US 50/MD 665 Truman Park and Ride Ramp Feasibility Study
Anne Arundel County Office of Transportation (OOT) studied the feasibility of constructing additional access ramps both to ingress and egress access of the Truman Park and Ride lot to and from US 50 via MD 665, along with the resulting impacts of this change in traffic patterns within the Study Area, specifically along Riva Road.
During the development of the study, the County solicited public input on the study findings and recommendations. Comments were accepted for 30 days from the posting of this information. These resources were available until June 10, 2022, at which point the public comment period closed.
In summary, the Anne Arundel County Office of Transportation studied the feasibility of constructing additional access ramps both to ingress and egress the Harry S. Truman Park and Ride lot to and from US 50 via MD 665. This study concludes that it is feasible to construct the access ramps. However, traffic growth cannot be addressed with only the addition of direct access from the Park and Ride lot to and from US 50/MD 665. Improvements to the area roadway network will be necessary and were not within the scope of this study. The proposed new ramps in the Build Alternative alter the travel patterns within the Study Area and facilitate easy access to US 50 and MD 665. The enhanced access to and from these roadways attracts travelers who use the Park and Ride lot as a pass-through to reach their destination. Traffic operations on the new ramps would be improved if through traffic was prohibited. However, other study area intersections and roadway segments would be adversely affected. Stated differently, any necessary improvements to reduce or prohibit through-traffic would enhance access for Park and Ride users, but other roadway and intersection upgrades would still be needed to improve traffic operations elsewhere.
Based on the findings of US 50/MD 665 Truman Park and Ride Ramp Feasibility Study, it is not recommended to move forward with this project at this time and to drop further study of direct connection ramps to and from US 50/MD 665 to the Harry S. Truman Park and Ride lot. While the direct connection ramps are feasible, the benefit of the proposed ramps are minor at a very high cost. Additionally, the improvements do not enhance traffic operations along Riva Road. At this time, the study will not move forward, but the improvements will remain an option for consideration in the future.
2664 Riva Road
Annapolis, MD 21401