The following is a list of state highways in Maryland shorter than one mile (1.6 km) in length with route numbers between 2 and 699. Most of these highways act as service roads, old alignments of more prominent highways, or connectors between one or more highways. Many of these highways are unsigned and have multiple segments with the same number. Several of these highways have their own articles; those highways are summarized here and a link is provided to the main article. This list does not include highways where at least one highway of that number is at least one mile in length. All highways at least one mile in length have their own article. The highways shorter than one mile with the same number are covered in the main article for the highway.
View north from the south end of MD 79 at MD 17 and MD 464 in Rosemont
Maryland Route 79 is the designation for the state-maintained portion of Petersville Road, which runs 0.85 miles (1.37 km) from
MD 17 and
MD 464 in
Rosemont north to a bridge over the
Little Catoctin Creek on the northern border of Rosemont. MD 79 begins at a four-way intersection on the boundary between the town of Brunswick to the south and the village of Rosemont to the north. Petersville Road continues south as MD 17 into Brunswick; MD 17 also heads west along Burkittsville Road. The eastern leg of the intersection is MD 464 (Souder Road). MD 79 heads northeast as a two-lane road through a residential area where the highway meets the eastern end of Rosemont Drive, which is
unsignedMD 871G. The state highway comes to its northern terminus at a bridge over Little Catoctin Creek on the northern border of Rosemont. Past the northern terminus, Petersville Road continues north as a county road toward
MD 180 (Jefferson Pike) in Petersville.
Petersville Road was constructed as a 14-foot (4.3 m) wide macadam-surfaced highway from Jefferson Pike (designated
US 340 and later MD 180) south to Brunswick in 1916. When state highways were first numbered in Maryland in 1927, the portion of Petersville Road south of what is now Rosemont Drive became MD 33; MD 33 became MD 17 in 1940. Petersville Road from Rosemont north to Petersville was later marked as MD 79. MD 79's modern bridge over Little Catoctin Creek was built in 1941 after the previous bridge was carried away by a flood that year. MD 79 was extended south to its current southern terminus in 1968 when MD 17 was relocated to its present course through Rosemont and MD 464 was extended west along Souder Road to its present terminus to form the fourth leg of that intersection. On October 31, 2016, the northern terminus of MD 79 was cut back from MD 180 to its current location when the section of Petersville Road between the Little Catoctin Creek bridge on the northern border of Rosemont and MD 180 was transferred to county maintenance.
View west from the east end of MD 169 at MD 648 in Linthicum
Maryland Route 169 is the designation for Maple Road, a 0.97-mile (1.56 km) state highway in
Linthicum in northwestern
Anne Arundel County. The highway begins at Hammonds Ferry Road and heads east as a two-lane road through a residential area. MD 169 has a grade crossing of the
Baltimore Light Rail just prior to its intersection with
MD 170 (Camp Meade Road). The highway reaches its eastern terminus at
MD 648 (Baltimore–Annapolis Boulevard).
Maryland Route 219 is the unsigned designation for Ninth Street, which runs 0.22 miles (0.35 km) from the intersection of
US 219 and
MD 135 north to High Street within
Oakland. MD 219 is state-maintained from US 219 to Green Street and maintained by the town of Oakland from there to High Street. The state highway follows the southernmost part of the alignment of the future Oakland Bypass.
Maryland Route 221A is the unsigned designation for a 0.58 mi (0.93 km) section of Ritchie–Marlboro Road around that highway's
dumbbell interchange with
I-495 (Capital Beltway) (Exit 13) in
MD 250A approaching US 13 and US 113 in Pocomoke City
Maryland Route 250A is the unsigned designation for Old Virginia Road, which runs 0.19 mi (0.31 km) from
US 13 Business east to the intersection of
US 13 and
US 113 within
Pocomoke City. The state highway is the southernmost part of the second alignment of US 113 in Pocomoke City. MD 250A was assigned shortly after US 113 was rolled back to terminate at the Pocomoke City Bypass, US 13, in the 1960s.
View north at the south end of MD 268 at Main Street in Elkton
Maryland Route 268, which is known as North Street, runs 0.95 miles (1.53 km) from Main Street north to
MD 279 within
Elkton in eastern
Cecil County. The highway begins at Main Street, which is one-way eastbound, in downtown Elkton; the parallel street that allows westbound traffic and provides access to
Union Hospital and
MD 213 (Bridge Street) is High Street one block to the north. MD 268 heads north and passes a block to the east of the
Elkton Armory. The highway veers slightly to the west to cross over the
Amtrak Northeast Corridor. The old alignment, Old North Road, consists of pair of stubs on the south and north sides of the tracks with
MD 727 and MD 727A, respectively. MD 268 continues north between
Big Elk Creek and Elkton Middle School before reaching its northern terminus at MD 279, which heads west as Newark Avenue and east as Elkton Road toward
Newark, Delaware.[MD 268 1][MD 268 2]
MD 268 is the old alignment of MD 279 within Elkton.[MD 268 3] North Street was paved as a 15-foot-wide (4.6 m) concrete road by 1921.[MD 268 4][MD 268 5] The original North Street overpass of the
Pennsylvania Railroad (now Amtrak) was constructed between 1930 and 1934.[MD 268 6][MD 268 7] The bypassed street stubs to the closed grade crossing were designated MD 727 and MD 727A in 1949.[MD 268 5] MD 268 was assigned to North Avenue after MD 279 was extended west to
US 40 to bypass the center of Elkton in 1968.[MD 268 8][MD 268 9] The highway's current bridge across the Amtrak Northeast Corridor was constructed between 1986 and 1988.[MD 268 10]
View south along MD 284 at MD 285 in Chesapeake City
Maryland Route 284 is the designation for Hemphill Street, which runs 0.25 miles (0.40 km) between two intersections with
MD 285 in
Chesapeake City in southern
Cecil County. MD 284 heads north from MD 285 (Biddle Street) one block north of the
Chesapeake & Delaware Canal in the town of Chesapeake City. Immediately after leaving the town limits, the two-lane highway curves to the west and reaches its northern terminus at MD 285 (Lock Street). MD 285 heads north to a junction with
MD 213 (Augustine Herman Highway).[MD 284 1][MD 284 2]
Hemphill Street was part of the original
Elkton highway passing through Chesapeake City that was designated for improvement by the
Maryland State Roads Commission in 1909.[MD 284 3] The highway through Chesapeake City was paved as a 14-foot-wide (4.3 m) concrete road in 1915.[MD 284 4] At that time, the main highway entered Chesapeake City from the north along Hemphill Street, crossed the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal on a one-lane bridge, turned west and crossed Back Creek on a wooden bridge, turned south onto Bohemia Street in
South Chesapeake City, turned west onto Third Street, and turned south onto George Street to leave the town.[MD 284 5]
In the 1920s, the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers widened, straightened, and deepened the canal. As part of their work, the agency constructed a
vertical lift bridge across the canal.[MD 284 6] Between 1924 and 1926, the Maryland State Roads Commission constructed approaches to the new bridge on both sides of the expanded canal, eliminating two narrow and dangerous bridges and four right-angle turns in Chesapeake City.[MD 284 7] The new route along George Street and Lock Street, which became part of US 213 in 1927 and is now MD 285 and
MD 537, entirely bypassed what is now MD 284.[MD 284 8][MD 284 1][MD 284 9] MD 284 was resurfaced with bituminous concrete in 1976, and its junction with MD 285 was changed from a tangent to the present orthogonal intersection in 1982.[MD 284 10]
View north along MD 308 at MD 313/MD 318 in Federalsburg
Maryland Route 308 is the designation for a portion of South Main Street in
Caroline County running from
Maryland Route 313 north to the end of state maintenance. It is among the shortest of all state highways at 0.12 miles (0.19 km). Although not signposted, it does appear in official documents and some commercial maps.
Maryland Route 324 is the unsigned designation for Maple Avenue, which runs for 0.40 mi (0.64 km) between
MD 331 and the southern town limit of
Preston, where the highway continues as county-maintained Choptank Road.
View north along MD 327 at Marion Tapp Parkway in Perryville
Maryland Route 327, which is known as Ikea Way, runs 0.36 miles (0.58 km) from
MD 7 east to Marion Tapp Parkway within
Perryville in southwestern
Cecil County. MD 327 begins at an intersection with MD 7 (Broad Street) on the eastern edge of the town of Perryville. The state highway heads southeast as a two-lane road and crosses over the
Amtrak Northeast Corridor. MD 327 reaches its eastern terminus at an intersection with Marion Tapp Parkway and a continuation of Ikea Way. Ikea Way leads to the entrance of an
IKEAdistribution center.[MD 327 2] Marion Tapp Parkway leads to the entrance of the adjacent Perryville Wastewater Treatment Plant and to Perryville Community Park located at the Perry Point promontory east of the Perry Point VA Medical Center property.[MD 327 1][MD 327 3]
In a March 8, 1967, agreement, the
Maryland State Roads Commission agreed to transfer maintenance of part of
MD 7 and all of
MD 271 to the town of Perryville upon the completion of a new highway and bridge from MD 7 across the
Pennsylvania Railroad (now Amtrak) to serve the peninsula south of the railroad between Mill Creek and Furnace Bay.[MD 327 4] The new highway, designated MD 327, was constructed in 1968, the same year Firestone Plastics opened a chemical plant on the present site of the IKEA distribution center.[MD 327 2][MD 327 5] The state highway had no name as of 1999; it was designated Firestone Road in 2001 and Ikea Way in 2004 shortly after the opening of the IKEA distribution center.[MD 327 2][MD 327 6][MD 327 7][MD 327 8]
Maryland Route 334 is a state highway in
Maryland. It runs along Port Street from
Maryland Route 322 on the western edge of
Easton, eastward to Washington Street. Maryland Route 334 follows Port Street in Easton, starting in the west at the intersection with
MD 322 (Easton Parkway). It passes through a somewhat rural side of the town, changing quickly to a residential corridor. The route and Port Street end at Washington Street.
Sign for MD 368 along eastbound MD 367 in Bishopville
Maryland Route 368 is the designation for St. Martins Neck Road, a 0.28 mi (0.45 km) spur that runs from the beginning of state maintenance north to
MD 367 in Bishopville. St. Martin Neck Road continues southeast as a county highway to
Isle of Wight, where it has an at-grade intersection with
MD 90 (Ocean City Expressway). MD 368 originally also included present day MD 568 and MD 367 between the two roads; MD 368 was shortened to its present length in 1950.
Maryland Route 375 is the
unsigned designation for Commerce Street, a 0.06 mi (0.097 km) street that runs one-way west (officially north) from
MD 818 (Main Street) to
MD 374 (Broad Street) within downtown Berlin.
Maryland Route 430 is the unsigned designation for Greenbelt Road, which runs 0.49 mi (0.79 km) from
US 1 east to
MD 193 within
College Park. MD 430 serves to complete movements missing from the US 1-MD 193 interchange to the north of MD 430's western terminus.
Maryland Route 432 is the unsigned designation for Glen Oak Lane, which runs 0.25 mi (0.40 km) from the intersection of Guilford Road and Oakland Mills Road east to a cul-de-sac adjacent to
I-95's interchange with
MD 32 (Exit 38) in
Maryland Route 449 is the unsigned designation for the 0.07-mile-long (0.11 km) section of Shallcross Wharf Road from
MD 213 east to
MD 444 near
Locust Grove in northern
Kent County.[MD 449 1][MD 449 2] The course of MD 449 and Shallcross Wharf Road northeast to Old Locust Grove Road were part of the original
Galena highway proposed for improvement as a state road in 1909.[MD 449 3] This stretch was constructed as a 14-foot-wide (4.3 m) macadam road in 1912.[MD 449 4] After
US 213's bypass of Locust Grove was built in 1950 and 1951, the old path of US 213 through Locust Grove—Shallcross Wharf Road between the western end of the bypass and the center of Locust Grove, and Old Locust Grove Road between the center of Locust Grove and the eastern end of the bypass—became part of
MD 444, with what is now MD 449 being a spur of the main route.[MD 449 5][MD 449 6] After MD 444's present course west of Locust Grove was constructed in 1968, Old Locust Grove Road became
MD 447, and the 0.32-mile-long (0.51 km) portion of Shallcross Wharf Road between US 213 and the new MD 447 became MD 449.[MD 449 5][MD 449 7] MD 449 was resurfaced with bituminous concrete in 1984.[MD 449 8] Three years later, MD 449 was transferred from state to county maintenance through a December 1, 1987, road transfer agreement.[MD 449 9] However, the portion of MD 449 between MD 213 and MD 444 was returned to state control to be destroyed, but the highway remained in use. Thus, in 1997, MD 449 was returned to the inventory of the state highway system.[MD 449 10]
abHighway Information Services Division (December 31, 2015).
Highway Location Reference. Maryland State Highway Administration. Retrieved November 13, 2016.
Maryland Route 460, which is known as Hall Highway, runs 0.78 miles (1.26 km) from McCready Memorial Hospital east to
MD 413 within
Crisfield in southwestern
Somerset County. The highway begins just north of the McCready Memorial Hospital property on a peninsula between Daugherty Creek and the Little Annemessex River. The roadway continues north as county-maintained Byrd Road. MD 460 heads south, entering the city limits of Crisfield and passing through the hospital grounds, where the highway is flanked by perpendicular parking spaces. The state highway turns east and crosses the Little Annemessex River, then passes through a residential neighborhood where the highway intersects Wynfall Avenue, which provides full access to MD 413. MD 460 reaches its eastern terminus at southbound MD 413 (Maryland Avenue). There is no direct access to northbound MD 413 (Richardson Avenue). McCready Memorial Hospital was founded in 1923 as a memorial to Edward W. McCready, a cork industry scion and Crisfield native who was killed in a train–automobile collision on the Crisfield–
Westover road in 1919. MD 460 was constructed around 1933 to provide a more direct connection between the hospital and the populated areas of Crisfield.
Maryland Route 485 is the unsigned designation for Saathoff Road, an old alignment of
MD 404 that runs 0.65 mi (1.05 km) between two intersections with MD 404 east of Hillsboro.
MD 485A is the designation for Shady Oak Lane, a 0.15 mi (0.24 km) spur from MD 485 just west of MD 485's eastern terminus that is part of the old alignment of MD 404. MD 485A is signed as MD 485.
View south from the north end of MD 490 at MD 7 in Havre de Grace
Maryland Route 490 is the signed designation for a 0.31-mile (0.50 km) section of Union Avenue from Commerce Street north to
MD 7, which turns north from Revolution Street onto Union Avenue at MD 490's northern terminus.
View east at the west end of MD 526 at MD 140 northwest of Reisterstown
Maryland Route 526A is the unsigned designation for an unnamed road running 0.13 miles (0.21 km) from
MD 140 northeast to Woodfield Court northwest of
Baltimore County. The route was designated in 2014.
553A begins at a signalled intersection with MD 2 and Virginia Avenue, travelling north to the road's end and intersecting Leeland Road. It is 0.20 miles (0.32 km) in length. In 2015, the northern terminus was shortened by 0.08 miles (0.13 km) due to the installation of a gate.
553B begins at road's end and travels north to MD 2 at Oak Grove Road. It intersects MD 553C, and is 0.27 miles (0.43 km) in length.
553C is called South River Road, and travels from MD 553B to MD 2. It is 0.10 miles (0.16 km) in length.
553D is the designation for Leeland Road, which runs from MD 553A east to an unnamed road. It is 0.10 miles (0.16 km) in length and was designated in 2011.
View south along MD 568 at the Delaware state line near Bishopville
Maryland Route 568 is the designation for Hatchery Road, a 0.41 mi (0.66 km) spur that runs from
MD 367 in Bishopville north to the Delaware state line, where the highway continues as Bishopville Road toward an intersection with
Delaware Route 54 (DE 54) east of
Selbyville. MD 568 was originally a segment of MD 368; the roads received their present designations in 1950.
MD 591A is named Colora Road. The 0.28-mile-long (0.45 km) route extends from an oblique intersection with US 1 opposite Connelly Road to a barrier on the north side of Octoraro Creek.[MD 591 1][MD 591 2]
MD 591B is named Porters Bridge Road. The 0.80-mile-long (1.29 km) highway extends from a barrier on the south side of Octoraro Creek, just east of which the route crosses Love Run, to a tangent intersection with US 1.[MD 591 1][MD 591 2]
The first bridge at Richardsmere was constructed to serve Richard Porter's mill on the northwest side of Octoraro Creek in the late 18th century.[MD 591 3] A wooden
covered bridge was constructed at the site around 1858 and washed away in a flood in 1884.[MD 591 4] A metal Pratt through
truss bridge was constructed to replace Porter's Bridge in 1885.[MD 591 3] This truss bridge served the original state road, later designated US 1 in 1927.[MD 591 5] The state road west toward Conowingo was paved in 1911, and the state road east toward Rising Sun was completed by 1919.[MD 591 6][MD 591 7] MD 591 was assigned to the route using Porters Bridge after US 1 was relocated and a new bridge upstream from Porters Bridge was completed in 1934.[MD 591 8] Porters Bridge was closed in January 1978 after a storm caused irreparable damage to the eastern approach to the bridge. The severely deteriorated bridge was scheduled to be dismantled in 2001.[MD 591 3]
View north along MD 617 at Beauchamp Branch Road in Caroline County
Maryland Route 617 is the unsigned designation for an unnamed road connecting Maryland Route 16A (Beauchamp Branch Road) north to
Maryland Route 16 (Harmony Road) in
Caroline County. The route is 0.35 miles (0.56 km) long.
Maryland Route 631 is the unsigned designation for Old Brandywine Road, a 0.35-mile (0.56 km) spur south from the intersection of
MD 373 and Brandywine Road south to a dead end adjacent to the
MD 5 interchange in
Maryland Route 636 is the designation for Warrior Drive, which runs 0.28 miles (0.45 km) from
MD 53 east to
US 220 within
Cresaptown, crossing Warrior Run twice. The westbound direction of MD 636 is used by traffic from US 220 to access MD 53. MD 636 was under construction by 1936 and completed by 1938.
Maryland Route 642 is the unsigned designation for Greenland Beach Road, a 0.08 mi (0.13 km) spur that runs east from
MD 173 (Fort Smallwood Road) in
Orchard Beach. The state highway is the old alignment of MD 173 just west of
Stony Creek. MD 642 was assigned around 1947 when the present bridge over Stony Creek was completed.
MD 644C follows Linden Avenue Spur, which runs from Linden Avenue and Sulphur Spring Road east to US 1. The route is 0.03 mi (0.048 km) long. The roadway was built in 1948 and designated MD 644C in 2012.
MD 644D follows Selma Avenue Spur, which runs from Selma Avenue east to US 1. The route is 0.03 mi (0.048 km) long. The roadway was built in 1948 and designated MD 644D in 2012.
Maryland Route 658 is an unsigned state highway that runs 0.84 miles (1.35 km) from
MD 53 north to
US 40 Alternate within
La Vale. The highway west of
I-68 is part of
US 220 Truck, which provides access from eastbound I-68 to southbound
US 220 in
Cresaptown for trucks due to a truck prohibition on the eastbound exit ramp for I-68's interchange with US 220. MD 658 begins at an intersection with MD 53 (Winchester Road) and heads northeast as Vocke Road, a four-lane divided highway. The state highway passes the
Country Club Mall and the District 6 offices of the
Maryland State Highway Administration before intersecting a segment of Braddock Road, which is unsigned
MD 949. MD 658 intersects entrance and exit ramps from Exit 40 of eastbound I-68 and
US 40 (National Freeway). The highway passes under the freeway and meets an exit ramp from westbound I-68 and the western terminus of
MD 49 (Braddock Road) at the next intersection, where the highway's name changes to Campground Road. MD 658 turns north, crossing Braddock Run, and reduces to a four-lane undivided highway before reaching its northern terminus at US 40 Alternate (
National Pike). MD 658 was assigned to Campground Road as a connector between US 40 and MD 49 in 1939. The state highway was extended south along Vocke Road to MD 53 around 1948. MD 658 was expanded to a divided highway from MD 53 to MD 49 around 1972 in conjunction with the construction of I-68 through La Vale.
MD 658A is the designation for Service Road, which runs 0.116 miles (0.187 km) from the intersection of MD 658 and MD 949 north to the end of state maintenance. The route was designated in 2014.
View north at the south end of MD 668 in Carroll County
Maryland Route 668 is the designation for Boswells Drive, which runs 0.14 mi (0.23 km) from Harvey Yingling Road north to a dead end parallel to the southbound side of
MD 30 just south of the
Pennsylvania state line north of
Manchester in northeastern
Maryland Route 672 is the designation for a portion of Greenbury Point Road northeast of
Anne Arundel County, running 0.19 mi (0.31 km) from
MD 648 east to the end of state maintenance.
Maryland Route 673 is the designation for Sam Barnes Road, a short road that connects
Maryland Route 413 to
U.S. Route 13 in
Somerset County. The route is 0.53 miles (0.85 km) long. The route is a former piece of MD 413; it was created when MD 413 and US 13 were realigned. MD 673 houses several important facilities in Westover and provides the only access from northbound US 13 to southbound MD 413.
Maryland Route 674 is the designation for the 0.25-mile-long (0.40 km) portion of Sharp Street from the town limit of
Rock Hall at Grays Inn Creek east to
MD 20 in western
Kent County.[MD 674 1][MD 674 2] MD 674 was constructed along the portion of Sharp Street from Chesapeake Avenue at Sharps Wharf to
MD 445 (Main Street) in 1940.[MD 674 3] The portion of Sharp Street east of MD 445 has been constructed as a concrete road as part of MD 20 in 1920.[MD 674 4][MD 674 5][MD 674 6] MD 20 through Rock Hill, including Sharp Street, was widened and resurfaced with bituminous concrete in 1947 and 1948. MD 674 was extended east from MD 445 to its present eastern terminus at MD 20 after MD 20 was relocated onto Rock Hall Avenue east of MD 445 in 1959 and 1960.[MD 674 7] The portion of the highway west of MD 445 was reconstructed in a streetscape project in 1981 and 1982, and the current length of the highway outside the town was reconstructed similarly in 1989.[MD 674 8] The town of Rock Hall agreed to assume maintenance for MD 674 west of Grays Inn Creek through a June 14, 1995, road transfer agreement. The transfer was conditional on the state completing a streetscape project on the highway east of MD 445.[MD 674 9] MD 674 was reduced to its current length after the streetscape project was completed in 1996.[MD 674 8][MD 674 9][MD 674 10] MD 674 had an auxiliary route, MD 674A, that served as a 0.08-mile-long (0.13 km) one-way ramp from eastbound MD 674 to MD 20 at the former highway's eastern terminus.[MD 674 11] MD 674A was assigned to the ramp by 1975, and the route was removed and the roadway abandoned in 1996.[MD 674 10][MD 674 11]
Maryland Route 694 is the unsigned designation for Agricultural Farm Road, a 0.10-mile (0.16 km) service road that extends from
MD 212 (officially MD 212A) south to U.S. government property in