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Intersection closed Saturday in Silver Spring

WASHINGTON  — The intersection at Georgia Avenue and Randolph Road in Silver Spring, Maryland, will be closed Saturday between 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., to reconfigure traffic lanes.

Both roads will be reduced to one lane in each direction, with no turns permitted through the intersection, Maryland State Highway Administration officials said.

Only right turns will be allowed on both roads before the intersection.

To shift traffic within the work zone, the State Highway Administration will temporarily close:

• Two left turn lanes on northbound Georgia Avenue before Mason Street
• Two left turn lanes on southbound Georgia Avenue before Layhill Road
• One left turn lane on Layhill Road
• Two left lanes on westbound Randolph Road before Glenmont Circle.

Drivers can expect delays, as road crews will temporarily stop all traffic lanes for up to 15 minutes to move and relocate existing traffic signals, officials said.

“All drivers should plan extra travel time or avoid the area and use other routes such as Maryland 185 (Connecticut Avenue) as alternates,” said Brian Young, a State Highway Administration engineer.

As part of the interchange construction project, crews will relocate traffic signals, move a concrete traffic barrier, test traffic signals, resurface the roadway and apply new pavement markings.

Read more on the project on the Maryland Department of Transportation website.


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