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News Release, MDOT SHA

Existing Intersection at MD 5 and Brandywine Road to be Removed and Placed on New Bridge at Interchange.

(February 1, 2019) – Beginning this Monday, February 4, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will shift MD 381 (Brandywine Road) traffic at MD 5 (Branch Avenue) to the new Spine Bridge at the new interchange. The traffic shift will occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and motorists may encounter temporary single lane closures.

After the traffic shift, motorists traveling on southbound MD 5 will turn left at the new traffic signal on Spine Road, cross over the new bridge, turn right and follow the new traffic pattern. Westbound Brandywine Road traffic will continue through the new signal and follow the existing traffic pattern.

Eastbound Brandywine Road travelers will follow the new pattern approaching the bridge and turn right to the bridge. At the traffic signal, motorists execute right and left turns. After the traffic shift is complete, all southbound MD 5 trying to go east (toward US 301) or west on Brandywine Road must use the new exit ramp up to the new bridge for the project.

MDOT SHA will use arrow boards, variable message signs, cones and law enforcement assistance to guide motorists through the work zone. The project is nearly 80-percent complete. For more information on the $37 million project.

Stay alert and look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and highway workers. Slow down and don’t follow too closely. Work Zone Safety is in Your Hands. For a list of all major MDOT SHA projects, click on Road Ready, MDOT SHA’s electronic construction brochure. For a look at real-time commute conditions, log ontowww.md511.maryland.gov.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...