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"YOUR HIGHWAY TAXES AT WORK" sign along I-95 in northern Virginia.  I-95 to Richmond had been completed in October 1964. Scene along I-95, northbound, in Virginia.
A four-lane I-95 in Virginia, with traffic separated by a landscaped median. I-95 in Virginia, with its landscape median and roadsides, was considered a scenic highway when it was completed in October 1964.
Scene along I-95 in Virginia.  Lady Bird Johnson, wife of President Lyndon B. Johnson, said, "This highway is a beautiful drive, even if it frequently comprises six, or even eight, lanes.  It is a model of what can be done, and the median strip is a great plus." Traffic along I-95 in Virginia.
Traffic on I-95 near Woodbridge, Virginia. I-95 north of Fredericksburg, Virginia
Traffic on I-95 north of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Northbound traffic on I-95 north of Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Scenic landscaping is an important feature of I-95 north of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Traffic on the separated lanes of I-95 north of Fredericksburg.
Urban area development beyond the right-of-way of I-95 at Woodbridge, Virginia A curve on I-95 approaching the exit for Woodbridge, Virginia.
A rest area pull-off along I-95 in Virginia. I-95 near Falmouth, Virginia showing truck and passenger vehicles.
Along I-95 in Virginia, opposing traffic is at different elevations, separated by a landscaped median. Winter traffic on I-95 in Virginia, with last remnants of snow along the roadside.
Landscaping in the median helped make I-95 in Virginia a scenic highway. I-95 traffic in Virginia is carried on different levels.
Separate lanes on different levels carry I-95 traffic in Virginia. Traffic on the north- and south-bound lanes of I-95 are widely separated in some segments by landscaped medians.
Truck traffic uses a rest area pull-off on I-95 in Virginia. This section of I-95 in Virginia illustrates many of the safety features built into the Interstate System.  These features include:  controlled access, wide median dividing opposing traffic, long sight distances, gentle curvatures, all crossings separated by bridges or underpasses, wide paved shoulders, and acceleration and deceleration lanes.  Note also good design integrating esthetics and safety, including retention of trees in median and interchange area to reduce headlight glare, and adaptation of all highway elements to geographical features.

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Updated: 10/18/2013
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