Howard County Executive Calvin Ball today announced the completion of more than 85 infrastructure improvements to enhance the safety and connectivity of walking routes ahead of the school year. This work includes installing 20 new crosswalk, ADA ramp, sidewalk, pathway, and signage projects, as well as refreshing and repainting more than 65 existing crosswalks throughout the county.

Our team has worked diligently to make critical transportation improvements, repairs, and upgrades to ensure that more people of all ages and abilities can safely connect to neighborhoods, parks, schools, and other destinations throughout our county.

Calvin Ball
Howard County Executive

Completed throughout the summer, these transportation improvements were identified and prioritized by the Howard County Office of Transportation and the Department of Public Works to improve connectivity and pedestrian safety across the county. These projects are also located within local school walk zones, enhancing the safety of students and families who use walking routes to travel between school and home.

These improvements include the Montgomery Road sidewalk project in Elkridge, which provides a safe pedestrian connection for more than 1,100 nearby households to Elkridge Elementary School and Elkridge Landing Middle School. This highly anticipated project fulfills a multimodal transportation need in the community by better connecting residents with nearby neighborhoods, schools, and other destinations.

Howard County Government remains responsive to multimodal transportation needs and requests from residents. To request transportation improvements or report infrastructure concerns online, please visit:

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