Friday, May 29, 2015

SHA to Resume Resurfacing Work and Other Improvements on Maryland Routes 28 and 355 in Rockville

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is resuming work in Rockville on a $ 2.1 million safety and resurfacing project on MD 28 (East Jefferson Street/Veirs Mill Road) between Monroe Street and MD 911 (First Street) and on MD 355 (Rockville Pike) between MD 28 and MD 911. Weather permitting; the project should be completed by the end of the year.

In addition to resurfacing nearly a half mile of roadway, the project will:
  • Upgrade the traffic signal at the MD 355/Dodge Street intersection with more energy efficient light emitting diode (LED) signals;
  • Replace and repair sidewalks and driveways to comply with the Americans With Disabilies Act (ADA);
  • Install new concrete curbs; and
  • Clean and repair roadway drainage inlets.
To complete the work, crews may temporarily close traffic lanes in both directions on MD 28 and MD 355. Motorists should expect single-lane closures on both roads Sundays through Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. MD 28 may be closed overnight from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. and two lanes may be closed on MD 355 during the same overnight hours.

SHA urges motorists to drive carefully through the work zones. In 2014, nine people lost their lives in Maryland work zone crashes, including four highway workers.