BEL AIR, Md., (May 27, 2015) – Harford County has secured grant funding to evaluate conditions and identify potential improvements along the busy MD 924 corridor between Abingdon, near the I-95/MD 24 interchange, and MacPhail Road, located just south of the Town of Bel Air. Funding of $225,000 to study the 4.5 mile corridor will come mainly from federal sources, approved Tuesday by the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB). Harford County Executive Barry Glassman is a BRTB member, and an advocate for the study.
“Improving the safety and functionality of the MD 924 corridor would benefit our entire community,” said County Executive Glassman. “This section of state road is an important piece of our local transportation network, affecting many citizens who live, work, shop and travel in the area. I would like to thank my fellow BRTB members for supporting this important study.”
The Harford County Department of Planning and Zoning will manage the corridor study, which will evaluate operational conditions and generate a list of feasible and cost-effective improvements that would enhance safety and traffic movement along the corridor and adjacent areas, and provide better cohesion with the surrounding road network. The study will also identify multimodal transportation opportunities, such as sidewalks and bike lanes, and address ways to enhance livability for nearby communities.