Md 6 Bridge Over Nanjemoy Creek Rehabilitation Begins June 21

Bridge Reduced to Single Alternating Lane for up to Two Months

(June 15, 2010) – Beginning Monday, June 21, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is rehabilitating the MD 6 (Port Tobacco Road) Bridge over Nanjemoy Creek in Charles County. The $250,000 bridge repair should be completed by mid-August, weather permitting.

During construction, SHA will temporarily close one lane and alternate traffic using temporary traffic signals at each end of the one-lane bridge.

The bridge, which was constructed in 1922, is structurally sound, but is in need of concrete repairs. In addition to the temporary traffic signals, SHA will use barrels and advance warning signs to guide motorists through the work zone. The average daily traffic for the MD 6 Bridge over Nanjemoy Creek is approximately 2,000 vehicles per day. Motorists should anticipate slight delays associated with the temporary traffic pattern. MD 224 (Riverside Road) is a possible alternate route for traffic, especially large trucks.

The MD 6 Bridge over Nanjemoy Creek is posted with weight limitations for trucks. Single unit trucks are not to exceed 62,000 pounds and combination vehicles, such as tractor trailers, cannot exceed 80,000 pounds. Following repairs, SHA engineers will evaluate the bridge to determine if the current postings need to be revised.

SHA awarded the contract to A&M Concrete Corporation of Silver Spring.

Citizens who have questions about traffic operations along MD 6, or other State numbered routes in Charles County may call SHA’s District 5 Office at 410-841-1000 or toll free at 1-800-331-5603.

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