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Maryland to Rebuild Route 301/214 Interchange

In a few weeks, the Maryland State Highway Administration will begin a bridge rehabilitation along southbound Route 301 over Route 214 (Central Avenue) in Bowie. The project is scheduled to be done next summer.

This week, SHA says, crews are placing barriers along sections of Central Avenue. Changes in traffic patterns, including lane shifts and ramp closings, are coming up. During the work, there will be two through lanes southbound on Route 301, but that will be maintained by using one existing through lane and one shoulder.

Ramps Closings
In a few weeks, the ramps from westbound Central Avenue to southbound Route 301 and from southbound Route 301 to eastbound Central Avenue will be detoured. The detours will remain in place for the next year.

If you're driving south on Route 301 to reach eastbound Central Avenue, you will continue across the interchange bridge, turn right onto Old Central Avenue, then turn right onto eastbound Central Avenue.

If you're driving west on Central Avenue to southbound Route 301, you will be detoured to westbound Central Avenue, then to northbound Route 301 to make a left turn at Pointer Ridge Drive. That intersection has a traffic signal, and you'll be able to make a left turn there onto southbound Route 301.

Lane Closings
Once the project gets going, there will be single lane closings on southbound Route 301 and in both directions of Route 214 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and overnight closings Sunday through Thursday between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Here's a map of the area.


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By Robert Thomson  |  July 17, 2009; 9:56 AM ET
Categories:  Construction , Driving  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, Maryland State Highway Administration  
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