Thursday, April 16, 2015

Two State Highway Administration Projects Making Improvements in the Bethesda Area

This spring, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will begin a resurfacing project on East-West Highway (MD 410), from Wisconsin Avenue (MD 355) to Connecticut Avenue (MD 185). The work will resurface the roadbed, replace damaged sidewalks, upgrade curb ramps, replace damaged and deteriorated curbs and gutters and construct signal improvements at several intersections.

Motorists should expect temporary lane closures in each direction on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and overnight, Sunday through Thursday, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. SHA continues to upgrade River Road (MD 190), from the Beltway to Goldsboro Road. Improvements include sidewalk ramps, a reconstructed and upgraded traffic signal at the intersection of MD 190 and MD 188, audible pedestrian and countdown signals at MD 190 and Whittier Boulevard/Winston Drive, new  curbs and gutters, cleaned drainage inlets, two miles of new guardrails along MD 190 and road resurfacing.
There may be single lane closures on eastbound River Road on weekdays from  5 to 7a.m. and 10 to 9p.m,, and overnight, seven days a week, between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. For the westbound lanes, motorists should expect single lane closures weekdays from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m and 6 to 9p.m., and overnight, seven days a week, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. SHA expects to complete the work in late summer.