Maryland Route 156

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Maryland Route 156 marker

Maryland Route 156
Aldino Road
Maryland Route 156 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MDSHA
Length: 3.92 mi[1] (6.31 km)
Existed: 1952 – present
Major junctions
West end: MD 22 near Churchville
East end: MD 155 near Hopewell Village
Location
Counties: Harford
Highway system
MD 155 MD 157

Maryland Route 156 (MD 156) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Maryland. Known as Aldino Road, the state highway runs 3.92 miles (6.31 km) from MD 22 near Churchville east to MD 155 near Hopewell Village. MD 156 provides access to the Harford County Airport in the unincorporated community of Aldino. The state highway, which was originally designated part of MD 155, was built as a modern highway by 1910 and rebuilt in the 1920s. MD 156 received its present designation in 1952 when MD 155 and MD 156 swapped paths.

Route description[edit]

MD 156 begins at an oblique intersection with MD 22 (Churchville Road) in Churchville. Access is only permitted from westbound MD 156 to westbound MD 22 and from eastbound MD 22 to eastbound MD 156. The movements to connect with MD 22 in the direction of Aberdeen are made via the Aldino Road Spur, which is unsigned MD 156A. MD 156 heads east as a two-lane road through farmland. The state highway provides access to the Harford County Airport in the hamlet of Aldino and intersects Chapel Road, which heads toward Havre de Grace and passes the historic homes Chestnut Ridge and Winsted. MD 156 crosses Swan Creek before it reaches its eastern terminus at MD 155 (Level Road) near Hopewell Village.[1][2]

History[edit]

MD 156 follows the path of the old Bel Air Road from Havre de Grace. As a result, the highway was already paved by 1910.[3] The state highway was repaved in macadam starting from the west end in 1921 and completed east to Webster in 1922.[4][5][6] Aldino Road was originally marked as part of MD 155, which ran from the MD 22–MD 156 intersection in Churchville east to Havre de Grace; Level Road from Churchville to Hopewell Village was designated MD 156.[7] MD 155 and MD 156 swapped routes in 1952.[8]

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Harford County.

Location Mile
[1]
km Destinations Notes
Churchville 0.00 0.00 MD 22 west (Churchville Road) – Bel Air Western terminus
0.07 0.11 To MD 22 east (Churchville Road) – Aberdeen Unsigned MD 156A
Hopewell Village 3.92 6.31 MD 155 (Level Road) – Havre de Grace, Hopewell Village Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Auxiliary route[edit]

MD 156A is the designation for the Aldino Road Spur, a 0.04-mile (0.064 km) connector between MD 22 and MD 156 in Churchville. The spur completes the adjacent partial intersection of MD 22 and MD 156 by allowing access from westbound MD 22 to eastbound MD 156 and from westbound MD 156 to eastbound MD 156.[1] MD 156A was designated in 2009.[9][10] However, the Aldino Road Spur dates back to at least 1999.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Highway Information Services Division (December 31, 2013). Highway Location Reference. Maryland State Highway Administration. Retrieved 2012-08-25. 
  2. ^ Google Inc. "Maryland Route 156". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=MD-156%2FAldino+Rd&daddr=MD-156%2FAldino+Rd+to:MD-156%2FAldino+Rd&hl=en&geocode=FTCNWwIdiLF0-w%3BFbyxWwIdCxh1-w%3BFVDTWwId-ad1-w&mra=ls&sll=39.555743,-76.234581&sspn=0.007478,0.01929&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=14. Retrieved 2011-03-03.
  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) (1921 ed.).
  5. ^ Maryland Geological Survey. Map of Maryland: Showing State Road System and State Aid Roads (Map) (1923 ed.).
  6. ^ Staff (2012). "NBI Structure Number: 100000120038030". National Bridge Inventory. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved 2012-08-25. 
  7. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission. General Highway Map: State of Maryland (Map) (1939 ed.).
  8. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission. Maryland: Official Highway Map (Map) (1952 ed.).
  9. ^ Highway Information Services Division (December 31, 2009). Highway Location Reference. Maryland State Highway Administration. Retrieved 2012-08-25. 
  10. ^ Google Inc. "Maryland Route 156A". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Unknown+road&daddr=Unknown+road&hl=en&geocode=FcKKWwId5rN0-w%3BFfaLWwIdp7V0-w&mra=ls&sll=39.553361,-76.235268&sspn=0.003739,0.009645&ie=UTF8&ll=39.553791,-76.237006&spn=0.00187,0.004823&t=h&z=18. Retrieved 2011-03-03.
  11. ^ Highway Information Services Division (December 31, 1999). Highway Location Reference. Maryland State Highway Administration. Retrieved 2012-08-25. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing