Maryland Route 307

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Maryland Route 307 marker

Maryland Route 307
A map of the inland Eastern Shore of Maryland showing major roads.  Maryland Route 307 runs from Hurlock to Federalsburg.
Maryland Route 307 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MDSHA
Length: 6.05 mi[1] (9.74 km)
Existed: 1927 – present
Major junctions
South end: MD 331 in Hurlock
  MD 313 / MD 318 in Federalsburg
North end: Academy Avenue in Federalsburg
Location
Counties: Dorchester, Caroline
Highway system
MD 306 MD 308

Maryland Route 307 (MD 307) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Maryland. Known for most of its length as Williamsburg Road, the state highway runs 6.05 miles (9.74 km) from MD 331 in Hurlock north to the end of state maintenance a short distance east of the intersection with MD 313 and MD 318 in Federalsburg. MD 307 was one of the first highways completed by the Maryland State Roads Commission when the Hurlock–Federalsburg Road was constructed in 1910. The highway was relocated between Williamsburg and Federalsburg in the 1960s.

Route description[edit]

MD 307 begins at a five-way intersection in the town of Hurlock. Oak Street is the west leg of the intersection, while Main Street, which is MD 331 to the south, forms the north and south legs of the intersection. MD 331 heads northwest on Academy Street. MD 307 heads east as Broad Street through an industrial area after crossing a spur of the Seaford Line of the Maryland and Delaware Railroad, which the state highway begins to parallel closely as it leaves Hurlock. MD 307 continues northeast as Williamsburg Road through farmland. The state highway passes through the hamlet of Williamsburg and traverses Skinners Run before leaving the vicinity of the railroad. MD 307 enters Caroline County shortly before meeting MD 313 and MD 318 (Federalsburg Highway) at the four-leg Federalsburg Roundabout. MD 307 continues east into the town of Federalsburg and reaches its eastern terminus at Charles Street. Academy Avenue continues east as a municipal street toward downtown Federalsburg.[1][2]

History[edit]

The segment of MD 307 between the town limits of Federalsburg and the Dorchester County line was the first section of state road placed under contract for construction by the Maryland State Roads Commission in June 1909.[3] That section of road and the remainder of the highway southwest to Hurlock were completed in 1910.[4] The portion of original highway between Williamsburg and just west of Federalsburg was bypassed in 1970; the old alignment is now Whitely Road.[5] The Federalsburg Roundabout was constructed in 1998.[6]

Junction list[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Dorchester Hurlock 0.00 0.00 MD 331 (Main Street/Academy Street) – Preston, Vienna
Caroline Federalsburg 5.65 9.09 MD 313 / MD 318 (Federalsburg Highway) – Denton, Eldorado Federalsburg Roundabout
6.05 9.74 Academy Avenue east / Charles Street
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, 2013). Highway Location Reference. Maryland State Highway Administration. Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
  2. ^ Google Inc. "Maryland Route 307". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Broad+St&daddr=Academy+Ave&hl=en&geocode=FSCGTQId7GZ6-w%3BFXhfTgIdDqh7-w&mra=ls&sll=38.641411,-75.861068&sspn=0.015352,0.038581&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=13. Retrieved 2010-05-04.
  3. ^ Shoemaker, S.M.; Clark, William Bullock; Lloyd, Charles B. (May 1912). Annual Reports of the State Roads Commission of Maryland (1908–1911 ed.). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. p. 14. Retrieved 2010-05-23. 
  4. ^ 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. 108. Retrieved 2010-05-23. 
  5. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission. Maryland: Official Highway Map (Map) (1970 ed.).
  6. ^ Niederhauser, Mike (March 2002). "Modern Roundabouts in Maryland" (PDF). Maryland State Highway Administration. Retrieved 2010-05-23. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing