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Interstate 95 in Virginia

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Interstate 95 (I-95) runs 179 miles (288 km) within the Commonwealth of Virginia between its borders with North Carolina and Maryland. I-95 is concurrent with I-64 for 3 miles (4.8 km) in Richmond, and meets the northern terminus of I-85 in Petersburg. Although I-95 was originally planned as a highway through Washington, D.C. (following the route of what is now I-395), it was rerouted along the eastern portion of the Capital Beltway. From Petersburg to Richmond, I-95 was most of the Richmond–Petersburg Turnpike (the south end of the toll road was on I-85.)

It enters the Capital Beltway at the Springfield Interchange, also known as the Mixing Bowl. I-95 continues over the Woodrow Wilson Bridge into Washington, D.C. (for 0.11 miles on the bridge), and then into Maryland on the Capital Beltway.

The route between Fredericksburg and Springfield is consistently one of the most congested routes of highway in the United States, particularly during holidays and rush hours. The causes for this congestion are lack of alternative routes, fewer lanes than needed, and the spread-out suburbs of the Washington, D.C. area.

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Route information
Maintained by Virginia DOT
Length 178.73 mi (287.64 km)
Existed 1957–present
Major junctions
South end I-95 at North Carolina border near Skippers
US 58 in Emporia
I-295 near Petersburg
I-85 / US 460 in Petersburg
SR 150 / SR 895 in Bensley
US 250 in Richmond
US 1 / US 301 in Richmond
I-64 / I-195 in Richmond
US 17 near Fredericksburg
I-395 / I-495 in Springfield
US 1 in Alexandria
North end I-95 / I-495 at District of Columbia border in Alexandria
Counties Greensville, City of Emporia, Sussex, Prince George, City of Petersburg, City of Colonial Heights, Chesterfield, City of Richmond, Henrico, Hanover, Caroline, Spotsylania, City of Fredericksburg, Stafford, Prince William, Fairfax, City of Alexandria

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