Maryland Route 514

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Maryland Route 514 marker

Maryland Route 514
Maryland Route 514 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MDSHA
Length 4.89 mi[1] (7.87 km)
Existed 1950 – present
Major junctions
South end MD 20 in Chestertown
North end MD 298 at Melitota
Location
Counties Kent
Highway system
MD 513 MD 518

Maryland Route 514 (MD 514) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Maryland. The highway runs 4.89 miles (7.87 km) from MD 20 in Chestertown north to MD 298 at Melitota in central Kent County. MD 514 was built in the late 1940s and early 1950s from the Chestertown end and extended to Melitota in the late 1980s.

Route description[edit]

View south along MD 514 at MD 298 in Melitota

MD 514 begins at an intersection with MD 20 (Chestertown Road) just outside the town limits of Chestertown. The highway heads northwest as two-lane Flatland Road, which immediately enters the town for a while, then leaves the town and parallels the limits to Cromwell Clark Road. MD 514 continues northwest to Hanesville Road, where the highway turns west onto Melitota Road. The highway follows that road to its northern terminus at MD 298 (Fairlee Road) in the hamlet of Melitota opposite county-maintained Handy Point Road.[1][2]

History[edit]

In 1948, Kent County requested that the Maryland State Roads Commission make improvement of Flatland Road its highest priority project in the county during the post–World War II road building effort.[3] The highway from MD 20 to Hanesville Road was constructed in two sections. The first 2.25-mile-long (3.62 km) section was built as a gravel road in 1949, and the gravel road was improved with bituminous stabilizaton the following year.[4][5] MD 514 was extended to Hanesville Road as a gravel road in 1954.[6] The highway was resurfaced with bituminous concrete in 1970.[7] Melitota Road was transferred from county to state maintenance through a December 1, 1987, road transfer agreement, and the road was confirmed as an extension of MD 514 in July 1988.[8][9]

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Kent County.

Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Chestertown 0.00 0.00 MD 20 (Chestertown Road) – Rock Hall Southern terminus
Melitota 4.89 7.87 MD 298 (Fairlee Road) / Handy Point Road west – Fairlee, Worton 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, 2015). Highway Location Reference. Maryland State Highway Administration. Retrieved August 22, 2016. 
  2. ^ Maryland State Highway Administration (2015). Maryland General Highway Statewide Grid Map (PDF) (Map). 1:12,000. Baltimore: Maryland State Highway Administration. §§ D15C, D14D, D14B. Retrieved August 22, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Excerpt from Minutes of Meeting of the State Roads Commission" (PDF). S.R.C. Minutes District No. 2 Kent County. Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. January 29, 1948. Retrieved August 22, 2016 – via Maryland State Archives. 
  4. ^ Maryland Road Construction Progress Log (PDF). Baltimore: Maryland State Highway Administration. Contract Number: K-168-1-250 (August 3, 1949). Retrieved August 22, 2016 – via Maryland State Archives. 
  5. ^ "Excerpt from Minutes of Meeting of the State Roads Commission" (PDF). S.R.C. Minutes District No. 2 Kent County. Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. December 20, 1950. Retrieved August 22, 2016 – via Maryland State Archives. 
  6. ^ "Excerpt from Minutes of Meeting of the State Roads Commission" (PDF). S.R.C. Minutes District No. 2 Kent County. Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. March 16, 1954. Retrieved August 22, 2016 – via Maryland State Archives. 
  7. ^ Maryland Road Construction Progress Log (PDF). Baltimore: Maryland State Highway Administration. Contract Number: K-323-277 (July 7, 1970). Retrieved August 22, 2016 – via Maryland State Archives. 
  8. ^ "Memorandum of Action of Director Neil J. Pedersen" (PDF). S.R.C. Minutes District No. 2 Kent County. Baltimore: Maryland State Highway Administration. January 19, 1988. Retrieved August 22, 2016 – via Maryland State Archives. 
  9. ^ "Memorandum of Action of Director Neil J. Pedersen" (PDF). S.R.C. Minutes District No. 2 Kent County. Baltimore: Maryland State Highway Administration. July 11, 1988. Retrieved August 22, 2016 – via Maryland State Archives. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

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