MD 18 sign

MD 18 sign

​Study is Reviewing MD 18 Between Castle Marina Road and Kent Narrows 

(April 18, 2024) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration will host a second public open house, 5-7 p.m. Monday April 29, regarding the study to assess transportation needs along MD 18 (Main Street) in Queens Anne’s County. The public open house will be held at the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department, 1610 Main St., in Chester. 

Information and results from an earlier survey and public open house held in December 2023 will be available for review. Staff will be available to answer questions about the ongoing study of MD 18 between Castle Marina Road and Kent Narrows in Queens Anne’s County, including traffic operations safety and pedestrian and bicyclist accommodations.  

MD 18 study map
MMD 18 study map

The State Highway Administration began the Planning and Environmental Linkage study of MD 18 in spring 2023. The review considers environmental, community and economic goals early in the planning stage. The results of the study are considered in the subsequent project development and design phases. This study is anticipated to be completed this spring and will help identify needs and recommend improvements to advance for design.  

During the public open house, a study overview as well as information about existing conditions, environmental features, corridor needs, a proposed study schedule, preliminary findings, recommendations and next steps will be provided. There will be no formal presentation. Project team members will be available to answer study-related questions. This event is an open-house format, and the public is encouraged to attend any time between 5-7 p.m.

More details on the MD 18 Study Project can be found on the Project Portal page. Information presented at the public open house will be available on the project page after the event. The State Highway Administration also is accepting public input through a survey accessible on the project page.  

Those requiring assistance to participate in the public open house, such as those seeking an interpreter for hearing/speech difficulties or assistance with the English language, may send an email to​ in advance of the meeting. Please indicate the desired language in the subject line. Maryland Relay Service can assist teletype users at 7-1-1. Any questions about the meetings or general inquiries can be directed to the email above.   

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