District Route Names

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District Route Names

Postby CBenson » Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:04 am

So what should DC use for "state" highways as discussed here. As there is only one - "DC-295," this shouldn't be a difficult decision. I've heard it called Anacostia Freeway, Kenilworth Ave, and 295. I'm not sure that I've really heard "route" or "highway" attached to the road. Seems that a display of "DC-295" and voice of "Dee See Two Ninety Five" would be best.
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Re: District Route Names

Postby CBenson » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:16 pm

Switching midstream hadn't occured to me, but that makes perfect sense. The current signs where the interstate peels off and crosses the river do use DC-295 shields as does the entrance from Penn Ave. The entrances from East Capitol St and Benning Rd do not. So your suggestion makes alot of sense.

However, I just want to confirm that when matching the DC-295 sign, we would prefer ultimately to use "DC-295" which would be displayed as "DC-295" or as "state" shield and pronounced "Dee See Two Ninety Five."
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Re: District Route Names

Postby gus911 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:10 pm

If it was up to me, I would use "DC-295" for the stretch from the 11th St. Bridge to East Capitol St. and use Kenilworth Ave. from that point northward. I don't think it is very clear to drivers what happens to the Anacostia Freeway (especially northbound) at the point where the Interstate (whatever number they are using there this week) peels off and crosses the river.
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Postby gus911 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:54 am

Yes. DeeCee Two Ninety Five. No "highway", no "route", and definitely no "state" (although the statehood people would get a kick out of that).


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Postby wpegues » Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:59 am

haha, that's good for the states rights. Why not!!

I am not that familiar with the 295 area other than around the new US Coast Guard HQ which is one of my offices architectural projects. All I know is that with the past and continuing bridge reconstruction, getting there and back is great, and then the route changes!
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