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MD 5 Branch Avenue Metro Access Road Phase II

Floura Teeter was selected to provide landscape architecture design services in support of traffic flow improvements along the MD 5 corridor at the Branch Avenue access road in Prince George’s County. The project scope includes a 1/2-mile reconstruction of northbound MD 5 and the construction of Woods Way, a new multi-modal connection to the Branch Avenue Metro Station. The project provided new access to a large Metro parking lot and also included roadway and streetscape improvements to three existing roadways: Auth Road, Auth Way and Auth Place.

The project focused around the streetscape design, pedestrian circulation improvements, ADA compliance and access to the Branch Avenue Metro Station. Work included landscape site assessment and development of: concept plans, roadside tree permit, streetscape and roundabout planting, decorative crosswalks, landscape screening, and landscape design for two stormwater management areas. The scope of work also involved coordination with the engineering team to incorporate context sensitive design solutions. In addition to the project scope, Floura Teeter coordinated with SHA to save and relocate street tree plantings completed by a non-profit organization a year before construction started.

In addition to design, Floura Teeter provided QA/QC reviews for the landscape elements and also provided phase V (construction administration) services throughout construction, which included attending partnering meetings, performing on-site inspections, and approving planting layouts.

The improvements will enhance important transit-oriented development opportunities around the Metro station.

Project Category: Transportation

Location: Prince George’s County, MD

Client: Maryland State Highway Administration

Project Costs: $70,000,000

Landscape Construction Costs: $325,000

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