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SHA begins widening, resurfacing of Md. 140

Motorists can expect daily single lane closures and occasional lane shifts from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, as the State Highway Administration begins a $2.9 million project to widen and resurface each direction of Md. 140 between WMC Drive and Royer Road in Westminster.

Crews will widen Md. 140 to create a second eastbound through lane, a distance of more than one-half mile, according to an SHA news release.

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Other work on the project includes installing a bicycle lane on Md. 140; milling (removing the top layer of asphalt), resurfacing and restriping Md. 140; and constructing 750 feet of concrete barrier on westbound Md. 140 near Meadow Branch Road.

SHA's contractor, L.W. Wolfe Enterprises Inc. of Myersville, will use cones, barrels and message boards to guide the nearly 24,275 vehicles per day safely through the work zone, according to the release.

Bicycles are prohibited on this area of Md. 140 during construction. A signed bicycle detour will be posted. Weather permitting, the project will be complete spring 2017.

Fore more information, contact SHA District 7 Office at 301-624-8100, toll-free at 1-800-635-5119 or send email to shadistrict7@sha.state.md.us.

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