Friday, September 25, 2009

Route 29 Repaving Plans

We received this from the folks in Town Center. Your stimulus dollars at work:

Highway Administration (SHA) has begun a $3.9 million project to resurface a section of southbound US 29 (Columbia Pike) between Broken Land Parkway and the bridge over Middle Patuxent River in Columbia. SHA expects to complete the project early this winter, weather permitting.

During resurfacing single-lane closures should be expected Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., nightly 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and Friday 8 p.m. to midnight. Additionally, overnight double lane closures are possible weeknights between 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday. SHA will place barrels, cones, variable message signs, arrow boards, and temporary signs to guide motorists.

This section of US 29 has outlived its usable life carrying approximately 74,000 vehicles each day and was last resurfaced in 1996; motorists should plan for extra travel time during construction.

This project is made possible through Governor Martin O’Malley’s aggressive management of the requirements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, bringing critically needed transportation investments to Maryland. Projects such as these are stimulating Maryland’s economy by supporting hundreds of jobs. Follow the delivery of these projects at, which tracks every category of ARRA spending and provides contract-level details to the public in an effort to achieve new levels of government transparency and efficiency.

Citizens who have questions about traffic operations along US 29, or other State numbered routes in Howard County, may call SHA’s District 7 Office at 301-624-8100 or toll free at 1-800-635-5119.

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