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) and I-695 at the junction with 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 and I-695 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.

Exit list[edit]

The entire route is in Washington, D.C. Exit numbers were added in 2014 as part of the 11th Street Bridges reconstruction.

Mile[1] km Exit Destinations Notes
0.00 0.00 1A I‑295 south to I‑95 / I‑495 Southern terminus
0.00 0.00 1B I‑695 west to I‑395 – Downtown Rebuilt in 2014 as part of the 11th Street Bridges reconstruction
0.00 0.00 1C MLK Jr. Avenue SE / 11th Street SE Opened in 2014 as part of the 11th Street Bridges reconstruction
0.83 1.34 1A Pennsylvania Avenue SE east – Joint Base Andrews Signed as exit 1D southbound
0.83 1.34 1B Pennsylvania Avenue SE west – Downtown No southbound exit
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 – RFK Stadium
Foote Street NE No direct northbound exit
3.30 5.31 Burroughs Avenue NE / Minnesota Avenue NE
3.90 6.28 Polk Street NE No direct southbound exit
4.29 6.90 Quarles Street NE / Eastern Avenue NE Half of the interchange is in Maryland
4.29 6.90 To I-95 / Baltimore-Washington Parkway north (via MD 201 north) – Baltimore Continuation into Maryland
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b "National Highway Planning Network GIS data". FHWA. August 2005. Retrieved 2007-07-09. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing