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 Springfield Interchange Project Photos - May 2007

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The following 51 photos show various driving views of the Springfield Interchange Improvement Project construction.

These photos were taken on May 13, 2007 by Roads to the Future. All photos were taken with a 2.2x telephoto lens setting. Click on the photo to get a large version of the photo (they range in size from 127 to 270 kilobytes, with most being less than 186 kilobytes).

The following 12 photos are in sequence along the 3-lane northbound I-395 Shirley Highway roadway through the interchange area with the Capital Beltway.

I-395 Shirley Highway, northbound heading toward the Springfield Interchange (I-95/I-395/I-495). The 3 lanes to the left are I-395 northbound, and the 2 lanes to the right go to the 3-lane northbound flyover ramp from I-95/I-395 northbound to the Beltway Inner Loop (toward Tysons Corner). The elevated roadway ahead, is the 2-lane flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the Beltway Outer Loop (to Wilson Bridge).

Technically the northbound I-95 has already exited from this roadway 1/2 mile behind, making this roadway I-395, but the northbound I-95 traffic heading toward the I-495 Beltway Inner Loop (northbound I-495 toward Tysons Corner) utilizes this 3/4-mile segment of I-395 to access the Beltway Inner Loop.

At the northbound split between I-95 and I-395 (see linked photo), I-395 North to Washington is signed as Exit 170A, and I-495 North to Tysons Corner is signed as Exit 170B. Traffic follows those signs (on 4 periodic overhead sign structures) to the appropriate roadways. That segment of northbound I-395 between I-95 and the ramp to the Beltway Inner Loop, also serves as a ramp highway connecting that movement between northbound I-95 and the Beltway Inner Loop.

I-395 Shirley Highway, northbound heading through the Springfield Interchange (I-95/I-395/I-495). The 3 lanes to the left are I-395 northbound, and the 2 lanes to the right lane go to the 3-lane northbound flyover ramp from I-95/I-395 northbound to the I-495 Beltway Inner Loop (toward Tysons Corner).
I-395 Shirley Highway, 3 lanes northbound heading through the Springfield Interchange (I-95/I-395/I-495). The upper elevated roadway, is the 2-lane flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the I-95/I-495 Beltway Outer Loop (to Wilson Bridge). The lower elevated roadway, is the 3-lane northbound flyover ramp from I-95/I-395 northbound to the Beltway Inner Loop (toward Tysons Corner).
I-395 Shirley Highway, 3 lanes northbound heading through the Springfield Interchange (I-95/I-395/I-495). The upper elevated roadway, is the 2-lane flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the I-95/I-495 Beltway Outer Loop (to Wilson Bridge). The lower elevated roadway (starting at ground level to the right), is the 3-lane northbound flyover ramp from I-95/I-395 northbound to the Beltway Inner Loop (toward Tysons Corner).
I-395 Shirley Highway, 3 lanes northbound heading through the Springfield Interchange (I-95/I-395/I-495). The upper elevated roadway, is the 2-lane flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the I-95/I-495 Beltway Outer Loop (to Wilson Bridge). The middle elevated roadway, is the 2-lane express flyover ramp from the Beltway Inner Loop (from Wilson Bridge) to I-95 southbound. The lower elevated roadway, is the 3-lane northbound flyover ramp from I-95/I-395 northbound to the Beltway Inner Loop (toward Tysons Corner).
I-395 Shirley Highway, 3 lanes northbound heading through the Springfield Interchange (I-95/I-395/I-495). The upper elevated roadway, is the 2-lane express flyover ramp from the Beltway Inner Loop (from Wilson Bridge) to I-95 southbound. The middle elevated roadway, is the 3-lane northbound flyover ramp from I-95/I-395 northbound to the Beltway Inner Loop (toward Tysons Corner). The lower bridge is the ramp from the I-495 Beltway Outer Loop to I-395 northbound (toward Washington).
I-395 Shirley Highway, 3 lanes northbound heading through the Springfield Interchange (I-95/I-395/I-495). The upper elevated roadway, is the 3-lane northbound flyover ramp from I-95/I-395 northbound to the Beltway Inner Loop (toward Tysons Corner). The middle elevated roadway is the I-495 Beltway Outer Loop. The lower bridge is the ramp from the I-495 Beltway Outer Loop to I-395 northbound (toward Washington).
I-395 Shirley Highway, 3 lanes northbound heading through the Springfield Interchange (I-95/I-395/I-495); the bridge in the distance in that roadway, is the new bridge over the I-495 Beltway Inner Loop. To the left of that new bridge is the demolition work for the original 2-lane reversible roadway (HOV) bridge. The bridge overhead is the ramp from the I-495 Beltway Outer Loop to I-395 northbound (toward Washington). The elevated roadway of the I-495 Beltway Outer Loop, is mostly obscured behind the bridge in the foreground.
I-395 Shirley Highway, 3 lanes northbound heading through the Springfield Interchange (I-95/I-395/I-495); the bridge in the distance in that roadway, is the new bridge over the I-495 Beltway Inner Loop. The bridge overhead is the elevated roadway of the I-495 Beltway Outer Loop.
I-395 Shirley Highway, 3 lanes northbound heading through the Springfield Interchange (I-95/I-395/I-495). The bridge in that roadway, is the new bridge over the I-495 Beltway Inner Loop.
I-395 Shirley Highway, 3 lanes northbound heading through the Springfield Interchange (I-95/I-395/I-495). The bridge in that roadway, is the new bridge over the CSXT railroad mainline.
I-395 Shirley Highway, 3 lanes northbound heading through the Springfield Interchange (I-95/I-395/I-495). The new bridges over the I-495 Beltway Inner Loop and the CSXT railroad mainline, have been passed.

The following 7 photos are in sequence along the I-95 northbound C-D roadway that connects VA-644 Franconia Road westbound to I-395, I-495 and I-95; and the new local ramp from the C-D roadway to northbound I-395 (toward Washington). The I-95 northbound collector-distributor (C-D) roadway also accesses I-395 northbound, and I-95/I-495 Outer Loop (toward Wilson Bridge). A future project will extend the I-95 northbound C-D roadway southward to eastbound VA-7900 Franconia-Springfield Parkway.

Entering the ramp from VA-644 Franconia Road westbound, to the I-95 northbound C-D roadway that connects VA-644 Franconia Road westbound to I-395, I-495 and I-95. The flyover bridge is the ramp from VA-644 Franconia Road westbound, to I-95 southbound (toward Richmond).
On the I-95 northbound collector-distributor (C-D) roadway that connects VA-644 Franconia Road westbound to I-395, I-495 and I-95. The reason why it is 2 lanes wide with a future lane to the left, is for the ultimate design for a future project that will extend the I-95 northbound C-D roadway southward to eastbound VA-7900 Franconia-Springfield Parkway. The retaining wall to the left, is for the local ramp from Commerce Street in Springfield, that connects to the northbound flyover ramp from I-95/I-395 northbound to the I-495 Beltway Inner Loop.
On the I-95 northbound C-D roadway that connects VA-644 Franconia Road westbound to I-395, I-495 and I-95. The northbound flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the Beltway Inner Loop, has 2 entry points from VA-644 Franconia Road westbound, a local ramp from Commerce Street which is open to traffic, and a local ramp not yet open in this photo, from the I-95 northbound C-D roadway from VA-644 Franconia Road westbound. Notice the temporary concrete barriers across the entry point to the ramp to the left. The upper elevated roadway, is the 2-lane flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the I-95/I-495 Beltway Outer Loop (to Wilson Bridge).
On the I-95 northbound C-D roadway that connects VA-644 Franconia Road westbound to I-395, I-495 and I-95.

The northbound flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the Beltway Inner Loop, has 2 entry points from VA-644 Franconia Road westbound, a local ramp from Commerce Street which is open to traffic, and a local ramp not yet open in this photo, from the I-95 northbound C-D roadway from VA-644 Franconia Road westbound. Notice the temporary concrete barriers across the entry point to the ramp to the left.  

The upper elevated roadway, is the 2-lane flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the I-95/I-495 Beltway Outer Loop (to Wilson Bridge). The lower elevated roadway (starting at ground level to the left and curving to the left), is the 3-lane northbound flyover ramp from I-95/I-395 northbound to the Beltway Inner Loop (toward Tysons Corner).

The 2-lane I-95 northbound C-D roadway splits into one lane to I-395 North toward Washington, and one lane to I-95 North and I-495 East toward Baltimore (see the overhead signs).

The 2-lane I-95 northbound C-D roadway splits into one lane to I-395 northbound (toward Washington), and one lane to the I-95/I-495 Beltway Outer Loop (toward Wilson Bridge). The upper elevated roadway, is the 2-lane flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the I-95/I-495 Beltway Outer Loop (to Wilson Bridge). Almost obscured behind that bridge is the 2-lane express flyover ramp from the Beltway Inner Loop (from Wilson Bridge) to I-95 southbound. The abutment (beginning point) of the 3-lane northbound flyover ramp from I-95/I-395 northbound to the Beltway Inner Loop (toward Tysons Corner), is visible to the near left. The second-from-top bridge is the 1-lane flyover ramp from southbound I-395 to the I-95/I-495 Capital Beltway Outer Loop (toward Wilson Bridge). The third-from-top bridge is the I-495 Beltway Outer Loop. The lowest bridge is the The lower bridge is the ramp from the I-495 Beltway Outer Loop to I-395 northbound (toward Washington).
On the 1-lane ramp from the I-95 northbound C-D roadway to I-395 northbound (toward Washington). The high bridge pier to the right, is the 2-lane express flyover ramp from the Beltway Inner Loop (from Wilson Bridge) to I-95 southbound. The middle bridge is the 1-lane flyover ramp from southbound I-395 to the Beltway Outer Loop (toward Wilson Bridge). The lowest bridge is the ramp from the I-495 Beltway Outer Loop to I-395 northbound (toward Washington); almost obscured behind that bridge is the bridge for the I-495 Beltway Outer Loop.
On the 1-lane ramp from the I-95 northbound C-D roadway to I-395 northbound (toward Washington). The ramp merges into the 3-lane I-395 roadway directly ahead. The bridge in the I-395 roadway is the new bridge over the I-495 Beltway Inner Loop. To the left of that new bridge is the demolition work for the original 2-lane reversible roadway (HOV) bridge. The overhead bridge is for the I-495 Beltway Outer Loop.

The following 20 photos are in sequence along the southbound I-395/I-95 Shirley Highway roadway through the interchange area with the Capital Beltway.

Shirley Highway I-395 southbound, after passing the VA-648 Edsall Road interchange, approaching the I-95/I-395/I-495 Springfield Interchange. This segment of I-395 southbound was widened as part of the Springfield Interchange Project.
Zoom-in excerpt of the previous photo, to show the detail on the overhead signs that direct traffic to I-395 southbound, to VA-644 Franconia Road / Old Keene Mill Road at Springfield, to the I-95/I-495 Beltway Outer Loop (toward Wilson Bridge), and to the I-495 Beltway Inner Loop (toward Tysons Corner).
Shirley Highway I-395 southbound, approaching the I-95/I-395/I-495 Springfield Interchange. The lanes exiting to the right are to the ramps to both directions of the Beltway.
Shirley Highway I-395 southbound, approaching the exit to VA-644 Franconia Road / Old Keene Mill Road at Springfield. The upper bridge is the 1-lane flyover ramp from southbound I-395 to the Beltway Outer Loop (toward Wilson Bridge).
Shirley Highway I-395 southbound, 2 lanes exit to the right to the I-95 southbound collector-distributor (C-D) roadway that connects to VA-644 Franconia Road / Old Keene Mill Road at Springfield.

Shirley Highway I-395 southbound has 2 lanes from this point to 3/4 mile south where ramps from both directions of the Beltway merge into Shirley Highway which is I-95 from that point southward. The 2 lanes on this segment of I-395 are adequate as the local traffic to Springfield has exited onto the I-95 southbound C-D roadway that ranges from 2 to 4 lanes wide. A future project will extend the I-95 southbound C-D roadway southward to westbound VA-7900 Franconia-Springfield Parkway.

The upper bridge is the 1-lane flyover ramp from southbound I-395 to the Beltway Outer Loop (toward Wilson Bridge). The lower overhead bridge is for the I-495 Beltway Outer Loop.

Shirley Highway I-395 southbound, bridge ahead in I-395 roadway passes over I-495 Beltway Inner Loop. The upper bridge is the 1-lane flyover ramp from southbound I-395 to the Beltway Outer Loop (toward Wilson Bridge). The lower overhead bridge is for the I-495 Beltway Outer Loop.
Shirley Highway I-395 southbound, on bridge in I-395 roadway that passes over I-495 Beltway Inner Loop. The upper bridge is the 1-lane flyover ramp from southbound I-395 to the Beltway Outer Loop (toward Wilson Bridge). The middle overhead bridge is for the I-495 Beltway Outer Loop. The lower overhead bridge is the ramp from the I-495 Beltway Outer Loop to I-395 northbound.
Shirley Highway I-395 southbound. The upper bridge is the I-495 Beltway Outer Loop. The lower overhead bridge is the ramp from the I-495 Beltway Outer Loop to I-395 northbound.
Shirley Highway I-395 southbound, approaching the section where I-395 and ramps from both directions of the Capital Beltway merge into I-95 southbound.

The bridges curving to the left, are southern sections of the 2-lane express flyover ramp from the Beltway Inner Loop (from Wilson Bridge) to I-95 southbound, and the 2-lane flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the I-95/I-495 Beltway Outer Loop (toward Wilson Bridge).

Shirley Highway I-395 southbound, approaching the section where I-395 and ramps from both directions of the Capital Beltway merge into I-95 southbound. The bridges curving to the left, are southern sections of the 2-lane express flyover ramp from the Beltway Inner Loop (from Wilson Bridge) to I-95 southbound, and the 2-lane flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the I-95/I-495 Beltway Outer Loop (toward Wilson Bridge).
Shirley Highway I-395 southbound, approaching the section where I-395 and ramps from both directions of the Capital Beltway merge into I-95 southbound. The bridges curving to the left, are southern sections of the 2-lane express flyover ramp from the Beltway Inner Loop (from Wilson Bridge) to I-95 southbound, and the 2-lane flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the I-95/I-495 Beltway Outer Loop (toward Wilson Bridge). The southern end of the two bridges is visible ahead.
Shirley Highway I-395 southbound, approaching the section where I-395 and ramps from both directions of the Capital Beltway merge into I-95 southbound. The bridge to the left, is the 2-lane express flyover ramp from the Beltway Inner Loop to I-95 southbound.
Shirley Highway I-395 southbound, in the section where I-395 and ramps from both directions of the Capital Beltway merge into I-95 southbound. The retaining wall to the left, is the 2-lane express flyover ramp from the Beltway Inner Loop to I-95 southbound, and the 2 lanes from the I-495 Beltway Outer Loop (from Tysons Corner) have merged with the 2-lane I-395 roadway to form a 4-lane roadway.
Shirley Highway I-395 southbound, in the section where I-395 and ramps from both directions of the Capital Beltway merge into I-95 southbound. The 2 lanes approaching from the left, are from the I-95 2-lane express flyover ramp from the Beltway Inner Loop to I-95 southbound.
Shirley Highway I-95 southbound, in the section where I-395 and ramps from both directions of the Capital Beltway merge into I-95 southbound. The 2 lanes approaching from the left, is from the I-95 2-lane express flyover ramp from the Beltway Inner Loop to I-95 southbound. The bridge overhead is the 4-lane Commerce Street Viaduct.
Shirley Highway I-95 southbound, a 6-lane roadway after where I-395 and ramps from both directions of the Capital Beltway merge into I-95 southbound. The bridge ahead is VA-644 Franconia Road / Old Keene Mill Road at Springfield.
Shirley Highway I-95 southbound, a 6-lane roadway after where I-395 and ramps from both directions of the Capital Beltway merge into I-95 southbound. The bridge immediately ahead is VA-644 Franconia Road / Old Keene Mill Road at Springfield. The bridges in the distance are ramps between I-95 and VA-644.
Shirley Highway I-95 southbound. The bridges overhead are ramps between I-95 and VA-644. The bridge to the right is the ramp from VA-644 Franconia Road westbound, to I-95 southbound (toward Richmond).
Shirley Highway I-95 southbound. The bridge overhead is a flyover from the I-95 reversible (HOV) roadway to the I-95 southbound general purpose roadway.
Shirley Highway I-95 southbound, a 5-lane roadway just south of Springfield.

The following 10 photos are in sequence along the I-495 Capital Beltway Outer Loop roadway approaching the Springfield Interchange, and then exiting onto the new 2-lane semi-directional ramp to northbound I-395 (toward Washington).

I-495 Capital Beltway southbound roadway which is the Outer Loop. Approaching the I-95/I-395/I-495 Springfield Interchange. The Beltway widening that was part of the Springfield Interchange Project extended westward almost to the I-495/VA-620 Braddock Road interchange. The Outer Loop roadway is 6 lanes wide at this point.
I-495 Capital Beltway southbound roadway which is the Outer Loop. Approaching the I-95/I-395/I-495 Springfield Interchange. Notice the overhead signs that direct exiting traffic to I-395 northbound (toward Washington) and to I-95 southbound (toward Richmond).
I-495 Capital Beltway southbound roadway which is the Outer Loop. Approaching the I-95/I-395/I-495 Springfield Interchange. Notice the overhead signs that direct traffic to I-95/I-495 (toward Baltimore, and Wilson Bridge), to I-395 northbound (toward Washington), and to I-95 southbound (toward Richmond) where the right two lanes are exiting onto.
I-495 Capital Beltway southbound roadway which is the Outer Loop. Passing through the I-95/I-395/I-495 Springfield Interchange. I-95 southbound (toward Richmond) traffic has already exited, and the exit is approaching for I-395 northbound (toward Washington).
I-495 Capital Beltway southbound roadway which is the Outer Loop. Passing through the I-95/I-395/I-495 Springfield Interchange. The two right lanes exit ahead to the 2-lane ramp to I-395 northbound (toward Washington).
I-495 Capital Beltway southbound roadway which is the Outer Loop. Passing through the I-95/I-395/I-495 Springfield Interchange. The two right lanes exit ahead to the 2-lane ramp to I-395 northbound (toward Washington).
On the 2-lane ramp from the Beltway Outer Loop to I-395 northbound (toward Washington). The lower overhead bridge ahead is the  3-lane northbound flyover ramp from I-95/I-395 northbound to the Beltway Inner Loop (toward Tysons Corner). The upper overhead bridge ahead is the  2-lane express flyover ramp from the Beltway Inner Loop (from Wilson Bridge) to I-95 southbound.
On the 2-lane ramp from the Beltway Outer Loop to I-395 northbound (toward Washington). The bridge in the ramp roadway passes over I-395. The lower overhead bridge ahead is the  3-lane northbound flyover ramp from I-95/I-395 northbound to the Beltway Inner Loop (toward Tysons Corner). The upper overhead bridge ahead is the  2-lane express flyover ramp from the Beltway Inner Loop (from Wilson Bridge) to I-95 southbound.
On the 2-lane ramp from the Beltway Outer Loop to I-395 northbound (toward Washington). On the bridge in the ramp roadway that passes over I-395. The first overhead bridge ahead is the  3-lane northbound flyover ramp from I-95/I-395 northbound to the Beltway Inner Loop (toward Tysons Corner). The second overhead bridge ahead is the  2-lane express flyover ramp from the Beltway Inner Loop (from Wilson Bridge) to I-95 southbound. The rearmost overhead bridge ahead is the 2-lane flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the I-95/I-495 Beltway Outer Loop (to Wilson Bridge).
On the 2-lane ramp from the Beltway Outer Loop to I-395 northbound (toward Washington). The overpass immediately ahead carries the I-495 Beltway Outer Loop. The upper overhead bridge is the 2-lane express flyover ramp from the Beltway Inner Loop (from Wilson Bridge) to I-95 southbound.

The following 2 photos are approaching the 1-lane flyover ramp from southbound I-395 to the I-95/I-495 Capital Beltway Outer Loop (toward Wilson Bridge).

On the ramp from I-395 Shirley Highway that exits to both directions of the Beltway. The left lane goes to the 1-lane flyover ramp to the Beltway Outer Loop, and the flyover is visible ahead. The right 2 lanes go to the 2-lane ramp to the I-495 Beltway Inner Loop (toward Tysons Corner).
On the 1-lane flyover ramp from southbound I-395 to the Beltway Outer Loop, and the flyover is visible ahead. The 2-lane ramp to the right is from southbound I-395 to the I-495 Beltway Inner Loop (toward Tysons Corner).

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The following 12 photos show various aerial views of the Springfield Interchange Improvement Project construction.

These photos were taken on May 23, 2007, by the Virginia Department of Transportation, and are posted here with their permission. Roads to the Future utilized Adobe PhotoDeluxe Business Edition to sharpen and brighten all of the photos. Click on the photo to get a large version of the photo. In later versions of Netscape and Internet Explorer, you probably will need to use Full Screen mode (the F11 key can be utilized to swap back and forth between Full Screen and Regular) to see the full size of the large photo without browser-induced image shrinkage. The large photos have sizes ranging from 192 to 230 kilobytes, with most of them being under 210 kilobytes.

I-95/I-395/I-495 interchange construction, looking northwest. The Capital Beltway (I-95/I-495 and I-495) runs upper left to lower right, and Shirley Highway (I-95 and I-395) runs lower left to middle right.

Shirley Highway is I-95 south of the Beltway and is I-395 north of the Beltway. The Beltway is I-495 throughout and carries I-95 also east of Shirley Highway.

The pair of long elevated bridges between the lower left and the lower right of the photo, are the 2-lane express flyover ramp from the I-95/I-495 Beltway Inner Loop (from Wilson Bridge) to I-95 southbound, and the 2-lane flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the I-95/I-495 Beltway Outer Loop (to Wilson Bridge).

The 3-lane northbound flyover ramp from I-95/I-395 northbound to the I-495 Beltway Inner Loop (toward Tysons Corner), curves to the left and runs from the lower left to the upper center.

I-95/I-395/I-495 interchange construction, looking northwest. Closer view and similar vantage point as previous photo.

The bridge curving to the right is the 1-lane flyover ramp from southbound I-395 to the I-95/I-495 Beltway Outer Loop.

I-95/I-395/I-495 interchange construction, looking north. Somewhat similar vantage point as previous photo, with the Beltway running almost bottom to top.
I-95/I-395/I-495 interchange construction, looking north toward Tysons Corner. Somewhat similar vantage point as previous photo, with the Beltway running bottom to top.
I-95/I-395/I-495 interchange construction, looking south along I-95 Shirley Highway toward Richmond.

The pair of long elevated bridges curving to the lower left, are the 2-lane express flyover ramp from the I-95/I-495 Beltway Inner Loop (from Wilson Bridge) to I-95 southbound, and the 2-lane flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the I-95/I-495 Beltway Outer Loop (to Wilson Bridge).

The elevated bridge curving to the right, is the 3-lane northbound flyover ramp from I-95/I-395 northbound to the I-495 Beltway Inner Loop (toward Tysons Corner).

In the distance is the interchange between I-95 Shirley Highway and VA-644 Franconia Road / Old Keene Mill Road at Springfield. The Springfield urban area is visible on either side of the interchange area.

Interchange between I-95 Shirley Highway and VA-644 Franconia Road / Old Keene Mill Road at Springfield, looking south along I-95 Shirley Highway toward Richmond.

The photo was taken from approximately above the I-95/I-395/I-495 interchange.

I-95 and its associated roadways, on the segment seen in the lower part of the photo, is 24 lanes wide on 9 separate roadways.

I-95/I-395/I-495 interchange construction, looking east toward Alexandria. The Capital Beltway (I-95/I-495 and I-495) runs middle left to upper right.

The pair of long elevated bridges between the lower right and the upper right of the photo, are the 2-lane express flyover ramp from the I-95/I-495 Beltway Inner Loop (from Wilson Bridge) to I-95 southbound, and the 2-lane flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the I-95/I-495 Beltway Outer Loop (to Wilson Bridge).

I-95/I-395/I-495 interchange construction, looking east. The Capital Beltway (I-95/I-495 and I-495) runs middle left to upper right, and Shirley Highway (I-95 and I-395) runs upper left to lower right.

Shirley Highway is I-95 south of the Beltway and is I-395 north of the Beltway. The Beltway is I-495 throughout and carries I-95 also east of Shirley Highway.

The pair of long elevated bridges between the lower right and the upper right of the photo, are the 2-lane express flyover ramp from the I-95/I-495 Beltway Inner Loop (from Wilson Bridge) to I-95 southbound, and the 2-lane flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the I-95/I-495 Beltway Outer Loop (to Wilson Bridge).

I-95/I-395/I-495 interchange construction, looking northeast toward Washington. Somewhat similar vantage point as previous photo
I-95/I-395/I-495 interchange construction, looking northeast toward Washington. Shirley Highway runs from bottom to top.
I-95/I-395/I-495 interchange construction, looking north toward Tysons Corner. The Capital Beltway (I-95/I-495 and I-495) runs upper center to lower right, and Shirley Highway (I-95 and I-395) runs left to right.

The 3-lane northbound flyover ramp from I-95/I-395 northbound to the I-495 Beltway Inner Loop (toward Tysons Corner), curves to the left and runs from the lower left to the upper center.

The bridge curving to the right is the 1-lane flyover ramp from southbound I-395 to the I-95/I-495 Beltway Outer Loop.

The straight bridge that runs from upper center to lower right, is the I-495 Beltway Outer Loop.

I-95/I-395/I-495 interchange construction, looking north toward Tysons Corner. The Capital Beltway (I-95/I-495 and I-495) runs top to bottom, and Shirley Highway (I-95 and I-395) runs left to right. The 3-lane northbound flyover ramp from I-95/I-395 northbound to the I-495 Beltway Inner Loop (toward Tysons Corner), curves to the left and runs from the lower left to the upper center. The bridge curving to the right is the 1-lane flyover ramp from southbound I-395 to the I-95/I-495 Beltway Outer Loop. The straight bridge that runs from upper center to lower center, is the I-495 Beltway Outer Loop.

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By Scott M. Kozel, Capital Beltway dot com, Roads to the Future

(Created  6-3-2007, last updated 6-10-2007)