District of Columbia Route 295

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District of Columbia Route 295 marker

District of Columbia Route 295
Anacostia Freeway
Route information
Maintained by DC DOT
Length: 4.29 mi[1] (6.90 km)
Major junctions
South end: I‑295 / I‑695 in Washington
North end: MD 201 near Capitol Heights, MD
Highway system
I-295 I-395

District of Columbia Route 295 (DC 295), also known as the Anacostia Freeway as well as the Kenilworth Avenue Freeway north of East Capitol Street, is a freeway in the District of Columbia, and currently the only signed numbered route in the District that is not an Interstate Highway or U.S. Highway. On its south end, it merges with Interstate 295 (I-295) at the southern end of the 11th Street Bridges; its north end is at the border with Maryland where it continues as Maryland Route 295 (MD 295) and then the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.

Route description[edit]

DC 295 starts at a split from I-295 at the 11th Street Bridges in Anacostia. From there, it continues northeasterly along the Anacostia River to the DC-Maryland border. DC 295, I-295, and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, while administratively distinct, form one continuous freeway linking the southern portion of the Capital Beltway to Baltimore. Mileposts continue the sequence of I-295 from the split. Frontage roads near the north end are known as Kenilworth Avenue, which is the name of MD 201 after splitting from the main freeway. DC 295 is part of the National Highway System.

History[edit]


Exit list[edit]

The entire route is in Washington, D.C. All exits are unnumbered.

Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
0.00 0.00 I‑295 south – Richmond, VA Southern terminus
0.00 0.00 I‑695 west to I‑395 – Capitol Hill Interchange open but under construction
0.83 1.34 Pennsylvania Avenue SE – Andrews AFB, Downtown No access from DC 295 south to Pennsylvania Avenue west
2.23 3.59 East Capitol Street No northbound exit
2.59 4.17 River Terrace NE Southbound exit only
2.79 4.49 Benning Road NE / Foote Street NE – RFK Stadium Foote Street signed southbound only
3.30 5.31 Burroughs Avenue NE / Minnesota Avenue NE
3.90 6.28 Polk Street Northbound exit only
4.29 6.90 Quarles Street NE / Eastern Avenue NE Northbound exit and southbound entrance (other movements in MD)
4.29 6.90 MD 201 north (Kenilworth Avenue Freeway) to I‑95 / US 50 / MD 295 Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Highway Planning Network GIS data". FHWA. version 2005.08. Retrieved 2007-07-09. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing