$14.7 Million Project Will Provide Relief At Two Highly Congested Intersections In Brandywine
ANNAPOLIS Governor Martin OMalley and Congressman Steny H. Hoyer today announced funds to eliminate a traffic bottleneck along MD 5 (Branch Avenue) in Brandywine near the Prince Georges and Charles county line. The $14.7 million project will widen MD 5 from two to three lanes in the vicinity of two MD 5 intersections located at Accokeek and Brandywine roads.
Right of way acquisition for the MD 5 widening project is scheduled to begin next spring, with construction to start in spring 2009. In addition to delivering relief to the heavily-traveled MD 5 corridor, this first phase will prepare the corridor for the future MD 5/Accokeek/Brandywine Road interchange and an additional park and ride lot along MD 5.
Today, this corridor carries 57,500 vehicles each day, which is projected to increase to 101,000 by the year 2030.