STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION PLANS NIGHTTIME DETOURS ON US 301 IN QUEENSTOWN AUGUST 5 AND 6TH

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(July 31, 2013) --- The State Highway Administration (SHA) is completing the bridge rehabilitation project on the westbound US 50 (Ocean Gateway) Bridge over US 301 (Blue Star Memorial Highway) in Queen Anne’s County.  As part of the final phase of work, SHA will temporarily detour motorists traveling on north and southbound US 301 (Blue Star Memorial Highway) approaching US 50 at night on Monday, August 5 and Tuesday, August 6. The temporary nighttime detours of US 301 are necessary to restore roadside barriers along US 301 under the westbound US 50 Bridge.

Northbound US 301 traffic will be detoured Monday night, August 5, beginning at 8 p.m.  Traffic will be diverted to eastbound US 50 to a left on MD 213 and return to US 301.  All lanes will reopen no later than 5 a.m. Tuesday morning, August 6.

Southbound US 301 traffic will be detoured Tuesday night, August 6, beginning at 8 p.m. to a left on MD 456 (Del Rhodes Avenue) to westbound US 50 and back to southbound US 301.  All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. Wednesday, August 7.
 
Weather permitting, the bridge rehabilitation project is scheduled to be complete early fall. The project includes replacing the bridge deck, resurfacing, and cleaning the brick walls adjacent to the travel lanes.  Remaining work includes finishing the installation of traffic barriers and final clean-up of the brick walls. All work on the project is expected to be complete by early September. No additional lane closures or detours are planned after the first week of August.
 
While SHA and its transportation 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 and 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!
 
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