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​Upgrades Includes More Than Three Miles of New Pavement

(March 18, 2022) - The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) has completed nearly four miles of safety improvements and resurfacing on US 29 (Colesville Road/Columbia Pike) from Stewart Lane to St. Andrews Way in the Silver Spring area of Montgomery County.

“MDOT SHA is committed to providing a safe and accessible transportation network for all users,” said MDOT SHA Administrator Tim Smith. “This project will provide pedestrians, motorists and bus passengers safer travel along this important corridor.”   

Work on the $7 million project began in spring 2020 and included:

  • resurfacing and applying new pavement and restriping on US 29,
  • resurfacing existing pavement at MD 650 (New Hampshire Avenue) interchange ramps,
  • upgrading pedestrian ramps and bus stops within the area of resurfacing,
  • cleaning and repairing existing storm drains and inlets for improved roadway drainage,
  • upgrading curb and gutter, and sidewalk ramps,
  • upgrading signals at the intersections of US 29 at St. Andrews Way and at Prelude Drive.
  • repairing concrete curb and gutter and the concrete median,
  • reconstructing driveway aprons for Americans with Disability Act (ADA) compliance,
  • installing new roadway traffic and directional signage, and
  • upgrading or installing new traffic barriers and end treatments to meet current design standards.

MDOT SHA contractor Allan Myers of Fallston performed the work. Information about the project can be found HERE.   

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. Please drive like you work here and slow down in construction zones.

Motorists can dial #77 or 911 on their mobile device for roadside assistance.

For a list of all major MDOT SHA projects, go to Project Portal. Visit our homepage at For a look at real-time traffic conditions, go to

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.