(MDOT SHA photo: MDOT SHA Logo)(April 23, 2020) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin a project in Cumberland next week to replace the deck and rehabilitate the bridge on MD 51 (Industrial Blvd) over MD 61 (Wineo Street) and CSX Transportation in Allegany County. All traffic will be moved to the northbound side of the bridge while crews repair the southbound side.Beginning Monday, April 27 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., MDOT SHA’s contractor, Triton Construction, Inc of St. Albans, West Virginia, will begin the two-night process of switching traffic. Dates are subject to weather conditions. Effects to motorists will include the following:April 27 Right lane closure on MD 51 northboundLine striping operations northboundNorthbound traffic will stay in the new pattern April 28Barrier will be installedLine striping operations southboundSouthbound traffic will be moved over to the northbound lanes This traffic pattern will remain in place for the rest of the year. Phase two of this two-year project will begin next year and will involve shifting all traffic to the southbound side to complete the bridge work on the northbound side.The full $10.9 million bridge project is expected to be complete Summer of 2022.MDOT SHA works hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones for our crews as well as our customers. Drivers need to stay alert, focus on driving and, look for reduced speed limits, as well as other driving pattern changes. Drive like you work here and slowdown in construction zones. For a list of all major MDOT SHA projects, go to Project Portal. Visit our homepage at roads.maryland.gov. For a look at real-time traffic conditions, go to md511.maryland.gov. Editor’s NoteMDOT SHA has a record amount of highway construction projects underway across the state to reduce congestion and improve safety. From intersection improvements to widening and new interchange construction, MDOT SHA is investing in projects to enhance the commute and daily travel for millions of Marylanders. MDOT SHA maintains more than 2,500 bridges and 17,000 miles of non-toll state roads – the interstate, US and state numbered routes in Maryland’s 23 counties.