Route 10 - Arundel Expressway

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The Arundel Expressway was completed on March 2, 1991, when the $14.4-million, 2.65-mile extension of Maryland 10 opened between Maryland 2, north of Pasadena Road, to Maryland 100, south of Mountain Road. Work on this portion commenced in January 1990.1

Planning for the Maryland 10 freeway commenced in 1956, when engineers envisioned a route from Annapolis north to the Baltimore Beltway. This was never realized and instead Interstate 97 was developed along the Maryland 3 and 178 corridors as a more direct and less expensive route. MD 10 was instead constructed from Interstate 695 south to Maryland 710 (Ordnance Road) in 19781 and from there to Marleys Creek in the 1980s.

Maryland 10 north & 100 west
Maryland 100 (Paul T. Pitcher Memorial Highway) westbound merges with Maryland 10 (Arundel Expressway) briefly at the Anne Arundel County suburb of Pasadena. The two routes share approximately one half mile of pavement before going their separate ways to Southgate and Margate respectively. Photo taken 10/10/04.
Traffic interests to Interstate 695 (Baltimore Beltway) should continue north along the Arundel Expressway to its end at Glen Burnie. Maryland 100 turns westward and meets Maryland 177 & 2 (Ritchie Highway) and Interstate 97 within the next four miles. The freeway continues west from there to Baltimore-Washington International Airport and Howard County. Photo taken 10/10/04.
Maryland 10 north
Maryland 10 proceeds north from the Maryland 177 (Mountain Road) half diamond interchange to Maryland 648 (Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard). Maryland 648 parallels Maryland 10 northward from Lipins Corner and Sun Valley to Marley and Glen Burnie. Photo taken 10/10/04.
One half mile south of the six-ramp parclo interchange with Maryland 648 (Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard) on Maryland 10 (Arundel Expressway) northbound. Maryland 648 meets the southern terminus of Maryland 270 (Furnace Branch Road) just east of Maryland 10 at Marley. Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard continues northwest from Marley to Maryland 2 (Ritchie Highway) and Maryland 3 Business (Crain Highway) in the Glen Burnie town center. Photo taken 10/10/04.
The northbound loop ramp to Maryland 648 (Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard) departs Maryland 10 northbound. Maryland 648 ventures northwest from Glen Burnie to Ferndale, Pumprhey, and Lansdowne before ending in the Cherry Hill section of south Baltimore. Photo taken 10/10/04.
Northbound mileage sign listing the final three interchanges of the Arundel Expressway. Maryland 270 (Furnace Branch Road) stems north from Maryland 648 alongside Maryland 10 northbound to Margate. The state route sees a parclo interchange with Maryland 10 east of Furnace Branch. Photo taken 10/10/04.
North Thompson Avenue passes over Maryland 10 just ahead of its off-ramp for Maryland 270 (Furnace Branch Road). Maryland 270 ends at Maryland 3 Business (Crain Highway) to the west. Photo taken 10/10/04.
Maryland 270 (Furnace Branch Road) traffic departs Maryland 10 northbound. Use Maryland 270 for the nearby communities of Point Pleasant and Glenmore in addition to Margate and Furnace Branch. Photo taken 10/10/04.
Continuing northward on the Arundel Expressway toward Maryland 710 (Ordnance Road). Maryland 710 links Maryland 2 (Ritchie Highway) with the Curtis Bay GSA Depot and the industrial areas of south Baltimore. Photo taken 10/10/04.
Maryland 10 northbound at the six-ramp parclo interchange with Maryland 710 (Ordnance Road). Maryland 710 west travels to Maryland 2 at the Glen Burnie Mall. Ordnance Road east continues underneath Interstate 695 to its end at Maryland 173 (Pennington Avenue). Photo taken 10/10/04.
Northbound Maryland 10 approaches its terminus at Interstate 695, the Baltimore Beltway. The right lane exits onto eastbound Interstate 695/outer loop, while the left lane exits onto westbound Interstate 695/inner loop. Photo taken 04/30/04.
The last reassurance shield for Maryland 10 stands north of Maryland 710. Photo taken 04/30/04.
Maryland 10 northbound ends as the freeway splits into Interstate 695 east/outer loop to Francis Scott Key Bridge and west/inner loop to Interstate 95, Interstate 70, and Interstate 83. Photo taken 04/30/04.
The westbound ramp to Interstate 695 merges with Exit 3A of the beltway inner loop ahead of the interchange with Maryland 2 (Ritchie Highway) northbound. Maryland 10 drivers can either continue onto Interstate 695 inner or depart onto the Ritchie Highway northbound to the Brooklyn section of Baltimore city. Photo taken 08/07/04.
Maryland 10 northbound traffic partitions into ramps for Interstate 695 west and Maryland 2 (Ritchie Highway) north. Maryland 2 meets Interstate 895 (Harbor Tunnel Thruway) at Brooklyn and continues north from there to Locust Point and Downtown Baltimore. Interstate 695 next meets the northern terminus of Interstate 97 (Exit 4). Photo taken 08/07/04.
Maryland 10 South
The first exit along southbound Maryland 10 is the exit for Maryland 710/Ordnance Road east/west. Eastbound Maryland 710 meets Maryland 173/Hawkins Point Road to Fort Smallwood Road south and Maryland 173/Pennington Avenue north. Photo taken 04/30/04.
A stub end exists at the Maryland 10 trumpet interchange with Interstate 695. It is unclear as to whether Maryland 10 was ever proposed to extend northward into Baltimore city or not. The stub exists next to the Interstate 695 westbound merge with the eastbound ramp at Maryland 10's southbound beginning. Photo taken 08/07/04.
Maryland 10 southbound at the Exit 6B ramp departure onto Maryland 710 (Ordnance Road) westbound. Maryland 710 ends just west of here at the Ordnance Road intersection with Maryland 2 (Ritchie Highway) adjacent to Glen Burnie Mall. Photo taken 08/07/04.
Southbound Maryland 10 at Exit 6A to Maryland 710 (Ordnance Road) east. Maryland 710 comprises a four-lane divided highway east to the Curtis Bay GSA Depot and Maryland 173 (Pennington Avenue). Photo taken 04/30/04.
Maryland 10 south & 100 east
Maryland 10 (Arundel Expressway) and Maryland 100 (Paul T. Pitcher Memorial Highway) merge briefly near Pasadena in central Anne Arundel County. Maryland 100 enters from Southgate and Baltimore-Washington International Airport to the west. Maryland 10 south & 100 east share one half mile of pavement before splitting. Photo taken 10/10/04.
Traffic interests to the state capital of Annapolis are advised to remain on Maryland 10 south for its connection to Maryland 2 (Governor Ritchie Highway) south. Maryland 2 comprises a surface arterial through Pasadena, Severna Park, and Arnold en route to U.S. 50 & 301 and the capital city. Photo taken 10/10/04.
Maryland 100 eastbound branches away from Maryland 10 south to Lake Shore and Gibson Island. The Maryland 100 expressway extends another three miles to Maryland 177 (Mountain Road) near Jacobsville. Mountain Road continues east from there to Lake Shore, Mt. Carmel, and Gibson Island on the Chesapeake Bay. Photo taken 10/10/04.
Maryland 10 & 100 gore point sign at the Arundel Expressway split with the Paul T. Pitcher Memorial Highway. Maryland 100 interchanges with Catherine Avenue and Raynor Boulevard before intersecting Maryland 607 (Magothy Bridge Road) and Magothy Beach Road. Maryland 10 meanwhile intersects Maryland 2 (Ritchie Highway) near Pasadena Road. Photo taken 10/10/04.

Sources:

  1. "Route 10's Last Leg Set To Open March 2 - 4-Lane Highway Links Pasadena, Beltway." The Sun (Baltimore), February 5, 1991.


Photo Credits:

04/30/04, 08/07/04, 10/10/04 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 695 - Baltimore Beltway
Route 2
Route 100

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