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US 50(E-W)/US 301(N-S) Duplex
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US Routes 50 and 301 join for 43.0 miles from Bowie to Queenstown in Prince George's, Anne Arundel, and Queen Anne's Counties. Unsigned Interstate 595 and Maryland Route 2 join near Annapolis for the I-595/US 50/US 301, I-595/US 50/US 301/MD 2, and US 50/US 301/MD 2 multiplexes. This page covers the part of the multiplex east of MD 2 where only US 50/US 301 runs.


Timothy Reichard 3/22/03

The William Preston Lane, Jr. Memorial Bridge is one of only two bridges across the Chesapeake Bay. The other crossing is the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, which carries US 13 through an underwater toll tunnel from the Delmarva Peninsula to the Virginia Beach area. The next crossing north of the Lane bridge is the US 40 crossing across the Susquehanna River, just north of where the river becomes the bay.

 


Timothy Reichard 3/22/03

The bridge is 5 miles long and has separate spans for east- and westbound traffic.

 


Timothy Reichard 3/22/03

This picture and the next three pictures show more views of the bridge as one traverses from the west shore to the east shore.

 


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Timothy Reichard 3/22/03

This last view of the bridge shows the westbound span as seen from the eastbound span near the eastern end of the bridge.

 


Timothy Reichard 3/22/03

Upon returning to solid ground on the east shore, US 50/US 301 resumes its expressway status. The bridge leads not to the eastern shore of the Chesapeake, but to Kent Island. The first exit on the island is for MD 8, which serves the west coast of Kent Island.

 


Timothy Reichard 3/22/03

The next exit is one of many exits that are more like right turns than offramps to the minor road. Thompson Creek Road serves Stevensville. Exit 38B has only partial access and serves Stevensville only from the westbound lanes.

 


Timothy Reichard 3/22/03

Cox Neck Road serves Benton Pleasure and Cox Creek Acres along the middle peninsula of Kent Island, called Cox Neck.

 


Timothy Reichard 3/22/03

MD 522 is the second of only 3 state routes on the island (MD 8 was first). MD 552 serves the eastern peninsula of the island, better known as Alley Neck.

 


Timothy Reichard 3/22/03

South Piney Road is a connecting road to the main east-west route of olden times before the US 50/US 301 expressway. That main route was US 50, but is now MD 18/Queenstown Road.

 


Timothy Reichard 3/22/03

Dundee Avenue is another short connector to MD 18.

 


Timothy Reichard 3/22/03

The last exit on Kent Island is for MD 18, which becomes Main Street at this end of the island.

 


Timothy Reichard 3/22/03

The Kent Narrows Bridge connects Kent Island to the Eastern Shore. See Page 3 for the rest of the eastward US 50/US 301 tour.

 

Local Names

East
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Ocean Gateway

North
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Blue Star Memorial Highway

Duplex
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Blue Star Memorial Highway

Triplex
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John Hanson Highway

 

Terraserver Imagery

 

Adjacent Multiplexes

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Page 1: MD 2 to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge

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Page 3: Kent Narrows to Queenstown

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East to Cambridge

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North to Middletown

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West to Annapolis

 

 

 

 
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