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.
|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|
- "70 mph now legal on I-95 between Hanover, Spotsylvania exits." Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA), December 6, 2010.
- Woodman Road Roundabout Project. Henrico County, Virginia project web page. Accessed February 21, 2021.
12/17/20, 05/28/21 by AARoads
Page Updated 08-11-2021.