State Route 277
Fairfax Pike
Fairfax Street
Route information
Maintained by VDOT
Length4.72 mi[1] (7.60 km)
Existed1933–present
Major junctions
West end US 11 / SR 631 in Stephens City
  I-81 in Stephens City
East end US 522 / US 340 at Double Tollgate
Location
CountiesFrederick, Clarke
Highway system
Virginia 276.svg SR 276Virginia 278.svg SR 278

State Route 277 (SR 277) is a primary state highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. Known as Fairfax Pike and Fairfax Street, the state highway runs 4.72 miles (7.60 km) from U.S. Route 11 and SR 631 in Stephens City in southern Frederick County east to US 522 and US 340 at Double Tollgate in the southwestern corner of Clarke County.

Route description

View east along SR 277 just east of Stephens City
View east along SR 277 just east of Stephens City

SR 277 begins at an intersection with US 11 (Main Street) in the town of Stephens City. SR 631 (Fairfax Street) continues west from the intersection through the Newtown-Stephensburg Historic District and out of town toward the village of Marlboro. SR 277 heads east as a two-lane undivided road, leaving the town limits just west of a diamond interchange with Interstate 81. The state highway passes between residential subdivisions and passes to the north of Sherando High School before entering farmland. SR 277 follows the height of land between Wrights Run, which feeds Opequon Creek, to the north and Crooked Run, which is impounded to form Lake Frederick and flows south into the Shenandoah River at Front Royal. SR 277 reaches its eastern terminus immediately to the east of the Frederick–Clarke county line at an intersection with US 522 and US 340. US 522 heads north as Front Royal Pike toward Winchester, US 340 heads east and then north as Lord Fairfax Highway toward Berryville, and US 522 and US 340 join in a concurrency as Winchester Road south toward Front Royal.[2]

Future

Current plans are to build a new "South Frederick Parkway" about 12 mile (0.80 km) south of the current location of SR 277, having it begin south of its current terminus in Stephens City near the Drake's Family Drive In. At the east end, it will tie into current SR 277 about 12 mile (0.80 km) west of Double Tollgate.[3][4]

Major intersections

CountyLocationmi[1]kmDestinationsNotes
FrederickStephens City0.000.00 US 11 (Main Street) / SR 631 (Fairfax Street)Western terminus
0.230.37 I-81 – Winchester, RoanokeExit 307 (I-81)
ClarkeDouble Tollgate4.727.60 US 340 / US 522 (Lord Fairfax Highway / Stonewall Jackson Highway) – Berryville, Winchester, Front RoyalEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

  1. ^ a b "Daily Traffic Volume Estimates Jurisdiction Report: Frederick County" (PDF). Virginia Department of Transportation. 2009. Retrieved 2011-01-14.
  2. ^ Google (2011-01-14). "Virginia State Route 277" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-01-14.
  3. ^ "Route 277 Triangle and Urban Center Plan". Frederick County (Virginia) Department of Planning and Development. Archived from the original on August 27, 2013. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  4. ^ "Area Plan - Route 277 Triangle and Urban Center Land Use Plan". Frederick County (Virginia) Department of Planning and Development. July 14, 2011. Archived from the original on May 31, 2014. Retrieved August 7, 2013.

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