STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION CLOSES MD 373 IN ACCOKEEK THIS WEEKEND FOR EMERGENCY REPAIRS

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(September 19, 2013) – Beginning Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7 a.m., the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will begin a $15,000 emergency pipe repair project on MD 373 (Accokeek Road) from Bealle Hill Road to Berry Road in Prince George’s County.  The work should be complete by Sunday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m.
 
The work involves excavation to access the damaged pipe, removal of the old pipe and installation of a new replacement pipe. A crew from SHA’s Upper Marlboro Maintenance Shop will perform the repairs. 
 
Motorists travelling near the work zone will be detoured via Bealle Hill Road and Livingston Road to access MD 373.  Only local traffic for residents who live within the work zone will be able to access their homes during work zone hours this Saturday and Sunday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. All work is weather permitting.  More than 6,700 vehicles travel along the MD 373 corridor near the work zone daily.
 
As crews work to keep work zones safe, 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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