Project to Improve Pedestrian Access and Safety

(November 14, 2017) – This week, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) adding new or replacing aging sidewalks in the town of Brunswick in Frederick County. The $1 million project adds ADA-compliant sidewalks to nearly one-half mile of MD 17 (Burkittsville Road) between West B Street and Center Street. The project will be complete summer 2018.

In addition to sidewalk replacement, the project includes improving roadway drainage, milling, paving and restriping MD 17. MDOT SHA’s contractor, HiTek Construction, Inc. of Frederick, will perform the work in phases to maintain accessibility during construction.

MDOT SHA will guide motorists through the work zone by using a flagging operation. Motorists should expect to see crews working Mondays through Fridays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.  More than 8,100 motorists use this section of MD 17 each day, so motorists should plan extra travel time during construction.

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.

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.

Maryland drivers can also know before they go by calling 511 or visiting for live traffic updates, including construction delays and lane closures.
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