I 81- I 64 Thanks for the map..
I recommend this route: Take I81N to Roanoke. North of Roanoke not far past the weigh station take Troutville exit 150(?). At the traffic light turn right and gas up at one of the stations. Gas is always cheaper in Roanoke for some reason. Return to the traffic light and turn right. Take the 6 mile 4 lane shortcut (Alt. Rt.220?) to Rt. 460E. Follow Rt. 460E to Petersburg. It is 4 lane all the way with bypasses for all cities/towns except Crewe. At Petersburg take I85N for about 10 miles and exit onto Rt. 460E. At Suffolk take Rt. 58E/460E and at Bower's Hill in Chesapeake follow I264 to Va. Beach.
Well had some pretty good monotoring on my trip. The STARS seemed like a pretty good system with good coverage. I also monitored VA Beach Orion while I was there. I left before the plane crash so I missed out on a once in a lifetime monitoring opportunity.