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County:Frederick Project Number:FR549_11
MD 0180 JEFFERSON PIKE/BALLENGER CREEK PIKE MD 180 STONEY CREEK DRIVE TO MD 351 CRESTWOOD BLVD
Project Name:
MD 180 and MD 351, Jefferson Pike/Ballenger Creek Pike

Location of Project:
MD 180 STONEY CREEK DRIVE TO MD 351 CRESTWOOD BLVD

Description:
Study to improve MD 180 and MD 351 capacity and operations between Greenfield Drive and Corporate Drive (2.7 miles). This project will include appropriate bicycle and pedestrian facilities.
 
Scope:
The MD 180/MD 351 study corridor is a 3.1 mile urban-
collector road extending from Greenfield Drive to Corporate Drive, located in both the City of Frederick and Frederick County.

This roadway provides access to residential, commercial, and industrial development within the area. The 2002 Frederick Region Plan has designated the corridor for significant planned growth consisting of residential, commercial, and office development. The project area is located within a Frederick County Priority Funding Area.

The purpose of this project is to improve the existing capacity and traffic operations along MD 180 and MD 351 from Greenfield Drive to Corporate Drive, while supporting existing and planned development.

MD 180/MD 351 is inadequate to handle existing traffic accessing the various land uses in the
study area.

Improvements are needed to address existing
traffic congestion and projected operational and safety
deficiencies resulting from planned development in and around the study area.
 
What Is Under Study:
• Alternative 1: No-Build
The No-Build serves as a baseline comparison for the build alternatives.

• Alternative 2 – TSM/TDM
This alternative provides intersection improvements along the corridor, synchronizes the existing signals and proposes four new signals.

This alternative will restripe the section roadway to four lanes between the I-70 bridges from north of Fair Oaks Drive to Ballenger Center Drive while accommodating a seven-foot sidewalk under the bridges.

Loop ramps at the US 15/US 340 interchange will be widened to accommodate an additional lane as well as widening the bridge over US15/US 340 and access management will be implemented to improve safety and operations. All of the TSM/TDM improvements are included in the other build alternatives.

• Alternative 3 – Four-Lane Divided
Alternative 3 is a four-lane divided curbed section which includes an 18-foot landscaped median, with 12-foot-wide inside travel lanes and 16-foot-wide bicycle-compatible outside travel lanes and five foot wide sidewalks on both sides.

Additional intersection improvements beyond Alternative 2 are proposed at key intersections.

There are four options associated with this alternative.

Options:
o MD 351 Five-Lane-Section Option – widening MD351 from Crestwood Boulevard to Corporate Drive to a five-lane roadway with two through lanes in each direction and a 13-foot center-turn lane.

o US 340 Interchange Option A – widening of existing configuration including additional widening on the MD 180 bridge over US15/US340.

o US 340 Interchange Option B – reconfiguration of northbound US 15/US 340 access to/from MD 180 to form a half-diamond interchange.

o Option B Modified : Butterfly Lane Relocated – The Butterfly Lane intersection with MD 180 moved 800’ west of it’s current location

Project Type:
PLANNING STUDY

Current Phase:Planning
Funded Year :2006 How much will this project cost?
Funding Source(s):State
Last Updated On : 11/22/2017
 
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