The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will switch traffic on eastbound Md. 26, Liberty Road, between Emerald Lane and Calvert Way in Eldersburg on Sunday night, Nov. 11.
The $5.7 million project, which was announced in May, will widen the road to add bicycle and acceleration lanes, as well as a left-turn lane at the Md. 26 and Emerald Lane intersection.
“By 5 a.m. Nov. 12 drivers will still have the same number of lanes, but traffic will be shifted between 30 and 40 feet onto the new pavement, so crews can begin reconstructing the right side of eastbound Md. 26,” states an SHA release.
“Motorists can expect single lane closures to relocate concrete barrier from westbound Md. 26 to eastbound Md 26,” stated SHA spokesperson Shanteé Felix Monday. “[The] contractor, C.J. Miller, LLC. of Hampstead, will use cones and barrels to guide nighttime travelers through the work zone.“
The work will be complete by Memorial Day, Felix said.
“Upon project completion, motorists will have two 12-foot lanes in each direction on Liberty Road between the two points,” she wrote, “as well as 10-foot bicycle-compatible shoulders. There will also be acceleration and deceleration lanes.”
SHA expects the wider road to ease traffic congestion on a state highway that sees 25,000 drivers each day.