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Making the way
for a Greener SHA

 
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PROTECTING & ENHANCING THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

    The decisions we make affect our environment - today and for generations to come. From the mountains in the western part of the state to the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland encompasses diverse ecosystems. SHA is committed to protecting and enhancing the environment; through the twin principles of mitigation and stewardship, we look at how highway projects will affect the environment today and in 100 years.
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COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT

    The roads that link communities also shape communities. Roads play a vital part in creating a positive experience for residents, businesses and visitors throughout Maryland. That's why a key part of our mission is to improve the communities we touch.
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CLEANER, GREENER, PRACTICES & INITIATIVES

    Innovation is key to lessening highway impact on the environment. At every stage of our work - from design to maintenance - SHA strives to employ green technologies and techniques. It lets us decrease our impact on the environment, conserve resources and reduce costs.
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ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE

    SHA has one of the best highway environmental compliance records in the nation. In fiscal year 2010, SHA met 99% of federal environmental compliance commitments. We strive to go beyond federal and state environmental requirements in all phases of a project's life cycle: planning, design, construction and maintenance.
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GET INVOLVED IN YOUR COMMUNITY

    Our mission goes beyond building safe roads; SHA is committed to building transportation options for all highway users and environments that enhance your quality of life. That's why we encourage citizens to take an active part in shaping their communities. Find out here how you can participate in one of our community programs or learn about grant opportunities for community-based enhancement projects.
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SHA's ENVIRONMENTAL TEAM: HOW WE WORK/ABOUT US

    We believe that the public's best interest is best met through active participation with state, local and community partners. Through our partnerships, community grants and environmental advocacy, SHA's team delivers environmental solutions that are both well-informed and good for Maryland communities.
 
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