SHA to Start Addressing Safety Concerns on Route 4

March 4, 2014

logo-shaConcept study of $300,000 the first step in making a safer roadway

Following a meeting with Senator Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. (Calvert & Prince George’s Counties), Secretary of Transportation James T. Smith, Jr. announced that a study will immediately commence to best address highway safety needs between Calvert & Anne Arundel Counties. The Secretary indicated that the study will look at the possible creation of shoulders to address safety concerns along Route 4, as well as address visibility issues. The study will be completed in time for the next Draft Consolidated Transportation Program in July.

“Safety on this critical access road to and from Calvert County, is and must continue to be a top concern”, stated Senator Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. “I am grateful to the Secretary and Department for hearing our concerns about the safety of Route 4, and am pleased to see a concept study go forward. This is a necessary first step to ensure that we improve drivers’ sight distances, create shoulders, and other necessary improvements to this critical and well-traveled road.”

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