SHA TO RESURFACE US 219 IN OAKLAND AND ADD NEW LEFT-TURN LANE AT EAST CENTER STREET

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(June 4, 2013) – On Monday, June 10, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will begin a resurfacing project on US 219 (3rd Street) in the Town of Oakland, in Garrett County. The work is expected to take about two weeks, weather permitting.

SHA will resurface US 219 between Oak Street and East Orchid Street. In addition, SHA will restripe the roadway to add a southbound left-turn lane on US 219 between East Pennington Street and East Center Street. This change, added to the project in response to citizen requests, will improve traffic flow by creating a separate lane for traffic making left turns into McDonalds and Sheetz and onto East Center Street.

“As crews start work out on the road, we ask for drivers to use extra caution and allow some additional travel time to get through the work zone,” said District Engineer Anthony Crawford.  “This is a relatively short-term project, so it is all the more important to remain alert since everyday there will be changes.”

Working hours for the project are tentatively set for 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. During those hours, a flagging operation will be in place to alternate the traffic direction on US 219, and parking will be prohibited along US 219. Motorists should anticipate delays and use extra caution in the work zone.

When the work is complete, the daily average of more than 11,000 motorists who use this section of US 219 will travel on a smoother, safer pavement surface with fresh, bright lines. The work is being performed by Keystone Lime Company, Inc. of Springs, Pa., under SHA’s $4 million areawide paving contract in Garrett County.  Anyone with questions about traffic operations along US 219 or other State numbered routes in Garrett County may call SHA’s District 6 Office at 301-729-8400 or toll free at 800-760-7138.
 
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