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Traffic Delays at Maryland Route 234 (Budds Creek Road) Bridge on Oct. 12 and 13

For Immediate Release
2017-286
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 1:25pm

Traffic Delays at Maryland Route 234 (Budds Creek Road) Bridge on Oct. 12 and 13

*This release is provided in partnership with the Maryland State Highway Administration. 

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (SHA) is planning to set structural steel for the new Maryland Route 234 (Budds Creek Road) Bridge over Gilbert Run Swamp in Allens Fresh. On Thursday, Oct. 12 and Friday, Oct. 13, SHA will hold traffic for 15-minute increments between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Maryland Route 234 at the bridge, which is currently being alternated by a temporary traffic signal to guide traffic across during construction.

The brief stoppages are necessary to ensure safety of motorists during cranes operations to set the structural steel onto the new bridge. Visit http://bit.ly/2wLVH0y for more information about the project. The $4.7 million project will be built by Rustler Construction, Inc. of Upper Marlboro.    

To obtain real-time, interactive information on all major SHA projects, click e-Road Ready 2017 and log onto www.md511.org for live traffic conditions. While SHA and its transportation partners work hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones, each driver needs to actively modify his or her driving style to help prevent crashes. Stay alert and look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes, and highway workers.  Slow down and avoid following too closely. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and use alternative routes, if possible. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

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