MD Route 32 Improvements (Phase I and II)
**An Informational Public Meeting on the widening of MD 32 will be on May 15, 2019 at Glenelg High School from 6:30-8:30pm. This meeting will discuss project improvements, the replacement of the Triadelphia Road Bridge, and how traffic will be impacted during this time.**
***TRES and FQMS parents are encouraged to attend an informational meeting held HCPSS to discuss the impacts the detour will have on bus routing next year. The two meeting dates are: May 6 at 6:00 pm at TRES, and May 15 at 6:00 pm at FQMS. Thank you, HCPSS, for keeping our parents informed!***
The Phase I project (MD 108 to Linden Church Road) has made great improvements. Construction this winter is primarily work on the storm water management. In the spring, landscaping, grading, resurfacing, and final pavement markings will resume. The MD Rt. 32 Phase I construction is estimated to be complete by summer 2019.
My office received an update from the State Highway Administration (SHA) on the scheduled Triadelphia Road Bridge replacement (Phase II of Route 32 widening). This project is a portion of the Route 32 expansion that is set to be completed in 2022. The soon-to-be new Triadelphia Road Bridge will include a sidewalk on the side of Folly Quarter Middle School and a 6-8 foot shoulder.
SHA has confirmed the Triadelphia Road Bridge construction will begin July of 2019 and be completed by July of 2020. During the full year of construction, a partial closure of the bridge will occur. Traffic will be allowed on Triadelphia Road in the westbound direction, however, eastbound traffic will be detoured using Ten Oaks Road, northbound MD 32, and Rosemary Lane. SHA assured us that all options concerning the bridge closure and detour routes have been explored. Multiple analyses have determined Rosemary Lane as being the best-fit detour due to time, mobility thresholds (existing levels of service & reduction time examined), and quality of road. Construction work is not scheduled to take place between the Burntwoods Road Interchange and Rosemary Lane during this year-long period.
SHA will be working with the County, Howard County Police, Emergency Medical Services and HCPSS to ensure the safety of all students and residents during this period (especially on Rosemary Lane).
The Maryland State Highway Administration provides updates on their website about current and upcoming projects. To view the Maryland State Highway Administration’s updates, click HERE.
MD Route 99 Investigation
The Howard County Office of Transportation is leading the MD Route 99 Investigation. Many residents shared their concerns about the safety and congestion challenge on MD 99 (between US 29/MD 70 intersection and Marriottsville Road).
On December 11, 2018 the Office of Transportation held a meeting to share findings and recommendations from the Route 99 Corridor Investigation. To view meeting materials from this meeting, visit the Route 99 Investigation web-page.
For additional questions and concerns, please contact David Cookson, Planning Manager at [email protected].
**You can view updates on all Howard County state road projects via the Maryland State Highway Administration's website.