The purpose of this project is to improve the existing capacity, traffic operations and safety of MD 295 and enhance Hanover Road as a secondary access to Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) and the surrounding areas. The area around BWI is one of the fastest growing areas of Anne Arundel County. Numerous developments, including Arundel Mills Mall and development in the BWI Business District, home to more than 60,000 employees, have contributed to increased traffic volumes in the area. By improving MD 295 and Hanover Road, the project will improve connectivity between the Baltimore and Washington Metropolitan Regions, and will support existing and planned economic development in and around BWI. For additional information, click to view the project Purpose and Need Statement, 2007.