Maryland Route 925

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Maryland Route 925 marker

Maryland Route 925
Old Washington Road
Route information
Maintained by MDSHA
Length: 2.49 mi[1] (4.01 km)
Existed: 1961 – present
Major junctions
South end: Billingsley Road in White Plains
North end: MD 5 Bus. in Waldorf
Location
Counties: Charles
Highway system
MD 924 MD 927

Maryland Route 925 (MD 925) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Maryland. Known as Old Washington Road, the state highway runs 2.49 miles (4.01 km) from Billingsley Road in White Plains north to MD 5 Business in Waldorf. MD 925 and the county-maintained portion of Old Washington Road to the north comprise the old alignment of U.S. Route 301 (US 301) in northern Charles County. Originally constructed as part of MD 3 and MD 5 in the early 1910s, the highway become part of US 301 in the early 1940s, then was bypassed by the present US 301 divided highway in the mid-1950s. The White Plains–Waldorf portion of the old road was renumbered MD 925 in the early 1960s.

Route description[edit]

View north at the south end of MD 925

MD 925 begins at an intersection with Billingsley Road in White Plains, just east of the latter highway's intersection with US 301 (Robert Crain Highway). There is no direct access to northbound MD 925 from eastbound Billingsley Road. MD 925 heads northeast through a residential area, paralleling US 301 to the west and CSX's Popes Creek Subdivision to the east. Shortly after intersecting Smallwood Drive in St. Charles, the state highway expands to a three-lane road with center turn lane and enters a commercial area. MD 925 reaches its northern terminus at an intersection with MD 5 Business (Leonardtown Road) in Waldorf. Old Washington Road continues northeast as a county highway, passing through an industrial area before reconnecting with US 301 via Sub-Station Road just south of US 301's intersection with MD 5.[1][2]

History[edit]

Old Washington Road is the original alignment of US 301 from White Plains through Waldorf to the Prince George's County line. The route was marked for improvement as one of the original state roads by the Maryland State Roads Commission in 1909.[3] The highway between White Plains and the county line was constructed as a 14-foot (4.3 m) gravel road in 1912.[4] The highway was designated MD 3 for its whole length and MD 5 north of Waldorf in 1927.[5] By 1930, the highway was the most heavily traveled highway in Charles County, so the road was widened to 20 feet (6.1 m) with concrete shoulders and resurfaced with bituminous concrete.[6] Around 1948, the route, now part of US 301, was widened to 24 feet (7.3 m).[7] The expanded highway still was unable to handle the traffic burden, so in 1952 a divided highway bypass of Old Washington Road was started from the Prince George's County end.[8] The new US 301 divided highway reached Waldorf by 1954 and was completed to White Plains in 1956.[9][10] Old Washington Road originally kept the MD 3 designation.[11] However, by 1961, Old Washington Road was designated MD 925 south of Waldorf and transferred to county maintenance north of Waldorf.[12]

Junction list[edit]

The entire route is in Charles County.

Location mi
[1]
km Destinations Notes
White Plains 0.00 0.00 Billingsley Road to US 301 – La Plata Southern terminus; no direct access from eastbound Billingsley Road to northbound MD 925
Waldorf 2.49 4.01 MD 5 Bus. (Leonardtown Road) / Old Washington Road north – Hughesville, Accokeek Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Auxiliary route[edit]

MD 925A is the designation for the 0.05-mile (0.080 km) section of Billingsley Road between US 301 and the southern terminus of MD 925 in White Plains.[1][13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Highway Information Services Division (December 31, 2013). Highway Location Reference. Maryland State Highway Administration. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  2. ^ Google (2010-06-10). "Maryland Route 925" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2010-06-10. 
  3. ^ Maryland Geological Survey (1910). Map of Maryland (Map). Baltimore: Maryland Geological Survey. 
  4. ^ Weller, O.E.; Parran, Thomas; Miller, W.B.; Perry, John M.; Ramsay, Andrew; Smith, J. Frank (May 1916). Annual Reports of the State Roads Commission of Maryland (1912–1915 ed.). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. p. 110. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  5. ^ Maryland Geological Survey (1927). Map of Maryland: Showing State Road System and State Aid Roads (Map). Baltimore: Maryland Geological Survey. 
  6. ^ 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. 30. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  7. ^ Reindollar, Robert M.; George, Joseph M.; McCain, Russell H. (February 15, 1949). Report of the State Roads Commission of Maryland (1947–1948 ed.). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. p. 126. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  8. ^ 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. 171. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  9. ^ 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. 189. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  10. ^ 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. 176. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  11. ^ Bonnell, Robert O.; Bennett, Edgar T.; McMullen, John J. (December 15, 1958). Report of the State Roads Commission of Maryland (1957–1958 ed.). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. p. 73. Retrieved 2011-01-12. 
  12. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission (1961). Maryland: Official Highway Map (Map). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. 
  13. ^ Google (2010-06-10). "Maryland Route 925A" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2010-06-10. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Google

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