Talk:Interstate 395 (Virginia–District of Columbia)

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Name[edit]

I am dropping the Washington, DC from the article name as only a small portion on this highway lies in the district and the majority lies in the state in Virginia, thus leading to the article name being deceptive. --User:Boothy443 | comhrÚ 20:39, 21 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Bridge dates

Rush Hour Pic?[edit]

There is no way that picture is rush hour! Maybe we should rename it! User:nbdinz 17:43, 14 June 2006 (UTC)

HOV Law[edit]

Hasn't the HOV for hybrids been extended? KevinPuj 11:18, 21 July 2006 (UTC)

Sort of. My understanding is that any hybrid registered with special plates is grandfathered to use all HOV lanes through June 2007. Any new hybrids registered this year are eligible to use the HOV-2 lanes (I-66) but not HOV-3 (I-395) through the middle of next year. It was on a VDOT site; I'd need to track it down again. —C.Fred (talk) 19:34, 21 July 2006 (UTC)

Signage: "I-95"[edit]

FWIW, the street underneath L'Enfant Promenade (10th St. SW, I guess) has signs that still direct motorists to Interstate 95 (or, 95 and 295), with "Washington DC" "District of Columbia" underneath the word "Interstate" inside the shield. The signs do look like they've been there for a long time. I thought this was worth mentioning in the article but all I can offer for proof is an eyewitness account. Maybe next time I'll have a camera with me. -- Gyrofrog (talk) 16:28, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

You mean the ones in commons:Category:Interstate 95? --NE2 23:19, 10 September 2007 (UTC)
Yes! This sign. -- Gyrofrog (talk) 02:39, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject class rating[edit]

This article was automatically assessed because at least one WikiProject had rated the article as start, and the rating on other projects was brought up to start class. BetacommandBot 15:36, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Maps on exit list[edit]

Twice the maps have been removed from the exit list under the guise that they don't belong, citing WP:ELG and WP:USRD/MTF. I argue that those are mere guidelines, not firm standards, as the language in both indicates (the first, explicitly so, the second by implication). That the maps aren't perfect is no justification for their removal -- if they can be improved, let them stand until improved. I'm going to put them back in if there aren't any good responses here indicating why they should remain out. Additionally, "upside down" is a matter of opinion -- they are oriented to go in the same direction as the exit list so they can be read in parallel. Jkatzen (talk) 18:19, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

Development on top of I-395[edit]

A developer may be erecting several buildings on top of I-395 near the Massachusetts Avenue exit. (Source from The Washington Post: [1]) Not sure if that should be included in this article, since I-395's routing itself will not actually change. Thoughts? ~ Quacks Like a Duck (talk) 18:34, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

Interstate 395 Alternate[edit]

Could someone either add information about Interstate 395 Alternate, or start a new article? I was walking around Washington, DC in either August or September, and I saw (and took pictures of) signs of the road. Allen (talk) 04:09, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

If someone wants to see my photos, they are at File:Interstate 395 Alternate 1.jpg and File:Interstate 395 Alternate 2.jpg. I would have added the information, but I need a map of the route. Allen (Morriswa) (talk) 01:59, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
An editor added a section about this route. Can someone update and correct the date? I was there in late 2011 and took the above two pictures of signs that were up back then. Charlotte Allison (Morriswa) (talk) 11:50, 30 May 2016 (UTC)
There is no evidence of I-395 Alt. on Google Maps. The signage along US 50 is merely a suggested route for southbound travelers. There are also signs near Independence Ave. and Washington Ave. for a northbound I-395 Alt., but that is an entirely different routing altogether. It's safe to say that the signs do not represent any official routing of an I-395 Alt. route. Greggens (talk) 20:07, 23 December 2016 (UTC)

City of Arlington?[edit]

Is there some reason why this article has referred to the nonexistent "City of Arlington" for so long? Doctor Whom (talk) 03:06, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

Good catch. Should we replace it with "Arlington County" spanning both columns? —C.Fred (talk) 03:12, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

Requested move 11 June 2017[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: page moved. Andrewa (talk) 22:34, 18 June 2017 (UTC)


Interstate 395 (District of Columbia–Virginia)Interstate 395 (Virginia–District of Columbia) – Southernmost commonwealth/district needs to be listed first, per WP:IH. Greggens (talk) 21:00, 11 June 2017 (UTC)

  • Support. This is a non-controversial application of a non-controversial WikiProject guideline (WP:IH § Naming conventions: "If the Interstate enters more than two states, then list all states in the name, beginning with the western/southernmost state. "). —  AjaxSmack  13:11, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.