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MD 60

Washington
Hagerstown
Leitersburg
MD 60 · Leitersburg Pike
7.27 mi.; from Northern Ave., Eastern Blvd. northeast to PA line near Rocky Forge

Marked north-south.

According to SHA maps, state maintenance ends near the Hagerstown city line. Becomes North Potomac St. in Hagerstown. Across US 40, it becomes South Potomac St., and MD 65.

Associated Secret-Obscure Routes:
805

Suffixed section of MD 60:
MD 60A: (no name) 0.10 mi.; between MD 60 and MD 418.

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60
7.3 PA 316
7.3 PA Line
5.3 MD 418
4.8 MD 62
0.0 Northern/Eastern

MD 61

Allegany
Cumberland
MD 61 · Canal Pkwy
1.94 mi.; from WV line at Potomac River north to MD 51

Status: Unmarked.

A new route in 2001, offering a new Potomac River crossing into West Virginia. It links MD 51 east of Cumberland to WV 28 and the Cumberland municipal airport which is on the West Virginia side of the river. It's only 2 lanes, wedged in tightly between the massively wide rail yard and the Potomac River. South of West Elder Street, it's divided, but only one lane each way.

No trucks over 5 tons are permitted. Brown signage is used and brick on walls and bridge abutments.

Suffixed sections of MD 61:
MD 61A: (no name) 0.14 mi.; from MD 61/River Ave. intersection west to road end.
MD 61B: River Ave. 0.08 mi.; East from the same intersection to road end.

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61
1.9 MD 51 (W/B)
1.7 MD 51 (E/B)
0.4 River Ave.
0.0 WV Line
0.0 WV 28

MD 61

Washington
Hagerstown

MD 61 · was Old Forge Rd.
1.08 mi.; between Antietam Rd. and Herman Myers Rd. east of Hagerstown

Decommissioned 1956 (SRC Min. 10-15-1953, Effective 07-01-1956), number reassigned 2001.

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MD 62

Washington
Leitersburg
Chewsville
MD 62 · Little Antietam Rd.
3.88 mi.; from MD 804B in Chewsville north to MD 60 near Leitersburg

Marked north-south.

Does not technically reach MD 64, but the 'old' 64, now assigned unmarked MD 804B.

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62
3.9 MD 60
0.0 MD 804B

MD 63

Washington
Cearfoss
Huyett
Williamsport
Fairplay
Tilghmanton
MD 63 · Spielman Rd., Greencastle Pike
16.99 mi.; from MD 65 in Tilghmanton north to PA line north of Cearfoss

Marked north-south.

Associated Secret-Obscure Routes:
843

North of Williamsport, this route was MD 398, because of the old 'no duplex' policy; 63 and 68 share a 2-mile section.

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63
17.0 PA Line
15.4 MD 58
15.4 MD 494
11.8 US 40
10.2 I-70 24
  8.0 US 11*
  7.9 US 11*
  7.9 MD 68*
  6.7 MD 68*
  3.9 MD 632
  0.0 MD 65

MD 64

Washington
Hagerstown
Chewsville
Cavetown
Smithsburg
Ringgold
MD 64 · Cleveland Ave [Hagerstown], Jefferson Blvd, Smithsburg Pike
13.33 mi.; from US 40 in Hagerstown east to PA line north of Ringgold

Marked east-west.

Associated Secret-Obscure Routes:
804 844 846 847

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64
13.3 PA 997
13.3 PA Line
12.4 MD 418
  9.9 MD 66
  8.5 MD 491
  7.8 MD 844
  4.3 MD 804 (62)
  0.0 US 40

MD 65

Washington
Hagerstown
Halfway
Lappans
Tilghmanton
Sharpsburg
MD 65 · Sharpsburg Pike
11.75 mi.; from Hagerstown city line south to MD 34, Sharpsburg

Marked north-south.

Near its southern end in Sharpsburg, Route 65 passes near Antietam National Battlefield.

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65
11.8 ESM
10.6 I-70 29
  6.8 MD 68
  5.7 MD 63
  0.0 MD 34

MD 66

Washington
Boonsboro
Wagners Crossroads
Beaver Creek
Cavetown
Smithsburg
MD 66 · Mapleville Rd., Bradbury Ave.
12.84 mi.; from Alt US 40, Boonsboro north to MD 64 north of Smithsburg.

Marked north-south.

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66
12.8 MD 64
10.3 MD 64
  5.3 I-70 35
  4.3 US 40
  0.0 US 40 Alt

MD 67

Washington
Boonsboro
Rohrersville
Gapland
Brownsville
Weverton
MD 67 · Rohrersville Rd.
12.20 mi.; from Alt. US 40 south to US 340 Exit 1, Weverton

Marked north-south.

Associated Secret-Obscure Routes:
572 858

Sections of MD 67:
MD 67A: 0.00 mi.; .
MD 67B: 0.00 mi.; .
MD 67C: 0.00 mi.; .
MD 67D: 0.00 mi.; .
MD 67E: 0.00 mi.; .
MD 67F: 0.00 mi.; .

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67
12.2 US 340
  0.0 US 340 1

I-68

Garrett

Allegany

Washington

I-68
81.09 mi. in Maryland; from WV line east to I-70, Hancock.

Marked north-south.

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MD 68

Washington
Clear Spring
Pinesburg
Williamspost
St. James
Lappans
MD 68 · Lappans Rd., Clear Spring Rd.
18.50 mi.; from US 40, Clear Spring east to Alt. US 40 north of Boonsboro

Marked east-west.

I-68 has its own page in the Interstate section.

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68
  0.0 US 40
  0.5 I-70 18
  2.7 MD 56
  7.3 US 11
  7.3 MD 63
  8.3 I-81 1
  8.5 MD 63
10.5 MD 632
13.4 MD 65
18.5 US 40 Alt

MD 69

Frederick
Braddock Heights
MD 69 · was Jefferson Blvd.
from Alt. US 40 south to Cherry Lane.

No longer assigned (decommissioned 1956).

Gone by 1961. Had nothing to do with sign theft, more like the Twelve Year Program. Theft of Route 69 markers in other states such as New Jersey, which changed its Route 69 to 31 to save money on replacement, was discussed in a recent misc.transport.road thread. Also mentioned was theft of route markers depicting other suspect numbers, such as various states' 420, and the infamous US 666 in Arizona and New Mexico. FYI, MD 69 was dropped before 1961, MD 420 was gone by the seventies, and MD 666 (ironically, Saint Paul St. in Kensington) was probably never signed, but also gone by the fifties.

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I-70

Washington
Frederick
Carroll
Howard
Baltimore
I-70
93.62 mi.; from PA line in Hancock east to Security Blvd. (MD 122) at Baltimore city line

Marked north-south.

I-70 has its own page in the Interstate section.

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MD 70

Anne Arundel
Annapolis
MD 70 · Roscoe Rowe Blvd.
2.32 mi.; from Bestgate Rd. south to MD 450.

Offers best entrance to Annapolis, on axis with the State Capitol. The State Archives are at the first left after MD 435; spent many a Saturday there researching for this site. It's well out of the way of I-70, so peaceful coexistence without confusion is possible. Interstate numbers don't seem to be a consideration when using or changing Maryland route numbers as is the case in other states.

Rowe Blvd was completed by 1955; though the number is not shown on official maps, the old 70 was by then changed to 464.

Marked north-south.

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70
2.3 Bestgate
1.6 US 50-301 24
0.8 MD 435
0.3 BSM
0.0 MD 450

MD 70

Frederick
Brunswick
Knoxville
MD 70 · was Knoxville Rd.
old number for current MD 478

No longer assigned, route is now MD 478.

The 70 number was already switched to 478 to make way for Rowe Blvd sometime between 1949 and 1953, too early for the change to be for I-70; the Interstate Highway legislation wasn't passed till 1956.

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MD 71

Queen Anne's

Kent
MD 71
old number for Eastern Shore US 301

No longer assigned (decommissioned c. 1960), now part of US 301.

MD 71MD 71 on the Upper Eastern Shore, 1958.

US 301/MD 71 Split US 50 / MD 71 split, from A History of Road Building in Maryland, 1957-58.

Number removed when US 301 rerouted into Delaware on this highway; 71 is the only 2 digit number to be scrapped twice! However, both former 71s are not only still numbered highways, but main drags. Choice of 71 may have been an attempt to match numbers with nearby Delaware 71 or vice-versa.

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MD 71

Frederick
Woodsboro

Carroll
Taneytown
MD 71 · was Francis Scott Key Hwy., Woodsboro Pike
old number for current MD 194

No longer assigned (decommissioned c. 1958), now MD 194.

Entire route now MD 194. Number 71 later given to Blue Star Mem. Hwy., now the Eastern Shore part of US 301.

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MD 72

Frederick
Lewistown
Creagerstown
MD 72 · was Lewis Station Rd.
from US 15 near Lewistown northeast to MD 550 south of Creagerstown

No longer assigned (decommissioned 1956).

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MD 73

Frederick
Frederick
MD 73 · was Yellow Springs Rd.
from US 15 northwest to ...

No longer assigned (decommissioned c. 1967).

A northern portion of this route survived into 1966, but gone by '68.

MD 69-78MD 73, 74, 59, 69, 71, 78 around Frederick, 1955. MD 71 became 194, 78 became 180, then 351. The rest were gone by 1970.

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MD 74

Frederick
Frederick
MD 74 · was Oppossumtown Pike
from US 15 north to end of state maintenance.

No longer assigned (decommissioned 1956).

Gone by 1961, possibly engulfed by annexation of entire route by Frederick. May also explain northern part of 73 sticking around another five years. The formerly state maintained portion has been made into a 4 lane divided suburban access road. There's no way of telling that it ever was anything other than a new road to get to new subdivisions wedged in on the edge of Fort Detrick.

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MD 75

Carroll
New Windsor
Linwood
Union Bridge

Frederick
Johnsville
Libertytown
New London
New Market
Green Valley
MD 75 · Green Valley Rd.
28.53 mi.; from MD 355 near Frederick-Montgomery Co. line north to MD 31 in New Windsor

Marked north-south.

In the Carroll County portion, from Union Bridge to the 'northern' terminus' in New Windsor, northbound traffic actually heads east-southeast!

Associated Secret-Obscure Routes:
83 800 874 877

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75
28.5 MD 31
27.3 MD 800
27.7 MD 84
27.1 MD 800
25.7 MD 800
23.1 FR-CR Line
15.6 MD 26
  8.8 MD 874
  8.4 MD 144
  8.1 I-70 62
  8.1 US 40 62
  7.8 MD 877
  5.0 MD 80*
  4.8 MD 80*
  0.0 MD 355

MD 76

Frederick
Motters
Rocky Ridge
MD 76 · Motters Station Rd.
5.69 mi; from US 15 near Mt. St. Mary's College south to MD 77, Rocky Ridge

Marked north-south.

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76
5.7 US 15
0.0 MD 77

MD 77

Washington
Smithsburg

Frederick
Thurmont
Graceham
Rocky Ridge

Carroll
Detour
Keymar
MD 77 · Rocky Ridge Rd.
20.74 mi.; from MD 64 near Smithsburg east to MD 194, Keymar

Marked east-west.

MD 77 passes through Catoctin Mountain Park, and runs near to the presidential retreat, Camp David.

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77
  0.0 MD 64
  3.0 WA-FR Line
10.1 US 15
10.5 MD 550*
11.5 MD 550*
16.0 MD 76
18.8 FR-CR Line
20.7 MD 194

MD 78

Frederick
Frederick
Church Hill
MD 78 · was Ballenger Creek Pike
old number for current MD 351

No longer assigned (became part of MD 180 in early 70s, and MD 351 since 1988).

MD 78 comprised all of what is now Route 351, with exception of some changes in alignment at the northern end with I-70 and US-340. It still ends in the same indeterminate place just short of Church Hill as 351 now as it did then as 78. Has been part of U-shaped 180 and now 351 since dropping of 78. Through these number changes, the route itself is mostly unchanged.

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MD 79

Frederick
Brunswick
Rosemont
Petersville
MD 79 · Petersville Rd.
1.81 mi.; from MD 17, Brunswick north to MD 180, Petersville.

Marked east-west.

Awfully short for a 2-digit route.

Associated Secret-Obscure Routes:
871

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79
1.8 MD 180
0.0 MD 17