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Interstate 395 north
Interstate 395 north
At the busy Springfield Interchange in Fairfax County, Virginia, Interstate 95 turns eastward onto the Capital Beltway, with its previous roadway continuing toward the District of Columbia as Interstate 395. Photo taken 08-24-2016.
The highway becomes concrete-surfaced as the carriageway divides. I-395 forms much of the path that I-95 had intended to follow through Alexandria, Arlington and Washington, D.C., but community opposition truncated the freeway at New York Avenue in northeast D.C. and I-95 instead bypasses the District to the east, alongside Interstate 495. Photo taken 08-24-2016.
A flyover ramp awaits to take those headed to Tysons Corner, as well as Falls Church and potentially the Interstate 66 corridor and the Dulles Airport, onto the inner loop of the Capital Beltway, whose sole designation is I-495 between Springfield and near College Park, Maryland. Photo taken 08-24-2016.
Meanwhile, a ramp visible in the distance takes drivers coming from the inner loop away from the Woodrow Wilson Bridge onto I-95 south. Photo taken 08-24-2016.
A closer look at that ramp, as the ramp from I-395 north to I-495's inner loop nears. Photo taken 08-24-2016.
A mess of flyover ramps precedes I-395's exit from the Springfield Interchange and passage under the Beltway. Photo taken 08-24-2016.
Traffic from Franconia Road to the south then comes onto I-395 north, and a ramp from the inner loop of the Capital Beltway crosses over I-395 before merging in on the left. Photo taken 08-24-2016.
The highway's first exit, numbered 2 and for Edsall Road, is half a mile ahead. Photo taken 08-24-2016.
Sound barriers separate each direction of I-395 as northbound traffic approaches Alexandria. Photo taken 08-24-2016.
As it enters Alexandria, I-395 approaches exit 3 for Virginia Route 236, known locally as Duke Street and the Little River Turnpike, the latter heading west toward Annandale. Photo taken 08-24-2016.
Exit 3A splits off first, toward the Landmark section of Alexandria. Photo taken 08-24-2016.