Maryland Route 383

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Maryland Route 383 marker

Maryland Route 383
Broad Run Jefferson Road
Maryland Route 383 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MDSHA
Length: 5.48 mi[1] (8.82 km)
Existed: 1930 – present
Major junctions
South end: MD 180 in Jefferson
North end: MD 17 near Burkittsville
Location
Counties: Frederick
Highway system
MD 382 MD 384

Maryland Route 383 (MD 383) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Maryland. Known as Broad Run Jefferson Road, the state highway runs 5.48 miles (8.82 km) from MD 180 in Jefferson north to MD 17 near Burkittsville. MD 383 was built in four sections from MD 17 toward Jefferson between 1929 and 1953.

Route description[edit]

View north along MD 383 in southwestern Frederick County

MD 383 begins at an intersection with MD 180 (Jefferson Pike) a short distance west of the center of Jefferson. The state highway heads northwest as a two-lane road through farmland. MD 383 intersects Corun Road, which leads to the historic Lewis Mill Complex, before descending into the valley of and crossing Catoctin Creek. West of the creek, the state highway reaches a four-way intersection with south-facing St. Marks Road and Gapland Road, which heads west toward Burkittsville. MD 383 turns north to remain on Broad Run Road. The state highway passes Poffenberger Road and Sumantown Road as it veers west again. Poffenberger Road leads to the historic Poffenberger Road Bridge and Sumantown Road leads to the contemporary Catoctin Creek Park. MD 383 crosses a tributary of Broad Run and reaches another four-way intersection at the hamlet of Broad Run. Picnic Woods Road and Catholic Church Road head west and south, respectively, from the intersection. MD 383 turns north to its northern terminus at MD 17 (Burkittsville Road) about midway between Burkittsville and Middletown.[1][2]

History[edit]

The first portion of MD 383 was constructed as a concrete road from MD 33 (now MD 17) south to Broad Run in 1929 and 1930.[3][4] The state highway was extended east as a macadam road to near the Poffenberger Road intersection in 1934 and 1935.[5][6] By 1946, MD 383 was extended south and east to Catoctin Creek.[7][8] The state highway was completed after the state route designation was extended to U.S. Route 340 (now MD 180) following the completion of a new bridge over Catoctin Creek in 1953.[9][10]

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Frederick County.

Location mi
[1]
km Destinations Notes
Jefferson 0.00 0.00 MD 180 (Jefferson Pike) – Jefferson, Brunswick Southern terminus
Broad Run 2.36 3.80 St. Marks Road south / Gapland Road west – Burkittsville MD 383 turns north to remain on Broad Run Jefferson Road
4.15 6.68 Catholic Church Road south / Picnic Woods Road west MD 383 turns north to remain on Broad Run Jefferson Road
5.48 8.82 MD 17 (Burkittsville Road) – Burkittsville, Middletown 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 2011-03-30. 
  2. ^ Google (2011-03-30). "Maryland Route 383" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-03-30. 
  3. ^ 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. 210. Retrieved 2011-03-30. 
  4. ^ Maryland Geological Survey (1930). Map of Maryland Showing State Road System: State Aid Roads and Improved County Road Connections (Map). Baltimore: Maryland Geological Survey. 
  5. ^ 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. 335. Retrieved 2011-03-30. 
  6. ^ Maryland Geological Survey (1935). Map of Maryland Showing State Road System: State Aid Roads and Improved County Road Connections (Map). Baltimore: Maryland Geological Survey. 
  7. ^ Reindollar, Robert M.; Webb, P. Watson; McCain, Russell H. (February 1, 1947). Report of the State Roads Commission of Maryland (1945–1946 ed.). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. p. 109. Retrieved 2011-03-30. 
  8. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission (1946). Maryland: Official Highway Map (Map) (1946–47 ed.). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. 
  9. ^ "NBI Structure Number: 100000100087010". National Bridge Inventory. Retrieved 2011-03-30. 
  10. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission (1954). Maryland: Official Highway Map (Map). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

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