Powder Mill Road (MD 212A) Project Update
Progress is underway for the Maryland State Highway Administration's (SHA) project to establishing a consistent roadway width for vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians traveling along Powder Mill Road between Route 1 and Pine Street. The improved stretch of road will ensure two travel lanes (one in each direction), 4-foot wide shoulders, a curb, and 5-foot wide sidewalks. The upgrades will add bus shelters, enhance pedestrian safety, and improve traffic flow and safety. The project has reached 95 percent design completion, and right-of-way acquisitions are currently underway. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2019. It is anticipated that construction will be completed by fall 2021, weather permitting.
Status updates can be found online at: www.roads.maryland.gov. Click on Projects, click on MDOT SHA Projects Page, and type MD 212 into the search bar on the map. Select MD 212, Powder Mill Road TC - PINE STREET TO US 1 INTERSECTION, then click Additional Information.
Laurel College Center Open House—July 12
Laurel College Center (LCC) will be hosting an open house on Thursday, July 12, from 4:30–6:30 pm at 312 Marshall Avenue, Suite 205, in downtown Laurel. Meet with partner colleges, learn about programs, discuss financial aid, and get one-on-one help with applications and registration. LCC is a regional higher education center founded by Howard Community College and Prince George’s Community College with partnerships with Bowie State, Morgan State, the University of Maryland College Park, UM School of Nursing, and UMUC, bringing convenient, personalized, and supportive educational opportunities. At LCC, you can earn a degree, advance your career, strengthen your job skills, or pursue your personal interests. Choose from credit and noncredit coursework at all levels of study with day, evening, and weekend class options.
Calverton Neighborhood's Birthday and 4th of July Celebration
Calverton's annual 4th of July event is additionally celebrating the neighborhood's 54th birthday! Festivities will be Wednesday, July 4th from 11 am–1:30 pm at Calverton Park (adjacent to Calverton Elementary at 3400 Beltsville Rd). Come enjoy great food, games, face painting, live music, children’s entertainment, performers, and much more. Admission is free!
And then on Wednesday evening, July 4th, head to College Park for a free concert and fireworks at the University of Maryland in Lot 1 adjacent to Campus Drive off Adelphi Road. Concessions open at 5 pm, the concert begins at 7 pm, and the fireworks will begin at dusk (approx. 9 pm). Be sure to arrive early if you can because heavy traffic is expected to begin around 7:30 pm.
Reminder: Senate Scholarship Application Deadline—Friday, July 13
To apply online for a 2018–2019 Senate Scholarship, students should visit www.senatorjimrosapepe.com/scholarships, and the deadline to apply is Friday, July 13. The application period has ended for a separate Delegate Scholarship from Delegates Barbara Frush, Joseline Peña-Melnyk, and Ben Barnes, but look to apply early next year. Information on other financial aid for Maryland college students can be found at www.mhec.state.md.us.
Please let us know if there are other issues you have questions or thoughts about. And, of course, feel free to be in touch if we can help you. Just email 21stDistrictDelegation@gmail.com or call 301.858.3141.