Maine Avenue (Washington, D.C.)

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Maine Avenue is a diagonal avenue in the Southwest quadrant of Washington, D.C.. Maine Avenue connects Independence Avenue with M Street SW, and has an interchange with Interstate 395.


Maine Avenue begins at 17th Street SW and Independence Avenue SW, continues southeast, parallelling the Tidal Basin to 12th Street SW where it crosses under Interstate 395. Continuing southeast it runs parallel to the Washington Channel and Water Street SW, where it crosses 7th Street. At 6th Street SW, Maine Avenue ends, becoming M Street SW.

Points of Interest[edit]

Points of interest along Maine Avenue include Arena Stage and the Southwest Waterfront, home of the Maine Ave Fish Market.


In 1861, Maine Avenue was a small street north and parallel to Maryland Avenue near Capitol Hill.

Interstate 695 was planned to be extended west of Interstate 395 along Maine Avenue. That project, like many proposed interstate highways in the District of Columbia, was canceled.[1]


Coordinates: 38°52′58.6″N 77°1′51.3″W / 38.882944°N 77.030917°W / 38.882944; -77.030917