Route 24

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Maryland Route 24 is a 25 mile long highway in Harford County. Connecting the county seat of Bel Air with I-95, Edgewood and Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 24 south of U.S. 1 is a controlled access arterial with a grade separation at MD 924 / Tollgate Road. North beyond a short overlap with U.S. 1 around Bel Air, MD 24 continues to Forest Hill, Rocks State Park and the Pennsylvania state line south of Fawn Grove.

Maryland Route 24 North
Maryland 24 Segment D, the Otter Creek Ramp, carries motorists from U.S. 40 (Pulaski Highway) to Emmorton Road. Photo taken 06/30/10.
Northbound reassurance shield for Maryland 24 posted between the connector ramp from U.S. 40 and the CSX Railroad under crossing Photo taken 08/27/05.
Nearing the signalized intersection with Maryland 7 (Philadelphia Road) at Van Bibber along Maryland 24 (Emmorton Road) north. Photo taken 08/27/05.
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Maryland 7 (Philadelphia Road) ventures east two miles to Abingdon and west four miles to Joppa. Photo taken 06/30/10. Second photo taken 08/27/05.
Maryland 24 provides one of five access points to Interstate 95 for Harford County area interests. Photo taken 06/30/10.
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Edgewood Road meanders north from Maryland 755 and U.S. 40 to intersect Maryland 24 (Emmorton Road) adjacent to Exit 77 of Interstate 95. The local road ends at Van Bibber Road nearby, south of the original Maryland 24 path. Photo taken 08/27/05. Second photo taken 06/30/10.
Travelers bound for Interstate 95 north to Wilmington, Philadelphia, and New York depart Maryland 24 (Emmorton Road) north. Photo taken 06/30/10.
A loop ramp follows onto Interstate 95 south to Baltimore and Washington. Bel Air lies five miles to the north. Photo taken 06/30/10.
U.S. 1 Maryland Route 24 North
U.S. 1 & Maryland 24 travel less than one mile together to a parclo interchange with Rock Spring Road (Maryland 924 south). Photo taken 12/28/07.
Maryland 24 travelers merge onto the Bel Air Bypass from Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway before the Vale Road overpass. Maryland 24 shifted onto its current alignment from Rock Spring Road, Main Street, and Emmorton Road in the 1980s. The original path remains in the state system as Maryland 924. Photo taken 12/28/07.
Maryland 924 begins and heads south along Rock Spring Avenue to a one-way couplet split of Main Street (north) and Bond Street (south) through the Bel Air central business district. There the route joins U.S. 1 Business. Photo taken 12/28/07.
U.S. 1 & Maryland 24 (Bel Air Bypass) north at the southbound off-ramp to Maryland 924 (Rock Springs Road). Maryland 924 travels 7.34 miles overall through Bel Air and Emmorton. Photo taken 12/28/07.
A loop ramp follows and carries Maryland 24 north onto Rock Spring Road through Frogtown to Forest Hill. Photo taken 12/28/07.
Maryland 24 leaves the suburbia of Bel Air and Forest Hill and travels Rocks Road from Maryland 23 (East West Highway) through scenic Rocks State Park, Constitution, and Fawn Grove, Pennsylvania. Photo taken 12/28/07.
Maryland Route 24 South
Maryland 24 (Emmorton Road) provides a direct route from Bel Air south to Exit 77 of Interstate 95. A three-quarter cloverleaf interchange joins the four-lane divided highway with JFK Memorial Highway near Van Bibber. The only missing loop ramp is that from Emmorton Road south to Interstate 95 north. Photo taken 08/27/05.
Maryland 7 (Philadelphia Road) crosses paths with Maryland 24 (Emmorton Road) at Van Bibber. Photo taken 06/30/10.
Heading east, Maryland 7 (Philadelphia Road) travels two miles to Abingdon. Westward the state parallels U.S. 40 and a CSX Railroad line to Joppa. Photo taken 06/30/10.
There are many segments of Maryland 7 on its overall path between Baltimore and Elkton. The stretch through Van Bibber totals 22.83 miles and runs east to Aberdeen and west to just near the Baltimore city line. Photo taken 06/30/10.
Maryland 24 (Emmorton Road) bends southwest from Maryland 7 to U.S. 40 (Pulaski Highway). Photo taken 06/30/10.
A one-quarter cloverleaf interchange joins U.S. 40 with Maryland 24 at McComas. Movements to Pulaski Highway are provided via a connector road on the northeast quadrant of the Maryland 24 and U.S. 40 cross over. Photo taken 06/30/10.
U.S. 40 constitutes a four-lane divided highway for much of its path between Baltimore and the Delaware state line. Before Interstate 95 was constructed, the Pulaski Highway was the main route serving northeastern Maryland. Nowadays the route carries commuters and local traffic between Joppatowne, Aberdeen, and Havre de Grace within Harford County. Photo taken 08/27/05.
The 0.23-mile connector officially exists as Maryland 24 Segment D, the Otter Creek Ramp. Photo taken 08/27/05.
Following the Maryland 24D connector from Maryland 24 (Emmorton Road) to U.S. 40 (Pulaski Highway). Photo taken 06/30/10.
Guide sign touting the U.S. 40 destinations of Aberdeen to the east and Joppatowne and Baltimore to the west. Maryland 24 passes over U.S. 40 ahead of a commercialized stretch north of Edgewood. Photo taken 06/30/10.

Photo Credits:

08/27/05, 12/28/07, 06/30/10 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 95
U.S. 1
U.S. 1 Business - Bel Air
U.S. 40
Route 7
Route 23
Route 136

Page Updated 08-22-2010.