SHA TO CLOSE RT. 304/301 CROSSOVER FOR 1 YEAR
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The MD 304 interchange project is proceeding on schedule and the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is set to begin the next major construction phase, shifting from US 301 stream relocation work to construction of the first MD 304 roundabout at Tidewater Drive. To accomplish this work several temporary, long-term closures will be necessary. Beginning Tuesday, March 1 (weather permitting), SHA will implement the following closures:
• MD 304 just west of US 301 will be closed to all traffic. There will be no direct access from eastbound MD 304 to US 301 or from US 301 to westbound MD 304.
• The MD 304 Park & Ride lot at Tidewater Drive will be closed to all traffic.
• Tidewater Drive will be closed to all traffic at MD 304.
These closures will remain in place throughout this construction phase which will extend into early 2017. SHA will provide temporary access (local traffic only) to Tidewater Drive from southbound US 301. Detour signs for the MD 304 closure will be posted - the detour to northbound US 301 and eastbound MD 304 will use MD 213 and MD 305, while motorists headed south on US 301 can use Rolling Bridge Road. SHA recognizes the impacts these closures may have on local travel, particularly to and from Queen Anne’s County schools. We’ve communicated these changes to Queen Anne’s County Public Schools transportation and operations officials, local bus company representatives and the principal at Queen Anne’s County High School.
Additionally, Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) is just underway in the MD 304 work zone and citations may be issued for excessive speed in the work zone beginning March 7.