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County:Charles Project Number:CH203_11
US 0301 CRAIN HIGHWAY MD 227 TO MD 5 SPLIT IN T.B. (CHARLES AND PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTIES)
Project Name:
US 301, Crain Highway

Location of Project:
MD 227 TO MD 5 SPLIT IN T.B. (CHARLES AND PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTIES)

Description:
Study to upgrade US 301 intersections at MD 5 and MD 228/MD 5BU.
 
Scope:
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The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA), in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration is conducting a Project Planning Study along US 301 (Crain Highway), between Days Court and Holly Lane; along MD 228 (Berry Road), between Festival Way and US 301; and along MD 5 Business (Leonardtown Road), between MD 925 (Old Washington Road) and US 301. The purpose of the project is to develop a transportation solution that:

  • Facilitates the safe and efficient flow of traffic through the intersection;
  • Accommodates the movement of pedestrians and bicyclists; and;
  • Is consistent with the transportation infrastructure and travel demands of existing and planned future development.
US 301 carries local traffic and commuter traffic to employment centers in Washington, D.C. and Prince George’s County. Travel demand and congestions has increased over the past 30 years, due to the expansion of businesses along US 301 and population growth. Vehicle mobility along US 301 is adversely affected by:
  • High traffic volumes
  • Numerous commercial access points
  • Turning restrictions; and
  • Substantial cross-corridor traffic.
 
What Is Under Study:
The US 301 at MD 228/MD 5 Business Project Planning Study was initiated in 2015 as an independent project Planning Study to identify potential strategies to address key mobility and safety issues identified in 2014, during completion of a Feasibility Study for the US 301 corridor. Data collected during the Feasiblity Study is being used to help inform the planning process.
  • Based on 2013 Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) volumes US 301, MD 228, and MD 5 Business currently operate at or above capacily for roadways of their types and the intersection operates near capacity in the afternoon (PM) peak period.
  • If capacity and/or operational improvements are not completed, by 2040 vehicles will experience long delays at the intersection during afternoon (PM) peak travel period, in all directions.
  • Numerous access points to businesses located along US 301 increase the potential for crashes from turning traffic.
  • Crash rates for the area exceed state averages for roads of a similar type.
  • Although commercial establishments are located on both sides of US 301 and MD 228/MD 5 Business, the absence of sidewalks on US 301 and at the intersection make pedestrian crossings challenging.
  • Neither US 301 nor MD 228/MD 5 Business includes bicycle lanes near the intersection.
In March 2015, project team members convened an Informational Workshop to update the public about the project and solicit comments on area needs. Click on the Informational Workshop Display Boards, March 12, 2015. For additional project details, click on the Documents tab.


Project Type:
PLANNING STUDY

Current Phase:Planning
Funded Year :2013 How much will this project cost?
Funding Source(s):State/Federal
Last Updated On : 10/2/2017
 
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