Maryland Route 67


Maryland Route 67

Maryland Route 67 marker

Maryland Route 67
Rohrersville Road
Route information
Maintained by MDSHA
Length: 12.20 mi[1] (19.63 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 340 in Weverton
North end:
US 40 Alt. in Boonsboro
Location
Counties: Washington
Highway system

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

MD 66 I-68

Maryland Route 67 (MD 67) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Maryland. Known as Rohrersville Road, the state highway runs 12.20 miles (19.63 km) from U.S. Route 340 (US 340) in Weverton north to US 40 Alternate in Boonsboro. MD 67 parallels the western flank of South Mountain in southeastern Washington County, connecting Boonsboro with Weverton and Rohrersville. In conjunction with US 340 and US 40 Atlernate, MD 67 connects Hagerstown and Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, a link that made the highway one of the original state roads marked for improvement in 1909. The first section of the state highway was constructed through Rohrersville around 1920. The remainder of the highway was built between Boonsboro and Weverton in the late 1920s and early 1930s. MD 67 was reconstructed with multiple relocations starting in the late 1950s, culminating in a relocation at the southern terminus to tie into the US 340 freeway in the late 1960s.

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Route description

MD 67 begins at a trumpet interchange with US 340 (Jefferson Pike) in Weverton within the Potomac Water Gap near Harpers Ferry. The state highway crosses Israel Creek and heads north through a mix of farmland and forest within the Pleasant Valley, the valley of Israel Creek between Elk Ridge to the west and South Mountain to the east. Just north of Israel Creek, MD 67 intersects unsigned MD 67D, a connector east to Weverton Road, the old alignment of MD 67. Within the hamlet of Garretts Mill, the state highway intersects Garretts Mill Road, which heads west toward the Robert Clagett Farm and the Magnolia Plantation, and receives the other end of Weverton Road, which is accessed via MD 67E. MD 67 passes along the edge of Brownsville, which is served by the old alignment, Boteler Road.[1][2]

MD 67 continues north through the village of Gapland. The old alignment of MD 67, Gapland Road, heads northwest into the heart of the village. Gapland Road heads east to Crampton's Gap, a mountain pass through South Mountain that provides access to Burkittsville in the Middletown Valley. Crampton's Gap is the site of the Battle of Crampton's Gap and Gathland State Park. North of Gapland, Trego Road splits to the northwest toward Trego, Eakles Mills, and Keedysville. The valley widens as MD 67 approaches Rohrersville. Main Street, which is unsigned MD 858, serves the village while MD 67 bypasses it to the east, crossing Little Antietam Creek. MD 67 continues north, paralleled on the east by its old alignment of Woodstock Lane while passes to the west of the hamlet of Park Hall, which contains Kefauver Place. Another section of old alignment, Mount Carmel Church Road, which leads to the Nicodemus Mill Complex, loops to the west as MD 67 crosses Dog Creek. The state highway passes two more segments of old alignment, both named Appletown Road, before reaching its northern terminus at US 40 Alternate (Boonsboro Pike) just south of Boonsboro.[1][2]

History

The highway from Weverton to Boonsboro was marked for improvement by the Maryland State Roads Commission as one of the original state roads in 1909.[3] However, by 1915, the uncompleted highway was deemed as not forming a necessary part of the main arterial system.[4] The first section of MD 67 to be improved was Main Street through Rohrersville, which was paved by 1921.[5] The modern road was extended north to Boonsboro in 1925 and 1926.[6][7] Construction began on MD 67 from Rohrersville to Gapland in 1926 and was completed in 1928.[6][8] The paved highway was extended through Brownsville to north of Garretts Mill in 1929 and 1930.[9][10] The southern end of pavement remained north of Garretts Mill until the modern road was extended south through Weverton to US 340 in 1934 and 1935.[11][12]

MD 67 was reconstructed from Boonsboro to Gapland starting in the late 1950s, leaving behind several sections of old alignment that were designated sections of MD 858. Two of these sections, Main Street in Rohrersville (now MD 858F) and Mount Carmel Church Road north of Rohrersville, were bypassed in 1959.[13][14] The southern terminus of MD 67 was relocated when US 340 was relocated as a four-lane divided highway through Weverton in 1964.[15] Portions of MD 67 through Brownsville and Weverton were bypassed concurrent with the construction of MD 67's trumpet interchange around 1969.[16][17][18]

Junction list

The entire route is in Washington County.

Location Mile[1] Road Notes
Weverton 0.00 US 340 – Harpers Ferry, Frederick Southern terminus; trumpet interchange
Gapland 5.10 Gapland Road east – Gathland State Park Former MD 572
Rohrersville 7.15 MD 858 north (Main Street) Officially MD 858F; old alignment of MD 67
8.10 MD 858 south (Main Street)
Boonsboro 12.20
US 40 Alt. (Boonsboro Pike) – Funkstown, Middletown
Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Auxiliary routes

  • MD 67A is the designation for an unnamed 0.08-mile (0.13 km) one-lane cut-off of old alignment between southbound MD 67 and the north end of MD 858F (Main Street) in Rohrersville.[1]
  • MD 67B is the designation for an unnamed 0.09-mile (0.14 km) spur of old alignment north from the northern end of Gapland Road on the southbound side of MD 67 in Gapland.[1]
  • MD 67C is the designation for a 0.03-mile (0.048 km) section of Boteler Road at its northern junction with MD 67 in Brownsville.[1][19]
  • MD 67D is the designation for Weverton Road, a 0.31-mile (0.50 km) connector from MD 67 just north of US 340 to near the southern end of the old alignment of MD 67, also named Weverton Road, in Weverton.[1][20]
  • MD 67E is the designation for Weverton Road, a 0.04-mile (0.064 km) connector from MD 67 to near the northern end of Weverton Road north of Weverton.[1][21]
  • MD 67F is the designation for the unnamed 0.09-mile (0.14 km) access road from MD 67 to Pleasant Valley Elementary School between Weverton and Brownsville.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Highway Location Reference: Washington County" (PDF). Maryland State Highway Administration. 2009. http://www.marylandroads.com/Location/2009_WASHINGTON.pdf. Retrieved 2010-11-30. 
  2. ^ a b Google, Inc. Google Maps – Maryland Route 67 (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=MD-67+N%2FRohrersville+Rd&daddr=39.497456,-77.645148&geocode=FYsrWAIdqZBe-w%3BFfCuWgIdpDpf-w&hl=en&mra=ls&sll=39.332493,-77.688645&sspn=0.001905,0.004823&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=11. Retrieved 2010-11-30. 
  3. ^ Maryland Geological Survey. Map of Maryland (Map) (1910 ed.). 
  4. ^ Report of the State Roads Commission of Maryland. 1912-1915. Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. May 1915. p. 54. http://www.archive.org/details/annualreportsofs1912mary. Retrieved 2010-11-30. 
  5. ^ Maryland Geological Survey. Map of Maryland: Showing State Road System and State Aid Roads (Map) (1921 ed.). 
  6. ^ a b Report of the State Roads Commission of Maryland. 1924-1926. Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. January 1927. p. 100. http://www.archive.org/details/annualreportsofs1924mary. Retrieved 2010-11-30. 
  7. ^ Maryland Geological Survey. Map of Maryland: Showing State Road System and State Aid Roads (Map) (1927 ed.). 
  8. ^ Maryland Geological Survey. Map of Maryland: Showing State Road System and State Aid Roads (Map) (1928 ed.). 
  9. ^ Report of the State Roads Commission of Maryland. 1927-1930. Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. 1930-10-01. p. 232. http://www.archive.org/details/reportofstateroa1927mary. Retrieved 2010-11-30. 
  10. ^ Maryland Geological Survey. Map of Maryland Showing State Road System: State Aid Roads and Improved County Road Connections (Map) (1930 ed.). 
  11. ^ Report of the State Roads Commission of Maryland. 1931-1934. Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. 1934-12-28. p. 339. http://www.archive.org/details/reportofstateroa1931mary. Retrieved 2010-11-30. 
  12. ^ Maryland Geological Survey. Map of Maryland Showing State Road System: State Aid Roads and Improved County Road Connections (Map) (1935 ed.). 
  13. ^ "NBI Structure Number: 100000210072020". National Bridge Inventory. http://nationalbridges.com/nbi_record.php?StateCode=24&struct=100000210072020. Retrieved 2010-11-30. 
  14. ^ "NBI Structure Number: 100000210068020". National Bridge Inventory. http://nationalbridges.com/nbi_record.php?StateCode=24&struct=100000210068020. Retrieved 2010-11-30. 
  15. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission. Maryland: Official Highway Map (Map) (1964 ed.). 
  16. ^ "NBI Structure Number: 100000210138010". National Bridge Inventory. http://nationalbridges.com/nbi_record.php?StateCode=24&struct=100000210138010. Retrieved 2010-11-30. 
  17. ^ "NBI Structure Number: 100000210137010". National Bridge Inventory. http://nationalbridges.com/nbi_record.php?StateCode=24&struct=100000210137010. Retrieved 2010-11-30. 
  18. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission. Maryland: Official Highway Map (Map) (1971 ed.). 
  19. ^ Google, Inc. Google Maps – Maryland Route 67C (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Boteler+Rd&daddr=Boteler+Rd&geocode=FfD1WAIdegNf-w%3BFcf0WAIdAwVf-w&hl=en&mra=ls&sll=39.384285,-77.658679&sspn=0.001903,0.004823&ie=UTF8&ll=39.384453,-77.658893&spn=0.000952,0.002411&t=h&z=19. Retrieved 2010-11-30. 
  20. ^ Google, Inc. Google Maps – Maryland Route 67D (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=MD-67+N%2FRohrersville+Rd&daddr=Unknown+road&geocode=FSg3WAIdqJle-w%3BFQYsWAId1Kle-w&hl=en&mra=ls&sll=39.334065,-77.683414&sspn=0.003809,0.009645&ie=UTF8&ll=39.334297,-77.684294&spn=0.003809,0.009645&t=h&z=17. Retrieved 2010-11-30. 
  21. ^ Google, Inc. Google Maps – Maryland Route 67E (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Unknown+road&daddr=Unknown+road&geocode=FZWCWAIdhLZe-w%3BFYKCWAIdyrhe-w&hl=en&mra=ls&sll=39.354779,-77.678718&sspn=0.000952,0.002411&ie=UTF8&ll=39.355104,-77.678637&spn=0.000952,0.002411&t=h&z=19. Retrieved 2010-11-30. 

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