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U.S. Route 58 shield
U.S. Route 58
Length: 508 mi[1] (818 km)
Formed: 1931[1]
West end: US-25E / SR-32 / SR-383 at Cumberland Gap, Tennessee
Major
junctions:
US 23 near Duffield

I-81 in Bristol
I-77 near Hillsville
US 29 in Danville
I-85 in South Hill
I-95 in Emporia

East end: US 60 in Virginia Beach
Virginia Routes
< SR 57 SR 59 >
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U.S. Route 58 is an east–west U.S. Highway that runs for 508 miles (818 km) from U.S. Route 25E just northwest of Harrogate, Tennessee to U.S. Route 60 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Until 1996, when the Cumberland Gap Tunnel opened, US 58 ran only inside the commonwealth of Virginia. It was then extended southwest along a short piece of former US 25E, which no longer enters Virginia, to end at the new alignment in Tennessee.

Tennessee State Route 383 is overlaid on U.S. Route 58.

The segment of highway between Emporia and Suffolk was known as The Suicide Strip due to the high number of fatal accidents that occurred along the roadway when it was a two-lane road. The number of accidents lessened significantly when a second roadway was added, separating traffic in the early 1990s.

U.S. Route 58 is the longest road in Virginia.[2]

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Route description

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Tennessee

The section of U.S. 58 in Tennessee is designated as State Route 383.

Virginia

Alternate route

An alternate route of US 58, known as US 58A, splits from the main route in Abingdon, Virginia and travels northwest (signed west) as the "Trail of the Lonesome Pine" to Coeburn. From there, US 58A travels in a southwesterly direction (signed west) through Norton, Big Stone Gap and Pennington Gap before rejoining the main route in Jonesville.

History

The corridor across southern Virginia was part of the initial 1918 state highway system, in which it was State Route 12. It generally followed the present U.S. 58 from Abingdon to Virginia Beach, while present US 58 west of Abingdon was part of State Route 10. These routes deviated from present US 58 in the following places:[3][4][5]

See also

Related U.S. Routes

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