MDOT SHA Logo)From 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Motorists Can Expect Intermittent Test Openings (September 14, 2021) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will conduct test openings of the MD 173 (Fort Smallwood Road) Bridge over Stoney Creek in Pasadena Thursday, September 16. From 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, MDOT SHA contractor Covington Machine and Welding, Inc. will be performing routine maintenance on the bridge that includes test openings. Customers who have questions about this work may contact the MDOT SHA District 5 Office at 410-841-1000 or toll-free at 1-800-331-5603. All work is weather permitting. 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, look for reduced speed limits, as well as other driving pattern changes. Please drive like you work here and slow down in construction zones. Motorists can dial #77 or 911 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 NoteFrom 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.