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