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3/28/2011SHA Resurfaces Section of MD 201 in Cheverly



Nighttime Lane Closures Will Affect MD 201, MD 295 and US 50 Motorists



Next week the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) begins a $1.2 million safety and resurfacing project on a less than half-mile segment of MD 201 (Kenilworth Avenue) between Tuxedo Road (unsigned MD 459) and Frolich Lane in Cheverly.  Weather permitting, the project should be complete this fall.


Work includes grinding and resurfacing all lanes of MD 201 between Tuxedo Road and Frolich Lane, as well as the interchange ramps with US 50 (John Hanson Highway) and MD 295 (Baltimore Washington Parkway).  Other work includes roadway patching, improving drainage, replacing/repairing curbs and gutters, and upgrading sections of damaged guardrail.


The project will improve safety and ride quality for more than 13,000 drivers who use MD 201 not only for through travels, but also for their daily commute to and from Washington, DC.  The average daily traffic is expected to increase to more than 18,000 by 2030.


SHA will close a single lane overnight Sunday through Thursday between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., with flagging operations at Tuxedo Road overnight Sunday through Thursday between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.  Ramps will be closed one at a time for resurfacing overnight Sunday through Thursday between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.  The ramp closures are not anticipated until late summer and detours will be posted.


Crews will use flaggers, variable message signs, jersey barrier wall, drums, and arrow boards to guide motorists through the work zone.  SHA awarded the contract to American Infrastructure, Inc.


Citizens who have questions about traffic operations on MD 201, US 50, MD 295 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.