Interstate 195 / State Route 195 - Downtown Expressway

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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. Photo taken 06/02/03.
Vintage Interstate 195 trailblazer along Monument Avenue northwest of Downtown Richmond. Photo taken 06/02/03.

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


Photo Credits:

06/02/03 by AARoads

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

Page Updated 07-01-2020.