The Howard County Office of Transportation is holding an open house Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 5 PM to 8 PM at the George Howard Building (3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043) as part of our investigation into the transportation challenges facing residents in the MD 99 corridor.
“Last year, during our public meetings on the County’s 2018 Priority Letter, many residents shared their concerns about the safety and congestion challenges on MD 99, especially in the section between Marriottsville Road and the US 29/MD 99 intersection. The County recognizes the challenges residents face, and the Priority Letter includes a request for assistance from the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) to investigate the issues on MD 99. The letter also includes funding requests for projects that could address some of the issues, such as widening I-70 between US 29 and I-70, and upgrading or reconstructing the I-70/Marriottsville Road interchange. The Office of Transportation has begun working with the SHA on a broad investigation of traffic, safety, and congestion challenges on the MD 99 corridor. The investigation is focused on gathering data and information and the impacts on residents. The results will help guide future county and state actions.
The open house is an important part of this investigation. It will provide a venue for community members to talk to staff and for staff to learn as much as possible from area residents to ensure we are aware of the issues experienced by the people who live in the area and know it best. At the open house we will have tables and boards with information we have gathered such as traffic volumes and crash data. Attendees will have the opportunity to review the information, and to discuss issues and concerns one on one with county and state staff.
If you are unable to attend the open house you can still review the information and provide comments and input.”