Interstate 97 begins at US 50/US 301/unsigned I-595 with a pair of collector distributor roadways feeding directly into I-97, to the south, the same C/D roads become Maryland Route 665. After the road begins, there are no exits along it until Exit 5. At the following exit, Exit 7, the route merges with former Maryland Route 3 and shifts from a rural Interstate with few exits to a more urban one. In Glen Burnie the route intersects Maryland Route 3 Business, a former alignment of MD 3 that now no longer connects directly to its parent route. Interstate 97 ends outside of Baltimore at an interchange with the Baltimore Beltway, while its travel lanes continue as a spur of Interstate 895.