SAFETY AND RESURFACING PROJECT BEGINS TUESDAY ON MD 135 IN GARRETT COUNTY

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(August 5, 2013) – The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is beginning a safety and resurfacing project this Tuesday, August 6, on MD 135 between MD 495 (Swanton Road) and MD 38 (Kitzmiller Road) in Garrett County. Weather permitting, the project will be complete in early November.

The $2.1 million project includes drainage improvements, guardrail upgrades, grinding (removing the top layer of pavement), patching, resurfacing, and installing new pavement markings, rumble strips and post-mounted delineators within this three and one-half mile segment.

Motorists traveling on MD 135 should anticipate single-lane closures with flagging, Monday through Friday from surise to sunset. Advance warning signs, cones, drums, variable message signs and flaggers will guide motorists through the construction zone.

“We appreciate your patience while we work to bring a smoother, safer ride to motorists is this section of Garrett County,” SHA District Engineer Anthony Crawford said.

This project was made possible with funding from the Transportation Infrastructure Investment Act of 2013, which maintains crucial system preservation investments and allows Maryland to activate long-term strategies to invest in Maryland’s transportation systems. By putting people back to work in the transportation industry with $4.4 billion in new investments in the next six years, Maryland is creating hundreds of millions of dollars in economic activity and providing Marylanders with the transportation infrastructure necessary to grow and prosper for decades to come.

SHA’s contractor for the project is Keystone Lime Company of Springs, Pa. Anyone with questions about traffic operations on I-70 or other State numbered routes in Garrett County may contact SHA’s District 6 office at 301-729-8400 or toll-free at 800-760-7138, or by email at SHADistrict6@sha.state.md.us.

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!

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