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Rustic Roads Functional Master Plan

Rustic Roads Functional Master Plan

Approved & Adopted 1996

Also see the Rustic Roads Functional Master Plan, Clarksburg Master Plan & Hyattstown Special Study Area, Boyds Master Plan & Gaithersburg Vicinity Master Plan Amendment Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 (2004).

View the Rustic Roads Functional Master Plan (1996) [pdf, 11 MB]

The complete document is represented by the index below:

  • Table of Contents
  • Plan Summary
  • Purpose of the Rustic Roads Functional Master Plan
  • Background
    • Description of the Study Area
    • Boundaries
    • Land Use
    • Profile
    • Changing Conditions
    • Maryland Planning Act and the General Plan
    • Summary of Affected Master Plans
    • Regional and Interjurisdictional Context-Areas Adjacent to the Master Plan Study Area
    • Corridor City of Germantown
    • Corridor Town of Clarksburg
    • Town of Poolesville
    • Town of Barnesville
    • Town of Laytonsville
    • Frederick County
    • Howard County
    • Virginia
  • Traffic carrying roads
    • 1980 Functional Master Plan for the Preservation of Agricultural and Rural Open Space
    • Current Conditions
    • History of Roadway Improvements
    • Traffic
    • Future Conditions
    • Roadway Users
    • Recommendations
    • Bikeways
    • Roadway Character
    • Bridges
    • Roadway Network
    • Road Alignments
    • Access to Future Residences
  • Rustic Roads
    • Introduction
    • Changing Character
    • Edge of Habitat of Rustic Roads
    • Criteria Check
    • Rustic Roads Criteria Check
    • Exceptional Rustic Roads Criteria Check
    • Additional Criteria
    • Evaluations
    • Discussion of Roads
    • Interim Rustic Roads Sunset Date and List
    • Elimination of the Sunset Date
    • Additions to the Interim Rustic Roads List
    • Description of Roads Recommended to be Rustic or Exceptional Rustic
    • Barnesville Road
    • Beallsville Road (MD 109)
    • Big Woods Road
    • Black Rock Road
    • Brookeville Road
    • Budd Road
    • Burdette Lane
    • Burnt Hill Road
    • Cattail Road
    • Club Hollow Road
    • Comus Road
    • Davis Mill Road
    • Edwards Ferry Road
    • Elmer School Road
    • Elton Farm Road
    • Gregg Road
    • Haines Road
    • Hawkes Road
    • Hipsley Mill Road
    • Howard Chapel Road
    • Hoyles Mill Road
    • Highes Road
    • Hunting Quarter Road
    • Hyattstown Mill Road/Prescott Road
    • Jerusalem Road
    • Jonesville Road
    • Kingsley Road
    • Kingstead Road
    • Martinsburg Road
    • Montevideo Road
    • Moore Road
    • Mount Ephraim Road
    • Mount Nebo Road
    • Mouth of Monocacy Road
    • Moxley Road
    • Old Bucklodge Lane
    • Old Hundred Road (see Beallsville Road)
    • Old River Road
    • Peach Tree Road
    • Pennyfield Lock Road
    • Prescott Road (see Hyattstown Mill Road)
    • Prices Distillery Road
    • Riggs Road
    • Rileys Lock Road
    • River Road (Edwards Ferry Road to Whites Ferry Road)
    • River Road (West Willard Road to Mt. Nebo Road)
    • Rocky Road
    • Schaeffer Road
    • Stringtown Road
    • Sugarland Lane
    • Sugarland Road
    • Swains Lock Road
    • Sycamore Landing Road
    • Trundle Road
    • Tschiffely Mill Road
    • Violettes Lock Road
    • Wasche Road
    • West Harris Road
    • West Hunter Road
    • West Offutt Road
    • West Old Baltimore Road
    • West Willard Road
    • Westerley Road
    • White Ground Road
    • Whites Ferry Road
    • Whites Store Road
    • Wildcat Road
    • Zion Road
  • Roadway Classification
  • Implementation/Next steps
  • Appendices
    • Appendix A – Legislation Establishing Rustic Roads Program and Subdivision Regulation Concerning the Rustic Roads Program
    • Appendix B – County Council Interim List of Rustic Roads within the Rustic Roads Master Plan Study Area
    • Appendix C – Suggested Design Features
    • Appendix D – Discussion of Roads Reviewed but not Recommended as Rustic Roads
    • Appendix E – County Council Resolution No. 13-707
    • Appendix F – The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Resolution #96-24

List of Figures
Regional Location Map
Interim Rustic Roads – map 1
Interim Rustic Roads – map 2
Land Use
1980 Highway Recommendations – map 1
1980 Highway Recommendations – map 2
Roads Which Are Used as Commuter Routes – map 1
Roads Which Are Used as Commuter Routes – map 2
Bicycle Tour Routes
Bicycle Tour Routes
Traffic Carrying Roads – map 1
Traffic Carrying Roads – map 2
Realignment of Whites Ferry Road
Roads Studied as Potential Rustic Roads – map 1
Roads Studied as Potential Rustic Roads – map 2
Recommended Rustic Roads – map 1
Recommended Rustic Roads – map 2
Barnesville Road
Beallsville Road (MD 109)
Old Hundred Road (MD 109)
Big Woods RoadBig Woods Road
Black Rock Road
Brookeville Road
Budd Road
Burdette Lane
Burnt Hill Road
Cattail Road
Club Hollow Road
Comus Road
Davis Mill Road
Edwards Ferry Road
Elmer School Road
Elton Farm Road
Gregg Road
Haines Road
Hawkes Road
Hipsley Mill Road
Howard Chapel Road
Hoyles Mill Road
Highes Road
Hunting Quarter Road
Hyattstown Mill Road/Prescott Road
Jerusalem Road
Jonesville Road
Kingsley Road
Kingstead Road
Martinsburg Road
Montevideo Road
Moore Road
Mount Ephraim Road
Mount Nebo Road
Mouth of Monocacy Road
Moxley Road
Old Bucklodge Lane
Old Hundred Road (see Beallsville Road)
Old River Road
Peach Tree Road
Pennyfield Lock Road
Prescott Road (see Hyattstown Mill Road)
Prices Distillery Road
Riggs Road
Rileys Lock Road
River Road (Edwards Ferry Road to Whites Ferry Road)
River Road (West Willard Road to Mt. Nebo Road)
Rocky Road
Schaeffer Road
Stringtown Road
Sugarland Lane
Sugarland Road
Swains Lock Road
Sycamore Landing Road
Trundle Road
Tschiffely Mill Road
Violettes Lock Road
Wasche Road
West Harris Road
West Hunter Road
West Offutt Road
West Old Baltimore Road
West Willard Road
Westerley Road
White Ground Road
Whites Ferry Road
Whites Store Road
Wildcat Road
Zion Road
Suggested Design Features

List of Tables
Additional Roads Studied as Potential Rustic Roads
Summary of Criteria Evaluation of Roads Considered for Designation as Rustic Roads
Roads Reviewed But Not Recommended as Rustic Roads
Roadway Classifications

Last Updated: September 26, 2017