xml:space="preserve">
xml:space="preserve">
Advertisement

State suspends lane closures for holiday weekend

Planned lane closures will be suspended on state roads this weekend to avoid delaying travelers heading to holiday destinations.

Though there are no scheduled lane closures for Friday, Saturday or Sunday, according to State Highway Administration spokesman Charlie Gischlar, workers will respond to urgent situations.

Advertisement

"If there's an emergency, that's a different story," Gischlar said.

The Md. 140 bridge project near the Baltimore County line has used a zipper machine to shift concrete lane dividers during rush hour since April and will continue to shift lanes to accommodate traffic, Gischlar said.

"It's going to be like a normal Monday-to-Friday operation," he said.

For the morning rush hour, two lanes for eastbound traffic will be available between 5 and 9 a.m., according to an SHA news release. In the evening, two lanes for westbound traffic will be available from 3 to 7 p.m.

Along with suspending lane closures, SHA will have patrols out on major roads to assist with disabled vehicles and crashes, according to Gischlar.

Drivers can also visit md511.org to see real-time traffic updates, and dial 511 hands-free and say "reach the beach" to get information about roads to Ocean City, Gischlar said.

Before leaving for a trip, Gischlar also recommended taking a moment to walk around the car to check that headlights and brake lights are working and that no fluids are leaking.

"There's a lot of little things that people need to be wary of," he said.

Advertisement

410-857-7898

twitter.com/cctcrime

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement