US 1 sign

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​$1.98 Million Project Improves Pedestrian Safety in Beltsville 

(June 29, 2023) –The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration has completed a $1.98 million safety and resurfacing project on US 1 (Baltimore Avenue) between Rhode Island Avenue and MD 212 (Powder Mill Road) in the Beltsville area of Prince George’s County. 

New crosswalk at US 1 and Southard Drive
New crosswalk at US 1 and Southard Drive

The project, which began in July 2022, was completed this month and included the following improvements: 

  • upgraded ADA-compliant sidewalks ramps; 
  • improved pedestrian signals at US 1 and Southard Drive; 
  • milling and paving; and 
  • installation of new road signs and pavement markings. 

Upgraded ADA-compliant sidewalks at US 1 near Southard Drive
Upgraded ADA-compliant sidewalks at US 1 near Southard Drive

“As we improve our transportation facilities across Maryland, it’s critical that we focus on enhancements that serve all users – those in cars and trucks as well as those on bicycles, scooters or on foot,” said Maryland Transportation Secretary Paul J. Wiedefeld. “The improvements along US 1 in Beltsville help us toward the goal of a transportation network that’s safe, convenience and accessible for all.” 

State Highway Administration contractor Francis O. Day Co. Inc., of Rockville, performed the work. Learn more about the project HERE

“US 1 is a busy corridor through Beltsville and it is essential that it serves all road users well,” said State Highway Administrator Tim Smith. “The newly added crosswalk, upgraded pedestrian signals and widened sidewalks will improve safety and mobility for pedestrians and bicyclists – our most vulnerable road users.” 

Customers who have questions may contact the State Highway Administration District 3 Office at 301-513-7300 or toll-free at 1-800-749-0737. The agency 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. ​

For a list of all major State Highway Administration projects, go to Project Portal, or visit the homepage at roa​ds.maryland.​gov. For a look at real-time traffic conditions, go to md511.mary​