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Interstate 595 (Maryland)
Interstate 595 is an unsigned number for a section of US 50 (the John Hanson Highway) from the Capital Beltway (I-95/I-495) east of Washington, D.C. to MD 70 at Annapolis, Maryland. It was previously proposed to designate that section of US 50 as Interstate 68, although that route number has since been assigned to another route.
US 50/I-595 has an HOV lane in each direction from west of the Beltway to east of US 301. Unlike other HOV lanes in the Washington area, which are restricted during rush hours, the HOV lanes on I-595 are restricted at all times.
In the early 1980's, the same route number was proposed for a connector in Baltimore from Interstate 95 to what was then called Interstate 170, which was left stranded from the rest of the interstate system by the cancellation of Interstate 70 within the city limits of Baltimore. That connector was never built, and Interstate 170 has been redesignated as part of U.S. Highway 40. More information is available in the article on Interstate 70.
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