STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION INSTALLS NEW SIDEWALK ON LEGION ROAD IN DENTON

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(April 25, 2013) – The State Highway Administration (SHA) will install 430 feet of new sidewalk along one block of Legion Road from 5th Street to MD 404 (Shore Highway) in Denton to facilitate pedestrian safety and mobility adjacent to the Walmart store, which opened in 2012. Construction of the new sidewalk begins Monday, April 29 and is expected to be complete by mid-June, weather permitting.

Motorists should expect single lane closures on Legion Road Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The contractor will use cones and barrels together with a flagging operation as needed, to direct traffic during the work.

“SHA is pleased these sidewalk improvements will be complete before the summer to keep pedestrians and shoppers safe,” said SHA District Engineer Greg Holsey.    “Drivers should use extra caution as they adjust to the growing number of pedestrians along Legion Road.” 

In December, new pedestrian crossings were added to the intersection across both Legion Road and MD 404.  Pedestrians are now able to cross the intersection with countdown pedestrian signals as well as audible signals to assist the visually impaired.  The $53,000 sidewalk project was awarded to Nations Contracting, Inc. of Baltimore.

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