State Highway Administration to Resurface Portion of Route 5 in Charles

The Charles County Commissioners announce that the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) has begun a $1 million safety and resurfacing project along MD Route 5 (Leonardtown Road) between MD Route 488 (La Plata Road) and Star Gazer Place in central Charles County. Weather permitting, the project should be completed by late summer, according to SHA.

The project will include the resurfacing of approximately one mile of Route 5 in both directions. Improvements will include installation of new curb and gutter, grinding, partial and full depth patching, and resurfacing of the travel lanes, shoulders, and turn lanes.

During the construction period, motorists may encounter daytime single-lane and shoulder closures along northbound and southbound Route 5 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday-Friday. Nighttime single-lane and shoulder closures are also scheduled between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m., Sunday-Thursday. No roadwork is scheduled on Friday nights or Saturdays. Arrow panels, temporary traffic signs, variable message signs, and barrels will guide motorists through the work zone.

SHA reminds motorists to "Think Orange" when driving, slow speeds, and pay attention through the work zones.

For more information on the project, call SHA at 410-841-1000 or 1-800-331-5603.

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