(April 11, 2014) – After the long and cold winter from western Maryland to the Eastern Shore, many Marylanders are eagerly looking forward to spring and summer getaways. To help them plan ahead and know where major highway projects are located, the State Highway Administration (SHA) is issuing its annual electronic construction brochure, e-Road Ready 2014, highlighting more than 130 work zones across the State that have active lane closures.

Planning getaway routes carefully and being equipped with the latest roadway information are keys to avoiding construction delays.  By preventing the frustration that often contributes to speeding and aggressive driving, e-Road Ready 2014 is also a tool that enhances work zone safety for highway workers, drivers and passengers.  The brochure not only provides areas of major construction, but lists Scenic Byways as potential alternate routes. The byways tell the story of Maryland through small towns, enhancing the travel experience for everyone in the family.

“This spring and summer, hundreds of projects from pothole repairs to major interchange improvements are moving forward, to ease congestion and improve safety thanks to the Transportation Infrastructure Investment Act of ​2013.  By planning ahead, staying alert and slowing down when they see orange signs, barrels and cones that signal roadwork, motorists will improve chances for a safer driving experience,” said SHA Administrator Melinda B. Peters. “We also encourage you to explore alternate routes and roads less traveled by choosing one of Maryland’s historic and beautiful Scenic Byways featured prominently in e-Road Ready 2014.”


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Governor Martin O’Malley and Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown declared April as Work Zone Safety Awareness Month.  SHA and its transportation partners work hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones, and ask that drivers partner in the prevention of work zone crashes.. When you see orange, expect the unexpected, 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!