SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS COMING TO MD 482 (HAMPSTEAD MEXICO ROAD) AT NORTH GORSUCH ROAD IN CARROLL COUNTY

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New Road Alignment, Through and Turns Lanes Will Improve Sight Distance for Motorists

(June 28, 2017) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is beginning a project to realign North Gorsuch Road at MD 482 (Hampstead Mexico Road), in Hampstead, Carroll County.  Weather permitting, the $2.8 million project will be complete summer 2018.

“This project will greatly improve the safety and sight distance for motorists accessing MD 482,” said District Engineer John Concannon.  “With approximately 8,600 motorists using this portion of MD 482, we ask that motorists slow down and stay alert in the work zone.”

SHA’s contractor, C.J. Miller, LLC. of Hampstead, will realign the roadway so that North Gorsuch Road accesses MD 482 directly across from Cape Horn Road.  Crews will also build acceleration and deceleration lanes on MD 482 and add stop signs and roadway lighting on both North Gorsuch Road and Cape Horn Road.

Most of the work on the project will take place behind temporary barrier wall, which will reduce construction-related delays.  Crews may also use a flagging operation to guide motorists through the work zone.

The e-Road Ready 2017 electronic construction brochure is now available by clicking here.  The e-brochure highlights major road construction and maintenance projects in each of MDOT SHA’s seven engineering districts which cover Maryland’s 23 counties.

While SHA and its transportation partners work hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones, each driver need 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.

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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