Interstate 695 Inner Loop - Woodlawn (Exit 16) to Overlea (Exit 32)

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The Exit 17 off-ramp for Security Boulevard (Maryland 122) departs from within the symmetrical stack interchange with Interstate 70 (Exit 16). Maryland 122 comprises a surface arterial between Rolling Road and Interstate 70 at Woodlawn. An upcoming exits panel, listing Interstate 795, was shifted to the Exit 16 sign bridge as a new assembly replaced the original sign bridge in 2005. Photo taken 10/10/04. Second photo taken 08/27/05.
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Views of the flyover ramps associated with the Interstate 70 stack interchange of Exit 16. The high-speed interchange was built to accommodate traffic interests to and from downtown Baltimore via Interstate 70 and Interstate 170. However since those were unbuilt the interchange is vastly under utilized due to low traffic counts between Interstate 695 and the Interstate 70 Park & Ride lot at Security Boulevard. The top level was to carry six lanes of Interstate 70. Instead only one lane is striped per direction for the defunct freeway to Interstate 95. Photos taken 10/10/04.
A six-ramp parclo interchange facilitates the movements between Interstate 695 (Baltimore Beltway) and Maryland 122 (Security Boulevard) at Exit 17. Flyover ramps to/from Interstate 70 join the beltway overhead the on and off-ramps to Security Boulevard. Use the Security Bouevard loop ramp onto Maryland 122 westbound for the Security Square Mall. Photo taken 10/10/04.
Business and industrial parks spread both east and west of Interstate 695 from Woodlawn north to Windsor Mill Road. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Mileage sign posted on Interstate 695 north / inner for Towson (Interstate 83) and York, Pennsylvania (Interstate 83 north from the Baltimore Beltway). Photo taken 08/04/13.
The next beltway interchange serves Maryland 26 (Liberty Road) at Exits 18A/B. Maryland 26 spurs northwest from the city of Baltimore to Randallstown, Harrisonville, and Eldersburg. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Construction during 2011-12 expanded the Beltway overpass above Maryland 26, adding a striped collector distributor roadway for Exits 18A/B. Photo taken 08/04/13.
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The c/d roadway for Exit 18 leaves Interstate 695 north / inner for Maryland 26 (Liberty Road) eastbound to Woodmoor and Lochearn. Photo taken 08/27/05. Second photo taken 08/04/13.
Maryland 26 enters the city of Baltimore as Liberty Heights Avenue, proceeding east through the Howard Park and West Arlington neighborhoods within two miles. The state route serves interests to Pimlico Race Course and Baltimore City Community College. Photo taken 08/04/13.
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A button copy overhead was replaced at the Exit 18B loop ramp onto Maryland 26 (Liberty Road) westbound between 2004 and 2005. Maryland 26 serves the western suburbs between Rockdale and Wards Chapel near the Liberty Reservoir and Patapsco Valley State Park. Photo taken 10/10/04. Second photo taken 08/04/13.
Traffic merging onto Interstate 695 north / inner forms an auxiliary lane to Exit 19 (Interstate 795 north). I-795 (Northwest Expressway) spurs northwest from the Baltimore Beltway to the suburbs of Owing Mills and Reisterstown in western Baltimore County. Photo taken 06/20/12.
Interstate 695 inner expands to five lanes in anticipation of the directional interchange (Exit 19) with Interstate 795. The Northwest Expressway parallels the Maryland 140 (Reisterstown Road) corridor between Pikesville and Reisterstown for traffic interests northwest to Westminster. Maryland 140 follows the southernmost portion of historic U.S. 140 between Baltimore and Westminster. Photo taken 06/20/12.
Northbound Interstate 695 at Exit 19, Junction Interstate 795 north. The freeway was built in three stages between 1984 and 1987; it was designated as Interstate 795 in 1986. From here, Interstate 695 turns northeast and then east toward Towson, the omnipresent control city for Interstate 695. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Old Court Road passes over Interstate 695 at the northbound beginning of Interstate 795 (Exit 19). The Northwest Expressway was slated to continue southeast into the city of Baltimore to Wasbash Avenue. That portion of the freeway however was cancelled in the late 1970s.
Maryland 140 meets the Baltimore Beltway in one mile at Exit 20. Photo taken 06/20/12.
Interstate 795 southbound travelers merge onto Interstate 695 east / inner ahead of the Exit 20 single point urban interchange (SPUI) with Maryland 140 (Reisterstown Road). The previous diamond interchange with Reisterstown Road was upgraded to a SPUI in the early 2000s. Photo taken 06/20/12.
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The Baltimore Beltway expands to eight overall lanes as it travels through the Pikesville and Towson areas north of the city. Maryland 140 (Reisterstown Road) serves the community of Pikesville south of Exit 20 and Garrison and Owing Mills northwest of Interstate 695. Photo taken 10/10/04. Second photo taken 06/20/12.
Interstate 695 east / inner at the Exit 20 ramp departure for Maryland 140 (Reisterstown Road). Reisterstown Road enters the city of Baltimore two miles to the southeast. There the state route bisects the Fallstaff and Mount Hope neighborhoods en route to Druid Hill Park. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Interstate 695 north / inner loop reassurance marker posted within the Exit 20 interchange. Photo taken 08/04/13.
0.75-mile overhead for Maryland 126 (Park Heights Avenue) on Interstate 695 east / inner. The state route travels north from the Woodberry and Pimlico sections of Baltimore to Pikesville and Interstate 695. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Maryland 126 (Park Heights Avenue) continues north from Interstate 695 to Worthington and Garrison Forest road. A split-diamond interchange serves Park Heights Avenue and nearby Stevenson Road from the Baltimore Beltway at Exit 21. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Exit 21 leaves Interstate 695 east / inner for Maryland 126 (Park Heights Avenue). Stevenson Road also travels north-south on an alignment parallel to Maryland 126 between Pikesville and Stevenson (Maryland 130 / Greenspring Valley Road). Photo taken 08/04/13.
Auxiliary guide sign advising motorists destined for downtown Baltimore and Camden Yards to use Interstate 83 southbound. Interstate 83 follows the Jones Falls Expressway southward from Interstate 695 (Exit 23) to the Inner Harbor and Fells Point area of central Baltimore. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Interchange sequence sign for Greenspring Avenue (Exit 22), Interstate 83 (Exit 23), and Maryland 25 (via Jones Falls Expressway) on Interstate 695 east / inner. Interstate 83 and Maryland 25 meet the Baltimore Beltway at the same exchange. Photo taken 06/20/12.
Reassurance marker for I-695 east / inner loop posted as the Beltway parallels Slaughterhouse Branch through a wooded stretch. Photo taken 06/20/12.
Greenspring Avenue intersects Interstate 695 at a parclo interchange (Exit 22) north of the city. A truck restriction is in place for the surface highway south of the Baltimore city line. Otherwise Greenspring Avenue leads south to Pimlico Avemue and the Pimlico Race Track at Northern Parkway. Photo taken 06/20/12.
Exit 22 departs Interstate 695 east / inner via a loop ramp to Greenspring Avenue. Greenspring Avenue ventures 2.2 miles north from Exit 22 to Maryland 130 (Greenspring Valley Road) on the drive to Cronhardt and Worthington. Photo taken 06/20/12.
Curving more northeasterly, I-695 inner approaches the three-quarter cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 83 and Maryland 25 (Jones Falls Expressway). I-83 ties into the freeway from Downtown Baltimore via the Jones Falls Expressway northbound. Maryland 25 overtakes the north end of the Jones Falls Expressway at the intersection of Falls and Joppa Roads. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Interstate 695 crosses Slaughterhouse Branch along the stretch preceding I-83. Photo taken 06/20/12.
Auxiliary overhead touting the attractions of the Baltimore Inner Harbor and Maryland Zoo in Baltimore for Exit 23A (Interstate 83 south). Interstate 83 provides a direct link to the central business district at its southern terminus via Fayette and President Streets. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Interstate 695 reduces to six lanes briefly as it passes over the Jones Falls Expressway at Exit 23. Exit 23A departs for Interstate 83 southbound ahead. The Jones Falls Expressway passes by the Coldspring, Woodberry, Charles Village, and Bolton Hill neighborhoods en route to Druid Hill Park within Baltimore city. Photo taken 08/04/13.
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Lowering toward Green Spring Valley and Interstate 83 south (Exit 23A) on Interstate 695 (Baltimore Beltway) east. Photos taken 08/04/13.
Maryland 25 (Falls Road) passes over the Baltimore Beltway ahead of the Exit 23A ramp departure for Interstate 83 south. Maryland 25 parallels the Jones Falls Expressway closely between Maryland 2 (Calvert and St. Paul Streets) and Brooklandville to the north of Interstate 695. Photo taken 08/04/13.
The Exit 23A gore point includes an Interstate 83 shield. This style of signing is typical for a freeway to freeway junction within the state of Maryland. Photo taken 10/10/04.
The cloverleaf ramp for Maryland 25 (Falls Road) departs Interstate 695 east / inner at Exit 23B. The Jones Falls Expressway continues one half mile north to its end at Maryland 25 (Falls Road) and Joppa Road. Maryland 25 continues north from there along Falls Road to Maryland 130 (Greenspring Valley Road) west and Maryland 131 (Seminary Avenue) east. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Interstate 83 North Interstate 695 East
Interstate 83 & 695 run concurrent between interchanges at Exits 23 and 24 . Reassurance markers appear along the inner loop beyondr the on-ramp from Jones Falls Expressway. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Five lanes of Interstate 83 north & 695 east / inner prepare to split at a directional interchange (Exit 24) at Seminary Park. Interstate 83 claims the right two lanes of the Beltway for its northward departure to Timonium, Cockeysville, and York, Pennsylvania. Photo taken 08/04/13.
Permanent style construction signs advised motorists of the construction underway between 2008 and summer 2012 to expand the Maryland 139 interchange (Exit 25).
Sound walls are in place all along the northern reaches of the Baltimore Beltway. These barriers were installed in the late 1990s in conjunction with a widening project. Photo taken 06/27/10.
A second I-695 shield assembly appears along the 1.6-mile overlap with I-83 north along the Beltway inner loop. Photo taken 06/20/12.
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The second to last sign bridge for the Exit 24 split with Interstate 83 north on Interstate 695 east / inner. Interstate 83 serves the growing northern suburbs of Baltimore County to the Pennsylvania state line. The freeway was built in the 1950s as part of the U.S. 111 corridor between Baltimore and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Photo taken 10/13/04. Second photo taken 06/27/10. Third photo taken 06/20/12.
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Interstate 83 north parts ways with Interstate 695 east / inner at Exit 24. Exit 16 of Interstate 83 north serves nearby Timonium. Use Exits 18 and 20 for Maryland 45 (York Road) and the community of Cockeysville. The freeway reaches the city of York in 37 miles and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 65 miles. Photo taken 08/27/05. Second photo taken 08/04/13.
Interstate 695 East
The next exit along the inner loop is Exit 25, Maryland 139 (Charles Street), one mile. Maryland 139 provides a surface arterial southward from Interstate 695 to Maryland 134 (Bellona Avenue) outside of the Baltimore city line.
Exit 25 serves a bevy of colleges including Notre Dame College of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University, Loyola University Maryland, and Unitas Stadium of Towson University. Photo taken 06/01/03.
Inner loop/eastbound Interstate 695 at Exit 25, Maryland 139/Charles Street. Maryland 139 follows Charles Street south to St. Paul Street at Guilford in Baltimore, and a combination of Charles and St. Paul Streets to U.S. 1 (North Avenue). Photo taken 06/01/03.
Ramps from Interstate 83 south and Interstate 695 east combine ahead of Maryland 139 (Charles Street). Maryland 139 leads south 7.88 miles from Bellona Road (north side of the beltway) to U.S. 1 (North Avenue) in Baltimore city. Photo taken 08/27/05.
Traffic partitions into turn lanes for Maryland 139 (Charles Street) south to Loyla University Maryland and Johns Hopkins University in Baltmore and north to Bellonia Road at Lutherville. Drivers bound for Kenilworth Avenue are directed into the left lane of Charles Street south for the next intersection. Photo taken 08/27/05.
The next exit along the inner loop is Exit 26A, Maryland 45 (York Road), which heads south to Towson and north parallel to Interstate 83 toward the Pennsylvania State Line. Photo taken 06/01/03.
Maryland 45/York Road is the original alignment for decommissioned U.S. 111, which used to provide the main route from Baltimore north to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, via York. The highway was replaced by Interstate 83 and decommissioned in 1963. Photo taken 06/01/03.
Inner Loop Interstate 695 at Exit 26B, Maryland 45/York Road north to Lutherville. The next exit along the inner loop is Exit 27, Maryland 126, Dulaney Valley Road. Photo taken 06/01/03.
A second overhead sign indicates the gore point for Exit 26A, Maryland 45/York Road (former U.S. 111) northbound. Photo taken 06/01/03.
Eastbound/Inner Loop Interstate 695 next approaches Exit 27A, Maryland 146/Dulaney Valley Road south to Towson and Exit 27B, Maryland 146 north to Loch Raven Reservoir and Jacksonville. Photo taken 06/01/03.
Exit 27B loops onto Maryland 146 (Dulaney Valley Road) north to Loch Raven Reservoir. Maryland 146 totals 16.81 miles from Maryland 45 at Towson to Maryland 23 at Madonna in Harford County. Photo taken 06/01/03.
Continuing its progress through one of the more populated areas along the beltway, Interstate 695 next approaches Exit 28, Providence Road. The mileage sign in turn lists the distance to the following three exits: Exit 29A, Cromwell Bridge Road; Exit 29B, Maryland 542/Loch Raven Boulevard south; and Exit 30, Maryland 41/Perring Parkway. Photo taken 06/01/03.
Since the inner loop of Interstate 695 is beginning to angle southeast after passing Exit 28, several of the Interstate 695 shields omitted the directional banner (i.e., north, south, east, west) and instead have a sign indicating "Inner Loop." Photo taken 06/01/03.
Eastbound/Inner Loop Interstate 695 at Exit 28, Providence Road. Providence Road heads north to Loch Raven Reservoir and south into Towson. Photo taken 06/01/03.
Exit 29A follows in one quarter mile for Cromwell Bridge Road on Interstate 695 east. Cromwell Bridge Road angles northeast toward Gunpowder Falls State Park. Some maps incorrectly reference a portion of the route as Maryland 567, a designation decommissioned in 1999. Photo taken 06/01/03.
Following Cromwell Bridge Road, the next exit is Exit 29B, Maryland 542 (Loch Raven Boulevard). Despite the name, Loch Raven Boulevard does not continue north of the beltway and thus does not serve Loch Raven Reservoir. Photo taken 06/01/03.
A narrow-width state-named shield was posted on the Interstate 695 Inner Loop mainline until 2000, between Exits 29B and 30A. Photo taken 06/17/00.
A full cloverleaf interchange joins Maryland 41 (Perring Parkway) with Interstate 695 at Exits 30A/B. A relatively short state route, Maryland 41 connects Interstate 695 to the north with Maryland 147 (Harford Road) in Baltimore. Maryland 41 has a cutoff ramp connecting southbound with westbound Northern Parkway. The parkway continues south into the city as an unsigned route along Perring Parkway to Hillen Road near Chinquapin Run Park. Photo taken 06/01/03.
Exit 30A departs Interstate 695 east (inner) for Maryland 41 (Perring Parkway) south to a series of suburbs outside the Baltimore city line. Photo taken 06/01/03.
Although Exit 30B is labeled as northbound Maryland 41 north, the state route ends just north of the interchange, at the intersection with East Joppa Road. Photo taken 06/01/03.
Another Interstate 695 Maryland narrow-width shield was posted immediately after Exit 30. This sign was replaced by the end of 2000 and no state-named shields remain along the inner loop mainline. Photo taken 06/17/00.
The next three exits are Exit 31A, Maryland 147 (Harford Road) south into Parkville and Baltimore; Exit 31B, Maryland 147 (Harford Road) north to Carney, Cub Hill, Gunpowder Falls State Park, and Bel Air; and Exit 31C, Maryland 43 (White Marsh Boulevard) east to White Marsh. For through traffic to northbound U.S. 1, a better connection can be made via Exit 31C/Maryland 43 west rather than Exit 32B. Photo taken 06/01/03.
This interchange with Exits 31A-B (Maryland 147) is a full cloverleaf and traffic for Exit 31C (Maryland 43) east must use the left lane to prepare for a left exit from the beltway. Photo taken 06/01/03.
Inner Loop Interstate 695 at Exit 31B, Maryland 147 (Harford Road) north. Harford Road heads southwest into the city, terminating both Maryland 41 (Hillen Road) and Maryland 542 (The Alameda) before reaching its own southern terminus at U.S. 1 at East North Avenue. Photo taken 06/01/03.
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Interstate 695 turns southeast from Maryland 147 (Exits 31A/B) to the split with Maryland 43 (White Marsh Boulevard) south (Exit 31C). Maryland 43 begins and constitutes a controlled-access arterial east to White Marsh Mall, Interstate 95 (John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway) and Maryland 150 east at Martin State Airport. The state route was originally planned as a full freeway between the beltway and JFK Highway, but only built with limited access standards between I-95 and U.S. 40 (Pulaski Highway).
Drivers merging from Maryland 147 north onto Interstate 695 east remain segregated from the freeway mainline beyond Maryland 43 but before the full cloverleaf interchange with U.S. 1 (Exits 32A/B). Photo taken 06/01/03. Second photo taken 06/30/10.
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2,377-mile U.S. 1, connecting the cities of the East Coast, passes through the city of Baltimore via Bel Air Road south to North Avenue, then west to the Monroe/Fulton couplet west of downtown. The next exit (Exit 32A) along the inner loop serves southbound U.S. 1 to Overlea and Belmar within the city.
Sign changes made to Exit 32 include the formal name of U.S. 1. Photo taken 06/01/03. Second photo taken 06/30/10.
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Another cloverleaf interchange, Interstate 695 meets U.S. 1. The first ramp (Exit 32A) serves southbound U.S. 1 to Overlea; Exit 32B follows to Fullerton. Photo taken 06/01/03. Second photo taken 06/30/10.
U.S. 1 also heads north from Baltimore, choosing to remain further inland as compared to Interstate 95 or U.S. 40. Serving the communities of Perry Hall, Bel Air, and Hickory, U.S. 1 bypasses the First State of Delaware but loops northeast into Philadelphia. Photo taken 06/01/03.
Exit 32B leaves Interstate 695 east for U.S. 1 north, 0.75 miles north of the Exit 33 ramp departure to Interstate 95 (John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway). Photo taken 06/30/10.


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06/17/00, 06/01/03, 10/10/04, 10/13/04, 08/27/05, 06/27/10, 06/30/10, 06/20/12, 08/04/13 by AARoads

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Interstate 95
Interstate 795 - Northwest Expressway
U.S. 1
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Route 41 - Perring Parkway
Route 43 - Whitemarsh Boulevard
Route 45
Route 122
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Route 139
Route 140
Route 147 - Harford Road
Route 542

Page Updated 06-03-2014.