Interstate 95 in Maryland
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Interstate 95 or I -95 is an Interstate Highway in the U.S. state of Maryland. I-95 forms a diagonal route through eastern Maryland, beginning as part of the “Capital Beltway” around Washington, DC, then bypassing Baltimore and continuing east through far northeast Maryland. More than half of I-95 runs through urban areas in Maryland. The section between Baltimore and the Delaware border is known as the John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway. I-95 is 177 kilometers long in Maryland.
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I-95 on the north side of Washington, DC
The Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore.
I-95 on the east side of Baltimore.
The highway begins at the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, the bridge over the Potomac River, which also borders Virginia. The highway runs through the southeastern suburbs of Washington DC and has 2×3 lanes on the bridge. Immediately after the bridge, I-295 exits into downtown Washington. After this, the road widens to 2×4 lanes. The whole route is very busy, and there are no alternatives. The highway runs right past Andrews Air Force Base, which is located in the middle of residential areas. This airport is widely used for flights of military personnel who have a function in Washington. The highway then turns north. One crosses one after the other radial highway from Washington, with many connections likecloverleaf are performed.
A turbine junction crosses US 50, the highway between Washington, Annapolis and further east. Annapolis is the capital of Maryland. A little further on, one passes the Washington-Baltimore Parkway, a highway off-limits to truck traffic, which runs parallel to I-95 toward Baltimore. This corridor is extremely busy, but traffic can spread on both routes. A little further on, I-95 turns north, and I-495 continues west, forming the Capital Beltway.
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To the north, the highway still has 2×4 lanes, passing many dormitory towns in the woods. Along with the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, I-95 forms one of the busiest corridors in the eastern United States. One passes through State Route 32, the Patuxent Freeway, a connecting highway between Annapolis and Columbia. A little further on, one crosses State Route 100, again a connecting highway, but between the southern suburbs of Baltimore and the southwestern suburbs of Baltimore. Not much further on, I-895 turns off, which follows the same route as I-95, and is an alternative to Interstate 95. Both routes pass through a toll tunnel under the Patapsco River.
Baltimore is an important port city with 651,000 inhabitants, and 2.6 million in the immediate metropolitan area. Just after the interchange with I-895, you cross I-195, the connection between Baltimore and the airport. A little further you cross the I-695, Baltimore’s ring road. All connections south and east of Baltimore go through a toll tunnel or toll bridge, but I-695 allows toll-free around Baltimore. The route is significantly longer than I-95 or I-895.
In Baltimore, there is a unique interchange built over the water, which is the interchange with I-395, which leads directly to downtown Baltimore. Interstate 95 follows the route through the ports. After this one dives into the Fort McHenry tunnel, under the harbor. This is the deepest point in the entire Interstate Highway system at -32 meters. On the east side of the tunnel is a large toll plaza with 24 toll gates. Next door, I-895 runs right next to I-95, which comes out of Harbor Tunnel. I-895 runs under I-95, but interchange options are not yet available. Just a little further on, I-895 eventually merges into Interstate 95. After this, Interstate 95 has 2×5 lanes. A little further on one crosses via a star junctionthe I-695 again, Baltimore’s ring road. Northeast of Baltimore are express lanes, for which tolls have to be paid. This route has 4+2+2+4 lanes. After White Marsh, the highway narrows to 2×4 lanes.
John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway
Near Edgewood, the highway narrows from 2×4 to 2×3 lanes. The road now runs parallel to Chesapeake Bay, a large estuary that extends far inland and is five to 15 miles wide. The highway here runs through an alternation of forests and meadows. One crosses the wide Susquehanna River via the Millard E. Tydings Memorial Bridge, a toll bridge. This bridge is about a mile long. At Elkton, the highway ends at the Delaware border, still 2×3 lanes wide.