RESURFACING OF MD 4 AND MD 260 “FLYOVER RAMP” UNDERWAY IN CALVERT COUNTY THIS WEEK

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(March 26, 2013) – The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is resurfacing MD 4 (Southern Maryland Boulevard) at the MD 260 (Chesapeake Beach Road) exit ramp and bridge “flyover” (the elevated portion of the ramp that crosses over MD 4).

SHA is milling, resurfacing and restriping the ramp to improve the ride quality for motorists.  All work will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  This project is expected to take up to three days, weather permitting, and will require SHA to temporarily close the ramp and initiate a short detour.  During work hours, motorists on southbound MD 4 who wish to exit at MD 260 will be directed past the exit to a median crossover where they can make a u-turn and exit at MD 260 from northbound MD 4. 

More than 46,000 vehicles use this section of MD 4, and 14,000 vehicles travel MD 260 each day.  Motorists are encouraged to allow for extra travel time in this area during construction.

This work is being performed under a $4.3 million multiple-project “areawide” resurfacing contract awarded to Bardon/Aggregate Industries of Greenbelt.  Major Calvert County resurfacing projects already completed under this contract include sections of MD 2/4 (3.9 miles), MD 4 southbound (2.6 miles) and MD 261 (3.4 miles).

While SHA and its partners work hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones, each driver needs to actively modify his or her driving style to help prevent crashes. Stay alert – look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and highway workers. Slow down and don't follow too closely. Safer Driving. Safer Work Zones. For everyone!

For the latest travel conditions call 511 or log onto www.MD511.org for traffic information.  Follow SHA on Twitter @MDSHA and like our Facebook page www.facebook.com/MarylandStateHighwayAdministration.

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