Tuesday, September 15, 2009
The Division of Transportation Engineering has begun a project to extend Woodfield Road 3,000 feet between Main Street in Damascus and the intersection of Faith Lane and Ridge Road. In addition, portions of Maryland Route 27 will be widened to accommodate turns. The project is designed to provide traffic congestion relief and improve safety.
The improvements will:
- Make the extension of Woodfield Road a 28-foot wide curbed roadway with two 14-foot wide lanes;
- Realign Faith Lane to intersect Woodfield Road at a point south of Ridge Road;
- Construct a separate eight-foot wide bikeway along the eastern side of Woodfield Road Extended from Main Street to Ridge Road;
- Widen Ridge Road to provide two 12-foot-wide travel lanes, two four-foot-wide paved shoulders and an auxiliary left turn lane at the proposed intersection with Woodfield Road;
- Realign Ridge Road to improve the sight distance along a segment of the roadway to north of Woodfield Road Extended;
- Construct street lighting, traffic signal and landscaping improvements, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities along Woodfield Road Extended and Ridge Road.
The project began in September and is expected to be completed in the Spring of 2011. For more information, go to the County’s website or call 240-777-7210.