- City Projects
- Baltimore Road
Construction to improve Baltimore Road has closed the road between Gladstone and Broadwood drives for an estimated additional month, through November.
The road closure will potentially impact school commuting. Parents and students should plan accordingly to leave enough time to get around the road closure area.
Look for detour signs for alternate routes.
Baltimore Road is a major roadway that connects the east side of the city to Rockville Town Center. The project standardizes the roadway section to make it safer, adds pedestrian safety measures at several intersections and creates easier access to the Rockville Metro Station.
The improvements will occur in two areas of Baltimore Road:
- Spot improvements between S. Stonestreet Avenue and Norbeck Road.
- Baltimore Road between Route 28 and the city limits.
Planning Design Construction Completed
Last updated: Oct. 5, 2021
|Headwalls for the new culvert at the stream crossing have been poured and waterproofed||Continuation of concrete sidewalk and driveway apron installation on the block between MD28 and Denham|
|New twin 66 inch diameter culverts at the stream crossing are installed||Wing Walls for the culvert at the stream crossing will be poured and waterproofed|
|Curb and gutter on both sides of Baltimore Road between MD 28 and Denham have been poured||Continuation of storm drain installation in the road closure area and on the block between Denham and Woodburn|
|Partial completion of sidewalks and driveway aprons on the block between MD 28 and Denham||Curb and gutter, driveway aprons, and sidewalk installation on the block between Denham and Woodburn|
$7.7 million, $3.6 million of which is covered by a grant.
To protect the environment, the project must follow Federal and State Environmental Requirements published by the Maryland State Highway Administration.
- December 2009-February 2010: Surveying.
- Feb. 3, 2010: Initial public meeting.
- Summer 2010: Preliminary designs.
- Sept. 29, 2010: Second public meeting.
- May 2016: 95% design.
- Fall 2018: 100% design.
- February 2020: SHA grant approvals.
- Summer and Fall 2020: Bidding and award.
- March 2021: Construction began and is expected to take 18 months. View approved construction plans.
Read about the project's progress in "Rockville Reports":
- February 2021: City Eyes Start of Baltimore Road Improvements.
- April 2021: (Road) Signs of Spring: Baltimore Road Construction Commences.
- June 2021: Portion of Baltimore Road to Close Until October.
- August 2021: Baltimore Road Work Continues as Schools Return to Session.
- October 2021: Baltimore Road Closure and Detour to Remain Through November.
Residents expected to be directly impacted by the construction will receive written notification mailed to them in advance of the work start date.
Construction to improve Baltimore Road means the road is closed between Gladstone and Broadwood drives through late October.
- Pedestrians: (the blue route, above) should look for signs guiding them on a detour (west to east) from the Baltimore Road closure turning right on Gladstone Drive, left on Calvin Lane, left on Dean Drive, right on Bradley Avenue and left on Broadwood Drive to Baltimore Road.
- Vehicle traffic: (the green route) should follow the detour (west to east) turning right on Edmonston Drive south, to a left on Veirs Mill Road and left on Broadwood Drive to Baltimore Road.
Town Center to the Baltimore Road/Route 28
Improvements will enhance safety for pedestrians by improving crossings and adding sidewalk and bicycle facilities on S. Stonestreet Avenue.
Construction by Location
South Stonestreet Avenue (Completed by City via separate project in 2018)
- Construct a sidewalk on the west side (metro side) of South Stonestreet Avenue between Park Road and Baltimore Road.
- Re-allocate lane usage to allow for the installation of a bike lane between Park Road and Baltimore Road.
Park Road between South Stonestreet Avenue and Grandin Avenue
- Reconstruct pedestrian ramps at Grandin Avenue at Park Road to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Ensure the connection from the dead end on Grandin Avenue to the sidewalk on Park Road is adequate and ADA accessible.
- Upgrade the existing pedestrian crossing signs along Park Road to pedestrian and bicyclist warning signs.
- Replace the existing steel plates, which extend over curb slots within the sidewalk, to improve the sidewalk condition, but still have an effective means of stormwater conveyance.
Baltimore Road between South Stonestreet Avenue and South Horners Lane
- Provide bump outs on Baltimore Road at Grandin Avenue. Provide one crosswalk on the eastern leg of the intersection.
- Reconstruct the pedestrian ramps at all four corners of Grandin Avenue and Baltimore Road to be ADA compliant.
- Upgrade the existing pedestrian and bicyclist warning signs along Baltimore Road, near Grandin Avenue.
- Provide bump outs on Baltimore Road at South Horners Lane. Provide one crosswalk on the western leg of the intersection.
- Reconstruct the pedestrian ramps that cross South Horners Lane at Baltimore Road to be ADA compliant.
- Upgrade the existing pedestrian crossing warning signs along Baltimore Road near South Horners Lane.
Intersection of Baltimore Road and First Street / Norbeck Road (Completed by SHA via separate project)
- Re-align the sidewalk north of Baltimore Road from the roadside of First Street. Remove existing sidewalk leg that leads pedestrians to cross Baltimore Road away from the intersection and crosswalk.
- Add Accessible Pedestrian Signal (APS) push-buttons and Countdown Pedestrian Signals at intersections.
Baltimore Road between Route 28 and the city limits
Improvements will standardize the roadway section and add accessibility along the 1.25-mile section of Baltimore Road between First Street and the city limits.
- Install curb and gutter.
- Install storm drain inlets and pipes.
- Resurface the road.
- Apply stormwater management practices for new or replaced impervious area.
- Improve the alignment where it will be a benefit for vehicular travel and drainage.
- Add sidewalks where they currently do not exist, where possible.
- Extend the shared use path from the Calvin Park to the Millennium Trail at the intersection of First Street.
- Stream restoration.
- Culvert replacement near Rockville Cemetery.
- Tree removal and replacement, and landscaping.