MD 51 sign

MD 51 sign)

​(April 13, 2021) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will continue rehabilitation of the MD 51 (Industrial Boulevard) bridge in Cumberland, Allegany County starting tonight. At 6 p.m., crews will move northbound traffic to the southbound side of the bridge, which is located over MD 51/MD 61 (S. Wineow Street) and the CSX Transportation line. The switch will be complete by 6 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, weather permitting.    

The work is part of MDOT SHA’s MD 51 bridge deck replacement project, which is expected to be complete by summer 2022. Learn more about the project HERE. MDOT SHA contractor Triton Construction, Inc. of St. Albans, WV, will be performing the work.     

This new traffic pattern will also require a detour of westbound Second Street traffic between Oak Street and MD 51 (Industrial Boulevard), which will be diverted to Third Street.  Modifications will also be made to the sidewalk along northbound MD 51 and two crosswalks will be added along with temporary sidewalks on the southside to create a safe detour for pedestrians.   

Portable message signs have been in place to notify motorists of the changing traffic pattern. Barrels and traffic cones will also be in place.    

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 Note

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.