Officials from Howard County and Maryland gathered for a groundbreaking Thursday.
In an effort to reduce severe congestion and collisions on Route 32 between Route 108 and I-70, a 2.5-mile stretch of the highway will be converted from a two-lane to a four-lane.The $37.5 million project will reduce rush hour congestion by an estimated 70 percent. According to the State Highway Administration, the number of drivers that take the road each day will increase from an estimated 30,000 to 52,000.
Gaithersburg-based Concrete General Inc. won the contract for the widening project, which is scheduled to be complete by fall 2018. The next phase of the project will involve a 6.5-mile stretch between Linden Church Road and Interstate 70.