Maryland Route 109

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Maryland Route 109

Maryland Route 109 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MDSHA
Length11.87 mi[1] (19.10 km)
Existed1927–present
Tourist
routes
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Scenic Byway
Antietam Campaign Scenic Byway
Major junctions
South end MD 107 in Poolesville
Major intersections
North end MD 355 in Hyattstown
Location
CountryUnited States
StateMaryland
CountiesMontgomery
Highway system
MD 108 MD 112

Maryland Route 109 (MD 109) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Maryland. The highway runs 11.87 miles (19.10 km) from MD 107 in Poolesville north to MD 355 in Hyattstown. MD 109 connects the northwestern Montgomery County communities of Poolesville, Beallsville, Barnesville, and Hyattstown with each other and with Interstate 270 (I-270). The highway was built between Beallsville and Barnesville by 1910. MD 109 was extended to Poolesville in the early 1920s and to Comus in the late 1920s. The route was extended north through its early 1950s interchange with I-270 to Hyattstown in the late 1950s.

Route description

View north along MD 109 from I-270 in Hyattstown

MD 109 begins at the intersection of Elgin Road and Fisher Avenue in the town of Poolesville. The intersection also serves as the western terminus of MD 107, which heads east along Fisher Avenue through the Poolesville Historic District. MD 109 heads north along two-lane undivided Elgin Road, which becomes Beallsville Road when it leaves the town. The highway passes by the historic homes Chiswell's Inheritance and Dowden's Luck before passing through the village of Beallsville, where the route intersects MD 28 (Darnestown Road). MD 109 continues northeast and passes under CSX's Metropolitan Subdivision railroad line south of Barnesville; next to the railroad bridge is the Barnesville station serving MARC's Brunswick Line. The highway continues through the town of Barnesville, where the route turns east onto Barnesville Road then north onto Old Hundred Road. MD 109 crosses a branch of the Little Monocacy River and intersects Comus Road in the hamlet of Comus; Comus Road leads west to Sugarloaf Mountain. The highway veers east at the Montgomery–Frederick county line, which the route briefly follows, and meets I-270 (Eisenhower Memorial Highway) at a partial cloverleaf interchange. MD 109 closely parallels Little Bennett Creek and crosses it within the interchange. The highway reaches its eastern terminus at MD 355 (Frederick Road) in the village of Hyattstown, a short distance south of MD 355's intersection with MD 75 (Green Valley Road) on the opposite side of the county line.[1][2]

History

View north along MD 109 at Comus Road in Comus

The first segment of the highway that became MD 109 was constructed as a macadam road by Montgomery County with state aid by 1910. The modern road was built from the southern edge of Beallsville to the center of Barnesville.[3][4] As of 1910, the improved road was proposed to be extended to Poolesville; however, the Beallsville–Poolesville segment of the macadam road was not completed until 1923.[3][5] The highway was extended north from Barnesville to Comus in two sections. The first segment was built in 1925 and 1926; the road was completed to Comus in 1927 and 1928.[6][7][8] A disjoint segment of MD 109 was built as a concrete road along Westerly Road between Edwards Ferry Road and Willard Road on the southern edge of Poolesville in 1929 and 1930.[9][10] The county highway between MD 95 at Comus and U.S. Route 240 (now MD 355) at Hyattstown was reconstructed as a macadam road by the Maryland State Roads Commission between 1936 and 1938.[11][12] MD 109's bridge across Little Bennett Creek and its interchange with Washington National Pike (now I-270) were constructed between 1951 and 1953.[13] The disjoint segment of MD 109 south of Poolesville was transferred to county maintenance in 1957.[14] MD 109 was extended from Comus to Hyattstown in 1960.[15]

Junction list

The entire route is in Montgomery County.

Locationmi
[1]
kmDestinationsNotes
Poolesville0.000.00
MD 107 east (Fisher Avenue) / Elgin Road south / Fisher Avenue west – Dawsonville, White's Ferry
Southern terminus; western terminus of MD 107
Beallsville2.413.88 MD 28 (Darnestown Road) – Frederick, Rockville
Hyattstown11.3518.27 I-270 (Eisenhower Memorial Highway) – Frederick, WashingtonI-270 Exit 22
11.8719.10
MD 355 (Frederick Road) to MD 75 – Clarksburg, Urbana
Northern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References

  1. ^ a b c Highway Information Services Division (December 31, 2013). Highway Location Reference. Maryland State Highway Administration. Retrieved 2013-07-29.
  2. ^ Google (2010-04-26). "Maryland Route 109" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2010-04-26.
  3. ^ a b Maryland Geological Survey (1910). Map of Maryland (PDF) (Map). Baltimore: Maryland Geological Survey.
  4. ^ Maryland Geological Survey (1921). Map of Maryland: Showing State Road System and State Aid Roads (PDF) (Map). Baltimore: Maryland Geological Survey.
  5. ^ Maryland Geological Survey (1923). Map of Maryland: Showing State Road System and State Aid Roads (PDF) (Map). Baltimore: Maryland Geological Survey.
  6. ^ Mackall, John N.; Darnall, R. Bennett; Brown, W.W. (January 1927). Annual Reports of the State Roads Commission of Maryland (1924–1926 ed.). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. pp. 52, 90. Retrieved 2013-08-01.
  7. ^ Maryland Geological Survey (1927). Map of Maryland: Showing State Road System and State Aid Roads (PDF) (Map). Baltimore: Maryland Geological Survey.
  8. ^ Maryland Geological Survey (1928). Map of Maryland: Showing State Road System and State Aid Roads (PDF) (Map). Baltimore: Maryland Geological Survey.
  9. ^ 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. 220. Retrieved 2013-08-01.
  10. ^ Maryland Geological Survey (1930). Map of Maryland Showing State Road System: State Aid Roads and Improved County Road Connections (Map). Baltimore: Maryland Geological Survey.
  11. ^ Beall, J. Glenn; Jarboe, Elmer R.; Obrecht, George F., Sr. (March 4, 1939). Report of the State Roads Commission of Maryland (1937–1938 ed.). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission. p. 111. Retrieved 2013-08-01.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  12. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission (1946). Maryland: Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map) (1946–1947 ed.). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission.
  13. ^ 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. pp. 159, 165. Retrieved 2013-08-01.
  14. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission (1957). Maryland: Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission.
  15. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission (1960). Maryland: Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission.

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