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​(August 7, 2020) - The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will open the new MD 355 (Urbana Pike) bridge within the historic Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick County on Monday, Aug. 10.

There will be a single lane closure with a flagging operation starting at 5 a.m. Work is expected to be complete by 5 p.m. The temporary MD 355 bridge will be removed on a later date.

This is part of a $14 million project to replace an 87-year-old bridge, install an eight-foot wide sidewalk on the east side of the new bridge, add bicycle-compatible shoulders, and build new pedestrian trails on both sides of the CSX railroad tracks to enhance access to the Monocacy National Battlefield. The larger project is expected to complete this fall. Learn more about it HERE.

MDOT SHA’s contractor, C. William Hetzer, Inc. of Hagerstown, is using electronic message boards, signs and barrels to alert motorists about the closures and flagging operations.

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.