***TRAFFIC ALERT*** MDOT SHA ENHANCES SAFETY WITH IMPROVED SIDEWALKS FOR STUDENTS ON MD 99 (OLD FREDERICK ROAD) IN HOWARD COUNTY

MD 99 sign

MD 99 sign)

(June 16, 2020) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is providing a safer path for students who walk to Waverly Elementary School in Howard County. Crews have begun upgrading sidewalks and adding new curbs and gutters to eastbound MD 99 (Old Frederick Road) between Bracken Drive and Maplewood Drive.

The project requires a single lane closure with a flagging operation Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Work should be complete by next week, weather permitting. 

MDOT SHA’s contractor, MIM Construction, Inc. of Frederick, is using electronic message boards, signs and cones to alert motorists ahead of the closure area and work zone. 

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.

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

MDOT SHA has a record number 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.

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