Motorists Urged to be Prepared for Traffic Pattern Change

News Release, Maryland Department of Transportation-State Highway Administration

(January 27, 2019) – On Wednesday, January 29, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will activate a new traffic signal on eastbound Brandywine Road at MD 5 (Branch Avenue). This signal will guide traffic from northbound MD 5 (Branch Avenue) to Brandywine Road, as well as from eastbound and westbound Brandywine Road to MD 5. The new traffic signal is currently set on a mandatory three-day flash period.

The new traffic signal is part of the $37 million reconstructions of the MD 5/Brandywine Road/MD 373 (Accokeek Road) interchange. The entire project will be completed in late spring.  For additional project information, click here.

MDOT SHA works hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones for motorists, as well as our crews. Drivers need to stay alert, focus on driving and look for reduced speed limits, as well as other driving pattern changes. Drive like you work here and a slowdown in construction zones.

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, please visit

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