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County:Prince George's Project Number:PG046_51
MD 0381 BRANDYWINE ROAD BRIDGE 1630500 OVER TIMOTHY BRANCH
Status
10/24/2018On Wednesday,October 24, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) reopened the MD 381 (Brandywine Road) bridge over Timothy Branch in Prince George’s County at the site of a long-term bridge construction project. Crews have lifted the detour for this project, removed all work zone detour signs and motorists can now safely travel across the new bridge. For all remaining construction-related activity, crews are permitted to close one lane of MD 381, weekdays, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Drivers should be aware of intermittent changes in work zone traffic patterns. Weather and progress permitting, all work should be complete by the end of the year. For real-time traffic information statewide, please visit www.md511.org or call 1-855-466-3511 using a hands-free device while driving.

For more information about this project, please contact MDOT SHA Project Engineer, Mr. Abiodun Abudu, at aabudu@sha.state.md.us or MDOT SHA District 3 Area Engineer, Mr. Bill Kucharek, 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
Engineering Complete
Right-of-Way Complete
Construction Winter 2018 Fall 2018
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
 
10/24/2018On Wednesday,October 24, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) reopened the MD 381 (Brandywine Road) bridge over Timothy Branch in Prince George’s County at the site of a long-term bridge construction project. Crews have lifted the detour for this project, removed all work zone detour signs and motorists can now safely travel across the new bridge. For all remaining construction-related activity, crews are permitted to close one lane of MD 381, weekdays, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Drivers should be aware of intermittent changes in work zone traffic patterns. Weather and progress permitting, all work should be complete by the end of the year. For real-time traffic information statewide, please visit www.md511.org or call 1-855-466-3511 using a hands-free device while driving.

For more information about this project, please contact MDOT SHA Project Engineer, Mr. Abiodun Abudu, at aabudu@sha.state.md.us or MDOT SHA District 3 Area Engineer, Mr. Bill Kucharek, at bkucharek@sha.state.md.us
 
10/1/2018Crews continue progress toward reopening the work zone detour later this month.
 
9/26/2018Crews are set to install bridge beams for the project. Other work slated to take place as September draws to a close includes rebar, bridge deck (driving surface) pouring. Other project activity slated to take place this early fall includes roadway grading and guardrail installation.

For more information about this project, please contact MDOT SHA Project Engineer, Mr. Abiodun Abudu, at aabudu@sha.state.md.us or MDOT SHA District 3 Area Engineer, Mr. Bill Kucharek, at bkucharek@sha.state.md.us
 
9/10/2018The contractor has completed backfilling around Abutment A. Abutment B pile drive work is complete and footing formwork is also complete. Current planned work for this week includes the placement rebar for bridge footers.

For more information about this project, please contact MDOT SHA Project Engineer, Mr. Abiodun Abudu, at aabudu@sha.state.md.us or MDOT SHA District 3 Area Engineer, Mr. Bill Kucharek, at bkucharek@sha.state.md.us
 
9/5/2018Working on Abutment A and B.
 
8/27/2018The contractor for the project has started pile driving work at abutment B and continues to perform reinforcement bar placement for abutment A. Progress permitting, the bridge detour should be lifted by October 11 with the entire project slated to be complete later this fall.

For more information about this project, please contact MDOT SHA Project Engineer, Mr. Abiodun Abudu, at aabudu@sha.state.md.us or MDOT SHA District 3 Area Engineer, Mr. Bill Kucharek, at bkucharek@sha.state.md.us
 
8/22/2018A link to an MDOT SHA press release regarding the update for this project is located here:

https://www.roads.maryland.gov/pages/release.aspx?newsId=3235
 
8/22/2018NEWS RELEASE

BRANDYWINE ROAD BRIDGE OVER TIMOTHY BRANCH PROJECT DELAYED
Historic Rains Affected Work Zone Extending Detour Through October

(August 21, 2018) –The project to replace the MD 381 (Brandywine Road) Bridge over Timothy Branch in Prince George’s County has been delayed until October. Unprecedented rains in July and early-August have significantly hampered progress on the project. The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) anticipates opening the bridge in October.

The project area is in a floodplain. When heavy rains occur, crews are forced to stop work because of rising creek levels. Crews must then wait for waters to recede and pump out any additional water in the work zone before work can resume.

Throughout July in Brandywine, 7.33 inches of rain was recorded, which is nearly double the historical average precipitation for the month. In the metro Washington DC area two storms alone generated more rain in two days than total amounts recorded during the entire month of July over the last 107 years.

Crews will continue to work weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. until the project is complete. Additional daytime work hours may be necessary to expedite all phases of work and keep the project on schedule. The detour route of Missouri Avenue and US 301 (Crain Highway) will continue until the project is complete.

The Brandywine Road Bridge was extensively damaged in 2011 during Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. MDOT SHA installed a temporary repair to open the road. The current project and subsequent closure and detour are for the permanent repair of the bridge. The new bridge will have 12-foot lanes with two six-foot bicycle-compatible shoulders.

For up-to-the minute traffic conditions statewide, please visit www.md511.org.



 
8/20/2018The reopening of the detour for the project to replace the MD 381 (Brandywine Road) Bridge over Timothy Branch (creek) in Prince George’s County has been delayed until October11. All work for the entire project should be complete later this fall.

To complete all work as safely and as quickly as possible for work crews, motorists and neighborhood residents, crews will continue to work weekdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until the project is complete. Additional daytime work hours may be necessary to expedite all phases of work and keep the project on schedule. Work on the project cannot be performed safely at night.

Drivers should continue to the use the approved and signed detour route of Missouri Avenue and US 301 (Crain Highway) and should also add extra time to their commute for the work zone detour through mid-October. While Brandywine Road remains closed and detoured, crews will continue pile driving and work on abutment “A” of the bridge through late August.

In September, will complete work on bridge abutment “B” and install steel bridge beams. In October, crews will pour the bridge deck (driving) surface including approaches to the bridge and install new guardrail before reopening the bridge in mid-October. The overall project should be complete later this fall. For up-to-the minute traffic conditions statewide, please visit www.md511.org or call 1-855-466-3511 using a hands-free device while driving.

While Brandywine Road remains closed and detoured, crews will continue pile driving and work on abutment “A” of the bridge through late August. In September, will complete work on bridge abutment “B” and install steel bridge beams. In October, crews will pour the bridge deck (driving) surface including approaches to the bridge and install new guardrail before reopening the bridge in mid-October. The overall project should be complete later this fall. For up-to-the minute traffic conditions statewide, please visit www.md511.org or call 1-855-466-3511 using a hands-free device while driving.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Bill Randow, MDOT SHA District 3 Assistant District Engineer for Construction, at 301-513-7339 or brandow@sha.state.md.us.
 
8/13/2018MD 301 Missouri Ave Traffic light completed. MD 381 will remain closed as bridge construction continues.

For more information about this project, please contact MDOT SHA Project Engineer Abiodun Abudu at aabudu@sha.state.md.us
 
7/17/2018MD 301/Missouri Avenue traffic signal work is now complete. . June A small section of MD 381 is now closed as a prerequisite for bridge construction.

For more information about this project, please contact MDOT SHA Project Engineer, Mr. Abiodun Abudu, at aabudu@sha.state.md.us or MDOT SHA District 3 Area Engineer, Mr. Bill Kucharek, at bkucharek@sha.state.md.us
 
5/30/2018NEWS RELEASE

CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN FOR BRANDYWINE ROAD BRIDGE OVER TIMOTHY BRANCH IN PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY

Improvements Will Require Bridge Closure with Three Month Detour Through August

(May 30, 2018) – This summer, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will replace the MD 381 (Brandywine Road) Bridge over Timothy Branch in Prince George’s County. The existing structure was installed as an interim measure in 2011 when the old bridge was damaged during Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.

MDOT SHA crews close and detour Brandywine Road for 10 weeks beginning mid-June when schools dismiss for the summer. MDOT SHA anticipates the bridge to re-open in late-August before the new school year.

Drivers will be detoured using Missouri Avenue and US 301 (Crain Highway). Travelers should add extra time to their commute for the work zone detour.

(MDOT SHA graphic: MD 381 (Brandywine Road) Bridge over Timothy Branch detour map for summer 2018.)

The new bridge will carry two travel lanes and bicycle compatible shoulders. Work on the project consists of:

• Removing the four temporary 60-inch corrugated pipes and replace with a 24-foot concrete bridge;

• Constructing, paving and striping bridge approaches;
*Installing guardrail and traffic barrier; and
• Adding roadway signs and new pavement markings.

“The closure and detour will enable crews to complete the work in the safest environment and reduced time,” stated SHA District Engineer Andre Futrell. “MDOT SHA has many projects under construction in this area; as work crews continue enhancing the transportation network in the county, remain alert for utility and work crews and equipment.”

MDOT SHA’s contractor, Concrete General Inc. of Gaithersburg, will use barrier, barrels and detour signs to guide the 10,000 vehicles who use this section of MD 381 through the work zone. Local traffic will have access up to the point of the closure on either side of the bridge.

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 www.md511.org.
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5/7/2018Preliminary meetings needed prior to the start of water and sewer line work for the project continue. Preliminary construction activities are expected to begin later this spring. For more information about this project, please contact MDOT SHA Project Engineer, Mr. Abiodun Abudu, at aabudu@sha.state.md.us or MDOT SHA District 3 Area Engineer, Mr. Bill Kucharek, at bkucharek@sha.state.md.us
 
5/3/2018Preliminary pre-construction activity for the project continues this spring. No construction on the project is immediately imminent.

For more information about this project, please contact MDOT SHA Project Engineer, Mr. Abiodun Abudu, at aabudu@sha.state.md.us or MDOT SHA District 3 Area Engineer, Mr. Bill Kucharek, at bkucharek@sha.state.md.us
 
4/17/2018Construction on this project is expected to begin later this spring. For more information on this project, please contact MDOT SHA Project Engineer Mr. Abiodun Abudu at aabudu@sha.state.md.us or MDOT SHA District 3 Area Engineer Mr. Bill Kucharek@bkucharek@sha.state.md.us
 
3/2/2018No work is imminent at this time. Incipient project activity is expected to begin later this spring.
 
2/15/2018A notice to proceed has been issued to the successful bidder of this project. Work on this project is expected to begin on or about April 1.
 
2/14/2018PROJECT DESCRIPTION

This project, located in Prince George’s County, is for the construction of the replacement and widening of Bridge No. 1630500 on MD 381 over Timothy Branch.

The distance for associated roadway work is 0.14 miles. The work will be accomplished with a traffic detour in place.

The work for the replacement of Bridge No. 1630500 will consist of the following:

(a) Approach roadway work involving base widening, milling, wedge and leveling,
and overlay.

(b) Installation of erosion and sediment control measures.

(c) Removal of existing battery of four 60-inch diameter corrugated metal pipes and construction of a new 24-foot slab bridge.

(d) Removal and disposal of existing W beam traffic barriers and end terminals, and installation of new W beam traffic barrier and end treatments.

(e) Installation of roadway signs and permanent pavement markings.
 
1/1/2017Construction delayed until FY 2018.
 


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