Street Beat: Georgia Avenue and Randolph Road Intersection Closure Planned for Saturday in Glenmont

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Commuter taks note: the intersection at Georgia Avenue and Randolph Road will be closed temporarily on Saturday while crews from the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) reconfigure traffic lanes. The work is part of the project to convert the intersection into an interchange by lowering Randolph Road 25 feet so it may pass underneath Georgia Avenue.

Beginning at 6 a.m. on April 1st, Georgia Avenue and Randolph Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction, with no turns permitted. Crews will temporarily stop all lanes of traffic while exiting traffic signals are relocated. The full closures should not last longer than 15 minutes, according to a news release.

The new lane reconfiguration will create a median work zone for the project. Crews will also relocate traffic signals, move concrete traffic barrier, test and activate traffic signals, resurface the roadway and apply new pavement markings to correspond with new lane configurations.

Pedestrian traffic will be maintained at all times during the work.

Crews anticipate opening all lanes by 7 p.m., weather and progress permitting.

 

 

Georgia Avenue and Randolph Road Intersection to be Temporarily Closed on Saturday, April 1

Beginning at 6 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) will temporarily close the MD 97 (Georgia Avenue) / Randolph Road intersection to reconfigure traffic lanes. During this time, MD 97 (Georgia Avenue) and Randolph Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction, with no turns permitted through the intersection.

Drivers are urged to plan extra travel time or avoid the area. Weather and progress permitting, crews will open all lanes by 7 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, please see the Maryland State Highway Administration press release.

Beginning at 6 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) will temporarily close the MD 97 (Georgia Avenue)/Randolph Road intersection to reconfigure traffic lanes as part of the interchange construction project in Silver Spring, Montgomery County. Weather and progress permitting, crews will open all lanes by 7 p.m. Saturday. In case of inclement weather, the work will take place on Saturday, April 8.

MD 97 (Georgia Avenue) and Randolph Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction, with no turns permitted through the intersection.

During the traffic reconfiguration:

• Only right-turns will be permitted on both roads prior to the intersection;
• Crews will temporarily stop all traffic lanes for up to 15 minutes on both roads to move and relocate existing traffic signals; and
• Law enforcement will direct traffic around the work zone.

The new lane reconfiguration is to create a median work zone for the project. Crews will also relocate traffic signals, move concrete traffic barrier, test and activate traffic signals, resurface the roadway and apply new pavement markings to correspond with new lane configurations. Click here for information about the project.

Pedestrian traffic will be maintained at all times during the traffic switch. Please log onto www.md511.org for up-to-the-minute traffic information or call 1-855-466-3511 using a hands free device while driving. Customers with questions about the work can call the project field office at 240-669-3473.

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