Road Information

Interstate 85 in Virginia Total Mileage in State: 68 miles
Northern End: At I-95, in Petersburg
Southern End: At North Carolina state line
Mileage covered in Photos: 68 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 as Interstate 85 North enters from North Carolina.  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

The speed limit on most rural stretches of Interstate in Virginia is 70 mph.  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Interstate 85 North shield as you approach mile marker 1.  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Interstate 85 North at the Rest Area / Virginia Welcome Center located near mile marker 1.  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Interstate 85 North as it prepares to cross Lake Gaston near mile marker 3.  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 4: SR 903 - Bracey / Lake Gaston  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Mileage sign located near mile marker 5. It's 9 miles to South Hill and 64 miles to Petersburg.  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Interstate 85 North: Road view from mile marker 8.  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Use Exit 12A to La Crosse, Brodnax, and Lawrenceville.  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Use Exit 12B to Boydton and Clarksville.  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 12A: US 58 East - Emporia / Norfolk  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 15: US 1 - South Hill / Kenbridge  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Interstate 85 North: Road view from mile marker 18.  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Interstate 85 North: Road view from mile marker 20.  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Interstate 85 North at the Weigh Station located near mile marker 22.  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 24: SR 644 - Meredithville  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Use Exit 27 for Fort Christanna Historical Site.  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Also use Exit 27 for St. Pauls College and Southside VA Community College.  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 27: VA 46 - Blackstone / Lawrenceville  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 28: US 1 - Alberta  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Interstate 85 North at the Rest Area located near mile marker 32.  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 34: SR 630 - Warfield  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Interstate 85 North: Road view from mile marker 38.  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 39: SR 712 - Rawlings  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Use Exit 42 for Blackstone and Fort Pickett.  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Mileage sign located near mile marker 41. It's 3 miles to McKenney and 29 miles to Petersburg.  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 42: VA 40 - McKenney  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Interstate 85 North: Road view from mile marker 45.  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 48: SR 650 - DeWitt  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Use Exit 53 to Petersburg National Battlefield / Five Forks Unit.  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 53: SR 703 - Dinwiddie  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Interstate 85 North at the Dinwiddie Rest Area, located at mile marker 55.  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Interstate 85 North: Road view from mile marker 58.  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Use Exit 61 to the Dinwiddie County Airport.  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Near mile marker 61, the speed limit drops to 65 mph.  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 61: US 460 West - Blackstone  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Use Exit 63A for Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier.  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Near mile marker 63, the speed limit is reduced even more, to 60 mph as you approach the Petersburg area.  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 63A: US 1 South  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 63B: US 1 North  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Use Exit 65 for Richard Bland College.  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 65: Squirrel Level Rd  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Use Exit 69 to Petersburg National Battlefield.  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Interstate 85 North approaching Exit 68 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Use Exit 69 for the US Army Quartermaster Museum and Women's Museum at Fort Lee.  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Use Exit 68 to US 301 - Crater Rd.  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Near mile marker 68, the speed limit drops to 55 mph as you enter the Petersburg area.  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 68: Interstate 95 South / US 460 East - Rocky Mount, NC / Norfolk  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Interstate 85 North at Exit 69: Historic Old Towne Petersburg / Wythe St / Washington St  (Photo taken 3/30/12).

Interstate 85 North as it prepares to merge with Interstate 95 North, at its northern terminus.  (Photo taken 3/30/12).