MD 404 sign

MD 404 sign

​Study Team to Share Results of December Meeting and Survey; Public Invited to View Project Details, Concept Maps 

(April 10, 2024) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration will host a second public open house 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, regarding the study to assess transportation needs along MD 404 (Shore Highway) in Caroline County, including traffic operations safety and pedestrian and bicyclist accommodations. The open house will be held in the cafeteria of Denton Elementary School, 303 Sharp Road, Denton.  

Information and results from an earlier survey and open house held in December 2023 will be available for review, and staff will answer questions about the ongoing study of MD 404 between two sections of MD 16 – Harmony Road and Greenwood Road – in Denton (see map). 

MD 404 between two sections of MD 16 – Harmony Road and Greenwood Road  

MD 404 between two sections of MD 16 – Harmony Road and Greenwood Road

The study team began planning for potential improvements along MD 404 in spring 2023. Known as a Planning and Environmental Linkages Study, the review considers environmental, community and economic goals early in the planning stage. Those goals are then carried out through project development and design. This study is anticipated to be completed this summer and will help identify needs and recommend improvements to move into the design phase. 

Preliminary concept maps based on traffic and safety data, results from the 2023 survey and feedback from the December meeting will be available to view at the April 24 open house. A study overview as well as information about existing conditions, environmental features, corridor needs, a proposed study schedule, preliminary findings, recommendations and next steps will be provided. There will be no formal presentation. Project team members will be available to answer study-related questions. 

Details on the MD 404 study can be found on the Project Portal page. Information presented at the open house will be available on the project page after the event. The State Highway Administration also is accepting public input through a survey on the project page.  

Those requiring assistance to participate in the public open house, such as those seeking an interpreter for hearing/speech difficulties or assistance with the English language, may send an email to​ in advance of the meeting. Please indicate the desired language in the subject line. An American Sign Language interpreter will be available at the public open house. Maryland Relay Service can assist teletype users at 7-1-1. Any questions about the meetings or general inquiries can be directed to the email above.   

For a list of all major State Highway Administration projects, go to Project Portal, or visit the homepage at roa​ds.maryland.​gov. For a look at real-time traffic conditions, go to md511.mary​