Plans to relieve congestion along Route 175 will get a boost under the latest budget proposal from Gov. Martin O'Malley, the Maryland Gazette reports.
The proposal includes $20 million for the State Highway Administration to fund intersection improvements near Fort Meade. Several of the projects have already been through design and engineering work, but still lacked funds for construction.
The projects, according to the Gazette, include intersections on Route 175 at Mapes Road/Charter Oaks Boulevard, and Route 175 at Reece Road.
The budget also includes some money for additional studies on traffic flow in the area.
Robert Leib, the county's special assistant for base realignment and closure activities at Fort Meade, told Patch that he expects the work will not be done until 2015. But he said it was a long time coming.
"This was huge for us," he said.