Pair of Prince George’s Co. paving projects to begin soon

WASHINGTON — Prince George’s County commuters can soon expect delays due to a pair of paving and resurfacing projects that will cause lane closures on U.S. Route 301 in Upper Marlboro and U.S. Route 1 in Laurel.

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration announced work will begin later this week on a 1.5-mile stretch of U.S. 301 between Beech Tree Parkway and Marlboro Pike (Md. Route 725). The $2.9 million project involves milling, paving, re-striping and making draining improvements from the truck scales south of Beech Tree Parkway to Peerless Avenue.

Crews will also upgrade the traffic signal at U.S. 301 and Village Drive West to include pedestrian crossing signals and improve the sidewalks near the intersection.

The 1.4-mile stretch of U.S. 1 from the Howard County line to Oak Street (south of Cherry Lane) is scheduled to undergo milling, paving and re-striping in mid-July. The $3.2 million effort also includes constructing bus pads, upgrading sidewalk ramps and driveway entrances to Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, and repairing or replacing storm drain inlets.

Drivers can expect single-lane closures on U.S. 301 Mondays through Fridays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., and on U.S. 1 between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Sunday nights through Friday mornings. Barrels, cones and arrow boards will direct traffic through both work zones.

Nearly 46,000 vehicles per day use the section of U.S. 301 under construction, and approximately 38,700 vehicles use the affected section of U.S. 1 daily.

Both projects are expected to be completed in the summer of 2019.

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