Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is helping make Maryland open for business. Starting next week, businesses can submit construction plans, traffic impact studies and other documents electronically, a new feature of MDOT SHA Access Management improvement process.

The new option to submit documents electronically will save money in printing and courier costs.

Commercial and residential developers that plan on building projects adjacent to MDOT SHA-maintained roads (State numbered routes and interstates) are required to submit plans and, in some cases, traffic impact studies to obtain a permit to access the road. In the past, this involved many pages of documents that were produced and subsequently reviewed by the MDOT SHA Access Management review teams. The new access management electronic submittal software will allow developers to choose to submit documents with more ease and convenience.

Starting Monday, commercial and residential developers and their contractors, can go to and click “Business.” Once there, click permits and the first option is Access Management/Permits. Click here for a direct link to the electronic submittal site.