Maryland Route 134

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Maryland Route 134

Bellona Avenue
Maryland Route 134 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MDSHA
Length1.63 mi[1] (2.62 km)
Existed1928–present
Major junctions
South end MD 139 in Towson
North endRuxton Road in Ruxton
Location
CountryUnited States
StateMaryland
CountiesBaltimore
Highway system
MD 133 MD 135

Maryland Route 134 (MD 134) is a signed state highway in the U.S. state of Maryland. Known as Bellona Avenue, the state highway runs 1.63 miles (2.62 km) from MD 139 in Towson north to Ruxton Road in Ruxton in central Baltimore County. MD 134 was created as a modern road from MD 139 northwest to MD 25 in 1928. The highway was reduced to its present length in 1962.

Route description

MD 134 northbound at MD 139 in Towson. This signage was removed in 2022 and then replaced in 2023.

MD 134 begins at MD 139 (Charles Street) in the southwestern part of Towson. Bellona Avenue continues southeast as a county road through Rodgers Forge and then a city street in Baltimore, ultimately ending at MD 45 (York Road). MD 134 heads west as a two-lane undivided road through a forested residential area. The state highway veers north near Lake Roland and begins to closely parallel MTA Maryland's Baltimore Light RailLink. MD 134 reaches its northern terminus in the village of Ruxton at an intersection with Ruxton Road, which heads west across the tracks toward Pikesville. Bellona Avenue continues north parallel to the light rail tracks as a county highway that intersects Joppa Road in Riderwood before veering east and intersecting MD 139 again just south of Interstate 695 (Baltimore Beltway). There is also a disjoint segment of Bellona Avenue north of the Beltway in Lutherville.[1][2]

Close up shot of the MD 134 highway shield facing south at the intersection of Bellona Avenue and Ruxton Road

History

MD 134 originally followed not only its present course along Bellona Avenue, but also Ruxton Road west to MD 25 in the hamlet of Rockland east of Pikesville.[3] The whole original length of the highway was paved in macadam in 1928.[4] The Ruxton Road portion of MD 134 was transferred to Baltimore County in 1962.[5]

Junction list

The entire route is in Baltimore County.

Locationmi
[1]
kmDestinationsNotes
Towson0.000.00 MD 139 (Charles Street) / Bellona Avenue south – Baltimore, LuthervilleSouthern terminus
Ruxton1.632.62Bellona Avenue north / Ruxton Road west – PikesvilleNorthern 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 2012-02-10.
  2. ^ Google (2012-02-10). "Maryland Route 134" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2012-02-10.
  3. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission (1939). General Highway Map: State of Maryland (PDF) (Map). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission.
  4. ^ Maryland Geological Survey (1928). Map of Maryland: Showing State Road System and State Aid Roads (PDF) (Map). Baltimore: Maryland Geological Survey.
  5. ^ Maryland State Roads Commission (1962). Maryland: Official Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Baltimore: Maryland State Roads Commission.

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