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​Project will Improve Traffic Operations at MD 103 at US 29; Includes New sidewalks for Pedestrians and Bike Lanes for Cyclists 

(August 2, 2022) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will widen MD 103 (Montgomery Road) between U.S. 29 (Old Columbia Pike) and Long Gate Parkway in Ellicott City, Howard County. Work will begin this week and the project is expected to be complete in summer 2023.

This $10.8 million roadway-widening project will improve safety and capacity on MD 103 near Long Gate Shopping Center. As part of the project, crews will construct a third travel lane on MD 103 for motorists wishing to access northbound U.S. 29. The new dedicated northbound U.S. 29 lane will separate exiting traffic from westbound MD 103 prior to the traffic signal at Old Columbia Pike. Sidewalks and bicycle lanes also will be added. 

The project includes a painted median on MD 103 to improve visibility and safety for motorists crossing the busy roadway or making left turns from side streets. Additional improvements include replacement of curb, gutter and drainage pipes, reconstruction of traffic signals and landscaping and stormwater management.

MD 103 existing and proposed highway sections

There will be single-lane and shoulder closures on MD 103 Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. One travel lane will be closed during work hours to limit traffic disruptions during construction.

Learn more about this 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 For a look at real-time traffic conditions, go to​

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.