Interstate 895 Spur

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Interstate 895 Spur Branch A - North
Interstate 895 Spur "Branch A" continues Interstate 97 northeast from the Baltimore Beltway to a merge with "Branch B". The freeway partitions into single lane ramps for the Spur mainline north to the Harbor Tunnel Thruway and a ramp onto Interstate 695 west. Photo taken 06/02/03.
"Branch A" merges with "Branch B" via a wye interchange. A loop ramp joins the right side of Interstate 695 west / inner loop for traffic interests to Maryland 648 (Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard) north of Ferndale. Photo taken 06/25/10.
Interstate 895 Spur Branch B - North
Interstate 895 Spur northbound departs Maryland 2 (Ritchie Highway) northbound for the Harbor Tunnel Thruway northbound yet sees an off-ramp for Interstate 695 west / inner. A small guide sign with simply "Beltway" is the first indication to northbound travelers of the forthcoming ramp. Photo taken 10/13/04.
Hazardous materials and other overweight and wide vehicle restrictions sign for the Interstate 895 Harbor Tunnel across the Patapsco River on the spur northbound. Vehicles not permitted through the twin-tubes can alternatively utilize Interstate 695 and the Francis Scott Key Bridge to cross the river and harbor. Photo taken 10/13/04.
The loop ramp onto Interstate 695 westbound carries Maryland 2 (Ritchie Highway) northbound motorists onto the beltway ahead of its interchange with Interstate 97 (Exit 4). Otherwise Interstate 695 is signed with the control city of Towson for Interstate 83 north of the city. Photo taken 10/13/04.
An older ground-level sign for the Interstate 695 westbound off-ramp of Interstate 895 Spur northbound. Interstate 695 meets Interstate 97 in 0.75 miles, Interstate 95 in five miles, Interstate 70 in 10 miles, and Interstate 795 in 15 miles. Photo taken 10/13/04.
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Interstate 895 Spur defaults onto I-895 northbound 1.7 miles beyond Exit 3B. The Harbor Tunnel toll plaza lies 4.8 miles to the northeast. Photos taken 10/13/04.
Interstate 895 Spur - North
A trailblazer for Interstate 895 north takes the place of a Spur I-895 assembly. The two toll roads converge by Patapsco Valley State Park. Photo taken 06/25/10.
Traffic narrows to a single northbound lane at the wye interchange with Interstate 895. The Harbor Tunnel Thruway runs along the Patapsco River northeast toward the K-Truss Bridge over the CSX Railroad at Brooklyn. Photo taken 06/02/03.
Interstate 895 Spur - South
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The lone Interstate 895 Spur confirming shield appeared along the off-ramp from I-8955 south at the wye interchange with the Harbor Tunnel Thruway. This shield was removed by 2007.
Southbound traffic skims through the eastern reaches of Patapsco Valley State Park along the initial stretch of I-895 Spur. Photos taken 10/13/04.
Interstate 895 Spur southbound partitions into two branches ("A" and "B") to directly connect both Interstate 97 and Maryland 2 (Richie Highway) in conjunction with the Baltimore Beltway (Interstate 695). Branch "A" links Interstate 895 Spur southbound directly with Interstate 97 en route to Glen Burnie, Annapolis, and Bowie. Maryland 170 (Belle Grove Road) passes under the four-lane freeway here. Photo taken 10/13/04.
One-mile guide sign for the wye interchange where Branch "A" splits for Interstate 97 southbound. I-97 otherwise is the shortest two-digit Interstate in the system as it connects Glen Burnie with Interstate 595 & U.S. 50-301 east of Bowie and west of Annapolis. Photo taken 10/13/04.
One-half mile north of the Interstate 895 Spur southbound ramp to Interstate 97 southbound. Hammonds Lane passes over the freeway ahead between Maryland 2 (Ritchie Highway) and Maryland 648 (Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard). Use Branch "B" for Maryland 2 southbound. Photo taken 10/13/04.
Interstate 895 Spur separates into its components for Interstate 97 south and Maryland 2 south at Glen Burnie. Two lanes default southeast to tie into the Ritchie Highway southbound ahead of its intersection with Maryland 710 (Ordance Road). The first exit of Interstate 97 south for Interstate 895 Spur-based motorists is that of Exit 16 with Maryland 648 (Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard). Photo taken 10/13/04.
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A U.S. 301 and Maryland 3 trailblazer accompany the Interstate 97 southbound gore point at the ramp split of Interstate 895 Spur south. Interstate 97 superseded most of Maryland 3 between Glen Burnie and Millersville. A business loop portion of the highway remains through Glen Burnie however. Both Maryland 3 and U.S. 301 serve the city of Bowie to the west of Interstate 97's southern terminus otherwise. Photos taken 10/13/04.
Meanwhile for Interstate 895 Spur southbound on Branch "B", a one-mile trek southeast to Maryland 2 (Ritchie Highway) carries travelers directly into Glen Burnie. An expressway ends advisory sign is posted one half mile before the wye interchange with Ritchie Highway. Photo taken 10/13/04.

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06/02/03, 10/13/04, 06/25/10 by AARoads

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Interstate 695 - Baltimore Beltway
Interstate 895
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Page Updated 03-23-2011.