STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION IMPROVES RIDE QUALITY ON SEVERAL ROADS IN ALLEGANY COUNTY

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(May 15, 2014) – The State Highway Administration (SHA) has started a $4.8 million project to resurface several roads in Allegany County. Weather permitting; motorists will be traveling on brand new pavement by the end of summer.

“SHA is aggressively improving the ride for thousands of travelers who have dealt with the bumps and dips left from the rough winter and resulting potholes,” said SHA District Engineer Anthony Crawford.  “We ask that motorists be patient when encountering work zones as crews will need to close lanes and complete the work during the warmer months.”

Crews started paving on more than two miles of US 40 Alternate (National Pike) between MD 36 (New Georges Creek Road) and MD 55 (Vale Summit Road) earlier this month. This section of US 40 Alternate should be completed by mid-June. SHA’s contractor is working from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and will use a flagging operation to guide motorists through the work zone.  Drivers may want to consider using I-68 an alternate until the project is completed.

SHA Photo – US 40 Alternate Resurfacing near Frostburg
 
SHA will resurface approximately one mile of MD 144 (Old National Pike) from Old Williams road to US 40 (National Pike).  Crews will also patch various sections of roadway to be determined.

The State’s contractor for the resurfacing and patching projects is Belt Paving of Cumberland.  For a list of major roadway projects in Maryland, click here.

While SHA and its partners work hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones, each driver needs to actively modify their 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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