Oakland Mills Road Complete Streets Project


The Howard County Office of Transportation conducted 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 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."

Based on further analysis, the Office of Transportation is advancing improvements from Dobbin Road to Old Montgomery Road.

Project Details


This short video provides some safety tips so that we can all get where we are going safely on Oakland Mills Road: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqIlQjrwWqg

Design Process and Public Comment

The final design for the Oakland Mills Road Complete Streets project is available here:

The flyer used to reach the public can be found here

The public comment period ended on September 28, 2021. A summary of all comments submitted by that time (made at the Village Board meetings, via the online survey, and via the Office of Transportation email) can be found here. All comments received by the deadline were considered in the final plans. 

Outreach for this project was completed according to the Complete Street Community Engagement Plan. 


A presentation reviewing the draft final design was made to both village boards below and can also be found here:

  • The Owen Brown Village Board was held on September 7, 2021.  
  • The Oakland Mills River Village Board meeting was held on September 14, 2021.  

Feasibility Study

The results of the June 2020 feasibility study can be found here

The appendices for the June 2020 feasibility study can be found here.

Community Meetings for Initial Study

October 2019. The Office of Transportation held an open-house style community meeting at Christ Episcopal Church on October 30, 2019 to present concepts developed through the Oakland Mills Road Complete Streets Study.

The following materials were presented at the meeting:

January 2019. The kickoff meeting, entitled "Envisioning Oakland Mills Road," was held on January 9, 2019 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.

Initial Study Elements

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.


To receive updates on the Oakland Mills Road Complete Streets Corridor Study and/or other Complete Streets initiatives, please sign up here

Contact Information

For further questions, please contact the Office of Transportation at transportation@howardcountymd.gov. The project manager, Chris Eatough, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, Office of Transportation can also be reached at ceatough@howardcountymd.gov or 410-313-4312.



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