About the Project
The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) has widened 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 have been 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 was completed in the summer 2017. Final design and construction is substantially completed and will proceed on an accelerated scheduled with final completion by Spring 2018.
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 was a top roadway safety priority for the counties and state. Governor Larry Hogan announced that MD 404 was one of the projects included in the $1.97 billion provided for highways and bridges from Western Maryland to the Eastern Shore.
MDOT SHA made 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. MDOT SHA reminds motorists to “Think Orange” when driving through work zones by staying alert and slowing down. Always buckle up, and please drive safely.