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Roadwork to Begin in Howard County

An $800,000 project to add new left-turn lanes at three intersections on MD 32 (Sykesville Road) between MD 99 (Old Frederick Road) and the Carroll County line in Howard County will begin on Sunday. The Maryland State Highway Administration is adding new left-turn lanes on MD 32 where it intersects with Day Road, River Road and Amberwoods Way north of I-70.

Additionally, SHA is adding a new continuous center left-turn lane on MD 32 between Emory Farm Lane and just south of the River Road intersection. The new continuous center left-turn lane will extend approximately six-tenths of a mile and enhance safety and operations where MD 32 intersects with Emory Farm Lane, Coventry Meadows Drive, Indian Hill Drive and Heritage Farms Court.

During the work, crews will close a single lane of MD 32 between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday. SHA will guide motorists through the work with variable message signs, barrels, flagpersons, and arrow boards. Additionally, flaggers will direct traffic between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The improvements will address recent safety and operational concerns by providing an exclusive left turn lane at the three intersections. The center left-turn lane will also enhance safety as motorists access residences and a nearby church along this section of MD 32. SHA will complete the project by early December, weather permitting.

By Ashley Halsey  |  October 9, 2009; 4:17 PM ET
Categories:  Commuting , Congestion , Construction , Driving , highways  
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