Concrete and Asphalt Work Begins at Olney Shopping Center This Week

by MCS Staff

Beginning November 3, 2022 (weather permitting), concrete and asphalt work for the MDOT SHA MD 108 safety and resurfacing project will begin at the Olney Shopping Center (3414-3484 Olney Laytonsville Road) on weekdays, sunrise to sunset through mid-November 2022.

Store owners and employees should add extra commute time for intermittent parking lot impacts. Work may also impact store deliveries. Customers may be directed to alternate plaza entrances and exits during this work.

Original press release: The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is beginning a $3.7 million safety and resurfacing project on MD 108 next week from Olney Mill Road to Brooke Road in Olney. Weather permitting, the 3.7-mile project is expected to be complete by late summer 2023. In addition to pavement milling and resurfacing, the project will:

  • patch the road surface;
  • repair, replace or clean inlets;
  • clean storm drain pipes;
  • repair concrete curb and gutter and medians;
  • reconstruct driveways to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards;
  • upgrade pedestrian ramps and bus stops;
  • upgrade traffic barriers; and
  • install new pavement markings.

Through the end of this year, crews will complete the ADA concrete and guardrail work along MD 108. Once warmer weather returns next spring, crews will complete all remaining work, including resurfacing and pavement markings.

During work periods, crews will close a single lane of MD 108, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and also overnight, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday nights through Friday mornings. Additional workdays and times may be needed to expedite the work and keep the project on schedule. MDOT SHA contractor Allan Myers, of Fallston, will perform the work. More information on this project can be found here​.

The Move Over Law in Maryland requires motorists to make a lane change or slow down when approaching any stopped, standing or parked vehicle displaying hazard warning lights, road flares or other caution signals. The expanded law is in place to protect emergency responders and motorists who encounter a roadside emergency.

Featured photo courtesy of Google Maps 



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