(June2,2021) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) andCSXTransportationwill begin making railway repairs to MD 5 Business (Leonardtown Road)in the Waldorf area of Charles County on Thursday, June 3.

Starting at5 a.m.,crewswillimplement the detour toreplace a deteriorated pipe, rail panels and asphalt between Pika Drive andMD 925 (Old WashingtonRoad).Currently, the deteriorated pipe area is covered with a steel plate in the right lane of southbound MD 5 Business, just north of Pika Drive.Motorists will bedetouredtemporarilywhile the work is taking place. Itis expected to be completeno later thanMonday, June7.

Motorists will be redirectedtoasigneddetourthat includes MD 5 Business, Saint Charles Parkway, Smallwood Drive and US 301 (Crain Highway)between MD 228 and Smallwood Drive.Portable variable message signs and detour signs will direct drivers to use other State and county-maintained routes as repairs are underway. The traffic detour extends approximately four miles along areaStateand county routes.

Customers who have questions about the CSX railway repair and other state-maintainedroutes in Charles County may contact the MDOT SHA District 5 Office at 410-841-1000 or toll-free at 1-800-331-5603.

MDOT SHA works hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones for our crews as well as our customers.? 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 slow down in construction zones.?

For a list of all major MDOT SHA projects, go toProject Portal. Visit our homepage atroads.maryland.gov. For a look at real-time traffic conditions, go tomd511.maryland.gov.

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