MDOT SHA IMPROVES SAFETY AND RIDE QUALITY ON SEVERAL FREDERICK AND HOWARD COUNTY ROADS

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Resurfacing and Guardrail Repairs Planned for Spring

(April 13, 2018) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will resurface several sections of MDOT SHA-maintained roads in Frederick and Howard counties this spring. The resurfacing and pavement patching projects will be complete mid-summer. MDOT SHA is completing the work through a $12 million area-wide contract.  This approach allows engineers flexibility to address deteriorated pavement conditions on multiple roads simultaneously across the region. In addition, crews will replace damaged guardrail.

Here is a list of the highway segments to be improved:

Frederick County

• MD 75 (Green Valley Road) between I-70 and Jones Road;
 
• MD 17 (Burkittsville Road) between Brownsville Pass Road and Picnic Woods Road;
 
• I-70 between the Washington County line and Ridge Road; and
 
• MD 355 (Urbana Pike) on the approaches to the Monocacy River Bridge.

Howard County

• US 29 (Columbia Pike)/Gorman Road/Johns Hopkins Road interchange;
 
• I-95/MD 32 interchange bridge approaches and ramps;
 
• US 29 between I-70 and US 40 (Baltimore National Pike) and the US 29 Bridge over Frederick Road;
 
• MD 100 at Executive Park Drive, US 1 (Washington Boulevard) and Snowden River Parkway; and
  
• Dorsey Run Road (MD 732 R) at Henkels Lane.
 
MDOT SHA is applying a high-friction surface treatment to the northbound I-95 ramp to westbound MD 32 for increased traction for motorists. The treatment increases traction for vehicle tires on pavement surfaces, especially important on wet surfaces. The greater the surface friction, the greater control drivers have of their vehicles.

Motorists should expect daytime single lane closures between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Crews are also permitted to work at night between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. Sunday nights through Friday mornings.    MDOT SHA’s contractors will use cones, barrels and flaggers to guide motorists through the work zones.  

While SHA and its transportation partners work hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones, each driver should 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 zones and lane closures and view e-Road Ready for an interactive listing of all major highway projects. Those who have further questions may call the MDOT SHA District 7 Office at 301-624-8100, toll-free at 1-800-635-5119 or send email to shadistrict7@sha.state.md.us.

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