MDOT SHA ACTIVATES NEW TRAFFIC SIGNAL ON US 1 (BALTIMORE AVENUE) AT CAMPUS DRIVE IN COLLEGE PARK

US 1 Sign

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(March 29, 2022) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will work overnight to activate a new traffic signal at US 1 (Baltimore Avenue) and Campus Drive in the College Park area of Prince George’s County. Crews will begin work at 9 p.m. Thursday, April 14, and the new traffic signal will be fully operational by 5 a.m. Friday, April 15. Weather delayed the start from the original April 1.​

During the signal activation Thursday night, the left turn lane for northbound and southbound US 1 will be closed. Maryland State Police will be on site to help maintain traffic. Traffic headed eastbound and westbound on Campus Drive will only be able to make right turns onto US 1.

The traffic signal work is part of the US 1 from College Avenue to MD 193 (University Boulevard) construction project, which is expected to be completed by late summer 2023. Learn more about the project here​.

MDOT SHA works hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones for our crews as well as our customers. Drivers need to stay alert, focus on driving and look for reduced speed limits as well as other driving pattern changes. Please drive like you work here and slow down in construction zones.  

Motorists in need may dial #77 on their mobile device for roadside assistance.  

For a list of all major MDOT SHA projects, go to Project Portal. Visit our homepage at roads.maryland.gov. For a look at real-time traffic conditions, go to md511.maryland.gov.

Editor’s Note

From intersection improvements to widening and new interchange construction, MDOT SHA is investing in projects to enhance the commute and daily travel for millions of Marylanders.  MDOT SHA maintains more than 2,500 bridges and 17,000 miles of non-toll state roads – the interstate, US and state numbered routes in Maryland’s 23 counties.

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