) in Washington, D.C., and Virginia is a 13 mile (21 km) long spur route that begins at a junction with Interstate 95
in Springfield, Virginia
and ends in northwest Washington, D.C.
It passes underneath the National Mall
near the United States Capitol
and ends at a junction with U.S. Route 50
at New York Avenue NW
, roughly a mile (2 km) north of the Capitol tunnel.
The intersection where I-395, I-95, and the Capital Beltway
meet is called the Springfield Interchange
Unofficially, this interchange is also referred to as The Mixing Bowl
. This moniker causes confusion, because the intersection of I-395, Washington Boulevard, and Columbia Pike several miles north was historically known by that name, and continues to be recognized by the Virginia Department of Transportation
I-395 contains a reversible, barrier-separated HOV
facility, also known locally as the "express lanes", with its own entrances and exits, provided as a third roadway of Interstates 395 and 95 between South Eads Street near the Pentagon in Arlington County and State Route 234
in Prince William County, Virginia
. During rush hour, the HOV facility operates in the direction of rush-hour traffic and is restricted to vehicles containing three or more passengers. Motorcycles, alternative fuel cars, hybrids registered in Virginia before July 1, 2006, and federal... Read More