New Transportation Projects Announced for Prince George’s County

As reported by the Washington Post, Governor O’Malley held a press conference in Prince George’s County on July 8 to announce $650 million in new transportation projects planned for the county.

O’Malley (D) heralded the “modern investments” at the Branch Avenue Metro station, one of the beneficiaries of the additional tax revenue. The state plans to spend $50 million to improve access to the station in Suitland, including construction of a pedestrian bridge.

Other new funding announced Monday includes $150 million to construct a new interchange at Maryland Route 4 and Suitland Parkway that officials promised would relieve congestion and $46 million for several bicycle, pedestrian and safety improvements along various roads in Prince George’s, including U.S Route 1 in College Park.

It was also announced that $5 million is being allocated to study a transit link between Waldorf in Charles County and the Branch Avenue Metro station.