Interstate 97 is the shortest two-digit route in the Interstate system at just 17.53 miles in length. The freeway is a busy commuter route between the capital of Annapolis and Baltimore.
Interstate 97 Maryland Guides
Designated in 1979, I-97 was constructed north from U.S. 50 & 301 (hidden I-595) and Maryland 3 (Exit 7) between 1984 and 1989. Work followed from Exit 7 north to the 1960s-built Glen Burnie Bypass at Exit 12 in 1993. Upgrading of the Glen Burnie Bypass north to I-695 followed between 1994 and 1997.1