Interstate 295 North

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Interstate 295 North
A 1.7-mile extension of I-295 southeast to MD 210 (Indian Head Highway) at Oxon Hill opened to traffic in 1990. The connector provides direct access from MD 210 north to I-295 north for Washington, DC. Additions to the ramp during the Woodrow Wilson Bridge replacement project added a flyover connection to I-95 south / I-495 west. 09/25/04
National Harbor Boulevard heads north and splits into four separate ramps with the left lane forming the northbound beginning of I-295 and the right lane connecting with HarborView Avenue east to Oxon Hill Road. 08/04/13
The center lanes from National Harbor Boulevard continue to the Capital Beltway. 08/04/13
Ramps to Interstates 95 & 495 split for the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge west to Springfield, Virginia and the Capital Beltway northeast to Andrews AFB and College Park. 08/04/13
The ramp to the Woodrow Wilson Bridge joins the Local Lanes across the Potomac River into Alexandria, Virginia. 08/04/13
An advisory sign on the Capital Beltway inner loop ramp for the draw bridge on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. 08/04/13
Interstate 295 curves northward by Oxon Hill Farm to cross Oxon Creek into the District of Columbia. 12/16/16
A four lane causeway carries the freeway northward from the Capital Beltway to Bellevue in southeastern Washington. 12/16/16
The first exit along the Anacostia Freeway north serves the U.S. Naval Research Lab and the DC Water Department at Blue Plains. 12/16/16
A truck weigh in motion station precedes Exit 1. 12/16/16
A trumpet interchange (Exit 1) joins I-295 with Shepherd Parkway SW across from Overlook Avenue SW. Exit 1 also serves D.C. Village and the Blue Plains Academy. 12/16/16
Interstate 295 passes over Shepherd Parkway ahead of the loop ramp (Exit 1) to the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and Laboratory Road west. Overlook Avenue travels north from Blue Plains to parallel I-295 to Bellevue and Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JAAB). 12/16/16
Interstate 295 north runs alongside the Shepherd Parkway natural area from Exit 1 northward to Congress Heights. A reassurance shield precedes the Chesapeake Street underpass. 12/16/16
An entrance ramp provides return access to I-295 (Anacostia Freeway) north from Chesapeake Street for the Blue Plains and Bellevue areas ahead of the next shield assembly. 08/04/13
The next interchange of I-295 north joins the Anacostia Freeway with Malcolm X Avenue and Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. JAAB lines the Potomac River to the west. 12/16/16
One half mile south of the partial interchange with Malcolm X Avenue at the South Capitol Street under crossing. South Capitol Street extends north from MD 210 (Indian Head Highway) to the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge across the Anacostia River. A diamond interchange connects South Capitol Street with Malcolm X along the west side of I-295. 12/16/16
Northbound reassurance shield posted between the South Capital Street entrance ramp and the Malcolm X Avenue off-ramp (Exit 2). 12/16/16
Malcolm X Avenue stems east from the MacDill Boulevard entrance to JBAB to Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue and 8th Street SE at Congress Heights. 12/16/16
Exit 2 loops away from I-295 north. Malcolm X Avenue west links I-295 with South Capitol Street to Anacostia Naval Station and Washington Highlands. 12/16/16
A three-quarter cloverleaf interchange (Exits 3A/B) lies one half mile ahead with Suitland Parkway. Maintained by the National Park Service, Suitland Parkway ventures east from the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge to Barry Farms, Buena Vista, Douglass, Shirley Terrace and Knox Hill ahead of the Maryland line. 12/16/16
Nationals Park, home of the Washington Nationals MLB team, lies just across the Anacostia River between South Capitol Street and Interstate 695 (Southeast Freeway). 12/16/16
Exit 3A departs Interstate 295 north to the intersection of Sumner Road and Firth Sterling Avenue. Firth Sterling Avenue travels west from Howard Road and Suitland Parkway to South Capitol Avenue at the Anacostia Naval Annex. Suitland Parkway continues east of Washington to Morningside and Andrews Air Force Base at the capital Beltway. 12/16/16
Interstate 295 curves northeast over Suitland Parkway between Exits 3A and 3B. A reassurance marker stands between the two ramps. 08/04/13
Exit 3B leaves Interstate 295 north for Suitland Parkway west across the Anacostia River to Nationals Park and D Street ahead of the U.S. Capitol. 12/16/16
An Arrow-Per-Lane (APL) sign outlines the forthcoming split with Interstate 695 west for the 11th Street Bridge. Road work between 2009-13 replaced the 1960s-built bridges across the Anacostia River with new spans. The work coincided with the mutual extension of I-695 and truncation of I-295 to Exit 4A. 12/16/16
The Anacostia Freeway continues as D.C. 295 northeast to Fairlawn, River Terrace, Eastland Gardens and U.S. 50 at Cheverly, Maryland. 12/16/16
An end sign for I-295 appears at the directional T interchange with Interstate 695 and D.C. 295 north. I-695 runs two miles north across the 11th Street Bridge and west along the Southeast Freeway to I-395 outside Downtown Washington. D.C. 295 extends the Anacostia Freeway northeast to the Kenilworth Avenue Freeway at East Capitol Street. 12/16/16
Exit 5C quickly follows for 11th Street SE north and Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE south. 11th Street SE parallels I-695 as the local bridge connecting the Capitol Riverfront and Anacostia areas. 12/16/16


Photo Credits:

09/25/04, 08/04/13, 12/16/16 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 95
Interstate 495 - Capital Beltway
Interstate 695 - Southeast Freeway
District of Columbia 295

Page Updated 12-20-2018.

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