Frequently Asked Questions
Of the Office of Communications

How do I know if a road is a "State Highway"?
The Maryland State Highway Administration owns and maintains roads which have a number as well as a name. For example:

Interstate Routes such as: I-68, I-95, I-70, I-695
Marked with a blue and red Interstate shield-shaped sign

United States Routes such as: US 1, US 15, US 40, US 113, US 301, US 219
Marked with a white US shield-shaped sign

Maryland Routes such as: MD 2, MD 45, MD 140, MD 404
Marked with a white Maryland rectangular sign

What is the length of the Baltimore Beltway?
The Baltimore Beltway (I-695) is 51.46 center line miles.

What is the length of the Capital Beltway?
The Maryland portion of the Capital Beltway (I-495 and I-95) is 42.09 miles.

How can I find out about emergency road conditions, such as a snowstorm or a major accident?
In case of major accidents or severe weather conditions, tune to your local radio or television station for travelers advisory updates.

For real-time, on-line traffic conditions, search Maryland's CHART (Coordinated Highways Action Response Team) website:

How can I find out about current State highway construction or maintenance projects in my community?
SHA has seven District Offices throughout Maryland which oversee construction and maintenance projects:

SHA District Offices

Counties Telephone Toll Free

District One

Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties



District Two

Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne's, and Talbot counties



District Three

Montgomery and Prince George's counties



District Four

Baltimore and Harford Counties



District Five

Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's counties



District Six

Allegany, Garrett, and Washington counties



District Seven

Carroll, Frederick, and Howard counties



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