Friday, June 3, 2016

SHA Resurfacing MD 119 and Kentlands Boulevard/Orchard Ridge Drive in Gaithersburg; Will Include Off-Peak Nighttime Lane Closures

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) this week began resurfacing the intersection of MD 119 (Great Seneca Highway) at Kentlands Boulevard/Orchard Ridge Drive. All work should be completed by mid-June, weather permitting.

The resurfacing is part of a safety and congestion-relief project that began in 2014. So far, crews have completed the following improvements:

• Extended the left turn lane on westbound Orchard Ridge Drive;
• Modified the median on Orchard Ridge Drive;
• Modified the median and realigned the crosswalk on the northern leg of MD 119; and
• Constructed sidewalk ramps and detectable warning surfaces for ADA compliance.

Crews will remove the top layer of asphalt and apply new asphalt and pavement markings to all lanes in the intersection. Crews may close two lanes to traffic each night, Sunday through Thursday, between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Read more.