Columbia Road Traffic Operations Assessment and Complete Streets Study

 The Howard County Office of Transportation conducted a Complete Streets corridor study for the segment of Columbia Road from Old Annapolis Road to ¼ mile east of Hemlock Cone Way. In conjunction with the complete streets planning project, the Office of Transportation is assessing current traffic operations along Columbia Road between MD 108 and Old Annapolis Road. Based on initial public input, the Office of Transportation has developed a draft vision statement for Columbia Road:

Columbia Road shall provide convenient access to local destinations—including shopping, schools, employment, and recreation—for users of all transportation modes, and to regional roadways for drivers, while maintaining safe operations and appropriate speeds.

Feasibility Study

  • The feasibility study was completed in June 2020 and can be found here.
  • The appendices for the June 2020 Feasibility Study Feasibility Study  can be found here

Initial Planning

The Office of Transportation held a open-house style community meeting at Linden Hall on September 25, 2019 to present concepts developed through the Columbia Road Traffic Operations Assessment and Complete Streets Study. The following new materials were presented at the meeting: 

The kickoff meeting, entitled "Envisioning Columbia Road," was held December 10, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Linden Hall. The following materials were presented at the meeting: