Maryland Route 587

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Maryland Route 587 marker

Maryland Route 587
Wilson Point Road
Route information
Maintained by MDSHA
Length: 1.14 mi[1] (1.83 km)
Existed: 1934 – present
Major junctions
South end: Dogwood Drive in Middle River
North end: MD 150 in Middle River
Location
Counties: Baltimore
Highway system
MD 586 MD 588

Maryland Route 587 (MD 587) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Maryland. Known as Wilson Point Road, the state highway runs 1.14 miles (1.83 km) from Dogwood Drive north to MD 150 within Middle River in southeastern Baltimore County. MD 587 provides access to Martin State Airport. The state highway was constructed in the mid-1930s from MD 150 to Wilson Point. MD 587's southern terminus was moved to its present spot in the mid-1980s.

Route description[edit]

MD 587 begins at the intersection of Wilson Point Road and Dogwood Drive. Wilson Point Road continues south as a two-lane county highway through a residential neighborhood toward the namesake promontory at the confluence of Stansbury Creek on the east and Middle River on the west. MD 587 heads north as a four-lane divided highway between Martin State Airport on the east and apartment complexes on the west. After passing the main entrance to Martin State Airport, the west side of the state highway is lined by Lockheed Martin's Middle River Complex. MD 587 reaches its northern terminus at an intersection with MD 150 (Eastern Boulevard) just south of the Amtrak Northeast Corridor.[1][2]

History[edit]

MD 587 was constructed as a macadam road along what was originally Bull Neck Road from MD 150 to Wilson Point in 1934.[3][4] The state highway was widened with a pair of 2-foot (0.61 m) wide concrete shoulders around 1940.[5] MD 587's intersection with MD 150 was rebuilt as a directional crossover intersection when MD 150 was expanded to a four-lane divided highway through Middle River in 1944.[6] The intersection was converted to a standard three-way intersection when MD 587 was expanded to a four-lane divided highway along its present length in 1964.[7] The state highway's southern terminus was moved north to Dogwood Drive around 1987.[8]

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Middle River, Baltimore County.

Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
0.00 0.00 Wilson Point Road south / Dogwood Drive west Southern terminus
1.14 1.83 MD 150 (Eastern Boulevard) – Chase, Essex Northern terminus
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 2011-05-17. 
  2. ^ Google Inc. "Maryland Route 587". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Wilson+Point+Rd&daddr=Wilson+Point+Rd&hl=en&geocode=FaoAWAIdAOhx-w%3BFYQ1WAIdGMtx-w&mra=ls&sll=39.322247,-76.420598&sspn=0.015238,0.038581&ie=UTF8&ll=39.328522,-76.424804&spn=0.015237,0.038581&t=h&z=15. Retrieved 2010-08-02.
  3. ^ 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. 321. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  4. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission. Map of Maryland Showing State Road System (Map) (1934 ed.).
  5. ^ Whitman, Ezra B.; Webb, P. Watson; Thomas, W. Frank (March 15, 1941). "Report of the State Roads Commission of Maryland" (1939–1940 ed.). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. p. 65. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  6. ^ Whitman, Ezra B.; Webb, P. Watson; Thomas, W. Frank (March 1, 1945). "Report of the State Roads Commission of Maryland" (1943–1944 ed.). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. p. 38. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  7. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission. Maryland: Official Highway Map (Map) (1964 ed.).
  8. ^ Maryland State Highway Administration. Maryland: Official Highway Map (Map) (1987 ed.).

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing