***TRAFFIC ALERT*** MDOT SHA TO MAKE EMERGENCY SLOPE REPAIR ALONG MD 108 IN HOWARD COUNTY

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​Project Includes Work to Reinforce the Roadside Slope

(May 23, 2022) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) are performing emergency repairs on a failing slope on westbound MD 108 (Waterloo Road) between Lark Brown Road and Gateway Overlook Drive in the Columbia area of Howard County. This week, crews began installing a concrete barrier and closed the right lane of westbound MD 108 to ensure motorist and worker safety since this area does not have a shoulder.    

The barriers separating traffic from the work area will remain in place until the repairs are finished. More than 20,000 vehicles use this section of MD 108 on average each day. Work will be performed Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The project is expected to take about two months to complete.   

The contractor, Concrete General, based in Gaithersburg, will use signs, cones and electronic arrow boards to alert and guide motorists through the work zone. MDOT SHA will adjust the traffic signals on MD 108 at both intersections as needed during the project.   

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 slow down in construction zones.  

Motorists in need may dial #77 on their mobile device for roadside assistance.

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.

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