Re: Most Interesting, Impressive Beltway
- From: "Scott M. Kozel" <kozelsm@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 05 Aug 2006 00:07:24 -0400
Scott Kozel wrote:
I-295 in Virginia has 6 lanes on the 10-mile northwest quadrant (I-95
north to I-64 at Short Pump), 8 lanes on the 15-mile northeast quadrant
(I-95 north to I-64 at Sandston), 6 lanes on the 18 miles from I-64 to
VA-36 at Hopewell, and 4 lanes on the 10 miles from VA-36 to I-95 south
I'd give I-295 very high marks for safety due to it's layout, It is
very easy to drive and I always feels like I have plenty of room. Also
the exit/entrance ramps seem longer than what you find on the average
All of the I-295 local interchanges are of a spacious full cloverleaf
design, with plenty of accel/decel room between the adjacent loops.
Aren't there plans to build a western section to complete the loop
around Richmond at some point?
Route 288 is the western and southern part of the Richmond beltway.
Route 895 connects I-295 to I-95 south of Richmond.
Scott M. Kozel Highway and Transportation History Websites
Virginia/Maryland/Washington, D.C. http://www.roadstothefuture.com
Philadelphia and Delaware Valley http://www.pennways.com