DELAWARE TRIP
U.S. 50 Maryland

U.S. 50 runs from Sacramento, CA, to Ocean City, MD. Distance signs are posted at both ends of the highway, indicating that the highway is 3,073 miles long. On Day Eight of the Delaware Trip, I drove U.S. 50 between MD 54 and Interstate 495. For more U.S. 50 pictures from earlier in the trip, click here.

MD 54 to Interstate 495
Pictures taken March 20, 2003

U.S. 50 West at MD 331 - Vienna exit.
U.S. 50 West at MD 16 East.
U.S. 50 West at MD 750 West.
U.S. 50 West at MD 343 West in Cambridge.
U.S. 50 West at MD 565.
U.S. 50 West at MD 322 - Easton Pkwy./TO MD 33 -
St. Michaels.
U.S. 50 West at MD 331 in Easton.
U.S. 50 West at MD 328 East in Easton.
U.S. 50 West at MD 322/Easton Pkwy. - St.
Michaels/Tilghman Island.
U.S. 50 West at MD 404.
U.S. 50 West at MD 213 north of Wye Mills. MD 213
was once U.S. 213, which ran along a similar route
that U.S. 50 takes today along Maryland's Eastern
Shore.
Five miles west of MD 213, U.S. 50 West merges
with U.S. 301 South, and a freeway begins. This is
U.S. 50 West/U.S. 301 South at Exit 45A - Hissey
Road.
U.S. 50 West/U.S. 301 South at Exit 44B -
Winchester Creek Rd.
U.S. 50 West/U.S. 301 South at Exit 44A - VFW Ave.
U.S. 50 West/U.S. 301 South at Exit 43A - Jackson
Creek Road.
U.S. 50 West/U.S. 301 South at Exit 42 - MD 18 -
Main St./Kent Narrows East. The highways are about
to cross the Kent Narrows Bridge.
U.S. 50 West/U.S. 301 South at Exit 41 - MD 18 -
Main St./Kent Narrows West.
U.S. 50 West/U.S. 301 South at Exit 40A - Piney
Creek Road.
U.S. 50 West/U.S. 301 South at Exit 39B - Piney
Creek Road. It seems like there are a lot of repeated
exits here with the exit numbers as the only difference.
U.S. 50 West/U.S. 301 South at Exit 39A - Castle
Marina Rd./TO MD 18.
U.S. 50 West/U.S. 301 South at Exit 38A - Duke
Street. One exit remains on the Eastern Shore before
we cross the Chesapeake Bay.
U.S. 50 West/U.S. 301 South at Exit 37 - MD 8 -
Stevensville/Romancoke. The highways are about to
cross the Chesapeake Bay.
A view from the beginning of the Chesapeake Bay
Bridge on U.S. 50 West/U.S. 301 South. The bridge
is about five miles long and is the only bridge crossing
the bay. Traffic backs up for several miles before
this bridge at peak times during the summer.
A view from the middle of the bridge.
And finally, a view from the final approach onto the
Western Shore of Maryland. A weigh station is 1/2
mile ahead, and the Maryland Highway Patrol likes to
hide there.
U.S. 50 West/U.S. 301 South at Exit 32 - Sandy Point
State Park/East College Pkwy./Whitehall Rd.
VMS on U.S. 50 West/U.S. 301 South between Exit
32 and Exit 29. Unfortunately, I caught it as it was
changing messages, but both messages that were
displayed here on this day were ominous. Because
this highway leads to Washington, DC, and the War
on Iraq began just the night before, this sign had these
messages: "Heightened Homeland Security Alert"
and "To Report Suspicious Activity call ..." (Don't
remember the phone number). You know things are
crazy when these signs have messages like that!
U.S. 50 West/U.S. 301 South at Exit 29 - MD 179 -
Cape St. Claire Rd./St. Margarets Rd.
U.S. 50 West/U.S. 301 South at Exit 28 - Bay Dale
Drive.
U.S. 50 West/U.S. 301 South at Exit 27B - MD 2
North - Ritchie Hwy./Severna Pk.
U.S. 50 West/U.S. 301 South at Exit 27A - MD 450
South - Naval Academy.
U.S. 50 West/U.S. 301 South at Exit 24B - TO
Bestgate Road.
U.S. 50 West/U.S. 301 South at Exit 24A - MD 70
South - Rowe Blvd./Annapolis. This is the western
beginning of secret Interstate 595, which goes from
here to Interstate 495.
U.S. 50 West/U.S. 301 South at Exit 23A - MD 2
South/MD 450 - Parole/Jennifer Road.
U.S. 50 West/U.S. 301 South approaching Exit 23B -
MD 450 - 1/2 mile, and Exit 21 - Interstate 97 North -
1 mile. Exit 22 for MD 665 is also approaching in
1 1/2 miles.
U.S. 50 West/U.S. 301 South at Exit 23B - MD 450
- Crownsville.
U.S. 50 West/U.S. 301 South at Exit 21 - Interstate 97
North - Baltimore. Interstate 97 is the nation's shortest
2-digit interstate at a measly 17 miles. Even Interstate
595 is longer than that at a distance of 19 miles!
U.S. 50 West/U.S. 301 South at Exit 22 - MD 665 -
Aris T. Allen Blvd./TO Riva Rd. The off-ramp for
Interstate 97 parallels U.S. 50 West for a mile before
heading northward towards Maryland's largest city.
U.S. 50 West/U.S. 301 South at Exit 16 - MD 424 -
Davidsonville Rd./Davidsonville/Crofton. The left sign
on this gantry should also have U.S. 301 South on it,
since that highway remains on this road for another
three miles.
U.S. 50 West/U.S. 301 South at Exits 13A-B-C - U.S.
301/MD 3 - Richmond/Crofton.
U.S. 50 West at Exit 11 - MD 197 - Collington Rd./
Bowie. A blank space to the left of the U.S. 50 shield
was supposedly left for an Interstate 595 shield.
U.S. 50 West approaching Exits 7B-A - Interstate 95/
Interstate 495 - Baltimore/Richmond - 2 miles.
U.S. 50 West approaching Exit 8 - MD 704 - 1/2 mile,
and Exits 7B-A - 1 mile.
U.S. 50 West at Exit 8 - MD 704 - M.L. King Jr. Hwy./
Glenarden. The Capital Beltway is still a mile away,
despite the signage 1/2 mile back saying it was one
mile away.
U.S. 50 West approaching Exits 7B-A - 1/2 mile.
Lanes begin to be marked like they are about to
leave the highway about 1/4 mile from the exit.
U.S. 50 West at Exit 7B - Interstate 95/495 North -
Baltimore/Silver Spring.
Approaching the end of the ramp from U.S. 50 West
to Interstate 95/495 North is an exit that leads to the
New Carrollton train and subway station.

Roadtrip pages:

Oklahoma City to Delaware:
Oklahoma:
Interstate 35 | Interstate 44
Missouri:
Interstate 44 | Interstate 55
Illinois:
Interstate 70
Indiana:
Interstate 70
Ohio:
Interstate 70
West Virginia:
Interstate 70
Pennsylvania:
Interstate 70
Maryland:
Interstate 70 | Interstate 695 | Interstate 97 | U.S. 50/301 | MD 404
Delaware:
DE 404 | U.S. 13

Side trip pages:
Washington, DC Interstates
Maryland Highway Guides
Delaware Highway Guides
Delaware State Highway Terminus Gallery & Guides
Philadelphia Interstates

Delaware to Oklahoma City:
Maryland:
DE/MD 54 | U.S. 50 | Interstate 495
Virginia:
Interstate 495 | Interstate 66 | Interstate 81
Tennessee:
Interstate 81 | Interstate 40
Arkansas:
Interstate 40
Oklahoma:
Interstate 40 | Interstate 240

Miscellaneous Pictures

Trip Summary Pages:
Days 1-4 (Oklahoma City to Delaware)
Days 5-7 (Side Trips while in Delaware)
Days 8-10 (Delaware to Oklahoma City)

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