I-395
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Photo: I-395 getting ready to enter Virginia (Adam Froehlig taken 11-10-02)
From:  Springfield (Fairfax County)
To:  Washington DC Line, Pentagon City (Arlington County)
Total Length: 9.80 miles  
ROUTE LOG
EXIT 1 - I-95 (exit 170), I-495 (exit 57): 0 - 0
EXIT 2 - SR 648: 1.11 - 1.11
Alexandria-Fairfax Line: 1.42 - 2.53
EXIT 3 - VA 236: 0.21 - 2.74
EXIT 4 - VA 420: 1.64 - 4.38
Arlington-Alexandria Line: 1.11 - 5.49
EXIT 5 - VA 7: 0 - 5.49
EXIT 6 - VA 402: 0.77 - 6.26
Alexandria-Arlington Line: 0 - 6.26
Arlington-Alexandria Line: 0.26 - 6.52
EXIT 7 - VA 120: 0.15 - 6.67
EXIT 8A - VA 27: 1.20 - 7.87
EXIT 8B-C - US 1 SB, VA 110: 1.42 - 9.19
EXIT 9 - Boundary Channel Drive: 0.40 - 9.59
EXIT 10 - George Washington Pkwy: 0.15 - 9.78
WASH DC LINE: 0.02 - 9.80
Creation: I-395 was born in Oct 1975 (CTB) as a renumbering of I-95, running the way it does now.

1975 Official
I-95 straight to downtown DC
1975 Official
1977 Official
I-95 moved onto the Beltway
1977 Official

Adjustments: None
Improvements:  upon designation I-395 was 6-lanes from I-95/495 to VA 236; 8-lanes from VA 236 to DC. The reversible HOV roadway was 2 lanes throughout.
In Dec 2014, the reversible roadway was widened to 3 lanes from Turkeycock Run southward.
Posted:  Fully posted; few if any state-named shields remain anywhere.
Multiplexes:  US 1 (0.57 mi)
Legislative names:  Henry G. Shirley Memorial Hwy, entire length (3-20-42 designation predates I-395)
Other names:  None
Scenic Byway:  No segments
HOoT and HOV Lane Exits:

Northbound:
Entrance and Exit from I-495
Entrance and Exit from I-395 - north of SR 648 Edsall Rd
Exit (under construction) and Entrance from VA 420
Entrance from VA 402
Entrance and Exit from Eads Dr
Entrance from I-395 near US 1/VA 110
Southbound:
Exit to I-395 at Boundary Channel Dr
Entrance and Exit from Eads Dr
Exit to I-395 west of Eads Dr
Entrance from VA 27 WB
Exit to VA 402
Entrance (under construction) and Exit from VA 420
Entrance from I-395 - north of SR 648 Edsall Rd
Entrance and Exit from I-495

Comments: The interchange complex in the vicinity of the Pentagon was the largest in the world when reconstructed in the early 1970s.
Most of the interchanges are clovers modified to account for the lack of space available when they were converted from the simple interchanges of VA 350 from the 1940s. The VA 402 (Shirlington) interchange is essentially a roundabout overtop of the freeway.
There is no movement from I-395 NB to VA 110 NB.
Originally, the BGSs in the HOV lanes were black instead of green. These signs made it to the late 1980s at least.


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