Friday, August 30, 2013

SHA Begins Resurfacing Project on MD355

The State Highway Administration (SHA) has begun a $2.6 million safety and resurfacing project on MD355 (Wisconsin Avenue) between MD191 (Bradley Boulevard) and Montgomery Avenue in Bethesda. Weather permitting, work should be completed next fall.

SHA will:
  • Improve drainage to help prevent standing water on the roadway; 
  • Construct American with Disabilities (ADA) compliant sidewalk and sidewalk ramps and construct new curbs and gutters; and 
  • Upgrade traffic signals with new mast arms, signal heads, audible pedestrian signals, and countdown pedestrian signals at the intersections of MD355 and Montgomery Avenue, Elm Street and Bethesda Avenue. 
Crews may close a single lane in both directions of MD355 weekdays, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Beginning next spring, crews may also close up to two lanes in both directions of MD355 for resurfacing overnight, Sunday through Thursday, between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., weather permitting.

SHA will maintain pedestrian access within the work zone. Residents and travelers are advised that equipment used for construction can be loud and disruptive. (source: State Highway Administration press release)