About the Project
The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is widening MD 404 from a two-lane road to a four-lane divided highway with shoulders. The entire 11.3 mile widening project is from US 50 to east of Holly Road and spans Queen Anne’s, Talbot and Caroline counties. New service roads (local roads parallel to MD 404) and shared driveways will be constructed to reduce the number of entry/exit points along MD 404.
In 2012, dualization was completed west of Cemetery Road to East of Ridgely Road (MD 480). The section west of MD 309 to east of Tuckahoe Creek began in 2014 and will be completed by summer 2017. SHA has awarded a design-build contract for the remaining sections. Final design and construction are now underway and will proceed on an accelerated scheduled with substantial completion (open to traffic) by late 2017.
The wider roadway will improve safety and operations and reduce traffic congestion caused by high seasonal peaks associated with summer resort traffic. The dualization of MD 404 is a top roadway safety priority for the counties and state. Governor Larry Hogan announced that MD 404 is one of the projects included in the $1.97 billion provided for highways and bridges from Western Maryland to the Eastern Shore.
SHA will make every effort to complete this project as quickly as possible, while minimizing impacts on local residents, businesses, and motorists. We appreciate the patience and cooperation of the community and apologize for any inconvenience. SHA reminds motorists to “Think Orange” when driving through work zones by staying alert and slowing down. Always buckle up, and please drive safely.