The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) selected Urban to provide Surveying and Engineering Services for the Maryland State Highway Administration’s, District 2, on an On-Call Basis. District 2 covers the counties of Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Caroline and Talbot. We are providing the Maryland SHA with design services, including topographical surveys, metes and bounds, right-of-way plat preparation, highway, traffic, structural engineering; signing and marking; maintenance of traffic plans; stormdrain design; stormwater management; erosion and sediment control; ADA sidewalk and ramp design; hydrology and hydrologic designs; CADD/drafting services; and development of preliminary and final engineering plans, such as intersection improvements and safety upgrades. Additional task assignments may include wetland mitigation design, environmental permitting, and other related construction support and special project assistance, or providing supplemental support to work within the District Office, or at other District facilities, per the directive of the SHA’s Project Manager.
Task 1 – Reconstruction of MD 279 from US 40 to Belle Hill Road: We will be providing survey and engineering services for reconstruction of MD 279 from US 40 to Belle Hill Road. Work under this task will include the resurfacing of MD 279 from US 40 to Belle Hill Road, located in Cecil County, Maryland for a project length of approximately 3.3 miles. Work will include topographic surveys of four intersections (Blue Ball Road, North Bridge Street, North Street/Walnut Lane, and Appleton Road), resurfacing of MD 279 from US 40 to south of Belle Hill Road, installation of cross walk at elementary school, sidewalk and ADA complacent sidewalk ramps, stormwater management and erosion and sediment control, guiderail replacement and upgrades, drainage improvements, maintenance of traffic (MOT) standard details, and pavement markings and signage.
Proposed roadway improvements will be within SHA right-of-way and will involve ADA design that complies with Maryland “Accessibility Policy & Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities along State Highways,” and the latest federal regulations. Base plans will be developed using existing roadway plans as provided by the SHA and supplemental field surveys included for the intersections to be provided by Mercado. We prepared two submittals for SHA review Preliminary/Final Review plans, and a PS&E submittal for advertisement. Maintenance of traffic plans includes SHA standards for lane closures, MOT typical sections and phasing notes. A bicycle compatibility waiver request will also be completed.
Task 2 - MD 282 from West Town Limit of Cecilton to MD 213: Under this assigned task, we provided the District with survey and engineering services for improvements to MD 282 from West Town Limit of Cecilton to MD 213. Work under this task included the resurfacing of MD 282, within the town of Cecilton, Maryland for a project length of approximately 0.5 miles. Work included topographic surveys of project limits, resurfacing of MD 282 from West Town Limit of Cecilton to MD 213, sidewalk and ADA complacent sidewalk ramp improvements within the town limits, 1,000 feet of new sidewalk outside the town limits, stormwater management and erosion and sediment control, drainage improvements, phased maintenance of traffic plans, pavement markings and signage, and a bicycle compatibility waiver request.
Proposed roadway improvements were within SHA right-of-way and involved ADA that complies with the Maryland “Accessibility Policy & Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities along State Highways,” and the latest federal regulations. Base plans were developed using existing roadway plans as provided by the SHA and supplemental field surveys. Urban developed Preliminary/Final Review plans, and PS&E submittal for advertisement. Services included development of special provisions, construction cost estimate, and addendum preparation. Urban will assist the SHA in conducting a community meeting and prepare exhibits and attend meetings.
Task 3 - MD 281 Roundabout at Muddy Lane Intersection Improvements: We are providing survey and highway engineering services for design of a roundabout for MD 281 at Muddy Lane. Work under this task includes the design of a roundabout, located in Elkton, Maryland. The existing intersection is a four legged intersection controlled by a traffic signal. The work includes topographic surveys and development of right-of-way plats, one lane roundabout design, approach roadway improvements, storm drainage, stormwater management and erosion and sediment control, development of phased maintenance of traffic plans, public meetings, and bicycle compatibility access. Work also includes development of right-of-way plats, and coordination environmental coordination for wetlands and forests.
We will also be responsible for development of Preliminary/Final Review plans, and PS&E submittal for advertisement. Services will also include development of special provisions, construction cost estimate, and addendum preparation. We will assist the SHA in conducting a community meeting and prepare exhibits and attend meetings.
Task 4 – US 40 at Maloney Road Intersection Improvement: We are providing survey and highway engineering services for designing a directional “S” median at the existing crossover to prevent vehicles from making a left turn from Maloney Road to westbound US 40 while maintaining US 40 Eastbound to make left onto Maloney Road and adding ADA compliant sidewalk and ramps, located in Elkton, Maryland. The directional median island is intended to improve safety and eliminate crashes from the northbound through movement from Maloney Road and the illegal southbound through movement from the shopping center. Work will include development of a Project Impact Report (PIR) to identified project needs and goals. This report will become the background of project improvements. As much as possible, bicycle and ADA compatibility will be investigated along the project limits.
Urban will provide environmental services including developing stormwater management reports and plans through Highway Hydraulics (HHD) and Plan Review Division (PRD) Concept Approval Stage. A Plan Review Division (PRD) storm water management SWM and Erosion and Sediment Control permit will be required. Based on the existing impervious area within LOD and total LOD, this site qualifies as “redevelopment” according to MDE chapter 5 requirements, which means 100% quality control volume will be provided for newly added impervious area and 50% of the existing impervious area. The new impervious sidewalk, as shown, is 10,500 SF. SWM areas may include directing runoff to the existing median and treat runoff either by grass swale or bio-swale. The location and design of the SWM/E&S facilities will be developed once design is initiated.
Task 5 - US 50 in Easton from Dutchman’s Lane to Lomax Street, Spot and Safety Improvements, Preliminary Plans (30%) Design: We are providing professional services to prepare Preliminary Plans (30%) Design for US 50 from Dutchman’s Lane to Lomax Street. Work will include providing sidewalks along US 50 and provide pedestrian signals at MD 331 and MD 328, provide cross walks at each major intersection, remove median cross overs at Lomax Street and Arcadia Street, lengthen southbound left turn lanes at MD 328 and MD 331, provide median treatments and landscape fencing treatments to direct pedestrians to the signalized intersections, and establish a preliminary quantities and cost estimate. ADA design will comply with the Maryland “Accessibility Policy & Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities along State Highways,” and the latest federal regulations. Our Team will also prepare contract documents for advertisement.