MDOT SHA RESURFACING US 219 (E. 3RD STREET) IN OAKLAND, GARRETT COUNTY

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Project Will Improve Ride Quality for Thousands of Motorists

(May 25, 2018) – Starting next week, after Memorial Day, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin resurfacing US 219 (N. 3rd. Street) between MD 39 (Oak Street) and Orchid Street. The project will be complete mid-June.

MDOT SHA will mill (remove the top layer of asphalt), pave and restripe the nearly one-mile section of US 219 through the Town of Oakland. This section of US 219 was last rehabilitated in 2003.

Motorists can expect nighttime single lane closures guided by a flagging operation. MDOT SHA’s contractor, Keystone Lime of Springs, PA, will work Sunday nights through Friday mornings between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Approximately 11,400 vehicles travel on this section of US 219 through Oakland each day.

The work is part of a larger $7.2 million “areawide” project for Garrett County. By June 30, the end of the State’s 2018 fiscal year, MDOT SHA will have resurfaced or treated half of all state highway lane miles since 2015. This milestone marks the improvement of nearly 8,500 lane miles, calculated by miles of highway multiplied by the number of lanes, improving safety and enhancing the customer experience for millions of drivers across the state.

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 www.md511.org.
 
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