Interstate 195 East

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Interstate 195 East
The first reassurance shield along eastbound Interstate 195 is located immediately after the on-ramp from Maryland 166 (Rolling Road). Initially carrying just one lane, the freeway widens to two lanes after receiving traffic from the Park and Ride. Photo taken 07/02/10.
Eastbound Interstate 195 approaches its first interchange, Exit 4, Junction Interstate 95 north to Baltimore and south to Washington. Interstate 195 generally heads southeast from here, and exit numbers descend from Exit 4 to Exit 1, which is contrary to typical exit numbering policies. The exit numbers should ascend as one travels east, but the freeway is orientated north-south. Photo taken 07/02/10.
New sign bridges were installed along Interstate 195 east at Interstate 95 by 2005. A wye interchange adds a third southbound lane from UMBC Boulevard directly to Interstate 95 south. Interstate 95 travels southwest from I-195 at Arbutus to Howard County and the Capital Beltway outside Washington, DC. Photo taken 07/02/10.
A look at the original sign bridge posted along Interstate 195 east at Exits 4B/A (Interstate 95). Photo taken 10/10/04.
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A directional cloverleaf interchange joins Interstates 195 and 95. The junction includes left side on-ramps to Metropolitan Boulevard from respective directions of Interstate 95. As traffic enters I-195 east, drivers leave Exit 4A onto Interstate 95 north to Interstate 695 (Baltimore Beltway) and Baltimore.
Note the changes in signage between 2004 and 2010. Photo taken 05/01/04. Second photo taken 06/27/10.
The next reassurance shield along eastbound is located after traffic merges onto Interstate 195 east from Interstate 95. Interstate 195 was signed on various maps through the 1980s, but the highway was originally designated as Maryland 166 northwest of U.S. 1 and as Maryland 46 southeast of Maryland 295 (Baltimore-Washington Parkway). There was no connection between Maryland 166 and Maryland 46 until a bridge was built over the Patapsco River to link the two in June 1990. At that time, Interstate 195 was designated along the entire route, incorporating the south end of Maryland 166 and all of former Maryland 46. Photo taken 05/01/04.
A folded diamond interchange joins Interstate 195 (Metropolitan Boulevard) with U.S. 1 (Washington Boulevard) next. Photo taken 06/27/10.
Exit 3 departs Interstate 195 east at the community of Relay. U.S. 1 (Washington Boulevard) travels southwest to Elkridge in Howard County and northeast to its split with U.S. 1 Alternate at Halethorpe nearby. Photo taken 05/01/04.
The renaming of Baltimore Washington International Airport to honor Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall resulted in many sign changes in the Baltimore metropolitan area. Most signs directing motorists to the airport and those along Interstate 195 were replaced to reflect the change. The pull-through panel at Exit 3 now lists the mileage to the airport terminal. Photo taken 06/27/10.
U.S. 1 shields posted at the end of the off-ramp from Interstate 195 eastbound. U.S. 1 (Washington Boulevard) sees a wye interchange with Interstate 895 (Harbor Tunnel Thruway) at the Howard County line, adjacent to Metropolitan Boulevard. There is no access between Interstates 195 and 895. Photo taken 10/10/04.
This Interstate 195 eastbound shield is located beyond the Interstate 895 (Harbor Tunnel Thruway) under crossing. Photo taken 05/01/04.
Interstate 195 travels a long viaduct across the Patapsco River and over an AMTRAK/MARC line into Anne Arundel County. The parking sign for BWI Airport pictured here was removed by 2005. Photo taken 05/01/04.
One half mile northwest of Maryland 295 (Exits 2B/A) on Interstate 195 east. Maryland 295 (Baltimore-Washington Parkway) is a state-maintained freeway from Maryland 175 north to Interstate 95 in Baltimore. It generally meets Interstate standards with the exception of substandard merge areas and some sight distance issues. South of Maryland 175, the Parkway is managed by the National Park Service, and it does not officially carry any route designation. Some maps show it as Route 295, but it is only referred to as the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. Photo taken 06/27/10.
A new sign bridge features the parking rates for BWI Airport and an end advisory sign for Interstate 195. Photo taken 06/27/10.
Entering a directional cloverleaf interchange with Maryland 295 (Baltimore-Washington Parkway) along Interstate 195 east. Elements of the original directional interchange with Maryland 46 remain in the form of the left side ramp of B-W Parkway south onto Metropolitan Boulevard east. Exit 2B otherwise departs in this scenf for Maryland 295 south to Fort Meade and Washington, DC. Photo taken 06/27/10.
The one-mile guide sign of the final Interstate 195 interchange (Exit 1) lies within the junction with Maryland 295. All commercial trucks must depart the freeway ahead of its entrance into BWI Airport. Photo taken 06/27/10.
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Eastbound Interstate 195 reaches Exit 2A, Maryland 295 (Baltimore-Washington Parkway) north to Baltimore. Between 2003 and 2004, the green pull-through sign was replaced with a blue guide sign. This was again altered by 2010 to reflect the renaming of BWI Airport. Photo taken 06/02/03. Second photo taken 05/01/04. Third photo taken 06/27/10.
Ohe half mile north of the six-ramp parclo interchange with Maryland 170 (Exits 1B/A) on Interstate 195 east. Maryland 170 is a part of the Airport Loop, a network of roads encircling BWI Airport and including Maryland 162 (Aviation Boulevard) and Maryland 176 (Dorsey Road). Most airport services may be accessed via this loop. Photo taken 06/27/10.
Motorists entering Interstate 195 east from Maryland 295 (Baltimore-Washington Parkway) are advised of Exit 1 with Maryland 170 separately from the freeway mainline. Photo taken 12/28/07.
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Motorists were originally advised to take Exit 1A (Maryland 170 north) to reach car rentals. That changed with the opening of the new rental car location at the multi-modal railroad station south of Interstate 195 by 2004. Maryland 170 (via Exit 1B) links the airport with the facility at unsigned Maryland 995 (Amtrak Way). Photo taken 06/02/03. Second photo taken 05/01/04. Third photo taken 06/27/10.
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Exit 1B parts ways with Interstate 195 (Metropolitan Boulevard) for Maryland 170 (Aviation Boulevard) south to Severn and Odenton via Telegraph Road. The state route sees an interchange with the Maryland 100 freeway south of BWI Airport. Photo taken 05/01/04. Second photo taken 06/27/10.
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Maryland 170 follows the northwestern edge of the Airport Loop from Exit 1A, then continues north to meet Maryland 2 in Baltimore. Photo taken 05/01/04. Second photo taken 06/27/10.
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Entering the Baltimore-Washington International Airport grounds and roadway partition for arriving and departing flights. Black guide signs posted along the terminal roadway guide motorists to their respective destinations whether it be one of the parking garages or to the curbside of the terminal. Photos taken 06/27/10.



Photo Credits:

06/02/03, 05/01/04, 10/10/04, 12/28/07, 06/27/10, 07/02/10 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 95
U.S. 1
Route 170
Route 295 - Baltimore-Washington Parkway

Page Updated 03-22-2011.