MD 198 sign

MD 198 sign

​Tuesday, January 10, 6:30 to 8 p.m. 

(January 3, 2023) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA), in collaboration with Montgomery County, will host a virtual public meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 10, to present alternatives and answer questions related to the MD 198 Burtonsville Improvement Project. 

The project area, known as Segment D, extends from Old Columbia Pike to US 29A on MD 198 in Burtonsville. The project seeks to improve safety, connectivity and accessibility for all users, as well as ease congestion along this roadway segment. Segment D is part of a larger Corridor Improvement Study extending between MD 97 and I-95.  

“Segment D along MD 198 is a busy commercial and mixed-use area,” said MDOT SHA Administrator Tim Smith. “Input from the community and businesses will assist us with the tools we need to design a network that will keep all users safe.”  

MDOT SHA will seek environmental approvals to advance bicycle, pedestrian and roadway improvements in the detailed design phase. MDOT SHA, in collaboration with Montgomery County and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, will move forward with project planning using a Context Driven approach once funding becomes available. 

A Microsoft Teams link for the January 10 meeting will be posted on the MD 198 Burtonsville Improvement Project Portal Page, at The public also may listen to the meeting by dialing 677-262-2962, ID #645 977 623. (Audio only). Meeting materials will be posted on the Project Portal Page after the meeting. Submitting questions and comments in advance of the meeting is encouraged, and may be done by visiting the Project Portal Page and clicking on the “Comment Here” button under the Community Engagement section. Attendees also may send questions or comments via the Microsoft Teams Q&A feature during the meeting.   

Persons requiring assistance to participate in the virtual public meeting, such as those desiring an interpreter for hearing/speech difficulties or assistance with the English language, should send an email to​. Please indicate desired language in the subject line. The Maryland Relay Service can assist teletype users at 7-1-1. Any questions about the meetings or general inquiries may be directed to the email or number above.   

Maryland’s Move Over Law requires motorists to make a lane change or slow down when approaching any stopped, standing, or parked vehicle displaying hazard warning lights, road flares, or other caution signals. The expanded law is in place to protect emergency responders and motorists who encounter a roadside emergency. 

For a list of all major MDOT SHA projects, go to Project Portal. Visit our homepage at road​​ryl​ For a look at real-time traffic conditions, go to​

Editor’s Note

From intersection improvements to widening and new interchange construction, MDOT SHA is investing in projects to enhance the commute and daily travel for millions of Marylanders.  MDOT SHA maintains more than 2,500 bridges and 17,000 miles of non-toll state roads – the interstate, US and state numbered routes in Maryland’s 23 counties.