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Stimulus Funds Make Safety Project in Md. County Possible

Tue February 09, 2010 - Northeast Edition
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The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) began a $1.9 million safety and resurfacing project on a 1.3 mi. (2.1 km) section of MD 410 (Riverdale Road) between MD 201 (Kenilworth Avenue) and 67th Place in Riverdale, Prince George’s County. Weather permitting, construction will be complete summer 2010.

Work includes removing the top layers of asphalt and resurfacing the existing roadway. Crews also will clean and repair existing storm drain inlets and pipes, replace damaged or deteriorated concrete sidewalks and ramps, curb and gutters and upgrade existing sidewalk ramps to Americans with Disability Act (ADA) standards, upgrade existing guardrails, and improve pavement markings and traffic signs.

To better moderate traffic flow, crews will place traffic loop detectors at the MD 410/64th Avenue and MD 410/62nd Street/Mustang Avenue intersections. Traffic signals also will be upgraded at the MD 410/MD 201 intersection and the ramps at MD 295 (Baltimore Washington Parkway) with audible and countdown pedestrian signals.

During construction, motorists can expect single lane closures on MD 410 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., and overnight Sunday through Thursday between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Crews may close two lanes overnight Sunday through Thursday between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. This section of MD 410 carries more than 38,000 vehicles per day.

American Infrastructure is the contractor for the project. Crews will provide variable message signs, jersey barrier wall, drums, and arrow boards to guide motorists through the work zone.

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