June 12, 2014

Ground Broken for Major Interchange on Georgia Ave. at Randolph Rd.

Officials participating in the interchange ceremony were (from left):  Delegate Sheila Hixson, MCDOT Director Art Holmes, Senator Jennie Forehand, Councilmember Nancy Navarro, Delegate Sam Arora, Councilmember Phil Andrews, Senator Roger Manno, Transportation Secretary James Smith, Jr., Councilmember Nancy Floreen, County Executive Ike Leggett, Councilmember George Leventhal, Delegate Ben Kramer, Senator Rich Madaleno, SHA District Engineer Brian Young, SHA Administrator Melinda Peters, Councilmember Hans Riemer and Suzanne Lofhjelm representing Congressman Chris Van Hollen.
Many state and local officials were on hand to break ground on the major road project that will replace the signalized intersection at MD Route 97 (Georgia Ave.) and Randolph Rd. with an interchange that will allow through traffic to go under Georgia Ave. New turn lanes and ramps will provide turning movements.

The project involves constructing a new interchange to replace the existing MD 97 (Georgia Ave.) / Randolph Rd. intersection by lowering Randolph Rd, nearly 25 feet. The project also includes adding one additional through lane along Georgia Ave. for a total of three through lanes in each direction. Additional improvements include extending the Glenmont Greenway Trail on the west side of Georgia Ave. an additional 900 feet past Randolph Rd. to Mason St. and adding new sidewalks.

The $44.4 million project should be complete in winter 2016, weather permitting.

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