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Street Beat: Road Resurfacing on 355

Road construction is slated to begin Wednesday morning, Aug. 12, on MD 355 near Cedar Lane and West Cedar Lane, state officials said.

picture of road construction conesMaryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is scheduled to begin a repaving project to be complete by Aug. 21.

Traffic will be shifted from the left side of northbound MD 355 to the right side of the road while maintaining three through lanes. Traffic lanes will reopen no later than 3 p.m. each day, officials said.

According to a news release, the resurfacing work is needed prior to a traffic shift along MD 355 that is expected take place next week for ongoing underground culvert work and road widening work.

Additionally beginning on Aug. 25 at 9 p.m. crews will be:

  • Extending the southbound MD 355 left turn lane to Cedar Lane;
  • Adding a dedicated right turn lane from southbound MD 355 to West Cedar Lane;
  • Shifting traffic on Cedar Lane from the right to the left starting at Parkhill Drive to create a pattern of a shared right/through lane and two dedicated left turn lanes and;
  • Shifting traffic to the right on West Cedar Lane to create a pattern of 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 remains in effect through the end of the project next year.

Click here for more information about SHA’s $13.8 million project part of the Bethesda Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) reconstruction program

Officials said drivers are advised to allow extra commute time though construction areas.

Aline Barros

About Aline Barros

Aline Barros is a multimedia reporter and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at Abarros@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter at @AlineBarros2.

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