WASHINGTON GAS TO INSTALL A GAS LINE UNDER MD 414 (ST. BARNABAS ROAD) IN MARLOW HEIGHTS

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(May 7, 2015) – Tonight at 9 p.m. Washington Gas will begin installing a 12-inch gas transmission line under MD 414 (St. Barnabas Road) in Marlow Heights, Prince George’s County. The project requires MD 414 travel lanes to be narrowed and traffic to be shifted between Wheeler Road to South Barnaby Road. Weather permitting; work should be complete by late May.

Although all travel lanes will be maintained by Washington Gas during the project, motorists should remain alert for changing traffic patterns in the work zone. Motorists may encounter utility work weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and overnight between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Residents and travelers are advised that equipment used for construction can be loud and disruptive.

In addition to this project, drivers may also encounter mobile or short-term work zones.  Click here for a listing of major SHA projects in Maryland.  Always expect the unexpected, pay extra close attention and drive slowly through any work zone. Whether it’s a tree trimming operation or a bridge project, be aware when orange is there: Think Orange (the color of construction equipment and signs), stay alert and slow down. Everyone is at risk.

In four out of five work zone-related crashes, it is the driver or passenger who is injured or killed. In 2014, nine people lost their lives in Maryland work zone crashes, including four highway workers. While SHA and its transportation partners work hard to keep traffic safely moving in work zones, please partner with us because work zone safety is everyone’s business – slow down and stay alert. Safer driving. Safer work zones. For everyone.

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