***TRAFFIC ALERT*** MDOT SHA TO BEGIN MAINTENANCE WORK THIS WEEK AT MD 249 (PINEY POINT ROAD) BRIDGE ON ST. GEORGE ISLAND IN ST. MARY'S COUNTY

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​Crews to Conduct Preventative Maintenance Work March 1 through Late Summer

(February 28, 2022) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will perform preventative maintenance on the MD 249 (Piney Point Road) bridge on St. George Island in St. Mary’s County beginning Tuesday, March 1. Crews will work weekdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., until expected completion by late summer.    

During work hours, crews will direct traffic with a flagging operation as needed. MDOT SHA contractor Covington Machine and Welding Inc. will be performing most of the work from an adjacent barge.

The two-lane bridge over St. George’s Creek was originally constructed in 1957. Preventative maintenance work includes extending the bridge’s protective jackets to reduce corrosion, encasing bracing connections, stabilizing and redistributing loads on the bridge, applying new grout and repairing the sidewalk.
Customers with questions about this work may contact the MDOT SHA District 5 Office at 410-841-1000 or shadistrict5@mdot.maryland.gov.

Motorists in need may dial #77 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 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.

 

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