***TRAFFIC ALERT*** MDOT SHA BEGINS PROJECT TO IMPROVE US 1 (BALTIMORE AVENUE) NEAR POWDER MILL ROAD IN PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY

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​Motorists Asked to Use Caution, Anticipate Lane Closures During Work Hours 

(July 11, 2022) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is beginning a $2.3 million resurfacing and safety improvement project this week on US 1 (Baltimore Avenue) between Rhode Island Avenue and MD 212A (Powder Mill Road) in Prince George’s County.

Beginning Wednesday, July 13, lane closures will be in effect in areas of the work zone during non-peak hours, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. Crews will use barrels, cones, arrow boards and portable message signs to alert drivers of lane closures. The project includes: 

  • milling and paving;
  • upgrading American with Disabilities Act-compliant sidewalk ramps;
  • installing new road signs and pavement markings; and
  • upgrading pedestrian signals at US 1 and Southard Drive. 

Work is expected to be complete in summer 2023, weather permitting. MDOT SHA contractor Francis O. Day Co. Inc., of Rockville, will perform the work. Additional project information can be found here​. On average, approximately 35,000 vehicles travel on US 1 daily.

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 traffic pattern changes. Please drive like you work here and slow down in construction zones.

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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