Work Begins on Baltimore-Washington Parkway at Md Route 198

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NBC 5 News

Travel along the Baltimore-Washington Parkway is about to get smoother in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, thanks to a partnership between the National Park Service and the Maryland State Highway Administration.

The interchange at Maryland Route 198 has been identified as the number one maintenance priority on the parkway. Work begins Monday, June 13, to mill and pave the northbound entrance ramp at Route 198 West and the acceleration and deceleration lanes on the parkway.

“This is a great example of how federal and state organizations can collaborate to create safe and smooth conditions for drivers,” Superintendent Matthew Carroll said. “We are grateful for the funding support from the Maryland State Highway Administration to help repair this important and scenic national park road that is also a critical transportation artery for Maryland drivers and commuters.”

In an effort to minimize traffic impacts, repairs, which will cost $350,000, will be performed weeknights between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. from Monday, June 13 through Thursday, June 16. Throughout the project, at least one lane on the northbound Baltimore-Washington Parkway will remain open at all times.

Originally designed to serve as a dignified entrance to the nation’s capital, a military access route for federal installations and alternative to U.S. Route 1, the Baltimore-Washington Parkway now serves as one of the most important components of the region's transportation network.

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