Route 45

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Maryland Route 45 follows the former alignment of U.S. 111 from U.S. 1 in Baltimore 30 miles north to the Pennsylvania border at Maryland Line. U.S. 111 was decommissioned in 1963.

Maryland Route 45 North
A five point intersection joins MD 45 (Greenmount Avenue), East 32nd Street, and Merrylans Lane north to University Parkway. 07/02/10
East 33rd Street meets Greenmount Avenue at the next signalized intersection. The divided parkway travels west to Johns Hopkins University and east to Hillen Road (unsigned MD 41) at Lake Montebello. 07/02/10
Ellerslie Avenue arcs northwest from the Waverly community to become East 39th Street west to MD 45 (Greenmount Avenue) and St. Paul Street (MD 139). 07/02/10
Greenmount Avenue at only the second shield posted northbound for MD 45 at Rose Hill Terrace. 07/02/10
East 43rd Street west ends at MD 45. Greenmount Avenue becomes York Road north of East 42nd Street. 07/02/10
Northway stems west from York Road to Greenway in the leafy Guilford community. 07/02/10
Old Cold Spring Lane flows west from York Road to Guilford Reservoir and Cold Spring Lane ahead of Millbrook Road and Loyola University of Maryland. 07/02/10
Cold Spring Lane constitutes an east-west through route between Roland Park and Park Heights to Morgan State University and Lauraville. 07/02/10
Entering the Govans community, MD 45 intersects Winston Avenue west to Gallagher Park and east to The Alameda. 07/02/10
Notre Dame Lane and Winston Avenue both end at Notre Dame College of Maryland west of MD 45 (York Road). 07/02/10
Glenwood Avenue heads east from York Road to Kenilworth Park and Chinquapin Park. 07/02/10
MD 45 (York Road) north at Woodbourne Avenue, an east-west through street to MD 139 (Charles Street) and MD 41 (Perring Parkway). 07/02/10
York Road becomes increasingly commercialized as it approaches the Baltimore County line. Pictured here is the pedestrian signal at Harwood Avenue east to Walter DeWees Park. 07/02/10
Another five way intersection along MD 45 north exists at the Homeland community with Bellona Avenue north and Benninghaus Road west. 07/02/10
A second pedestrian signal hangs above the intersection of York Road and Lortz Lane west to St. Dunstans Road and Homewood. 07/02/10
Entering the commercial center of the Govanstown community of north Baltimore on MD 45 (York Road) north. 07/02/10
Belvedere Avenue, the road which Northern Parkway replaced, stems east from Bellona Avenue to become Echodale Avenue at MD 41 (Perring Parkway) and the Hamilton section of the city. 07/02/10
Northern Parkway crosses MD 45 at the next traffic light, joining MD 45 with Mount Washington and Pimlico to the west and Hamilton and Overlea (U.S. 1) to the east. 07/02/10
Lake Avenue lines northern reaches of Baltimore from Chinquapin Park west to Cedarcroft at MD 45 and MD 25 (Falls Road) in Baltimore County. 07/02/10
Walker Avenue arcs east from MD 45 from the final Baltimore traffic light to The Alameda. 07/02/10
Now in Baltimore County, MD 45 transitions into a commercial arterial, bisecting York Road Plaza and Anneslie Shopping Center. Regester Avenue meets York Road within a residential street grid, linking the neighborhoods of Rodgers Forge to the west with Stoneleigh to the east. 07/02/10
Stevenson Lane encircles Rodgers Forge to the north between MD 25 (Falls Road) and MD 45 (York Road). Northeastward, the road continues to Wiltondale and the Country Club of Maryland. 07/02/10
Sister Pierre Drive constitutes the main entrance from York Road to Saint Joseph Hospital. 07/02/10
Cross Campus Drive follows as a connector between MD 45 and Osler Drive at Towson State University. 07/02/10
Signage advises motorists of the Towson Bypass (Burke / Bosley Avenues) on MD 45 (York Road) north at Aigburth Road. MD 45 enters the central business district of York while the bypass route stays to the west. 07/02/10
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MD 45 Bypass travels Burke Avenue northwest from York Road to become Bosley Avenue north of Towsontown Boulevard. The bypass route returns to MD 45 northwest of Towson Town Center. 07/02/10
Continuing beyond MD 45 Bypass (Bosley Avenue) on the outskirts of Towson at MD 45 north and Fairmount Avenue east. 07/02/10
MD 45 enters a cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 695. Motorists joining the Beltway east continue to Carney, Parkville, and Overlea before meeting Interstate 95 north of Essex. 07/02/10
West Road ties into MD 45, providing the movements between the ramps of Interstate 695 east and MD 45 south. 07/02/10
The right lane of MD 45 north defaults onto Interstate 695 west to Interstate 83, Pikesville, and Woodlawn. 07/02/10
Leaving the Beltway, York Road approaches the commercialized junction with MD 131 (Seminary Avenue) west. 07/02/10
Seminary Avenue stems west from Providence Road to become MD 131 at MD 45. MD 131 continues the road 3.06 miles to MD 25 (Falls Road) at Brooklandville. 07/02/10
Maryland Route 45 South
Three blocks north of the MD 45 southbound conclusion at East 22nd Street. 07/02/10
Lowering to the Greenmount Avenue intersection with U.S. 1 (North Avenue) on MD 45 south. U.S. 111 ended at this intersection until 1963, when the Jones Falls Expressway was completed. 07/02/10
MD 45 ends at U.S. 1; U.S. 1 continues east (north) to Bel Air Road and west to Interstate 83 (Exit 6) and Monroe Street south at Rosemont. 07/02/10
Maryland Route 45 Bypass - North
Interstate 695 trailblazer posted along MD 45 Bypass (Bosley Avenue) north of Towsontown Boulevard and Burke Avenue. 07/02/10
Chesapeake Avenue flows east from MD 45 Bypass (Bosley Avenue) to the County Courthouse and Administration Buildings. 07/02/10
Turning northeastward, MD 45 Bypass continues from Joppa Road to Kenilworth Drive and MD 45 (York Road). 07/02/10
Kenilworth Drive constitutes a residential through route from MD 45 Bypass to MD 139 (Charles Street) near Exit 25 of the Baltimore Beltway. 07/02/10
MD 45 Bypass ends at the Bosley Avenue intersection with York Road. MD 45 exits Towson on a northwest trajectory to Exit 26 of Interstate 695 and Lutherville. 07/02/10
Maryland Route 45 scenes
Exeter Hall Avenue westbound at MD 45 (Greenmount Avenue) and the beginning of East 29th Street. Exeter Hall Avenue, from Loch Raven Boulevard west to 29th Street, was originally a designated through route from Memorial Stadium to Interstate 83. 07/02/10

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07/02/10 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 83
Interstate 695 - Baltimore Beltway
U.S. 1
Route 131

Page Updated 04-14-2011.

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