Interstate 95 South - Howard County to Capital Beltway

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Interstate 95 South
Confirming formerly marker posted after the wye interchange with Interstate 895 south. Photo taken 07/11/05.
Mileage sign posted ahead of the Montgomery Road overpass, 12 miles from Laurel. Photo taken 12/30/12.
Interstate 95 passes through eastern reaches of Howard County from the Patapso River southward to the Patuxent River near Laurel. The succeeding three exits serve Columbia. Photo taken 12/30/12.
A directional cloverleaf interchange (Exit 43B/A) joins I-95 with MD 100 to Ellicott City and Glen Burnie in a half mile. Photo taken 12/30/12.
MD 100 is a suburban freeway traveling 15.7 miles southeast to MD 607 (Magothy Bridge Road) at Pasadena and 5.5 miles northwest to U.S. 29 in Ellicott City. Photo taken 10/12/14.
Exit 43A loops onto MD 100 southeast to Severn, Glen Burnie, Southgate, Lake Shore, and Gibson Island. Photo taken 10/12/14.
Continuing south, I-95 meets MD 175 (Little Patuxent Parkway) at Exit 41 in one mile. MD 175 constitutes an expressway north from parallel U.S. 1 (Washington Boulevard) to U.S. 29 in Columbia. Photo taken 12/30/12.
Interstate 95 converges with MD 175 by the Columbia Gateway area, a large office park area bound by I-95, Little Patuxent Parkway and Snowden River Parkway. Photo taken 12/30/12.
MD 175 continues south from U.S. 1 at Jessup into Anne Arundel County en route to Fort George G. Meade and Odenton. Photo taken 06/20/12.
Entering the directional cloverleaf interchange (Exit 41) with MD 175 (Little Patuxent Parkway) on I-95 south. MD 175 travels overall between MD 3 at Millersville and the U.S. 29 freeway near The Mall in Columbia. Photo taken 06/20/12.
Interstate 95 passes between Gateway Commerce Center and a quarry along the ensuing stretch. Photo taken 06/20/12.
A forested median separates the roadways of Interstate 95 between Exit 41 and 38. Photo taken 06/20/12.
Forthcoming MD 32 is the Patuxent Freeway encircling Fort George G. Meade and Odenton east from Exit 38 and heading northwest through Columbia. Photo taken 06/20/12.
MD 32 travels three miles west from Exit 38B to the U.S. 29 in Columbia. The Patuxent Freeway continues another 6.5 miles from U.S. 29 north to Linden Church Road at Dayton. Photo taken 10/12/14.
Guilford Road passes over southbound I-95 at Exit 38B for MD 32 west. A loop ramp (Exit 38A) follows for MD 32 east to Savage and Laurel Park via U.S. 1 south. Photo taken 10/12/14.
MD 32 (Patuxent Freeway) converges with MD 3 (Crain Highway) at Millersville and Interstate 97 south to Annapolis in 14.6 miles. Photo taken 06/20/12.
Interstate 95 advances one mile south to the Maryland Welcome Center and rest area in Howard County. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Interstate 95 passes by Savage Park and across the Middle Patuxent River just ahead of the Maryland Welcome Center and rest area. Photo taken 08/03/13.
The rest area lies 1.25 miles north of the cloverleaf interchange (Exits 35B/A) with MD 212 (Scaggsville Road). Photo taken 08/03/13.
MD 216 arcs northwest along a controlled access arterial from the Patuxent River and city of Laurel to U.S. 29 (Columbia Pike) at Scaggsville. Photo taken 10/12/14.
Exit 35B departs for MD 216 (Scaggsville Road) west to Scaggsville, Fulton, and Mooresfield. The 8.73 mile long route concludes 4.04 miles west of U.S. 29 at MD 108 (Clarksville Pike) in Highland. Photo taken 10/12/14.
MD 216 (Scaggsville Road) leads south 2.5 miles from Exit 35A to MD 198 (Gorman Avenue / Talbott Avenue) outside Downtown Laurel. Photo taken 10/12/14.
Confirming marker posted south of the Stansfield Road underpass at North Laurel. Photo taken 06/20/12.
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Interstate 95 crosses the Patuxent River into Prince Georges County, seven miles ahead of the Capital Beltway (I-495). Photo taken 10/12/14. Second photo taken 12/20/12.
The succeeding exit is a distributor roadway (Exit 33) for MD 198 (Sandy Spring Road). Photo taken 10/12/14.
Exit 32 separates from within the directional cloverleaf interchange (Exit 31) with MD 198 for Kontera Drive. Kontera Drive is a 3.17 mile long major collector west to Old Gunpowder Road and south to MD 212 at Ammendale. Photo taken 10/12/14.
Sandy Spring Road leads MD 198 east to Gorman Avenue in the city of Laurel. West from Exit 33B, MD 198 continues to Burtonsville and MD 650 (New Hampshire Avenue) at Spencerville in Montgomery County. Photo taken 10/12/14.
MD 198 (Gorman Avenue) extends 0.75 miles east from Exit 33A to MD 216 (7th Street) in Laurel and 7.7 miles to MD 32 at Fort George G. Meade. Photo taken 10/12/14.
Exit 32 forms a c/d roadway south from MD 198 to Kontera Drive and the Intercounty Connector (ICC) / MD 200. Opened on November 22, 2011 west to I-370, the ICC connects I-95 with Rockville, Gaithersburg and Interstate 270 in Montgomery County. Photo taken 10/12/14.
Exit 31 departs in one mile for the ICC (MD 200) west to U.S. 29 at Fairland and Interstate 270. The ICC uses all electronic toll collection. Photo taken 10/12/14.
Advancing south through the folded diamond interchange (Exit 32) with Konterra Drive on I-95. MD 200 runs 17.63 miles west from U.S. 1 (Baltimore Avenue) to the interchange joining I-370 with Metro Access Road to Shady Grove Metro Station. Photo taken 10/12/14.
Kontera Drive was formerly named Contee Road. Konterra is an unincorporated area to the west of Laurel. Photo taken 10/12/14.
Tolls along the ICC vary depending upon time of day. Dynamic toll schedule signs such as this one posted ahead of Exit 31 advise motorists of current rates. Photo taken 06/20/12.
The ICC travels through a bevy of suburban communities such as Fairland, Colesville, Cloverly, Olney and Redland. Signs for MD 200 omit control cities and instead indicate the connections with I-95, I-270 and U.S. 29. Photo taken 10/12/14.
Exit 31 parts ways from I-95 southbound with two lanes for MD 200 / ICC. Photo taken 06/20/12.
Exit 32 loops onto MD 200 east from the c/d roadway. The 1.52 mile extension of the ICC east to U.S. 1 opened to traffic on November 9, 2014. Photo taken 10/12/14.
A cloverleaf interchange joins I-95 with MD 212 (Powder Mill Road) one mile southwest at Calverton. MD 212 arcs westward from U.S. 1 (Baltimore Avenue) at Beltsville to Knollwood, Adelphi, Lewisdale and north Washington, DC. Photo taken 10/12/14.
Old Gunpowder Road crosses over Interstate 95 south at this reassurance marker. Photo taken 10/12/14.
Travelers headed for I-66 west in Northern Virginia are advised to take I-495 west from I-95 south beyond MD 212. A lane drop occurs at Exit 29B for MD 212 (Powder Mill Road) west at Calverton. Photo taken 10/12/14.
MD 212 measures 10.43 miles in length from the District of Columbia line near Chillum and Takoma Park north to Exit 29 and east to MD 201 at Beltsville. Photo taken 10/12/14.
A weigh station lies at the south end of the exchange joining I-95/495, two miles beyond the MD 212 (Powder Mill Road) overpass at Exit 29. Photo taken 10/12/14.
MD 212 continues east from Powder Mill Road to U.S. 1 (Baltimore Avenue) at Ammendale. Powder Mill Road (unsigned MD 212-A) turns south through Beltsville 1.95 miles to MD 201 (Edmonston Avenue). Photo taken 10/12/14.
Interstate 95 runs between Centerpark office park and Little Paint Branch Stream Valley Park south of MD 212. Photo taken 10/12/14.
I-95 partitions at the Capital Beltway with two lanes for I-495 west (Exit 27) and two lanes for the continuation onto I-495 south. Exit 27 follows the southbound roadway to a loop ramp for I-495 east ahead of U.S. 1 (Baltimore Avenue). Photo taken 10/12/14.
I-95 was historically planned to continue southward directly into Washington, D.C. A short portion of the freeway was constructed south through the exchange with I-495. Part of it was repurposed for a truck weigh station and park and ride lot. Photo taken 10/12/14.
When active all trucks are directed southward to the weigh station, where the roadway U-turns northward to ramps for both directions of the Capital Beltway. Photo taken 10/12/14.
Interstate 495 winds westward through the northern suburbs of Takoma Park, Kensington, Bethesda, Garrett Park and Silver Spring. The Capital Beltway splits with I-270 at Exit 35 and crosses into Northern Virginia between Exit 41 and 43. Photo taken 10/12/14.
Located in College Park, the University of Maryland lies south of the Capital Beltway along U.S. 1 (Baltimore Avenue). Signage however directs motorists to the campus via I-95/495 south to MD 201 (Kenilworth Avenue). Photo taken 10/12/14.
Interstate 95 combines with I-495 along the eastern half of the Capital Beltway to Springfield, Virginia and the Henry G. Shirley Memorial Highway (I-395). I-495 was cosigned along I-95 south from College Park in 1991. Photo taken 10/12/14.
Exit 27 separates from I-95 south for I-495 west and U.S. 1 to College Park and Beltsville. I-95/495 arc southward to Greenbelt, New Carrollton, Glenarden and U.S. 50 (I-595). Photo taken 10/12/14.
I-95 meets I-495 at an overlapping directional T and trumpet interchange. The exchange was designed to work with the unbuilt alignment of Interstate 95 south into Washington. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Exit 27 widens to three lanes ahead of the left exit for the park and ride lot, the weigh station, and ramp onto I-495 east for U.S. 1 (Baltimore Avenue). Photo taken 08/04/13.
Traffic merges onto Interstate 495 westbound ahead of the Montgomery County line and MD 650 at Oakview Park. The left exit follows the I-95 roadway spur 0.75 miles south. Photo taken 08/04/13.
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A left side entrance ramp connects I-95/495 north with the roadway south to the park and ride lot. Photos taken 08/04/13.
Southbound at the exit ramp for Interstate 495 east to College Park. Photo taken 08/04/13.
A single lane continues south from I-495 to the weigh station and U-turn ramp north to the park and ride lot. Photo taken 08/04/13.


Photo Credits:

07/11/05, 06/20/12, 12/20/12, 12/30/12, 08/03/13, 08/04/13, 10/12/14 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 495 - Capital Beltway
Route 32 - Patuxent Freeway
Route 100
Route 200 - Intercounty Connector

Page Updated 06-26-2020.