Maryland Route 755


Maryland Route 755

Maryland Route 755 marker

Maryland Route 755
Edgewood Road
Route information
Maintained by MDSHA
Length: 1.79 mi[1] (2.88 km)
Major junctions
South end: Entrance to Aberdeen Proving Ground
  MD 24 in Edgewood
North end: US 40 in Edgewood
Location
Counties: Harford
Highway system

Maryland highway system
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MD 750 MD 756

Maryland Route 755 (MD 755) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Maryland. Known as Edgewood Road, the state highway runs 1.79 mi (2.88 km) from an entrance to Aberdeen Proving Ground north to U.S. Route 40 (US 40) in Edgewood. MD 755 is a part of the National Highway System as an intermodal connector between the Edgewood MARC station and MD 24.[2] Originally constructed as MD 408 in 1930, the state highway became a southern extension of MD 24 in the early 1950s. MD 755 was designated in the early 1970s after MD 24 moved to its present course.

Contents

Route description

MD 755 begins at an entrance to the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground. The state highway heads north as a two-lane road that passes under the Amtrak Northeast Corridor and passing by two entrances to the Edgewood MARC station, which is a stop on MARC's Penn Line. After leaving the village of Edgewood and passing Trimble Road, MD 755 expands to a three-lane road with center turn lane. The state highway continues north through residential subdivisions until an acute intersection with MD 24 (Emmorton Road). Beyond that intersection, MD 755 expands to a four-lane undivided highway and enters a commercial area before reaching its northern terminus at US 40 (Pulaski Highway). Edgewood Road continues north as a two-lane county highway that crosses Winters Run, has a one-lane underpass of CSX's Philadelphia Subdivision, and intersects MD 7 before veering northeast to another intersection with MD 24 just south of Interstate 95 (I-95).[1][3]

History

Edgewood Road was built as a concrete road from US 40 (now MD 7) in the community of Van Bibber south to its entrance to Aberdeen Proving Ground at its Pennsylvania Railroad crossing (now Amtrak) in 1930.[4] The state highway, which was originally designated MD 408, was constructed with a width of 16 feet (4.9 m) but was proposed for widening to 20 feet (6.1 m) as early as 1934 since it was the main entrance to the Edgewood Arsenal.[5] MD 408 received an underpass of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (now CSX) and approaches to the grade separation in 1939.[6] MD 24 assumed all of MD 408 when MD 24 was extended south from MD 7 to Aberdeen Proving Ground in 1952.[7] A new section of Edgewood Road was constructed from MD 7 north to just south of the future I-95 interchange in 1956 to remove MD 24's staggered intersections at MD 7 in Van Bibber.[8]

The next relocation of MD 24 in the Edgewood area occurred in two sections starting in 1967.[9] MD 24 was moved to its present alignment from just south of the I-95 interchange to Edgewood Road south of US 40 in 1970.[10] The bypass included a bridge over US 40; access between the two highways was provided by Edgewood Road, which was designated MD 755. The new alignment of MD 24 was extended south to a new entrance to Aberdeen Proving Ground in 1974; MD 755 was extended south along MD 24's old alignment to the pre-existing entrance next to the Edgewood train station.[11] MD 755 achieved its present length around 1991 when the portion of Edgewood Road north of US 40 was transferred to county maintenance.[12]

Junction list

The entire route is in Edgewood in Harford County.

Mile
[1]
Destinations Notes
0.00 Entrance to Aberdeen Proving Ground Southern terminus
1.56 MD 24 (Emmorton Road) to I-95 – Bel Air
1.79 US 40 (Pulaski Highway) / Edgewood Road north – Baltimore, Aberdeen Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

  1. ^ a b c "Highway Location Reference: Harford County" (PDF). Maryland State Highway Administration. 2009. http://www.marylandroads.com/Location/2009_HARFORD.pdf. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  2. ^ Federal Highway Administration (August 2003) (PDF). National Highway System: Aberdeen-Havre de Grace-Bel Air MD (Map). http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/nhs/maps/md/aberdeen_md.pdf. Retrieved 2010-08-03. 
  3. ^ Google, Inc. Google Maps – Maryland Route 755 (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Wise+Rd&daddr=Edgewood+Rd&hl=en&geocode=FVRrWQId_d1z-w%3BFVzAWQIdyKVz-w&mra=ls&dirflg=w&sll=39.425917,-76.304255&sspn=0.030432,0.077162&ie=UTF8&ll=39.42552,-76.299534&spn=0.030432,0.077162&t=h&z=14. Retrieved 2010-08-03. 
  4. ^ Maryland Geological Survey. Map of Maryland Showing State Road System: State Aid Roads and Improved County Road Connections (Map) (1930 ed.). 
  5. ^ Report of the State Roads Commission of Maryland. 1931-1934. Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. 1934-12-28. p. 22. http://www.archive.org/details/reportofstateroa1931mary. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  6. ^ Report of the State Roads Commission of Maryland. 1939-1940. Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. 1941-03-15. p. 104. http://www.archive.org/details/reportofstateroa1939mary. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  7. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission. Maryland: Official Highway Map (Map) (1952 ed.). 
  8. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission. Maryland: Official Highway Map (Map) (1956 ed.). 
  9. ^ "NBI Structure Number: 100000120062012". National Bridge Inventory. http://nationalbridges.com/nbi_record.php?StateCode=24&struct=100000120062012. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  10. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission. Maryland: Official Highway Map (Map) (1970 ed.). 
  11. ^ Maryland State Highway Administration. Maryland: Official Highway Map (Map) (1974 ed.). 
  12. ^ Maryland State Highway Administration. Maryland: Official Highway Map (Map) (1991 ed.). 

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