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6/16/2010University Park resurfacing project




Over 3500 Feet of Sidewalk to be Built in University Park;

 Project Made Possible through ARRA Funding



On Monday, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) begins an $811,000 safety and resurfacing project along US 1 (Baltimore Avenue) between MD 410 (East West Highway) and Albion Road in University Park, Prince George’s County.  Weather permitting, construction will be complete early 2011.


The project includes removing the top layer of asphalt and resurfacing the existing roadway.  Other work includes cleaning and repairing existing storm drain inlets and pipes, replacing curb and gutters, and installing new pavement markings.  The project improves the safety and ride quality for nearly 25,000 daily motorists and also improves access for pedestrians throughout the corridor. Over 3500 feet of sidewalk will be installed/replaced and sidewalk ramps will be upgraded as part of SHA’s commitment to ADA standards.


During construction, motorists can expect single-lane closures along US 1 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., and overnight Sunday through Thursday between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. 


This project is made possible through Governor Martin O’Malley’s aggressive management of the requirements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, bringing critically needed transportation investments to Maryland.  Projects such as these are stimulating Maryland’s economy by supporting hundreds of jobs.  Follow the delivery of these projects at, which tracks every category of ARRA spending and provides contract-level details to the public in an effort to achieve new levels of government transparency and efficiency.


SHA awarded the contract to Ardent Co., Inc.  SHA will provide variable message signs, jersey barrier wall, drums, and arrow boards to guide motorists through the work zone. 



Citizens who have questions about traffic operations on US 1, MD 410 or other state numbered routes in Prince George’s County may call SHA’s District 3 Office at 301-513-7300 or toll free at 1-800-749-0737.  Citizens can also subscribe to the District 3 RSS feed at