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Protecting & Enhancing the Natural Environment

Chesapeake Bay and Local Waterway Restoration
The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is committed to improving water quality in the Chesapeake Bay and local waterways. See how we are implementing a wide range of safeguards to protect and restore the Bay. Use our interactive map to explore SHA projects in your area.

Environmental Stewardship & Mitigation
Every MDOT SHA project contains environmental safeguards. Find out about stewardship and mitigation, the two key principles underlying MDOT SHA'S commitment to Maryland’s environment.

Wildlife Protection
When MDOT SHA builds a road, we consider all possible protections for wildlife in the area. See how we integrate protective measures into projects, from a country road to the Intercounty Connector, to ensure safe passage for motorists and wildlife.