Route 100 section opens tomorrow between Interstate 95, BW Parkway

June 26, 1996|By Tanya Jones | Tanya Jones,SUN STAFF

After a five-day delay, the State Highway Administration will open a 2.27-mile section of Route 100 between Interstate 95 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway at 7 p.m. tomorrow.

The opening will mark the completion of the first leg of Route 100 in Anne Arundel County since the original stretch between Gibson Island and Route 3 opened in the 1970s.

Although the road had been scheduled to open Saturday, rain kept crews from completing necessary work in time, said SHA spokesman John Healy.

Crews are working to complete the remaining portion of the road between the parkway and Interstate 97 by the fall, Healy said.

Once complete, the $100 million project will open a major east-west connector between Anne Arundel and Howard counties. Eventually, Route 100 will extend to U.S. 29 in Howard County.

For the opening, electronic message boards, flaggers, concrete barriers and police officers will guide motorists through the new traffic pattern. Motorists traveling to or from southbound U.S. 1 will use a detour until traffic lights on U.S. 1 are installed.

From westbound Route 100, motorists should take Coca-Cola Drive to westbound Route 176 to southbound U.S. 1. From southbound U.S. 1, motorists should take eastbound Route 176 to Coca-Cola Drive to eastbound Route 100.

Commuters soon will have access to the Mass Transit Administration's new MARC station in Dorsey in Howard County from Route 100. The station is scheduled to open Monday.

Pub Date: 6/26/96

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