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Maryland Route 300

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Existed:  1927 – present
Counties:  Queen Anne's
Constructed  1927
West end:  MD 213 in Church Hill
Length  21.81 km
Maryland Route 300
East end:  DE 300 at the Delaware state line near Sudlersville
County  Queen Anne's County, Maryland

Maryland Route 300 (MD 300) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Maryland. Known for most of its length as Sudlersville Road, the highway runs 13.55 miles (21.81 km) from MD 213 in Church Hill east through Sudlersville to the Delaware state line, where the highway continues as Delaware Route 300 (DE 300). Together with DE 300, DE 44, and DE 8, MD 300 forms the primary east–west connection between U.S. Route 301 (US 301) in northern Queen Anne's County and Dover, Delaware. MD 300 between Church Hill and Dudley Corners was one of the original state roads marked for improvement in 1909. The highway was completed between Church Hill and Sudlersville around 1920. MD 300 between Sudlersville and the Delaware state line was constructed in the late 1920s and early 1930s.

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Map of MD-300, Sudlersville, MD 21668, USA

Route description

MD 300 begins at an intersection with MD 213 (Church Hill Road) in Church Hill. The highway heads east as two-lane Sudlersville Road and intersects MD 19 (Main Street) before leaving the town and heading northeast through farmland. The state highway intersects US 301 (Blue Star Memorial Highway) at a superstreet intersection. Traffic on MD 300 is required to turn right onto US 301, perform a U-turn, then turn right again to continue on MD 300. The highway continues northeast before curving east at the crossing of Red Lion Branch and intersecting MD 290 (Crumpton Road) and Benton Corners Road at Dudley Corners, which is the site of historic Dudley's Chapel.

MD 300 heads east to the town of Sudlersville, where the highway's name changes to Main Street. The highway intersects MD 837 (Church Circle) and MD 313 (Church Street) before crossing the Centreville Branch of the Northern Line of the Maryland and Delaware Railroad. MD 300 becomes Sudlersville Road again upon leaving the town. The highway crosses Unicorn Branch, intersects Duhamel Corner Road and Peters Corner Road, and crosses Andover Branch. MD 300 curves to the northeast at Busic Church Road to its eastern terminus at the Delaware state line, where Sudlersville Road continues east as DE 300. A short distance east of the state line at Everetts Corner, the highway intersects DE 44, which leads to DE 8 and Dover. DE 300 heads east from there toward Kenton and Smyrna.

MD 300 is officially separated into two sections by the US 301 superstreet intersection; MD 300 runs east of US 301 and MD 300A is the portion west of the U.S. Highway. The portion of the highway from US 301 to the Delaware state line is a part of the National Highway System.

History

The portion of MD 300 between Church Hill and Dudley Corners was designated one of the original state roads, as part of a connection to Crumpton, by the Maryland State Roads Commission in 1909. In 1915, no work on this segment had begun, but by then it was no longer considered a necessary part of the statewide road system. The first segment of MD 300 was a 9-foot-wide (2.7 m) macadam state-aid road built between Dudley Corners and Sudlersville by 1910. The link between Church Hill and Dudley Corners was completed as a 15-foot-wide (4.6 m) concrete state-aid road between 1919 and 1921. The portions of the Church Hill–Sudlersville road narrower than 15 feet (4.6 m) were widened to this width with macadam shoulders by 1926.

The portion of MD 300 between Sudlersville and the Delaware state line was started in 1926; the paving of Main Street in concrete from MD 313 to the railroad crossing within Sudlersville was completed in 1927. The concrete highway was extended to Duhamel Corner Road in 1928 and to Peters Corner Road in 1930. MD 300 was marked along the length of Sudlersville Road when it was completed to the state line between 1930 and 1933. When MD 213's bypass of Church Hill was completed in 1971, MD 300 was extended west to its present terminus. MD 300A was designated along the portion of MD 300 west of US 301 when the superstreet intersection between the two highways was installed in 2005.

Junction list

The entire route is in Queen Anne's County.

References

Maryland Route 300 Wikipedia


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