Baltimore's Dead Freeways

Baltimore had an extensive freeway plan that was mostly stopped by local opposition who said it would hurt dowtown Baltimore more than it would help it.  If you have photos you wish to contribute, please e-mail me at

INTERSTATE 170

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These next few photos show views traveling west along the US 40 Freeway. This photo is the eastern end of what was built of I-170 in Baltimore and now is just US 40. Matt Pedersen; May 6, 2001
This is over the hill from the last photo and is where the freeway goes below street level. Matt Pedersen; May 6, 2001
This is further west on the freeway. Matt Pedersen; May 6, 2001
This photo is near the west end of the freeway. Matt Pedersen; May 6, 2001
You can see the unused freeway lanes on the left here as all traffic must exit here. Matt Pedersen; May 6, 2001
This is a crash protector for the beginning of the jersey barrier for what was to be an entrance to westbound I-170 pictured in the next photo. But you can see on the right part of the photo a jersey barrier that blocks off the entrance. Matt Pedersen; May 6, 2001
This would have been an onramp to the freeway had it continued west. The freeway was going from below street level to above street level here but the viaduct for the next section was never built. Matt Pedersen; May 6, 2001
This is looking up at where the westbound viaduct would have started. Matt Pedersen; May 6, 2001
And looking to the right, this is where the eastbound viaduct would have ended. Matt Pedersen; May 6, 2001
This is looking at the short portion of the freeway that was built but is not used. Matt Pedersen; May 6, 2001

INTERSTATE 70

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This is looking east from the eastern end of the freeway which is now a park and ride. This is where the freeway would have continued toward downtown Baltimore. Matt Pedersen; May 6, 2001
This is the same spot looking west. You can see how the lanes of the freeway now are used as a parking lot. Matt Pedersen; May 6, 2001
On the left you see what was to be an onramp onto eastbound I-70. Now it is just an entrance to the park and ride. Matt Pedersen; May 6, 2001

 

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