***TRAFFIC ALERT*** MDOT SHA TO INSTALL CONCRETE BEAMS ON NEW MD 32 BRIDGE IN HOWARD COUNTY

MDOT 32 sign

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​(July 29, 2020) - The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin installing concrete beams tonight to form the deck of the new MD 32 bridge over Terrapin Branch, just north of Fox Chase Road in Howard County.   

The work is scheduled for 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. today and tomorrow, July 30, and will require single lane closures with a flagging operation on MD 32 between Nixon’s Farm Lane and Fox Chase Road.   

The new bridge is part of the $127 million MD 32 Phase II widening project that began last summer and is expected to be complete in 2022. The project will provide an additional travel lane in both directions of MD 32 between Linden Church Road and the I-70 ramps. Learn more about the project 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. 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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