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County:Carroll Project Number:CL702_11
MD 0140 BALTIMORE BOULEVARD INTERSECTIONS WITH ENGLAR DRIVE, CENTER STREET, AND MALCOLM DRIVE
Project Name:
MD 140, Baltimore Boulevard

Location of Project:
INTERSECTIONS WITH ENGLAR DRIVE, CENTER STREET, AND MALCOLM DRIVE

Description:
Study to consider capacity improvements along MD 140 between Market Street and Sullivan Road through Westminster (2.5 miles). The project will add a 16 foot wide outside lane for bicyclists and sidewalks for pedestrians.
 
Scope:
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MD 140 (Baltimore Boulevard) extends from Baltimore City to Emmitsburg and provides an important regional link between employment centers in Baltimore City and Baltimore County to the south, and Pennsylvania and Taneytown, Maryland to the north and west. MD 140 also accommodates local circulation in and around the City of Westminster, which is the County seat and largest urban area in Carroll County. The portion of MD 140 under study extends from Sullivan Road in the north to Market Street in the south, a distance of approximately 2.5 miles.

The purpose of the MD 140 Transportation Improvement Study is to:

  • Develop transportation options that meet the future travel demands along MD 140;
  • Improve transportation operations;
  • Address traffic capacity problems; and
  • Improve the overall accessibility within the project limits.
 
What Is Under Study:
The planning study incorporated multiple strategies to facilitate public participation, including: the use of area-wide surveys, public meetings, focus group meetings, special interest group presentation, and meetings with elected officials. In addition to the community based meetings, the public participated in an Alternatives Public Workshop in 2003 and a Location Design Public Hearing in 2004. Periodic newsletters and brochures were distributed to project area households, to advise them of upcoming meetings and project status. Documents summarizing the planning process may be viewed on the Documents tab.
The study concluded with the approval of following alternate: Combination Option 4 with Gorsuch Road Option B which would provide a Continuous Flow Intersection (CFI) along MD 140 at Center Street and Englar Road and a Single Point Urban Interchange (SPUI) at Malcolm Drive (MD 97). Gorsuch Road Option B would provide a right turn onto Old Gorsuch Road from northbound MD 140 prior to the Hess Service Station. A pedestrian bridge would be constructed over MD 140 from Gorsuch Road adjacent to MD 140 southbound.

The remaining intersections within the project limits would receive Transportation System Management (TSM) improvements, which would include features such as additional turn lanes and or extended turn lanes. Click on the Maps tab for additional details. Click on the Schedule tab for current status.


Project Type:
PLANNING STUDY

Current Phase:Planning
Funded Year :2001 How much will this project cost?
Funding Source(s):State
Last Updated On : 7/18/2018
 
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