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County:Prince George's Project Number:PG288_11
US 0301 CRAIN HIGHWAY MT. OAK ROAD (SOUTH OF MD 197) TO US 50
Project Name:
US 301, Crain Highway

Location of Project:
MT. OAK ROAD (SOUTH OF MD 197) TO US 50

Description:
Study to upgrade and widen US 301, from north of Mount Oak Road to US 50 (2.0 miles), and MD 197 from US 301 to Mitchellville Road (0.3 miles). Sidewalks will be included where appropriate. Shoulders will accommodate bicycles.
 
Scope:
This section of US 301 and the surrounding area has seen significant development over the past five years. Extensive growth planned in the next 10-to-15 years will dramatically increase traffic. Current traffic volumes at the MD 197/US 301 intersection are expected to jump from approximately 53,000 vehicles-per-day (VPD) to 98,000 VPD by 2020. The occurrence of rear-end accidents on this segment of US 301 is above the statewide average for similar roadways. Accident rates have doubled over the last three years, with 60% of the accidents occurring at intersections – a symptom of rapidly increasing congestion and reduced levels of service. The large amount of development along this segment of US 301 also indicates a strong need for access controls.
 
What is under study:
Several alternates for upgrading existing US 301 to a fully access-controlled facility with grade separations at MD 197 and Mill Branch/Excalibur Roads

Project Type:
PLANNING STUDY

Current Phase:Planning
Funded Year :1997 How much will this project cost?
Funding Source(s):State
Last Updated On : 10/24/2014
 
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