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Status Update on SHA Baltimore Avenue Sidewalk Project in North College Park

For many years, the City Council and staff have discussed with the State Highway Administration (SHA) improvements to the sidewalk connectivity along Baltimore Avenue. This specific project (University Blvd. to I-495) was most recently presented by SHA to the City Council on July 8, 2014 and again on September 2, 2014. The project will be […]

Friday January 1st, 2016 in Development, Route 1 | Comments Off on Status Update on SHA Baltimore Avenue Sidewalk Project in North College Park

Beltway – Route 1 Intersection Set for Major Improvements

Great news! The SHA has been studying the interchange at Route 1 and Edgewood road, in order to improve safety at this intersection. Here is the latest concept plan I got from the SHA. Highlights of the improvement include: 1. Three out-bound lanes from Edgewood to Route 1 (currently there are two lanes). The SHA […]

Tuesday September 29th, 2015 in Development, Route 1 | 5 Comments »

Council Asks SHA to Address Concerns about Rt 1 Reconstruction

SHA presented a summary of the current plans of Route 1 reconstruction design during the August 5, 2015 Worksession. City, County, and University staff have urged SHA to consider some additional changes to create an appropriate landscape buffer for pedestrians and improved safety for cyclists. In the past, SHA has met with City, County, and […]

Wednesday August 12th, 2015 in City Council, Development, Route 1 | Comments Off on Council Asks SHA to Address Concerns about Rt 1 Reconstruction

Rt. 1 Undergrounding Utilities Off-table, for Now

Representatives from the SHA came to last week’s Council meeting and gave an update on the reconstruction project of Rt 1 from College Avenue to Rt 193. Representatives told us that the undergrounding of utilities is off the table, at least for now, mainly because there is no funding available at this time. The issue […]

Monday August 10th, 2015 in Development, Route 1 | Comments Off on Rt. 1 Undergrounding Utilities Off-table, for Now

Route 1 Undergrounding Project May Not Happen

Based on what we’re learning from the SHA, the undergrounding utilities project on Route 1 may not happen. The State Highway Administration (SHA) has recently asked for a commitment from the City by June 8 to fully fund the underground utility relocation (minus the SHA estimated cost of aerial relocation) associated with the reconstruction of […]

Wednesday June 3rd, 2015 in Development, Route 1 | 3 Comments »

SHA Presents Route 1 Development Plan

Representatives from the State Highway Administration came to the City Council last Tuesday night to give an update on the design work on Route 1 between College Avenue and MD 193. Here are the highlights of that presentation on what the SHA plans to make the following changes: Roadway widening along US 1 Two 11-foot […]

Thursday November 6th, 2014 in Development, Route 1 | Comments Off on SHA Presents Route 1 Development Plan

One More Hollywood Eyesore Slated for Demolition

The much discussed abandoned property (aka “Spooky House”) at the north east corner of Route 1 and Edgewood Rd is expected to be demolished soon. The property has been an eyesore for a long time and has only contributed to give a negative impression of our neighborhood. We hope once the demolition is completed, the […]

Wednesday October 15th, 2014 in Announcements, Development, Route 1 | 9 Comments »

SHA Plans to Improve Rt 1 Pedestrian Safety At I-495 Ramp

Recently a north College Park resident and high school student came to the NCPCA meeting and suggested to make some improvements at the I-495 ramp near the Edgewood Road and Route 1 intersection. The SHA engineer studied the intersection further and made the following changes. (1) SHA review confirmed that pedestrians currently do not have […]

Thursday September 18th, 2014 in Route 1 | Comments Off on SHA Plans to Improve Rt 1 Pedestrian Safety At I-495 Ramp

Officials Set to Announce Route 1 Pedestrian Safety Changes Today

Representatives from the City, SHA, County and the University of Maryland will be making a major announcement this afternoon about pedestrian safety improvement on Route 1 in old town College Park. Three people have been killed in the past six months at this small stretch of Route 1. Officials have been considering a number of […]

Monday July 14th, 2014 in Public Safety, Route 1 | Comments Off on Officials Set to Announce Route 1 Pedestrian Safety Changes Today

SHA to Resurface Part of Route 1 in North College Park

Representatives from the State Highway administration will be at tonight’s Council worksession to present a number of resurfacing and maintenance projects in and around College Park this year. One of those projects includes the Route 1 resurfacing work in north College Park. The scope of the work ranges from Indian Lane to Hollywood Road. The […]

Tuesday April 1st, 2014 in Route 1 | Comments Off on SHA to Resurface Part of Route 1 in North College Park

Route 1 Utility Undergrounding Discussion Continues..

On February 4, the consultant from KCI Technologies Inc. presented the results of its feasibility study to underground utilities on Route 1 from Lakeland Road and Greenbelt Road. While it seems logical to plan an undergrounding project while the road is already under construction, the study estimates a total cost of $14 million and could […]

Monday February 17th, 2014 in Development, Route 1 | Comments Off on Route 1 Utility Undergrounding Discussion Continues..

Council to Discuss Undergrounding of Utility Lines on Route 1

In August last year, the City signed an agreement with the State Highway Administration (SHA) for the funding of a feasibility study for the undergrounding of utilities in conjunction with the design and construction of the first phase of improvements for the US Route 1 corridor. The SHA contracted with KCI Technologies Inc., to prepare […]

Monday February 3rd, 2014 in Development, Route 1 | Comments Off on Council to Discuss Undergrounding of Utility Lines on Route 1

Development Updates on Route 1 in North College Park

I often get questions about the status of developments on and along Route 1, especially on the part that crosses north College Park. Here are a few things I think we can talk about. 1. Gateway Park: At the south side of Edgewood Road intersection, just south of Beltway, the construction of the Gateway Park […]

SHA Plans to Build Sidewalk on Route 1 in North College Park

Representatives from SHA came to last Tuesday’s Council meeting to talk about sidewalk and pedestrian safety improvement of east side of Route 1 from Edgewood Road to Cherokee Street. The SHA plans to do the project in two phases. The first phase will cover the areas between Edgewood Road and Fox Street and the next […]

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Monday June 17th, 2013 in Development, Route 1 | 2 Comments »