US 1 Corridor Safety

Howard County Office of Transportation to host public input sessions about US 1 corridor safety

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – The Howard County Office of Transportation will host two all-day, drop-in, open houses to solicit public input about transportation safety in the US 1 Corridor between Elkridge and North Laurel.

The US 1 Safety Evaluation is a project to identify short-term actions to improve safety for people walking and bicycling along US 1. Safety for other transportation modes—motor vehicles and transit—is also being considered.

The Evaluation will identify specific locations and segments for study and recommended improvements based on historical crash data, known areas with high pedestrian and bicycle activity, and input from government agencies and from the public.

The purpose of the open houses is to allow the public to “drop-in” any time at their convenience, review information gathered by the Office of Transportation and share their personal knowledge and experience regarding safety walking, bicycling, driving or using transit along US 1.

The first open house will take place on Monday, September 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in room 2130 of the UMUC Dorsey Station Center, 6865 Deerpath Road in Elkridge. The second open house will be held on Tuesday, October 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Howard County MultiService Center, 9900 Washington Boulevard, Suite I in Laurel. 

Those unable to attend the open houses who have questions or would like to provide comments should contact Chris Eatough with the Office of Transportation at 410-313-0567 or email

An interpreter for people who are deaf or hard of hearing will be available if requested seven working days prior to the desired open house. Please call the Department of Community Resources and Services at 410-313-6400 (voice) or use Relay at 7-1-1, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.