Maryland Route 58

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Maryland Route 58 marker

Maryland Route 58
Maryland Route 58 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MDSHA
Length: 3.53 mi[1] (5.68 km)
Major junctions
West end: MD 63 in Cearfoss
  I‑81 in Hagerstown
East end: Salem Avenue / Key Circle in Hagerstown
Location
Counties: Washington
Highway system
MD 57 MD 59

Maryland Route 58 (MD 58) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Maryland. Known for most of its length as Cearfoss Pike, the state highway runs 3.53 miles (5.68 km) from MD 63 in Cearfoss east to Key Circle in Hagerstown. MD 58 was constructed in the late 1920s along what was originally the Hagerstown and Cross Roads Turnpike.

Route description[edit]

MD 58 begins at the Cearfoss Roundabout in Cearfoss, where the highway intersects MD 63 (Greencastle Pike) and the county-maintained portion of Cearfoss Pike, which heads northwest toward Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. The roundabout is 0.03 miles (0.048 km) north of MD 63's intersection with MD 494 (Fairview Road). MD 58 heads southeast as two-lane Cearfoss Pike through farmland and scattered residences. Between Point Salem Road and Terps Boulevard, MD 58 expands to a four-lane divided highway and meets I-81 (Maryland Veterans Memorial Highway) at a partial cloverleaf interchange. Within the interchange, the state highway enters the city of Hagerstown and its name changes to Salem Avenue. East of I-81, MD 58 enters a densely populated residential area, reduces to a two-lane street, and reaches its eastern terminus at the intersection with Key Circle. Salem Avenue continues southeast as a municipal street toward downtown Hagerstown.[1][2]

History[edit]

The predecessor highway of MD 58 was the 19th century Hagerstown and Cross Roads Turnpike, which followed essentially the same alignment as modern MD 58 between the tollgate at Broadfording Road, now just east of I-81, and Cearfoss.[3][4][5] What is now the county-maintained portion of Cearfoss Pike was originally the Mercersburg Road.[5] About 1 mile (1.6 km) of that county highway from Cearfoss to Conococheague Creek was paved as a state-aid road in 1916 but was not taken into the state road system and was never part of MD 58.[6] MD 58 was paved from Broadfording Road to Garden View Road in 1928 and extended to Cearfoss in 1930.[7][8][9] The state highway was rebuilt starting in 1956; the highway was expanded at that time to a four-lane divided highway around its interchange with I-81, which was completed in 1958.[10][11][12] The Cearfoss Roundabout at the state highway's western terminus was constructed in 1995.[13]

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Washington County.

Location Mile
[1]
km Destinations Notes
Cearfoss 0.00 0.00 MD 63 (Greencastle Pike) to MD 494 / Cearfoss Pike west – Williamsport, Greencastle, PA Cearfoss Roundabout
Hagerstown 3.19 5.13 I‑81 (Maryland Veterans Memorial Highway) – Harrisburg, Roanoke Exit 7 (I-81)
3.53 5.68 Salem Avenue east / Key Circle south
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, 2012). Highway Location Reference. Maryland State Highway Administration. Retrieved 2010-11-15. 
  2. ^ Google Inc. "Maryland Route 58". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=MD-58+E%2FCearfoss+Pike&daddr=Salem+Ave&geocode=FT7GXQIdAjxd-w%3BFccnXQIdFNVd-w&hl=en&mra=ls&sll=39.699741,-77.77639&sspn=0.003789,0.009645&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=13. Retrieved 2010-11-15.
  3. ^ Clark, William Bullock (1899). Report on the Highways of Maryland. Baltimore: Maryland Geological Survey. p. 251. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 
  4. ^ United States Geological Survey. Hagerstown, MD quadrangle (Map). 1:48,000. 15 Minute Series (Topographic) (1912 ed.). http://historical.mytopo.com/quad.cfm?quadname=Hagerstown&state=MD&series=15. Retrieved 2010-11-16.
  5. ^ a b United States Geological Survey. Williamsport, MD quadrangle (Map). 1:48,000. 15 Minute Series (Topographic) (1912 ed.). http://historical.mytopo.com/quad.cfm?quadname=Williamsport&state=MD&series=15. Retrieved 2010-11-16.
  6. ^ 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. 20. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 
  7. ^ Maryland Geological Survey. Map of Maryland: Showing State Road System and State Aid Roads (Map) (1928 ed.).
  8. ^ Maryland Geological Survey. Map of Maryland Showing State Road System: State Aid Roads and Improved County Road Connections (Map) (1930 ed.).
  9. ^ 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. 232. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 
  10. ^ 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. pp. 193–194. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 
  11. ^ "NBI Structure Number: 100000210051010". National Bridge Inventory. Retrieved 2010-11-16. 
  12. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission. Maryland: Official Highway Map (Map) (1960 ed.).
  13. ^ Niederhauser, Mike (March 2002). "Modern Roundabouts in Maryland" (PDF). Maryland State Highway Administration. Retrieved 2010-11-15. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing