Last day to submit comments to SHA Wednesday July 19
July 14, 2017
Wednesday, July 19 is the last day for submitting comments to the State Highway Administration regarding the MD 28/198 Corridor Improvement Study.
Please take one minute to send an email supporting the community's recommendations for MD 198. The button below will generate an email template that you can customize with your own words--it only takes one minute!
The email is addressed to the SHA project manager Jeremy Beck (email@example.com), with copies to State Delegate Eric Luedke and the organizers of Fix198Now. You can revise the email however you see fit. The email template can also be copied and pasted from the bottom of this blog post.
Thank you to the 170 people who attended the public hearing on June 19, and the dozens who testified, including Eric Luedtke, State Delegate for District 14, and Brian Anleu, Deputy Chief of Staff for Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker.
Keep up the good work people! Please share this page with your friends, families, and neighbors so they can submit comments as well.
Local resident Dan Reiner testifying in support of a walkable Burtonsville.
State Delegate and Burtonsville resident Eric Luedtke discussing the project with attendees.
Approximately 170 people attended the public hearing.
Below is a template that you can use to submit comments to the SHA. You must include your name and contact information when providing comments to the State Highway Administration.
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Public comment on MD 198
Dear Mr Beck,
As a regular user of MD 198, I am pleased to see progress at making this road safer for drivers, bikers, and pedestrians. That being said, there is room for improvement.
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I urge the State Highway Administration to make the following revisions to the MD 28/198 Corridor Improvement Study, which have been developed through extensive community outreach and have been endorsed by elected officials.
- Locate shared-use path on the north side for Segment C - Eliminate Thompson Road roundabout from further consideration. - Adjust location of proposed roundabouts at Good Hope Road and Peach Orchard Road to minimize impacts to forests, parkland, and wetlands. - Comply with the Burtonsville Crossroads Neighborhood Plan by providing Segment D with a landscaped median with breaks to establish a grid of local streets, enhance safety, and improve access to businesses. - Narrow lanes in Segment D from 11 ft to 10 feet to discourage speeding. - Bury the power lines, widen the grass buffers and bike lanes in Segment D. - Add second turn lane from McKnew Road to MD 198 (Segment E).
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the study. I encourage you to review the full report developed by the Coalition to Fix MD 198 for more recommendations.