(September 9, 2014) – The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is improving pedestrian safety along MD 424 (Davidsonville Road) between MD 450 (Defense Highway) and MD 3 (Crain Highway) in Crofton, Anne Arundel County. Crews will upgrade more than two miles of existing sidewalk to current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards and construct 1,500 feet of new sidewalk along MD 424 between Duke of Kent Drive and Martha Greenleaf Drive. SHA will also install high-visibility road markings, pedestrian ramps, landscaping and improve drainage.

(SHA Photo/Dirt trail along MD 424 will become five foot sidewalk)

This project will enhance pedestrian access and safety along a busy community corridor featuring homes, small businesses, churches, schools and neighborhood recreation facilities.

Motorists should expect occasional single lane closures weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. SHA will schedule work in front of two area schools to minimize disruptions to school operations and maintain safe walkways and crossing areas for students. All work should be completed by spring 2015, weather permitting.  On average, more than 18,000 vehicles travel this part of MD 424 each day.

SHA awarded the $907,000 construction contract to D&F Construction of Forestville. Customers with questions about this project may contact the District 5 Office at 410-841-1000 or toll-free at 1-800-331-5603 or by email at

While SHA and its partners work hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones, each driver needs to actively modify his or her driving style to help prevent crashes. Stay alert – look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and highway workers. Slow down and don't follow too closely. Safer Driving. Safer Work Zones. For Everyone!