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County:Anne Arundel Project Number:AA372_11
MD 0295 BALTIMORE WASHINGTON PARKWAY MD 100 TO I-195 AND HANOVER ROAD
Project Name:
MD 295, Baltimore Washington Parkway

Location of Project:
MD 100 TO I-195 AND HANOVER ROAD

Description:
Study to widen MD 295 from 4 to 6 lanes from MD 100 to I-195 including an interchange at Hanover Road and improvements to Hanover Road from the CSX railroad tracks in Howard County to MD 170 (3.27 miles).
 
Scope:
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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.

 
What Is Under Study:
Project Planning Completed April 2011
The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) secured Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) approval of SHA’s “Preferred Alternative”, Alternative 7, Southbound Alignment of Hanover Road with Loop and Half Diamond Interchange, following a determination that SHA's final environmental document, the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) - April 2011, adequately and accurately described the need, environmental issues, and impacts of the project and appropriate mitigations measures; and that SHA’s Preferred Alternative, would best address existing and projected operational needs while minimizing environmental impacts throughout the study area. As such, the planning phase of the project is complete and SHA’s Preferred Alternative, as approved by the FHWA, is subsequently referred to as the “Selected Alternative”.

Description of the Selected Alternative:
SHA’s Selected Alternative includes widening the existing MD 295 from four to six lanes, upgrading Hanover Road to a four-lane roadway, constructing a loop ramp in the southwestern quadrant of the proposed Hanover Road interchange and one-way directional ramps on the northeast and southeast quadrants in Anne Arundel and Howard Counties. Click to view map of Alternative 7- Southbound Alignment of Hanover Road with Loop and Half Diamond Interchange.


Background
Public participation has been an important component of this project. Following initiation of project planning in January 2005, the public participated at the December 2005 Alternatives Public Workshop and the September 2007 Location/Design Public Hearing. Project history, project newsletters, detailed environmental and traffic studies are available on the Documents tab. Additional project related information may be viewed by clicking on the Finding of No Significant Impact - April 2011 (FONSI) link.

Next Steps
This project received funding for planning only. It will proceed to the engineering/design phase when funds become available.


Project Type:
WIDEN AND RESURFACE

Current Phase:Planning
Funded Year :2004 How much will this project cost?
Funding Source(s):State/Federal
Last Updated On : 8/8/2016
 
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