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County:Montgomery Project Number:MO351_51
IS 0270 EISENHOWER MEMORIAL HIGHWAY IHB- AT WATKINS MILL ROAD, MD 124 TO GREAT SENECA CREEK CROSSING
Status
4/10/2019All girders for structure S12 have been set. Bolt placement and torqueing continues. 14 of 18 wall sections for S7 are completed. Work continues on structures S2 and S3. Progress permitting, this project will be complete late summer 2020.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Scott Wilson, SHA Project Engineer at swilson4@sha.state.md.us or Mr. Bill Kucharek, SHA District 3 Area Engineer at BKucharek@sha.state.md.us.
 
Phase Time Frame As Defined in the Consolidated Transportation Program (Funded Year Displayed in CTP)
What's Involved? Estimate Begin Estimate Complete
Planning Complete
Engineering Complete
Right-of-Way Underway 2020
Construction Summer 2017 Fall 2020
Completed Milestones
Planning Phase Begin Project Planning
  Alternates Public Workshop
  Location/Design Public Hearing
  Location/Design Approval
Engineering Phase Begin Preliminary Engineering
  Geometric Design Approval
  Final Engineering Complete
  Advertised for Bid    
Construction Phase For General Lane Closure Information click HERE
  Begin Construction (Notice To Proceed)
  Open to Traffic:
 
Status Updates
 
4/10/2019All girders for structure S12 have been set. Bolt placement and torqueing continues. 14 of 18 wall sections for S7 are completed. Work continues on structures S2 and S3. Progress permitting, this project will be complete late summer 2020.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Scott Wilson, SHA Project Engineer at swilson4@sha.state.md.us or Mr. Bill Kucharek, SHA District 3 Area Engineer at BKucharek@sha.state.md.us.
 
3/11/2019Setting of structural steel on bridge S12 continues. All 16 girders have been set from Abutment A to Pier 3. Setting over I-270 SB is partially complete to Pier 4. Footer for S7 is complete and wall sections have begun to be poured. Clearing for S2 has started.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Scott Wilson, SHA Project Engineer at swilson4@sha.state.md.us or Mr. Bill Kucharek, SHA District 3 Area Engineer at BKucharek@sha.state.md.us.
 
2/7/2019Began setting structural steel last month. Pile driving work almost complete for retaining wall S7. Retaining wall S14 workcontinues. Parapet wall work is progressing on retaining wall S5. Abutment B, Abutment A and pier for bridge S4 are complete. Stream restoration work continues.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Scott Wilson, SHA Project Engineer at swilson4@sha.state.md.us or Mr. Bill Kucharek, SHA District 3 Area Engineer at BKucharek@sha.state.md.us.
 
1/30/2019https://www.roads.maryland.gov/pages/release.aspx?newsId=3318

NEWS RELEASE

I-270/WATKINS MILL ROAD INTERCHANGE STEEL BEAMS TO BE INSTALLED IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Motorists Should Expect Evening Lane Closures and Intermittent 20-Minute Total Stoppages Overnight Beginning February 3

(January 30, 2019) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is preparing to set structural support beams at the I-270/Watkins Mill Road interchange project in Gaithersburg. The steel beam installation work will begin February 3 and be complete by the beginning of March.

To perform this phase of the $84 million project, motorists will encounter nighttime single, double and triple lane closures, as well as brief, 20-minute total stoppages. MDOT SHA will begin installing the new steel over southbound I-270, then shift to the northbound direction.

Motorists can expect single lane closures beginning at 7 p.m., double lane closures at 9 p.m. and triple lane closures beginning at 11 p.m. with all lanes opening by 5 a.m. each subsequent morning. Additionally, brief total closures will occur between 12 midnight and 5 a.m. The work will take place Sunday nights through Friday mornings. For a look at real-time commute conditions, customers are urged to visit www.md511.org, then click on lane closures.
 
1/8/2019S12 pier columns and caps are complete. S4 abutment B footer is poured. S4 Pier is complete. Pile driving for S7 has begun. S5 parapet wall sections are being poured. Piles for S14 have begun.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Scott Wilson, SHA Project Engineer at swilson4@sha.state.md.us or Mr. Bill Kucharek, SHA District 3 Area Engineer at BKucharek@sha.state.md.us.
 
12/12/2018S6 box culvert is 95% complete, preparing for parapet walls on S5, S12, all columns nearly completed. S4 Abutment A is complete, piles driven for Abutment B and pouring pier for S4, piles started for S3, excavation began for S7.
 
11/28/2018Pier, pier cap and column work on the project continues this fall and will do so through the winter as weather permits. Stream restoration work has also begun. For more information about this project, please contact MDOT SHA Project Engineer, Mr. Scott Wilson, at swilson4@sha.state.md.us
 
10/1/2018This fall, crews are preparing to pour concrete for the footer for Pier 2 footer pour. Pier 3 and Pier 4 column work is now complete. Bridge wall work on the project also continues.

For more information about this project, please contact MDOT SHA Project Engineer Scott Wilson at swilson4@sha.state.md.us.

 
9/5/2018S-11 box culvert precast section installation started. S-12 Abutment "A" backfill substantially completed. WSSC waterline complete and in use. S-12 Pier 3 Columns poured, S-12 Pier 4 footer complete.
 
9/4/2018S-11 box culvert precast section installation started. S-12 Abutment "A" backfill substantially completed. WSSC waterline complete and in use. S-12 Pier 3 Columns poured, S-12 Pier 4 footer complete.

For more information about this project, please contact MDOT SHA Project Engineer Scott Wilson at swilson4@sha.state.md.us.
 
8/13/2018This month, crews will begin installing the section S-11 box culvert. Backfill on S-12 abutment is complete. WSSC waterline is complete and in use. Section S-12 pier 3 columns have been poured and section S-12 pier 4 footer is complete.

For more information about this project, please contact MDOT SHA Project Engineer Scott Wilson at swilson4@sha.state.md.us

 
7/2/2018S-12 Pier #1 column stems complete. WSSC waterline test continues. S-12 Pier #3 footer complete. S-12 Pier #4 pile driving continues. S-11 box culvert precast section installation started. S-12 Abutment "A" backfill substantially completed.

For more information about this project, please contact MDOT SHA Project Engineer, Mr. Scott Wilson, atswilson4@sha.state.md.us, or MDOT SHA District 3 Area Engineer, Mr. Bill Kucharek, at bkucharek@sha.state.md.us
 
6/4/2018Sewer line is now complete. Waterline work continues. Abutment "B" stem wall construction has started. Pier #4 footer construction continues as well. . Three of five columns have been poured for Pier #1. Box culvert construction has also started. The project has hit the 25 percent completion mark.

For more information about this project, please contact MDOT SHA Project Engineer, Mr. Scott Wilson, atswilson4@sha.state.md.us, or MDOT SHA District 3 Area Engineer, Mr. Bill Kucharek, at bkucharek@sha.state.md.us
 
5/2/2018A traffic switch to allow for continuing work along I-270 was recently completed. Bridge pier work continues. Water and sewer line relocation work continues.

For more information about this project, please contact MDOT SHA Project Engineer, Mr. Scott Wilson, atswilson4@sha.state.md.us, or MDOT SHA District 3 Area Engineer, Mr. Bill Kucharek, at bkucharek@sha.state.md.us
 
4/3/2018Pile driving work for piers on the project continues this spring as does abutment footer and water and sewer line work. The project is now 14 percent complete. For more information about this project, please contact MDOT SHA Project Engineer, Mr. Scott Wilson, atswilson4@sha.state.md.us, or MDOT SHA District 3 Area Engineer, Mr. Bill Kucharek, at bkucharek@sha.state.md.us
 
3/2/2018Pile driving and excavation work for various phases of the project continue this winter as does water and sewer line relocation work. The project is now 22 percent complete. The estimated completion date for the project is summer 202. For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Scott Wilson, MDOT SHA Project Engineer, at swilson4@sha.state.md.us or Mr. Bill Kucharek, MDOT SHA District 3 Area Engineer at bkucharek@sha.state.md.us.
 
2/5/2018Work continuing this winter includes pile driving and excavation for bridge abutment work, stonewall work and water and sewer line relocation.

The project is now 15 percent complete. Progress permitting, the entire project should be complete by mid-summer 2020.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Scott Wilson, MDOT SHA project engineer, at swilson4@sha.state.md.us or Mr. Bill Kucharek, MDOT SHA District 3 Area Engineer at bkucharek@sha.state.md.us.



 
12/4/2017All initial vegetation management activity is now complete

Water and sewer line relocation continues. Pile driving work for the current phase of bridge abutment work is now complete. Exploratory drilling work continues for a subsequent abutment phase work.

For more information about this project, please contact MDOT SHA Project Engineer Scott Wilson at swilson4@sha.state.md.us or MDOT SHA District 3 Area Engineer Bill Kucharek at bkucharek@sha.state.md.us.

The project is now nine percent complete. The entire project should be complete by summer 2020.
 
11/29/2017Vegetation management within the project limits necessary before preliminary interchange-related project activity begins continues this fall. The project is now seven percent complete and should be finished by the summer of 2020.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Scott Wilson, MDOT SHA Project Engineer, at swilson4@sha.state.md.us or Mr. Bill Kucharek, MDOT SHA Area Engineer, at bkucharek@sha.state.md.us,
 
8/11/2017GOVERNOR LARRY HOGAN ANNOUNCES START OF I-270 INTERCHANGE PROJECT AT WATKINS MILL ROAD

Hogan Administration Provides $98 Million to Improve Mobility Along I-270

Governor Larry Hogan was today joined by Montgomery County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett, along with local officials and business leaders, to announce the start of construction of the $97.71 million I-270 interchange project at Watkins Mill Road. This major congestion relief project will improve one of Maryland’s most heavily traveled roadways in Montgomery County, benefiting tens of thousands of travelers who drive the I-270 corridor.

The 1.25-mile project extends between MD 124 (Montgomery Village Avenue) and the Great Seneca Creek crossing near Game Preserve Road in Gaithersburg. The I-270 Corridor is regionally known as the Technology Corridor, and is home to dozens of thriving businesses and planned development in the Gaithersburg area. Montgomery County contributed $4.9 million for the design and engineering phase of the project.

The I-270/Watkins Mill Road interchange will include a new four-lane bridge over I-270, with connecting entry and exit ramps that will provide direct access for interstate travelers. This connection will reduce congestion at the I-270/MD 124 interchange and the MD 124/MD 355 intersection.


To complete the project by summer 2020, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) advertised the project using A+B bidding, an innovative cost plus time approach, ensuring that a cost is assigned to each working day. This ensures that the public impact and construction period are heavily considered as part of the determination for award of the project. Wagman Heavy Civil of York, Pa. will serve as the state’s contractor.


The new interchange will enhance additional economic opportunities for the middle and upcounty areas in Montgomery County. Currently, Watkins Mill Road does not connect visitors and residents to the Gaithersburg Medical Center, Metropolitan Grove MARC Station, Montgomery County Police Department, homes, and businesses. Drivers on either side of I-270 must use MD 117 (Clopper Road), MD 355 (Frederick Avenue), or MD 124 (Quince Orchard Road) to reach these areas.

Additional work as part of the project includes resurfacing the I-270 collector/distributor lanes and a section of Watkins Mill Road, constructing retaining walls, extensive stream restoration, and construction of culverts and drainage structures.

The announcement by Governor Hogan follows MDOT SHA’s winning bid announcement for a $100 million Innovative Congestion Management congestion relief project designed to save commuters up to 30 minutes on their commute between I-70 and I-495. Between the two projects, nearly $200 million has been committed to improving mobility along the corridor.

 
1/1/2013Partial Engineering underway. Right-of-Way to begin during current fiscal year. The County is contributing $4.9 million towards engineering. The cost shown is SHA share only.
 


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