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Day and Nighttime Work Is Scheduled

(October 31, 2016) – As the weather cools down, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is continuing several safety and resurfacing projects in Montgomery County. The projects are scheduled to be completed late fall, weather permitting.

Crews will patch, resurface and apply new pavement markings on all traffic lanes. To expedite all phases of work, crews are permitted to close one lane in both directions, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and two lanes overnight, Sunday through Friday, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.; work hours and lane closures may be amended.

Below are a list of the project locations, costs and responsible contractors:

• MD 27 (Ridge Road) from Sunset Drive to MD 80 (Kemptown Road) in Damascus, six  miles, $4 million, F.O. Day of Rockville;
• MD 117 (Clopper Road) from Longdraft Street to I-270 in Gaithersburg, one and one-half miles, $2.3 million, M. Luis Construction of Baltimore;
• MD 124 (Quince Orchard Road) from Orchard Ridge Drive to MD 355 (Frederick Road) in Gaithersburg, two and one-quarter miles, $2.75 million, F.O. Day of Rockville; and
 MD 355 (Rockville Pike) from Templeton Place to Hubbard Drive in North Bethesda/Rockville, one mile, $2.3 million, Congressional Contracting of Potomac.

Contractors will use equipment that can be disruptive to travel. 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 In case of inclement weather, SHA will continue in spring 2017 when temperatures are adequate for asphalt resurfacing.  Motorists can receive real-time travel conditions by logging onto