Maryland Route 262
|Lower Marlboro Road|
Maryland Route 262 highlighted in red
|Maintained by MDSHA|
|Length:||4.26 mi (6.86 km)|
|Existed:||1927 – present|
|West end:||Chaneyville Road in Lower Marlboro|
|East end:||MD 4 in Sunderland|
Maryland Route 262 (MD 262) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Maryland. Known as Lower Marlboro Road, the route runs 4.26 miles (6.86 km) from Chaneyville Road in Lower Marlboro east to MD 4 in Sunderland. MD 262 was constructed in the late 1920s.
MD 262 begins at an intersection with Chaneyville Road in Lower Marlboro. Lower Marlboro Road continues west a short distance to a pier on the Patuxent River. After passing the Grahame House, the state highway heads east as a two-lane road that passes through a forested area with scattered residences. MD 262 crosses Chew Creek just before passing Mill Branch Road. The state highway passes Huntingtown Road before reaching its eastern terminus at a directional crossover intersection with MD 4 (Southern Maryland Boulevard) in Sunderland. Traffic from MD 262 cannot continue across the intersection to continue following Lower Marlboro Road to MD 2 (Solomons Island Road); instead, traffic must follow MD 4 south to its intersection with MD 2.
MD 262 was constructed as a gravel road from MD 2 in Sunderland starting in 1924. The state highway was built to just west of Chew Creek in 1927. MD 262 was completed to Lower Marlboro in 1928. Aside from maintenance and paving, the state highway changed very little until 2003, when a directional crossover intersection was constructed at MD 4. The section of Lower Marlboro Road between MD 4 and MD 2 was redesignated MD 262A.
The entire route is in Calvert County.
|Lower Marlboro||0.00||0.00||Chaneyville Road north||Western terminus|
|Sunderland||4.26||6.86||MD 4 (Southern Maryland Boulevard) to MD 2 (Solomons Island Road) – Prince Frederick, Upper Marlboro, Annapolis||Eastern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
MD 262A is the designation of the 0.21-mile (0.34 km) section of Lower Marlboro Road that runs from a right-in/right-out interchange with northbound MD 4 east to MD 2. MD 262A provides access to All Saints' Church in the triangle of land formed by MD 2, MD 4, and MD 262A.
- Highway Information Services Division (December 31, 2013). Highway Location Reference. Maryland State Highway Administration. Retrieved 2011-01-26.
- Calvert County (PDF)
- Google Inc. "Maryland Route 262". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=MD-262%2FLower+Marlboro+Rd&daddr=MD-262%2FLower+Marlboro+Rd&hl=en&geocode=FfzWTQIdSu1t-w%3BFRjyTQIdTgtv-w&mra=ls&sll=38.662345,-76.608154&sspn=0.001923,0.004823&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=14. Retrieved 2011-01-26.
- Mackall, John N.; Darnall, R. Bennett; Brown, W.W. (January 1927). Annual Reports of the State Roads Commission of Maryland (1924–1926 ed.). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. pp. 38, 70. Retrieved 2011-01-26.
- Maryland Geological Survey. Map of Maryland: Showing State Road System and State Aid Roads (Map) (1927 ed.).
- Maryland Geological Survey. Map of Maryland: Showing State Road System and State Aid Roads (Map) (1928 ed.).
- Highway Information Services Division (December 31, 2003). Highway Location Reference. Maryland State Highway Administration. Retrieved 2011-01-26.
- Calvert County (PDF)
- Google Inc. "Maryland Route 262A". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Lower+Marlboro+Rd&daddr=Lower+Marlboro+Rd&hl=en&geocode=FWr1TQId5Bpv-w%3BFUDyTQIdhAxv-w&mra=ls&sll=38.662949,-76.607199&sspn=0.001923,0.004823&ie=UTF8&ll=38.663732,-76.606261&spn=0.003845,0.009645&t=h&z=17. Retrieved 2011-01-26.