The budget, which covers the financial years from 2022 to 2027 inclusive, details planned Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) spending of US$16.4 billion.

There is a focus on preservation, major projects and planning and engineering.

More than half of the US$16.4 billion is budgeted for preserving ageing infrastructure, including bringing bridges into a state of good repair.

New major projects also continue to move forward with funding in the draft, including American Legion Bridge and the I-695/I-70 ‘Triple Bridges’.

Planning and engineering for future projects comprises another significant portion of the Draft Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP). The draft CTP allocates US$7.3 billion to the State Highway Administration (SHA), whose planned improvements include bridge-deck replacements and repairs. Projects include deck repairs for a series of bridges at the I-695/I-95 interchange, the replacement of I-70 bridges over Crystal Falls Drive and rehabilitation of a series of bridges at and east of I-81 in Washington County.