WV 311 is unique in that it is signed twice within the Mountain State.
The first section runs for only one-half mile; the second slightly longer
at about 3 miles. The route weaves through West Virginia and Virginia
along the northern third of this route that runs to Roanoke, VA.
The Northern Terminus of the north section of WV 311 is at Interstate 64
just inside the WV line. This point also serves as the Northern Terminus
of the entire length of WV/VA 311. The interchange is a partial diamond.
Traffic can only access WV 311 South from I-64 east. WV 311
North traffic can only go west on I-64.
A look at the half interchange with I-64.
The first and only WV 311 South sign posted along the northern segment.
The half-mile of the northern segment of WV 311 consists of a hillclimb
and then the Virginia State Line. Below, two photos showing the state
line crossing and the first VA 311 shield.
And a look entering West Virginia as you head towards the Interstate.
This is the only WV 311 North sign standing between the state line and
Route 311 returns to West Virginia near Sweet Springs. Above, two
photos entering into West Virginia from Virginia. Below, two views
entering VA. Impressive mountain scenery surrounds the border crossing.
Route 311's return to the Mountain State is brief , but slightly more eventful.
Upon returning to West Virginia, the route travels through Sweet Springs,
intersects with the Eastern Terminus of WV 3, heads
left and climbs Peters Mountain where it exits the state for the final
The state line crossing is at the pinnacle of Peters Mountain, elevation
3,004 ft. It also serves as a terminus of the Farm Heritage Scenic
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Last Updated: September 22, 2002
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