Have you seen the construction at the park and ride lot just over the state line?
Fifty new parking spaces are being added to the lot at the Old York Road interchange of Interstate 83, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration. The work is expected to be finished in the spring.
That will bring the total spaces available to 121.
This lot has been heavily used by commuters, and that’s why it’s being expanded.
The usage rate jumped from 58 percent in 2003 to 87 percent in 2013, said Frances Ward, a community liaison for the State Highway Administration.
This park and ride lot is the most heavily used of the administration’s eight park and ride lots in Baltimore County, Ward said in an email.
By the way, the expansion will feature new, environmentally-friendly pavement, according to a news release. It will include pervious pavement, which will help to reduce runoff.
Do you use park and ride lots? Do you think more are needed in the area?