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MD 713 Corridor Study

MD 713 / Ridge Road (January 2017)

 

What is this project about?

 

This project involves a study that focuses on MD 713 (Rockenbach Road/Ridge Road/Arundel Mills Boulevard) from the Access Control Point of Fort George G. Meade, just south of MD 175 (Annapolis Road), to MD 176 (Dorsey Road).

The purpose of this study is to address concerns related to growth in development along and near the MD 713 corridor, which will result in increased travel demand for all modes of transportation, including vehicular, bicycle, pedestrian, and transit.  As MD 295 (Baltimore-Washington Parkway) exhibits recurring congestion and parallels this corridor, it is expected that additional traffic will use MD 713 as an alternate north-south travel route to access points-of-interest in the area.  This corridor connects public facilities with neighborhoods and activity centers with residential development, and it is served by bus transit, prompting the need to identify safe pedestrian and bicyclist accommodation throughout the corridor.

The study identifies existing deficiencies along MD 713 and evaluates potential alternatives to address these deficiencies, improve traffic operations and safety, and improve compatibility for pedestrian and bicycle travel while minimizing impacts to the existing natural and built environment.