MDOT SHA COMPLETES IMPROVEMENTS ALONG MD 140 (REISTERSTOWN ROAD) IN BALTIMORE COUNTY

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​(January 13, 2021) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) today announced completion of the $18 million project that widened and added safety features on northbound MD 140 (Reisterstown Road) between Painters Mill and Garrison View roads in the Owings Mills area of Baltimore County.   

“This project supports residential communities, institutions and business development, including Foundry Row and Owings Mills Town Center,” said MDOT SHA Administrator Tim Smith. “The improvements also break open a long-standing bottleneck on the northbound side of this important connector route between Pikesville and historic Reisterstown.”   

MDOT SHA’s contractor, C.J. Miller of Hampstead, managed project construction. Features include:   

  • A new, bicycle-compatible third lane.   
  • Resurfacing of the two existing lanes.   
  • A new raised concrete median.   
  • Upgrades to traffic signals, new traffic signs and pavement markings.   
  • A new 5-foot-wide ADA-compliant sidewalk.     

“The MD 140 project improves access for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians, as well as for transit customers around the Owings Mills Metro Station,” said MDOT Secretary Greg Slater. “MD 140 is a vibrant corridor and a key community link. These improvements will help it function better and more safely for everyone.”   

The MD 140 project is an example of the important work completed by MDOT SHA during the COVID-19 emergency while maintaining focus on the health and safety of work crews and the public. 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.  Drive like you work here and slow down in construction zones.   

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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