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County:Allegany Project Number:AL445_11
US 0220 MCMULLEN HIGHWAY SRI - MD 53 INTERSECTION/CRESAPTOWN AREA TO VIRGINIA STATE LINE
Project Name:
US 220, McMullen Highway

Location of Project:
SRI - MD 53 INTERSECTION/CRESAPTOWN AREA TO VIRGINIA STATE LINE

Description:
I-68 TO WEST VIRGINIA LINE (TIER 2)
 
Scope:
Project Study Area





The project limits extend along 5.2 miles of US 220 (McMullen Highway) and 3.2 miles of MD 53 (Winchester Road), from I-68 (National Freeway), to the southern limit of Cresaptown. The purpose of the project is to improve safety and mobility in the areas with the greatest needs, while reducing the natural and community impacts associated with the project.

Details on alternatives under study are provided below.

 
What Is Under Study:


In response to concerns voiced by the public regarding property impacts and costs associated with alternatives presented at the US 220 Project Planning Study December 9, 2015 Public Workshop, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) dropped from further consideration all preliminary "build" alternatives presented at the December 2015 Public Workshop. Detailed study of a new proposal – Alternative 2, Modified was initiated following the meeting

Improvements Considered but Not Proposed

  • Alternative 2 Modified does not include a traffic signal at Winchester Road and Warrior Drive because traffic conditions do not meet the national and state criteria for signal warrants.
  • Following an evaluation of traffic conditions, congestion and crash rates for the MD 658 (Vocke Road) / MD 53 (Winchester Road) intersection, it was determined that, there is not a need for intersection improvements at the current time. MDOT SHA will continue to monitor operations and reevaluate improvement options as needed.
Alternatives Retained for Detailed Study (ARDS)
Maps of the two alternatives under consideration for the project may be viewed on the Map tab.
    Alternative 1 – No Build: No additional major improvements are proposed, however, routine roadway maintenance would still occur. This alternative does not address the purpose and need for the project, but provides a baseline for comparing build alternatives.

    Alternative 2, Modified:This alternative combines Transportation system Management (TSM) improvements with Cresaptown intersection improvements. Improvements would focus on roadway improvements at local trouble spots. Details of improvements proposed as part of Alternative 2 Modified and their potential environmental impacts may be found in the November 2017 US 220 Project Planning Study Newsletter.
Information Workshop Held to Present Results of Detailed Studies
Approximately 86 people attended the Informational Public Workshop held on December 5, 2017 at the Bel Air Elementary School. Attendees had the opportunity to review Workshop Displays and ask team members project related questions.

Next Steps
The project team anticipates selected a Preferred Alternative in Winter 2018, after reviewing comments from the public. You may submit comments using the Feedback tab.



Project Type:
MULTI-LANE CONSTRUCT

Current Phase:Planning
Funded Year :2013 How much will this project cost?
Funding Source(s):State/Federal
Last Updated On : 4/25/2018
 
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