Interstate 95 North - Capital Beltway to Baltimore County

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Interstate 95 North
A park and ride lot and truck weigh station are located at the freeway stub for unconstructed I-95 leading southwest into Washington, DC. 08/04/13
Turning north from the u-turn ramp at the I-95 stub, drivers pass by the weigh station and park and ride lot to the left before splitting into ramps for the Capital Beltway west and east and the continuation of I-95 north to Baltimore. 08/04/13
Ramps provide access to all freeways as the interchange was intended to serve I-95 north from Washington. 08/04/13
The ramp for I-495 west joins the left side of the Capital Beltway outer loop toward Silver Spring. 08/04/13
A bridge wide enough to accommodate four lanes passes over the Capital Beltway outer loop from the park and ridge facility en route to Interstate 95 and Baltimore. 12/21/12
The succeeding exit along I-95 northbound is for MD 212 (Powder Mill Road) southwest to College Park and east to Beltsville. 12/21/12
Interstate 95 parallels a transmission line northward by Little Paint Branch Park at this reassurance shield. 12/21/12
MD 212 (Powder Mill Road) begins at the District of Columbia boundary just east of Takoma Park, then heads north through Lewisdale, passing the Capital Beltway (Interstate 495), before reaching Interstate 95 at Exit 29. From there, MD 212 heads southeast to Beltsville, where it ends at U.S. 1. 12/21/12
A collector distributor roadway branches away from the Interstate 95 mainline through the cloverleaf interchange (Exits 29A/B) with MD 212. 12/21/12
Exit 29A leaves the c/d roadway for MD 212 (Powder Mill Road) east to Beltsville and the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center. Ammendale Road branches eastward from nearby to the Ammendale Business Campus and U.S. 1 south of Contee. 12/21/12
Departing from Interstate 95 north next is a lengthy collector distributor roadway for MD 200 (Intercounty Connector), Konterra Drive and MD 198. 12/21/12
Exit 29B loops away from Interstate 95 north to MD 212 (Powder Mill Road) west at Calverton. Powder Mill Road continues southwest from I-95 to Knollwood and Riggs Road, which MD 212 follows south to Adelphi and Lewisdale. Exit 29B also serves interests west to the Federal Research Center at White Oak. 12/21/12
The Intercounty Connector (ICC) west to Interstate 370 near Rockville opened to traffic on November 22, 2011. The 18-mile toll road links I-95 near Laurel with I-270 at Gaithersburg. 12/21/12
The ICC extension east to U.S. 1 (Baltimore Avenue) fully opened to traffic by November 11, 2014. Construction crews began opening the extension east and the folded diamond interchange (Exit 32) with Konterra Drive on November 7, 2014.1 All signs for MD 200 were altered to reflect the new ramps. 12/21/12
MD 200 leads west 2.5 miles to U.S. 29 (Columbia Pike) at Fariland. U.S. 29 becomes a freeway parallel to I-95 throughout Howard County. 12/21/12
The ICC utilizes electronic toll collection at four points, with fees collected via EZ Pass transponders or video tolling (bill by mail). Toll rates vary depending upon time of day and distance traveled. 12/21/12
The c/d roadway for Exits 31-32-33 leaves Interstate 95 north with two lanes at the crossing of Indian Creek. Exit 31 is a cloverleaf interchange with a high flyover from MD 200 east to I-95 north. 12/21/12
MD 200 spurs 1.5 miles east from Exit 31A to Virginia Manor Road and U.S. 1 (Baltimore Avenue), south of Laurel. The extension serves the 2,200-acre mixed-use development at Konterra.1 12/21/12
Exit 31 loops away from the c/d roadway for MD 200 west. The c/d roadway continues north to Exit 32 with Konterra Drive (old Van Dusen Road). 12/21/12
Interstate 195 (Exit 47) east to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) lies 15 miles ahead. 12/21/12
The c/d roadway from MD 200 separates with Exit 32 to Konterra Drive ahead of ramps with MD 198 (Sandy Spring Road). Konterra Drive replaced Van Dusen Road on a new alignment, linking I-95 with Old Gunpowder Road to the west and Virginia Manor Road to the east. 12/21/12
The flyover from MD 200 east to I-95 north merges onto the freeway ahead of transmission lines from the Burtonsville Substation. 06/20/12
MD 198 (Gorman Avenue) leads east to the Laurel business district and Fort Meade from Exit 33A.
This sign was removed by 2014 as Exit 33A now departs from the extended c/d roadway north from the ICC. 06/20/12
A wye interchange (Exit 33A) and access road take motorists north from I-95 to MD 198 (Sandy Spring Road) east into Laurel. The c/d roadway added here in 2014 splits with one lane for MD 198 east and one lane for the return to I-95 north. 06/20/12
West from the loop ramp (Exit 33B) with I-95 north, the 14.64 mile route of MD 198 (Sandy Spring Road) continues to Burtonsville and MD 650 at Spencerville. 06/20/12
Nearing the Brooklyn Bridge Road overpass along Interstate 95 north. 06/20/12
The first Howard County exit joins Interstate 95 with MD 216 south to Laurel and northwest to Scaggsville and Highland.
This button copy guide sign remained in service until late 2012. 06/20/12
Flowing 115 miles southeast from the Maryland Piedmont south of Mount Airy into the Chesapeake Bay at Cedar Point, the Patuxent River separates Prince Georges and Howard Counties across Interstate 95. 12/21/12
MD 216 arcs southeast 2.1 miles from Exit 35A to end at 7th Street and MD 198 (Gorman Avenue) east in Laurel. 06/20/12
MD 216 totals 9.06 miles from the couplet of MD 198 (Gorman / Talbott Avenues) in Laurel to Highland and MD 108. 06/20/12
West from Exit 35B, MD 216 continues to Scaggsville, U.S. 29 (Columbia Pike) and Fulton. 12/21/12
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A Maryland Welcome Center is located midway between the Capital Beltway and the Baltimore Beltway for a convenient place to obtain tourist information for the greater Baltimore-Annapolis-Washington vicinity. 12/21/12
Posted near the Middle Patuxent River is a mileage sign highlighting the distances to Baltimore (16 miles), Philadelphia (120 miles) and New York (205 miles). 12/21/12
Next in line for northbound motorists along Interstate 95 are Exits 38A/B for MD 32, a freeway that heads northwest toward Columbia (U.S. 29) and southeast toward Annapolis (via Interstate 97). 06/20/12
Exit 38A serves Fort Meade via the MD 32 freeway east of Baltimore-Washington Parkway. The state route winds southeast to Odenton and Interstate 97 at Millersville. 06/20/12
Exit 38A parts ways with Interstate 95 north to MD 32 east at a directional cloverleaf interchange between the two freeways. 06/20/12
The Patuxent Freeway curves northwest from Exit 38B to MD 108 at Clarksville. MD 32 transitions into a two-lane expressway from there to Glenelg and Burtnwoods Road. 06/20/12
directional cloverleaf interchange (Exits 41A/B) lies one mile ahead with MD 175 southeast to Jessup and northwest to Columbia. 06/20/12
MD 175 follows Little Patuxent Parkway, a controlled access expressway, northwest through the city of Columbia. 06/20/12
Exit 41 carries all traffic to MD 175 (Little Patuxent Parkway) in unison from Interstate 95 north. The state route heads south from Jessup to Fort Meade and Odenton. 06/20/12
Beyond the gore point with Interstate 95, Exits 41A/B partition, with the westbound ramp entering a signalized intersection with MD 175. MD 175 west connects I-95 with a large business park and big box retail nearby. Exit 41A merges onto MD 175 (Waterloo Road) eastbound ahead of U.S. 1 (Washington Boulevard) at Waterloo. 06/20/12
The roadways of Interstate 95 briefly separate through a forested area at Deep Run as buildings from adjacent Meadowridge Business Park appear to the right. 12/21/12
The succeeding three exits along I-95 north are all with freeways. 06/20/12
One half mile southwest of the directional cloverleaf interchange with MD 100 (Exits 43A/B). MD 100 is a freeway between MD 10 to the southeast and U.S. 29 to the northwest. 06/20/12
Southeast from Exit 43A, MD 100 travels to Severn, Southgate, Glen Burnie, Lake Shore and Gibson Island. 06/20/12
Northbound Interstate 95 at Exit 43B for MD 100 northwest to Columbia and Ellicott City. MD 100 was completed as a freeway on November 23, 1998. 06/20/12
The next three interchanges along Interstate 95 all serve Interstate highways. This is rare occurrence along the Interstate highway system. A similar example is found along Interstate 95 southbound in Bronx, NY where ramps for I-695 (Throgs Neck Expressway) south, I-278 (Bruckner Expressway) west and I-678 (Hutchinson River Expressway) south depart in sequence. 06/20/12
Trucks bound for the Port of Baltimore facilities are divvied between Interstate 895 (Fairfield/Masonville) and Interstate 95 (Locust Point, Dundalk/Seagirt) 06/20/12
Sound walls were added alongside Interstate 95 northbound near the Montgomery Road overpass in 2005. A mileage sign to the Baltimore tunnels here was replaced with this hazardous materials restriction sign by 2010. 06/20/12
One mile ahead of the split with I-895 (Exit 46) on I-95 north. There are no exits along the Harbor Tunnel Thruway between Howard County and the toll plaza west of the Patapso River. Connections to Interstate 895 north consist of on-ramps only along the stretch. Speed limits were increased to 65 miles per hour on I-895 north from I-95 to I-895 Spur by 2010. 06/20/12
Commercial trucks and buses bound for points east of Baltimore Harbor are advised of the height and width restrictions for the Harbor Tunnel of Interstate 895. All vehicles carrying hazardous materials are prohibited, and oversized vehicles should use Interstate 695 east across the Francis Scott Key Bridge. 06/20/12
This interchange marks the southern beginning of Interstate 895 and the Harbor Tunnel Thruway. The two highways will again cross paths north of their respective tunnels, as Interstate 95 takes a westward trajectory, while Interstate 895 continues in a northeast fashion. 12/21/12
A single lane off-ramp (Exit 46) leaves I-95 north for the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel Thruway. Exit 47 follows in one mile for I-195 east and MD 166 north. All signs for BWI Airport were replaced across the state by 2010 to reflect the renaming of the airport to honor U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. The new name was made official on October 1, 2005. 12/21/12
This gore point sign for I-895 was posted at the wye interchange (Exit 46) with I-95 north in 2012. 12/21/12
Crossing the Patapsco and adjacent CSX Railroad on a 1968-built bridge, drivers along I-95 north advance one half mile to Interstate 195 and MD 166 (Exits 47A/B). Completed in June 1990, I-195 connected the MD 166 freeway between I-95 and U.S. 1 with the former MD 46 freeway between MD 295 and BWI Airport. When the bridge over the Patapsco River was constructed between the two state routes, the now seamless freeway was added to the Interstate Highway System. 07/02/10


 
Sources:
  1. "Final Section of ICC and New I-95 Interchange in Prince George's County to Open by Monday." Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDSHA), news release. November 5, 2014.


Photo Credits:

07/02/10, 06/20/12, 12/21/12, 08/04/13 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 895
Route 32 - Patuxent Freeway
Route 100
Route 200 - Intercounty Connector

Page Updated 05-25-2017.

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