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595 50 301 2

I-595(unsigned, E-W)/US 50(E-W)/US 301(N-S)/MD 2(unsigned, N-S) Quadruplex

The I-595/US 50/US 301 and US 50/US 301/MD 2 triplexes overlap for 1.4 miles near Annapolis in Anne Arundel County. Having I-595 end here splits the US 50/US 301/MD 2 multiplex in two pieces: one piece that is secretly also I-595 (from the MD 2 south interchange to the adjacent MD 70 interchange) and one piece without the secre I-595 designation (MD 70 interchange to the adjacent MD 2 north & MD 450 south interchange).


Timothy Reichard 9/8/02

Heading eastbound on I-595/US 50/US 301, with I-595 not signed. The MD 450 exit leads to MD 2 south, as there is no direct exit. MD 2 joins after this exit.

 


Timothy Reichard 9/8/02

MD 70 at the next exits leads straighted into Annapolis, Maryland's capital city. This interchange marks the end of I-595 without any sign to announce the terminus. Ahead, several of the interchanges with US 50/US 301 are substandard for an interstate, and so I-595 must end before then. Between MD 2's entrance and I-595 end is Maryland's only quadruplex, which is signed as a US 50/US 301 duplex. MD 2 is unsigned for a different reason: Maryland just does not like to sign concurrent state routes.

To continue east on US 50/US 301/MD 2 and to the Bay Bridge, jump below to the US 50/US 301/MD 2.

 


Timothy Reichard 9/8/02

Now heading west on US 50/US 301/MD 2 as I-595 begins at MD 70.

 


Timothy Reichard 9/8/02

Next, MD 2 south exits toward MD 450, which does not have an exit in this direction. I-595/US 50/US 301 continues ahead.

 


Timothy Reichard 9/8/02

The exit ramp that MD 2 south follows has a spur to a connector to MD 178, which serves Annapolis from the northwest.

 


Timothy Reichard 9/8/02

Now on MD 2 north at the intersection with MD 450. MD 450 is the way to I-595/US 50/US 301 west, while MD 2 is the way to I-595/US 50/US 301/MD 2 east, since both MD 450 and MD 2 have partial interchanges with the freeway.

 


Timothy Reichard 9/8/02

Closer view of the intersection. While you wait to turn to I-595/US 50 west/US 301 south, you can buy some flowers.


50 301 2

US 50(E-W)/US 301(N-S)/MD 2(Unsigned, N-S) Triplex

Maryland Route 2 joins the US 50/US 301 duplex for 3.0 miles, and the eastern 1.7 miles of the triplex are east of I-595.


Timothy Reichard 9/8/02

Eastbound on US 50/US 301 after I-595 ends and MD 70 passes. Technically, US 301 should be marked north-south through all of Maryland, but on the strictly east-west routing of US 301 on US 50, some leniency is used.

 


Timothy Reichard 9/8/02

The offramp carries both exits, whose ramps split. MD 450 south used to be MD 2 before MD 2 was rerouted onto US 50/US 301 freeway to bypass Annapolis.

 


Timothy Reichard 9/8/02

MD 2 north re-begins amid exits to US 50/US 301.

 


Timothy Reichard 9/8/02

Southbound on MD 2 approaching US 50/US 301 and the beginning of MD 450.

 


Timothy Reichard 9/8/02

The two southbound lanes split to follows the current MD 2 or the old MD 2 (now MD 450).

 


Timothy Reichard 9/8/02

This interchange is difficult to classify, as it seems rather unique in design. The flyover ramp that curves to the left joins a cloverleaf ramp from US 50 west/US 301 south to MD 450 south or US 50 east/US 301 north. From here, MD 2 south, there is a second chance at following MD 450 south. From US 50 west/US 301 south, the exit can be used as a U-turn.

 


Timothy Reichard 9/8/02

The view approaching MD 2 on US 50 west/US 301 south. At the next exit, for MD 70, I-595 begins and joins US 50/US 301/MD 2.

 

Local Names

50 301 East Blue Star Memorial Highway
2 North Governor Ritchie Highway
50 301 2 Triplex John Hanson Highway
595 50 301 2 Quadruplex John Hanson Highway
2 South Woodsboro Pike
595 50 301 West Solomons Island Road

 

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Adjacent Multiplexes

595 50 301
50 301
2 648
2 4

 

 


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