The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) has initiated project, MD43 (White Marsh Blvd) at Honeygo Blvd Intersection Improvements
MDOT SHA is reconstructing and widening this intersection to reduce congestion and improve traffic operations and safety.
This project is currently in the construction phase.
The MD 43 (White Marsh Boulevard) / Honeygo Boulevard intersection operates over capacity during peak-hour travel times, which leads to disruptions in nearby roadway networks.
The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) reviewed the intersection operation as part of MDTA’s project at the I-95/MD 43 interchange and MDTA made intersection improvements to facilitate additional work under this MDOT SHA project.
The upcoming improvements will widen and reconstruct the intersection with the following:
• Adding a third left-turn lane from westbound White Marsh Boulevard to southbound Honeygo Boulevard;
• Adding a third left-turn lane from southbound Honeygo Boulevard to eastbound White Marsh Boulevard;
• Adding an additional through lane along eastbound White Marsh Boulevard
• Increasing the left-turn lane capacity from northbound Honeygo Boulevard to westbound White Marsh Boulevard
• Adding a pedestrian crossing along the eastbound White Marsh Boulevard leg of the intersection
The project also includes grinding and resurfacing the pavement within the intersection; reconstructing right-turn channeling islands; improving sidewalks and drainage structures; upgrading pavement markings, signing, traffic signals; constructing two Storm Water Management facilities in the interchange area; and landscaping.
Construction is estimated to begin late summer 2020. The construction work will be done in stages and there will be temporary lane closures at the intersection during construction.
The tentative sequence of intersection improvements includes:
Stage 1A – Northeast Quadrant: Construct roadway widening and traffic island modification on westbound White Marsh Boulevard.
Stage 1B Southeast Quadrant: Construct Storm Water Management Facility south of White Marsh Boulevard.
Stage 2 Southwest Quadrant: Construct roadway widening, traffic island modification and Storm Water Management facility on eastbound MD 43.
Stage 3A Northwest Quadrant: Modify existing traffic island and construct proposed drainage structures.
Stage 3B Southeast Quadrant: Construct roadway widening, modify existing traffic island and median on northbound Honeygo Blvd.
Pavement patching, milling and resurfacing within the intersection.
Councilman David Marks said he worked hard with other elected officials to receive this upgrades.
“Motorists continually tell me that congestion at this intersection is one of the most frustrating challenges they experience. This project will help improve mobility in the long term. The State Highway Administration has directed contractors to work during non-peak hours, but please be patient as construction occurs,” Mark said.
“I will work with our state legislators as this project commences – Senator Kathy Klausmeier and Delegates Harry Bhandari, Joseph Boteler, and Carl Jackson, as well as my colleague Councilwoman Cathy Bevins.”