301 overpass bridge deck completed
work zone safety seriously — every one of us at SHA, the contractors and subcontractors and yes, all motorists.”
It is a partnership and we cannot do this work quickly and safely without motorist cooperation, says Rager. There is a lot of activity out here [on 404] during the week, on the road and along both sides of the road, including multiple flagging operations and equipment entering and exiting the highway.
Additionally, during the spring and throughout the summer, farm equipment continues to need access to 404, which might need a lane and shoulder.
“When you add all these factors together it’s easy to see why we want drivers to be patient, very patient,” said Rager. “You’ll have room to pass at MD 309 and MD 480 if necessary, but even then don’t be in a great hurry — there’s a work zone waiting beyond this area no matter which direction you’re headed.”
SHA advises motorists to allow extra time when traveling 404 this summer and become familiar with alternate routes.
Atop the bridge deck on what will be the new MD 304 overpass over US 301.
Hand finishing along the edges of the concrete surface of the bridge deck.