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State Highway Administration to improve Belair Road in Overlea, Fullerton this spring & summer

road-constructionThe Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration will be improving safety and ride quality along Belair Road between I-695 and Dunfield Road in Overlea/Fullerton.

The 1.5-mile project will be completed by late-summer.

The $4.5 million project includes patching, paving, and re-striping both directions of Route 1, as well as repairing and upgrading concrete curb, gutter, sidewalk, and driveway aprons to meet ADA standards. MDOT SHA will also add concrete bus pads to preserve the life of the pavement at bus stops.

Other work on the project includes:

• Installing new concrete sidewalk on southbound US 1 between Stillmeadow Road and MD 43 (White Marsh Boulevard) to enhance pedestrian safety;

• Repairing roadside slopes and improving drainage systems on northbound US 1 at the White Marsh Run stream crossing; and

• Upgrading guardrail.

Motorists can expect daily single-lane closures in each direction of US 1 between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Sunday nights through Friday mornings and Mondays through Fridays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

There will also be occasional overnight ramp closures and detours at the Belair Road / I-695 interchange.

On May 9, crews will close the ramp from southbound US 1 to the outer loop of I-695 (westbound) between 9 p.m. Thursday until 5 a.m. Friday. Motorists will be diverted to the inner loop of I-695 (eastbound) and through the “cloverleaf” interchange ramps and back to outer loop I-695.

MDOT SHA’s contractor, Allan Myers – MD Inc., of Fallston, will use barrels, cones, and arrow boards to guide motorists through the work zone. On average, 46,560 vehicles travel along this section of Belair Road each day, so motorists should provide extra travel time.

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