Public Impacts Report

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As a matter of safety and improving the transit experience for our customers and all our state’s citizens, the Maryland Transit Administration works continuously to maintain and improve our infrastructure and facilities statewide. Here are some of the projects we’re working on currently and those that are most likely to have an impact on the traveling public.

METRO SUBWAY

None at this time.

LIGHT RAIL

None at this time.

LOCAL BUS

Kirk Bus Modernization Phase 2 Ultimate 
DESCRIPTION:  Phase 2 includes demolishing the existing Kirk Bus Division and constructing a new bus storage facility on the site. 
IMPACT:  Residents on the neighboring streets (Bartlett, Homewood, and Bonaparte) will experience construction activities as they did during Phase 1.  The traffic MOT plans require closing the parking lane along the jobsite on Kirk Ave and Bonaparte and eventually Homewood Ave will be renovated with new paving and sidewalk along property lines.  The contractor will be receiving deliveries (e.g. steel and other materials) to the site and vehicular traffic along Kirk Ave may encounter temporary delays while the vehicles enter and leave the project site.  Flagger operations will continue to be utilized as part of the contractor’s MOT operations.

North Avenue Corridor Improvements
DESCRIPTION:  Corridor improvements to North Avenue from Hilton Parkway to North Rose Street in Baltimore City.  Work includes pavement reconstruction, sidewalk and ramp improvements and providing dedicated bus lanes. Work also includes installation of roadway drainage improvements, landscaping, street lighting upgrades, traffic signal improvements, as well as pavement markings for bus lanes, bike lanes and pedestrian crossings.
IMPACT:  Various lane closures, pedestrian detours, and relocated bus stops along the 5 miles of North Ave, from Hilton Parkway to North Rose Street.  This project will last for two years (completion June 2021). Work will continue at the Bloomingdale, Poplar Grove, and Monroe St intersections as the contractor installs conduit for the planned traffic signals.  The contractor will continue to replace sidewalk, full depth roadway patches and installing new bus pads along the North Avenue corridor. 

Mondawmin Bus Loop – Repairs
DESCRIPTION:  Minor repairs to the existing bus loop at the Mondawmin Metro Station. 
IMPACT:  During construction, some bus stops will be relocated.  No impact to train service.
 

COMMUTER BUS

Stormwater Management Repair and Retrofit – Severna Park – Park & Ride Lot
DESCRIPTION:  This contract is for the retrofit of the Severn Park – Park and Ride Stormwater Management Facility.
IMPACT:  Minimal impact to pedestrian and vehicular traffic.  Lanes will remain open and unobstructed during peak morning and afternoon hours.  Eighteen (18) parking spots will be 
unavailable due to the contractors staging area to safely perform the work.  Expected completion January 2020.

Stormwater Management Repair and Retrofit – White Marsh – Park & Ride Lot
DESCRIPTION:  Existing Park and Ride Lot will have repairs and replacement of Stormwater Management System
IMPACT:  Portions of the parking lots will be blocked off, however the alternate lots have more than adequate capacity to accommodate the inconvenienced patrons.  Customers and patrons should employ added caution and special attention to the posted adjustments and altered patterns.  Both entrances to the lots are now open. Restricted egress to lot 1 is in effect.  Construction has moved from Lot 1 to Lot 2, limiting parking in Lot 2.  The first entrance is currently detoured to the second entrance/exit.  Expected completion February 2020.  

MARC TRAIN

Stormwater Management Repair and Retrofit – Dorsey MARC Station
DESCRIPTION:  The contract is for the repair and retrofit of the existing pond at Dorsey MARC Station.
IMPACT: Moving of equipment and materials may impact traffic minimally near exit during off peak hours.  Lanes will remain open and unobstructed during peak morning and afternoon hours.  Expected completion February 2020.

Stormwater Management Repair & Retrofit – Monocacy MARC Station
DESCRIPTION:  This contract is for the repair and retrofit for the Monocacy MARC Station Storm Management Facility
IMPACT:  Station parking is reduced by forty-five (45) spots throughout lots for construction.  The drive lane at the south side of the parking lot is closed.  The available parking remains adequate for commuters during peak hours.  Parking is returned to commuters as the construction work completes.  No Impact to train services.  

MARC Brunswick Line Parking Lots Improvements
DESCRIPTION:  Repair of asphalt pavement, concrete sidewalk, curb & gutter, wheel stops and updating ADA accessible parking of three parking lots.  All within the MARC Brunswick Line located at Dickerson, Boyd, and Barnesville MARC Sites in Montgomery County, Maryland.
IMPACT: Most of the work will require full lot closures.  Major construction will be performed on weekends starting early Saturday mornings and completed by 4:00am on Monday mornings.  Customers will have access to parking lots Monday through Friday.