It’s been more than 30 years in the making, but residents in eastern Frederick County, MD – including everyone in Lake Linganore – are applauding the opening of a ramp onto westbound I-70 at Meadow Road off Maryland Route 144. This portion of I-70 carries more than 70,000 vehicles a day, and the State Highway Administration estimates that the new ramp itself will see at least 5,000 vehicles a day, with more use as the immediate area continues to grow. Not only does this new interstate access point make daily travel easier for Lake Linganore residents, it also eases congestion for the city of New Market and for thousands of other commuters in eastern Frederick County.
The new ramp was made possible through a private-public partnership between Fredrick County, the Maryland State Highway Administration, and the Lake Linganore development team. The Lake Linganore development team actually oversaw the construction project. Not only a major benefit for the general public, the new interchange is a first step in the development of the upcoming Linganore Town Center, which will offer shopping, dining and entertainment for residents of Lake Linganore and the entire region.
Lake Linganore is already one of Maryland’s most popular residential communities, with resort-quality recreation amenities, thick woodlands, local schools and a broad mix of housing styles – not to mention the pristine lake itself. With this long-awaited highway improvement, Lake Linganore’s future as one of the most sought-after places to call home in the Baltimore-Washington area looks brighter than ever.