The State of Maryland operates numerous welcome centers and rest areas at major gateways and strategic locations within the state. The major facilities are located on Interstate and Primary highways and provide modern restroom facilities, travel information, vending machines, picnic facilities, and telephones.
TTY/TTD Telephone available at each facility.
Beginning December 7, in order to continue providing rest area services during challenging economic times, the State Highway Administration (SHA) is modifying service hours to primarily daytime hours at several rest areas. Only one, sparsely used rest area is permanently closed. These tough decisions save the State more than $567,000 in operational costs such as lighting, water, staffing and supplies.
These facilities are located on the Maryland Official Highway Map and are further described as follows:
In addition to the above facilities, the Maryland Transportation Authority operates two full service facilities on the toll portion of Interstate 95 (JFK Memorial Highway). These are:
The Maryland House. This facility is located in the median of I-95 and is accessible to both northbound and southbound traffic. It is approximately 24 miles north of Baltimore City in Harford County, Maryland. Food and fuel are available to the motorist at this location.
Chesapeake House Welcome Center. This welcome center is also located in the median of I-95 and is in Cecil County, Md., approximately fourteen miles north of the Maryland House and twelve miles south of the Delaware line. Food, fuel, and travel information services are available. Ph. (410) 287-2313.
Throughout Maryland there are also approximately 65 picnic areas and scenic overlooks, minor rest areas, and county operated welcome centers available to the motorist. These facilities are located on the Maryland Official Highway Map, which is available at any welcome center.