MD 198 at MD 295 (Baltimore-Washington Parkway) Interchange Improvements
The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is proposing transportation improvements to the existing interchange of MD 198 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (MD 198 Parkway Interchange) as part of the MD 198: MD 295 to MD 32 Project Planning Study (MD 198 Planning Study). The Baltimore-Washington Parkway is owned by the United States of America and under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service (NPS), National Capital Parks-East. Construction activities tied to the proposed MD 198 Parkway Interchange improvements will require temporary occupancy of NPS lands through issuance of a Special Use Permit and easement. The project area is located in northwestern Anne Arundel County, Maryland, almost midway between Baltimore City and Washington, D.C.
The purpose of the actions SHA is pursuing at the MD 198 Parkway Interchange is to facilitate transportation improvements at the intersection of MD 198 and MD 295. The NPS purpose of the proposed action is to respond to the applicant's expressed need to increase roadway capacity. This action will increase roadway capacity to meet existing and projected travel demands on the MD 198 corridor, address safety concerns, and support planned development. The action is needed because the corridor currently experiences traffic congestion, and is projected to increase as more commercial and residential development occurs. MD 198 provides direct access to the Fort George G. Meade Military Reservation (Fort Meade) from MD 32, MD 295 and generally points south and west of the study area. The area around Ft. Meade is one of the fastest growing areas of Anne Arundel County.
National Capital Parks-East
1900 Anacostia Drive, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20020