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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

State Highway Administration Begins Lane Closure Along Southbound Route 355 in Bethesda: Work to Continue Through Mid-May

In mid-March, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) began preliminary utility and pole relocation work that requires periodic closure of the right lane of southbound Maryland Route 355 (Rockville Pike) between Cedar Lane and North Drive. The closures will occur weekdays between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Weather permitting, work is expected to be completed by mid-May.
 
The preliminary work is in preparation for a $9 million Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) utility improvement project in Bethesda that will be constructed by PEPCO.
 
Maryland has a 511 traveler information system that can be accessed by calling 511, 1-855-GOMD511, or by visiting: www.md511.org for up-to-date travel information.  Drivers can also sign up to personalize travel route information through MY511.
 
Drivers are reminded that Maryland law restricts hand-held mobile phone use and texting while driving.
CATEGORIES: SHA
POSTED: 4:00:00 AM |

Monday, October 31, 2011

New State Law on Illegal Signs along State Roads Begins in October

(Taken from State Highway Administration News Release, September 30)

Beginning October 1, the State Highway Administration (SHA) and local governments will begin issuing warnings to those who illegally post signs along State-maintained highways. Beginning January 2012, jurisdictions will start fining offenders a $25 for each sign in order to recoup the costs of removing them from highways.

Illegal signs distract drivers and, in some cases, can impede drivers’ vision or block legal signs from view. They can also affect maintenance operations, interfere with the work of utility crews and mar the landscape along Maryland ’s scenic routes.

Along state highways – including interstates, U.S. and Maryland numbered routes – private signs are prohibited in the medians and along the sides on the public property or “right-of-way.” The illegal signs are often found attached to utility poles or stacked together on wooden posts littering medians.

For more information on the new law, visit the SHA website.

CATEGORIES: Safety , SHA , News
POSTED: 3:00:00 AM |

Thursday, June 30, 2011

State to Begin Intersection Improvements at Sweepstakes Road/Marboro Drive and Ridge Road/MD27

The Maryland State Highway Administration (MSHA) expects to begin an intersection improvement project in July at Sweepstakes Road/Marboro Drive and Ridge Road/MD27 in Damascus. The project is expected to be completed this winter.

The project includes building a new 200-foot, exclusive right turn lane carrying traffic from northbound MD27 to eastbound Sweepstakes Road.  The project will include a five foot wide bicycle lane, reconstruction of the existing traffic signal, and other improvements.

For more information on the project, visit MSHA’s website.

CATEGORIES: SHA , Projects
POSTED: 3:30:00 AM |

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

State Highway Administration Begins Road Repair Projects

The Maryland State Highway Administration began the following three road repair projects in early May:

  • Resurfacing of less than one mile of MD 355 (Rockville Pike) between MD 911 (First Street) and Templeton Place should be completed in early June.
  • Overnight road patching on MD 28 (Norbeck Road) between MD 97 (Georgia Avenue) and the bridge over Rock Creek Trail, just south of Baltimore Road, should be completed in late May.  Following these repairs, the road will be resurfaced in early summer.
  • Resurfacing of 1.5 miles of MD 186 (Brookville Road) between Western Avenue and MD 410 (East West Highway) should be completed in late June.
CATEGORIES: SHA , Road Repair
POSTED: 4:00:00 AM |

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

SHA to Begin Northwest Branch Bridge Repair

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will soon begin a two-year bridge rehabilitation project on the I-495 Northwest Branch Bridge between MD 650 (New Hampshire Avenue) and MD 193 (University Boulevard) in Silver Spring. The existing structure was built in 1967 and its deck is showing signs of deterioration. Construction will begin this spring and should be completed in the fall of 2012, weather permitting.

Repairs include replacing portions of the existing concrete bridge deck. SHA will also replace the traffic barriers, install new concrete to resurface portions of the bridge deck not being replaced, and resurface the approach roadway once bridge work is complete.

Crews will manage construction in eight phases, incorporating multiple lane shifts for the duration of the project. Pattern changes include a temporary traffic split around the work zone and temporary lane shifts on both sides of I-495.

For additional information, visit SHA’s website.   

CATEGORIES: Bridges , SHA
POSTED: 3:00:00 AM |
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