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  Springfield Interchange Project Photos - October 2005

The following 18 photos show various driving views of the Springfield Interchange Improvement Project construction. These photos were taken on October 23, 2005 by Roads to the Future.  All photos were taken with a 2.2x telephoto lens. Click on the photo to get a large version of the photo.

The next 14 photos are a drive along I-95/I-495 Capital Beltway, in sequence, westbound on Inner Loop, and then along the express flyover ramp to I-95 south. The 2-lane flyover ramp from the Beltway Inner Loop to I-95 south, was completed and opened to traffic on May 19, 2004. This ramp is an Interstate-standard 2-lane mainline roadway that is easily drivable at 60 mph.

I-95/I-495 Capital Beltway, westbound on Inner Loop heading toward the Springfield Interchange (I-95/I-395/I-495).
I-95/I-495 Capital Beltway, westbound on Inner Loop heading toward the Springfield Interchange (I-95/I-395/I-495).
I-95/I-495 Capital Beltway, westbound on Inner Loop heading toward the Springfield Interchange (I-95/I-395/I-495). The 2 left lanes are the I-95 southbound movement from the Beltway to I-95 south (toward Richmond).
The express 2-lane flyover ramp from the I-95/I-495 Capital Beltway Inner Loop, to I-95 south. The ramp stub to the left is for a future HOV roadway.
The express 2-lane flyover ramp from the I-95/I-495 Capital Beltway Inner Loop, to I-95 south.
The express 2-lane flyover ramp from the I-95/I-495 Capital Beltway Inner Loop, to I-95 south.
The express 2-lane flyover ramp from the I-95/I-495 Capital Beltway Inner Loop, to I-95 south.

The partly-visible sign has the name of the 4,800-foot-long bridge, at the beginning of the bridge, the Robert J. (Bob) Heittman Memorial Bridge. He was a resident of the Franconia section of Fairfax County and a widely respected Northern Virginia transportation expert, who died on May 10, 2004. See Virginia Senate resolution for more details.

The express 2-lane flyover ramp from the I-95/I-495 Capital Beltway Inner Loop, to I-95 south.
The express 2-lane flyover ramp from the I-95/I-495 Capital Beltway Inner Loop, to I-95 south.
The express 2-lane flyover ramp from the I-95/I-495 Capital Beltway Inner Loop, to I-95 south.
The express 2-lane flyover ramp from the I-95/I-495 Capital Beltway Inner Loop, to I-95 south.
The express 2-lane flyover ramp from the I-95/I-495 Capital Beltway Inner Loop, to I-95 south. The I-95/VA-644 interchange at Springfield, is ahead.
The express 2-lane flyover ramp from the I-95/I-495 Capital Beltway Inner Loop, to I-95 south. The I-95/VA-644 interchange at Springfield, is ahead.

The next 5 photos are a drive along I-95/I-495 Capital Beltway and I-95.

I-95/I-495 Capital Beltway, westbound on Inner Loop heading toward the Springfield Interchange (I-95/I-395/I-495). The separated 2 left lanes are the I-95 southbound movement from the Beltway to I-95 south (toward Richmond).

 

I-95/I-495 Capital Beltway, westbound on Inner Loop heading through the Springfield Interchange (I-95/I-395/I-495). The bridge to the left is the 2-lane express flyover for the I-95 southbound movement from the Beltway Inner Loop to I-95 south.
I-95/I-495 Capital Beltway, westbound on Inner Loop heading through the Springfield Interchange (I-95/I-395/I-495). The bridge to the left is the 2-lane express flyover for the I-95 southbound movement from the Beltway Inner Loop to I-95 south.
I-95 northbound approaching the Springfield Interchange (I-95/I-395/I-495). The bridge under construction ahead is for the 2-lane express flyover ramp for the I-95 northbound movement from I-95 northbound to the Beltway Outer Loop (toward Wilson Bridge).
The bridge under construction is for the 2-lane express flyover ramp for the I-95 northbound movement from I-95 northbound to the Beltway Outer Loop (toward Wilson Bridge). The bridge to the left is the 2-lane express flyover for the I-95 southbound movement from the Beltway to I-95 south. Photo was taken from the new flyover ramp from I-395 southbound to the Beltway Outer Loop (toward Wilson Bridge).

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All photos by Scott Kozel.

Copyright 2005 by Scott Kozel. All rights reserved. Reproduction, reuse, or distribution without permission is prohibited.

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

(Created 12-1-2005, moved to capital-beltway.com on 3-16-2007)