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Bel Air & Hickory, MD

BUSINESS
1 A Brief History

Business US 1 was first signed in the 1960s when the US 1/MD 24 bypass was built on the northwest side of Bel Air. US 1 and MD 24 were moved to the bypass, while Business US 1 and MD 924 took over the old routing through the town. In a state where multiplexes are rare, Bel Air sports both US 1/MD 24 on the bypass and Business US 1/MD 924 in town. In 2000, the adjacent, northerly segment of US 1 through Hickory was bypassed, and Business US 1 was extended through the town to meet US 1 on the northeast side. Business US 1 is known locally as Belair Road (south of Bel Air), Baltimore Pike (southern Bel Air), Main Street (Bel Air), Broadway (Bel Air), Hickory Avenue (northern Bel Air), and Conowingo Road (Hickory).

Northern End | Historic Northern End | Southern End

 

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Northern End · US 1, northeast of Hickory


Timothy Reichard 7/24/02

Business US 1 was recently extended to US 1 here, northeast of Hickory.

 


Timothy Reichard 7/24/02

The new northern terminus of Business US 1 along US 1 southbound. The grass to the right used to be US 1, which followed current Business US 1 into Hickory. The Hickory Bypass (on US 1) begins straight ahead.

 

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Historic Northern End · US 1, north of Bel Air

Before the US 1 Bel Air bypass was extended to bypass Hickory, Business US 1 ended at the current junction of US 1 and Business US 1 between Bel Air and Hickory.

No photos of the historic north end have been submitted.

 

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Southern End · US 1 & MD 147, Benson


Timothy Reichard 7/24/02

Business US 1 and MD 147 both end at US 1 and each other at the same intersection in Benson. This view is along US 1 northbound.

 


Timothy Reichard 7/24/02

Business US 1 splits off to the right from US 1 just ahead, while MD 147 is a left turn away. This intersection marks the southern end of the Bel Air-Hickory bypass, which carries US 1 and a brief US 1/MD 24 duplex to the north. US 1 is the Belair Bypass north of the intersection and Belair Road to the south, Business US 1 is Belair Road, and MD 147 is Harford Road.

 


Timothy Reichard 7/24/02

Business US 1 splits off from US 1 here.

 


Timothy Reichard 7/24/02

The business route is signed in three different color styles throughout its route: black on white, green on white, and white on green. Interstate business routes are commonly signed with green shields and do not need an extra banner shield for BUSINESS, and Maryland's State Highway Administration has imitated that style here. The direction banners also have all three color styles.

 


Timothy Reichard 7/24/02

This is the view along Business US 1 southbound as the route ends. MD 147 begins ahead.

 

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