Street Beat: Silver Spring Road Closures
On Saturday, May 10, real estate management company Forest City Enterprises and its contractor, Rent-A-Crane, Inc., will hoist roofing materials at the Lenox Park Apartments necessitating lane closures and lane shifts along MD 410 (East West Highway) in downtown Silver Spring between MD 390 (16th Street) and US 29 (Colesville Road). The company coordinated with the State Highway Administration to perform the work, maintain traffic and ensure the safety or drivers, pedestrians and workers.
Beginning at 5 a.m., a large crane will be placed in front of the Lenox Park apartment building, located at 1400 East West Highway. Weather permitting, all traffic lanes should be open no later than 7 p.m. Saturday night.
To perform the work, the company’s contractor is permitted to close up to three eastbound lanes on MD 410 and one lane on westbound MD 410. Through lanes of traffic will be maintained in both directions of MD 410 at all times. Access to all parking lots, parking garages and businesses will also be maintained. The company’s contractor will use arrow panels, construction barrels, cones and a flagging operation to direct motorists through the work zone. Drivers should plan ahead and add extra travel time.
Residents and travelers are advised that construction equipment can be loud and disruptive. The residential management company and the contractor performing the work ask for your patience as crews work to complete the project. In case of inclement weather, the lane closures and work will take place beginning 5 a.m. on Saturday, May 17.
Sidewalks within the work zone may be closed during the crane operation. Pedestrians will be directed to safe crossings along East-West Highway via construction cones, barrels and fencing. The sidewalks will reopen once the work is complete and it is safe for pedestrian traffic. Pedestrians are strongly urged to avoid walking within the work zone along eastbound East-West Highway.