I-95/495 North - Outer Loop

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Interstate 95 Interstate 495 North
Traffic from the I-95 Express lanes joins the Capital Beltway outer loop 1.25 miles ahead of Exit 173 with SR 613 (Van Dorn Street). 12/17/20
I-95/495 combine for eight miles along the Capital Beltway east between the Springfield Interchange and Woodrow Wilson Bridge. All interchanges leading east to the District of Columbia line serve the independent city of Alexandria. 08/04/13
One mile ahead of Exit 173 for SR 613 (Van Dorn Street) south to Franconia and north to Alexandria. Van Dorn Street becomes a part of SR 401 north of the Alexandria city line. SR 401 travels three miles to SR 420 (Seminary Road). 08/04/13
I-95 north / I-495 east taper from six to four lanes by Exit 173 for Van Dorn Street. 08/04/13
Between Exit 170 and Van Dorn Street, I-95/495 cross over the Metro Blue Line between Franconia-Springfield and Van Dorn Street Stations. 12/17/20
I-95 north / I-495 east reach the trumpet interchange (Exit 173) with SR 613 (Van Dorn Street). Ramps connect the Beltway with Van Dorn Street north of Oakwood Road. 12/17/20
The succeeding exit along I-95/495 north connects with the Eisenhower Avenue Connector (SR 952) into Alexandria. 12/17/20
The Woodrow Wilson Bridge partitions traffic into Local and Thru lanes beyond Telegraph Road (Exit 176). 12/17/20
The Capital Beltway Through Lanes for the Woodrow Wilson Bridge provide an uninterrupted drive east to MD 414 (Exit 4). An off-ramp connects with the I-295 southbound ramps to MD 210 (Indian Head Highway) at the bridge east end as well. 12/17/20
All interests to Alexandria and National Harbor are directed onto the Local Lanes. This includes Interstate 295 north into Washington, DC. 12/17/20
A diamond interchange joins the Eisenhower Connector with I-95/495 at Exit 174. The connector joins the Capital Beltway with parallel Eisenhower Avenue over the Blue Metro Line. Eisenhower Avenue leads east from SR 401 (Van Dorn Street) to Holland Lane near Downtown Alexandria. There is no access between the Connector and Clermont Drive south to SR 644 (Franconia Road). 12/17/20
Passing over the Eisenhower Avenue Connector, motorists are again advised of the forthcoming Local/Through lane split of I-95 north / I-495 east. 12/17/20
The last reassurance markers posted for I-95 north / I-495 east in Virginia. The Capital Beltway runs just south of Cameron Run along this stretch. 12/17/20
MD 414 and the Beltway come together after the Through and Local lanes reconvene near Phelps Corner. MD 5 follows as an expressway south to Andrews Air Force Base. 12/17/20
A cloverstack interchange lies 0.75 miles ahead via the Local lanes to SR 241 (Telegraph Road) north and SR 611 (Telegraph Road) south. 12/17/20
Three lanes stay to the outside for I-95/495 Local while two proceed onto the Through lanes to Prince Georges County, Maryland. 12/17/20
Exit 176A leaves the Capital Beltway eastbound in one quarter mile for SR 241 (Kings Highway) south to U.S. 1 and SR 611 (Telegraph Road) southwest. 12/17/20
Construction improving the Capital Beltway included the upgrade of Exit 176A with separate overpasses above Telegraph Road for both SR 241 (Kings Highway) south and Huntington Avenue east. 12/17/20
SR 241 constitutes a 1.88 mile long route between U.S. 1 (Richmond Highway) and a trumpet interchange with SR 236 (Duke Street) adjacent to the George Washington Masonic National Memorial. 12/17/20
Exit 176B follows to separate flyovers for SR 241 (Telegraph Road) north and Eisenhower Avenue at Stovall Street. The connection to Eisenhower Avenue, and the Metro Yellow Line Eisenhower Avenue Station was added in 2010. 12/17/20
U.S. 1 crosses paths with Interstate 95 for the final time in Virginia at a multi level interchange (Exits 177A/B) south of Old Town Alexandria. 12/17/20
The Local lanes of I-95/495 east elevate over adjacent Cameron Run to Exit 177 for U.S. 1 (Richmond Highway / Patrick Street). 12/17/20
A wye interchange adds traffic from Mill Road south and Eisenhower Valley onto the Capital Beltway Local lanes one mile from the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. 12/17/20
I-95/495 nip the southern extent of the Alexandria city limits at Exit 177 to U.S. 1. U.S. 1 follows Patrick Street north to a couplet with Henry Street (south) through Downtown Alexandria. I-295, a 6.0 mile route leading north from National Harbor into Washington, DC, begins in two miles. 12/17/20
Exit 177 separates into components for U.S. 1 south through the Fairfax County suburbs to Fort Belvoir and north through Alexandria. 12/17/20
The flyover from U.S. 1 south includes access to both the Local and Through Lanes across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. 08/04/13
I-95/495 emerge from the SR 400 (Washington Street) overpass onto the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. 12/17/20
The Capital Beltway briefly enters the District of Columbia by Jones Point. 12/17/20
The draw span for the Woodrow Wilson Bridge follows at the main channel of the Potomac River. The 6,736 foot long bridge provides 70 feet of clearance. 12/17/20
Exits 2A/B for I-295 north and National Harbor Boulevard south depart at the east end of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. An off-ramp also departs from the Through lanes for MD 210 south to Indian Head and Oxon Hill Road north to Forest Heights. 12/17/20
A set of signals stop traffic for Woodrow Wilson Bridge openings. 12/17/20
Interstate 95 parts ways with I-495 west in 26 miles for Baltimore. The succeeding ramps from the Local lanes connect with National Harbor. 12/17/20


Photo Credits:

08/04/13, 12/17/20 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 395 - Henry G. Shirley Memorial Highway
Interstate 495 / Capital Beltway
U.S. 1

Page Updated 02-10-2021.

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