Maryland Route 648

Maryland Route 648 marker

Maryland Route 648
Route information
Maintained by MDSHA and Baltimore DOT
Location
Counties: Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City
Highway system

Maryland highway system
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MD 646 MD 650

Maryland Route 648 (MD 648) is a collection of state highways in the U.S. state of Maryland. These highways are sections of Baltimore–Annapolis Boulevard, the old alignment of MD 2 between Annapolis and Glen Burnie. These segments were bypassed when MD 2 was moved to Governor Ritchie Highway, a four-lane divided highway, in the late 1930s. MD 648 has five distinct sections of mainline highway that pass through Anne Arundel County. The northernmost segment of MD 648 also follows the old alignment of MD 3 from Glen Burnie to Baltimore.

Contents

Annapolis – Winchester-on-the-Severn

Maryland Route 648A
Location: Annapolis – Winchester-on-the-Severn
Length: 2.09 mi[1] (3.36 km)

Maryland Route 648F
Location: Winchester-on-the-Severn
Length: 0.61 mi[1] (0.98 km)

MD 648A runs 2.09 miles (3.36 km) from MD 450 in Annapolis north to a dead end located just south of U.S. Route 50 and US 301 near Winchester-on-the-Severn. The highway's alignment continues north of the U.S. Highways as MD 648F, which runs 0.61 miles (0.98 km) from the westbound lanes of US 50 and US 301 north to MD 2 within Winchester-on-the-Severn.

Route description

MD 648A begins at an intersection with MD 450 (Governor Ritchie Highway) just east of the Naval Academy Bridge that crosses the Severn River into the city of Annapolis. The state highway heads east and immediately intersects the access road for Jonas Green State Park, which is unsigned MD 648AB. At the junction with MD 672 (Greenbury Point Road), which serves several facilities of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Naval Academy, MD 648A turns north and meets the west end of MD 179 (Saint Margarets Road). The state highway continues north through a forested residential area to its terminus at a dead end just south of US 50 and US 301, which run concurrently as Blue Star Memorial Highway.[1][2] The westbound direction of the freeway has a right-in/right-out intersection with MD 648F directly opposite from the dead end of MD 648A. MD 648F heads west parallel to the freeway then turns north to a partial intersection with MD 2 (Governor Ritchie Highway). There is no access from northbound MD 648F to southbound MD 2.[1][3]

Junction list

The entire route is in Anne Arundel County

Location Mile[1] Destinations Notes
Annapolis 0.00 MD 450 (Governor Ritchie Highway) – Annapolis, Glen Burnie Southern terminus of MD 648A
0.06 Entrance to Jonas Green State Park Unsigned MD 648AB
0.46 MD 672 east (Greenbury Point Road) MD 648 turns north to remain on Baltimore–Annapolis Boulevard
0.88 MD 179 east (Saint Margarets Road) / Sharpe Road
Winchester-on-the-Severn 2.09 Dead end on south side of US 50 / US 301 Northern terminus of MD 648A
0.00 US 50 west / US 301 south (Blue Star Memorial Highway) – Washington, Richmond Southern terminus of MD 648F; right-in/right-out intersection
0.61 MD 2 north (Governor Ritchie Highway) – Glen Burnie Northern terminus of MD 648F; no access from northbound MD 648F to southbound MD 2
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Auxiliary route

MD 648AB is the designation for the unnamed 0.10-mile (0.16 km) access road to Jonas Green State Park. The state park features the southern end of the Baltimore & Annapolis Trail, a rail trail that follows the abandoned right-of-way of the Baltimore & Annapolis Railroad from Annapolis to Glen Burnie.[1][4]

Arnold – Severna Park

Maryland Route 648D
Location: ArnoldSeverna Park
Length: 4.18 mi[1] (6.73 km)

MD 648D runs 4.18 miles (6.73 km) between intersections with MD 2 in Arnold and Severna Park.

Route description

There are two county-maintained segments of Baltimore–Annapolis Boulevard on the southbound and northbound sides, respectively, of MD 2 (Governor Ritchie Highway) between Winchester-on-the-Severn and Arnold. MD 648 begins at an intersection with MD 2 in Arnold a short distance north of the second county highway loop. The state highway parallels the southbound direction of MD 2 and the Baltimore & Annapolis Trail, which the highway follows closely except close to its termini. On the northern end of Arnold, MD 648 and MD 2 approach closely; within this stretch there is a spur from MD 648 to southbound MD 2 and a spur from both directions of MD 2 to MD 648. The state highway leaves the vicinity of MD 2 then splits from the rail trail to its northern terminus at an oblique intersection with MD 2 within a commercial area in Severna Park.[1][5]

Junction list

The entire route is in Anne Arundel County.

Location Mile[1] Destinations Notes
Arnold 0.0 MD 2 (Governor Ritchie Highway) – Annapolis, Bay Bridge Southern terminus of MD 648D
1.85 MD 2 south (Governor Ritchie Highway) – Annapolis Spur from MD 648D to southbound MD 2; no access to northbound MD 2
Severna Park 4.18 MD 2 (Governor Ritchie Highway) – Glen Burnie Northern terminus of MD 648D
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Severna Park – Pasadena

Maryland Route 648H
Location: Severna ParkPasadena
Length: 3.49 mi[1] (5.62 km)

MD 648D runs 3.49 miles (5.62 km) from MD 2 in Severna Park north to MD 177 in Pasadena.

Route description

MD 648 begins at an intersection with MD 2 (Governor Ritchie Highway) in Severna Park. The state highway heads east, crossing Cattail Creek before intersecting Asbury Drive, which is unsigned MD 648AA. MD 648 veers north through residential subdivisions in Pasadena. The state highway passes along the eastern edge of Waterford Park, where the highway crosses the Magothy River just downstream from its impoundment, Lake Waterford. Just north of the lake, Baltimore–Annapolis Boulevard veers to the northwest as unsigned MD 915; MD 915 is a section of the old alignment prior to the highway being cut by the construction of MD 100. MD 648 continues north as Waterford Road. The state highway crosses over MD 100 (Paul T. Pitcher Memorial Highway) with no access before reaching its northern terminus at MD 177 (Mountain Road).[1][6]

Junction list

The entire route is in Anne Arundel County.

Location Mile[1] Destinations Notes
0.00 MD 2 (Governor Ritchie Highway) / White Road west – Annapolis, Glen Burnie Southern terminus of MD 648H
0.22 Asbury Drive south Unsigned MD 648AA
2.39 Baltimore–Annapolis Boulevard north Unsigned MD 915
3.49 MD 177 (Mountain Road) / Solley Road north – Jacobsville, Glen Burnie Northern terminus of MD 648H
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Auxiliary route

MD 648AA is the designation for Asbury Drive, a section of old alignment of MD 648 in Severna Park. The state highway runs 0.48 miles (0.77 km) from Leelyn Drive near MD 2's intersection with MD 648D north to MD 648H.[1][7]

Pasadena–Baltimore

Maryland Route 648E
Location: PasadenaBaltimore
Length: 11.15 mi[1][8][9] (17.94 km)

MD 648E runs 11.15 miles (17.94 km) from MD 177 in Pasadena north to MD 295 in the city of Baltimore. The state highway, which is the longest section of MD 648, is mostly located in Anne Arundel County; a small portion of the highway passes through the southeastern corner of Baltimore County before heading into Baltimore, where the highway is maintained by the Baltimore City Department of Transportation. MD 648E has freeway connections with 10 and I-97 in Glen Burnie, I-695 in Ferndale, and the Baltimore–Washington Parkway in Baltimore. The state highway is a part of the National Highway System between I-97 and the entrance to the Cromwell Station / Glen Burnie station of the Baltimore Light Rail.[10]

Route description

MD 648E begins at an intersection with MD 177 (Mountain Road) and Jumpers Hole Road in Pasadena about 1 mile (1.6 km) west of the intersection of MD 177 and MD 648H. This intersection is a short distance to the east of MD 177's partial interchanges with MD 10 and MD 100 (Paul T. Pitcher Highway) and the highway's western terminus at MD 2. MD 648 heads north as a three-lane road with center turn lane through residential subdivisions. The state highway expands to a five-lane road with center turn lane as it curves to the west, crosses Marley Creek, and intersects MD 270 (Furnace Branch Road); the south leg of that intersection is unsigned MD 648G, which is also named Baltimore–Annapolis Boulevard. MD 648 temporarily becomes a four-lane divided highway through its partial cloverleaf interchange with MD 10 (Arundel Expressway).[1][11]

The original designation of Baltimore–Annapolis Boulevard was MD 2

MD 648 reduces to two lanes as it passes through a residential neighborhood in Glen Burnie. The state highway curves to the northwest through a commercial area in the center of the suburb where the highway intersects MD 2 (Governor Ritchie Highway) and MD 3 Business (Robert Crain Highway). MD 648 expands to a four-lane undivided highway at its intersection with Eighth Avenue and MD 176 (Dorsey Road), which heads west toward Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. The state highway begins to parallel the Baltimore Light Rail and its southern terminal station, Cromwell Station / Glen Burnie. North of the station, MD 648 becomes divided and has a folded diamond interchange with I-97.[1][11]

MD 648 continues to parallel the transit line as a two-lane road north through Ferndale. The state highway passes the Ferndale station in the center of the community. MD 648 veers north away from the transit line at Hollins Ferry Road, then passes North County High School and crosses Cabin Branch. The state highway intersects Furnace Branch Road and the eastern end of MD 169 (Maple Road) prior to meeting I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) at a partial cloverleaf interchange. In the center of Pumphrey, MD 648 intersects MD 170, which heads northeast as Belle Grove Road and southwest as Camp Meade Road past the North Linthicum light rail station. The state highway passes under the Baltimore Light Rail tracks and begins to parallel them. MD 648 intersects MD 168 (Nursery Road) just west of the Nursery Road station shortly before the highway veers away from the transit line and crosses the Patapsco River.[1][11]

MD 648 continues north as Old Annapolis Road, crossing under Interstate 895 (Harbor Tunnel Thruway) with no access before passing through the suburb of Baltimore Highlands in the southeastern corner of Baltimore County.[8][11] The state highway enters the city of Baltimore and its name changes to Annapolis Road shortly before intersecting Patapsco Avenue. MD 648 crosses over the Baltimore–Washington Parkway (signed as MD 295) and under the Curtis Bay Branch of CSX's Baltimore Terminal Subdivision. The state highway intersects ramps to and from the southbound parkway as it passes to the east of Mount Auburn Cemetery. MD 648 has a pair of intersections with Waterview Avenue on both sides of an east–west segment to cross to the east side of the Baltimore–Washington Parkway. The state highway passes through the Westport neighborhood, where Wenburn Street and Manokin Street lead west to ramps with the northbound and southbound directions of the parkway, respectively. MD 648 meets a pair of rail lines at grade, intersects Monroe Street, and passes under I-95 before crossing over Gwynns Falls. The state highway reaches its northern terminus at a right-in/right-out interchange with the ramp from northbound I-95 to northbound MD 295, which continues north as Russell Street toward Downtown Baltimore.[9][11]

Junction list

County Location Mile[1] Destinations Notes
Anne Arundel Pasadena 0.00 MD 177 (Mountain Road) / Jumpers Hole Road south – Jacobsville Southern terminus of MD 648E
Glen Burnie 1.77 MD 270 north (Furnace Branch Road) / Baltimore–Annapolis Boulevard south Baltimore–Annapolis Boulevard is unsigned MD 648G
1.99 MD 10 (Arundel Expressway) – Baltimore, Pasadena Partial cloverleaf interchange
3.07 MD 2 (Governor Ritchie Highway) – Brooklyn Park, Pasadena
3.29
MD 3 Bus. (Robert Crain Highway) – South Gate
3.81 MD 176 west (Dorsey Road) / Eighth Avenue east – BWI Airport
Ferndale 4.29 I-97 – Baltimore, Annapolis I-97 Exit 16
6.26 MD 169 west (Maple Road) – Linthicum Heights
6.43 I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) – Towson, Key Bridge I-695 Exit 5
Pumphrey 7.05 MD 170 (Belle Grove Road/Camp Meade Road) – Brooklyn Park, Linthicum
7.53 MD 168 west (Nursery Road) / Shenandoah Avenue east – Linthicum Heights
Baltimore Baltimore Highlands No major intersections
Baltimore 9.47 Patapsco Avenue
10.15 MD 295 south (Baltimore–Washington Parkway) – Washington
10.31 Waterview Avenue east MD 648 turns east at this intersection
10.35 Waterview Avenue east MD 648 turns north at this intersection
11.15 MD 295 north (Russell Street) – Downtown Baltimore Northern terminus of MD 648E; right-in/right-out interchange with ramp from northbound I-95 to northbound MD 295
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Auxiliary routes

MD 648E has two auxiliary routes.

  • MD 648G is the designation for Baltimore–Annapolis Boulevard, a 0.13-mile (0.21 km) L-shaped service road in Glen Burnie. The highway heads south from the intersection of MD 648E and MD 270, then turns west along a section of old alignment of MD 648 to a dead end.[1][12]
  • MD 648I is the designation for McGivney Way, a 0.13-mile (0.21 km) section of old alignment that serves a Knights of Columbus hall at its eastern terminus, a dead end at Marley Creek. McGivney Way is named for Michael J. McGivney, the founder of the fraternal organization.[1][13]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Highway Location Reference: Anne Arundel County" (PDF). Maryland State Highway Administration. 2009. http://www.marylandroads.com/Location/2009_ARUNDEL.pdf. Retrieved 2011-03-07. 
  2. ^ Google, Inc. Google Maps – Maryland Route 648A (Map). Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=MD-648+N%2FBaltimore+Annapolis+Blvd&daddr=MD-648+N%2FBaltimore+Annapolis+Blvd&hl=en&geocode=Ff4HUwId2_Zw-w%3BFWJXUwIdpepw-w&mra=ls&sll=39.012582,-76.487546&sspn=0.015072,0.038581&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=14. Retrieved 2011-03-07. 
  3. ^ Google, Inc. Google Maps – Maryland Route 648F (Map). Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Unknown+road&daddr=Baltimore+Annapolis+Blvd%2FMaryland+648F+N&hl=en&geocode=Fe9YUwId4ulw-w%3BFR9hUwIdSMZw-w&mra=ls&sll=39.018375,-76.494402&sspn=0.001884,0.004823&ie=UTF8&ll=39.017817,-76.489928&spn=0.007536,0.01929&t=h&z=16. Retrieved 2011-03-07. 
  4. ^ Google, Inc. Google Maps – Maryland Route 648AB (Map). Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=MD-648+S%2FBaltimore+Annapolis+Blvd&daddr=Unknown+road&hl=en&geocode=FaAFUwIdIvlw-w%3BFZAGUwIdRvNw-w&mra=ls&sll=38.995655,-76.483737&sspn=0.000942,0.002411&ie=UTF8&ll=38.995286,-76.483174&spn=0.001884,0.004823&t=h&z=18. Retrieved 2011-03-07. 
  5. ^ Google, Inc. Google Maps – Maryland Route 648D (Map). Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Baltimore+Annapolis+Blvd&daddr=Baltimore+Annapolis+Blvd&geocode=FYCYUwIdbJZw-w%3BFQBPVAIdPvdv-w&hl=en&mra=ls&sll=39.032053,-76.51454&sspn=0.015068,0.038581&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=13. Retrieved 2011-03-07. 
  6. ^ Google, Inc. Google Maps – Maryland Route 648H (Map). Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=MD-648+N&daddr=Waterford+Rd&geocode=FdtpVAIdBeJv-w%3BFQ4YVQIdJL1v-w&hl=en&mra=ls&sll=39.119606,-76.553507&sspn=0.030099,0.077162&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=13. Retrieved 2011-03-07. 
  7. ^ Google, Inc. Google Maps – Maryland Route 648AA (Map). Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Asbury+Dr&daddr=Asbury+Dr&geocode=FVBUVAIdmPdv-w%3BFYttVAIdpu9v-w&hl=en&mra=ls&sll=39.084305,-76.549129&sspn=0.030114,0.077162&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=16. Retrieved 2011-03-07. 
  8. ^ a b "Highway Location Reference: Baltimore County" (PDF). Maryland State Highway Administration. 2009. http://www.marylandroads.com/Location/2009_BALTIMORE.pdf. Retrieved 2011-03-07. 
  9. ^ a b "Highway Location Reference: Baltimore City" (PDF). Maryland State Highway Administration. 2005. http://www.marylandroads.com/Location/2005_BALTIMORECITY.pdf. Retrieved 2011-03-07. 
  10. ^ Federal Highway Administration (August 2003) (PDF). National Highway System: Baltimore, MD (Map). http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/nhs//maps/md/baltimore_md.pdf. Retrieved 2011-03-08. 
  11. ^ a b c d e Google, Inc. Google Maps – Maryland Route 648E (Map). Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Baltimore+Annapolis+Blvd&daddr=Baltimore+Annapolis+Blvd+to:Baltimore+Annapolis+Blvd+to:Annapolis+Rd+to:Annapolis+Rd&geocode=FZ4jVQIdkGlv-w%3BFUx1VQIdGDJv-w%3BFau4VQIdx6xu-w%3BFUXtVgId55Nu-w%3BFYo6VwIdXrVu-w&hl=en&mra=ls&sll=39.208581,-76.628437&sspn=0.060121,0.154324&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=11. Retrieved 2011-03-07. 
  12. ^ Google, Inc. Google Maps – Maryland Route 648G (Map). Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=McGivney+Way&daddr=McGivney+Way&geocode=FWp6VQIdcCZv-w%3BFcp5VQId7Ctv-w&hl=en&mra=dme&mrsp=1&sz=19&sll=39.156045,-76.601325&sspn=0.00094,0.002411&ie=UTF8&ll=39.157137,-76.59831&spn=0.007521,0.01929&t=h&z=16. Retrieved 2011-03-07. 
  13. ^ Google, Inc. Google Maps – Maryland Route 648I (Map). Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=McGivney+Way&daddr=McGivney+Way&geocode=FQV4VQId2Slv-w%3BFZRzVQIdHjFv-w&hl=en&mra=ls&sll=39.157137,-76.59831&sspn=0.007521,0.01929&ie=UTF8&ll=39.153692,-76.598482&spn=0.007521,0.01929&t=h&z=16. Retrieved 2011-03-07. 

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