Maryland Route 290

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Maryland Route 290 marker

Maryland Route 290
Maryland Route 290 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MDSHA
Length: 17.20 mi[1] (27.68 km)
Major junctions
South end: MD 300 at Dudley Corners
 

US 301 near Dudley Corners
MD 544 near Crumpton
MD 291 near Chesterville
MD 444 in Chesterville
MD 213 / MD 313 in Galena

US 301 near Sassafras
North end: MD 299 at Sassafras
Location
Counties: Queen Anne's, Kent
Highway system
MD 289 MD 291
US 301 MD Route 301.svg MD 302

Maryland Route 290 (MD 290) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Maryland. The state highway runs 17.20 miles (27.68 km) from MD 300 at Dudley Corners north to MD 299 in Sassafras. MD 290 roughly parallels U.S. Route 301 (US 301), which it intersects twice, as it connects the communities of Crumpton in northern Queen Anne's County and Chesterville and Galena in eastern Kent County. MD 290 in Queen Anne's County was constructed as Maryland Route 301 in the early to mid-1920s. In Kent County, a portion south of Galena was built in the late 1910s; MD 290 was extended south to Crumpton in the late 1920s. MD 290 assumed the course of MD 301 in 1940 to avoid a number conflict with US 301. MD 290 was extended east from Galena to Sassafras in the late 1940s.

Route description[edit]

MD 290 begins at an intersection with MD 300 (Sudlersville Road) in the hamlet of Dudley Corners. Benton Corners Road heads south from the intersection as a county highway. MD 290 heads north as Dudley Corner Road, a two-lane road that heads north through farmland. After crossing Red Lion Branch, the state highway passes through an interchange with US 301 (Blue Star Memorial Highway). MD 290 passes through the hamlet of Pondtown before reaching an intersection with MD 544 (McGinnes Road). The state highway passes through the town of Crumpton before crossing the Chester River into Kent County.[1][2]

MD 290 heads north as Crumpton Road until the state highway turns east for a short concurrency with MD 291 (River Road). MD 290 turns north and intersects MD 444 (Locust Grove Road) and Chesterville Bridge Road within Chesterville, where the name of the highway changes to Chesterville Road. The state highway crosses the Chestertown Branch of the Northern Line of the Maryland and Delaware Railroad at the hamlet of Lambson. MD 290 intersects Irelands Corner Road, the old alignment of MD 313, before joining MD 313 (Massey Galena Road) in a concurrency into the town of Galena, where the highway becomes Main Street. North–south Main Street intersects east–west Cross Street in the center of town next to the town hall. MD 213 heads west toward Chestertown and north toward Cecilton, MD 313 has its northern terminus, and MD 290 turns east toward Sassafras. MD 290 becomes Galena Sassafras Road and crosses Mill Creek, Swantown Creek, and Jacobs Creek before meeting US 301 for the second time at a diamond interchange. A short distance east of US 301, MD 290 reaches its northern terminus at MD 299 near the village of Sassafras. MD 299 heads south as Massey Road and northeast as a continuation of Galena Sassafras Road.[1][2]

History[edit]

The highway between Dudley Corners and Crumpton was marked as one of the original state roads destined for improvement by the Maryland State Roads Commission in 1909.[3] However, work on the highway was postponed indefinitely because it was not considered an essential part of the state road system.[4] The short segment between MD 544 and Crumpton was paved as a state-aid road by 1921.[5] The Crumpton–Dudley Corners highway was finally constructed in 1924 and 1925.[6][7] This highway was designated MD 301.[8]

The first section of MD 290 in Kent County was paved as a state-aid road between Galena and the railroad crossing at Lambson between 1915 and 1919.[4][9][5] The highway was extended south from Lambson to the Chester River in 1929 and 1930.[10][11] MD 290 was extended south over MD 301's course to Dudley Corners in 1940 to remove a number conflict with US 301, which was extended north from Virginia to Baltimore the same year.[12]

The portion of MD 290 between Galena and Sassafras was constructed between 1946 and 1948.[13][14] MD 290 was extended north through Galena and east along the new road to its present northern terminus at MD 299 in 1949.[15] A modern bridge was constructed at Crumpton in 1951.[16] When the Blue Star Memorial Highway was completed in Queen Anne's and Kent counties in 1956, interchanges were constructed at both junctions with MD 290.[17][18][19][20] MD 290 was widened between Dudley Corners and Crumpton and between Galena and Sassafras in 1956. At the same time, MD 290 was realigned south of Galena in conjunction with the relocation of MD 313 to bypass Irelands Corner.[21]

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile
[1]
km Destinations Notes
Queen Anne's Dudley Corners 0.00 0.00 MD 300 (Sudlersville Road) / Benton Corners Road south – Sudlersville, Church Hill Southern terminus
  1.21 1.95 US 301 (Blue Star Memorial Highway) – Bay Bridge, Wilmington Interchange
Crumpton 3.69 5.94 MD 544 (McGinnes Road) – Chestertown, Millington
  4.80 7.72 Bridge over Chester River
Kent   5.91 9.51 MD 291 west (River Road) – Chestertown South end of concurrency with MD 291
  6.58 10.59 MD 291 east (River Road) – Millington North end of concurrency with MD 291
Chesterville 7.56 12.17 MD 444 north (Locust Grove Road) / Chesterville Bridge Road east
Galena 12.04 19.38 MD 313 south (Massey Galena Road) – Massey South end of concurrency with MD 313
12.76 20.54 MD 213 (Cross Street/Main Street) – Chestertown, Cecilton Northern terminus of MD 313; MD 290 turns east at this intersection
Sassafras 16.84 27.10 US 301 (Blue Star Memorial Highway) – Bay Bridge, Wilmington Diamond interchange
17.20 27.68 MD 299 (Massey Road/Galena Sassafras Road) – Massey, Warwick Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Highway Information Services Division (December 31, 2012). Highway Location Reference. Maryland State Highway Administration. Retrieved 2010-10-06. 
  2. ^ a b Google Inc. "Maryland Route 290". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=MD-290+N%2FDudley+Corner+Rd&daddr=MD-290+N%2FDudley+Corner+Rd+to:MD-290+N%2FMD-313+N%2FGalena+Rd+to:MD-290+N%2FGalena+Sassafras+Rd&geocode=FcDnVQIdlvl5-w%3BFU_EVgId9oZ5-w%3BFSw9WAIdUDV6-w%3BFbquWAId4jx7-w&hl=en&mra=ls&sll=39.241361,-75.914948&sspn=0.007628,0.01929&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=11. Retrieved 2010-10-06.
  3. ^ Maryland Geological Survey. Map of Maryland (Map) (1910 ed.).
  4. ^ a b Weller, O.E.; Parran, Thomas; Miller, W.B.; Perry, John M.; Ramsay, Andrew; Smith, J. Frank (May 1916). Annual Reports of the State Roads Commission of Maryland (1912–1915 ed.). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. p. 128. Retrieved 2010-10-06. 
  5. ^ a b Maryland Geological Survey. Map of Maryland: Showing State Road System and State Aid Roads (Map) (1921 ed.).
  6. ^ 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. 33, 95. Retrieved 2010-10-06. 
  7. ^ Maryland Geological Survey. Map of Maryland: Showing State Road System and State Aid Roads (Map) (1927 ed.).
  8. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission. General Highway Map: State of Maryland (Map) (1939 ed.).
  9. ^ Zouck, Frank H.; Uhl, G. Clinton; Mudd, John F. (January 1920). Annual Reports of the State Roads Commission of Maryland (1916–1919 ed.). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. p. 46. Retrieved 2010-10-06. 
  10. ^ Uhl, G. Clinton; Bruce, Howard; Shaw, John K. (October 1, 1930). Report of the State Roads Commission of Maryland (1927–1930 ed.). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. p. 218. Retrieved 2010-10-06. 
  11. ^ Maryland Geological Survey. Map of Maryland Showing State Road System: State Aid Roads and Improved County Road Connections (Map) (1930 ed.).
  12. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission. Map of Maryland Showing Highways and Points of Interest (Map) (1940 ed.).
  13. ^ Reindollar, Robert M.; Webb, P. Watson; McCain, Russell H. (February 1, 1947). Report of the State Roads Commission of Maryland (1945–1946 ed.). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. p. 90. Retrieved 2010-10-06. 
  14. ^ Reindollar, Robert M.; George, Joseph M.; McCain, Russell H. (February 15, 1949). Report of the State Roads Commission of Maryland (1947–1948 ed.). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. p. 106. Retrieved 2010-10-06. 
  15. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission. Maryland: Official Highway Map (Map) (1949 ed.).
  16. ^ McCain, Russell H.; Hall, Avery W.; Nichols, David M. (December 15, 1952). Report of the State Roads Commission of Maryland (1951–1952 ed.). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. p. 125. Retrieved 2010-10-06. 
  17. ^ McCain, Russell H.; Bennett, Edgar T.; Kelly, Bramwell (November 12, 1954). Report of the State Roads Commission of Maryland (1953–1954 ed.). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. p. 150. Retrieved 2010-10-06. 
  18. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission. Maryland: Official Highway Map (Map) (1956 ed.).
  19. ^ Staff (2012). "NBI Structure Number: 100000140005011". National Bridge Inventory. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved 2012-09-04. 
  20. ^ Staff (2012). "NBI Structure Number: 100000170011011". National Bridge Inventory. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved 2012-09-04. 
  21. ^ 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. 140. Retrieved 2010-10-06. 

External links[edit]

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