Maryland Route 262

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Maryland Route 262 marker

Maryland Route 262
Lower Marlboro Road
Maryland Route 262 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MDSHA
Length: 4.26 mi[1] (6.86 km)
Existed: 1927 – present
Major junctions
West end: Chaneyville Road in Lower Marlboro
East end: MD 4 in Sunderland
Location
Counties: Calvert
Highway system
MD 261 MD 263

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.

Route description[edit]

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.[1][2]

History[edit]

MD 262 was constructed as a gravel road from MD 2 in Sunderland starting in 1924.[3] The state highway was built to just west of Chew Creek in 1927.[3][4] MD 262 was completed to Lower Marlboro in 1928.[5] 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.[6]

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Calvert County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
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

Auxiliary route[edit]

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.[1][7]

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 2011-01-26. 
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ a b 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. 
  4. ^ Maryland Geological Survey. Map of Maryland: Showing State Road System and State Aid Roads (Map) (1927 ed.).
  5. ^ Maryland Geological Survey. Map of Maryland: Showing State Road System and State Aid Roads (Map) (1928 ed.).
  6. ^ Highway Information Services Division (December 31, 2003). Highway Location Reference. Maryland State Highway Administration. Retrieved 2011-01-26. 
  7. ^ 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.

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing