The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) has begun resurfacing traffic lanes on MD 355 (Rockville Pike) to prepare for an upcoming traffic shift near the Cedar Lane/West Cedar Lane intersection. During repaving, traffic will be diverted from the left side of northbound MD 355 to the right side of the road, while maintaining three through lanes. All work will be complete and all traffic lanes will reopen no later than 3 p.m. each day. Work should be completed by 5 a.m., Friday, August 21.
Once the resurfacing work is complete, SHA will shift traffic along MD 355 beginning Tuesday, August 25 at 9 p.m. to work on an underground culvert and road widening. Crews will:
- Extend the southbound MD 355 left turn lane to Cedar Lane;
- Add a dedicated right turn lane from southbound MD 355 to West Cedar Lane;
- Shift traffic on Cedar Lane from the right to the left starting at Parkhill Drive to create a shared right/through lane and two dedicated left turn lanes; and
- Shift traffic to the right on West Cedar Lane to create two dedicated left turn lanes, a single through lane and a dedicated right turn lane.
The left turn restriction from northbound MD 355 onto West Cedar Lane that began earlier this year remains in effect through the end of the project next year. More information about SHA’s Montgomery County projects is available online.