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Southern Avenue (Washington, D.C.)

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East end  Eastern Avenue SE
Location  Southeast, Washington, DC and Prince George's County
Nearest metro station  Capitol Heights and Southern Avenue
West end  MD 210 / South Capitol Street
Major junctions  MD 5 (Branch Avenue) MD 218 (Suitland Road) MD 4 (Pennsylvania Avenue) MD 214 / East Capitol Street
Owners  Washington, D.C., Prince George's County, Maryland

Southern Avenue is one of three boundary streets between Washington, D.C., and the state of Maryland. Following a southeast-to-northeast line, Southern Avenue begins at the intersection of South Capitol Street in Southeast, Washington, D.C., and Indian Head Highway on the Maryland side. It runs for approximately seven miles to its other end at Eastern Avenue in Northeast, Washington, D.C., with an uncompleted gap between Naylor Road SE and Branch Avenue SE.

Map of Southern Ave SE, United States

Southern Avenue was built in pieces. For example, the portion between Benning Road SE and 46th Street SE was not started until 1928. One of the first residential developments on Southern Avenue was Fairfield, a cluster of luxury homes at the intersection of Highview Terrace SE and 34th Street SE in the Summit Park neighborhood.

The Southern Avenue bridge over Suitland Parkway was the first orthotropic deck girder bridge built in Washington, D.C.

References

Southern Avenue (Washington, D.C.) Wikipedia


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