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MDOT-SHA Takoma Junction Vision Study

The Maryland Department of Transportation, State Highway Administration has committed to work with the City of Takoma Park to develop a vision for the intersections and traffic of the Takoma Junction.

Takoma Junction Vision Study Planning Meeting was held on Thursday, October 18, 2018. Several Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration staff held a kick-off planning meeting with staff of the City of Takoma Park and of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission on the Takoma Junction Vision Study.

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss study goals, stakeholders,  issues/needs, study boundaries, timeline and ways to involve the community. The core geographic focus of the study is Carroll Avenue from Philadelphia to Ethan Allen/Sycamore Avenues,  but impacts on a larger area will also be considered.

Goals identified for the study are:

  • to define an overall vision that works for all users
  • to define the challenges of the intersections, and
  • to produce a report with an analysis of potential solutions.

MDOT SHA has already contracted with firms to help facilitate community outreach and involvement and is looking to use innovative approaches to hear from residents and other stakeholders. There was acknowledgment that much study has already been done in the area and that many residents and others have weighed in on those studies. While all want a fresh and holistic approach to the Takoma Junction Vision Study, it was noted that previous work and community input to date is valuable and can be used as appropriate. MDOT SHA staff will be refining their strategy and assembling resources for the study over the next several months and then will reconnect with the planning group on next steps.

Relevant Correspondence

The Mayor received a letter from Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administrator, Greg Slater, dated September 13, 2018,  which states that SHA “is committed to working with the City to develop a vision for Takoma Junction.”

Project Lead & Contact Info

Kandese Holford, Regional Planner
Regional and Intermodal Planning Division
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration
Email: kholford@sha.state.md.us

Existing intersection of Philadelphia Avenue (MD-410) and Carroll Avenue (MD-195)

State Highway Administration – Takoma Junction Vision Project Details

Project Info & Timeline

Budget & Funding Source

Budget: State Highway Administration is conducting and funding the study.

Links & Notes

Traffic Studies of Takoma Junction

Commissioned by Maryland SHA

Commissioned by City – A. Morton Thomas and Associates, Inc. 

Commissioned by NDC – The Traffic Group, Inc.

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