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MDOT SHA MAJOR PLANNED MAJOR WEEKEND LANE CLOSURE UPDATE

March 15, 2019

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HIGH-IMPACT

Cecil County

• MD 273 (Telegraph Road) Bridge over Big Elk Creek – Bridge replacement project – Temporary traffic signal to alternate traffic in single lane until spring 2020. new

Major Weekend Lane Closures

Baltimore County

• US 40 (Pulaski Highway) Bridges over the Big and Little Gunpowder Falls (4 bridges) – Bridge replacement project – Single lane closures Mondays through Saturdays between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Montgomery County

• MD 355 (Wisconsin Avenue) between Montgomery Avenue and MD 187 (Old Georgetown Road) – WMATA metro work – Motorists can expect all lanes closed and detoured on southbound MD 355 and a single northbound lane closure beginning at 7 p.m. Saturdays until 7 a.m. Sundays through early-spring. Southbound MD 355 detour is to westbound MD 410 (East-West Highway) to southbound Woodmont Avenue to eastbound Montgomery Lane and back to MD 355.

• HIGH-IMPACT – I-270 between Middlebrook Road and MD 124 (Quince Orchard Road) – I-270 at Watkins Mill Road interchange construction project – Crews setting structural steel Sunday nights through Friday mornings. Single lane closures at 7 p.m., double lanes at 9 p.m., triple lanes at 11 p.m. and brief total stoppages of BOTH directions at 12 midnight. All lanes will open no later than 5 a.m. each morning. This will be in effect until mid-March.

Long-Term Closures

Anne Arundel County

• HIGH IMPACT - MD 175 (Annapolis Road/Jessup Road) at MD 295 (Baltimore-Washington Parkway) – Lane reduction and ramp closure and detour for utility relocation – One lane in each direction on MD 175 between National Business Parkway and MD 295. Ramps closure and detour of the southbound MD 295 ramp to westbound MD 175. Traffic to use the loop ramp to access westbound MD 175 from MD 295.

• Westbound MD 175 (Annapolis Road) at Milestone Parkway – BGE utility relocation – Right through lane and right turn lane closed until the end of March.

• Northbound I-895 Bridge over the Patapsco Flats (Between MD 295 and the I-97/MD spur) – Bridge rehabilitation – (MDTA project) 24/7 right lane closure until summer 2019.

Baltimore City
 
HIGH-IMPACT - (MDTA Project) - I-895 (Baltimore Harbor Tunnel Throughway) between the tunnels and Boston Street/O’Donnell Street (exit 11) and the Holabird Avenue exit. – Bridge rehabilitation project – Northbound I-895 to close on November 27 and two-way traffic using southbound I-895. Use I-95 (Fort McHenry Tunnel) or I-695 (Francis Scott Key Bridge) as alternate routes. Project to last until 2021.
 
Baltimore County
 
HIGH IMPACT - Outer loop of I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) ramp to Edmonson Avenue – Ramp closure for widening project – Motorists will be guided to I-695/MD 144 (Frederick Road) interchange and back to the inner loop I-695 to Edmonson Avenue. Edmonson Avenue ramp to the outer loop I-695 is closed and detoured until late-spring.

• HIGH IMPACT - MD 140 (Reisterstown Road) at Hooks Lane/Woodholme Center Way (just north of I-695) – BGE power transmission work – On February 14, BGE’s contractor will close the left turn bay on southbound MD 140 to Hooks Lane. Northbound MD 140 at Hooks Lane will be reduced from three lanes to two lanes. This BGE work will last approximately 80 days.

• Eastbound Padonia Road ramp to northbound I-83 – Ramp closure for bridge replacement project – Motorists will be guided to Deerco Road to the I-83/Timonium Road interchange.

Cecil County

• MD 273 (Telegraph Road) Bridge over Big Elk Creek – Bridge replacement project – Temporary traffic signal to alternate traffic in single lane until spring 2020. new
 
Frederick County
 
• MD 478 (Knoxville Road) Bridge over Branch of the Potomac River – Bridge replacement project – On February 25, MD 478 will close through fall 2019. Local traffic will have access up to the point of the bridge closure. Through motorists will be detoured to MD 17 (Petersville Road/Burkittsville Road) to MD 180 (Jefferson Pike) and back to MD 478. Motorists may also choose US 340 as an alternate route.
 
• Eastbound US 40 Alternate (Old National Pike) between Fern Lane and Ridge Road – Roadside slope repair – Right truck “climbing” lane and shoulder closed until spring 2019.
 
Harford County
 
HIGH-IMPACT - (MDTA Project) – Bradshaw Road Bridge over I-95 – Bridge rehabilitation project – Bridge to close and traffic detoured beginning March 11, 2019 until spring 2020.

Prince George’s County

• HIGH-IMPACT – Southbound I-95/I-495 (Capital Beltway) ramp to eastbound MD 214 (Central Avenue) – Bridge replacement project – Total ramp closure with traffic using the Capital Beltway/MD 202 (Largo Road) interchange and then to MD 214 via MD 202.

• US 301 (Crain Highway) between Frank Tippett Road and Trumps Hill Road - Gas pipeline construction and installation (Washington Gas project) – Single right lane closure through spring 2019.

Somerset/Worcester County line

• US 13 (Ocean Highway) northbound over Pocomoke River at the Worcester/Somerset county line – Bridge work – Northbound US 13 bridge over Pocomoke River has been reduced to one 12-foot lane for bridge work through the late-fall.
 
Wicomico County

• MD 349 (Nanticoke Road) Rockawalkin Road – Washout/major road repair – MD 349 is closed and detoured until early 2019.
 
MAJOR Closures for Next Week

Dorchester County

• MD 795 (Maryland Avenue/Market Street) Drawbridge over Cambridge Creek – Routine drawbridge maintenance – Test openings on March 22 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. new

Frederick County

• MD 180 (Jefferson Pike) between Lander Road and Old Middletown Road – Drain pipe crossing – Total closure and detour on March 18 and March 25 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Local detour to be established. new
 
Kent/Queen Anne’s County line

• MD 213 (Church Hill Road) Bridge over the Chester River - Routine drawbridge maintenance – Test openings on March 18 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. new
 
Montgomery County
 
• MD 97 (Georgia Avenue) between north of Goldmine Road and south of Holiday Drive - Bypass construction – Single lane closures Mondays through Fridays between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.
 
• US 29 (Colesville Road) between I-495 (Capital Beltway) and MD 97 (Georgia Avenue) - WSSC water line replacement project - Single and double lane closures Mondays through Fridays between 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Sundays through Friday mornings between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Single lane closures Saturday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Washington County

• I-81 between the Potomac River Bridge (West Virginia line) and MD 68/MD 63 (Lappans Road) – Highway widening project – Left lane closures Sunday nights through Friday mornings between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. There may be occasional, brief total closures to move equipment and material into place between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m.

Worcester County

• MD 528 (Philadelphia Avenue/Coastal Highway) between 9th Street and 26th Street - Resurfacing – Single lane closures seven days per week between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m.

On the Horizon

Queen Anne’s County

• MD 213 (Church Hill Road) Bridge over Gravel Run – Bridge replacement project - Weekend closure for temporary bridge installation will begin Friday, March 29 at 7 p.m. and continue through 5 a.m. Monday, April 1. Detour signs will be posted. Commercial vehicle drivers should verify access as there may be turning restrictions in Centreville. MDOT SHA will install a temporary "jump bridge" to maintain traffic during bridge reconstruction. This is the first of up to four weekend closures for this bridge replacement.
 
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