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Maryland Route 715

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Existed:  1943 – present
Counties:  Harford
Constructed  1943
West end:  US 40 in Aberdeen
Length  1.71 km
County  Harford County
Maryland Route 715
East end:  Entrance to Aberdeen Proving Ground

Maryland Route 715 (MD 715) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Maryland. Known as Short Lane, the state highway runs 1.06 miles (1.71 km) from U.S. Route 40 (US 40) in Aberdeen east to an entrance to Aberdeen Proving Ground. MD 715 was constructed during World War II as a military access project. Between 2010 and 2013, the state highway was reconstructed to better handle the increased traffic brought by the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process.

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Map of MD-715, 2, Halls Cross Roads, MD, USA

Route description

MD 715 begins at a modified trumpet interchange with US 40 (Philadelphia Boulevard). The state highway heads east from US 40 as a six-lane divided highway that intersects Old Philadelphia Road and the entrance to an industrial park. MD 715 crosses the Amtrak Northeast Corridor and MARC's Penn Line and reaches its eastern terminus at an entrance to Aberdeen Proving Ground.

History

MD 715 was constructed as a military access project under the Defense Highway Act of 1941 along the alignment of the Boothby Hill Road. The state highway, including the interchange with US 40 and the overpass of the railroad tracks, was completed as a divided highway in 1943 and marked as MD 715 by 1946. The bridges over US 40 and the railroad tracks were replaced or reconstructed in 1985.

MD 715 was reconstructed to handle the increased traffic at Aberdeen Proving Ground as a result of the BRAC process. The partial interchange at US 40 was expanded to a full interchange, the intersection with Old Philadelphia Road was improved, and MD 715 was expanded from four to six lanes. Construction began in October 2010 and concluded in 2013.

Junction list

The entire route is in Aberdeen, Harford County.

References

Maryland Route 715 Wikipedia


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