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Greetings from the Maryland State Highway Administration

Welcome. Thank you for visiting the online home of the Maryland State Highway Administration, better known as SHA.

Throughout this website you will learn about our organization which creates many of the roads that allow you to enjoy Maryland’s natural beauty. You will discover the steps we take to plan, design, construct and maintain roads and bridges. We will also explain our commitment to serving the citizens of Maryland through public participation and customer service.

Since SHA’s inception as the State Roads Commission in 1908, the organization has built on its foundation of quality and integrity. We are proud of our tradition of excellence and happy to share our vision, our beliefs and our values with you.

We believe that building a successful organization is similar to building roads or bridges because it all starts with a solid foundation. Instead of standard construction materials, we rely on our most important assets -- our values and our people. The State Highway Administration constantly strives to improve our team’s skills through a variety of career development programs.