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State Highway Administration Projects

This spring, the Maryland Department of Transportation State
Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) continues work on projects with potential traffic impacts for motorists in Silver Spring and Takoma Park in Montgomery County. All project estimated completion dates are weather and progress permitting. The projects include:

MD 320 (Piney Branch Road) pedestrian bridge replacement at Sligo Creek Parkway. Estimated completion date late fall 2017). Contact: Mr. Gary Stahl, MDOT SHA Project Engineer, at or Mr. Vince
Rethemeyer, MDOT SHA District 3 Area Engineer, at

MD 320 (Piney Branch Road) safety and resurfacing  project from MD 193 (University Boulevard) to MD 650 (New Hampshire Avenue). Estimated completion date fall 2017. Contact: Kingsley Otti, MDOT SHA Project Engineer, at or Mr. Michael Brown, MDOT SHA District 3 Area Engineer at

Through the completion of each project, crews are generally permitted to temporarily close one lane of traffic, weekdays, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and one or two lanes, overnight, Sunday through Thursday, 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Additional lane closures and work times may be necessary to complete all phases of work. Equipment used for construction can be disruptive. Drivers should slow down, be prepared to stop and be aware of changing traffic patterns inside each work zone.

To reach the MDOT SHA District 3 Construction Office during normal business hours, please call 301-513-7339. Know before you go! For real-time traffic information, please visit or call 1-855-466-3511 using a hands-free device while driving. It’s the law! Information about major MDOT SHA projects in Montgomery County can be found here:

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