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County:Montgomery Project Number:MO427_51
MD 0355 WISCONSIN AVENUE IHB - BRIDGE 15053 OVER LITTLE BENNETT CREEK
Status
7/16/2019This project is currently 37% complete and is scheduled to be fully complete by fall 2020.

Recently completed work (since last newsletter):

crews have completed the construction of the temporary bridge and roadway. In addition, they have successfully conducted the lane/ traffic switch onto the new temporary bypass road of MD-355 from MD-109 to Croghan Ln. Moreover, we are starting phase 2 of construction. This will encompass the demolition of the existing bridge # 1505300 over Little Bennett Creek and the start of the roadway drainage construction. Also, crews will be continuing the stream restoration work of Little Bennett Creek.


Upcoming work items/areas over the next month:

The demolition of bridge no. 1505300 and the stream restoration work.

Please explain any upcoming work that may be more disruptive than usual (detours, shifts, night work):

We will be conducting a demolition operation of the old/existing bridge along MD-355 over Little Bennett Creek. However, all demo work will be conducted during daytime hours and on MD-355 which is now a closed section of road. Little traffic impact with the exception of a few days of lane closures along with a flagging operation.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Daniel Clearwater, SHA Project Engineer at DClearwater@mdot.maryland.gov or Ms. Amy Andrews, SHA District 3 Area Engineer at AAndrews@mdot.maryland.gov

 
Phase Time Frame As Defined in the Consolidated Transportation Program (Funded Year Displayed in CTP)
What's Involved? Estimate Begin Estimate Complete
Planning
Engineering Underway 2018
Right-of-Way Underway 2021
Construction Fall 2018 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
 
7/16/2019This project is currently 37% complete and is scheduled to be fully complete by fall 2020.

Recently completed work (since last newsletter):

crews have completed the construction of the temporary bridge and roadway. In addition, they have successfully conducted the lane/ traffic switch onto the new temporary bypass road of MD-355 from MD-109 to Croghan Ln. Moreover, we are starting phase 2 of construction. This will encompass the demolition of the existing bridge # 1505300 over Little Bennett Creek and the start of the roadway drainage construction. Also, crews will be continuing the stream restoration work of Little Bennett Creek.


Upcoming work items/areas over the next month:

The demolition of bridge no. 1505300 and the stream restoration work.

Please explain any upcoming work that may be more disruptive than usual (detours, shifts, night work):

We will be conducting a demolition operation of the old/existing bridge along MD-355 over Little Bennett Creek. However, all demo work will be conducted during daytime hours and on MD-355 which is now a closed section of road. Little traffic impact with the exception of a few days of lane closures along with a flagging operation.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Daniel Clearwater, SHA Project Engineer at DClearwater@mdot.maryland.gov or Ms. Amy Andrews, SHA District 3 Area Engineer at AAndrews@mdot.maryland.gov

 
6/18/2019This project is currently 25% complete and is scheduled to be fully complete by fall 2020.

Recently completed work (since last newsletter):

We have assembled the temporary bridge and will be paving the temporary bypass road and bridge within the next few weeks. The temp bypass road will be open to the public by the end of July (weather permitting). Also, we continue the stream restoration work of Little Bennett Creek.

Upcoming work items/areas over the next month:

The completion of the temporary bypass road for MD-355 (Frederick rd.)

Please explain any upcoming work that may be more disruptive than usual (detours, shifts, night work):

We will be conducting a paving operation for the bypass road and tie-ins to MD-355 within the next few weeks. Night work to be expected. However, the paving will only take a few nights. In addition, there will be a traffic switch onto the new road running parallel to MD-355.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Daniel Clearwater, SHA Project Engineer at DClearwater@mdot.maryland.gov or Ms. Amy Andrews, SHA District 3 Area Engineer at AAndrews@mdot.maryland.gov

 
5/20/2019This project is currently 20% complete and is estimated to be fully complete by late fall 2020.

Recently completed work :

We have completed the MSE wall (Retaining Wall) for the temporary bypass road running parallel to MD-355 (Frederick Rd). Preparing for the construction of the temporary bridge. In addition, we’ve started the stream restoration work within Little Bennett Creek.

Current work items/areas:

Upcoming work items/areas over the next month: Continuing with the construction of the temp bypass road and temp bridge with plans to switch traffic onto the bypass road on or about the 15th of June. Also, to continue with the stream work.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Daniel Clearwater, SHA Project Engineer at DClearwater@sha.state.md.us or Ms. Amy Andrews, SHA District 3 Area Engineer at AAndrews@sha.state.md.us.

 
4/9/2019Crews completed clearing for Phase 1 of construction and preparation for the temporary bypass road. Crews are currently installing remaining phase 1 E&S controls. This project is estimated to be complete late fall 2020.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Daniel Clearwater, SHA Project Engineer at DClearwater@sha.state.md.us or Ms. Amy Andrews, SHA District 3 Area Engineer at AAndrews@sha.state.md.us.


 
3/11/2019clearing for the temporary bypass road will start this spring, weather permitting.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Daniel Clearwater, SHA Project Engineer at DClearwater@sha.state.md.us or Ms. Amy Andrews, SHA District 3 Area Engineer at AAndrews@sha.state.md.us.
 
2/7/2019initial construction for the project continues this winter.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Daniel Clearwater, SHA Project Engineer at DClearwater@sha.state.md.us or Ms. Amy Andrews, SHA District 3 Area Engineer at AAndrews@sha.state.md.us.
 
1/8/2019Construction stake out for Phase 1 will begin later this winter.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Daniel Clearwater, SHA Project Engineer at DClearwater@sha.state.md.us or Ms. Amy Andrews, SHA District 3 Area Engineer at AAndrews@sha.state.md.us.
 
12/12/2018work expected to start later this winter or early spring 2019.
 
12/7/2018HOGAN ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES REPLACEMENT OF MD 355 BRIDGE IN HYATTSTOWN

Project Addresses Another Structurally Deficient Bridge

(December 7, 2018) – The Hogan administration announces the start of construction to replace the MD 355 (Frederick Road) Bridge over Little Bennett Creek in Montgomery County. The cost of the project is $8.3 million and is part of Governor Larry Hogan’s promise to address the 69 structurally deficient bridges that were identified in 2015. The project will be complete fall 2020.
“Our administration continues to make long-overdue upgrades to our bridges to ensure we provide a safe, reliable and efficient transportation network,” said Governor Hogan. “This bridge replacement will improve travel for all who live in and drive through Montgomery County.”

Built in 1925, the 93-year-old bridge is safe for travel, but has outlived its reliable service life. The new structure will be three feet higher with wider clearance underneath of the bridge. Other work on the project includes constructing a temporary road to carry traffic throughout construction and restoring 900 feet of Little Bennett Creek to prevent stream bank erosion.

The temporary bridge will reduce construction-related delays and expedite the overall project. In the initial phase of the project, while the temporary bridge is being constructed, motorists can expect off-peak single lane closures guided by a flagging operation until the temporary roadway is constructed. MDOT SHA’s contractor for the work is Concrete General, Inc. of Gaithersburg. Nearly 8,200 vehicles use this section of MD 355 daily.

While MDOT SHA and its transportation partners work hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones, each driver needs to actively modify his or her driving style to help prevent crashes. Stay alert and look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and highway workers. Slow down and don’t follow too closely. Work Zone Safety is in Your Hands. For a list of all major MDOT SHA projects, click on Road Ready, MDOT SHA's electronic construction brochure. For a look at real-time commute conditions, log onto md511.maryland.gov.


 
11/28/2018PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This project, located in Montgomery County, is for the replacement of Bridge No. 1505300 on
MD 355 (Frederick Road) over Little Bennett Creek. Beginning at the Intersection of MD 109
and MD 355 and extending in a southerly direction to Croghan Lane for a total distance 0.21 miles.The work will consist of the following:(a) Replacement of existing single 40’ span concrete T-Beam Bridge No. 15053 with a two 55’span prestressed concrete beam bridge(b) Re-profiling MD 355(c) Reconstruction of 900’ of Little Bennett Creek(d) Maintaining traffic by constructing a temporary by-pass road and 100’ single span temporaryvehicular bridge(e) Relocating a existing firehouse signal(f) Constructing storm water management facilities and roadway storm drainage system
 
10/1/2018This project, located in Montgomery County, is for the replacement of Bridge No. 1505300 on MD 355 (Frederick Road) over Little Bennett Creek. Beginning at the intersection of MD 109 and MD 355 and extending in a southerly direction to Croghan Lane for a total distance 0.21 miles.

The work will consist of the following:

(a) Replacement of existing single 40’ span concrete T-Beam Bridge No. 15053 with a two 55’ span pre-stressed concrete beam bridge

(b) Re-profiling MD 355

(c) Reconstruction of 900’ of Little Bennett Creek

(d) Maintaining traffic by constructing a temporary by-pass road and 100’ single span temporary vehicular bridge

(e) Relocating a existing firehouse signal

(f) Constructing storm water management facilities and roadway storm drainage system
 
1/1/2013Engineering underway. Construction to begin during budget fiscal year.
 


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