Tuesday, December 1, 2015

MDOT/SHA Continues Project on MD 650 to Improve Safety and Resurface the Road

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration continues work on a $3 million,one-mile safety and resurfacing project on MD 650 (New Hampshire Avenue) from north of Merrimac Drive to Metzerott Road.

Since October, crews have completed construction of roadway bus pads—sections of concrete at bus stops that can support the weight of heavier vehicles like buses—along southbound MD 650. Current crews are constructing upgraded sidewalk ramps, repairing and replacing curbs and gutters, and installing new traffic light infrastructure and guardrails. These activities will continue through spring 2016.

Other planned improvements will:
  • Construct new traffic signals at the intersections of MD 650 and Ruatan Street, Quebec Street and Metzerott Road;
  • Resurface traffic lanes and apply new pavement markings; and
  • Clean inlets and pipes for better roadway drainage.
Crews may temporarily close one lane of traffic along northbound MD 650 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., and southbound MD 650 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.