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Maryland Route 5

Maryland Route 5 marker

Maryland Route 5
Route information
Maintained by MDSHA
Length: 74.34 mi[1] (119.64 km)
Existed: 1927 – present
Tourist
routes:
Religious Freedom Byway
Religious Freedom Tour Scenic Byway
Major junctions
South end: Point Lookout Road in Point Lookout
 

MD 235 in Ridge
MD 4 in Leonardtown
MD 235 in Oraville
MD 6 in Charlotte Hall
MD 231 in Hughesville
US 301 in Waldorf
MD 373 in Brandywine
MD 337 in Camp Springs
I‑95 / I‑495 in Camp Springs

MD 414 in Marlow Heights
North end: Branch Avenue at Washington, D.C. border in Suitland
Highway system
MD 4 MD 6
MD 624 MD 627

Maryland Route 5 (MD 5) is a 74.34-mile (119.64 km) long Brandywine. From here, MD 5 continues north on Branch Avenue, running through suburban areas, before becoming a freeway as it passes Andrews Air Force Base and interchanges with the Capital Beltway. Past the Capital Beltway, the route runs through suburban areas of Hillcrest Heights and Suitland before reaching the D.C. border, where Branch Avenue continues toward Pennsylvania Avenue.

MD 5 was designated by 1927 to run from Point Lookout to the Washington, D.C. border in Suitland. By 1940, the route was directed to run to the D.C. border along Naylor Road. The routing was moved to Branch Avenue by 1960, when the route was also widened into a divided highway between the proposed Capital Beltway and just south of the Maryland Route 231. The portion of MD 5 between US 301 and the Capital Beltway is slated to be upgraded to a full freeway, with an interchange at Maryland Route 373 (Accokeek Road)/Brandywine Road planned to be completed in 2011 and the remainder still in the planning stages.

Contents

  • Route description 1
    • St. Mary's County 1.1
    • Charles County 1.2
    • Prince George's County 1.3
  • History 2
  • Future 3
  • Junction list 4
  • Related routes 5
    • Former Leonardtown business route 5.1
    • Hughesville business route 5.2
    • Waldorf business route 5.3
    • Auxiliary routes 5.4
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Route description

St. Mary's County

MD 5 northbound on Three Notch Road in St. Mary's County.
Maryland Route 5 begins within Point Lookout State Park in St. Mary's County by heading west on Point Lookout Road, a two-lane undivided road which continues south from the route’s southern terminus along the shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay to the confluence with the Potomac River. The route, which has a speed limit of 30 mph (48 km/h) turns north, passing a toll booth at the entrance of the state park before continuing into wooded areas as a 40 mph (64 km/h) road. A short distance later, the road makes a left turn and heads northwest through a mix of woodland and farmland, with the speed limit increasing to 50 mph (80 km/h).[1][2] MD 5 passes through Scotland and continues north through more agricultural areas with intermittent residences.[2] It reaches Ridge, where the speed limit lowers to 40 mph (64 km/h) and MD 5 intersects the southern terminus of Maryland Route 235 (Three Notch Road).[1][2] From here, the road heads into more wooded areas, with the speed limit increasing back to 50 mph (80 km/h). MD 5 passes through agricultural and residential areas before turning northwest and entering St. Mary's City. Here, the speed limit drops to 30 mph (48 km/h) and the route makes a turn to the north, with Maryland Route 584 looping to the west of the route through the center of St. Mary's City.[1][2] The road runs long the shore of the St. Marys River and passes near St. Mary's College of Maryland before leaving St. Mary's City had heading into forested areas as a 50 mph (80 km/h) road. It reaches Park Hall, where the speed limit becomes 40 mph (64 km/h) and MD 5 intersects Maryland Route 489 (Park Hall Road).[1][2]

Past MD 489, the route turns to the west and heads through a mix of woods, farms, and homes as a 50 mph (80 km/h) road again. It heads to Great Mills, where it briefly becomes a divided highway with a 45 mph (72 km/h) speed limit at the intersection with Maryland Route 246 (Great Mills Road). From here, MD 5 continues west to an intersection with Maryland Route 471 (Indian Bridge Road). Past this intersection, the speed limit stays 45 mph (72 km/h) again before MD 5 reaches Callaway. when MD 5 reaches Callaway.[1][2] Here, the route intersects Maryland Route 249 (Piney Point Road).[1] It passes some businesses before heading into wooded areas with residences as a 50 mph (80 km/h) road.[1][2] The route turns north, passing through Redgate, before heading toward Leonardtown.[2] Here, the speed limit drops to 45 mph (72 km/h) as MD 5 intersects Maryland Route 244 (Medleys Neck Road). The speed limit rises to 50 mph (80 km/h) before the route junctions with Maryland Route 4 (St. Andrews Church Road). Past this intersection, the route becomes a divided highway again, entering Leonardtown, where Fenwick Street heads west toward the downtown area. MD 5 heads northwest as a 40 mph (64 km/h) road through woodland before passing by the Leonardtown campus of the College of Southern Maryland. Past the college, the road intersects Maryland Route 245 (Hollywood Road) and Washington Street. The road widens to four lanes and heads through a mix of residences and businesses, passing near St. Mary's Hospital.[1][2] It leaves Leonardtown and becomes a divided highway at the intersection with Maryland Route 243 (Newtowne Neck Road).[1] MD 5 passes commercial areas before heading into farmland at the intersection with Maryland Route 234 (Budds Creek Road).[1][2]

From here, the route becomes a two-lane undivided road again with a speed limit of 50 mph (80 km/h).[1] It heads north through a mix of farm fields and residences, eventually coming to an intersection with


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External links

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay Highway Information Services Division (December 31, 2013). Highway Location Reference. Maryland State Highway Administration. Retrieved 2012-03-02. 
    • St. Mary's County (PDF)
    • Charles County (PDF)
    • Prince George's County (PDF)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai Google Inc. "overview of Maryland Route 5". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=MD+5+%40+38.062,+-76.33&daddr=38.241955,-76.560287+to:MD-5%2FPoint+Lookout+Rd+to:Branch+Avenue+and+Southern+Avenue+suitland,+md&geocode=FbDHRAId8Etz-w%3B%3BFT70SAIdnARu-w%3B&hl=en&mra=dpe&mrcr=0&mrsp=1&sz=11&via=1,2&sll=38.236023,-76.49025&sspn=0.238387,0.439453&ie=UTF8&ll=38.505191,-76.679077&spn=0.950005,1.757812&t=h&z=9. Retrieved 2009-05-27.
  3. ^ Maryland State Highway Administration (1927). Map of Maryland (Map). http://www.mdhighwaycentennial.com/images/template/gallery/maps/1927SIDE1.jpg. Retrieved 2009-03-03.
  4. ^ Maryland State Highway Administration (1940). Map of Maryland (Map). http://www.mdhighwaycentennial.com/images/template/gallery/maps/1940SIDE1.jpg. Retrieved 2009-03-03.
  5. ^ United States Geological Survey (1946). Washington, D.C. 1:250,000 quadrangle (Map). http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/250k/txu-pclmaps-topo-us-washington_dc-1946.jpg. Retrieved 2009-04-03.
  6. ^ Firestone (1946). Map of Washington, D.C. (Map). Cartography by Rand McNally.
  7. ^ Maryland State Highway Administration (1960). Map of Maryland (Map). http://www.mdhighwaycentennial.com/images/template/gallery/maps/1960SIDE1.jpg. Retrieved 2009-03-03.
  8. ^ Exxon (1975). Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia (Map). Cartography by General Drafting.
  9. ^ a b Rand McNally (1996). United States-Canada-Mexico Road Atlas (Map).
  10. ^ a b c Highway Information Services Division (December 31, 1999). Highway Location Reference. Maryland State Highway Administration. Retrieved 2012-04-15. 
    • Charles County (PDF)
    • Prince George's County (PDF)
  11. ^ Highway Information Services Division (December 31, 2001). Highway Location Reference. Maryland State Highway Administration. Retrieved 2012-04-15. 
    • Prince George's County (PDF)
  12. ^ a b "Lt. Governor Brown and Congressman Hoyer celebrate completion of transportation improvements in Southern Maryland".  
  13. ^ "Hoyer Breaks Ground for Hughesville Bypass".  
  14. ^ a b Highway Information Services Division (December 31, 2006). Highway Location Reference. Maryland State Highway Administration. Retrieved 2012-04-15. 
    • Charles County (PDF)
  15. ^ "MD 0005 Branch Avenue at Brandywine Road (MD 373/MD 381) – Project Information".  
  16. ^ "MD 0005 Branch Avenue at Brandywine Road (MD 373/MD 381) – Project Schedule".  
  17. ^ "MD 0005 US 301 at TB to north of I-95 – Project Information".  
  18. ^ a b c Highway Information Services Division (December 31, 2011). Highway Location Reference. Maryland State Highway Administration. Retrieved 2013-12-24. 
    • St. Mary's County (PDF)
  19. ^ a b Google Inc. "overview of Maryland Route 5 Business in Leonardtown". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Point+Lookout+Road+and+Cedar+Lane+Court+leonardtown,+md&daddr=38.290981,-76.633673+to:Point+Lookout+Road+and+hollywood+road+leonardtown,+md&geocode=&hl=en&mra=dpe&mrcr=0&mrsp=1&sz=15&via=1&sll=38.293255,-76.63004&sspn=0.014887,0.027466&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=15. Retrieved 2009-05-29.
  20. ^ a b Highway Information Services Division (December 31, 2012). Highway Location Reference. Maryland State Highway Administration. Retrieved 2013-12-24. 
    • St. Mary's County (PDF)
  21. ^ Google Inc. "overview of Maryland Route 5 Business in Hughesville". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=38.525,+-76.7797&daddr=38.5421,+-76.7895&geocode=FUjYSwIdTG9s-w%3B&hl=en&mra=ls&sll=38.540899,-76.792674&sspn=0.007553,0.013797&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=14. Retrieved 2009-08-19.
  22. ^ Google Inc. "overview of Maryland Route 5 Business in Waldorf". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=MD-5+Bus+%26+St+Charles+Pkwy+%26+St+Charles+Pkwy,+Waldorf,+Charles,+Maryland&daddr=US-301+%26+Leonardtown+Rd+%26+MD-5+Bus,+Waldorf,+Charles,+Maryland&geocode=FQ42TQId1OFq-w%3BFThkTQIdZXBq-ynnxCW7KaG3iTELSmpME8eNlQ&hl=en&mra=pe&mrcr=0&sll=38.620251,-76.895687&sspn=0.02964,0.054932&ie=UTF8&ll=38.620492,-76.896057&spn=0.02964,0.054932&t=h&z=14. Retrieved 2009-05-29.
  23. ^ Google Inc. "overview of Maryland Route 5A". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Old+Great+Mills+Rd%2FPhysic+Ln&daddr=Old+Great+Mills+Rd%2FPhysic+Ln&hl=en&sll=38.237725,-76.495217&sspn=0.004264,0.010568&geocode=FRZzRwIdj79w-w%3BFWx3RwIdmMRw-w&mra=ls&t=h&z=18. Retrieved 2012-03-02.
  24. ^ Google Inc. "overview of Maryland Route 5B". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Chaptico+Rd&daddr=Unknown+road&hl=en&ll=38.384341,-76.72166&spn=0.002128,0.005284&sll=38.384618,-76.720678&sspn=0.002128,0.005284&geocode=FR6vSQId5lFt-w%3BFYq2SQIdIlJt-w&mra=ls&t=h&z=18. Retrieved 2012-03-02.
  25. ^ Google Inc. "overview of Maryland Route 5C". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=MD-234+W%2FBudds+Creek+Rd&daddr=Unknown+road&hl=en&sll=38.313537,-76.666514&sspn=0.00426,0.010568&geocode=FfCcSAIdPiFu-w%3BFcWZSAIdyCVu-w&mra=ls&t=h&z=19. Retrieved 2012-03-02.
  26. ^ Google Inc. "overview of Maryland Route 5F". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Gaslewbrook+Dr&daddr=Galen+Brook+Dr%2FGaslewbrook+Dr&hl=en&sll=38.090771,-76.362716&sspn=0.004273,0.010568&geocode=FfY1RQIdFsxy-w%3BFSA8RQIdWcZy-w&mra=ls&t=h&z=18. Retrieved 2012-03-02.
  27. ^ Google Inc. "overview of Maryland Route 5G". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Camp+Calvert+Rd&daddr=Camp+Calvert+Rd&hl=en&sll=38.289339,-76.625902&sspn=0.001065,0.002642&geocode=FQ88SAIdrMRu-w%3BFThBSAIdFsZu-w&mra=ls&t=h&z=18. Retrieved 2012-03-02.
  28. ^ Google Inc. "overview of Maryland Route 5H". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Point+Lookout+Rd&daddr=Cedar+Lane+Rd&hl=en&sll=38.291284,-76.625218&sspn=0.00213,0.005284&geocode=FUpISAIdJsVu-w%3BFU1KSAIdDM1u-w&mra=ls&t=h&z=19. Retrieved 2012-03-02.
  29. ^ Google Inc. "overview of Maryland Route 5I". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Cedar+Ln+Ct&daddr=Cedar+Ln+Ct&hl=en&sll=38.290602,-76.62509&sspn=0.004261,0.010568&geocode=FZQ_SAIdksxu-w%3BFcZJSAId6slu-w&mra=ls&t=h&z=17. Retrieved 2012-03-02.
  30. ^ Google Inc. "overview of Maryland Route 5J". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=18+Wheel+Dr&daddr=18+Wheel+Dr&hl=en&sll=38.175208,-76.409574&sspn=0.002134,0.005284&geocode=FTqCRgIdpBFy-w%3BFRODRgIdoBJy-w&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=18&t=h&z=18. Retrieved 2012-03-02.
  31. ^ Google Inc. "overview of Maryland Route 5K". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Nike+Dr&daddr=Mattawoman+Dr&hl=en&sll=38.654097,-76.872926&sspn=0.00424,0.010568&geocode=FdrQTQIdSv9q-w%3BFdHWTQIdU_Nq-w&mra=ls&t=h&z=18. Retrieved 2012-03-02.
  32. ^ Google Inc. "overview of Maryland Route 5L". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Coventry+Way&daddr=Coventry+Way&hl=en&sll=38.783169,-76.894587&sspn=0.004232,0.010568&geocode=FVLFTwIdcqpq-w%3BFYDNTwIdx7Rq-w&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=17&t=h&z=17. Retrieved 2012-03-02.
  33. ^ Google Inc. "overview of Maryland Route 5M". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Unknown+road&daddr=Malcolm+Rd&hl=en&sll=38.779351,-76.888437&sspn=0.001058,0.002642&geocode=FV61TwIdYMRq-w%3BFWy6TwId58Rq-w&mra=ls&t=h&z=18. Retrieved 2012-03-02.
  34. ^ Google Inc. "overview of Maryland Route 5N". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Unknown+road&daddr=Old+Branch+Ave&hl=en&ll=38.788262,-76.897602&spn=0.004232,0.010568&sll=38.787727,-76.898096&sspn=0.004232,0.010568&geocode=FfzhTwIdfKJq-w%3BFVTXTwIdKqJq-w&mra=ls&t=h&z=17. Retrieved 2012-03-02.
  35. ^ Google Inc. "overview of Maryland Route 5P". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Deer+Pond+Ln&daddr=Deer+Pond+Ln&hl=en&ll=38.814424,-76.912043&spn=0.00423,0.010568&sll=38.814465,-76.91208&sspn=0.00423,0.010568&geocode=FWA-UAIdcm5q-w%3BFVJHUAIdNGZq-w&mra=ls&t=h&z=17. Retrieved 2012-03-02.
  36. ^ Google Inc. "overview of Maryland Route 5Q". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Linda+Ln,+Camp+Springs,+MD+20748&daddr=Unknown+road&hl=en&sll=38.811586,-76.913963&sspn=0.00846,0.021136&geocode=FcI3UAId1WJq-ymXG3M-C7y3iTE8qkoM7HuM5Q%3BFYQ4UAIdoG1q-w&mra=ls&t=h&z=18. Retrieved 2012-03-02.
  37. ^ Google Inc. "overview of Maryland Route 5R". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Old+Branch+Ave&daddr=Manchester+Dr&hl=en&sll=38.814859,-76.911421&sspn=0.00423,0.010568&geocode=FZ5GUAId9FVq-w%3BFbpIUAId0mhq-w&mra=ls&t=h&z=18. Retrieved 2012-03-02.
  38. ^ Google Inc. "overview of Maryland Route 5S". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Shlagel+Rd&daddr=Shlagel+Rd&hl=en&ll=38.643372,-76.871343&spn=0.00212,0.005284&sll=38.643795,-76.870619&sspn=0.00212,0.005284&geocode=FUWjTQIdCARr-w%3BFQCqTQIdkA5r-w&mra=ls&t=h&z=18. Retrieved 2012-03-02.

References

See also

  • MD 5A runs along Old Great Mills Road from MD 5 northeast to MD 246 in Callaway, St. Mary's County. The route is 0.11 mi (0.18 km) long.[1][23]
  • MD 5B runs along an unnamed road from MD 238 north to MD 5 in Helen, St. Mary's County. The route is 0.10 mi (0.16 km) long.[1][24]
  • MD 5C runs along an unnamed road from MD 234 southeast to MD 5 in Leonardtown, St. Mary's County. The route is 0.07 mi (0.11 km) long.[1][25]
  • MD 5F runs along Gaslewbrook Drive from MD 5 north to a dead end in Scotland, St. Mary's County. The route is 0.19 mi (0.31 km) long.[1][26]
  • MD 5G runs along Camp Calvert Road from the beginning of state maintenance north to MD 5 Business in Leonardtown, St. Mary's County. The route is 0.11 mi (0.18 km) long.[1][27]
  • MD 5H runs along Cedar Lane Road from MD 5 east to the end of state maintenance in Leonardtown, St. Mary's County, intersecting MD 5I. The route is 0.11 mi (0.18 km) long.[1][28]
  • MD 5I ran along Cedar Lane Court from MD 5 north to MD 5H in Leonardtown, St. Mary's County. The route was 0.15 mi (0.24 km) long.[18][29] The route was decommissioned in 2012 when it was transferred from the state to the town of Leonardtown.[20]
  • MD 5J runs along Eighteen Wheel Drive from a dead end north to MD 5 in St. Mary's County. The route is 0.10 mi (0.16 km) long.[1][30]
  • MD 5K runs along Mattawoman Drive from MD 5 northwest to US 301 in Waldorf, Charles County. The route is 0.20 mi (0.32 km) long.[1][31]
  • MD 5L runs along Coventry Way from the beginning of state maintenance west of MD 967D northeast to an intersection with Old Alexandria Ferry Road in Clinton, Prince George's County, interchanging with MD 5. The route is 0.23 mi (0.37 km) long.[1][32]
  • MD 5M runs along Malcolm Road from an interchange with MD 5 north to the end of state maintenance in Clinton, Prince George's County. The route is 0.09 mi (0.14 km) long.[1][33]
  • MD 5N runs along an exit ramp from southbound MD 5 to Old Branch Avenue/Kirby Road in Clinton, Prince George's County. The route is 0.14 mi (0.23 km) long.[1][34]
  • MD 5P runs along Deer Pond Lane from the end of state maintenance just south of an interchange with the northbound direction of MD 5 northwest to MD 5R in Camp Springs, Prince George's County. The route is 0.25 mi (0.40 km) long.[1][35]
  • MD 5Q runs along Linda Lane from Old Branch Avenue east to an interchange with the southbound direction of MD 5 in Camp Springs, Prince George's County. The route is 0.16 mi (0.26 km) long.[1][36]
  • MD 5R runs along Manchester Drive from Old Branch Avenue east to Ridgecroft Drive in Camp Springs, Prince George's County, passing over MD 5 and intersecting MD 5P. The route is 0.30 mi (0.48 km) long.[1][37]
  • MD 5S runs along Shlagel Road from MD 5 northeast to the end of state maintenance in Waldorf, Charles County. The route is 0.22 mi (0.35 km) long.[1][38]

Auxiliary routes

Maryland Route 5 Business is a 1.80-mile (2.90 km) business route that runs along Leonardtown Road between MD 5 in St. Charles and US 301 in Waldorf. The route heads west from MD 5 (Mattawoman Beantown Road) and St. Charles Parkway as a four-lane divided highway with a speed limit of 45 mph (72 km/h) and a traffic count of 29,430 vehicles in 2007. It passes by Thomas Stone High School before the speed limit drops to 35 mph (56 km/h) as the route heads into commercial areas.[1][22] The median ends and MD 5 Business gains a center left-turn lane. It crosses CSX’s Popes Creek Subdivision before coming to an intersection with Maryland Route 925 (Old Washington Road).A short distance later, MD 5 Business becomes a divided highway again and ends at US 301 (Crain Highway), where the road continues west as Maryland Route 228 (Berry Road).[1]

Maryland Route 5 Business
Location: Waldorf
Length: 1.80 mi[1] (2.90 km)

Waldorf business route

Maryland Route 5 Business (officially Maryland Route 625 in MDSHA internal documents) is a 1.36-mile (2.19 km) business route that was designated in 2006 along the former alignment of MD 5 in Hughesville after that route was moved to the Hughesville Bypass.[14] The route heads north from MD 5 south of Hughesville on Old Lenoardtown Road, a two-lane undivided road with a 40 mph (64 km/h) speed limit and a traffic count of 3,458 vehicles in 2007. It passes a mix of residences and farm fields before becoming a four-lane undivided road and passing businesses in the center of Hughesville, where the route crosses MD 231 (Prince Frederick Road). Past this intersection, the route passes more businesses before narrowing to two lanes and ending at MD 5 north of Hughesville.[1][21]

Maryland Route 5 Business
Location: Hughesville
Length: 1.36 mi[1] (2.19 km)
Existed: 2006–present

Hughesville business route

Maryland Route 5 Business was a 0.96-mile (1.54 km) business route of MD 5 that looped through the central part of Leonardtown. The route headed west from MD 5 on Fenwick Street, a two-lane undivided road with a 40 mph (64 km/h) speed limit and a traffic count of 7,271 vehicles in 2007. It headed through wooded areas before the speed limit dropped to 25 mph (40 km/h) as the road headed into the downtown area of Leonardtown.[18][19] Upon reaching the town center, MD 5 Business turned north onto Washington Street, which followed a one-way pair with two lanes in each direction. The road turned into a four-lane undivided road and continued through residential and commercial areas before intersecting MD 5 again.[19] Past here, the road becomes MD 245 (Hollywood Road).[1] The route was decommissioned in 2012 when it was transferred from the state to the town of Leonardtown.[20]

Maryland Route 5 Business
Location: Leonardtown
Length: 0.96 mi[18] (1.54 km)

Former Leonardtown business route

Related routes

County Location Mile
[1]
km Destinations Notes
Saint Mary's Point Lookout 0.00 0.00 Point Lookout Road south Southern terminus
Ridge 5.01 8.06 MD 235 north (Three Notch Road)
St. Mary's City 10.92–
11.16
17.57–
17.96
MD 584 Loop to west of MD 5
Park Hall 13.33 21.45 MD 489 east (Park Hall Road)
Great Mills 17.20 27.68 MD 246 east (Great Mills Road)
17.46 28.10 MD 471 north (Indian Bridge Road)
Callaway 18.65 30.01 MD 249 south (Piney Point Road)
Leonardtown 24.71 39.77 MD 244 east (Medleys Neck Road)
25.53 41.09 MD 4 north (St. Andrews Church Road)
26.70 42.97 MD 245 north (Hollywood Road)
28.09 45.21 MD 243 south (Newtowne Neck Road)
28.83 46.40 MD 234 west (Budds Creek Road)
Loveville 32.61 52.48 MD 247 north (Loveville Road)
Morganza 33.67 54.19 MD 242 south (Colton Point Road)
Helen 35.14 56.55 MD 238 west (Chaptico Road)
Oraville 38.32 61.67 MD 235 south (Three Notch Road)
Charlotte Hall 42.55 68.48 MD 236 south (Thompsons Corner Road)
42.76 68.82 MD 6 (New Market Turner Road)
Charles Hughesville 46.36 74.61 MD 5 Bus. north (Old Leonardtown Road)
47.08 75.77 MD 231 (Prince Frederick Road) – Prince Frederick, Hughesville Interchange
47.92 77.12 MD 5 Bus. south (Old Leonardtown Road)
  52.17 83.96 MD 488 west (La Plata Road)
St. Charles 55.89 89.95 MD 5 Bus. north (Lenoardtown Road) / St. Charles Parkway south
Waldorf 59.10 95.11 US 301 south (Crain Highway) South end of US 301 overlap
Brandywine 61.75 99.38 US 301 north (Crain Highway) – Baltimore Northbound exit, southbound entrance; north end of US 301 overlap
62.26 100.20 MD 373 (Accokeek Road)
Clinton South end of freeway section
67.05 107.91 MD 223 (Woodyard Road) – Clinton, Melwood
67.64 108.86 Malcolm Road (MD 5M) Northbound exit and entrance
67.64 108.86 Schultz Road Southbound exit and entrance
68.13 109.64 Coventry Way (MD 5L) to Old Branch Avenue – Clinton, Andrews AFB
68.59 110.38 Old Branch Avenue/Kirby Road Southbound exit
Camp Springs 69.88 112.46 MD 337 east (Allentown Road) – Camp Springs, Andrews AFB
70.39 113.28 To Manchester Drive (MD 5R) Northbound exit and entrance
70.39 113.28 Linda Lane (MD 5Q) to Old Branch Avenue Southbound exit and entrance
71.15 114.50 I‑95 / I‑495 (Capital Beltway) – Baltimore, College Park, Richmond, Alexandria
North end of freeway section
Marlow Heights 72.67 116.95 MD 414 (St. Barnabas Road) Interchange
Hillcrest Heights 73.23 117.85 MD 458 (Silver Hill Road) – Suitland
Suitland 73.48 118.25 MD 414 west (Bonita Street)
73.95 119.01 MD 637 west (Naylor Road)
74.27 119.53 Suitland Parkway – Washington Interchange
74.34 119.64 Branch Avenue / Southern Avenue Northern terminus, District of Columbia line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Junction list

There are plans to improve MD 5 in Prince George's County due to traffic congestion along the route. An interchange is planned to be built with MD 373 and Brandywine Road in Brandywine that would widen the route to six lanes in the vicinity of the proposed interchange.[15] A notice to begin construction of Phase 1, which will widen MD 5 to 6 lanes in the vicinity of the future interchange was issued in November 2009 with completion in Spring 2011. Phase 2, which will build the interchange itself, is in design with a Preliminary Investigation Meeting planned for Summer 2010.[16] In addition, the route is planned to be upgraded to a full freeway between US 301 and the Capital Beltway, with new interchanges at Burch Hill Road/Earnshaw Drive and Surratts Road. This project is currently in the planning stages with many alternatives including upgrading only portions to freeway, adding reversible lanes or high-occupancy vehicle lanes, and various interchange designs.[17]

Future

In February 2007, a $56 million limited-access bypass around Hughesville was completed, redirecting MD 5 to the east of the community. The bypass was built due to the heavy amount of congestion at the old intersection of MD 5 and MD 231 in Hughesville's central business district.[12] Groundbreaking for construction of the bypass took place on November 5, 2004, with $10 million in federal funds given to the project.[13] The old portion of MD 5 that went through Hughesville received the official MD 625 designation in 2006, even though it is signed as MD 5 Business.[14] The bypass was formally opened on August 8, 2007.[12]

[11] In 2001, an interchange was constructed with Manchester Drive and Linda Lane in Camp Springs.[10] continued into Washington, D.C. on Naylor Road, Good Hope Road, and 11th Street to District of Columbia Route 5 By 1940, the route was extended south into Point Lookout State Park and it was routed to the District of Columbia border on Naylor Road while MD 637 followed Branch Avenue to the D.C. border. [3]MD 5 was designated by 1927 to run from north of Point Lookout State Park to the Washington, D.C. border in Suitland.
Shields for MD 5 Business along westbound MD 231 in Hughesville. MD 5 Business (designated MD 625 in MDSHA internal documents) was created in 2006 when MD 5 was moved to the Hughesville Bypass.

History

Past the Capital Beltway, MD 5 becomes a surface road again, intersecting Maryland Route 535 (Auth Road), which provides access to northbound MD 5 from southbound I-95/I-495 as well as to the Branch Avenue station on Washington Metro’s Green Line. The route continues northwest into commercial areas, intersecting Maryland Route 967C (Simpson Road)/Auth Way and Maryland Route 967A (Old Branch Avenue). The route narrows to four lanes and turns west, coming to an interchange with Maryland Route 414 (St. Barnabas Road) in Marlow Heights. MD 5 turns to the northwest past this interchange as a 35 mph (56 km/h) road, passing by the Marlow Heights Shopping Center and continuing to Hillcrest Heights, where the route intersects Maryland Route 458 (Silver Hill Road) adjacent to the Iverson Mall.[1][2] The route passes more businesses and heads toward Suitland, where it intersects MD 414 (Bonita Street) again. The speed limit drops to 30 mph (48 km/h) and the road continues to an intersection with Maryland Route 637 (Naylor Road). North of Naylor Road, the route passes under the Green Line of the Washington Metro, interchanges with the Suitland Parkway, and narrows to a 2-lane undivided road in quick succession.[1][2] MD 5 passes through wooded areas before coming to an intersection with Southern Avenue at the Washington, D.C. border where the route ends and Branch Avenue continues into the District of Columbia toward Pennsylvania Avenue.[2]

The Crain Highway crosses the Brandywine with MD 5 continuing to the north on four-lane divided Branch Avenue.[1][2] A short distance past US 301, the route intersects Maryland Route 373 (Accokeek Road).[1][2] It continues north through woodland with some businesses and adjacent residential areas before passing by the Southern Maryland Hospital Center at the Surratts Road intersection.[2] Past Surratts Road, the route heads through suburban residential areas of Clinton as a six-lane road before turning into a freeway that comes to a single-point urban interchange (SPUI) with Maryland Route 223 (Woodyard Road). The route heads northwest through commercial areas, with interchanges located at Malcolm Road (MD 5M)/Schultz Road and Coventry Way (MD 5L), the latter being a single-point urban interchange.[1][2] The route has a southbound exit to Old Branch Avenue and a northbound entrance from Old Alexandria Ferry Road before it turns north and heads through wooded surroundings, forming the western boundary of Andrews Air Force Base.[2] MD 5 comes to another SPUI with Maryland Route 337 (Allentown Road) in Camp Springs. A short distance later, the road interchanges with Manchester Drive (MD 5R)/Linda Lane (MD 5Q) before heading north as a 50 mph (80 km/h) freeway to an interchange with Interstate 95/Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway).[1][2]

Prince George's County

MD 5 follows Mattawoman Beantown Road, a four-lane divided highway with a speed limit of 45 mph (72 km/h) that bypasses the center of Waldorf to the east. The route intersects Poplar Hill Road, which leads to the house of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd.[1][2] Mattawoman Beantown Road carries MD 5 north through farm fields before heading into woodland. It continues into suburban residential areas of Waldorf, passing by the entrance to the Pinefield neighborhood, which used to be intertwined with several Nike Missile installations.[2] The route crosses over CSX’s Popes Creek Subdivision before coming to an intersection with U.S. Route 301 (Crain Highway). Here, MD 5 forms a concurrency with US 301 and continues north as a six-lane divided highway.[1][2]

[2][1] heads south into St. Charles, MD 5 Business heads to the west on Leonardtown Road, and MD 5 turns north onto Mattawoman Beantown Road.St. Charles Parkway, where it comes to an intersection where St. Charles (La Plata Road) and turns north again, heading through a mix of woods, farms, and residences. The speed limit decreases to 45 mph (72 km/h) as the route heads through wooded residential neighborhoods before increasing to 55 mph (89 km/h) again as MD 5 heads back into farmland. The route reaches the eastern edge of the planned community of Maryland Route 488 MD 5 comes to an intersection with [2] The road turns to the northwest past Bryantown and heads through wooded areas, passing through Zekiah Swamp.[2][1], where it intersects Olivers Shop Road/Bryantown Road intersection.Bryantown The route turns to the west and passes through [2] From here, MD 5 heads northwest through a mix of woods and farms with some residences and businesses.[2][1] Past MD 231, the bypass continues through woodland before intersecting MD 5 Business again.[2] where the ramps meet MD 231.roundabouts (Prince Frederick Road) that features Maryland Route 231 with dumbbell interchange The bypass heads through wooded areas before coming to a [2][1] (MD 625) continues to the north through Hughesville on Old Leonardtown Road.Maryland Route 5 Business and limited-access highway, where MD 5 bypasses the community to the east on a Hughesville, where it continues north on Leonardtown Road through areas of rural residences, with the speed limit dropping to 50 mph (80 km/h). The route reaches Charles CountyMD 5 crosses into
MD 5 southbound at split with US 301 in Waldorf.

Charles County

[2][1] looping off MD 5.Maryland Route 863 From here, the route turns to the north and continues through a mix of farms and woods with some businesses, with [2] (New Market Turner Road).Maryland Route 6 (Thompsons Corner Road) and Maryland Route 236. Here, MD 5 intersects Charlotte Hall. The road continues through rural commercial areas before reaching Mechanichsville The route heads northwest through a mix of rural residences and businesses, with the median widening briefly to include some businesses when the route reaches [2][1], where MD 5 makes a left turn onto Three Notch Road, a four-lane divided highway with a 55 mph (89 km/h) speed limit.Oraville The route comes to another intersection with MD 235 (Three Notch Road) in [2][1] (Chaptico Road). Here, the route turns north, with residential neighborhoods increasing along the road as it continues through rural areas.Maryland Route 238, where MD 5 comes to an intersection with Helen The speed limit becomes 50 mph (80 km/h) again as the road heads west through a mix of woods and farms to [1] (Colton Point Road).Maryland Route 242 Here, the speed limit drops to 30 mph (48 km/h) and the route intersects [2]

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