Maryland Route 710

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Maryland Route 710 marker

Maryland Route 710
Ordnance Road
Route information
Maintained by MDSHA
Length: 2.16 mi[1] (3.48 km)
Existed: 1942 – present
Major junctions
West end: MD 2 in Glen Burnie
  MD 10 in Glen Burnie
East end: MD 173 in Brooklyn Park
Counties: Anne Arundel
Highway system
MD 704 MD 711

Maryland Route 710 (MD 710) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Maryland. Known as Ordnance Road, the state highway runs 2.16 miles (3.48 km) from MD 2 in Glen Burnie east to MD 173 in Brooklyn Park at the city limits of Baltimore. MD 710 provides access to the Defense Logistics Agency Curtis Bay Depot, a unit of the General Services Administration. The state highway is named for the federal site's prior use as a U.S. Army Depot. MD 710 was constructed in the early 1940s and relocated for most of its length concurrent with the construction of MD 10 in the early 1970s.

Route description[edit]

MD 710 begins at an intersection with MD 2 (Governor Ritchie Highway) surrounded by four shopping centers in Glen Burnie. The roadway continues west as county-maintained West Ordnance Road. MD 710 heads east as a four-lane divided highway and meets MD 10 (Arundel Expressway) at a partial cloverleaf interchange. Beyond MD 10, the state highway curves to the northeast, crosses a branch of Furnace Creek, and reduces to two lanes. MD 710 passes the Anne Arundel County Correctional Center, a U.S. Army Reserve Center, and the Defense Logistics Agency Curtis Bay Depot. The state highway curves east and has a grade crossing of CSX's Curtis Bay Branch underneath Interstate 695 (Baltimore Beltway). MD 710's eastern terminus is at an intersection with MD 173 (Pennington Avenue) in Brooklyn Park at the city limits of Baltimore.[1][2]


MD 710 was constructed as a 24-foot-wide (7.3 m) concrete road in 1942 to connect the Curtis Bay Ordnance Depot with MD 173 and MD 2.[3][4] The highway originally followed what is now MD 711 east from MD 2. Beyond MD 711, the highway headed east through the site of MD 10's interchange with I-695 to what is now the U.S. Army Reserve Center, then followed its present alignment to MD 173.[5] MD 710 was relocated to its present course, including the divided highway segment, in 1972 in conjunction with the construction of MD 10.[6][7]

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Anne Arundel County.

Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Glen Burnie 0.00 0.00 MD 2 (Governor Ritchie Highway) to I‑895 north / Ordnance Road west – Pasadena, Brooklyn Park, Ferndale Western terminus
0.56 0.90 MD 10 (Arundel Expressway) to I‑695 – Annapolis, Baltimore Partial cloverleaf interchange
Brooklyn Park 2.16 3.48 MD 173 (Pennington Avenue) – Baltimore, Riviera Beach Eastern terminus; Baltimore city limit
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Highway Information Services Division (December 31, 2013). Highway Location Reference. Maryland State Highway Administration. Retrieved 2010-08-02. 
  2. ^ Google Inc. "Maryland Route 710". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc.,-76.593933&sspn=0.007632,0.01929&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=14. Retrieved 2010-08-02.
  3. ^ 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. pp. 53–54. Retrieved 2013-02-09. 
  4. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission. Maryland: Official Highway Map (Map) (1946–47 ed.).
  5. ^ United States Geological Survey. Curtis Bay, MD quadrangle (Map). 1:24,000. 7.5 Minute Series (Topographic) (1946 ed.).
  6. ^ Maryland State Highway Administration. Maryland: Official Highway Map (Map) (1972 ed.).
  7. ^ Staff (2012). "NBI Structure Number: 100000020112010". National Bridge Inventory. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved 2013-02-07. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing