Interstate 395

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Interstate 395 Baltimore, Maryland Map - AARoads

Interstate 395 constitutes a two-prong freeway spur from Interstate 95 into Downtown Baltimore. The eastern spoke provides direct access into the central business district and the Inner Harbor Area. The western spoke becomes Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard as it serves Oriole Park (home of the Baltimore Orioles) at Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium (home of the Baltimore Ravens) to the west of Downtown. Both prongs of the freeway are signed as the Interstate 395 mainline. The southern terminus comprises a high-speed interchange elevated over the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River.

Interstate 395 North
An original Interstate 395 Maryland shield that was posted on the Interstate 95 northbound ramp (Exit 53) to Interstate 395. The ramp parallels the northbound on-ramp from Maryland 295 before ascending above the Interstate 95 mainline toward downtown.
This shield was removed by 2010. Photo taken 10/14/01.
Looking north from the Exit 53 off-ramp of Interstate 395 at the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River and M & T Bank Stadium (home of the NFL Baltimore Ravens). A CSX Railroad bridge passes below. Photo taken 12/28/07.
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The flyover of Interstate 395 southbound to Interstate 95 northbound soars above the entire interchange. Northbound travelers pass under the ramp and merge with traffic emanating from Interstate 95 south. Photo taken 10/14/01. Second photo taken 12/28/07.
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Approaching Interstate 395 north from the Exit 53 ramp departure of Interstate 95 south. Striking views of the city skyline and an impressive look at the freeway viaduct over the Middle Branch Patapsco River are afforded to motorists using this connection. Photos taken 06/30/10.
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The two ramps from Interstate 95 combine to form a three lane northbound viaduct. A short distance northward, Interstate 395 prepares to split between the western and eastern branches. The mainline defaults on the eastern spoke to Howard and Conway Streets to the left. The western spur serves Russell Street, Oriole Park at Camden Yards (via Lee Street), and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
All northbound signs were replaced by 2010 with Clearview-based panels. Photo taken 12/28/07. Second photo taken 06/30/10.
Approaching the Interstate 395 split with Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Variable Message signs were embedded within the overheads at the partition to advise motorists of traffic conditions due to Baltimore Ravens or Baltimore Orioles games at the nearby stadium. Those were not retained in the Clearview resigning of I-395. Photo taken 12/28/07.
A new sign bridge was added by 2010 for Interstate 395 north at the split. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard spur includes an exit to Lee Street that provides the access to adjacent Russell Street (Maryland 295). Photo taken 06/20/12.
Interstate 395 - East Branch north
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The western branch ascends above the eastern branch toward Russell Street (Maryland 295) and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Four lanes of Interstate 395 otherwise continue northward to the intersection of Howard and Conway Streets. Photo taken 06/20/12. Second photo taken 06/30/10.
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An Expressway ends / traffic signal ahead overhead advises motorists of the upcoming transition from freeway into surface arterial. A new sign bridge replaced a bridge-mounted panel by 2010. Photo taken 06/20/12. Second photo taken 12/28/07.
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The eastern branch of Interstate 395 emerges from the split adjacent to a MARC line and the Baltimore and Ohio Warehouse complex (the corporate offices of the Baltimore Orioles). A sign proclaims the freeway as Cal Ripken Way. The designation was bestowed upon the road in 2008. Photo taken 12/28/07. Second photo taken 06/20/12.
Drawing toward the junction of Interstate 395 northbound with Conway and Howard Streets. Conway Street provides a six-lane arterial between the freeway end and Maryland 2 (Light Street) for the Inner Harbor. Howard Street continues from Interstate 395 northward into the business district. Photo taken 06/20/12.
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A traffic signal presides over the intersection between Interstate 395 (Howard Street) and Conway Street. Eastbound traffic however may continue without encountering the light. Howard Street intersects Pratt Street, the main eastbound arterial through downtown, in two blocks. Photo taken 06/30/10. Second photo taken 04/30/04.
Interstate 395 - West Branch north
Traveling the western branch flyover above the eastern branch on the approach to the Russell Street off-ramp. A parclo interchange provides the movements between Interstate 395 and Russell Street (Maryland 295) below. A variable message sign indicates a closure of the ramp during stadium events. Photo taken 10/14/01.
Expressway ends overhead on the descent to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard on Interstate 395 northbound. The freeway transitions into a six-lane arterial in 1,000 feet at the intersection with Washington Boulevard. Photo taken 10/14/01.
Interstate 395 concludes at a traffic signal with Washington Boulevard. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard continues northward 0.75 miles to U.S. 40 (former Interstate 170) and another half mile to Maryland 129 (Druid Hill Avenue / McCulloh Street). Photo taken 10/14/01.
Interstate 395 - West Branch south
An Interstate 395 Maryland shield resides on the southbound beginning of the Western branch of Interstate 395 just south of Washington Boulevard. Photo taken 06/27/10.
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Approaching the eastern branch of Interstate 395 from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard spur southbound. The two viaducts converge just one half mile north of the southern terminus of Interstate 395 at Interstate 95. Photo taken 06/27/10. Second photo taken 10/10/04.
Interstate 395 - East Branch south
Adjacent to the Baltimore and Ohio Warehouse is the beginning of the eastern branch of Interstate 395 southbound. A bubble shield indicates the freeway beginning as traffic departs the Howard and Conway Street intersection. Photo taken 04/30/04.
Southbound on the eastern branch at the merge with the western branch. The first of three sign bridges guide motorists to the upcoming stack interchange at Interstate 95. An auxiliary guide sign advises Baltimore-Washington Airport traffic onto Interstate 95 south. Photo taken 04/30/04.
Interstate 395 South
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Interstate 395 expands to six overall lanes between the branch split and southern terminus. Pictured here is the second sign bridge for Interstate 95. The control cities of the north-south freeway include Washington and New York. New York is always displayed at the primary control city for Interstate 95 north from Baltimore. However the freeway passes through Wilmington and Philadelphia before reaching the Big Apple. Photo taken 04/30/04. Second photo taken 06/27/10.
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The mainline defaults onto Interstate 95 southbound for BWI Airport and Washington, D.C. A high flyover sweeps over the harbor for Interstate 95 northbound and the Fort McHenry Tunnel. Four miles separate the junction of Interstate 395 with Interstate 695 via Interstate 95 south. Photo taken 04/30/04. Second photo taken 06/27/10.
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An Interstate 95 Maryland shield was posted (removed by 2010) on the ramp to southbound. Passing underneath the flyover here is the Exit 52 off-ramp to Maryland 295 southbound. There is no direct access between Interstate 395 south and Maryland 295. The next departure point is the Exit 51 interchange with Caton Avenue (U.S. 1 Alternate). Photo taken 04/30/04. Second photo taken 10/10/04.
Drivers taking the ramp onto Interstate 95 north merge onto the freeway ahead of the Exit 54 departure to Maryland 2 (Hanover Street) south to Cherry Hill. A new sign bridge was added to the flyover by 2010. Photo taken 06/27/10.



Photo Credits:

10/14/01, 04/30/04, 10/10/04, 12/28/07, 06/27/10, 06/30/10, 06/20/12 by AARoads

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Interstate 95
Route 295 - Baltimore-Washington Parkway

Page Updated 08-01-2012.