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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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US 301 carries local 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 expansion of businesses along US 301 and population growth. Vehicle mobility along US 301 is adversely affected by high traffic volume, numerous commercial access points, turning restrictions; and substantial cross-corridor traffic.

To address these issues, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is undertaking two planning efforts; one at the intersection of US 301 / MD 228 / MD 5 Business; the other, located at the southern junction of US 301 with MD 5.

  • MDOT SHA initiated a project planning study in 2015 to improve traffic operations at the US 301 / MD 228 / MD 5 Business intersection.
    MD 228 and MD 5 Business operate at near capacity in the afternoon (PM) peak period, with heavy congestion also experienced on Saturdays and Sundays, during summer months. 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. Without improvements, by 2040 vehicles are projected to experience long delays at the intersection during afternoon (PM) peak travel period due to anticipated growth in population, employment and development.


  • For the US 301 / MD 5 intersection, MDOT SHA is undertaking a NEPA Re-evaluation of the MD 5 Flyover design, originally approved by the Federal Highway administration (FHWA) as part of "MD 5 Relocated" Selected Alternative included in the 1991 Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). The MD 5 Flyover would extend from southbound US 301 to southbound MD 5. The purpose of the re-evaluation is to examine the original flyover design in the context of current conditions. With the exception of the Flyover, all other components of the Selected Alternative have been constructed. The existing triple-left turn was constructed as an interim improvement.
 
What Is Under Study:
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US 301/MD 228/MD 5 Business

Limits of the US 301 at MD 228/MD 5 Business Project Planning Study extend 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. 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 Public Workshop Display Boards.

The project team is currently developing preliminary improvement concepts. For additional project details, click on the Documents tab.

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US 301 / MD 5
The US 301 at MD 5 Mattawoman-Beantown Road NEPA Re-Evaluation will take into account changes to land use, traffic patterns, etc., that may have occurred since the 1991 approval of the flyover and determine if design changes are needed.


Project Type:
PLANNING STUDY

Current Phase:Planning
Funded Year :2013 How much will this project cost?
Funding Source(s):State/Federal
Last Updated On : 7/16/2018
 
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