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Encyclopedia > State Route 419 (Virginia)
State Route 419
Electric Road
Length: 10.54 mi[1] (16.96 km)
Formed: mid-1960s
South end:
US 220/US 220 Bus. in Roanoke
Major
junctions:
US 221 at Cave Spring
US 460 in Salem
North end: SR 311 at Hanging Rock
Virginia Routes
< SR 415 SR 420 >
Primary - Secondary - History

State Route 419, also known as Electric Road, is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. It runs from the south split of U.S. Route 220 and U.S. Route 220 Business in southern Roanoke west and north via Cave Spring and Salem to State Route 311. It is a major road through the Roanoke Valley. A mile is the name of a unit of length, usually used to measure distance, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... km redirects here. ... Image File history File links No_image_wide. ... Image File history File links Business_plate. ... Image File history File links US_220. ... Image File history File links US_220. ... Roanoke (The Star City of the South) is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Image File history File links US_221. ... Cave Spring is a census-designated place located in Roanoke County, Virginia. ... Image File history File links US_460. ... Salem is an independent city located in Virginia, bordered by the city of Roanoke and Roanoke County. ... 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. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Minor parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal • • A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities referred to... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Roanoke (The Star City of the South) is an independent city located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. ... Cave Spring is a census-designated place located in Roanoke County, Virginia. ... Salem is an independent city located in Virginia, bordered by the city of Roanoke and Roanoke County. ... Roanoke Valley in southwestern Virginia is an area adjacent to and including the Roanoke River. ...


Route

SR 419 begins at an intersection with State Route 311 in the Hanging Rock section of Roanoke County, just north of Salem. It begins briefly as a two lane road before expanding to four lanes for the remainder of its length. SR 419 has an interchange with Interstate 81 less than a mile from its origin. SR 419 enters the city of Salem and is a divided highway until its intersection with U.S. Route 460 a little over one mile away. The former Lakeside Amusement Park was located at this intersection until its closure in 1986. Roanoke County is a county located in the state of Virginia. ... Salem is an independent city located in Virginia, bordered by the city of Roanoke and Roanoke County. ... Interstate 81 (abbreviated I-81) is an interstate highway in the eastern part of the United States. ...


Through the city of Salem, SR 419 has several traffic signals and a 35 mile per hour speed limit. General Electric manufactures drive systems for electrical power generation and other industrial applications in a large facility beside SR 419 in Salem. As a result, SR 419 is known as Electric Road for most of its length. The next major intersection is with U.S. Route 11. 419 then parallels the Roanoke River for a stretch. The Willow River apartments, which have been flooded many times since their construction,[1] are located here. SR 419 passes Lewis Gale Hospital after it crosses the river, just before the road exits Salem and reeenters Roanoke County. GE redirects here. ... The Roanoke River is a river in southern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina in the United States, 410 mi (660 km) long. ...


Through southwest Roanoke County, SR 419 generally has a 45 mile per hour speed limit and had few traffic signals during its early history. The road functioned as something of a surface street western bypass around the city of Roanoke. SR 419 eventually developed into a focus of retail, commercial, and residential development as southwest Roanoke County became the most affluent suburb of Roanoke. Traffic signals have been steadily added since the 1980s, though some stretches without signals remain. Traffic lights will sometimes differ where there are several lanes of traffic. ... Housing subdivision near Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. ...


SR 419 intersects U.S. Route 221 in the Cave Spring area of Roanoke County. The main Roanoke County library is located near this intersection. SR 419 is heavily developed past the next intersection with Colonial Avenue. The SR 419 designation terminates at the interchange with U.S. Route 220; U.S. Route 220 Business (Franklin Road) continues northeast. Tanglewood Mall is located at the intersection of SR 419 and US 220. Cave Spring is a census-designated place located in Roanoke County, Virginia. ... Tanglewood Mall parking lot and sign. ...


References

  1. ^ 2005 Virginia Department of Transportation Jurisdiction Report - Daily Traffic Volume Estimates - Roanoke CountyPDF

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External links

  • Virginia Highways Project: VA 419
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