This National Park Service sign welcomes visitors to the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. Built in 1954, the parkway is maintained by the National Park Service between Washington, D.C., and just north of Fort Meade. For more information, visit Baltimore-Washington Parkway. Photo taken 06/07/04.
Signage used along the National Park Service stretch of parkway is the same used in other National Park areas. The font has serifs, and the signs are brown. The first exit along southbound is Junction Maryland 32. Photo taken 07/09/10.
A dedicated, restricted exit is in place for employees of the NSA (National Security Agency). Photo taken 07/09/10.
Southbound Baltimore-Washington Parkway (Route 295) reaches the exit for the NSA, a partial "Y" interchange with Connector Road south at Technology Drive. Motorists bound for Technology Drive must use the Maryland 32 westbound off-ramp in one quarter mile. First photo taken 06/07/04. Second photo taken 07/09/10.
The restricted off-ramp to the NSA at Fort Meade departs Baltimore-Washington Parkway southbound. Commercial vehicles are prohibited from using the exit. Photo taken 07/09/10.
Leaving immediately after the NSA exit is the westbound ramp to Maryland 32 to Savage and Columbia. The exit also connects with Guilford Road at National Business Parkway. Photo taken 07/09/10.
Southbound Baltimore-Washington Parkway (Route 295) reaches the loop ramp to Maryland 32 southeast to Fort Meade, Odenton, and Annapolis. The Maryland 32 freeway ends at Interstate 97 and Maryland 3 by Millersville. Photo taken 07/09/10.
The next exit along southbound Baltimore-Washington Parkway (Route 295) is the six-ramp partial-cloverleaf interchange with Maryland 198 (Laurel-Fort Meade Road). Photo taken 07/09/10.
Maryland 198 heads east to Fort Meade and west to Laurel, where it meets U.S. 1. The state route tallies 12.98 miles between Maryland 650 at Browns Corner and Maryland 32. Photo taken 07/09/10.
Southbound drivers span the Patuxent River into Prince Georges County on the one-mile approach to Maryland 197 (Laurel Bowie Road) and Montpelier. Photo taken 07/09/10.
Southbound Baltimore-Washington Parkway (Route 295) reaches the partial-cloverleaf interchange with Maryland 197. Maryland 197 heads north to Laurel and southeast to Bowie (where it meets U.S. 301 south and U.S. 50/Interstate 595). Photo taken 07/09/10.
Continuing south one half mile to the diamond interchange with Powder Mill Road within the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center. Photo taken 07/09/10.
Southbound Baltimore-Washington Parkway (Route 295) reaches the exit for Powder Mill Road, which heads west to Beltsville and east to Maryland 197. Photo taken 07/09/10.
A trumpet interchange connects the Baltimore-Washington Parkway with an access road leading to the Goddard Space Flight Center. This exit is restricted to employees at the facility. Public access to the site follows via Maryland 193 (Greenbelt Road) east. Photo taken 07/09/10.
Maryland 193 (Greenbelt Road) crosses paths with Baltimore-Washington Parkway at a folded-diamond interchange with Southway in Greenbelt. Photo taken 06/07/04.
Southbound travelers immediately enter a full-cloverleaf interchange with the Capital Beltway after Maryland 198. Photo taken 07/09/10.
Use Maryland 193 west to reach Greenbelt Park from southbound Baltimore-Washington Parkway (Route 295). Camping and hiking are among the many activities at Greenbelt Park. Photo taken 06/07/04.
Interstates 95 & 495 north follow the Capital Beltway's outer loop toward Silver Spring; Interstate 95 exits the beltway a few miles west of here and heads north toward Baltimore. Photo taken 07/09/10.
The Maryland 198 (Greenbelt Road) off-ramp leaves Baltimore-Washington Parkway south. Drivers taking this ramp meet Southway north of its intersection with Greenbelt Road. Maryland 198 constitutes a 26.15 mile suburban arc from Kensington southeast to Oak Grove. Photo taken 06/07/04.
Motorists bound for Interstates 95 & 495 north to Silver Spring leave Baltimore-Washington Parkway south. Interstate 495 continues west from College Park to junction Interstate 270 near Rockville and south to Tysons Corner, Virginia. Photo taken 07/09/10.
Southbound Baltimore-Washington Parkway (Route 295) passes over the Capital Beltway and sees the loop ramp onto Interstates 95 & 495 south. The beltway continues from Greenbelt to Glenarden, Andres Air Force Base and across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge to Alexandria. Interstate 95 eventually meets Richmond, though Baltimore-Washington Parkway south to D.C. 295 and Interstate 295 provides a more direct route for long distance travelers over taking the beltway. Photo taken 07/09/10.
Baltimore-Washington Parkway travels through Greenbelt Park between the beltway and Good Luck Road. A diamond interchange follows with Maryland 410 (Riverdale Road) east of Riverdale Park. Photo taken 07/09/10.
Use Riverdale Road east from Maryland 410 (Veterans Parkway) to reach New Carrolltonand Veterans Parway south to Glenarden. Maryland 410 travels the East-West Highway from Riverdale Park to Hyattsville and Takoma Park. Photo taken 07/09/10.
This picture shows a view of the Maryland 410 shield placed at the bottom of the exit ramp from southbound Baltimore-Washington Parkway (Route 295) as it approaches the traffic signal with Maryland 410. Photo taken 06/07/04.
Maryland 450 (Annapolis Road) meets Baltimore-Washington Parkway southbound at a partial-cloverleaf interchange between Bladensburg and Landhover Hills. Photo taken 12/26/06.
Southbound B-W Parkway at the Maryland 450 (Annapolis Road) off-ramp. Maryland 450 represents the old alignment of U.S. 50 eastward from U.S. 1 Alternate (Bladensburg Road) to Annapolis. The state route travels 30.42 miles. Photo taken 07/09/10.
Maryland 202 stems eastward from Maryland 450 in Bladensburg to meet Baltimore-Washington Parkway at Cheverly. Photo taken 07/09/10.
Maryland 202 consists of a 13.92-mile route between Bladensburg and Maryland 725 at Upper Marlboro. Landover Road carries the state route from Annapolis Road eastward to Kentland and Landover. Photo taken 07/09/10.
The final exit along southbound Baltimore-Washington Parkway is U.S. 50 (east as freeway to Annapolis and west along New York Avenue to downtown Washington). From here, the Parkway merges with Maryland 201 (Kenilworth Avenue) and enters the District of Columbia. Photo taken 07/09/10.
Directional ramps carry drivers onto U.S. 50 west to New York Avenue in Washington, DC. U.S. 50 east ventures to Cheverly and junction Interstates 95 & 495 at Glenarden. Overall the route links Ocean City, Maryland with Sacramento, California. Photo taken 07/09/10.
Maryland 201 (Kenilworth Avenue) overtakes the National Park Service maintained portion of the Baltimore-Washington Turnpike. Sign standards revert to MDSHA specifications as the state route nears the loop ramp onto U.S. 50 east. Richmond was signed as a second control city for U.S. 50 east originally but removed by 2010. Photo taken 07/09/10.
Almost a right-turn is required to make the connection to U.S. 50 (John Hanson Highway) east. U.S. 50 upgrades to Interstate 595 east of the Capital Beltway through to Maryland 70 at Annapolis. This Interstate designation is not signed however. Photo taken 12/26/06.
Maryland 201 continues a short distance to the Eastern Avenue half-diamond interchange at the District of Columbia line. Photo taken 07/09/10.
Eastern Avenue stems southeast along the D.C. border to Maryland 704 (Martin Luther King Jr. Highway) at Seat Pleasant. Interests to Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens should use the Kenilworth Avenue southbound frontage road to Douglas Street west. Photo taken 07/09/10.
District of Columbia 295 begins and continues Kenilworth Avenue southbound four miles to Interstate 295. Photo taken 07/09/10.
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