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(February 22, 2017) – Beginning Monday, February 27, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) will set steel beams across US 301 (Blue Star Memorial Highway) at MD 304 (Ruthsburg Road) near Centreville in Queen Anne’s County.  This work will take up to two weeks and is part of SHA’s $50 million project to convert the at-grade intersection to a full interchange.

Crews will close one lane on US 301 and occasionally need to completely close the highway during evening/overnight hours, Monday-Friday, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.  These full closures are necessary for motorist safety and will last approximately 15 minutes each as crews set and secure the beams.  SHA encourages drivers to plan ahead and allow extra time for travel through this area during late night and early morning hours. The contractor may adjust work hours as necessary depending on weather and field conditions.  SHA will use digital message signs to keep motorists informed of work dates and times.

SHA awarded the MD 304 interchan​ge project to David A. Bramble of Chestertown.  The project includes a new overpass, two roundabouts, overhead lighting/signage, bicycle-compatible shoulders on the MD 304 bridge and a new 25-space park and ride lot in the northwest corner of the interchange.  Nearly 22,000 vehicles travel this part of US 301 and more than 5,200 travel MD 304 travel through this intersection each day, with traffic projected to increase to 32,400 (US 301) and 7,350 (MD 304) vehicles per day by 2030.  Nearly one-quarter of all vehicles along US 301 in this area are trucks.

Stay alert and look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and highway workers.  Slow down and don’t follow too closely. Work Zone Safety is in Your Hands.  Maryland drivers can also know before they go by calling 511 or visiting for live traffic updates, including construction delays and lane closures.