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Maryland Route 550
Pen Mar Rd, Macfee Hill Rd, Military Rd, Fort Ritchie Rd, Sabillasville Rd, Church St, Jimtown Rd, Creagerstown Rd, Woodsboro-Creagerstown Rd, Woodsboro Rd
Maintained by MDSHA
Length: 24.43 mi[1][2] (39.32 km)
South end: MD Route 26.svg MD 26 in Libertytown
US 15.svg U.S. 15 in Thurmont
North end: End of state maintenance in Pen Mar
Highways in Maryland
< MD 547 MD 552 >
State highways - Minor - Former - Turnpikes

Maryland Route 550 is an north–south two-lane undivided highway in western central Maryland.


Route description

From the south, MD 550 begins at MD 26 in Libertytown. The route terminates at the end of state maintenance south of the Pennsylvania state line. It is a two-lane undivided arterial route for its entire length.


Maryland Route 550 runs from Libertytown, Frederick County north to Pen Mar, Washington County, Maryland. It travels through a number of communities, including Thurmont, where it intersects U.S. 15. Originally, the route ended there. In 1977, the 550 designation was applied to the routing of MD 81, which was then decommissioned. This was done to provide a continuous route number and to minimize the confusion with Interstate 81, which also runs through Washington County.

Junction list

County Location Mile
Road Notes
Frederick Libertytown 0.00 MD 26 (Liberty Road) Southern terminus
Woodsboro 5.01 MD 194 south (Woodsboro Pike) South end of MD 194 concurrency
5.56 MD 194 north (Woodsboro Pike) North end of MD 194 concurrency
Thurmont 12.92 MD 77 east (Rocky Ridge Road) South end of MD 77 concurrency
13.91 MD 77 west (Main Street) / MD 806 south (Water Street) North end of MD 77 concurrency
14.71 US 15 Interchange
Washington Fort Ritchie 23.84 MD 491 south (Raven Rock Road) Northern terminus of MD 491
Pennsylvania state line 24.43 Pen Mar Road Northern terminus, continues as Pen Mar Road


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