Talk:List of numbered highways in Washington, D.C.

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Alignments[edit]

1927 RMcN (cut to the west) - the routes probably weren't signed in the city at that time - US 1/US 50 together to the east on Bladensburg Road, and US 240 on Connecticut Avenue (how far??)

1942

1942 General Drafting

  • US 1 - Highway Bridge, Maine Avenue, 17th Street, K Street, 11th Street, Rhode Island Avenue
  • US 1 Alternate - K Street, north side of Mount Vernon Square, New York Avenue (ended at New York Avenue and Bladensburg Road (US 1 Bypass))
  • US 1 Bypass/US 50 Bypass - 14th Street, D Street, Maryland Avenue, C Street, Maryland Avenue, Independence Avenue, 2nd Street, Maryland Avenue (both ways around Stanton Square), Bladensburg Road
  • US 29 - Lee Highway, Key Bridge, M Street, New Hampshire Avenue, 16th Street, Alaska Avenue, Georgia Avenue
  • US 50 - Lee Boulevard, Arlington Memorial Bridge, both ways around the Lincoln Memorial, 23rd Street, Constitution Avenue, 20th Street (looks like no one-way pair with 21st Street), K Street, north side of Mount Vernon Square, New York Avenue, Bladensburg Road, current MD 450
  • US 50 Alternate - 11th Street, Rhode Island Avenue, Barney Street?
  • US 50 Bypass - George Washington Memorial Parkway, Highway Bridge, US 1 Bypass (ended at New York Aveue and Bladensburg Road)
  • US 211 - Lee Highway, Key Bridge, M Street, Pennsylvania Avenue, K Street (ended where? probably at US 1 (17th Street))
  • US 240 - (probably began at US 1) George Washington Memorial Parkway, Arlington Memorial Bridge, both ways around the Lincoln Memorial, 23rd Street, Constitution Avenue, 20th Street and 21st Street (which was which direction?), Massachusetts Avenue, Wisconsin Avenue
  • US 240 Alternate - [21st Street, S Street](20th Street, Connecticut Avenue)?, Connecticut Avenue, East-West Highway
  • DC 4/DC 5 - (began at US 1 (17th Street)?) [E Street](State Place, West Executive Avenue), E Street, Pennsylvania Avenue, 1st Street, Independence Avenue, Pennsylvania Avenue
  • DC 4 - Pennsylvania Avenue, Alabama Avenue
  • DC 5 - 11th Street, Anacostia Bridge, Nichols Avenue, Good Hope Road, Naylor Road

Also note US 1 Truck in Alexandria.

1940s

Washington West Alexandria Anacostia Washington East 1946 RMcN

  • US 1 - Jefferson Davis Highway, Highway Bridge, 14th Street, Vermont Avenue, Rhode Island Avenue
  • US 1 Alternate - [D Street, Maryland Avenue](C Street), C Street, Maryland Avenue, 3rd Street, New York Avenue, Bladensburg Road
  • US 29/US 211 - Lee Highway, Key Bridge, M Street, New Hampshire Avenue, 16th Street, Alaska Avenue, Georgia Avenue (US 211 ended at ?)
  • US 50 - Lee Boulevard, Arlington Memorial Bridge, both ways around the Lincoln Memorial, 23rd Street, K Street, north side of Mount Vernon Square, New York Avenue, Bladensburg Road, current MD 450
  • US 50 Alternate - 23rd Street, Independence Avenue, 2nd Street?, Maryland Avenue (both ways around Stanton Square), Bladensburg Road (not on USGS)
  • US 240 - (beginning at the Ellipse?) E Street, 17th Street, Connecticut Avenue, Massachusetts Avenue, Wisconsin Avenue
  • US 240 Alternate - Connecticut Avenue (ended where?)
  • DC 4/DC 5 - (beginning at the Ellipse?) East Executive Avenue, Alexander Hamilton Place, Pennsylvania Avenue, Constitution Avenue, 2nd Street, Pennsylvania Avenue (shown as using E Street from the Ellipse to Pennsylvania Avenue on RMcN)
  • DC 4 - Pennsylvania Avenue, Alabama Avenue
  • DC 5 - Branch Avenue
  • DC 193 - (beginning at ?) Tilden Street, Connecticut Avenue (not on USGS)
  • DC 396 - (beginning at US 240) Massachusetts Avenue (not on USGS)
Current
  • US 1 - Jefferson Davis Highway, 14th Street Bridges, [14th Street, Constitution Avenue, 6th Street](Southwest Freeway, 9th Street, L Street), 6th Street, Rhode Island Avenue
  • US 1 Alternate - [New York Avenue](L Street), New York Avenue, Bladensburg Road
  • US 29 - Lee Highway, Key Bridge, Whitehurst Freeway, K Street, 11th Street, Rhode Island Avenue, 7th Street, Georgia Avenue
  • US 50 - Arlington Boulevard, Roosevelt Bridge, Constitution Avenue, [Constitution Avenue, 6th Street, New York Avenue](9th Street, L Street), New York Avenue

from VfD[edit]

Forgive me if I'm wrong, but I was under the impression that Wasington DC wasn't a state? If so then why has this article appeared alongside all the other states in List of state highways in the United States? -- Graham ☺ | Talk 01:11, 15 Dec 2004 (UTC)

  • For the same reason that Hawaii has interstate highways? :-). I'm guessing that even though DC isn't a state in and of itself, there's a state highway running through it, and somebody thought to be complete. I'd say delete, maybe put a footnote or nota bene on the List page about it. Inky 02:11, 15 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • I'm ambivalent. First, if it is kept, it should be something like List of Washington D.C. district highways; however, according to this and this, DC 295 is the only signed district highway, making a "list" rather superfluous. My sugestion is to edit the List of state highways in the United States to indicate that 295 is the only district highway in D.C. and delete this. olderwiser 02:44, Dec 15, 2004 (UTC)
  • Turn it into a redirect to hwy 295? 132.205.15.43 03:18, 15 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete: I-295 is the only one, and that very quickly becomes a different state highway. A list can't have a population of one, and that's aside from DC not being a state. Geogre 04:59, 15 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete. No redirect necessary. utcursch 08:26, Dec 15, 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete. I live in DC, and can assure you that there is only one Interstate running through the District. And it's only about 5 or 10 miles long, something ridiculous like that, before it breaks off into another state. No need for a list. Katefan0 14:12, Dec 15, 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete before somebody starts List of Puerto Rico state highways. [[User:Livajo|Ливай | ]] 16:30, 15 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete, can you even have a list of one? Rje 16:31, 15 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete, obvious data dump. Wyss 19:19, 15 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Change to a note on the state highway list per older≠wiser, above, and delete this. It is at the same level as state highways, and is marked as such on maps, so I think a link to Washington D.C. District Route 295 should be on List of state highways in the United States, with a brief explanation. It doesn't really matter, but contrary to what is stated above, there are three Interstate highways in DC (66, 295, and 395), and three US highways (1, 29, and 50) {forgot to sign Niteowlneils 23:25, 16 Dec 2004 (UTC)}
  • rename to District of Columbia numbered routes. Currently there are the Interstates, US Routes, and DC 295, but there used to be other DC routes - http://memory.loc.gov/pnp/fsa/8b14000/8b14400/8b14423r.jpg . I've expanded the article to this end. --SPUI 20:52, 16 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep as District of Columbia numbered routes or District of Columbia highways or somesuch. Niteowlneils 23:25, 16 Dec 2004 (UTC)

end moved discussion