2008 Uncodified Acts

2008 Virginia Uncodified Acts


An Act to designate certain highway segments as the "Wilderness Road: Virginia's Heritage Migration Route."

[S 150]

Approved March 27, 2008


Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  § 1. That the following route is hereby designated the "Wilderness Road: Virginia's Heritage Migration Route": U.S. Route 11 from Winchester to Bristol, then connecting with the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail in Scott County and continuing west on U.S. Routes 58 and 23, ending at Cumberland Gap National Heritage Park in Lee County where it intersects with the Kentucky Wilderness Road Heritage Highway, and the Fincastle Turnpike and the Carolina Road spurs that branch off in Botetourt County. These roads, which went by a variety of names depending upon their location, collectively drew thousands of settlers southwestward from Pennsylvania and Maryland into and through the Great Valley of Virginia and into the wilderness of the American frontier.  This designation shall not affect any other designation heretofore (including the Great Wagon Road, the Irish Tract, the Peaked Mountain, and the Great Philadelphia Road) or hereafter applied to this route or any portions thereof.

2.  That the provisions of subdivision (4) of § 33.1-12 of the Code of Virginia relating to placing and maintaining appropriate signs and the payment of costs associated therewith shall not apply to this act.