SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT UNDERWAY ON MD 650 NEAR THE PRINCE GEORGE’S/MONTGOMERY COUNTY LINE

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Improvements Include New Traffic Signals and Resurfacing

(November 19, 2015) – The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) continues work on a $3 million safety and resurfacing project on MD 650 (New Hampshire Avenue) from north of Merrimac Drive to Metzerott Road, a distance of one mile. Weather permitting, the project should be complete late next fall. Since October, crews have completed construction of roadway bus pads, which are sections of concrete at bus stops that can support the weight of heavier vehicles on southbound MD 650.

Current work includes constructing upgraded sidewalk ramps, repairing and replacing curb and gutter, installing new traffic light infrastructure and new guardrail. This phase will continue through spring 2016.

Remaining improvements include:

• Constructing new traffic signals at the intersections of MD 650 and Ruatan Street, Quebec Street and Metzerott Road;
 
• Resurfacing all lanes of traffic and applying new pavement markings; and
 
• Cleaning inlets and pipes for better roadway drainage.

Crews may temporarily close one lane of traffic along northbound MD 650 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., and southbound MD 650 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

SHA’s contractor is F.O. Day Company of Rockville. More than 36,000 vehicles use this section of MD 650 daily. Residents and travelers are advised that construction equipment can be loud and disruptive. SHA asks for your patience as crews work to complete the project. Those who have questions about this work may contact the SHA District 3 Office at 301-513-7300 or shadistrict3@sha.state.md.us.

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