Linking with SR 76 (Powhite Parkway) west and SR 195 (Downtown Expressway) east in the city of Richmond, Interstate 195 spurs 3.50 miles south from I-64 and I-95 (Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike) along the Beltline Expressway. The tolled Downtown Expressway continues the urban loop southeast 3.39 miles to I-95 at Shockoe Bottom.

The Downtown Expressway (State Route 195) opened from I-195 east to 7th Street on February 3, 1976. Connections to Interstate 95 at the James River bridge were completed by September 1, 1977.1

Interstate 195 / State Route 195 Guides

Richmond, VA - 1974

I-195 under construction in Richmond - 1974 Official Virginia Highway Map

Richmond, VA - 1973

I-195 under construction and the Downtown Expressway proposed in 1973

Interstate 195 scenes
Interstate 195 (Beltline Expressway) below the Monument Avenue overpass. The Hamilton Street entrance ramp joins the freeway southbound. U.S. 33/250 cross over I-195 further north. 06/02/03
Vintage Interstate 195 trailblazer along Monument Avenue northwest of Downtown Richmond. 06/02/03
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Part of a split diamond interchange, Hamilton Street (SR 949) links U.S. 33/250 (Broad Street) with I-195 south at Sauer's Gardens in Richmond. 12/17/20
Cutshaw Avenue leads east from Sauer's Gardens to the entrance ramp for I-195 south from Hamilton Street. 12/17/20
Hamilton Street meets I-195 north at a half diamond interchange midway between U.S. 33/250 (Broad Street) and SR 197 (Saunders Avenue). 12/17/20
Interstate 195 heads north from Hamilton Street at Scott's Addition one mile to I-64 and I-95. 12/17/20

Sources:
  1. RMA :: Toll Facilities :: Downtown Expressway. http://www.rmaonline.org/facilities/downtownexpress.html


Photo Credits:

06/02/03, 12/17/20 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 64
Interstate 95
U.S. 33
U.S. 250

Page Updated 02-20-2021.

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