Baltimore Road

Baltimore Road is a major roadway that connects the east side of the city to Rockville Town Center. The project widens the roadway to make it safer, adds pedestrian safety measures at several intersections and creates easier access to the Rockville Metro Station.

The improvements will occur in two areas of Baltimore Road:

  1. Town Center to the Baltimore Road/Route 28.
  2. Baltimore Road between Route 28 and the city limits.

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  1. Project Status

    Planning Design Construction Completed

Budget

$5.1 million, $3.6 million of which is covered by a grant.

To protect the environment, the project must follow Federal and State Environmental Requirements published by the Maryland State Highway Administration.

Timeline

  • December 2009 - February 2010: Surveying
  •  February 3, 2010: Initial Public Meeting
  • Summer 2010: Preliminary Designs
  •  September 29, 2010: Second Public Meeting
  •  May 2016: 95% Design
  • Summer 2019: Construction to begin and take 18 months

Resident Notifications

Residents expected to be directly impacted by the construction will receive written notification mailed to them 2 weeks in advance of the work start date.

Town Center to the Baltimore Road/Route 28

Improvements will enhance safety for pedestrian, increase access to bus stops and add bicycle lanes, primarily along Grandin Avenue.

The existing bicycle route, primarily along Grandin Avenue, as well as the other corridors mentioned above have been studied and recommendations have been provided for making safety and accessibility improvements.

Construction by Location

South Stonestreet Avenue

  • Construct a sidewalk on the west side (metro side) of South Stonestreet Avenue between Park Road and Baltimore Road.
  • Re-allocate lane usage to allow for the installation of a bike lane between Park Road and Baltimore Road.

Park Road between South Stonestreet Avenue and Grandin Avenue

  • Reconstruct pedestrian ramps at Grandin Avenue at Park Road to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Ensure the connection from the dead end on Grandin Avenue to the sidewalk on Park Road is adequate and ADA accessible.
  • Upgrade the existing pedestrian crossing signs along Park Road to pedestrian and bicyclist warning signs.
  • Replace the existing steel plates, which extend over curb slots within the sidewalk, to improve the sidewalk condition, but still have an effective means of stormwater conveyance.

Baltimore Road between South Stonestreet Avenue and South Horners Lane

  • Provide bump outs on Baltimore Road at Grandin Avenue. Provide one crosswalk on the eastern leg of the intersection.
  • Reconstruct the pedestrian ramps at all four corners of Grandin Avenue and Baltimore Road to be ADA compliant.
  • Upgrade the existing pedestrian and bicyclist warning signs along Baltimore Road, near Grandin Avenue.
  • Provide bump outs on Baltimore Road at South Horners Lane. Provide one crosswalk on the western leg of the intersection.
  • Reconstruct the pedestrian ramps that cross South Horners Lane at Baltimore Road to be ADA compliant.
  • Upgrade the existing pedestrian crossing warning signs along Baltimore Road near South Horners Lane.

Intersection of Baltimore Road and First Street / MD Route 28 (Norbeck Road)

  • Construct sidewalk connections from the intersection to the north, making connections to the nearby bus stops.
  • Re-align the sidewalk north of Baltimore Road from the roadside of First Street. Remove existing sidewalk leg that leads pedestrians to cross Baltimore Road away from the intersection and crosswalk.


Baltimore Road between Route 28 and the city limits

Improvements will add curb, gutter and new drainage systems along the 1.25-mile section of Baltimore Road between First Street and the city limits

Proposed Improvements

  • Install curb and gutter
  • Install storm drain inlets and pipes
  • Resurface the road
  • Apply stormwater management practices for new or replaced impervious area
  • Improve the alignment where it will be a benefit for vehicular travel and drainage
  • Add sidewalks where they currently do not exist, where possible
  • Extend the shared use path from the Calvin Park to the Millennium Trail at the intersection of First Street
  • Improve accessibility to bus stops along the corridor

Other items that will be evaluated for possible improvements include trees, street lighting and the existing pedestrian/ bicycle bridge over the Calvin Stream.