Interstate 795 Maryland

Interstate 795 Maryland
History
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South End

Overview

The Northwest Expressway, Interstate 795 serves Reistertown, Westminster and other suburbs in Baltimore County. The freeway is six lanes wide between Interstate 695 and Owings Mill (Exit 4) and four lanes wide for the remainder of the route to Reistertown. The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) Metro SubwayLink runs along I-795 between Owings Mill and the Baltimore Beltway between the north and southbound roadways.

History

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) approved the designation for Interstate 795 from Randallstown northwest to Owings Mill on June 25, 1979. The Northwest Expressway was completed between I-695 and Reisterstown in October 1987.1

Original plans for the Northwest Expressway extended the route southward from I-695 to Wabash Avenue in the city of Baltimore. The proposed corridor followed the Metro SubwayLink line through the Mount Hope and Forest Park neighborhoods. The urban freeway spur was never built and Wabash Avenue was instead constructed as a six lane surface arterial.

Northwest Expressway - 1984 Map

Baltimore street atlas pages showing initial construction for Interstate 795 in 1984.

Route Information

  • North End – Reisterstown, MD

  • South End – Pikesville, MD

  • Mileage – 8.99

  • Cities – Baltimore

  • JunctionsI-695

Source: December 31, 2018 Interstate Route Log and Finders List

I-795 Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)

MD 30 south at MD 128/795 - Reistertown

MD 30 (Hanover Pike) southbound at unsigned MD 795 south and MD 128 (Butler Road) east at Reisterstown. Photo by Tim Reichard (02/24/02).

North End Maryland 140 Maryland 795 – Reistertown, Maryland

I-795 North at MD 140 MD 795

I-795 north at MD 140 - Reisterstown, MD

MD 140 extends 12 miles beyond the I-795 freeway end to Westminster. MD 30 branches north from MD 140 to Hampstead en route to PA 94 and Hanover, Pennsylvania. 06/20/12

I-795 north at MD 140 - Reisterstown, MD

The first in a series of freeway ends signs for Interstate 795 north. These were erected along the Northwest Expressway by 2001. 06/20/12

I-795 north at MD 140 - Reisterstown, MD

Crossing over Cockeys Mill Road, I-795 approaches the separation with MD 795 (Exit 9A) to MD 140 east at Reisterstown. An unsigned route, MD 795 comprises a controlled access road 0.47 miles east to MD 30 (Hanover Pike) and MD 128 (Butler Road). 06/20/12

I-795 north at MD 140 - Reisterstown, MD

Entering the wye interchange (Exit 9A) with MD 795 north into Reistertown. Exit 9B represents the continuation of I-795 north onto MD 140 (Westminster Pike) westbound. 06/20/12

I-795 north at MD 140 - Reisterstown, MD

Taking Exit 9B, MD 795 intersects MD 140 (Westminster Pike). The towns of Hampstead and Manchester lie north along MD 30 while unincorporated Glyndon is just east of MD 30/795 along MD 128 (Butler Road). Photo by Tim Reichard (02/24/02).

I-795 north at MD 140 - Reisterstown, MD

Curving westward, I-795 concludes at a wye interchange with MD 140 (Westminster Pike) alongside Reisterstown Regional Park. 06/20/12

I-795 north at MD 140 - Reisterstown, MD

MD 140 (Westminster Pike) transitions to a rural highway leading northwest from Reistertown. Ensuing signals operate at Nob Hill Park Drive and Gores Mill Road south. 06/20/12

MD 140 East at I-795

MD 140 east at I-795 - Reisterstown

Eastbound MD 140 splits with Interstate 795 south just beyond Mitchell Drive to Reisterstown Regional Park. 06/20/12

MD 140 east at I-795 - Reisterstown

MD 140 (Westminster Pike) continues east from the wye with I-795 into Historic Reisterstown. I-795 parallels the state route to the west en route to Owings Mills and Pikesville. 06/20/12

MD 140 east at I-795 - 2000

Previous guide signs and trailblazers posted along MD 140 (Westminster Pike) east at I-795. 06/17/00

South End I-695 – Pikesville, Maryland

I-795 South at I-695

I-795 south at I-695 - Pikesville, MD

I-795 and the Metro SubwayLink weave southward along side Gwynns Falls to the exchange with Interstate 695. Advance signs partition motorists for I-95 leading away from the Baltimore area. 06/20/12

I-795 south at I-695 - Pikesville, MD

Exit 1B departs from the outside lanes of I-795 south for I-695 south to Catonsville, Arbutus, Halethorpe and Glen Burnie. 06/20/12

I-795 south at I-695 - Pikesville, MD

Two lanes navigate along a flyover (Exit 1A) for I-695 east to Pikesville, Towson, Parkville and Overlea. 06/20/12

I-795 south at I-695 - Pikesville, MD

Interstate 795 south concludes at a directional T interchange with the Baltimore Beltway. The MTA Old Court station lies within the exchange. 06/20/12

I-695 North at I-795

I-695 north at I-795 - Lochearn, MD

Interstate 695 heads north between the Lochearn and Randallstown communities to Exit 19 with the Northwest Expressway. 06/20/12

I-695 north at I-795 - Lochearn, MD

I-695 north expands to five lanes leading into the directional T interchange (Exit 19) with Interstate 795. I-795 spurs northwest between Randallstown and parallel MD 140 to Owings Mills. 06/20/12

I-695 north at I-795 - Lochearn, MD

Exit 19 leaves the Baltimore Beltway for I-795 north to Reisterstown. The Northwest Expressway replaced MD 140 (old U.S. 140) along part of the route to Westminster. 06/20/12

I-695 West at I-795

I-695 north at I-795 - Lochearn, MD

Curving southwest through Pikesville, Interstate 695 meets MD 140 (Reistertown Road) at a SPUI (Exit 20) one mile ahead of I-795. 06/20/12

I-695 north at I-795 - Lochearn, MD

The forthcoming exchange joining Interstate 695 west with Interstate 795 dates from 1983-84. 06/20/12

I-695 north at I-795 - Lochearn, MD

A CSX Railroad line spans I-695 at the departure of Exit 19 for the Northwest Expressway. 06/20/12

Sources:

  1. Northwest Expressway (I-795). DCRoads.net.

Page updated December 14, 2020.