Tag Archives: I-395

VDOT releases 1949 footage of Shirley Highway in Alexandria

The Virginia Department of Transportation has released another Then & Now video, this time of Henry G. Shirley Highway in 1949, then known as Virginia primary route 350 and now Interstate 395. Last time, the video was of US 29 in Arlington. This time VDOT recreated about a 2-mile drive along Shirley Highway and combined

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Nats: The Curly W used to be on road signs, why it isn’t anymore

Photo used with permission of Flickr user SteelYankee A few weeks ago, DC Sports Bog (The Post) answered a reader question about why the Washington Nationals “curly W” logo was removed from signs along Interstate 395 (Southwest Freeway) for Nationals Park: What happened to the Curly W on D.C. freeway signs?. Presumably, the curly W’s

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I-495 Capital Beltway express lanes losing money, saving time for some

Recently, I overheard somebody praising the new Transurban I-495 EZ Pass Express Lanes (also known as HOT Lanes for High Occupancy or Toll) because “they respond to the marketplace in real time” or something along those lines. Overall though, the marketplace response seems to be “not interested.” Over the first few months of operation, the

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Another Google Map error: “US Route 1 in Rhode Island” on the 14th Street Bridge

My previous post about US Route 50 in Illinois on Arlington Blvd. got picked up by ARLNow.com. In the comments, more problems were posted, like this one for US 1 over the 14th Street Bridge (specifically the Arland Williams Bridge which is I-395/US 1 northbound) between Arlington, Va. and Washington, D.C.: View Larger Map There

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