Route 222 (Maryland)
Maryland Route 222 (MD 222) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Maryland. The state highway runs 11.36 miles (18.28 km) from MD 7 in Perryville north to U.S. Route 1 (US 1) near Conowingo. MD 222 parallels the Susquehanna River in western Cecil County, connecting Perryville and Conowingo with Port Deposit. Due to limitations in the highway in Port Deposit, including a steep hill and a low railroad bridge, the state highway has a truck bypass that uses MD 275, MD 276, and US 1 through Woodlawn and Rising Sun to connect Interstate 95 (I-95) with US 222 in Conowingo.
MD 222 was originally constructed as MD 268, a number presently assigned to North Street in Elkton. The state highway was paved from Perryville to Port Deposit in the late 1910s and early 1920s. MD 268 was extended north to Conowingo in the early 1930s. In 1938, MD 268 was superseded when US 222 was extended south from US 1 in Conowingo to US 40 in Perryville. The only significant change as US 222 occurred when a new alignment was constructed around the interchange with I-95 in the early 1960s. MD 222 was designated in 1995 when US 222 was rolled back to its former and present terminus at US 1 in Conowingo.
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