2013 Maryland Code
TRANSPORTATION
§ 8-601 - Responsibility for construction and maintenance of State highways


MD Transp Code § 8-601 (2013) What's This?

§8-601.

(a) The Administration shall construct, reconstruct, and repair State highways as necessary and shall maintain them in good condition.

(b) The Department may not spend any further funds for the construction of I-95 through Prince George’s County that will involve a new or reconstructed segment connecting it to any other highway in Prince George’s County. The Department may not spend any further funds for the construction of a new highway, arterial, freeway, or expressway in the lands between Viers Mill Road and Northwest Branch described in the 1980 highway needs inventory as the right-of-way reserved for the Rockville Facility in Montgomery County, including the area designated as the Matthew Henson State Park under § 5-1004 of the Natural Resources Article.

(c) This prohibition does not preclude construction in the right-of-way designated as the Rockville Facility of:

(1) Roadway crossings to facilitate traffic flow and highway safety; or

(2) A hiker/biker trail in the lands between Viers Mill Road and Northwest Branch.

§ 8-601 - 1. Project resulting in severance or destruction of bicycle route

(a) Prohibition. -- The Administration may not construct any project that will result in the severance or destruction of an existing major route for bicycle transportation traffic, unless the project provides for construction of a reasonable alternative route or such a route already exists.

(b) Guidelines. -- The Administration shall develop guidelines jointly with local governments to carry out the provisions of this section.

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