STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION RESURFACES FIVE MILES OF LEITERSBURG PIKE IN WASHINGTON COUNTY

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(July 1, 2015) – Today, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) started a $1.8 resurfacing project to improve MD 60 (Leitersburg Pike) between Courtland Drive to MD 418 (Ringgold Pike) in Leitersburg, northeast of Hagerstown. The five mile resurfacing project should be complete by late summer; weather permitting. Crews will not work on Friday, July 3 for the Independence Day holiday.

Crews will patch sections of deteriorated pavement, grind (remove the top layer of asphalt) and resurface MD 60. Using a flagging operation to guide traffic, crews will close one lane between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.  SHA’s contractor for the project is C. William Hetzer, Inc. of Hagerstown.

Approximately 17,000 motorists travel this section of Leitersburg Pike each day.  During construction, commuters should allow extra travel time through the work zone.

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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