The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration’s (MDOT SHA) MD 404 Highway Widening Project was awarded America’s Transportation Award. The project featured an innovative partnership between industry partners and was completed on-time and on budget in just 18 months. The award lauds the project’s safety enhancements for residents and seasonal motorists, as well as overall improved operations and congestion relief.


Sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), Socrata, AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the 11th annual America’s Transportation Awards competition selected the $158 million project as the best in the northeastern states in the Quality of Life/Community Development Category for medium projects (costing between $25-$200 million).


McCormick Taylor provided onsite project management services and oversaw the design of this project to alleviate traffic congestion and improve safety in this important corridor. McCormick Taylor’s Rob Marchetti provided project management and General Engineering Consultant services for design and permitting reviews with support from McCormick Taylor and MDOT SHA staff. Gerry Hammel served as the Regional Environmental Coordinator for MDOT SHA to ensure compliance with environmental components of the project.