ELLICOTT CITY, MD – A Howard County construction project to install sidewalk along the south side of Montgomery Road near Steepridge Drive, connecting Steepridge Drive to the Lawyers Hill apartment complex, in Elkridge, is scheduled to begin on or about Monday, June 24th. Weather permitting, the project is expected to be completed by late August.

Sidewalks create neighborhood connections and provide residents safe and healthy transportation options. To help us expand multimodal transportation in Howard County, including in our Elkridge community, my Fiscal Year 2025 Capital Budget includes $14.7 million in County funding for sidewalks, bike lanes, pathways and other Complete Streets infrastructure that makes projects like this possible.

Calvin Ball
Howard County Executive

Part of the County’s Pedestrian Master Plan, WalkHoward, the project will connect walk zones from the west Elkridge corridor to the US 1 corridor. The project will also include the installation of a storm drain infrastructure in the new curb lane and the roadway will be restriped to include an eastbound bike lane. 

This work builds on last year’s project to extend the sidewalk along eastbound Montgomery Road from Rowanberry Drive to Timberlee Road in Elkridge. This was the first part of the WalkHoward: Moving Forward plan to increase access to amenities along the US 1 corridor. The project created a safe connection for multifamily residences south of Montgomery Road to Elkridge Elementary School and Elkridge Landing Middle School, expanding those walk zones and providing safe access to recreational features on school property. 

Flagging operations will be in place to direct traffic, as the east-bound travel lane will be closed for short periods of time throughout the project during construction hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Signs will also be posted in the area to alert residents and motorists of the work and corresponding lane closure.

While the County and its transportation partners work hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones, drivers are reminded to stay alert and look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and highway workers. Please slow down and don’t follow too closely when traveling through a work zone. Remember, work zone safety is in your hands.

For more information about Capital Project K-5061.03.2, contact Public Works Customer Service at 410-313-3440 or email publicworks@howardcountymd.gov.

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