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County:Prince George's Project Number:PG758_51
MD 0004 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE FORESTVILLE ROAD TO MD 458 (SILVER HILL ROAD)
MD 0004  PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE FORESTVILLE ROAD TO MD 458 (SILVER HILL ROAD) Picture
Project Name:
MD 4, Pennsylvania Avenue

Location of Project:
FORESTVILLE ROAD TO MD 458 (SILVER HILL ROAD)

Description:
Construct raised curb on the outside edge of roadway, sidewalk along southbound MD 4, a 10 foot multi-use trail along northbound MD 4, bicycle accommodations and traffic calming from Forestville Road to MD 458 (Silver Hill Road)(2.1 miles).
 
Scope:
The Maryland Department of Transportation's (MDOT) State Highway Administration (SHA) will begin work in 2015 on a $24 million community safety and enhancement project along MD 4 (Pennsylvania Avenue) from Forestville Road to MD 458 (Silver Hill Road) in Forestville/District Heights, a distance of two miles. Weather permitting, the project should be complete by late fall 2017.

The project consists of the design and construction of continuous pedestrian accommodations along MD 4 within the project limits including:

--Constructing sidewalk along southbound MD 4;
--Constructing a shared-use path along northbound MD 4
--Removing pavement along the outside northbound and southbound lanes of MD 4;
--Constructing a new roadway drainage system;
--Reconstructing traffic signals;
--Erecting new roadway lighting to increase visibility and;
--Resurfacing all traffic lanes and applying new pavement markings.

In 2010, SHA began developing concepts to improve pedestrian safety and accessibility along MD 4. A mid-block pedestrian traffic signal along MD 4 between Walters Lane and Donnell Drive was constructed and activated in 2013. The signal project was initiated to improve the safety at the highest volume location for mid-block pedestrian crossings along MD 4. The signal will remain active during all phases of construction. Additionally, SHA will reduce the posted traffic speed along MD 4 from Forestville Road to MD 458 from 55 MPH to 45 MPH.

Project Type:
COMM SAFETY & ENHANCEMENT

Current Phase:Construction
Funded Year :2014 How much will this project cost?
Funding Source(s):State/Federal
Last Updated On : 12/8/2017
 
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