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County:St. Mary's Project Number:SM210_11
MD 0005 POINT LOOKOUT ROAD MD 246 TO MD 471

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: 

What are the geographic limits of the project?

A: 

The MD 5 Great Mills Project Planning study extends along MD 5 from MD 471 to MD 246

Q: 

Who is the lead on the project?

A: 

The planning project is being conducted by the Maryland State Highway Administration.

Q: 

Where is the project in the project development process?

A: 

This is a project planning study, which represents the first phase of a four-phase project development process that includes: Project Planning; Design; Right-of-way Acquisition; and Construction.

Q: 

What is the planning process?

A: 

Project Planning is where the location, general design features and environmental impacts of the project are identified. This project is in the first stage of a three stage planning process:

    Stage 1: Develop preliminary Concepts and select Alternatives to be Retained for Detailed Study (ARDS); Stage 2: Conduct detailed analysis on the ARDS and present draft environmental document summarizing the impacts and benefits of each Alternative at a Public Hearing; and Stage 3: Select a Preferred Alternative and secure Federal Highway Administration approval of completed environmental documents that supports SHA's determination that the selected alternative best meets the project's purpose and need while considering  project impacts.
Project Planning is projected to be completed in Winter 2017/2018.

Q: 

Is funding available to complete the project?

A: 

This project is funded for project planning and design only. Upon completion of design, Right-Of-Way Acquisition and Construction will proceed as funding becomes available.

Q: 

Will my comments really make a difference?

A: 

Yes! Public input in an important component of all Project Planning studies. Your comments will become part of a number of considerations that must be balanced, including transportation effectiveness as well as natural and community impacts.


 
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