Friday, February 26, 2010
Beginning in March, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will begin repairs to a sound wall located along I-495 at Maryland 187 (Old Georgetown Road). According to SHA, recent heavy snows and subsequent melting has caused a washout of the ground behind the sound wall. Crews will repair the drainage and erosion by installing inlets and pipes to direct and improve storm water runoff. Other work includes re-grading the existing ditch and stabilizing the surrounding affected area.
During the repairs, residents may notice an increase in noise while a sound wall panel is temporarily removed. It will be replaced once the project is complete. The work will be done Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., and should be completed in the late spring.