U.S. 50

Highway Review:
U.S. 50 is the Ocean Gateway on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Before then, U.S. 50 serves as a very important freeway from Washington, DC to Annapolis. The freeway between the Capital Beltway (Exit 7) and MD 70 (Exit 24) is also secret Interstate 595.

After crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge between exits 32 and 37, U.S. 50 runs as a freeway, with several non-interstate standard interchanges where an almost 90-degree turn is required right from the freeway lanes. U.S. 301 splits from U.S. 50 after a long duplex, and the freeway ends. U.S. 50 heads east for a few more miles before turning south. The highway runs north-south through Easton before heading back to the east in Cambridge. U.S. 50 then runs around the north side of Salisbury on a bypass completed in early 2003. After leaving Salisbury behind, U.S. 50 gets ever so closer to the Atlantic Ocean. Thirty miles after leaving Salisbury, U.S. 50 finds its eastern end at MD 528 in Ocean City, 3,073 miles away from its western end in Sacramento, CA.

Highway Information:
Distance: 140.5 miles
Counties traveled through: Prince George's, Anne Arundel, Queen Anne's, Talbot, Dorchester, Wicomico, Worcester
Highway intersections: MD 201/295 (Mile 0.5), MD 202 (Mile 2.0), MD 410 (Mile 3.7), Interstate 95/495 (Mile 4.9), MD 704 (Mile 6.0), MD 197 (Mile 11.2), U.S. 301/MD 3 (Mile 12.5), MD 424 (Mile 16.1), Interstate 97 (Mile 20.7), MD 665 (Mile 21.0), MD 450 (Mile 23.0), MD 70 (Mile 24.3), MD 2 (Mile 27.6), MD 179 (Mile 28.4), MD 8 (Mile 36.9), MD 18 (Mile 38.8), MD 18 (Mile 40.6), MD 18 (Mile 41.7), U.S. 301 (Mile 45.9), MD 18 (Mile 46.2), MD 456 (Mile 47.6), MD 662 (Mile 50.6), MD 213 (Mile 51.4), MD 404 (Mile 52.9), MD 662 (Mile 55.2), MD 662 (Mile 55.7), MD 662 (Mile 57.6), MD 309 (Mile 61.7), MD 322 (Mile 62.6), MD 328 (Mile 64.1), MD 331 (Mile 64.5), MD 322 (Mile 66.9), MD 565 (Mile 67.5), MD 565 (Mile 73.0), MD 343 (Mile 79.9), MD 16 (Mile 80.9), MD 16 (Mile 83.6), MD 331 (Mile 94.7), MD 54 (Mile 100.0), MD 670 (Mile 106.0), Business U.S. 13/U.S. 13 (Mile 111.6), U.S. 13 (Mile 114.7), MD 354 (Mile 124.9), MD 610 (Mile 127.2), MD 90 (Mile 129.9), MD 346 (Mile 131.4), MD 818 (Mile 133.0), U.S. 113 (Mile 133.3), MD 346 (Mile 134.3), MD 707 (Mile 134.6), MD 452 (Mile 134.6), MD 589 (Mile 135.9), MD 707 (Mile 137.8), MD 611 (Mile 139.1), MD 528 (Mile 140.5)
Highway duplexes: U.S. 301 (Miles 12.5-45.9, 33.4 miles), MD 662 (Miles 55.2-55.7, 0.5 miles), MD 16 (Miles 80.9-83.6, 2.7 miles), U.S. 13 (Miles 111.6-114.7, 3.1 miles)

PICTURES

Eastbound:

U.S. 50 East approaching Baltimore-Washington
Parkway and MD 201 exits. This gantry is located just
after entering Maryland from the District of Columbia.
(Photo taken 3/17/03)
Unusual brown signs are seen on this gantry at the exit for
the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 East at MD 201 South - TO Interstate 295 -
Kenilworth Ave./Alexandria exit. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 East at MD 201 North - Kenilworth Ave./
Bladensburg exit. Looks more like a 90-degree turn to me,
however. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 East at MD 202 South exit - Landover Rd./Upper
Marlboro. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 East at Exit 5 - MD 410 - East-West Hwy. - To
Ardwick/Ardmore Rd. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 East approaching Exit 7 - Interstate 95/495 -
Capital Beltway - Baltimore/Richmond - 1/2 mile. (Photo
taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 East approaching Exit 7 - 1/4 mile. This is also
the western beginning of hidden Interstate 595. (Photo
taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 East at Exits 7A-B - Interstate 95/495 -
Baltimore/Richmond. The blank space to the left of the
U.S. 50 shield is for an Interstate 595 shield. (Photo taken
3/17/03)
U.S. 50 East at Exit 8 - MD 704 - M.L. King Jr. Highway -
Glenarden. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 East at Exit 11 - MD 197 - Collington Rd./Bowie.
(Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 East at Exits 13A-B-C - U.S. 301/MD 3 -
Richmond/Crofton. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 East/U.S. 301 North at Exit 16 - MD 424 -
Davidsonville Rd./Davidsonville/Crofton. (Photo taken
3/17/03)
U.S. 50 East/U.S. 301 North approaching Exit 21 -
Interstate 97 North - 1 mile. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 East/U.S. 301 North approaching Exit 21 -
1/2 mile, and Exit 22 - MD 665 - 1 mile. (Photo taken
3/17/03)
U.S. 50 East/U.S. 301 North at Exit 21 - Interstate 97
North - Baltimore. Interstate 97 is the shortest two-digit
interstate at about 18 miles in length. (Photo taken
3/17/03)
Gore point signage for Exit 21 and Interstate 97 North.
The next exit for MD 665 is less than 1/2 mile ahead.
(Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 East at Exit 22 - MD 665 - Aris T. Allen Blvd. -
To Riva Rd. The overpass is that of the off-ramp to
Interstate 97 North. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
Since I covered U.S. 50 between Interstate 97 and MD
404 the day before, I didn't see the need to cover it
again. So the next picture I took was here, at U.S. 50
East and MD 662. MD 662 runs parallel to U.S. 50 for
several miles and provides local access to several towns.
(Photo taken 3/17/03)
Yet another U.S. 50 East view at another MD 662
intersection. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 East at MD 322 - Easton Parkway. (Photo taken
3/17/03)
Gore point signage at MD 322 South. MD 322 bypasses
Easton to its west. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 East at MD 322 North. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 East at MD 565 South. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 East at MD 565 North near Trappe Landing.
(Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 East at MD 16 West in Cambridge. MD 16 joins
U.S. 50 for almost three miles. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50/MD 16 East at MD 16 East. (Photo taken
3/17/03)
U.S. 50 East at Vienna exit. The highway was once MD
731 before it was decomissioned. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 East at MD 331 - Vienna exit. (Photo taken
3/17/03)
U.S. 50 East at MD 347 South - Quantico/Hebron exit.
(Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 East at MD 670 West - Hebron exit. (Photo taken
3/17/03)
U.S. 50 East approaching Salisbury bypass - 1 mile.
(Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 East approaching Business U.S. 50 - 1/2 mile.
(Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 East at Business U.S. 50 - Salisbury exit.
(Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 East at Naylor Mill Road exit. (Photo taken
3/17/03)
U.S. 50 East at Northwood Drive exit. (Photo taken
3/17/03)
U.S. 50 East at U.S. 13 North/Business U.S. 13 -
Salisbury/Dover exit. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 East/U.S. 13 South at Business U.S. 50 -
Salisbury exit. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 East/U.S. 13 South approaching U.S. 50 East -
Ocean City exit. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 East/U.S. 13 South at U.S. 50 East - Ocean City
exit. The eastern end of U.S. 50 is less than 30 miles
away. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 East at U.S. 13 North/U.S. 50 West - Bay Bridge/
Dover. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 East at MD 354 South. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 East approaching MD 90. This sign informs
motorists on which highway to use to get to their
specific Ocean City destination. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 East approaching MD 90 East - Ocean City -
North of 33rd St. - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 East at MD 90 East - Ocean City - North of 33rd
St. exit. MD 90 is a "super-two" freeway providing access
to northern Ocean City. (Photo taken 3/17/03)

Westbound:

Sacramento, CA is just a 3,073 mile drive from here on U.S.
50! This sign is posted on U.S. 50 just west of its eastern
terminus at MD 528 in Ocean City. The foggy conditions
put a damper on the day, but at least this picture turned
out OK. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 West at MD 589 North. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 West at MD 452 North. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 West at MD 346 West. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 West at U.S. 113 North - Dover exit. (Photo taken
3/17/03)
U.S. 50 West at Naylor Mill Road exit in Salisbury. (Photo
taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 West at MD 670 West - Quantico/Hebron. (Photo
taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 West at MD 331 - Vienna exit. (Photo taken
3/17/03)
U.S. 50 West at MD 16 East. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 West at MD 565 North. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 West at MD 565 South. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 West at MD 322 - Easton Pkwy./TO MD 33 - St.
Michaels. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 West at MD 328 in Easton. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 West at MD 309 North. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 West at MD 662. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 West/U.S. 301 South at Exit 45B - Nesbit Road.
(Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 West at Exit 45A - Hissey Road. (Photo taken
3/17/03)
U.S. 50 West at Exit 44B - Winchester Creek Rd. (Photo
taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 West at Exit 44A - VFW Ave. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 West at Exit 43A - Jackson Creek Road. (Photo
taken 3/17/03)
Although partially blocked by the windshield wiper, you
can still see U.S. 50 West at Exit 42 - MD 18 - Main St./
Kent Narrows East. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 West at Exit 41 - MD 18 - Main St./Kent Narrows
West. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 West at Exit 40A - Piney Creek Road. (Photo
taken 3/17/03)
Due to the weather, I decided not to take any more
pictures until Exit 16 for MD 424 - Davidsonville Rd./
Davidsonville/Crofton. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 301 ends its duplex with U.S. 50 at Exits 13A-B-C -
U.S. 301/MD 3 - Richmond/Crofton. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 West c/d lane at Exit 13A - U.S. 301 South -
Richmond, and Exits 13B-C - MD 3 North - Crofton. (Photo
taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 West c/d lane at Exit 13A - U.S. 301 South -
Richmond. For those on the mainline, Exit 11 for MD 197
is in one mile. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 West at Exit 11 - MD 197 - Collington Rd./Bowie.
(Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 West approaching Exits 7A-B - Interstate 95/495 -
2 miles. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 West approaching Exit 8 - MD 704 - 1/2 mile, and
Exit 7 - Interstate 95/495 - 1 mile. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 West at Exit 8 - MD 704 - M.L. King Jr. Hwy. -
Glenarden. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 West approaching Exits 7A-B - Interstate 95/495
- Beltway - 1/2 mile. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
The final series of signs on U.S. 50 West approaching the
Capital Beltway. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 West at Exit 7A - Interstate 95/495 South -
Richmond, and Exit 7B - Interstate 95/495 North - Baltimore/
Silver Spring. This is the western terminus of secret
Interstate 595. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 West at Exit 6 - Garden City Dr./Ardwick Ardmore
Rd. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 West at Exit 5 - MD 410 - East-West Hwy./To
Ardwick Ardmore Rd. This is the last time that exit numbers
are seen on the highway. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 West at MD 201 North - Kenilworth Ave./
Bladensburg exit. Could call it more of a turnoff rather
than an exit. (Photo taken 3/17/03)
U.S. 50 West at MD 201 South TO Interstate 295 -
Kenilworth Ave./Alexandria. (Photo taken 3/17/03)

Other U.S. 50 pictures from Delaware Trip:
Day Four | Day Eight

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