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U.S. Route 40 west - Delaware line to east Baltimore

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Headed west, U.S. Route 40 pulls away from its intersection with Mechanics Valley Road in North East, Maryland. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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The highway proceeds to cross the Little North East Creek. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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Just to the west, there is then a bridge over the main North East Creek (spelled "Northeast" here). Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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A variable message sign in the median after those bridges displays the distance and time to the Maryland Route 22 interchange in the Aberdeen area of Harford County. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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US 40 now approaches its junction with Maryland Route 272 (North East Road), which goes northward a couple of miles to an interchange with Interstate 95. MD 272 south is also one access point to the Charlestown area to the west. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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MD 272 goes south into downtown North East, and north to Bayview and the Cecil College just north of I-95. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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At the signal, MD 272 north is noted with an I-95 marker. In all, MD 272 runs just over 20 miles between Turkey Point on the lower Elk Neck to the Pennsylvania line, then continues as Pennsylvania Route 272 nearly another 55 miles via Lancaster to Brecknock Township, Berks County. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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On that note, US 40 pushes west out of North East, speed limit 55 miles per hour. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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Behind the impeding tree branches, the green sign at right states Havre de Grace, Aberdeen and Baltimore as being 10, 15 and 45 miles away. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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The highway approaches a crossroads with Wells Camp Road. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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Following that is a traffic signal at Red Toad Road. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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Red Toad Road begins just to the south at Maryland Route 7C and goes northwest to Post Road between Rising Sun and Port Deposit. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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Up ahead, just past a crossing of a tributary of the North East River (in essence, the tidal portion of the North East Creek), is the entrance to the Charlestown Crossing apartments. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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Then, at right, the route intersects Principio Parkway, which leads north to one of the numerous warehouses that have been constructed along Cecil County's portion of the US 40 corridor since the mid-2010s. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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The route goes slightly downhill afterward. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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It then goes back uphill and approaches another traffic signal. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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The facility intersected at this next signal is Principio Parkway, which primarily serves as access to one of a growing number of Amazon warehouses in Maryland. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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US 40 is now approaching the west end of the above-mentioned MD 7C, which goes back east into Charlestown; Perryville is marked straight on US 40 west. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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While MD 7C is the State Highway Administration's internal designation for the portion of MD 7 from here to the southwest end of MD 279 on the west side of Elkton, it is not marked with its suffix in the field, nor are the three other suffixed sections of the route (A, B and D). Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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The highway then comes up on a signal at Principio Furnace Road (left) and Belvidere Road (right). Principio Furnace leads into Maryland Route 7B. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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After that, there is a sign stating a phone number to arrange an escort over the forthcoming Hatem Bridge. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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Havre de Grace, Aberdeen and Baltimore are now 5, 9 and 40 miles away. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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Intersected next is Jackson Station Road. A right turn at this intersection also leads to Winch Road. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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The intersection is at the top of a hill. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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The route now dips downward and approaches Simmons Lane. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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Chesapeake Landing Drive, intersected at left, leads into another residential development. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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Next, Mill Creek Road and Cedar Corner Road intersect US 40 down the road from each other, with Mill Creek itself in between. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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A weigh station preceding the Hatem Bridge is located in one mile. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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At this point the speed limit drops to 50 miles per hour. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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US 40 now enters Perryville, the last of the three towns it traverses in Cecil County. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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Coudon Boulevard, intersected at a signal ahead, leads to Ikea Road and a Perry Point truck entrance. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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The Coudon Boulevard signal up-close. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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Approaching the junction with Maryland Route 222 (Aiken Avenue/Perryville Road), downtown Perryville and the Perry Point Veterans' Affairs entrance are at left (south), and Port Deposit to the right (north). Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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Also at right is the Hollywood Casino Perryville. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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MD 222 north also leads to I-95 at exit 93, and the entire route links Perryville with U.S. Route 1 at the north end of the Conowingo Dam. It used to be an extension of U.S. Route 222, which now does not go past Conowingo. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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US 40 now reaches the Hatem Bridge weigh station, which was closed when these photos were taken. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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The Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge carries US 40 over the Susquehanna River between Perryville and Havre de Grace. As with I-95's Tydings Bridge, the Hatem Bridge is tolled going east, but is free to cross going west. Its status as a partially-tolled facility means it is maintained by the Maryland Transportation Authority. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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The highway has begun its crossing. Not far downstream of here, the Susquehanna reaches its mouth at the top of the Chesapeake Bay. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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Midway through, the bridge passes over Garrett Island. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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Back over the Susquehanna proper, US 40 leaves Cecil County for Harford County. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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A slight descent occurs as the bridge nears its end. Beforehand, it crosses over Havre de Grace's Superior Street. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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The Hatem Bridge ends, and US 40 earnestly enters Havre de Grace. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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A set of yellow flashers hangs over the route's partial intersection with Erie Street. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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US 40 now comes up on its junction with Maryland Route 155 (Ohio Street, and shortly Level Road). A left turn here takes one to Havre de Grace's historic landmarks, constituting among other things its museums and promenade boardwalk. A right turn leads to Susquehanna State Park and the Steppingstone Farm Museum via Lapidum Road. From this intersection, MD 155 runs nine miles westward to MD 22 at Churchville. Meanwhile, 90 degrees across from Ohio Street intersected at the same signal is Otsego Street. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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A US 40 reassurance shield follows the MD 155 signal. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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The highway's junction with Maryland Route 7A (again, here listed as just MD 7) is just over a mile ahead. Aberdeen is in 3 miles, and Baltimore in 34. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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The next signal is at Lewis Lane, a separate entity from Lewis Street in downtown Havre de Grace. To the right, Lewis Lane winds through a residential area, eventually ending up back north at Ontario Street via Grace Manor Drive. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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A moderate swath of trees and median crossover surround the highway between intersections. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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US 40 curves wide right as a MD 7 junction marker announces the forthcoming intersection. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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MD 7A runs east from here to Union Avenue on Revolution Street, then on Union north to St. John Street. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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There is US 40 reassurance following Revolution Street, and the highway is now oriented slightly more east-west. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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The speed limit through here is 55. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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Leaving Havre de Grace, US 40 crosses over Gasheys Creek. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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The route intersects Blenheim Lane, a technically private road running through the Bulle Rock golf course, then crosses another small stream. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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Then, US 40 approaches separate traffic signals at Maryland Route 132B (Oakington Road) and Robin Hood Road. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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Swan Harbor Farm, a bayside event venue, is left on Oakington, back over Gasheys Creek to a left on Timber Lane. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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The Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation is also left at the first signal. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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After Oakington Road, Robin Hood Road goes off to the right toward Chapel Road, where it becomes Earlton Road headed back north toward MD 155. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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The route then crosses Swan Creek. Originating a distance north of Aberdeen, it becomes tidal two and a half miles downstream and empties into the Chesapeake. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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Half a mile away sits an exit ramp to westbound Maryland Route 22, leading to I-95, Churchville, and Harford County seat Bel Air. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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Ripken Stadium, home of minor league baseball's Aberdeen IronBirds, located on the northwest side of Aberdeen beside I-95, is accessible from this exit. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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Before reaching MD 22, US 40 intersects one of three disconnected segments of Beards Hill Road, this one serving residential developments of Aberdeen's east. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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The speed limit drops to 40 miles per hour as the highway approaches Aberdeen's corporate limits. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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I-95 and MD 22 markers immediately precede the ramp from US 40 west to MD 22 west. Photo taken 10-24-2023.

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The ramp to MD 22 west is at right. In its current routing within Aberdeen's corporate limits, MD 22 is known as the Aberdeen Thruway from the APG gate to Long Drive (the entry to Ripken Stadium) just west of I-95. As of February 2024, MD 22 in this direction also leads to the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center Aberdeen, which replaced Havre de Grace's Harford Memorial Hospital. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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A high bridge carries MD 22 over US 40, which curves to the left just ahead as it earnestly enters Aberdeen. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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Access to MD 22 east, billed as toward APG, follows. From US 40 west, it is exclusively via Rogers Street, one of Aberdeen's east-west side streets along which the fire station and police department are located, while US 40 east has its own ramp straight to MD 22 east and also gives drivers the option to use the Rogers Street ramp. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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US 40's speed limit drops to 30 MPH, and it now nears a junction with what SHA considers the main segment of Maryland Route 132, Aberdeen's de facto main street. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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The entrance to Aberdeen's Amtrak and MARC train station is just past the MD 132 signal. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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MD 132 (West Bel Air Avenue) used to have a direct crossing of Amtrak's Northeast Corridor just to the left; in the 1980s, it was replaced with a pedestrian walkway over the tracks. The now-severed East Bel Air Avenue represents its former path through Aberdeen's south side and out to MD 22 just shy of the APG gate. To the left, APG Boulevard has its own bridge over the NEC, then curves sharp-left before reaching a separate and now-closed APG gate beside the Swan Meadows subdivision. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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Pulling away from MD 132, US 40 intersects the train station entrance at left and Custis Street at right. A service road has also begun parallel to the westbound lanes. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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The speed limit is still 30 for now. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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Shortly afterward, it increases to 40 miles per hour. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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The highway now prepares to intersect Old Philadelphia Road, which can be used to access the Perryman area and its warehouses; it also acts as a physical extension of the longest segment of MD 7, which begins a bit further ahead Additionally, the westbound service road ends at right. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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US 40 will also meet Maryland Route 715 in one mile. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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Intersected after Old Philadelphia Road is Carol Avenue. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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On the north end of the exchange with MD 715 is Hickory Drive, along which the facilities of Benfield Electric as well as a Frito-Lay warehouse are situated. Visitors and deliveries to APG are directed to MD 715 itself. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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Prior to MD 715, the route has a traffic signal at entrances to a Walmart at left, and other retail sites including a Royal Farms and McDonald's at right. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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Following the Walmart light, and an intersection with Edmund Street (a road running through the Hilldale section of Aberdeen bound back toward downtown), US 40's speed limit further increases to 55, indicating its departure from Aberdeen proper. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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The ramp from US 40 east to MD 715 south is in half a mile. MD 715 (Short Lane) is the road leading to APG's main entrance gate. In the early-2010s, a population and traffic increase generated by a Base Realignment and Closure agreement prompted the expansion of the 40/715 junction from a partial to a full interchange. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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The ramp to Hickory Drive is ahead at right. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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Final signage for the cloverleaf ramp to MD 715 south is between the Hickory Drive ramp and MD 715's bridge over US 40. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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A closer look at the MD 715 bridge. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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The ramp to MD 715 has a speed limit of 25. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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The westbound lanes then receive traffic from MD 715 at right. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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With MD 715 in the rearview, it's time for US 40 reassurance. In addition, a third westbound lane has temporarily appeared. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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US 40 crosses Cranberry Run as it prepares to reconnect with Old Philadelphia Road, in this case intersecting routes 159 and 7. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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A sign prior to the intersection states that Perryman-warehouse-bound trucks are prohibited from Spesutia Road (met at the next traffic signal to the west), and must make the impending left turn onto MD 159. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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Truckers making their way to I-95, meanwhile, are asked to bypass MD 7, which represents the westbound right turn up ahead. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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This intersection marks the northern terminus of MD 159 and the east end of mainline MD 7. A short distance to the east, MD 159 bears right at a roundabout onto Perryman Road, accessing the bulk of the area's warehouse interests and the community of Perryman itself on the Bush River. From here, MD 7 forms the remainder of US 40's historic alignment to the eastern Baltimore county/city line. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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The far-right lane ends just past MD 159/7. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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The speed limit is still 55. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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Up ahead, the highway intersects Old Stepney Road (left) and Loflin Road (right). Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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The Old Stepney leg of this intersection was reconfigured in 2020 during construction of the Tower Logistics Center. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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The Maryland Route 755 junction in Edgewood is 6 miles away, Joppatowne 10, and Baltimore 27. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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Spesutia Road is intersected ahead at left. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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Spesutia Road leads southeastward back to MD 159 near its intersection with Chelsea Road. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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Then, there is an intersection with Mitchell Lane. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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US 40 will meet Maryland Route 543 (Riverside Parkway) in one mile. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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There is a crossing of Grays Run, a Bush River tributary, in the meantime. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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MD 543 is now "next left". Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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Before MD 543, US 40 intersects Bald Eagle Way. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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While there is a left turn from US 40 west onto MD 543 north, MD 543 then makes a U-turn and crosses over US 40. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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From here, MD 543 runs about 20 miles to Pylesville in northern Harford County, passing along the far-east side of Bel Air in the process. More locally, it passes through the residental and retail hub of Riverside, the modern iteration of Belcamp, where it meets I-95. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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MD 543's crossing of US 40 is seen here. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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The next signal is at Bata Boulevard, which formerly led into the facilities of the Bata Shoe Company; it is now the site of the Water's Edge Events Center. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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A separate entrance to Water's Edge is just after the Bata Boulevard signal. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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The speed limit is still 55 after these exchanges. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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The highway proceeds over the Bush River, which just to the north splits into Bynum Run and James Run. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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The route now approaches Long Bar Harbor Road at a traffic signal. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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Long Bar Harbor Road leads to the Long Bar Harbor RV Park and the Bush River Yacht Club. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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After that, the highway intersects B&O Road (referring to the former Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, now CSX, line to the north) at right, and Searay Court at left. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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The Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, on the tidal portion of Otter Point Creek, is a left turn away. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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Intersected at the next signal are Otter Point Road (left) and Abingdon Road (right). Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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Also at left is the Otter Point Landing, which offers its own boat ramp. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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Abingdon Road, meanwhile, goes northwest through some of Abingdon's subdivisions, eventually becoming Singer Road. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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US 40 reassurance follows the signal. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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With no median other than a concrete barrier, the highway goes downward through a swath of trees. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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The highway curves to the left, then straightens and levels out. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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The route goes upward once more up ahead. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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Going downhill again, it nears Reeds Run Road. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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On level ground again, US 40's speed limit is about to decrease to 45. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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A signal at West Shore Road follows. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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Following West Shore, US 40 approaches an access road to Maryland Route 24. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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The speed limit is now down to 45 miles per hour. Swampland surrounding the non-tidal Otter Point Creek is at right. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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MD 24 provides the next access point to I-95 to the north. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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Access to MD 24, with control city Bel Air, is via the 1990s-built Otter Creek Ramp. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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The Otter Creek Ramp has its own traffic signal at US 40. MD 24, meanwhile, goes south a couple of miles to the Edgewood Arsenal of the Aberdeen Proving Ground, while northbound, it passes through Abingdon, west of Bel Air, then through Forest Hill and Rocks State Park, finally reaching its north end at the Pennsylvania line, for a total length of about 25 miles. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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It then comes time for US 40 reassurance once again. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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Subsequently, the highway crosses Otter Point Creek, which just to the north, becomes Winters Run. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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As US 40 passes under MD 24, drivers are welcomed to Edgewood. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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US 40 will next intersect Maryland Route 755 (Edgewood Road), the main north-south drag through Edgewood's center. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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MD 755 provides alternate (and formerly sole) access to MD 24, hence the inclusion of Bel Air underneath Edgewood on the green sign at right. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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MD 755's northern terminus is here; at right, Edgewood Road continues north under county maintenance to Van Bibber Road immediately east of MD 24. Both form a previous alignment of MD 24 south of I-95. To the south, MD 755 leads to another Edgewood Arsenal gate as well as Edgewood's MARC station. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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The Edgewood Road light up-close. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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US 40 next intersects Tree Top Drive (left) and Paul Martin Drive (right). Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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A separate sign for that signal is just further along at right. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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Both streets at the signal lead into some of Edgewood's residential communities. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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The following signal is located at Gateway Drive. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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After Gateway comes more US 40 reassurance. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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The next streets intersected are Woodbridge Center Way (left) and Business Center Way (right). Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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Woodbridge Center Way facilitates an entrance to the namesake shopping center and leads into the Harford Square development, while Business Center Way forms a short loop from here back to the westbound lanes just ahead. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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Climbing back uphill, US 40 nears its junction with Maryland Route 152 (Magnolia Road south/Mountain Road north). Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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A portion of Gunpowder Falls State Park as well as the Mountain Branch golf course are northbound on MD 152. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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MD 152 north also leads to exit 74 of I-95. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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Before the signal, US 40 transitions from Edgewood into Joppa. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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At left, MD 152 south leads to another Edgewood Arsenal gate. Overall, the route stretches 17 miles from there to Maryland Route 146 south of Madonna, and is the main artery through Fallston. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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Following MD 152 is a US 40 reassurance shield. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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Joppatowne, Maryland Route 43, and Baltimore are a respective 2, 6 and 19 miles away. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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The next intersection is at Pine Road. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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The parallel Oak Avenue follows. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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The next traffic signal is at Joppa Road, not the same as the one running through the Towson and Perry Hall areas of Baltimore County. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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This Joppa Road runs between MD 7 and Trimble Road on the east edge of Joppatowne. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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The route then nears what was an active work zone at the time of these photos. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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The highway proceeds slightly downhill, then curves to the left. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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A signal at Joppa Farm Road is forthcoming. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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Briefly becoming concrete-surfaced, US 40 goes downhill again as it nears Joppa Farm. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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Joppa Farm Road is one of the main residential streets in Joppatowne, leading to points such as the high school and library. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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US 40 now crosses the Little Gunpowder Falls (here "River") into Baltimore County. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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After the bridge, the highway climbs sharply uphill for the first of multiple times over the next couple of miles. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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There is an impending crossroads with Jones Road, which has its own area of Gunpowder Falls State Park nearby. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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A bridge over the Big Gunpowder Falls (again "River" here) comes next, the "Big" being marked here only for clarity. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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Days Cove Road, which also accesses Loreley Road, is ahead at left. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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Days Cove Road leads into the Eastern Sanitary Landfill (the cardinal direction referencing its location in Baltimore County), also colloquially referred to as the White Marsh landfill. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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Now out of the Gunpowder valley, the next signal is at Allender Road. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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At left, Allender Road leads to the Bowerman's marina on the Bird River, while at right, it connects to MD 7, in the interim intersecting New Forge Road which provides direct access to the north side of Perry Hall. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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After Allender, US 40 dips downward and passes an array of commercial buildings. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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Next, the highway approaches Stevens Road. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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Afterward, the route levels out again. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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US 40 will meet Maryland Route 43 (White Marsh Boulevard) in half a mile. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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First, though, comes a signal at Ebenezer Road. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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A left turn onto Ebenezer leads to the area of Chase, where it meets Eastern Avenue. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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Meanwhile, at right, Ebenezer leads to MD 7, where it becomes Cowenton Avenue. A different section of Ebenezer Road runs between Honeygo Boulevard and Belair Road (US 1) on the south side of Perry Hall. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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A ramp to MD 43 west to I-95 and the White Marsh Town Center is ahead on the right. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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The westbound MD 43 ramp gore sign. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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US 40 now passes under MD 43 and approaches the access road to MD 43 east. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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Access to MD 43 east brings with it a traffic signal. MD 43 went no further than here until 2006, when an extension opened to Maryland Route 150 (Eastern Boulevard) at the Martin State Airport. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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Pulling away from MD 43, US 40 curves slightly. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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The highway intersects Campbell Boulevard at its next traffic signal. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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This section of Campbell Boulevard runs southward to Bird River Road, then east out to MD 43 at the Baltimore Crossing retail area. An older section of Campbell Boulevard runs through a portion of the White Marsh retail hub between MD 7 and Honeygo Boulevard to the southeast of White Marsh Mall. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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US 40's speed limit remains 55 following Campbell Boulevard. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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A signal at Middle River Road follows. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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Also beginning just to the north at MD 7, Middle River Road heads south through the center of its namesake community, to Martin Boulevard. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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US 40 has its own meeting with Martin Boulevard (Maryland Route 700) in half a mile. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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In the meantime, an older-styled variable message sign hangs over the westbound lanes. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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MD 700, a higher-volume connector between US 40 and MD 150, crosses over US 40, and there is then a ramp between the two highways. Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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Just over a mile past MD 700, US 40 has its eastern interchange with Interstate 695 (Baltimore Beltway). Photo taken 02-18-2024.

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The ramp from MD 700 north to US 40 west comes in at right, and then US 40 curves to the right. Photo taken 02-18-2024.