Upgrades Include New Pavement Markings and High-Visibility Crosswalks
(October 6, 2022) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will begin a project on Sunday, October 9, to resurface MD 187 (Old Georgetown Road) between south of I-495 (Capital Beltway) and north of Nicholson Lane in North Bethesda. The project should be completed by the end of the year, weather permitting.
The project includes milling (removing the top layer of asphalt), paving and restriping more than two miles of Old Georgetown Road. Additionally, MDOT SHA will upgrade crosswalks to include high-visibility continental crosswalks. The wide, white road markings of a continental crosswalk run parallel to the curb. High-visibility continental crosswalks have been shown to increase yielding behavior among drivers and can play a key role in creating safer, higher volume roadways for pedestrians and bicyclists.
Motorists can expect single-lane closures on MD 187 Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and multiple-lane closures nightly between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m., Sunday nights through Friday mornings. Motorists will be guided through the work zone with cones, barrels and arrow boards. With approximately 40,000 vehicles per day use this road, drivers should plan extra commuting time during construction.
The Move Over Law in Maryland requires motorists to make a lane change or slow down when approaching any stopped, standing or parked vehicle displaying hazard warning lights, road flares or other caution signals. The expanded law is in place to protect emergency responders and all motorists who encounter a roadside emergency.
Motorists in need may dial #77 on their mobile device for roadside assistance.
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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.