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County:Charles Project Number:CH226_21
MD 0254 COBB ISLAND ROAD BRIDGE 0803800 OVER NEALE SOUND
MD 0254  COBB ISLAND ROAD BRIDGE 0803800 OVER NEALE SOUND Picture
Project Name:
MD 254, Cobb Island Road

Location of Project:
BRIDGE 0803800 OVER NEALE SOUND

Description:
Replace Bridge 08038 over Neale Sound.
 
Scope:
The bridge on MD 254 over Neale Sound leading to Cobb Island in Charles County is scheduled for replacement. Originally constructed in 1963, the bridge is safe for the traveling public, but is nearing the end of its useful service life. Should the deterioration continue, weight restrictions (reduced loads for trucks, school buses, and emergency vehicles) would need to be posted to ensure safety. This would have a significant impact on the area since it serves as the only route to the island. Replacing the bridge will save money on future maintenance spending, and support safety and mobility as a part of SHA’s bridge preservation program.

Several alternatives for maintaining traffic along MD 254 during construction were considered including maintaining a single lane of traffic controlled by a system of temporary signals to alternate traffic through the work zone and construction of the new bridge on a new alignment while maintaining traffic on the existing bridge and roadway. At this time SHA is evaluating a new alignment as the preferred alternative.

SHA will make every effort to complete the project as quickly as possible while minimizing impacts to local residents and motorists. Construction is expected to begin Spring of 2017 and be completed Fall of 2018 weather permitting.

This project is funded for construction under Governor Larry Hogan’s Investment in Highways and Bridges program aimed at addressing Maryland’s structurally deficient bridges.

Project Type:
BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Current Phase:Design
Funded Year :2012 How much will this project cost?
Funding Source(s):State
Last Updated On : 5/11/2016
 
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