Highway Development and Improvement

Learn about important programs at the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA), as well as a proposed new initiative from the private sector.

Access Management in Maryland (PDF)

Access management includes access control (never allowing access to public highways from private land) and requests for access to State highways to allow private land development.


This is a State program that encourage voluntary efforts to keep our highways clean and litter free.

The Boring Company Loop/Hyperloop Documentation

These Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) documents contain filings and information about the company’s proposed Loop transit tunnel between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.

Express Toll Lanes (ETL) Network Initiative (PDF)

ETL explains how optional toll lanes relieve congestion.

Local Government Guidance (PDF)

This useful guide helps local environmental officials connect with their counterparts at MDOT SHA.

Maryland Action Plan (MAP) (PDF)

MAP is a 2011 highway project development program detailing MDOT SHA’s consultation with the public before beginning highway projects

MDOT SHA’s Property Acquisition Process

Look here to gain insights into rights of way and private property owner rights.

When Main Street is a Highway - Community Improvement and Design

This is a step-by-step guide for cooperation between MDOT SHA and Maryland communities. ​      

Motor Carrier Handbook (PDF)

The handbook helps motor carriers understand State and federal laws and regulations governing the operation of commercial vehicles.