E Street Expressway

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The E Street Expressway extends a half mile east from Interstate 66 (Potomac River Freeway) to 20th Street NW at E Street NW through the Foggy Bottom section of Washington. The below-grade expressway opened in July 1965 along with I-66 leading south to the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Bridge into Arlington, Virginia.1

E Street - West
New York Avenue NW angles southwest from 17th Street NW and State Place NW to become E Street NW at 18th Street NW. Photo taken 08/04/13.
E Street forms a couplet from 18th Street NW to the ramps with the E Street Expressway. Rawlins Park lies between the two one-way streets. Photo taken 08/04/13.
A left side ramp veers away from E Street NW onto the E Street Expressway west at 20th Street NW. E Street continues west to 23rd Street NW above and an on-ramp to I-66 east. Photo taken 08/04/13.
A cut and cover tunnel carries the E Street Expressway below 21st Street, Virginia Avenue and Galvez Park. Photo taken 08/04/13.
E Street Expressway - West
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The E Street Expressway tunnel kinks northward to run just below E Street NW at 23rd Street NW. The shift allows for an eastbound off-ramp to Virginia Avenue and E Street. Photos taken 08/04/13.
Passing under 23rd Street NW, traffic partitions into ramps for the ending Interstate 66 east at the Whitehurst Freeway (U.S. 29) and Interstate 66 west to Arlington, Virginia.
Trucks are prohibited along I-66 west to the Capital Beltway. Photo taken 08/04/13.
A flyover carries motorists onto Interstate 66 west across the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Bridge. An unmarked left side ramp also connects with the Potomac River Freeway end to Ohio Drive. Photo taken 08/04/13.

  1. Potomac River Freeway (I-66), DCRoads.net.

Photo Credits:

08/04/13 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 66

Page Updated 06-12-2014.