PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (April 7, 2014)—Road construction at the intersection of Armory and Dares Beach roads in Prince Frederick is expected to move into its second phase by the end of April.
The project will change the name of Armory Road between Dares Beach Road and Main Street to Chesapeake Boulevard and will provide a number of improvements, including new sidewalks, wider shoulders, roadway lighting and a traffic circle at the intersection of Chesapeake Boulevard and Dares Beach Road. The project is part of the Prince Frederick loop road. This winters inclement weather has significantly delayed progress.
The first phase is nearly complete and included building the first half of a traffic circle at the intersection. Traffic on Armory Road north of Dares Beach Road has been detoured but will be opened to allow right turns from Dares Beach Road onto Armory Road and right turns from Armory Road onto Dares Beach Road in the second phase.
Construction on the second half of the traffic circle and the new portion of Chesapeake Boulevard and Monnett Court is slated for the second phase. Monnett Court is a portion of existing Armory Road that will intersect with Chesapeake Boulevard and serve the cluster of businesses just to the south of Dares Beach Road. During this phase Fairground Road will become a detour route for traffic between Dares Beach Road and Main Street.
In phase three, Monnett Court, the Fairground Road entrance and the southern portion of Chesapeake Boulevard will be finished. The traffic circle and portions of Chesapeake Boulevard will be open to traffic, except for the portion just north of Fairground Road.
In the final phase, the center of the traffic circle will be finished; splitter islands for the circle will be completed on Dares Beach Road; curbs will be constructed; and final pavement and markings will be completed for the entire project site. Traffic will resume normal patterns for this phase.
Maps plotting the project by phase and additional information are available at http://www.co.cal.md.us/roadproject.
Source: Calvert Co. Government