Follow-Up Regarding Maryland Department of Transportation's "Needs Analysis" Report for Connecticut Avenue
Report Includes What Could Be Significant Changes Along the Corridor
Last week, the District 18 General Assembly Delegation hosted two virtual community meetings regarding the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration’s (SHA) analysis of Connecticut Avenue—MD Route 185. The “Needs Analysis” report includes short- and long-term recommendations to “balance the needs” of drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians along the corridor. In the long-term, the report outlines significant changes to Connecticut Avenue, south of East-West Highway, including an operational evaluation to determine if elimination of a travel lane in either direction is suitable to provide space for buffered bike lanes, widening of the remaining two travel lanes in each direction, and dedicated left-turn lanes.
The meetings included an introduction from District 18 elected officials, followed by a presentation from SHA representatives and a Q&A where residents were able to ask questions and provide feedback.
Below please find links to the recordings of the two meetings:
Recording of the April 13th community meeting on the southern sections (includes the Village):
Recording of the April 14th community meeting on the northern sections:
CLICK HERE to download the PowerPoint slides from SHA’s presentation. SHA has also created an easier to review version of the Needs Analysis report, which can be viewed by CLICKING HERE.
If you would like to share comments on the Corridor Study or your recommendations on how to make Connecticut Avenue a safe thoroughfare, please complete the community survey here: https://forms.gle/QVhbCayAGD6bFPb66.