Maryland Route 131

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Maryland Route 131 marker

Maryland Route 131
Seminary Avenue
Maryland Route 131 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MDSHA
Length: 3.06 mi[1] (4.92 km)
Major junctions
West end: MD 25 in Brooklandville
East end: MD 45 in Lutherville
Location
Counties: Baltimore
Highway system
MD 130 MD 132

Maryland Route 131 (MD 131) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Maryland. Known as Seminary Avenue, the state highway runs 3.06 miles (4.92 km) from MD 25 in Brooklandville east to MD 45 in Lutherville. MD 131 was mostly constructed by 1910, with the remainder completed in the early 1920s.

Route description[edit]

MD 131 begins at a four-way intersection with MD 25 (Falls Road) in Brooklandville. The west leg of the intersection is the entrance to St. Paul's School. MD 131 heads east as a two-lane road through the southern end of the suburban community of Mays Chapel. The state highway crosses over Interstate 83 (I-83) (Harrisburg Expressway) with no access and enters Lutherville, where the road has an at-grade intersection with the Baltimore Light Rail. MD 131 continues through the Lutherville Historic District and intersects Bellona Road before reaching its eastern terminus at MD 45 (York Road). Seminary Avenue continues east as a county highway that intersects MD 146 (Dulaney Valley Road) and passes through Hampton before ending at Providence Road.[1][2]

History[edit]

Seminary Avenue was paved from Brooklandville east to the rail crossing—then part of the Northern Central Railway—by 1910.[3] The remainder of the highway was paved by 1923.[4] Aside from the construction of the I-83 overpass around 1956, there has been very little change to MD 131 since then.[5]

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Baltimore County.

Location Mile
[1]
km Destinations Notes
Brooklandville 0.00 0.00 MD 25 (Falls Road) – Baltimore, Butler Western terminus
Lutherville 3.06 4.92 MD 45 (York Road) / Seminary Avenue east – Towson, Timonium Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Highway Information Services Division (December 31, 2010). Highway Location Reference. Maryland State Highway Administration. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  2. ^ Google Inc. "Maryland Route 131". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=W+Seminary+Ave&daddr=W+Seminary+Ave&hl=en&sll=39.423385,-76.64437&sspn=0.051583,0.077162&geocode=FdSYWQIdphNu-w%3BFUWCWQIdOOxu-w&mra=ls&t=h&z=14. Retrieved 2012-02-10.
  3. ^ Maryland Geological Survey. Map of Maryland (Map) (1910 ed.).
  4. ^ Maryland Geological Survey. Map of Maryland: Showing State Road System and State Aid Roads (Map) (1923 ed.).
  5. ^ Bonnell, Robert O.; Bennett, Edgar T.; McMullen, John J. (November 2, 1956). Report of the State Roads Commission of Maryland (1955–1956 ed.). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. p. 4. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing