Maryland officials are considering six possible designs for upgrading busy Route 3 in western Anne Arundel and northeastern Prince George's counties - a road where traffic is expected to increase 70 percent by 2025.
Boulevard alternative: Includes three through lanes in each direction and auxiliary lanes or shoulders. An overpass would connect Route 450.
Main-line improvements: Addition of a third through lane northbound from St. Stephens Church Road to Route 32 and southbound from Route 450 to U.S. 50. Separate traffic on Routes 3 and 450. Overpass at Crawford Boulevard.