Regional Transportation Planning Coordination

State Highway Program Coordination


The Office of the Director is responsible for tracking and monitoring of State Highway plans, programs, and projects to ensure that the goals and objectives of Montgomery County, and the priorities of the Department Transportation (MCDOT), are achieved.

The  Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) operates all Interstates and Numbered Highways within the State. MDOT's modal agency responsible of highways is the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA). Within Montgomery County some of SHA's responsibilities include:

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Highway Name

Primary Routes in Montgomery County
I-270 Eisenhower Memorial Highway
I-495 Capital Beltway
I-495X Cabin John Parkway
US 29 Georgia Ave., Colesville Rd., & Columbia Pike
Secondary Routes (just a few examples)
MD 28 Norbeck Rd./First St. (in Rockville)/Montgomery Ave./Key West Ave./Darnestown Rd./Dickerson Rd.
MD 27 Ridge Rd.
MD 97 Georgia Ave. (High St. & Market St. in Brookeville)
MD 185 Connecticut Ave.
MD 191 Bradley Lane/Bradley Boulevard
MD 192 Forest Glen Rd./Capitol View Ave./Metropolitan Ave.
MD 355 Wisconsin Ave./Rockville Pike/Hungerford Dr./Frederick Ave./Frederick Road
MD 586 Veirs Mill Rd.
MD 650 New Hampshire Avenue
[*NOTE: Since the InterCounty Connector (ICC) is a toll route (MD 200), it is the responsibility of the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA), rather than SHA]

The Maryland Transportation Plan and the annual State Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP) are monitored by Director's Office staff. State projects are tracked as they progress through the Development & Evaluation, System Preservation, and Construction/Implementation processes. Responsibilities include coordinating MCDOT reviews of State work, particularly projects, in the project planning and project design phases; also in a continuing role in providing input for any reviews necessitated during the construction stage.

The policy element of the State Highway Program Coordination work includes the review of most State legislation which would impact the transportation arena in Montgomery County. Finally, monitoring of State efforts on transportation facility noise mitigation and highway/railroad crossing issues are also coordinated by Director's Office staff.

These activities involve staff attendance at numerous technical status meetings and public information sessions. Additionally, coordination with State, other Montgomery County Executive Branch agencies, Montgomery County Council staff, and the Montgomery County Planning Board is maintained to ensure consistency of State Transportation plans, programs, and projects with Montgomery County's Master Plans and the general interests of Montgomery County and its residents.

You can visit the  Maryland State Highway Administration web site to view current projects.

For more information on State Highway Coordination or general questions regarding State transportation projects in Montgomery County, contact MCDOT at 240-777-7170.

Montgomery County Department of Transportation Office of the Director 101 Monroe Street; 10th Floor Rockville, MD 20850 (240) 777-7170