Small Project – $25 Million or Less
Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) MD 32 at Burntwoods Road Project
Teamwork, professionalism, promptness, and accuracy were the hallmarks for managing the Maryland State Highway Administration’s (SHA) interchange project at MD 32 and Burntwoods Road. The MD 32 Corridor is a commuter route that carries traffic from I-97 near Annapolis, through Howard County, to Carroll County, MD. Between MD 108 and I-70 lies a rural two-lane section of MD 32 that now sees an average of 30,000 vehicles a day. Despite numerous safety benefits that have been implemented, high speeds and heavy traffic prompted more drastic and effective changes. At $18.5 million in construction costs, this complex interchange included reconstruction of MD 32 from an undivided two-lane section to a divided section with accommodations for the controlled access freeway planned in the future. A design team, composed of consultants and staff representing SHA, Howard County, and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), developed the plans and used a variety of venues to inform the public, provide mobility, and create a safe work zone for everyone. A direct telephone number to the project engineer was also distributed so people could call with any questions or concerns and get an informed response.
Maryland Department of Transportation Contact Information:
Phone: (410) 865-1000