Lanes to close overnight on Benedict bridge Jan. 30-31
The Maryland State Highway Administration on Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 30 and 31, will be working on the new fender system on Route 231 (Prince Frederick Road/Hallowing Point Road) bridge, known as the Benedict bridge, over the Patuxent River.
Due to the nature of the work, the bridge will have a one-way flagging operation from 9 p.m. to midnight, according to a release from the State Highway Administration and Charles County government. Also, the bridge will be completely closed to traffic for up to 30-minute intervals during the overnight hours of midnight to 5 a.m.
Traffic will be held on both the Calvert County and Charles County sides of the bridge while the work is performed. All work is weather permitting.
The onsite contact person, Rick Buckmaster, may be reached any time during the closing at 410982-3623.
As crews strive to keep work zones safe, each driver needs to actively modify his or her driving behavior to help prevent crashes, according to the release. Stay alert — look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and highway workers. Slow down and don’t follow too closely.