STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION ENHANCES MD 5 BRIDGE OVER COVENTRY WAY IN PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY

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Bridge Painting Requires Ramp Closure and Detour

(September 12, 2016) – Tonight, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) begins a project to paint a steel beam on the MD 5 (Branch Avenue) Bridge over Coventry Way in Clinton.  The project will be completed mid-fall, weather permitting.

Beginning at 10 p.m. SHA crews will close the southbound MD 5 ramp to eastbound Coventry Way to stage equipment to perform the metal beam painting.  SHA will work Sundays through Thursdays from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m.  The ramp will reopen each morning by 6 a.m.

SHA’s contractor, PDI Sheetz Inc. of Linthicum will use arrow boards, cones and barrels to direct motorists to a detour.  The $155,000 project will prolong the life of the 17-year-old bridge by protecting the metal from natural corrosion associated with weather.

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 style 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. Work Zone Safety is in Your Hands.

A complete listing of current roadway projects is included in e-Road Ready 2016, the online brochure.  Maryland drivers can also know before they go by calling 511 or visiting www.md511.org for live traffic updates, including construction delays and lane closures.

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