Interstate 295 South

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Interstate 295 South
Interstate 295 south passes by Anacostia Park and this reassurance marker. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Continuing south from D.C. 295 and the 11th Street Bridge, Interstate 295 approaches a three-quarter cloverleaf interchange (Exits 3B/A) with Suitland Parkway near its end at South Capitol Street. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Exit 3B departs to Howard Road, an east-west connector to South Capitol Street north to Washington Nationals Park and Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Exit 3A loops onto Suitland Parkway east to Buena Vista, Garfield Heights and Suitland, Maryland. The parkway consists of a controlled access highway maintained by the National Park Service.
Suitland Parkway ends at Maryland 4 (Pennsylvania Avenue) near its interchange with the Capital Beltway. Photo taken 08/04/13.
The next exit along Interstate 295 (Anacostia Freeway) south is Exit 2, South Capitol Street, Malcolm X Avenue to Bolling Air Force Base. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Reconstructed in 2006, Exit 2 consists of a slip ramp onto adjacent South Capitol Street southbound ahead of its diamond interchange with Malcolm X Avenue east and MacDill Boulevard west. MacDill Boulevard enters Bolling A.F.B. via its main gate while Malcolm X Avenue leads east to Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue at Congress Heights. Photo taken 08/04/13.
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Two reassurance markers for I-295 south line the Anacostia Freeway between the Exit 2 ramp departure and Malcolm X Avenue underpass. Photos taken 08/04/13.
The final exit within the District of Columbia along southbound Interstate 295 is Exit 1 to Overlook Avenue south to the U.S. Naval Research Lab. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Interstate 295 continues four miles to its end at Interstates 95 & 495 adjacent to the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. The Potomac River span includes a drawbridge portion, which can potentially add delays to through travelers along the Capital Beltway west. Photo taken 08/04/13.
A small trailblazer references I-495 and Maryland south of Malcolm X Avenue. The freeway lines the Shepherd Parkway natural area along this stretch. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Exit 1 consists of a slip ramp onto adjacent Overlook Avenue south to the south gate of Bolling AFB and the Naval Research Lab.
Overlook Avenue branches southwest from South Capitol Street to parallel I-295 south to Bellevue. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Interstate 295 south at the off-ramp (Exit 1) onto Overlook Avenue. Overlook Avenue travels along side the Anacostia Freeway to the DC Water Department plant at Blue Plains. Photo taken 08/04/13.
The South Capitol Street on-ramp from Overlook Avenue ties into I-295 south just ahead of Exit 1 and this shield assembly. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Shepherd Parkway stems south from the northbound side trumpet interchange opposite Overlook Avenue to D.C. Village. Photo taken 07/09/10.
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Continuing south, Interstate 295 enters the two-mile approach to Interstates 95 & 495 (Capital Beltway) and Maryland 210 (Indian Head Highway) south. Photos taken 08/04/13.
A weigh in motion scales require trucks to use the right lane of I-295 south ahead of the Maryland state line. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Interstate 295 travels between Blue Plains and D.C. Village, one mile ahead of the stack interchange with the Capital Beltway. Construction completed in 2009 added ramps south to National Harbor Boulevard (Exit 1B). Photo taken 08/04/13.
An end sign for Interstate 295 stands just beyond the southbound side weigh station. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Interstate 295 travels a causeway across Oxon Creek just ahead of Prince Georges County, Maryland. Exits 1C & 1B depart next for Interstates 95 & 495 south to Springfield and Richmond and National Harbor Boulevard south from the freeway end. Photo taken 08/04/13.
A left exit joins the Capital Beltway outer loop to Morningside, Andrews AFB and College Park. The Woodrow Wilson Bridge west reaches Alexandria, Virginia. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Entering the state of Maryland along Interstate 295 south. The D.C. line falls within Oxon Hill Farm south of Oxon Cove. Photo taken 08/04/13.
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Interstate 295 partitions into three ramps: The right side ramp (Exit 1C) connects with the Capital Beltway west. The mainline splits into ramps for National Harbor Boulevard south and separate flyovers for the Capital Beltway north and Maryland 210 (Indian Head Highway) south. Photos taken 08/04/13.
Drivers utilizing the Woodrow Wilson Bridge on-ramp are provided with the distances to the first Virginia interchanges. These exits are located along the Local Lanes of the Capital Beltway west. Photo taken 07/09/10.
Advisory sign posted on the Exit 1C ramp to Interstates 95 & 495 south (Local Lanes) for the draw span of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. Photo taken 07/09/10.
Exit 1B follows onto National Harbor Boulevard south and then Exit 1A splits from the Maryland 210 connector for Interstates 95 & 495 north. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Exit 1B partitions with a ramp to HarborView Avenue east to Maryland 414 (Oxon Hill Road) east at Oxon Hill. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Transitioning to National Harbor Boulevard south from I-295. National Harbor is a mixed use development with condos, retail, a marina, hotels, etc. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Exit 1A splits with the I-295 connector to Maryland 210 for the Capital Beltway outer loop to Baltimore. Maryland 210 heads south roughly parallel to the eastern shore of the Potomac River en route to Indian Head, with connections to other destinations in southeast Maryland. Photo taken 06/01/04.
Beyond Exit 1A, two lanes continue to Maryland 210 and Oxon Hill Road to Maryland 414 east. Maryland 414 travels 5.11 miles between Maryland 210 and Maryland 5. Photo taken 06/01/04.


 


Photo Credits:

06/01/04, 07/09/10, 08/04/13 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 95
Interstate 495 - Capital Beltway
Route 210 Indian Head Highway

Page Updated 06-13-2014.