Burtonsville Access Road (P500500)

  • Category: Transportation
  • Sub Category: Roads
  • Administering Agency: Transportation (AAGE30)
  • Planning Area: Fairland-Beltsville
  • Date Last Modified: 1/6/14
  • Required Adequate Public Facility: No
  • Relocation Impact: None
  • Status: Final Design Stage




This project provides a new roadway between Spencerville Road (MD 198) and the School Access Road in Burtonsville. This roadway will consist of two 12-foot lanes, closed section, for a length of approximately 1,000 linear feet. The project also includes an eight-foot parking lane, curb and gutter, five-foot sidewalks, landscaping, and street lighting. Approximately 400 linear feet of the road has been built by a developer as access to the Burtonsville Town Square Shopping Center.


The roadway and intersection capacities for year 2025 Average Daily Traffic (ADT) for MD 198 is projected to be 40,700 vehicles per day.

Estimated Schedule

Final design to start in FY18. Land acquisitions will start in FY19 and be completed by FY20. Construction will take place after FY20.

Cost Change

Cost decrease due to the developer assuming construction of approximately 400 linear feet of the road to provide access to its shopping center.


This project implements the recommendations of the Fairland Master Plan. The proposed modifications to MD 198 (US 29 to Old Columbia Pike), which the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will undertake to correct the high incidence of accidents and improve capacity of the road, will eliminate access off MD 198 to the businesses along the north side of MD 198. The proposed roadway will provide rear access to businesses and will create a more unified and pedestrian-friendly downtown Burtonsville. The project has been developed based on a planning study for Burtonsville Access Road and as called for by the Fairland Master Plan.

Fiscal Note

Intergovernmental revenue represents the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission's (WSSC) share of water and sewer relocation costs.


A pedestrian impact analysis has been completed for this project.


Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Maryland State Highway Administration, Montgomery County Public Schools, Facility Planning: Transportation, Department of Public Libraries, Department of Transportation, Department Technology Services, Department of Permitting Services, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, Washington Gas, Pepco, Verizon, Developer