Motorists Should Expect Daytime and Nighttime Lane Closures

(October 3, 2017) – Later this week, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin a safety and resurfacing project on MD 201 (Kenilworth Avenue) between the Washington D.C. Line and Lawrence Street in Hyattsville. The $3.5 million project will be complete summer 2018.

In addition to patching, paving and restriping nearly two miles of MD 201, crews will also resurface MD 459 (Columbia Park Road/Tuxedo Road) between the US 50 (John Hanson Highway) to MD 201. Other work includes repairing and cleaning drainage pipes and inlets, replacing concrete curb and gutters and repairing/replacing guardrail.

Motorists can expect single lane closures on MD 201 and MD 459 Mondays through Fridays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. MDOT SHA’s contractor, Fort Meyer Construction of Washington D.C. is permitted to close two lanes and ramps Sunday nights through Friday mornings between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.

These sections of MD 201 and MD 459 are heavily travelled routes between Maryland and the District of Columbia. Nearly 165,000 vehicles travel this section of MD 201 daily, while MD 459 has an average daily traffic volume of 7,000 vehicles. Motorists are encouraged to allow for extra travel time during construction hours.

Stay alert and look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and highway workers.  Slow down and don’t follow too closely. Work Zone Safety is in Your Hands. Maryland drivers can also know before they go by calling 511 or visiting for live traffic updates. For a GIS-based, interactive look at all major MDOT SHA projects in the State, we invite you to click here for e-Road Ready 2017.

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