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County:Anne Arundel Project Number:AA436_21
MD 0175 ANNAPOLIS ROAD MD 295 TO MD 170

Frequently Asked Questions


Q:

Can proposed traffic currently using MD 175 to access Fort Meade be diverted to MD 32?

A:

The SHA Study Team in consultation with our agency partners from Fort Meade, have discussed this issue and determined that traffic using MD 175 to access Fort Meade cannot be solely diverted onto MD 32. This is due to the following:
1. Based on the Fort Meade Master Plan and BRAC related improvements, new and relocated facilities will be primarily located closer to MD 175.
2. Traffic model results show that a large amount of traffic along MD 175 is destined to residences, businesses, and developments along MD 175, not just Fort Meade.

 

Q:

Can Fort Meade open another gate along MD 32 to divert traffic along MD 175?







A:

Another gate for Fort Meade along MD 32 is not feasible because the land immediately adjacent to MD 32 is owned by the Architect of the Capitol, which will not allow construction of an additional access point. Also, an additional gate is not warranted because the Fort Meade Master Plan and BRAC related improvements call for facilities to be primarily located close to MD 175.

 

Q:

Has SHA met with any community groups and/or organizations about this project?

A:

SHA has held several meetings with local groups, organizations and business owners. The groups include: Odenton Town Center Oversight Committee, Fort Meade Transportation Alliance, North Odenton Business Associations, Greater Odenton Improvement Association, Jessup Improvement Association, as well as many study area business owners.

 

Q:

Have any groups/organizations suggested options/alternatives for SHA to analyze?

A:

Yes, particularly the Jessup Improvement Association, which requested SHA to consider using roundabouts at the MD 175/Clark Road/Max Blobs Park Road and MD 175/Race Road/Sellner Road intersections. SHA analyzed the potential use of traffic circles at these locations and determined that because of potential construction costs, right-of-way impacts and projected traffic volumes, traffic circles would not be prudent options at these locations.

 

Q:

Do the proposed alternative improvements follow the Anne Arundel County Master Plan?





A:

The MD 175 project is consistent with the goals and objectives of both local and regional master planning efforts.

 


 
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