STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TO MAKE REPAIRS TO THE MD 140 BRIDGE OVER THE MONOCACY RIVER AT THE FREDERICK/CARROLL COUNTY LINE
Traffic to be Alternated on a Single Lane along Westbound MD 140 on Bridge For up to Five Days
(September 6, 2007) – The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) will tomorrow begin repairs to the wall along eastbound MD 140 (Taneytown Pike) Bridge over the Monocacy River at the Frederick/Carroll County Line. Weather permitting, the single lane closure along eastbound MD 140, which is expected to continue 24 hours a day for approximately five days, will begin Friday, September 7 at 9 a.m. The closure is necessary to allow SHA crews to make repairs to the bridge parapet wall (which prevents vehicles from leaving the bridge). The $52,000 project should be completed by Tuesday, September 11, weather permitting.
Approximately 5,300 vehicles per day travel across the MD 140 Bridge over the Monocacy River. Motorists will be guided 24 hours a day for the five day work period using flaggers and variable message signs.
SHA awarded the contract to Concrete General, Inc. of Gaithersburg. SHA thanks motorists for their patience and reminds them to buckle up, obey posted speed limits and use caution while driving through the work zone.
Citizens who have questions about traffic operations on MD 140 or other State numbered routes in Frederick County may call SHA’s District 7 Office at 301-624-8200 or toll free at 1-800-635-5119.
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