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11/6/2009MD 212 road widening project
Road Widening Will Accommodate a New Center Turn Lane in Beltsville; Project Made Possible Through Stimulus Funding
(November 5, 2009) - Next week, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) begins work on a $1.2 million road widening project on a half-mile section of MD 212 (Powder Mill Road) between Evans Trail Way/Allview Drive and Beltsville Drive in Beltsville, Prince George’s County.  Weather permitting, construction will be complete summer 2010.
Work includes widening MD 212 between west of Evans Trail Way/Allview Drive to west of Beltsville Drive to accommodate construction of a shared center turn lane and the existing travel lanes.  The new lane will provide separated left turn movements at the intersection.  
SHA will improve drainage, reconstruct existing traffic signals at MD 212 and Evans Trail Way/Allview Drive, and replace existing road signs and pavement markings.  SHA will  close on MD 212 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., and overnight Sunday through Thursday between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. 
 Olney Masonry Corporation is the contractor for the project.  SHA will provide flaggers, variable message signs, drums, and arrow boards to guide motorists through the work zone. 
When workers are on the road, THINK ORANGE, which is the color of construction signs, barrels and warning devices.  Please slow down, stay alert and expect the unexpected.  Choose to make work zone safety your business at
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.
 Citizens who have questions about traffic operations on MD 212 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.