Maryland,  Quality of Life Benefits of Transportation,  Safety

Operational and Safety Improvements to US 1 in College Park

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is moving forward with plans for improvements to US 1 (Baltimore Avenue) from College Avenue to MD 193 (University Boulevard) in College Park. The 1.4-mile project will support current and future development and improve traffic operations and safety for vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians along US 1. US 1 will be widened to provide a four-lane roadway, consisting of 11-foot wide through lanes and 10-foot wide outside auxiliary lanes that transition to turn lanes at each intersection. There will also be a five-foot-wide bicycle lane and a raised median with varying widths between two feet and 16 feet. Sidewalks compliant with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) will be provided along both sides of US 1 throughout the project limits. Other improvements include resurfacing, landscaping, drainage system upgrades, stormwater management facilities, new signage and pavement markings, pedestrian lighting, intersection lighting, and utility relocation work.

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