MD 197 sign

MD 197 sign

​Community Invited to Learn More About the Project and Provide Feedback 

(July 8, 2024) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration will host a public open house, 5-7 p.m., Monday, July 22, for a widening and improvement project on MD 197 (Collington Road) from Kenhill Drive to MD 450 (Annapolis Road) in the Bowie area of Prince George's County. The open house will be at the Bowie Senior Center, 14900 Health Center Drive, Room 101, Bowie.

The State Highway Administration is advancing the design phase for the project, which aims to enhance safety and mobility for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists and improve access to residences, parks and schools. 

The project team is proposing to widen MD 197 from a two-lane undivided roadway to a four-lane divided roadway with three roundabouts, a curving alignment and traffic calming measures. In addition, the existing shared-use path along northbound MD 197 would be upgraded to better accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists; a wooden privacy fence is proposed adjacent to some properties instead of a chain-link fence, along with other landscape enhancements.

MD 197 Project map
Map showing location of MD 197 project

There will be no formal presentation at the open house. Attendees may arrive any time during the open house hours to walk through and view informational displays. Staff will be available to listen to feedback and answer project-related questions. Subsequent phases of the project when funding becomes available. Learn more about the project at the Project Portal page here.

Those requiring assistance to participate in the 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 event. Please indicate the desired language in the subject line. Maryland Relay Service can assist teletype users at 7-1-1.

Any questions about the open house or general inquiries can be directed to Project Manager Lindsay Bobian at, or Community Relations Manager Holly Pearl at​.

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