Interstate 295 (Virginia)

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Interstate 295 marker

Interstate 295
Route information
Maintained by VDOT
Length: 52.75 mi[1][2][3][4] (84.89 km)
Existed: late 1980s – present
Major junctions
South end: I‑95 near Petersburg
SR 895 near Varina
I‑64 near Highland Springs
I‑95 near Glen Allen
North end: I‑64 near Short Pump
Highway system
SR 294 SR 296

Interstate 295 (I-295) is an eastern and northern bypass of the cities of Richmond and Petersburg in the U.S. state of Virginia. The southern terminus is a junction with Interstate 95 southeast of Petersburg. Interstate 295 then intersects Interstate 64 east of Richmond, crosses I-95 north of Richmond, and continues westward to its other terminus at a second junction with I-64.

Route description[edit]

I-295 as it begins at northbound I-95 south of Petersburg, Virginia.

In effect, Interstate 295 serves as a bypass route for both Interstate 64 and Interstate 95 and the via for Interstate 85. It also performs crossover duty for travelers between Washington (reached by Interstate 95) and southeastern Virginia (reached by Interstate 64), and links many of Richmond's suburbs (such as Short Pump, Mechanicsville, Highland Springs, Varina, and Hopewell). Much of the route is now posted at 70 mph. All of the exits are clover leaves with the exceptions of, its northern terminus Interstate 64, Exit 25 VA 895, Meadowville Technology Park exit (opened 2011) and 295's southern terminus Interstate 95.


The Varina-Enon Bridge carries Interstate 295 across the James River near Dutch Gap between Chesterfield County and Henrico County. It was opened to traffic in July 1990, and was the second major cable-stayed bridge in the United States.

Exit list[edit]

County Location Mile km Exit[5] Destinations Notes
City of Petersburg 0.00 0.00 1 I‑95 south – Emporia
1: I‑95 north to I‑85 – Petersburg
Southern terminus, exit 1 is for 95 north
Prince George New Bohemia 3 US 460 – Petersburg, Norfolk, Prince George Signed as exits 3A (US 460 east) and 3B (US 460 west)
City of Hopewell 9 SR 36 – Hopewell, Petersburg, Fort Lee Signed as exits 9A (VA 36 east) and 9B (VA 36 west)
15 SR 10 – Hopewell, Enon, Chester Signed as exits 15A (VA 10 east) and 15B (VA 10 west)
Chesterfield Rivers Bend 16 SR 618 (Meadowville Technology Pkwy., Rivers Bend Blvd)
James River Varina-Enon Bridge
Henrico Varina 22 SR 5 – Varina, Richmond, Charles City Signed as exits 22A (VA 5 east) and 22B (VA 5 west)
SR 895 west – Richmond
Toll Road;Eastern terminus of Virginia 895
Highland Springs 28 I‑64 / US 60 – Richmond, Williamsburg, Sandston, Bottoms Bridge
31 SR 156 – Cold Harbor, Highland Springs, Sandston Signed as exits 31A (VA 156 north) and 31B (VA 156 south); access to the Richmond International Airport
Hanover   34 SR 615 (Creighton Rd.) – Richmond, Cold Harbor
Mechanicsville 37 US 360 – Mechanicsville, Richmond, Tappahannock Signed as exits 37A (US 360 east) and 37B (US 360 west)
38 SR 627 – Mechanicsville, Ellerson, Richmond
Chamberlayne 41 US 301 / SR 2 (Chamberlayne Ave.) – Hanover, Richmond Signed as exits 41A (US 301/VA 2 north) and 41B (US 301/VA 2 south)
Henrico Glen Allen 43 43 A-B: I‑95 – Richmond, Petersburg, Fredericksburg
43 C-D: US 1 (Brook Rd.) – Richmond, Ashland
Signed as exits 43A (I-95 north) and 43B (I-95 south) and exits 43C (US 1 north) and 43D (US 1 south)
45 Woodman Rd. – Glen Allen
49 US 33 (Staples Mill Rd.) – Montpelier, Richmond Signed as exits 49A (US 33 west) and 49B (US 33 east)
Short Pump 51 Nuckols Rd. – Wyndham, Innsbrook
52.75 84.89 53 I‑64 to SR 288 / US 250 – Charlottesville, Richmond Northern terminus, exits 53A (west) & 53B (east)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing