Interstate 70 East - Carroll County to Baltimore

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Interstate 70 & U.S. 40 east
One mile west of the diamond interchange (Exit 73) with Maryland 94 (Woodbine Road) at the Watersville Road overpass on I-70 & U.S. 40 east. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Maryland 94 travels just 6.25 miles overall, between Old Frederick Road to the north and the Montgomery County line (Patuxent River) to the south. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Eastbound I-70 & U.S. 40 at the Exit 73 off-ramp to Maryland 94 (Woodbine Road) at Lisbon. Woodbine Road extends north from the nearby state route end to Woodbine on the Carroll County line. Florence lies three miles to the southwest along MD 94 otherwise. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Interstate 70 & U.S. 40 continue east through rural areas between Old Frederick Road to the north and Maryland 144 (Frederick Road) to the south. Photo taken 08/04/13.
A diamond interchange joins I-70 with Maryland 97 in two miles at Exit 76. Baltimore lies 23 miles further. Photo taken 08/04/13.
MD 97 constitutes a multi-state route with Pennsylvania 97 to Gettysburg, traveling 55.27 miles in Maryland south to U.S. 29 in Silver Spring. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Exit 76 leaves Interstate 70 east & U.S. 40 east for Maryland 97 north to Westminster, the Carroll County seat, and south to the Montgomery County suburban community of Olney. Photo taken 08/04/13.
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Heading east from Cooksville, Interstate 70 & U.S. 40 remains rural another 2.5 miles to Maryland 32 (Exit 80). 15 miles of the Interstate remain to the Baltimore Beltway. Photos taken 08/04/13.
Maryland 32 (Sykesville Road) sees a diamond interchange (Exit 80) with Interstate 70 & U.S. 40 in one mile. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Exit 80 lies just north of the Maryland 32 (Sykesville Road) crossroads with Maryland 144 (Frederick Road) at West Friendship. MD 144 follows old U.S. 40 west back to the Howard County Fairgrounds and east to Mayfield. Photo taken 08/04/13.
An overall 51.79-mile route, Maryland 32 originates to the north at Westminster, traveling south to the town of Sykesville and Exit 80. The state route curves southeast to become a limited access highway at Clarksville. Named the Patuxent Freeway, MD 32 proceeds from the Columbia area to Jessup, Fort Meade, Odenton and Interstate 97. Photo taken 08/04/13.
The final shield assembly for the Interstate 70 & U.S. 40 overlap that commenced in Frederick. Photo taken 08/04/13.
The forthcoming wye interchange (Exit 82) with the departing U.S. 40 is the first of two exits for Ellicott City along Interstate 70 east. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Interstate 70 reduces to two through lanes at the split with U.S. 40. U.S. 40 follows a four-lane route southeast three miles to Pine Orchard and six miles to U.S. 29 at unincorporated Ellicott City. Photo taken 08/04/13.
The final two exits of Interstate 70 east are with other freeways. Thus no services are available for the remaining nine miles of Interstate highway. Photo taken 08/04/13.
U.S. 40 parts ways with Interstate 70 for the final time at Exit 82 near Mayfield. The two commingled since Empire, Colorado. U.S. 40 (Baltimore National Pike) otherwise ties into Maryland 144 (Frederick Road) at Old Orchard, before branching away from the state route again along a commercial arterial through the Ellicott City area. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Interstate 70 east
A lone reassurance marker for Interstate 70 lies immediately east of Exit 82 before the U.S. 40 westbound overpass. Photo taken 08/04/13.
A half diamond interchange (Exit 83 from I-70 west) joins Marriotsville Road with Interstate 70 east ahead of this shield assembly. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Eight miles of Interstate 70 remain to Interstate 695. Downtown Baltimore is another seven miles, though that mileage statistic may reference the unconstructed I-70 east into the city. Photo taken 08/04/13.
U.S. 29 crosses paths with Interstate 70 at a directional cloverleaf interchange (Exits 87A/B) in two miles. The US highway travels a freeway southward to the Montgomery County line. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Traveling 1,036 miles overall, U.S. 29 journeys southwest from the Baltimore area to Washington, DC; Charlottesville and Lynchburg, VA; Greensboro and Charlotte, NC; Spartanburg and Greenville, SC; Athens and Atlanta, GA; Opelika and Auburn, AL; and Pensacola, FL. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Suburbans areas encroach along Interstate 70 from adjacent Old Frederick Road (MD 99) and St. Johns Lane as the freeway nears the Exit 87A off-ramp to U.S. 29 south. The U.S. 29 freeway passes through Ellicott City en route to Columbia and Burtonsville. The route travels 25.91 miles overall in Maryland to the DC line at Silver Spring. Photo taken 08/04/13.
U.S. 29 north ends immediately north of Exit 87B at Old Frederick Road east and Rogers Avenue west. Maryland 99 begins there and takes Old Frederick Road west to MD 32 at Slacks Corner. Photo taken 08/04/13.
A sign bridge for Exit 87 was removed between 2008 and 2011, leaving temporary signage for U.S. 29 south. Photo taken 08/04/13.
A loop ramp (Exit 87B) joins the final half mile of U.S. 29 north to Maryland 99 (Old Frederick Road) west and Rogers Avenue east. Originally U.S. 29 overlapped with U.S. 40 to end in the city of Baltimore. Photo taken 08/04/13.
The former bridge mounted sign for Exit 87B onto U.S. 29 (Columbia Pike) north. Photo taken 08/27/05.
Rogers Avenue meanders south from U.S. 29 to U.S. 40 (Baltimore National Pike) beyond this auxiliary sign for the upcoming junction with Interstate 695 at Exit 91. Motorists bound for Camden Yards, home of both the Baltimore Orioles and Baltimore Ravens, should take I-695 south (outer) to I-95 north. Photo taken 08/04/13.
The last eastbound reassurance marker posted along the 2,151-mile route of Interstate 70. Photo taken 08/04/13.
The final mileage sign precedes Interstate 695 by three miles. Downtown is referenced at 11 miles out.
A sign replacement made after 2005 decreased the distance to I-695 by one mile Photo taken 08/04/13.
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Drivers span the Patapsco River and enter Baltimore County along Interstate 70 east. Photos taken 08/04/13.
Interstate 70 crosses Patapsco Valley State Park as it enters Baltimore County. While in the park, Main Park Road passes over the freeway two miles west of the symmetrical stack interchange (Exit 91) with the Baltimore Beltway. The two-mile guide sign originally displayed RIGHT LANES. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Winding east, this advisory sign alerts motorists to potential congestion in and near the Exit 91 stack interchange. There is no alternative at this point but to continue to I-695 otherwise. Photo taken 08/04/13.
An end sign installed by 2000 references I-695 as the conclusion for Interstate 70. The 1.95-mile extension beyond I-695 to Security Boulevard (Exit 94) and the I-70 Park and Ride facility was formally dropped from the Interstate system at the AASHTO Spring 2014 meeting. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Interests to Thurgood Marshall Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) or the Port of Baltimore should take Interstate 695 south to I-95 as well. Photo taken 08/04/13.
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A dump truck hit one-mile sign bridge for Interstate 695 (Exit 91B/A) on the morning of August 15, 2009, ultimately leading to it coming down. Replacement signs omit the continuation of I-70 east onto Cooks Boulevard for Security Boulevard (MD 122) and the I-70 Park & Ride Lot. Photo taken 08/27/05. Second photo taken 08/04/13.
Two lanes prepare to depart for I-695 (inner) north to I-95 north for New York and one lane for I-695 south to I-95 north to Downtown Baltimore. A single lane continues onto the I-70 spur onto Cooks Boulevard. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Exit 91 partitions into ramps for the inner loop of Interstate 695 to Pikesville and Towson and the outer loop to Catonsville and Lansdowne. While Interstate 695 is a busy commuter route, it doubles as the through route from I-70 to Interstates 83 and 95 due to its cancellation within the city of Baltimore. Photo taken 08/04/13.
The remaining portion of Interstate 70 travels the highest level of the four-lane stack above I-695. Construction downgrades the remaining freeway east to Maryland 122 into a two-lane parkway (Cooks Boulevard) as part of the Red Line subway line being built into Baltimore. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Exit 91 partitions into high speed ramps for Interstate 695. Overall I-695 encircles Baltimore along a 51.46-mile route east to Parkville, Essex and Dundalk to the east. Photo taken 08/04/13.
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Exit 91B quickly reduces to a single lane through the stack. Photos taken 08/04/13.
Interstate 70 east - downgraded from Interstate status in May 2014
Speed limits drop initially to 55 and than 40 miles per hour as Interstate 70 leaves the stack interchange with I-695. An end advisory sign resides 1.25 miles west of the freeway end. Photo taken 08/27/05.
The final exit along eastbound transcontinental Interstate 70 was Exit 94, Security Boulevard (Maryland 122) west at Cooks Lane from U.S. 40 (Edmondson Avenue). Photo taken 08/27/05.
One half mile from the former end of Interstate 70 at Franklintown and the Baltimore city line. Photo taken 12/30/08.
Exit 94 consisted of both a three-quarter cloverleaf interchange with Maryland 122 (Security Boulevard) and the Park & Ride lot at the freeway end. Maryland 122 begins at the city line (Cooks Lane east of Forest Park Avenue) and travels west 2.96 miles to Rolling Road. Photo taken 08/27/05.
Curving above Ingleside Avenue, Interstate 70 reached Exit 94. Gwynns Falls Park surrounds the east side of the interchange and the I-70 Park and Ride lot. The Park and Ride lot encompassed the planned freeway mainline while the shoulders were converted as through lanes. A u-turn ramp provides access onto westbound for Cooks Lane south into the city. Photo taken 08/27/05.
Exit 94 loops onto Maryland 122 (Security Boulevard) north ahead of its intersection with Ingleside Avenue west and Forest Park Avenue north. Photo taken 12/30/08.
An on-ramp joins the Park & Ride facility from Maryland 122 west ahead of the loop back to westbound I-70. Photo taken 12/30/08.
Looking westward from the bus loop at the freeway end by Gwynns Falls Park. Visible were the original lanes of Interstate 70 (now used for parking spaces). If this freeway were built as planned, six lanes would have continued east to Interstate 95 near the Caton Avenue interchange. Photo taken 06/17/00.
This view looks east from the exit of the park and ride lot toward Gwynns Falls Trailhead. Photo taken 06/17/00.
An I-70 west shield and I-695 trailblazer were posted at the westerly turn from the Park & Ride loop. The first reassurance marker for I-70 follows west of the Beltway. Photo taken 06/17/00.


 


Photo Credits:

06/17/00, 08/27/05, 12/30/08, 08/04/13 by AARoads

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Interstate 695 - Baltimore Beltway
U.S. 29
U.S. 40

Page Updated 06-08-2014.