SHA BEGINS SAFETY PROJECT AT THE INTERSECTION OF BRADLEY BOULEVARD AND STRATHMORE STREET IN CHEVY CHASE

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(June 13, 2014) – Beginning this Monday, June 16, weather permitting, the State Highway Administration (SHA) will start a $425,000 intersection improvement project along MD 191 (Bradley Boulevard) at Strathmore Street in Chevy Chase, Montgomery County. Weather permitting, the project should be complete by late summer.

Work at the intersection includes:

• Removal of trees necessary to complete sidewalk upgrades

• Upgrading existing pedestrian ramps, concrete sidewalks and driveways and detectable warning surfaces for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance;

• Installing of a flashing signal for pedestrians wishing to cross  Bradley Boulevard;

• Installing a median along Bradley Boulevard;

• Replacing and installing new curbs and gutters;

• Cleaning inlets and pipes;

• Resurfacing existing pavement and;

• Installation of new pavement markings.

Crews are permitted to close one lane in both directions of MD 191, weekdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. SHA asks for your patience as crews work to complete the project. Later this summer, crews will be permitted to close one lane in both directions of MD 191, overnight, Sunday through Thursday, between 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for final resurfacing.

Parking restrictions may be in effect during construction. Motorists are advised to allow for extra time to find alternate parking.  More than 22,000 vehicles use this section of MD 191 daily.

SHA’s contractor for the work is Fort Meyer Construction of Washington, D.C.

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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