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County:Prince George's Project Number:PG175_21
Project Name:
MD 5, Branch Avenue

Location of Project:

Construct a new interchange at MD 5, MD 373 and Brandywine Road Relocated. Bicycle and pedestrian access will be included as part of this project where appropriate.
The purpose of this project is to provide relief to the public from the congestion along MD 5 at the intersections of MD 373 (Accokeek Road) and Brandywine Road in Prince George’s County. The project will replace these two intersections with a grade-separated interchange at a location approximately 1,600 feet north of the Accokeek Road intersection. In order to achieve the goal of a new interchange, this project has been divided into two phases as described below. Bicycle and pedestrian access will be included as part of this project where appropriate along with a park & ride which will accommodate approximately 500 vehicles and possibly become a future light rail station.
What is under study:
The proposed improvements will be implemented in accordance to the following phases:

Phase 1: MD 5 has been widened to three (3) lanes from both north and south of the existing intersections for a distance of approximately 2,000 feet in either direction. These improvements provide an interim capacity improvement at the MD 373 and Brandywine Road intersections. A portion of the widening serves as the ultimate pavement for exit and entrance ramps in the final interchange configuration. Phase 1 was completed at the end of August 2011.

Phase 2: SHA will design and construct the core elements of the interchange, which include the bridge, a roundabout, and the exit and entrance ramps to and from MD 5. The signals on MD 5 will be removed. The new option (see alternate 3 in maps) will include a park & ride in this phase. The park & ride will be located on the east side of MD 5. The park & ride will provide bus service and a possible light rail station in the future. A modification to alternate 3 shown in the maps is that MDSHA will not extend their work to US 301 but will stop halfway between. The reconstruction of the rest of Brandywine Road to US 301 will be done by others.

Coordination with the MD 5 Corridor Study Team and the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is ongoing to determine the best phasing for their projects in regards to future improvements all along MD 5.

Project Type:

Current Phase:Design
Funded Year :1995 How much will this project cost?
Funding Source(s):State/Federal
Last Updated On : 3/4/2016


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