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Traffic Alert: Work to Resurface Greenbelt Road Under Way

Work to resurface MD 193 in Greenbelt is under way and should wrap up by late summer.

Work to resurface MD 193 in Greenbelt is under way and should wrap up by late summer. File|Patch
Work to resurface MD 193 in Greenbelt is under way and should wrap up by late summer. File|Patch

The Maryland State Highway Administration has begun resurfacing MD 193 (Greenbelt Road) from Rhode Island Avenue to Southway in Greenbelt, Prince George’s County, according to a release.

The work is part of a $4.5 million safety and resurfacing project, which began last spring and should be complete by late summer, weather permitting.

Work this spring involves removal and replacement of the top layer of asphalt, adding new asphalt and placing final pavement markings. Crews will mill and resurface westbound MD 193 first, then proceed to the eastbound side of the road. The resurfacing work will improve the road quality on MD 193.

Through April 1, crews have completed portions of guardrail installation, driveway construction and sidewalk and ramp work for Americans With Disability Act compliance. This spring and summer, crews will finish work on these items and will also complete traffic signal enhancement and inlet and pipe cleaning activities.

Last fall, crews completed construction of pedestrian bus pads at bus stops and construction of concrete bus pads—the road surface located directly in front of a bus stop which is strong enough to support heavier vehicles without damaging the roadway.

SHA’s contractor may temporarily close one lane within the project limits weekdays, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and up to two lanes, overnight, Sunday through Thursday, between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. All work is weather permitting.

Construction equipment can be loud and disruptive. SHA asks for the patience of the public as crews work to make improvements along MD 193. Nearly 47,000 motorists use this section of MD 193 daily.

As crews work to keep work zones safe, each driver needs to actively modify his or her driving style to help prevent crashes. Stay alert – look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and highway workers. Slow down and don’t follow too closely. Safer Driving. Safer Work Zones. For Everyone!

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