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County:Allegany Project Number:AL263_21
MD 0051 INDUSTRIAL BOULEVARD BRIDGE 0104800 OVER C & O CANAL
MD 0051  INDUSTRIAL BOULEVARD BRIDGE 0104800 OVER C & O CANAL Picture
Project Name:
MD 51, Industrial Boulevard

Location of Project:
BRIDGE 0104800 OVER C & O CANAL

Description:
Study to Rehabilitate Bridge 0104800 over C & O Canal.
 
Scope:
The bridge on MD 51 (Oldtown Road) crossing the C&O Canal is scheduled for rehabilitation. Originally constructed in 1932, the bridge is safe for the traveling public, but the bridge deck surface is nearing the end of its useful service life. Should the deterioration continue, weight restrictions (reduced loads for trucks) would need to be posted to ensure safety. This would have a significant impact on the local economy since MD 51functions as a primary travel route for traffic traveling between West Virginia and Maryland. Rehabilitating the bridge at this time will save money on future maintenance spending and support safety and mobility as part of SHA’s bridge system preservation program.

The preferred method for maintaining traffic during construction will be to maintain two-way traffic in a single travel lane with a system of temporary traffic signals located at each end of the project. Work will be completed in two stages. A complete detour of MD 51 traffic was also considered. Closing the bridge and detouring all traffic would reduce the construction time, but the increased travel time for the detour made this alternative unacceptable.

At this time no definitive construction schedule has been set, but we anticipate the project duration will last one construction season (spring-fall). SHA will make every effort to complete this project as quickly as possible while minimizing impacts to local residents and motorists.

Project Type:
BRIDGE REHABILITATION

Current Phase:Design
Funded Year :2015 How much will this project cost?
Funding Source(s):State
Last Updated On : 11/28/2017
 
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