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County:Frederick Project Number:FR418_51
US 0015 FREDERICK FREEWAY TC11 - BRIDGE 10098 ON MOTTER AVENUE

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Deck Pans

Crews weld deck pans for the final stage of construction on the Motter Avenue Bridge over US 15 (July 16, 2014).

 
Roadway widening

Crews place stone for road widening on northbound US 15 (July 16, 2014).

 
Preparing for median

Crews are preparing to begin construction of the median on Opossumtown Pike (July 16, 2014). A concrete median existed before the project but had been removed during construction, though the median has been closed with construction drums.

 
Placing girders

Crews use a crane to place bridge girders for the new Motter Avenue bridge over US 15. (June 18, 2014)

 
Placing girders

New girders in place for the bridge. (June 18, 2014)

 
F-Wall

A retaining wall is formed along the shoulder of US 15 under the new Motter Avenue Bridge. (May 14, 2014)

 
Pier progress

One of the new concrete piers (central supports) is complete while the other two cure inside their forms. (May 14, 2014)

 
Forms for abutment

Wooden forms are in place in preparation to pour concrete for the west abutment (end support). (April 8, 2014)

 
Concrete for pier

Crews pour concrete for one of the bridge piers (central supports). (April 8, 2014)

 
East abutment widening

Crews work on stage III construction for the east abutment (end support) for the widened Motter Avenue bridge over US 15. (March 11, 2014)

 
Pouring concrete for pier footer

Crews pour concrete for the footer (base) for the center pier (bridge support) in the median of US 15.
(March 11, 2014)

 
Working on pier footer

Crews work on the footer (base) for the center pier (bridge support) in the median of US 15. (February 18, 2014)

 
Working on east abutment footer

Crews work on the footer for the east abutment (end support) for the new Motter Avenue bridge.
(January 23, 2014)

 
Forms for retaining wall

Crews work on forms for the new retaining wall along Opossumtown Pike. (January 13, 2014)

 
Demolition continues

The structural steel has been removed from the old Motter Avenue bridge as demolition continues. (January 13, 2014)

 
Traffic on new bridge

Vehicles travel on the newly constructed portion of the Motter Avenue bridge following the traffic shift. (December 16, 2013)

 
Removing bridge deck

Crews work on removing the bridge deck (driving surface) and girders from the old Motter Avenue bridge over US 15. (December 16, 2013)

 
Preparing for traffic shift

Crews install barrier wall on the Motter Avenue bridge to prepare for the traffic shift coming in December. (November 20, 2013)

 
Grading

Crews grade and place stone for the roadway leading up to the new portion of the Motter Avenue bridge over US 15. (November 20, 2013)

 
Bridge deck

Crews pour the concrete bridge deck (driving surface) for the new Motter Avenue bridge over US 15. (October 9, 2013)

 
Loading pump truck

Crews load concrete into a pump truck in preparation to pour the concrete bridge deck (driving surface) for the new Motter Avenue bridge over US 15. (October 9, 2013)

 
Installing rebar

Crews install rebar on the new Motter Avenue bridge over US 15. The rebar will reinforce the concrete bridge deck (driving surface). (Sept. 13, 2013)

 
Retaining wall

Construction is underway on a retaining wall along the north side of Opossumtown Pike. (August 14, 2013.)

 
Water main

Crews have installed a relocated water main between the steel girders of the new bridge. (August 14, 2013).

 
New steel beams

Crews have installed steel beams across US 15 for the new Motter Avenue bridge (July 25, 2013).

 
New steel beams

Another view of crews installing steel beams across US 15 for the new Motter Avenue bridge (July 25, 2013).

 
Completed piers

Three completed piers (central support columns) for the new Motter Avenue bridge over US 15. (July 18, 2013.)

 
East abutment

Crews have completed concrete for the east abutment (end support) for the new bridge. (July 18, 2013.)

 
Forming Abutment B

Crews have completed the concrete footer and have begun placing forms for the west abutment (end support) for the new bridge. (June 19, 2013.)

 
Forming pier

The contractor is working on placing forms and rebar for pier (central support) "E" for the new bridge. (June 19, 2013.)

 
Relocated ramp section

On May 30, SHA opened the relocated section at the end of the ramp from northbound US 15 to Motter Avenue, shown at right in this photo. The old section is now closed.

Please note that for now, traffic on the ramp will still need to yield to traffic on Motter Avenue at the end of the ramp.

Pedestrians who cross this ramp should be aware that traffic will be using the new ramp section.

 
Forming footer for west abutment

The contractor is working on forming the footer for the west side of the bridge. (May 8, 2013.)

 
Drainage work

The contractor is working on pouring concrete for curb and gutter. Also, the contractor has installed a storm drain inlet and constructed a drainage ditch. (May 8, 2013.)

 
Pile

Crews prepare to drive a test pile at the west end of the Motter Avenue bridge over US 15. Piles, or long columns of steel, are driven deep into the ground to anchor the bridge in the bedrock. (Photo taken April 15, 2013.)

 
Shoring

Crews work on shoring to be placed in excavation area for for the footer for the center bridge pier (support column) in median of US 15. (Photo taken April 15, 2013)

 
New concrete median

A worker smooths the concrete on a new median on Thomas Johnson Drive that will prevent left turns into and out of the business entrances closest to the Opossumtown Pike intersection (Photo taken March 21, 2013).

 
Temporary pedestrian bridge

A man uses the walkway to the temporary pedestrian bridge across US 15 (Photo taken March 21, 2013).

 
Sidewalk closed

The sidewalk across the Motter Avenue bridge is now closed and signs direct pedestrians to a temporary pedestrian bridge across US 15 (Photo take March 21, 2013).

 
Pedestrian bridge

The temporary pedestrian bridge is scheduled to open March 18, 2013. The bridge is 10 feet wide and has a chain-link fence ceiling. (Photo taken March 12, 2013).

 
Walkway to pedestrian bridge

This photo shows the walkway to the temporary pedestrian bridge. Before the bridge opens, chain-link safety fence will be installed along the walkway leading up to the bridge. (Photo taken March 12, 2013).

 
Grading for walkway to pedestrian bridge

Crews have been working on grading for the walkways that will lead to the temporary pedestrian bridge. (Photo taken February 27, 2013)

 
Shifted lanes

Crews have removed the sidewalk from the south side of the Motter Avenue bridge, shifted lanes to the south side, and placed barrier wall in preparation to begin work on the north side of the bridge. (Photo taken February 27, 2013)

 
Pedestrian bridge

Crews are installing a temporary pedestrian bridge that will be used to cross US 15 during construction on the Motter Avenue bridge. The prefabricated bridge was set in place over the highway the night of Tuesday, January 29. Before opening the bridge to pedestrian traffic, crews have to complete the ramps to the bridge, pave the walkways to the bridge, and install lighting. If weather permits, the bridge could potentially open by late February, but winter weather could push this back into March. (Photo taken January 30, 2013).

 
New asphalt

Newly placed asphalt for maintenance of traffic for lane shifts. (January 21, 2013.)

 
Hauling fill dirt

Crews haul in fill dirt for the west abutment (end support) of bridge. The photo also shows the completed foundation for the west abutment of the pedestrian bridge (January 21, 2013).

 
Center support for pedestrian bridge

The center tower that will support a temporary pedestrian bridge over US 15 is in place in the highway median. The temporary bridge will provide safe pedestrian and bicycle crossing during construction on the Motter Avenue bridge. (December 17, 2012)

 
New curb and sidewalk

A new curb and sidewalk are in place along the southbound side of Opossumtown Pike near Hampton Inn and Suites. The sidewalk was moved to allow the roadway to be widened. (December 17, 2012)

 
Steel

Crews prepare the steel for a cantilevered sign over US 15. The sign will replace an existing one which must be removed to make room for the widened Motter Avenue bridge. (November 15, 2012)

 
Pedestrian bridge site

Crews prepare the site where a temporary pedestrian bridge will be installed across US 15 for use while the Motter Avenue bridge is under construction (November 15, 2012).

 
Signal foundation

Crews pour concrete foundation for a relocated traffic signal pole. (October 10, 2012)

 
Fiber optic line relocation

Verizon crews are on site to relocate a fiber optic line. (October 10, 2012)

 
Curb and sidewalk

New curb and sidewalk along Motter Avenue and Pinewood Drive. (September 19, 2012)

 
Median removed from Opossumtown Pike

Crews removed the center median from Opossumtown Pike in preparation to shift lanes to allow space for crews to install new curbs, sidewalks and storm drains. (September 19, 2012)

 
Median

Crews work in the median of US 15. (August 24, 2012)

 
Tree removal

Crews remove trees along Opossumtown Pike. (July 24, 2012)

 
New curb along ramp

New curb is in place along the ramp from northbound US 15 to Motter Avenue. (July 23, 2012)

 
Grading

Crews grade along the ramp from northbound US 15 to Motter Avenue in preparation for curb and gutter installation. (July 11, 2012)

 
Temporary sidewalk

Crews are preparing to install a temporary sidewalk beside the existing sidewalk on Thomas Johnson Drive. The existing sidewalk area will become part of the work zone as crews widen Thomas Johnson Drive. (July 11, 2012)

 
Verizon crew members do utility work at 14th Street.

Verizon crew members do utility work at 14th Street. (June 15, 2012)

 
Sidewalk replacement

Crews remove existing curb and sidewalk for replacement at the entrance to Governor Thomas Johnson High School. (June 15, 2012)

 
Dewatering structure

A dewatering structure is in place to drain and filter water from the basin until it is converted into a stormwater management pond. This will help control sediment during construction. (May 24, 2012)

 
Grading for the stormwater management basins

Grading for the stormwater management basins. (May 24, 2012)

 
Project design

To view a larger, PDF version of the project concept board, view the project design on the maps tab.

 
 
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