Published on: Thursday, October 18, 2018 News Alert

MDOT SHA EMERGENCY WORK ON MD 410/PHILADELPHIA AVENUE

October 22, 2018: From MDOT SHA: MD 410 (Philadelphia Avenue) at Chicago Street. Emergency roadwork. Full intersection work zone closure and detour, overnight, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., Mon. 10/22 through Thurs. 10/25 (weather and progress permitting). Please visit www.md511.org or 1-855-466-3511 for real-time traffic information. Drivers should add extra commute time and expect delays. Equipment used for construction may be disruptive.

October 18, 2018: Beginning today, Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) maintenance crews will begin emergency repair work on a storm drain pipe on eastbound MD 410 (Philadelphia Avenue) at Chicago Avenue in Takoma Park/Silver Spring between Fenton Street and Takoma Avenue. Currently, the estimated time of completion for the repair is unknown.

The storm drain pipe on MD 410 at Chicago Avenue has separated and it is unsafe for vehicular and pedestrian traffic on the roadway. Beginning today, crews will assess the damaged storm drain pipe area. Initial work may include placement of a steel plate over the pipe area or drainage inlet and roadway patching as an interim repair. Once the work zone is stabilized, crews will need to determine permanent repairs which could include excavation, removal and replacement of the damaged pipe and roadway remediation once all permanent repairs are complete.

For the safety of work crews and the traveling public, MDOT SHA is permitted to intermittently close one lane of eastbound and westbound MD 410 up to 24 hours daily until all work is complete. Drivers should be aware of changing traffic patterns inside the work zone and are strongly encouraged to use MD 97 (Georgia Avenue), MD 195 (Carroll Avenue), and MD 320 (Piney Branch Road) as alternate routes until all work is complete. Drivers should add extra commute time and expect delays. Pedestrian maintenance of traffic will be provided in the work zone at all times, however; sidewalk users may be directed to the safest crossings on the opposite side of the road inside the work zone. Equipment used for construction may be disruptive.

For the latest real-time traffic information updated 24 hours a day, drivers should visit www.md511.org or call 1-855-466-3511 using a hands-free device while driving. Breaking news and information is also available on MDOT SHA’s Facebook page (Maryland State Highway Administration) or “following: us on Twitter (@MDSHA).