A blog dedicated to the pursuit of all roads in the United States except Interstates
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Restored Pre-Interstate Rest Area VA
I've posted before on Virginia's "waysides" which were the pre-interstate version of the "rest areas" found on interstates today. This one is a little different, though. It's been completely restored, with stonework and picnic tables as they were. It can be found on Virginia Route 598 at the top of East River Mountain, on the border with West Virginia. 598 was originally US Route 52, which has been "replaced" by I-77. The interstate tunnels under this same mountain.
The view is into the city of Bluefield, West Virginia.