Interstate 295 North - Seven Pines to Short Pump

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Interstate 295 North
Turning northwest, Interstate 295 next meets SR 156 (Airport Drive) at a cloverleaf interchange (Exit 31). Photo taken 12/21/12.
Exit 31A carries drives northward onto Virginia 156 (Airport Drive) to Cold Harbor Road for Old Cold Harbor and Cold Harbor Battlefield. The state route meanders northward and crosses Interstate 95 again near Mechanicsville. Photo taken 12/21/12.
Virginia 156 (Airport Drive) heads southwest from Exit 31B to Virginia 33 (Nine Mile Road) near Highland Springs. Overall the route travels 57.41 miles between Templeton and U.S. 360 Business. Photo taken 12/21/12.
Travelers span the Chickahominy River and enter Hanover County along Interstate 295 north of Exit 31. Photo taken 12/21/12.
Northbound mileage sign highlighting the distance to Interstate 95 (10 miles) and Interstate 95 northbound control cities. Photo taken 12/21/12.
SSR 615 (Creighton Road) crosses paths with Interstate 295 at the Exit 34 full cloverleaf interchange. Photo taken 12/21/12.
Heading north, SSR 615 (Creighton Road) joins Interstate 295 with U.S. 360 at Newmans. Photo taken 12/21/12.
Exit 34A departs Interstate 295 north for Creighton Road north. Exit 34A serves interests to the Richmond National Battlefield Park Cold Harbor Unit. Photo taken 12/21/12.
The Exit 34B loop ramp carries drivers southward onto SSR 615 to Laburnum Avenue outside the city of Richmond. Photo taken 12/21/12.
Reassurance marker posted as Interstate 295 passes by Sledds Lake and an adjacent subdivision. Photo taken 12/21/12.
The next mileage sign focuses on the distance to Interstate 64 west and its destination of Charlottesville. Photo taken 12/21/12.
U.S. 360 (Mechanicsville Turnpike) meets Interstate 295 at Exits 37A/B outside Mechanicsville. Photo taken 12/21/12.
Virginia 156 (Cold Harbor Road) passes over Interstate 295 north one quarter mile south of the full cloverleaf interchange with U.S. 360 (Exits 31A/B). Photo taken 12/21/12.
Exit 37A follows and joins U.S. 360 (Mechanicsville Turnpike) east to Newmans and Tappahannock (U.S. 17). U.S. 360 ends 79 miles eastward at SSR 644 in Reedville. Photo taken 12/21/12.
U.S. 360 veers southwest from Exit 37B to Mechanicsville, Interstate 64 (Exit 192) and the city of Richmond. An intrastate route, U.S. 360 travels 225 miles overall between Danville and Chesapeake Bay. Photo taken 12/21/12.
SSR 627 crosses paths with Interstate 295 at the Exit 38 full cloverleaf interchange near Ellerson. Photo taken 12/21/12.
Subdivisions of Mechanicsville lie west of Interstate 295 and SSR 1126 (AMF Drive), an industrial frontage road, lines the east side of the freeway between Exits 37 and 38. Photo taken 12/21/12.
SSR 627 parallels U.S. 360 (Mechanicsville Turnpike) east from Exit 38A to rural areas in northeastern Hanover County. West from Exit 38B, SSR 627 arcs southwest to Richmond International Raceway. Photo taken 12/21/12.
SSR 627 follows Pole Green Road east from Interstate 295 to Pole Green and U.S. 360 near Beatles Mill. Photo taken 06/22/05.
The overhead assembly for Exit 38A was removed by 2012. A temporary sign resembling a typical Caltrans exit-number guide sign was installed in its place. Photo taken 12/21/12.
Meadowbridge Road continues SSR 627 west from Exit 38B to Azalea Avenue in northeast Richmond. Photo taken 06/22/05.
Eight lanes of Interstate 295 travel between Interstate 64 near Seven Pines and Interstate 95 north of Richmond. Photo taken 12/21/12.
Turning westward from the Shady Grove Road overpass on the 1.50-mile approach to Exit 41 with U.S. 301 & Virginia 2 (Chamberlayne Road). Photo taken 12/21/12.
Interstate 95, Fredericksburg, and Washington are again highlighted on a Interstate 295 northbound mileage sign. Interstate 95 carries at least six lanes overall between Richmond and the Nation's Capital. Photo taken 12/21/12.
Exit 41A connects with U.S. 301 & Virginia 2 (Chamberlayne Road) north to the Hanover County seat. U.S. 301 & Virginia 2 share 34 miles of pavement from U.S. 1 in Richmond to Bowling Green. Photo taken 12/21/12.
Traffic bound for Interstate 95 north is advised to move left as Exit 41A departs Interstate 295 north for U.S. 301 & Virginia 2 north. The paired routes meet SSR 637 near Atlee nearby. Photo taken 12/21/12.
Exit 41B follows onto U.S. 301 & Virginia 2 (Chamberlayne Road) south to Virginia 73 (Parham Road) and Interstate 95 (Exit 82) north of Richmond. Photo taken 12/21/12.
Interstate 295 meets U.S. 1 immediately west of Interstate 95 (Exits 43A/B) via a collector distributor roadway (Exits 43C/D). The c/d roadway for U.S. 1 (Brook Road) leaves the I-295 mainline just west of the split with Interstate 95 northbound connector. Photo taken 12/21/12.
Exit 43A departs next to form the Interstate 95 northbound mainline to Ashland, Fredericksburg, and Washington. Photo taken 12/21/12.
Interstate 295 continues beyond the directional ramp to a loop ramp with Interstate 95 south (Exit 43B). Traffic enters Henrico County on either ramp. Photo taken 12/21/12.
Westbound at the partition of Interstate 295 north and Exit 43A to Interstate 95 north. Interstate 95 next meets SSR 656 (Sliding Hill Road) near Atlee and Hanover County Airport. Photo taken 12/21/12.
An Interstate 295 state-named trailblazer was posted along the northbound c/d roadway between the cloverleaf interchanges with I-95 and U.S. 1. The sign directed motorists to remain on the c/d roadway beyond Exit 43D for Interstate 295 northbound. Photo taken 10/14/01.
Exit 43C follows from the c/d roadway onto U.S. 1 (Brook Road) north for Ashland and Virginia Center Commons mall. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Interstate 295 mainline travelers are given 1.25-mile notice on the Exit 45 full cloverleaf interchange with Woodman Road. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Exit 43D follows as a loop ramp onto U.S. 1 (Brook Road) south toward Richmond. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Woodman Road begins at nearby Greenwood Road and heads south to meet Interstate 295 at Exits 45A/B. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Drivers bound for Woodman Road leave Interstate 295 west at Exit 45A. Greenwood Road continues northward from Woodman Road all the way to Farrington and U.S. 33 in rural Hanover County. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Woodman Road south joins Interstate 295 with the Glen Allen area via Mountain Road and Laurel Park at Virginia 73 (Parham Road). Photo taken 06/17/05.
Attached to the Mill Road overpass is the 0.75-mile overhead for U.S. 33 (Exits 49A/B). Photo taken 06/17/05.
Like all of the exits before, Exit 49 consists of a full cloverleaf interchange with U.S. 33 (Staples Mill Road). U.S. 33 begins in Richmond and heads northwest 709 miles to Dunlap, Indiana. Photo taken 06/17/05.
U.S. 33 leaves the Richmond area and Henrico County for Mountain Road in Hanover County. The highway connects the capital city with Montpelier on an otherwise rural route. Photo taken 06/17/05.
Heading south, U.S. 33 follows Staples Mill Road to Dumbarton and U.S. 250 (Broad Street) in Richmond. U.S. 33 & 250 share pavement along Broad Street before ending at Harrison Street (Virginia 33). U.S. 250 ends at the Broad Street intersection with U.S. 360 (18th Street). Photo taken 07/11/05.
Nuckols Road stems west from Springfield Road to meet Interstate 295 at the Exit 51 full cloverleaf interchange. Exit 51B serves interests to Innsbrook Pavilion and ECPI Technical College. Photo taken 07/11/05.
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Nuckols Road serves a variety of business and office complexes near the interchange with Interstate 295. The arterial winds westward to expanding suburban areas before ending at Virginia 271 (Pouncey Tract Road). Photos taken 06/17/05.
Interstate 295 enters its final 1.5-mile stretch after Exit 51B to Nuckols Road south. Nuckols Road ends at Virginia 157, a north south suburban arterial. Photo taken 06/17/05.
A pair of end signs lie along Interstate 295 west one mile before its northern terminus. Similar style end signs are found in Hampton Roads and along Interstate 370 in Maryland. Photo taken 07/11/05.
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Replaced overheads for the directional cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 64 (Exits 53A/B), posted one half mile out from the freeway end. Construction between 2006 and May 2009 resulted in a new two-lane flyover from Interstate 64 east to Interstate 295 south. Photo taken 06/17/05. Second photo taken 05/31/09.
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All traffic continues to be shunted to the right ahead of the ramps to Interstate 64. Originally Interstate 295 was to connect with the southwest bypass of Richmond (Virginia 288). Plans later shifted to a new alignment further west, resulting in the abandonment of the freeway stubs at Interstate 64/295. The southbound stub was removed during the flyover project of 2006-09. Photo taken 06/17/05. Second photo taken 05/31/09.
Interstate 295 ends at the Exit 53A/B partition to Interstate 64. Interstate 64 continues west a short distance to Virginia 288 south in Goochland County. Eastward, Interstate 64 quickly crosses paths with U.S. 250 (Broad Street Road) at Short Pump. Photo taken 05/31/09.


Photo Credits:

  • 10/14/01 by AARoads.
  • 06/17/05 by AARoads.
  • 06/22/05 by AARoads.
  • 07/11/05 by AARoads.
  • 05/31/09 by Will Weaver.
  • 12/21/12 by AARoads.

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Page Updated 01-17-2013.