***TRAFFIC ALERT*** MDOT SHA CONTINUES PROGRESS ON $127 MILLION IMPROVEMENTS TO MD 32 IN HOWARD COUNTY

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​New Travel Lanes on Northbound and Southbound MD 32 Set to Open; Motorists Asked to Stay Alert as Work Continues 

(July 15, 2022) - The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is continuing progress on the $127 million widening and improvement project on MD 32 between Linden Church Road and I-70 in Howard County.  

Two additional  travel lanes – one northbound and one southbound – will open to traffic this afternoon, Friday, July 15. Additional work will be completed over the next several weeks, and a second ramp lane will open from northbound MD 32 to westbound I-70 for enhanced traffic operations at the interchange. 

The project started in summer 2019, and is the second phase of the dualization of MD 32. This phase included widening 6.6 miles of MD 32 and constructing a median for added safety. Phase one widened MD 32 between MD 108 (Clarksville Pike) and Linden Church Road and was completed in summer 2019.  

Remaining work includes installation of new roadway signs, rumble strips and raised pavement markers within the project limits. Occasional single-lane closures will be required to complete remaining work, and motorists are asked to stay alert and use caution in the work zones. 

The MD 32 improvements will enhance safety and reduce congestion for tens of thousands of motorists who travel this busy corridor daily. Learn more about the project by clicking 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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