MDOT SHA TO HOST A VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETING FOR MD 197 (COLLINGTON ROAD) FROM KENHILL DRIVE TO MD 450 (ANNAPOLIS ROAD) WIDENING PROJECT

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​Project Team Seeking Input on the Design Concept 

(April 21, 2022) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will hold a virtual public informational meeting 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, regarding the widening project on MD 197 (Collington Road) from Kenhill Drive to MD 450 (Annapolis Road) in Bowie, Prince George’s County.     

The project is currently in the design phase. Once completed, the project would result in improved safety and access to residences, schools and parks for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists. The project’s scope includes realigning and enhancing the existing shared-use path along northbound MD 197 and widening 1.4 miles of MD 197 from a two-lane undivided roadway to a four-lane divided roadway. The preliminary design phase is anticipated to be complete as early as fall 2022.    

The meeting will be held using Microsoft Teams, and the meeting link will be posted on the Project Portal page, at https://bit.ly/MDOTSHA-MD-197-Kenhill-Dr-to-MD-450. During the meeting, the MDOT SHA project team will give a presentation about the preferred design concept and accept questions and input. The public is encouraged to submit comments prior to the meeting via the Project Portal page. The meeting link, project information and the comment form are available on the Project Portal page.     

Those wishing to call into the April 26 meeting (audio only), may dial 1-667-262-2962, phone Conference ID: 130 879 921#. Callers will be able to hear the presenters and discussion but will be unable to see the presentation. MDOT SHA will post the presentation on the Project Portal Page following the meeting and will continue to accept feedback.

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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