The Maryland Transportation Authority will host a virtual public meeting next month to get public feedback on a planned auxiliary lane on Route 24.
A third lane would be added on northbound Route 24 from Route 924 to the Singer Road intersection. The additional lane would improve capacity and safety along the corridor and reduce congestion for vehicles traveling from I-95 toward Bel Air, according to an MdTA news release.
The project is part of the ongoing I-95 Express Toll Lanes Northbound Extension Program. The $1.1 billion project will extend toll lanes on the interstate between Route 43 in White Marsh to north of Route 24 in Harford County.
In addition to extending the auxiliary lane, roadway widening and resurfacing and a traffic signal modification at Singer Road would also be part of a project, as well as potential noise wall improvements. A dynamic message sign would also be added at southbound Route 24, north of Route 924, that would display travel times or other messages.
Construction on the additional lane would be scheduled to begin in winter 2022-23 and be completed in summer 2024, according to MdTA documents. There would be no peak hour road closures or detours during the roughly 18-month construction period.
The virtual meeting will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4. Those interested can access the virtual meeting at bit.ly/2LmPIeG or call into an audio-only version at 443-409-5228 and, when prompted for the conference ID, dial 392 690 160#. Materials and an option to comment and pose questions in advance is posted at mdta.maryland.gov/I95ETLNB/home.html.
The comment period on the Route 24 auxiliary lane project will be open through Feb. 18.