COMMERCIAL CRANE OPERATION REQUIRES LANE CLOSURES IN DOWNTOWN SILVER SPRING THIS WEEKEND

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Drivers on Colesville Road near Georgia Avenue Should Plan Ahead, Expect Delays

(February 7, 2017) –  Area travelers are advised to plan ahead as a crane operation will close lanes on a major road in Montgomery County this weekend.

Beginning at  midnight Saturday, February 11, Crane Service Company will close all three southbound lanes and two left northbound lanes on US 29 (Colesville Road) between Spring Street and Fenton Street in Silver Spring. One northbound left lane will remain open during the crane operation. Progress permitting, crews will open all lanes no later than 5 a.m. Monday, February 13.

The lane closures will be used to assemble a tower crane for the United Therapeutics' building project at on Spring Street near the intersection of Colesville Road. Sidewalks within the work zone will be closed during all work. The crane company will direct pedestrians to the safest signalized crossings and use a flagging operation to guide motorists through the work zone detour. Drivers should consider MD 97 (Georgia Avenue) or MD 410 (East West Highway) as alternatives.

Those with questions regarding the work should contact Sean Richardson of Crane Service Company at 240-682-4034. In case of inclement weather, the work will be performed February 18. Motorists are encouraged to log onto www.md511.org for real-time travel conditions.

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