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Transportation Transportation is the lifeblood of any area. With an excellent system of highways and primary state roads, Isle of Wight County links easily to the rest of Hampton Roads. Two airports offering passenger service are just a short drive away, and the region is well served by passenger and freight rail. Highways and Roads The county is served by a network of four-lane US and state roads. Isle of Wight County is connected north-to-south with US 258, linking the Carrsville/Franklin area, Walters, Windsor, and Isle of Wight with Smithfield. US 258 continues south into Southampton County and north, where it merges with US 17 at the James River Bridge and spans the river to the Hampton Roads Peninsula. The James River Bridge gives immediate access to interstates 64 and 664. Southside Hampton Roads is accessible through the MonitorMerrimac Bridge-Tunnel. Route 17 continues northward toward Washington, D. C. US 460 cuts across the county east-to-west, and through the town of Windsor and community of Zuni. Just 36 miles west of the county, Route 460 intersects with Interstate 95, offering immediate access for north-south traffic along the Eastern Seaboard. Also running east-west, Route 10 moves from northern Suffolk through Smithfield and northern Isle of Wight County into Surry County. From there, the free Jamestown Ferry is just a short distance, providing a link to James City County, Williamsburg, and Interstate 64. Route 58 also cuts across the county east-towest in the southern part of Isle of Wight, linking Carrsville and Franklin. This highway continues west to interstates 85 and 95, and east to Southside Hampton Roads.

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The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles has a Customer Service Center at 912 S. Church Street, Smithfield, where residents can register vehicles, apply for drivers licenses, title a vehicle, take driving exams, obtain a birth certificate, and more. (804) 497-7100, www.dmv.virginia.gov. Bus service is provided in the region by Greyhound Bus Lines in Suffolk. (800) 2312222, www.greyhound.com Air Transportation Two commercial airports are less than 40 minutes away from Isle of Wight County; Norfolk International Airport, 2200 Norview Avenue, Norfolk (757) 857-3351, www.norfolkairport.com Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport, 900 Bland Boulevard. Suite G, Newport News (757) 877-0221, www.flyphf.com Rail Transportation Passenger rail service to Richmond and Washington, D.C. with connections throughout the United States, can be accessed at the Amtrak station, 9304 Warwick Boulevard in Newport News, just 20 minutes from Smithfield across the James River Bridge. 1-800-USA-RAIL, www.amtrak.com Waterways With the James River to the north, the Pagan River feeding into the James from Smithfield, and the Blackwater River to the west, there are many opportunities for recreational boating and fishing in Isle of Wight County. The busy James River, with its 35-foot channel at the county’s northern boundary, offers direct access to the Virginia Port Authority facilities for all of Hampton Roads.

2017 Isle of Wight Community Guide & Business Directory  

The official community guide for the Isle of Wight-Smithfield-Windsor Chamber of Commerce, featuring information about area communities, bus...

2017 Isle of Wight Community Guide & Business Directory  

The official community guide for the Isle of Wight-Smithfield-Windsor Chamber of Commerce, featuring information about area communities, bus...

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