Maryland Route 253

Maryland Route 253

Maryland Route 253 marker

Maryland Route 253
Mayo Road
Route information
Maintained by MDSHA
Length: 1.34 mi[1] (2.16 km)
Major junctions
South end: MD Route 214.svg MD 214 in Edgewater
North end: MD Route 2.svg MD 2 in Edgewater
Highway system

Maryland highway system
Interstate • US • State • Minor • Former • Turnpikes

MD 252 MD 254

Maryland Route 253 (MD 253) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Maryland. Known as Mayo Road, the route runs 1.34 mi (2.16 km) from Maryland Route 214 north to Maryland Route 2 within Edgewater.


Route description

Maryland Route 253 begins at an intersection with Maryland Route 214 (Central Avenue) across from the entrance to South River High School. The route heads north as a two-lane road with a speed limit of 30 mph (48 km/h) through a forested area. MD 253 then becomes lined with commercial establishments within dense residential development on the side streets, where it soon intersects Stepneys Lane and Londontown Road. Londontown Road leads to the historic London Town Publik House, located next to the landing of a former ferry across South River. After passing Washington Road, which leads to Edgewater Elementary School and South River Park, the road turns northwest and enters suburban commercial development immediately before it ends at an intersection with Maryland Route 2 (Solomons Island Road) across from the entrance to Lee Airport.


Maryland Route 253 originally extended along its current route, which was entirely paved by 1927, then east along current MD 214 to Mayo.[2] The 1939 Maryland state highway map shows MD 253 assigned to the above routing.[3] MD 253 was extended to Beverly Beach by 1946.[4] MD 214 was extended east to MD 253 in 1949 and replaced it east of the current southern terminus in 1950.[5][6]

Junction list

The entire route is in Edgewater, Anne Arundel County.

Mile[1] Destinations Notes
0.00 MD 214 (Central Avenue) – Davidsonville, Mayo Southern terminus
0.50 Stepneys Lane / Londontown Road
1.07 Washington Road
1.34 MD 2 (Solomons Island Road) – Annapolis, Prince Frederick Northern terminus


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