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MD 2(N-S)/MD 648(N-S) Duplex

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Maryland Routes 2 and 648 join for 0.52 miles near Severna Park in Anne Arundel County. Technically, two segments of MD 648 (MD 648D to the south and MD 648H to the north) meet and end at MD 2. Since both segments are signed as MD 648 and signs suggest continuity between the segments, the two routes are considered here as a duplex.


Timothy Reichard 9/8/02

MD 648 north meets MD 2 between Severna Park and Maceys Corner.

 


Timothy Reichard 9/8/02

MD 648 is the numbered assigned to segments of the old Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard, which was originally MD 2. MD 2 was relocated to the straight-line Governor Ritchie Highway from Glen Burnie to Annapolis. Segments of MD 648 exists along most of MD 2's length. Here segment "D" ends, but for continuity, MD 648 continues north along MD 2.

 


Timothy Reichard 9/8/02

There is no MD 2 reassurance shields along the "duplex," but there is this MD 648 shield.

 


Timothy Reichard 9/8/02

MD 648 soon makes a right turn onto segment "H", another old alignment of MD 2.

 


Timothy Reichard 9/8/02

MD 648 leaves Ritchie Highway and returns to the Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard.

 


Timothy Reichard 3/19/05

Now southbound on MD 2/Ritchie Highway where MD 648 enters from the left. The duplex begins straight ahead on the divided highway.

 


Timothy Reichard 3/19/05

Southbound on MD 2/MD 648. In typical Maryland style, the minor route (MD 648) is not signed along the duplex.

 


Timothy Reichard 3/19/05

A median guide sign fortells of the upcoming split.

 


Timothy Reichard 3/19/05

MD 648 veers to the right at the second of two closely spaced signalized intersections. MD 648 takes a diagonal alignment to the right. Before MD 648 was realigned to follow MD 2, MD 648 north continues straight across MD 2. To access the old alignment, one can take a left turn at the first traffic light here.

 

 

Local Names

North
2

Governor Ritchie Highway

North
648

Baltimore - Annapolis Boulevard

Duplex
2
648

Governor Ritchie Highway

South
2

Governor Ritchie Highway

South
648

Baltimore - Annapolis Boulevard

 

Terraserver Imagery

  • 1979 Topo. · MD 2 & MD 648 intersection. The "duplex" was later formed when the segment ends of MD 648 were moved to meet MD 2 at the roads perpendicular to MD 2 just to the north and south of the original MD 2 & MD 648 intersection
  • 1994 Aerial · MD 2/MD 648 "duplex"

 

Former Designations

2

1940?–19??

MD 2 was relocated to the Governor Ritchie Highway no later than about 1940.
2
648

19??–

MD 648 was relocated to follow MD 2 sometime after 1979.

 

Adjacent Multiplexes

50
301
2

South to Annapolis

177
648

North to Lipins Corner

 

 

 
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