Randolph Road is a major cross-county road in Montgomery County, Maryland, and is part of a longer road that runs across Montgomery and Prince George's counties. The full road, which is also known as Montrose Road on the western end and Cherry Hill Road at the southeast, runs between the Potomac and College Park areas. The portion that uses the name "Randolph Road" runs from Rockville to Silver Spring.
The Montrose Road name is used from its west end at Maryland Route 189 (Falls Road) in Potomac to Maryland Route 355 (Rockville Pike) in Rockville. A portion of Montrose road at the interchange with I-270 is designated as Maryland Route 927. The name changes to Randolph Road at Rockville Pike and is known by this name up until US-29, where it changes into Cherry Hill Road. From there, it continues more in a southward direction to its end at US-1 in the College Park area. The road is four to six lanes wide throughout most of its route, and is lined mostly with residential and commercial development.
In the past, a portion of Randolph Road was given the Maryland Route 183 designation from Rockville Pike to New Hampshire Avenue. This was dropped in the 1970s, but is still shown on some maps, including web maps.
Famous quotes containing the words randolph and/or road:
“I have reached no conclusions, have erected no boundaries,
shutting out and shutting in, separating inside
from outside: I have
drawn no lines:”
—Archie Randolph Ammons (b. 1926)
“Time is a horse that runs in the heart, a horse
Without a rider on a road at night.
The mind sits listening and hears it pass.”
—Wallace Stevens (18791955)