WBCM provided a comprehensive multimodal study for MD 924 in Harford County from MacPhail Road to Woodsdale Road. The combined traffic/planning study spanned the MD 24 and MD 924 corridors and the roadways linking the two routes in determining whether traffic could be diverted from MD 924 to MD 24, with MD 24 routing traffic to I-95 and points east. Parallel to MD 24, MD 924 serves as a gateway corridor through the Abington, Emmorton, and Bel Air communities and provides access to several commercial areas, schools, residential developments, and government agencies. The County was interested in transforming MD 924 into a main street with pedestrian, bicycle, and transit accommodations. WBCM was tasked with studying existing conditions and developing both feasible and cost-efficient improvement alternatives (in short-term, mid-term, and long-term phases) to address vehicular and transit traffic, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Road safety and walkability audits were perfromed for the MD 924 corridor. Concepts were developed to identify potential environmental, right-of-way, or utility conflicts. Cost estimates were developed for the updgrades. Factors in the studies included evaluation of transit systems, accommodations for bicycle and pedestrian traffic, parking issues, and suggestions for diverting traffic from MD 924. These strategies improved connectivity and cohesion and incorporated innovative and creative congestion relief strategies.

Harford County Department of Planning and Zoning
Service(s) Provided
Traffic Planning, Highway Engineering
Harford County, MD