Friday, August 30, 2013

State Begins Safety and Resurfacing Project on Georgia Avenue/MD97

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) began a $4.6 million safety and resurfacing project along nearly two miles of MD97 (Georgia Avenue) from the Washington, D.C. line to MD390 (16th Street) in Silver Spring. Weather permitting, the work will be completed by late fall. Motorists and pedestrians traveling in this area should plan ahead, add extra commute time and be aware of shifting traffic and walking patterns.

The work will:
  • Reconstruct existing sidewalks to ensure they meet ADA standards and are at least five feet wide; 
  • Repair and replace existing inlets and pipes; 
  • Patch damaged sections of pavement prior to resurfacing; 
  • Install new curb and gutter; 
  • Resurface Georgia Avenue; 
  • Replace traffic signal pavement detectors at the intersection of MD 97 and MD 390; and 
  • Install new line striping and pavement markings. 
SHA’s contractor is permitted to close one lane of Georgia Avenue in both directions weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and up to two lanes overnight Sunday through Thursday, between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Drivers are urged to stay alert and look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and highway workers.

For more information, see SHA’s press release.