State budget includes $13 million for 301/Rt5 interchange improvements

Charles County Commissioners are pleased to announce that the Maryland’s operating budget for next year includes $13 million that is designated to construct for expansion of the US Route 301/MD Route 5 interchange. The improvements are anticipated to relieve traffic congestion, strengthen area businesses, and improve the quality of life for our county residents and commuters in the region. The funding is contingent on Governor Larry Hogan’s final approval of the project and appropriation of funds for the project.


“We are grateful to the members of the General Assembly, our local delegation, and the many stakeholder groups in our community who have advocated for making this project a reality,” said President Commissioner Peter F. Murphy. “We appreciate the strong working relationship we have with Governor Hogan and look forward to working with him on this project.”


He continued, “The completion of this interchange complements the proactive transportation policies and planning by our Board of County Commissioners. Our efforts to work together on the completion of the Western Parkway and the development of the proposed interchange at US 301/MD 5 will create an improved gateway into Charles County.”



About Charles County Government

The mission of Charles County Government is to provide our citizens the highest quality service possible in a timely, efficient and courteous manner. To achieve this goal, our government must be operated in an open and accessible atmosphere, be based on comprehensive long- and short-term planning and have an appropriate managerial organization tempered by fiscal responsibility. We support and encourage efforts to grow a diverse workplace. Charles County is a place where all people thrive, and businesses grow and prosper; where the preservation of our heritage and environment is paramount; where government services to its citizens are provided at the highest level of excellence; and where the quality of life is the best in the nation.


It is the policy of Charles County to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religious or political affiliation or opinion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other status protected by law.



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