SHA plans 4-week road closure on Route 980B in South County

| September 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
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DetourThe Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) will restore pavement on the Southern Maryland Boulevard (MD 4) service road, MD 980 B, in southern Anne Arundel County. A large number of trucks travel on this section of road which provides access to the Bristol ridesharing facility at the MD 258 (Bay Front Road)/ Wrighton Road intersection. M.T. Laney Company, Inc. of Eldersburg, MD is the contractor for the $636,000 project.

Beginning in mid-September, SHA will construct a stronger, more durable pavement by combining ground, recycled asphalt with cement and applying the new mixture onto the road surface.  A 14-inch layer of new roadway will consist of ten inches of recycled asphalt and a four inch layer of new asphalt.  Additionally the contractor will install new pavement markings and signs, clean and trim drainage ditches, and clean the existing structures and underground pipes.

 To keep disruption to traffic to a minimum, SHA will close the service road for approximately one month. The local detour includes directing traffic to use MD 4:

  • Drivers needing to travel southbound will use MD 258 east and then MD 4 south.
  • Drivers needing to travel northbound will use MD 258 east then left MD 4 north.

SHA will work in partnership with the Maryland Transit Administration to redirect the Commuter Bus Route 830 and 840 service at the Bristol Park and Ride lot during construction.

Area commuters may use the Wayson’s Corner Park and Ride lot, located on the eastern side of MD 4. Additionally, cyclists who normally use the western service road can use Pindell and Upper Pindell Road as detours.

A reminder from the SHA: construction season across Maryland is well underway. For a complete listing of current roadway projects and more information on Work Zone Safety Awareness, visit www.roads.maryland.gov and click on the work zone safety banner. Maryland drivers can also “know before they go” by calling 511 or visiting www.md511.org for live traffic updates, including construction delays and lane closures.

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