North Capitol Street

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North Capitol Street
North Capitol Street sign - Washington DC.jpg
North Capitol Street sign
Other name(s) North Capitol Street NE
North Capitol Street NW
Maintained by DDOT
Location Washington, D.C., U.S.
South end D Street NE/NW
Major
junctions
Massachusetts Avenue NE/NW
H Street NE/NW
US 50 (New York Avenue NE/NW)
Florida Avenue NE/NW
US 1 (Rhode Island Avenue NE/NW)
New Hampshire Avenue NE/NW
North end Eastern Avenue NE/NW

North Capitol Street is a street in Washington, D.C. that separates the Northwest and Northeast quadrants of the city.

Route description[edit]

North Capitol Street begins at D Street in Lower Senate Park, between Louisiana and Delaware Avenues north of the United States Capitol. It continues in a straight line northward until it reaches Michigan Avenue, where it curves eastward and the westward around the Washington, D.C., VA Medical Center and the Armed Forces Retirement Home. For the 1.1 miles (1.8 km) between Irving Street and Clermont Drive, North Capitol Street is a limited-access road. North Capitol Street ceases to exist after Harewood Road. For 0.4 miles (0.64 km), it is named Clermont Drive. Beginning at Allison Street, Clermont Drive becomes Hawaii Avenue. Just after passing Buchanan Street, Hawaii Avenue turns back into North Capitol Street. North Capitol Street ceases to exist again at McDonald Place, and turns into Blair Road (which veers north-northeast). About 2,185 feet (666 m) due north of this transition, on Chillum Place just north of Kansas Avenue, North Capitol Street reappears. It continues to exist until it reaches Eastern Avenue, which marks the D.C.-Maryland border.

Landmarks on North Capitol Street[edit]

NPR building at the corner of L Street and North Capitol Street

Route map: Bing