Road Information

Interstate 85 in Virginia Total Mileage in State: 69 miles
Northern End: At I-95, in Petersburg
Southern End: At North Carolina state line
Mileage covered in Photos: 69 miles
Counties covered in Photos: Mecklenburg, Brunswick, Dinwiddie, City of Petersburg
Major Junctions in Photos: US 58, in South Hill
I-95, in Petersburg
Control Cities in Photos: South Hill, Dinwiddie, Petersburg

Northbound

   

Virginia welcome sign on Interstate 85 North.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at the Virginia Welcome Center / Rest Area.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

These signs, seen on all Virginia Interstates, claim that the speed limit is enforced by aircraft. I wouldn't doubt that.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 1.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Speed limit sign on Interstate 85 North. The standard speed limit on most rural Interstates in Virginia is 70 mph.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 3.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 4: SR 903 - Bracey / Lake Gaston  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North reassurance shield.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 5.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 8.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 9.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 12A to La Crosse, Brodnax, and Lawrenceville.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 12B to Boydton and Clarksville.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 12A: US 58 East - Emporia / Norfolk  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 12B: US 58 West / VA 47 - South Hill / Chase City  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North reassurance shield.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

The speed limit remains 70 mph.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Mileage sign on Interstate 85 North. It's 56 miles to Petersburg and 79 miles to Richmond.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 15: US 1 - South Hill / Kenbridge  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 19.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North entering Brunswick County.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 21.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Weigh Station on Interstate 85 North.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 23.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 24: SR 644 - Meredithville  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 27 to Southside Virginia Community College.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 27: VA 46 - Blackstone / Lawrenceville  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 28: US 1 - Alberta  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Speed Limit - 70 mph.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Mileage sign on Interstate 85 North. It's 5 miles to Warfield and 39 miles to Petersburg.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 30.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 31.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Rest Area on Interstate 85 North.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 33.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 34: SR 630 - Warfield  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 36.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 39: SR 712 - Rawlings  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North entering Dinwiddie County.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 41.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 42: VA 40 - McKenney  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Another Interstate 85 North reassurance shield.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 46.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 47.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 48: SR 650 - DeWitt  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Mileage sign on Interstate 85 North. It's 8 miles to Dinwiddie and 22 miles to Petersburg.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 50.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 53 to Virginia Motorsports Park.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 51.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 53 to Petersburg National Battlefield / Five Forks Unit.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 53: SR 703 - Dinwiddie  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North reassurance shield.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Rest Area on Interstate 85 North.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 56.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 59.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North approaching Exit 61 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 61 to Dinwiddie County Airport.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Approaching Exit 61, the speed limit decreases to 65 mph.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 61: US 460 West - Blackstone  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 63A to Pamplin Historical Park and National Museum Of The Civil War Soldier.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Dual Interstate 85 North / US 460 East reassurance shields.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Approaching Exit 63A, the speed limit decreases to 60 mph.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 63A: US 1 South  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 63B: US 1 North  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North entering the Petersburg City Limits.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 65 to Richard Bland College.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 65: Squirrel Level Rd  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Gore point signage for Exit 65.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 66.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 69 to Petersburg National Battlefield.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at mile marker 67.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North approaching Exit 68 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 68 to US 301 - Crater Rd.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North approaching Exit 68 - 1/2 mile.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Traffic headed to Virginia Beach should follow US 460 East.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Just before Exit 68, the speed limit decreases to 55 mph.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Take Exit 69 to VA 36 toward Fort Lee and Hopewell.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 68: Interstate 95 South / US 460 East - Rocky Mount, NC / Norfolk  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Approaching Exit 69, the left lane prepares to come to an end ahead as Interstate 85 North nears its northern terminus at Interstate 95 North.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 69: Historic Old Towne Petersburg / Wythe St / Washington St  (Photo taken 5/28/17).

Interstate 85 North at its northern terminus as it prepares to merge into Interstate 95 North to head toward Richmond.  (Photo taken 5/28/17).