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Old 10-31-2017, 01:40 PM   #1
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Hwy 58 across VA?

Heading from Galax, VA to Virginia Beach. Maps is suggestion to take 58 all the way there. Any issues with this route?

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Done Galax to Emporia and not one problem. Road is good and alot of it is 4 lane.
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Easy drive just watch your speed and the posted limit. It can be a revenue generating route at times. Less traffic in general than the interstates but reduced speed zones thru the various towns the villages.

Once you hit civilizations take I64 thru Chesapeake and around Norfolk rather than I264 thru Portsmouth and Norfolk if that is the route the GPS wants. There's toll tunnel into Norfolk under the river that also has a propane/hazmat inspection stop.

Morning traffic times around Norfolk are 6AM to around 8:30AM while the evenings it starts picking up at 4:30 or so but thins out by 6:30. Traffic might add 20 minutes to your travel time.
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Cool. Thanks
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There's a tough two lane climb and descent with switchbacks up to Lovers Leap. We did it with a 275 hp 35ft Southwind towing a Saturn Vue.

Once your past that its nice road all the way to VA Beach
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All good advice so far, but ESPECIALLY the watch your speedadvice.

Around Emporia and South Hill, they really watch the speed transitions and offer you a personalized visit if you by chance miss the signs...

Truly a source of revenue for the local municipalities....

I would assume you're staying at either the Holiday Travel or the KOA, my personal choice would be the Holiday Travel....
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Actually we are staying at the Outdoor RV Resort on the coast.
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Old 11-03-2017, 03:21 AM   #8
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That road has changed quite a bit since I used to drive it. Back in the 80's and early 90's it was known as the "Suicide Strip". Once all of the improvements were completed, it was much better. The only complaint was only the usual mumblings about the smell around Franklin - the paper mill. I would tell my wife and son that was the smell of money (to them).
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