Interstates 95 & 495 north
Traffic from the HOV roadway of Interstate 95 joins the Capital Beltway outer loop 1.25 miles ahead of Exit 173 with SSR 613 (Van Dorn Street). Photo taken 08/04/13.
Interstates 95 & 495 share eight miles of 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. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Now one mile ahead of Exit 173 with Virginia Secondary 613 (Van Dorn Street) south to Franconia and north to Alexandria. Van Dorn Street becomes a part of Virginia 401 north of the Alexandria city line. VA 401 travels three miles to Virginia 420 (Seminary Road). Photo taken 08/04/13.
Interstates 95 north & 495 east taper from six to four lanes by Exit 173 for Van Dorn Street. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Between Exit 170 and the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, Interstates 95 & 495 head eastward and pass over the Metro Blue Line between its end at Franconia-Springfield and its Van Dorn Street Station. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Interstates 95 north & 495 east reach the trumpet interchange (Exit 173) with Virginia Secondary 613 (Van Dorn Street). A short access road connects the Beltway with Van Dorn Street north of Oakwood Road. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Between Exit 170 and the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, Interstates 95 & 495 head almost due east and pass over Metro's Blue Line between its end at Franconia-Springfield and its Van Dorn Street Station. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Northbound Interstate 95/Eastbound Interstate 495/Capital Beltway Outer Loop reaches the Exit 173 trumpet interchange with Virginia Secondary 613 (Van Dorn Street). A short access road connects the Beltway with Van Dorn Street north of Oakwood Road. Photo taken 08/04/13.
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The next exit on northbound/outer loop is Exit 174, Junction Eisenhower Avenue Connector into Alexandria. Reconstruction of the Capital Beltway in 2009 replaced the one-mile guide sign with a new Clearview-based panel one quarter mile to the west. Photo taken 08/04/13. Second photo taken 10/02/04.
The new Woodrow Wilson Bridge partitions traffic into Local and Thru lanes beyond Telegraph Road (Exit 176). Photo taken 08/04/13.
The Capital Beltway Through Lanes for the Woodrow Wilson Bridge provide an uninterrupted drive east to Maryland 414 (Exit 4). An off-ramp connects with the I-295 southbound ramps to Maryland 210 (Indian Head Highway) at the bridge east end as well. Photo taken 08/04/13.
All interests to Alexandria and National Harbor should follow the Local Lanes. This includes Interstate 295 north into Washington, DC. Photo taken 08/04/13.
A diamond interchange joins the Eisenhower Connector with Interstates 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 Virginia 401 (Van Dorn Street) to Holland Lane near downtown Alexandria. There is no access between the Connector and Clermont Drive south to Virginia Secondary 644 (Franconia Road). Photo taken 08/04/13.
Passing over the Eisenhower Avenue Connector, motorists are again advised of the forthcoming Local/Through lane split of Interstates 95 north & 495 east. Photo taken 08/04/13.
The last reassurance markers posted for Interstates 95 north & 495 east in Virginia. The Capital Beltway runs just south of Cameron Run along this stretch. Photo taken 08/04/13.
A second mileage sign advises motorists of the Through carriageway exits. Maryland 414 and the Beltway come together after the Through and Local lanes reconvene near Phelps Corner. Maryland 5 follows as an expressway south to Andrews Air Force Base. Photo taken 08/04/13.
A directional cloverleaf interchange lies 0.75 miles ahead via the Local lanes to Virginia 241 (Telegraph Road) north and Virginia Secondary 611 (Telegraph Road) south. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Three lanes stay to the right for Interstates 95 & 495 Local while two proceed onto the Through lanes to Prince Georges County, Maryland. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Exit 176A leaves the Capital Beltway eastbound in one quarter mile for Virginia 241 (Kings Highway) south to U.S. 1 and SSR 611 (Telegraph Road) southwest. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Construction to upgrade the Capital Beltway included the upgrade of Exit 176A to include separate overpasses above Telegraph Road for both VA 241 (Kings Highway) south and Huntington Avenue east. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Virginia 241 constitutes a 1.88-mile route between Virginia 236 (Duke Street) and U.S. 1 (Richmond Highway). Photo taken 08/04/13.
Exit 176B follows and splits into separate flyovers for Virginia 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. Virginia 241 ends one half mile north at a trumpet interchange with Virginia 236 (Duke Street) adjacent to the George Washington Masonic National Memorial. Photo taken 08/04/13.
U.S. 1 crosses paths with Interstate 95 for the final time in Virginia at a redesigned directional stack interchange (Exits 177A/B) south of Old Town Alexandria. Photo taken 08/04/13.
The Local lanes of Interstates 95 & 495 east elevate over adjacent Cameron Run through to Exit 177 for U.S. 1 (Richmond Highway / Patrick Street). Photo taken 08/04/13.
A wye interchange adds traffic from Mill Road south and Eisenhower Valley onto the Capital Beltway Local lanes on the one mile approach to the Woodrow Wilson Bridge draw span. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Interstates 95 north & 495 east nip the southern extent of the Alexandria city limits at the Exit 177 ramp departure for U.S. 1. U.S. 1 follows Patrick Street north to a couplet with Henry Street (south) through Downtown Alexandria.
Motorists here also see the first guide sign for Interstate 295, a 6.0-mile route leading north from National Harbor into Washington, DC. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Exit 177 separates into components for U.S. 1 south through the Fairfax County suburbs to Fort Belvoir and north through Alexandria. Photo taken 08/04/13.
The flyover from U.S. 1 south includes access to both the Local and Through Lanes across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Interstates 95 & 495 emerges from the Virginia 400 (Washington Street) overpass onto the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. The new ten lane span across the Potomac River opened initially on December 6, 2008, after six years of construction. Photo taken 08/04/13.
The Capital Beltway briefly enters the District of Columbia by Jones Point. The draw span for the Woodrow Wilson Bridge follows at the main channel of the Potomac River. The new 6,736 foot long bridge provides 70 feet of clearance. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Exits 2A/B for Interstate 295 north to Washington 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 Maryland 210 south to Indian Head and Oxon Hill Road north to Forest Heights. Photo taken 08/04/13.
A set of traffic lights stop traffic for Woodrow Wilson Bridge openings. Photo taken 08/04/13.
A conventional mileage sign outlines Maryland junctions along the Capital Beltway. Interstate 95 parts ways with I-495 west in 26 miles for Baltimore. Photo taken 08/04/13.


 


Photo Credits:

    10/02/04 by Carter Buchanan. 08/04/13 by AARoads.

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

Page Updated 06-08-2014.