Interstate 295

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Interstate 295 provides a mostly six lane eastern bypass of both Petersburg and Richmond for I-95 and a northern bypass for I-64. Speed limits are posted at 70 miles per hour on the 28 mile long stretch between Petersburg and Interstate 64 east of Richmond. Limits were increased during Summer 2010.1

Construction on the route started in 1976 at Mechanicsville. The final 9.8 mile long stretch, between Virginia Route 36 and Interstate 95 southeast of Petersburg, open to traffic on June 25, 1992. More on the history of the freeway at Interstate Guide: Interstate 295 Virginia.

Short Pump, VA - 1987

1987 map showing SR 288 (Joseph Rolf Parkway) meeting Interstate 295 directly at a cloverleaf interchange with I-64 at Short Pump.

Richmond - 1984/85 Virginia Official Highway Map

The proposal to reroute Interstate 95 over I-295 around Richmond and Petersburg appeared on the 1984/85 Virginia Official Highway Map

Interstate 295 scenes
Woodman Road stems south from Greenwood Road east to a cloverleaf interchange with I-295 in Glen Allen. Accommodating the extension of Woodman Road north, a $5.7 million project from March 17, 2020 to August 2021 converted this intersection into a roundabout.2 12/17/20
A minor arterial, Woodman Road heads 0.37 miles south from Greenwood Road into the exchange with I-295 at Exit 45. 12/17/20
I-295 heads 7.5 miles west from Woodman Road to Interstate 64 near Short Pump. 12/17/20
East from Woodman Road, I-295 meets U.S. 1 (Brook Road) and Interstate 95 at succeeding cloverleaf interchanges. 12/17/20
SR 5 (New Market Road) heads 8.61 miles southeast from U.S. 60 (Main Street) in Richmond to a cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 295. 05/28/21
Interstate 295 heads north from SR 5 to SR 895 (Pocahontas Parkway), U.S. 60 near Sandston and I-64. 05/28/21

  1. "70 mph now legal on I-95 between Hanover, Spotsylvania exits." Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA), December 6, 2010.
  2. Woodman Road Roundabout Project. Henrico County, Virginia project web page. Accessed February 21, 2021.

Photo Credits:

12/17/20, 05/28/21 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 64
U.S. 1
U.S. 301
U.S. 460
State Route 36
State Route 895 - Pocahontas Parkway

Page Updated 02-20-2023.

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