STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION BEGINS MD 150 (EASTERN AVENUE) SAFETY PROJECT IN DUNDALK

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(July 16, 2014) – The State Highway Administration (SHA) is beginning a $3.6 million project to improve MD 150 (Eastern Avenue) from MD 151 (Northpoint Boulevard) to Diamond Point Road in Dundalk, Baltimore County. The safety project includes:

• Resurfacing Eastern Avenue between MD 151 and Diamond Point Road;

• Installing concrete bus pads to protect pavement deterioration from heavy buses;

• Replacing concrete curb and gutter;

• Reconstructing sidewalk ramps to meet Americans With Disabilities Act standards;

• Installing new guardrail and

• Repairing eroded roadside slopes.

In order to replace the concrete curb and gutter and install new guardrail, crews today closed the ramp from eastbound MD 150 to southbound MD 151. The contractor will open the ramp by Aug. 1. SHA posted detour signs to direct drivers to the Eastern Avenue/Northpoint Boulevard interchange to northbound MD 151 to westbound MD 150 and back to southbound MD 151.

Additionally, SHA’s contractor may close one lane of MD 150 daily from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and two lanes between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays.  Cones, barrels and construction signs will guide motorists through the work zone. Approximately 29,000 vehicles travel MD 150 daily so motorists should plan extra travel time.  The entire project will be complete late spring 2015, weather permitting.

SHA’s contractor for the project is, Daisy Concrete, Inc. of Newport, DE. Citizens who have questions about highway construction on MD 150 or any other State highway in Baltimore or Harford counties may contact SHA’s District 4 Office – Construction Division at 410-229-2420, toll-free at 1-866-998-0367 or by e-mail: shadistrict4@sha.state.md.us.

While SHA and its transportation partners work hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones, each driver needs to actively modify his or her driving to help prevent crashes. Stay alert and look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and highway workers.  Slow down and don’t follow too closely.  Drivers, passengers as well as workers are at risk.  Safer Driving. Safer Work Zones. For Everyone!

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