Maryland Route 353

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Maryland Route 353

Maryland Route 353 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by MDSHA
Length5.08 mi[1] (8.18 km)
Major junctions
South end US 50 in Pittsville
Major intersections MD 346 in Pittsville
North end DE 26 / Route 54 near Pittsville
CountryUnited States
Highway system
MD 352 MD 354

Maryland Route 353 (MD 353) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Maryland. Known for most of its length as Gumboro Road, the state highway runs 5.08 miles (8.18 km) from U.S. Route 50 (US 50) just south of Pittsville north to the Delaware state line, where the highway intersects Delaware Route 26 (DE 26) and DE-MD 54. MD 353 was constructed in the mid- to late 1920s. The route was extended south from MD 346 to US 50 in Pittsville in 2016.

Route description

View north along MD 353 at MD 346 in Pittsville

MD 353 begins at an intersection with US 50 (Ocean Gateway) just south of Pittsville, heading northeast on two-lane undivided Sixty Foot Road, which continues south as a county highway past US 50. Upon crossing MD 346 (Old Ocean City Road), the road name changes to Gumboro Road and MD 353 heads through the town of Pittsville. After intersecting Main Street, the highway turns north past scattered residences. After crossing Aydelotte Branch, MD 353 leaves Pittsville, crossing Burnt Mill Branch and passing through farmland all the way to the highway's northern terminus at the Delaware state line. The roadway continues into Delaware as DE 26 and DE 54 (Millsboro Highway). East Line Road heads east from the intersection at the state line, while DE-MD 54 (East Line Road) follows the state line west to the towns of Delmar, Maryland, and Delmar, Delaware.[1][2]


MD 353 was constructed as a modern highway beginning in 1925 from Pittsville.[3] By 1927, the highway extended north to Burnt Mill Branch.[4] MD 353 was completed to the Delaware state line in 1929.[5][6] On April 20, 2016, the portion of Sixty Foot Road between US 50 and MD 346 was transferred from county and town maintenance to state maintenance and became a southern extension of MD 353.[1]

Junction list

The entire route is in Wicomico County.

Pittsville0.000.00 US 50 (Ocean Gateway) / Sixty Foot Road south – Ocean City, SalisburySouthern terminus
0.480.77 MD 346 (Old Ocean City Road) – Parsonsburg, Willards

Route 54 west (East Line Road) / East Line Road east – Delmar

DE 26 east / DE 54 east (Millsboro Highway) – Gumboro
Delaware state line; northern terminus; eastern terminus of MD 54
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c d Highway Information Services Division (December 31, 2016). Highway Location Reference. Maryland State Highway Administration. Retrieved 2017-08-27.
  2. ^ Google (2010-04-21). "Maryland Route 353" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2010-04-21.
  3. ^ 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. p. 100. Retrieved 2010-04-21.
  4. ^ Maryland Geological Survey (1927). Map of Maryland: Showing State Road System and State Aid Roads (PDF) (Map). Baltimore: Maryland Geological Survey.
  5. ^ 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. 234. Retrieved 2010-04-21.
  6. ^ Maryland Geological Survey (1930). Map of Maryland Showing State Road System: State Aid Roads and Improved County Road Connections (Map). Baltimore: Maryland Geological Survey.

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