Category: Route 1

City Seeks Funds for Route 1 Undergrounding Work

City is considering to propose a grant request to pay for 50% of the design and bidding package for the undergrounding of utilities associated with the reconstruction of US 1 from College Avenue to MD-193. State Highway Administration has set the cost of this work at an amount not to exceed $300,000; therefore, the CL application will request […]

Saturday July 5th, 2014 in Route 1, Utility | No Comments »

Storm Damages College Park Apartment Roof, Closes Route 1

A severe store has hit our area, causing some damages in College Park. WTOP is reporting that the Enclave apartment building is damaged along Route 1 near Greenbelt Road. Baltimore Avenue is now closed northbound at Campus Drive/Paint Branch Parkway. Please follow police direction. SHA is on scene redirecting traffic and will clear road. Public […]

Thursday July 3rd, 2014 in Route 1 | No Comments »

Council Mulls Asking SHA to Fund Route 1 Undergrounding Through TIGER Grants

In tomorrow’s Council meeting, the City Council will vote whether it should send a letter to the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) to request an additional year to decide whether to pursue undergrounding of utilities in the stretch between Paint Branch Parkway and Greenbelt Road on Route 1. SHA has indicated that the project, including […]

Monday May 12th, 2014 in Route 1, Transportation | 3 Comments »

City Council Asks SHA to Improve Pedestrian Safety on Route 1

At last night’s Council meeting, the City Council discussed a number of ideas to improve the pedestrian safety on Route 1, especially in light of last weekend’s tragic accident at the Knox Road intersection. Here is the text of that letter we decided to send to the SHA. April 15, 2014 Ms. Melinda B. Peters, […]

Wednesday April 16th, 2014 in Council, Route 1 | No Comments »

Route 1 Pedestrian Safety Takes the Spotlight After Fatal Accident

This Sunday, another pedestrian died from serious injuries he suffered after he was struck on Route 1 near the University of Maryland. Carlos Pacanins, a senior from Bethesda, died from his injuries. He was a few weeks away from graduating with a degree in political science, the Hatchet reports. According to the Diamondback, it happened […]

Tuesday April 15th, 2014 in Route 1 | No Comments »

Route 1 Resurfacing to Complete By Fall

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) has begun the final phase of a $2.5 million safety and resurfacing project on US 1 (Baltimore Avenue) from Guilford Road to the Paint Branch Bridge in College Park. SHA will remove the top layer of pavement, resurface all lanes of existing roadway and apply new pavement markings. Pedestrian, […]

Tuesday August 21st, 2012 in Route 1 | No Comments »

Council to Discuss Route 1 Marketing Study

The City Council will be back to its sessions again this week after a brief summer recess in the past few weeks. However instead of usual Tuesday’s meeting, the Council worksession will be held on Wednesday, as the City will be observing the National Night Out (NNO) on that night. One of the items on […]

Monday August 6th, 2012 in Route 1 | No Comments »

Vote For the Best Route 1 Ride Bus Wrap Design

Voting is now open for the Route 1 Ride bus wrap competition. The three finalists were selected by a jury of County, University, and municipal representatives from more than 38 designs by 27 artists. The Route 1 Ride Collaborative, in an effort to make a bold statement about the Route 1 corridor, solicited artistic designs […]

Thursday July 26th, 2012 in Route 1, Transportation | No Comments »

Final US1 Sector Plan Document Now Available

After a long wait, the final US 1 sector plan document is now available. Yesterday, I received an email from the M-NCPPC Chief Planner Chad Wiliams telling me that the final printed version of the Central US 1 Corridor Sector Plan and Sectional Map Amendment is now available. Hard copies can be obtained from the […]

Saturday February 11th, 2012 in Development, Route 1 | No Comments »

Route 1 Redevelopment in North College Park – How Long Do We Need to Wait?

Recently, I was browsing the Route 1 sector plan documents to see what we can expect when Route 1 will be rebuilt in north College Park. According to the plan, the Route 1 in College Park (from the Beltway to the College Ave.) will be built in three phases. The City recently received $8.8 million […]

Monday December 26th, 2011 in Development, Route 1 | No Comments »

Route 1 Developement Opportunities

In case you missed last Saturday’s Route 1 visioning session, here are a few resources you may want to check: Presentation Slides Discussion Survey The survey will be open until November 28. So please take a moment to complete this in the next few days.

Friday November 25th, 2011 in Development, Route 1 | No Comments »

Beyond Visions: Challenges and Opportunities in Route 1 Development

This past Saturday, I attended the “Route 1 Site Specific Visioning Session” at the City Council Chamber. My sincere thanks go to our City officials, Terry Schum, Chris Nagle and Michael Stiefvater in particular, for organizing this great event. During the 3 hour+ event , residents had a chance to take a look at the […]

Monday November 21st, 2011 in Route 1 | No Comments »

Hollywood: Despite Lack of Progress, Dreams Live On

In 2009, the M-NCPPC, after several community meetings, the Maryland Park and Planning released the final US 1 Corridor sector plan documents. The two year old, 100+ page heavy Route 1 sector plan documents may be gathering dusts in the M-NCPPC’s office shelves, but that shouldn’t stop us from keeping our dreams alive. I took […]

Monday October 31st, 2011 in Hollywood, Route 1 | 2 Comments »

Route 1 Event Seeks to Educate Residents about Redevelopment Opportunities

The redevelopment of Route 1 is undoubtedly one of the important issues in many residents’ minds. City’s Economic Development Coordinator Michael Stiefvater has recently sent this information to share with you all. The city is working on an event concerning redevelopment opportunities along Route 1 and they want to begin publicizing it in order to […]

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Friday October 28th, 2011 in Route 1 | No Comments »