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Street Beat: SHA Resurfaces East West Highway

Beginning today (March 20), the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will begin a project to resurface MD 410 (East West Highway) from Park Avenue to MD 650 (New Hampshire Avenue) in Takoma Park. Weather permitting, the project should be complete by late summer.

In addition to improving the ride quality of MD 410, SHA will upgrade curb ramps, driveways and sidewalks for Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance, replace curb and gutter and apply new pavement markings along the one-mile project route. SHA’s contractor for the $550,000 project is C.J. Miller, LLC of Hampstead.

With the start of curb and gutter and sidewalk work this week that will transition to road resurfacing work later this spring, SHA may temporarily close lanes on MD 410 to complete the project. Lane closures are possible weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and overnight, Sunday through Thursday, between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

More than 35,000 vehicles travel along the MD 410 in Montgomery County daily. SHA will use electronic message boards, construction cones, barrels, arrow boards and flaggers to direct motorists through the work zone.

As crews work to keep work zones safe, each driver needs to actively modify his or her driving style to help prevent crashes. Stay alert – look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and highway workers.

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