Maryland Route 295 joins Washington and Baltimore mostly along the Baltimore Washington Parkway. The 32.52-mile route lines the limited access parkway northeast from Maryland 201 and U.S. 50 to the Baltimore city line. Once in Baltimore, MD 295 transitions into the city-maintained Baltimore-Washington Expressway north to Russell Street. The northernmost portion of the route follows Russell Street north to a couplet with Paca Street to U.S. 40 (Franklin and Mulberry Streets) outside Downtown Baltimore.
Baltimore-Washington Parkway Guides
- Baltimore-Washington Parkway - North
- MD 295 / Baltimore-Washington Parkway - North
- MD 295 / Baltimore-Washington Parkway - South
- Baltimore-Washington Parkway - South
The Baltimore-Washington Parkway is federally maintained by the National Park Service between U.S. 50 and Maryland 175. This section is not signed as MD 295, but referenced as such by the Maryland Transportation Authority as Route 295. Commercial trucks and buses are restricted from the NPS portion of the parkway. Brown signs with Clarendon font are used on this section as well.
The southernmost half mile of the Baltimore Washington Parkway is not a part of MD 295, but rather MD 201. MD 201 north departs the parkway for Kenilworth Avenue within the cloverleaf interchange at U.S. 50.
Historically the route of MD 295 was the default through route for Interstate 95 between D.C. and Baltimore. This changed when the freeway was completed between the Capital and Baltimore Beltways by 1971. Older maps show the parkway as "To I-95".
Page Updated 06-05-2014.