York County as Merrimac Trail, for a large portion of the highway in the independent city of Newport News, the roadway is known as Jefferson Avenue, and it intersects Interstate 64 again near the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (exit 255). Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... The Chesapeake Bay - Landsat photo The Chesapeake Bay where the Susquehanna River empties into it. ... Location in the State of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Independent city Incorporated 1896 Government  - Mayor Joe Frank Area  - City  119. ... Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (IATA: PHF, ICAO: KPHF) is an airport in Newport News, Virginia, and serves the entire Hampton Roads metropolitan area along with Norfolk International Airport in Norfolk. ...


Most of the current Route 143 was formerly part of State Route 168, which was built with state funds after World War II before creation of the Interstate Highway System. In the Peninsula area, Route 168 provided much-needed relief for older, heavily traveled U.S. Route 60. State Route 168 is a primary state highway in the South Hampton Roads region of the U.S. state of Virginia. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... U.S. Route 60 in Virginia runs east-west through the central part of the state, generally following the Interstate 64 corridor. ...


In Newport News, from downtown on westward to just past Denbigh Blvd, Jefferson Avenue is a 6-lane road divided by a median. From that point, the road narrows to a 4-lane road all the way until it intersects with Second St. in Williamsburg. There, Merrimac Trail goes off to the right as a 2-lane road. When it meets with the beginning of State Route 5, the road is four lanes wide to its intersection with Interstate 64 and the entrance to Camp Peary. State Route 5 runs between the independent cities of Richmond and Williamsburg in the U.S. state of Virginia. ... Interstate 64 in Virginia runs east west through the middle of the state from West Virginia via Covington, Lexington, Staunton, and Charlottesville to Richmond. ... Camp Peary is a military reservation in York County, Virginia. ...


References

External links

  • Virginia Highways Project: VA 143
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1928-1933
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