Maryland Route 60

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Maryland Route 60 marker

Maryland Route 60
Maryland Route 60 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MDSHA
Length: 7.27 mi[1] (11.70 km)
Major junctions
West end: Northern Avenue in Hagerstown
 

MD 62 in Leitersburg

MD 418 in Leitersburg
East end: PA 316 near Leitersburg
Location
Counties: Washington
Highway system
MD 59 MD 61

Maryland Route 60 (MD 60) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Maryland. Known for most of its length as Leitersburg Pike, the state highway runs 7.27 miles (11.70 km) from the intersection of Potomac Street and Northern Avenue in Hagerstown east to the Pennsylvania state line near Leitersburg, where the highway continues as Pennsylvania Route 316 (PA 316). MD 60 connects Hagerstown with Leitersburg and Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. MD 60 was paved over the course of an old turnpike from Hagerstown toward Waynesboro in the mid-1920s. The state highway was reconstructed in the mid-1950s, including the highway's bypass of Leitersburg.

Route description[edit]

MD 60 begins at an intersection with Northern Avenue, Eastern Boulevard, and Potomac Avenue in the city of Hagerstown. Northern Avenue heads west past St. Maria Goretti High School. Eastern Boulevard heads east toward the historic home Rockland Farm. Potomac Street heads south toward downtown Hagerstown, passing through the Oak Hill and Potomac-Broadway historic districts and by the Zion Reformed United Church of Christ and the Hagerstown Armory. MD 60 heads north as Potomac Avenue, leaving the city limits of Hagerstown before reaching a junction with Marsh Pike, which heads north toward the suburbs of Paramount and Long Meadow. MD 60 continues northeast as Leitersburg Pike through farmland, passing the Dorsey-Palmer House before crossing Marsh Run.[1][2]

MD 60 crosses Antietam Creek and passes the Lantz-Zeigler House before reaching Leitersburg. The state highway intersects MD 62 (Little Antietam Road) on the west side of the unincorporated village before curving to the north to bypass the village while Leiter Street, the old alignment of MD 60, continues straight to pass through the Leitersburg Historic District. North of the village center, MD 60 intersects Leiters Mill Road and the western end of MD 418 (Ringgold Pike), then curves north and receives the other end of Leiter Street. The state highway starts to parallel Antietam Creek as it reaches its eastern terminus at the Pennsylvania state line. The highway continues north as PA 316 (Wayne Highway) toward Waynesboro.[1][2]

History[edit]

The predecessor highway of MD 60 was the Hagerstown and Waynesboro Turnpike, which ran from Hagerstown to the Pennsylvania state line via Leitersburg.[3] MD 60 was paved as a modern highway from Hagerstown to Leitersburg in 1923 and from Leitersburg to the state line by 1927.[4][5] The first relocation of MD 60 occurred in 1941 when the highway's bridge over Antietam Creek was replaced.[6] The state highway was reconstructed from its western terminus to the western end of the Antietam Creek relocation in 1952.[7] The segment of MD 60 between Antietam Creek and Leitersburg was rebuilt in 1953 and 1954.[8] The bypass of Leitersburg was constructed and the highway north to the state line was reconstructed between 1954 and 1956.[9]

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Washington County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Hagerstown 0.00 0.00 Northern Avenue west / Eastern Boulevard south / Potomac Avenue south
Leitersburg 4.83 7.77 MD 62 south (Little Antietam Road) – Chewsville
5.35 8.61 MD 418 east (Ringgold Pike) – Ringgold
  7.27 11.70 PA 316 (Wayne Highway) – Waynesboro Pennsylvania state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Auxiliary route[edit]

MD 60A is the designation for the unnamed 0.10-mile (0.16 km) one-lane ramp from eastbound MD 60 to eastbound MD 418 in Leitersburg.[1][10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Highway Information Services Division (December 31, 2013). Highway Location Reference. Maryland State Highway Administration. Retrieved 2010-11-19. 
  2. ^ a b Google Inc. "Maryland Route 60". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Leitersburg+Pike&daddr=MD-60+N%2FLeitersburg+Pike&hl=en&geocode=FVwwXQIdBl9e-w%3BFagVXgIdatZf-w&mra=ls&sll=39.69101,-77.65316&sspn=0.060631,0.154324&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=13. Retrieved 2010-11-19.
  3. ^ Clark, William Bullock (1899). Report on the Highways of Maryland. Baltimore: Maryland Geological Survey. p. 251. Retrieved 2010-11-19. 
  4. ^ Maryland Geological Survey. Map of Maryland: Showing State Road System and State Aid Roads (Map) (1923 ed.).
  5. ^ Maryland Geological Survey. Map of Maryland: Showing State Road System and State Aid Roads (Map) (1927 ed.).
  6. ^ Whitman, Ezra B.; Webb, P. Watson; Thomas, W. Frank (March 15, 1943). Report of the State Roads Commission of Maryland (1941–1942 ed.). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. p. 101. Retrieved 2010-11-19. 
  7. ^ McCain, Russell H.; Hall, Avery W.; Nichols, David M. (December 15, 1952). Report of the State Roads Commission of Maryland (1951–1952 ed.). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. p. 190. Retrieved 2010-11-19. 
  8. ^ McCain, Russell H.; Bennett, Edgar T.; Kelly, Bramwell (November 12, 1954). Report of the State Roads Commission of Maryland (1953–1954 ed.). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. p. 206. Retrieved 2010-11-19. 
  9. ^ 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. p. 192. Retrieved 2010-11-19. 
  10. ^ Google Inc. "Maryland Route 60A". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Ringgold+Pike&daddr=Ringgold+Pike&hl=en&geocode=Ff-zXQId1ZZf-w%3BFeC1XQIdNpxf-w&mra=ls&sll=39.695845,-77.620313&sspn=0.001895,0.004823&ie=UTF8&ll=39.695713,-77.621289&spn=0.001895,0.004823&t=h&z=18. Retrieved 2010-11-19.

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing