Maryland Route 332

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This article is about the current Maryland Route 332. For the former highway, see Maryland Route 332 (former).

Maryland Route 332 marker

Maryland Route 332
Maryland Route 332 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MDSHA
Length: 1.07 mi[1] (1.72 km)
Existed: 1970 – present
Major junctions
West end: Central Avenue at the District of Columbia boundary in Capitol Heights
East end: MD 214 in Seat Pleasant
Location
Counties: Prince George's
Highway system
MD 331 MD 333

Maryland Route 332 (MD 332) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Maryland. Known for most of its length as Central Avenue, the highway runs 1.07 miles (1.72 km) from Southern Avenue at the District of Columbia boundary in Capitol Heights east to MD 214 in Seat Pleasant. MD 332 is the old alignment of MD 214 through Capitol Heights. The highway was constructed in the mid-1910s and bypassed when East Capitol Street was extended east out of Washington to Seat Pleasant in the late 1960s.

Route description[edit]

MD 332 begins at Central Avenue's intersection with Southern Avenue at the District of Columbia boundary. Central Avenue continues west into the Capitol View neighborhood of Washington, where it intersects East Capitol Street. MD 332 heads east as a two-lane road through the town of Capitol Heights. In the center of town, the highway intersects Larchmont Avenue and Chamber Avenue; the latter leads north to the Capitol Heights station on the Washington Metro's Blue Line. MD 332 exits the town beyond Tunic Street and continues toward a tangent junction with MD 214. West of the merge, the highway intersects an unnamed spur, MD 332A, that provides full access between MD 332 and MD 214 (East Capitol Street). MD 332 continues as Old Central Avenue and drops to one eastbound lane just before merging with eastbound MD 214 (Central Avenue) on the southern edge of the city of Seat Pleasant.[1][2]

History[edit]

Central Avenue was paved from Southern Avenue through Capitol Heights to Seat Pleasant as a 14-to-19-foot-wide (4.3 to 5.8 m) concrete road in 1914.[3] This road later became the westernmost portion of MD 214.[4] MD 214 was widened to 20 feet (6.1 m) through Capitol Heights and Seat Pleasant by 1934.[5] The highway was widened by 7 feet (2.1 m) between Capitol Heights and Seat Pleasant in 1948.[6] MD 214 was relocated from Southern Avenue to Seat Pleasant as an extension of East Capitol Street in 1969.[7] The segment of the highway through Capitol Heights was designated MD 332 by 1970.[8]

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Prince George's County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Capitol Heights 0.00 0.00 Southern Avenue / Central Avenue west – Washington Western terminus; District of Columbia boundary
Seat Pleasant 0.94 1.51 To MD 214 west (East Capitol Street) – Washington Connector is unsigned MD 332A
1.07 1.72 MD 214 east (Central Avenue) – Largo Eastern terminus; eastbound exit only
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Auxiliary route[edit]

MD 332A is the designation for the 0.04-mile (0.064 km) two-lane connector between MD 214 and MD 332 in Seat Pleasant.[1][9] MD 332A was assigned to this pre-existing connector in 2008.[10]

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 2012-11-24. 
  2. ^ Google (2013-04-07). "Maryland Route 332" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2013-04-07. 
  3. ^ 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. 112. Retrieved 2013-04-07. 
  4. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission (1939). General Highway Map: State of Maryland (Map). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. 
  5. ^ Byron, William D.; Lacy, Robert (December 28, 1934). "Report of the State Roads Commission of Maryland" (1931–1934 ed.). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. p. 21. Retrieved 2013-04-07. 
  6. ^ 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. 19. Retrieved 2013-04-07. 
  7. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission (1969). Maryland: Official Highway Map (Map). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. 
  8. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission (1970). Maryland: Official Highway Map (Map). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. 
  9. ^ Google (2013-04-07). "Maryland Route 332A" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2013-04-07. 
  10. ^ Highway Information Services Division (December 31, 2008). Highway Location Reference. Maryland State Highway Administration. Retrieved 2012-11-24. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing