Oakland Mills Road Complete Streets Study


The Howard County Office of Transportation is conducting a complete streets corridor study for the segment of Oakland Mills Road from Old Montgomery Road to Snowden River Parkway. Based on initial public input, the Office of Transportation has developed a draft vision statement for Oakland Mills Road:

"Oakland Mills Road shall facilitate access between residential, retail, recreational, and other destinations for users of all transportation modes, while prioritizing safety of people walking and bicycling, transit riders, and turning vehicles over the speed of drivers traveling along Oakland Mills Road."

The Office of Transportation will hold a open-house style community meeting at Christ Episcopal Church on October 30th, 2019 from 6:30PM to 8:00PM to present concepts developed through the Oakland Mills Road Complete Streets Study. Interested attendees can drop in at any time during the meeting, and a 15-minute presentation summarizing the process and concepts will be given at both 6:30PM and 7:30PM. For those who cannot attend the meeting, exhibits will be posted at the Office of Transportation's website the day after the meeting and an opportunity to comment will be open until November 13th. Howard County anticipates a final report on the study by late fall.

The kickoff meeting, entitled "Envisioning Oakland Mills Road," was  held on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Great Hall of Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road (at the intersection with Dobbin Road). At the meeting, County and consultant staff presented preliminary data about Oakland Mills Road traffic and safety, and members of the public marked up a corridor map with comments and concerns.

The following materials were presented at the meeting:

In addition, a survey and questionnaire about transportation preferences and challenges on Oakland Mills Road garnered over 40 responses, which will guide the development of a vision statement and concept proposals. Click here to view a summary of the input received.

The initial public comment period for this project has concluded. However, general comments, feedback, or questions are always welcome. To provide a comment, or for more information, email transportation@howardcountymd.gov or call (410) 313-4360





Complete Streets Study

Study Segment

  Old Montgomery Road to Snowden River Parkway


  • Speed Management
  • On-Street Parking
  • Pedestrian Safety
  • Bicycle Connectivity
  • Vehicle Traffic Flow


  1. Develop a collaborative vision for
    Oakland Mills Road, in accordance with
    community goals and the guidance
    of PlanHoward, BikeHoward, and WalkHoward.
  2. Identify cost-effective improvements
    consistent with this vision.
  3. Quantify safety, operational, and
    environmental impacts of proposed changes.