|Mission Hills Alignment Study|
February 10, 2014
An alignment and station locations for the CCT project have been developed and were presented at the October 30, 2013 CCT Public Open House. In the area near the Mission Hills community and the Belward Farm, the CCT alignment, as currently defined, travels from the intersection of Johns Hopkins Drive and Belward Campus Drive, through the proposed Belward Farm development along an extension of Belward Campus Drive, along the east side of Muddy Branch Road to the intersection of Muddy Branch Road and Great Seneca Highway, and then along the south side of Great Seneca Highway. While travelling along the east side of Muddy Branch Road, the transitway would cross Mission Drive and a new traffic signal would be installed. To view the current alignment in this area click here.
On December 3, 2013, members of the CCT Project Team met with residents of Mission Hills to discuss their concerns about the transitway, its location in relation to their homes, and vehicular access to their homes. Residents expressed concern that the addition of the transitway, along with the existing congestion on Muddy Branch Road, may make it difficult to exit the community during morning and afternoon peak travel times. Mission Drive is the only access point to the Mission Hills community.
In recognition of these concerns, the CCT Project Team is looking into alternative alignments in the Mission Hills area. The alternatives being investigated include locating the transitway in the median of Muddy Branch Road as opposed to along the east side and shifting the transitway alignment to the east side of Belward Farm and connecting to Great Seneca Highway, thereby removing the alignment from Muddy Branch Road. The study team will be reviewing these alternative alignments and sharing them with the Mission Hills community in April of this year.