Interstate 495 forms the capital beltway around Metro-Washington D.C. The Maryland portion forms the northern parts of the beltway. Both ends of the of interstate are at a Potomac River crossing. The northern border is at the Virginia/Maryland State Line. While the southern border is at the Maryland/Washington D.C. border on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. Before the interstate enters Virgnia, it breifly crosses into Washington D.C. while crossing the Potomac River. While in Maryland, I-495 is multi-plexed.
I-495 is multi-plexed with... ...Interstate 95, from the D.C. line to near College Park.
In Maryland, Interstate 495 crosses the following interstates.