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Short-Term Project to Have Lasting Benefits on MD 31 and Marston Road in New Windsor

(March 29, 2018) – A smoother ride is on the way for Carroll County, just in time for spring. Next week, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin improving pavement on two-mile section of MD 31 (New Windsor Road) between Main Street and MD 407 (Marston Road) and four miles of Marston Road between MD 31 and MD 27 (Ridge Road). The work should be complete mid-April.

Motorists should expect single lane closures Mondays through Fridays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. MDOT SHA contractor, CJ Miller LLC of Hampstead, will use flaggers and construction barrels to guide motorists through the work zone. Approximately 4,300 vehicles use MD 31 each day and 3,100 vehicles use MD 407 on average, so motorists should plan extra commuting time during construction.

On April 9, MDOT SHA will resurface the park and ride located near the MD 30 (Main Street/Hanover Pike)/MD 27 intersection in Manchester. The park and ride will close for the entire week and reopen on April 16. Commuters should consider using the  park and ride at the MD 30/MD 482 (Hampstead Mexico Road) intersection, For a listing of MDOT SHA park and rides, click here.

The projects are part of a larger $12.5 million project to resurface and improve MDOT SHA roads throughout Carroll County.

While MDOT 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. For a list of all major MDOT SHA projects, click on Road Ready, MDOT SHA's electronic construction brochure. For a look at real-time commute conditions, log onto

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