Maryland Route 45: York Road
This community-generated project was guided by the Maryland State Highway Administration and a multi-disciplinary task force comprised of agency representatives and community and business leaders, who worked together to blend transportation improvements with urban redevelopment. The partnering team consisted of State, local agencies and businesses, and nine communities who all were vital links in identifying the desires of the community and disseminating the project information. The revitalization work included: upgrading and interconnecting the traffic signal system, drainage improvements, improving pavement conditions and sidewalk accessibility, adding traffic calming elements, decorative lighting, street furniture and bus shelters, and extensive landscaping within the corridor. On a fixed budget the project team collaborated and partnered on many items to stay within the scope and budget of the project. The success of this project is measured by the continued involvement of the task force in monitoring the project's outcome through project surveys, site walks and interacting with the community, which demonstrates the strong commitment to promoting local cohesion, along with social and economic development.