STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION REHABILITATES MD 194 (WOODSBORO PIKE) BRIDGE OVER LITTLE PIPE CREEK IN FREDERICK COUNTY

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Bridge to be Closed for Summer to Expedite the Project; Traffic to be Detoured

(May 22, 2017) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is beginning a project to replace the bridge on MD 194 (Woodsboro Pike) over Little Pipe Creek near the Carroll County line in Frederick County.  The $1.8 million project will be totally complete by the end of summer, weather permitting.

The 64-year old steel girder bridge is safe, but the bridge deck (driving surface) has outlived its useful life and needs replacement.  The project includes:

• Cleaning and painting the structural steel of the bridge;
 
• Replacing the existing bridge deck with a new, wider structure to accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians;
 
• Performing minor concrete repairs;
 
• Installing new metal railings on the bridge; and
 
• Pave and stripe bridge approaches.
 
 

(MDOT SHA Photo:  The MD 194 Bridge over Little Pipe Creek will be rehabilitated starting early June.)

MDOT SHA will begin the project by cleaning and painting the metal beams beginning early June and will temporarily close the bridge to traffic on June 17 until September 4.  Approximately 4,300 motorists use MD 194 over Little Pipe Creek daily.  Motorists should plan for extra travel time and follow the posted detour route which includes MD 77 (Middleburg Road) to navigate around the bridge closure. 

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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