Maryland Route 552

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Maryland Route 552 marker

Maryland Route 552
Dominion Road
Maryland Route 552 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MDSHA
Length: 2.20 mi[1] (3.54 km)
Existed: 1933 – present
Major junctions
South end: Little Creek Road at Dominion
  MD 18 in Chester
North end: US 50 / US 301 in Chester
Location
Counties: Queen Anne's
Highway system
MD 550 MD 553

Maryland Route 552 (MD 552) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Maryland. The state highway runs 2.20 miles (3.54 km) from Dominion north to U.S. Route 50 and US 301 in Chester. MD 552 was constructed south of MD 18 in the early 1930s. The state highway was extended north to US 50 and US 301 in the early 1990s.

Route description[edit]

MD 552 begins at a point between First Street and Church Street in the unincorporated village of Dominion. The highway continues south as county-maintained Little Creek Road. MD 552 heads east to an intersection with Parson Island Road, where the state highway turns north. The state highway passes through farmland and becomes lined with residences as it approaches an intersection with MD 18 (Main Street) in Chester. MD 552 continues a short distance between shopping centers to its northern terminus at a right-in/right-out interchange with US 50 / US 301 (Blue Star Memorial Highway) at Exit 39B.[1][2]

History[edit]

MD 552 was paved starting from MD 18 toward Dominion in two sections that opened in 1933 and 1935, respectively.[3][4][5] MD 552 was extended north to connect with the ramps for Exit 39B of US 50 and US 301 when that highway was upgraded to a freeway around 1991.[6][7]

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Queen Anne's County.

Location mi
[1]
km Destinations Notes
Dominion 0.00 0.00 Little Creek Road south Southern terminus
Chester 2.11 3.40 MD 18 (Main Street) – Stevensville, Grasonville Officially MD 18B
2.20 3.54 US 50 east / US 301 north (Blue Star Memorial Highway) – Easton, Centreville Northern terminus; right-in/right-out interchange with eastbound US 50 / US 301 (Exit 39B)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Auxiliary route[edit]

MD 552A is the designation for Chester Station Road, an unsigned 0.08-mile (0.13 km) highway along the same line as MD 552 on the north side of US 50 and US 301. The state highway runs from a right-in/right-out interchange with westbound US 50 / US 301 at Exit 39B north to Piney Creek Road, which is unsigned MD 18T west of the intersection to the signed mainline of MD 18.[1][8]

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 2010-09-29. 
  2. ^ Google (2010-06-09). "Maryland Route 552". Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 
  3. ^ Map of Maryland Showing State Road System: State Aid Roads and Improved County Road Connections (Map) (1933 ed.). Maryland Geological Survey. 
  4. ^ Byron, William D.; Lacy, Robert (December 28, 1934). "Report of the State Roads Commission of Maryland" (1931–1934 ed.). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. pp. 350–351. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  5. ^ Map of Maryland Showing State Road System: State Aid Roads and Improved County Road Connections (Map) (1935 ed.). Maryland Geological Survey. 
  6. ^ Maryland: Official Highway Map (Map) (1991 ed.). Maryland State Highway Administration. 
  7. ^ Highway Information Services Division (December 31, 1999). Highway Location Reference. Maryland State Highway Administration. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  8. ^ Google (2010-06-09). "Maryland Route 552A". Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing