US 29 sign

US 29 sign)

​(October 19, 2020) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) begins a resurfacing project today on US 29 (Colesville Road/Columbia Pike) from Stewart Lane to MD 650 (New Hampshire Avenue) in Silver Spring.

Motorists should expect closures in both directions of US 29 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and overnight, Sunday through Thursday, between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Weather permitting, this section of resurfacing should be complete by the end of the year.
The work is part of the $5.7 million US 29 safety and resurfacing project between St. Andrews Way and Stewart Lane. Crews will return next year to complete resurfacing from MD 650 to St. Andrews Way. All work on the project should be complete by year-end 2021. Learn more about the project HERE.    

Additional lane closures and work times may be needed to expedite this phase of work and keep the project on schedule. Equipment used for construction may be disruptive. Electronic message boards will alert the public of the upcoming work and to changing traffic patterns in the 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

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.