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Road Enhancements

MD Route 32 Improvements

(12/31/2021) MDOT SHA will move concrete traffic barriers and apply new roadway striping on northbound and southbound MD 32 (Patuxent Freeway) between the Burntwoods Road interchange and south of MD 144 (Frederick Road) during overnight work scheduled on Wednesday, January 5. 

Starting at 9 p.m., crews will use a flagging operation and single lane closure to relocate concrete barriers. The concrete traffic barriers are being moved to enhance motorist and work zone safety as crews prepare for a traffic shift the next day. Crews will also apply new roadway striping. The overnight operation will end by 5 a.m. the following day.

On Thursday, January 6, MDOT SHA will move traffic on both directions of MD 32 between the Burntwoods Road interchange and south of MD 144 to the west by one travel lane. The shift puts southbound traffic on a newly constructed travel lane and northbound traffic on the previous southbound lane. The traffic shift will be done during daytime work hours and not require a road closure. 

The traffic switch enables crews to work on storm water and drainage improvements. The new traffic pattern will be in effect until March.  

MD 108 & Centennial Lane

(12/02/2021) This project is 15% complete. 

The area on westbound MD 108 prior to Centennial Lane is being excavated for the widening work. The side of westbound MD 108 also has excavation work for the ditch line. Crews are also installing a rock base for the new roadway being constructed on westbound MD 108. 

Crews are removing the old roadway surface on Centennial Lane at MD 108. This work involves hammering and will be loud at times. The work hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

MD Route 99

The Office of Transportation developed a web-based interactive map for the MD 99 Corridor Investigation Report

The State Highway Administration (SHA) recently revised the signal timing on MD 99 at US 29 and Rogers Avenue to address safety concerns involving westbound left-turners and the eastbound traffic. The speed limit on MD 99 was also reduced from 50 mph to 40 mph. SHA also approved exclusive left-turn phasing at MD 99 and Woodstock Road for traffic and safety reasons. MDOT SHA is currently working to fund and schedule the exclusive left-turn phasing project on MD 99 this year.

SHA will be trimming brush and trees and installing additional signage along MD 99 over the summer to mitigate sight distance issues at the existing stop-controlled intersections. 

For additional questions and concerns, please contact David Cookson, Planning Manager. 

MD 94 over I-70 Bridge Project

MDOT SHA will replace the bridge deck on MD 94 (Woodbine Road) over I-70 in Lisbon, Howard County. The two-lane bridge was originally constructed in 1971.

The project will replace the existing roadway surface across the bridge, paint the bridge beams, and repair the concrete supports.  

MDOT SHA will maintain traffic on MD 94 by installing three new traffic signals prior to construction:

  • One signal at each end of the bridge
  • One signal at the top of the westbound I-70 exit ramp

The traffic signals will be used to alternate traffic in each direction using a single travel lane. Crews will replace one side of the bridge and then shift traffic to the completed section before starting work on the other side. 

The project is expected to take one year to complete. 

 

**You can view updates on all Howard County state road projects via the Maryland State Highway Administration's website.