SHA is improving the capacity of the US 40/MD 715 interchange to handle the projected increase in traffic in the vicinity of Aberdeen Proving Grounds as a result of the federal Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) initiative. All of the interchange ramps will be improved to handle additional traffic and enhance safety. The ramp from eastbound US 40 to southbound MD 715 will be re-aligned in order to increase the distance from the ramp to the signal at Old Philadelphia Road. This will eliminate the traffic weave issue in this area. The existing U-turn on US 40 will be eliminated. That movement will be made via the US 40 off ramp to MD 715. SHA will add new lanes to MD 715 in both directions and make improvements to the intersection at Old Philadelphia Road and MD 715. The construction phase of the project began fall 2010 and the the estimated completion date is summer 2013.