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 Springfield Interchange Project Photos - September 2006

The following 18 photos show various driving views of the Springfield Interchange Improvement Project construction.

These photos were taken on September 3, 2006 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 102 to 178 kilobytes, with most being less than 144 kilobytes).

The 3-lane northbound flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the Beltway Inner Loop (toward Tysons Corner), was completed and opened to traffic on August 24, 2006. The ramp contains a flyover bridge that is 2,630 feet long. This ramp is easily drivable at 50 mph. The original ramp for this movement was closed, and will be demolished. The local ramp from Commerce Street in Springfield, enters this new main ramp as a third lane on the right, and that ramp opened at the same date. These photos show these ramps.

The following 12 photos are in sequence along the new 3-lane northbound flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the Beltway Inner Loop (toward Tysons Corner).

I-95/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 right lane goes the 3-lane northbound flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the Beltway Inner Loop (toward Tysons Corner). The first overpass bridge is the ramp from VA-644 Franconia Road westbound, to I-95 southbound. The second overpass bridge is the 4-lane Commerce Street viaduct.
I-95/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 right lane goes the 3-lane northbound flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the Beltway Inner Loop (toward Tysons Corner). The second lane from the right divides, with one lane continuing as part of I-395, and one lane becoming the inner lane of the northbound flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the Beltway Inner Loop.
Entering the northbound flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the Beltway Inner Loop. The elevated roadway to the left, is the 2-lane flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the Beltway Outer Loop (to Wilson Bridge).
On the northbound flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the Beltway Inner Loop. The elevated ramp to the left, is the 2-lane flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the Beltway Outer Loop (to Wilson Bridge). The local ramp from Commerce Street in Springfield, enters this main ramp as a third lane on the right, ahead.
On the northbound flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the Beltway Inner Loop. The local ramp from Commerce Street in Springfield, enters this main ramp as a third lane on the right. A local ramp from VA-644 Franconia Road westbound, will connect to this main ramp as a fourth lane on the right, and that fourth lane will transition into the 3 lanes of the main ramp, about halfway across the elevated bridge.
On the northbound flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the Beltway Inner Loop. Approaching the beginning of the 2,630-foot-long flyover bridge. The elevated ramp above, is the 2-lane flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the Beltway Outer Loop (to Wilson Bridge); and behind that is the 2-lane express flyover ramp from the Beltway Inner Loop (from Wilson Bridge) to I-95 southbound.
On the northbound flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the Beltway Inner Loop, on the 2,630-foot-long flyover bridge.
On the northbound flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the Beltway Inner Loop, on the flyover bridge.
On the northbound flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the Beltway Inner Loop, on the flyover bridge.
On the northbound flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the Beltway Inner Loop, on the flyover bridge. The ramp merges with the I-495 Capital Beltway in the upper left of the photo.
On the northbound flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the Beltway Inner Loop, on the flyover bridge, approaching the end of the bridge.
On the northbound flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the Beltway Inner Loop. This ramp joins the end of the 2-lane ramp that connects southbound I-395 to the Beltway Inner Loop, with the 2 lanes from the left, and that roadway merges with the Beltway Inner Loop.

The following 6 photos are in sequence along the new local ramp from Commerce Street in Springfield, that connects to the northbound flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the Beltway Inner Loop (toward Tysons Corner).

On the local ramp from Commerce Street in Springfield, that connects to the northbound flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the Beltway Inner Loop.

 

On the local ramp from Commerce Street in Springfield, that connects to the northbound flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the Beltway Inner Loop. The elevated ramp to the left, is the 2-lane flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the Beltway Outer Loop (to Wilson Bridge). A local ramp from VA-644 Franconia Road westbound, visible in the right of the photo, will connect to this main ramp (notice the section remaining to be constructed) as a fourth lane on the right of the new ramp, and that fourth lane will transition into the 3 lanes of the main ramp, about halfway across the elevated bridge. The local ramp from VA-644 Franconia Road westbound, will connect to the Beltway Outer Loop, to the Beltway Inner Loop, and to northbound I-395.
On the local ramp from Commerce Street in Springfield, that connects to the northbound flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the Beltway Inner Loop.
On the local ramp from Commerce Street in Springfield, that connects to the northbound flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the Beltway Inner Loop.
On the end of the local ramp from Commerce Street in Springfield, where it connects to the northbound flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the Beltway Inner Loop.
On the northbound flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the Beltway Inner Loop. Approaching the beginning of the 2,630-foot-long flyover bridge. The 2.2x telephoto lens exaggerates the horizontal curvature of the ramp, as it is easily drivable at 50 mph. The elevated ramp above, is the 2-lane flyover ramp from I-95 northbound to the Beltway Outer Loop (to Wilson Bridge); and behind that is the 2-lane express flyover ramp from the Beltway Inner Loop (from Wilson Bridge) to I-95 southbound.

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All photos by Scott Kozel.

Copyright 2006 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 10-14-2006, moved to capital-beltway.com on 3-16-2007)