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County:Prince George's Project Number:PG175_51
MD 0005 BRANCH AVENUE AT BRANDYWINE ROAD (MD 373/MD 381) - (ROUNDABOUT)
Status
9/5/2018Bridge work is 95% complete. Painting of structure and concrete has been completed. All waterline has now been completed and tie-in was made on 7/14. Base paving continued on east and west side. Contractor installing inlets and RCP in Park & Ride.
 
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 Underway 2019
Construction Summer 2016 Winter 2019
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
 
9/5/2018Bridge work is 95% complete. Painting of structure and concrete has been completed. All waterline has now been completed and tie-in was made on 7/14. Base paving continued on east and west side. Contractor installing inlets and RCP in Park & Ride.
 
8/13/2018Bridge cleaning and painting is underway. The waterline has been tied in and paving has begun. Streetlight, signal pole, and curb and gutter work continues.

For more information about this project, please contact MDOT SHA Project Engineer Gary Lilly Glilly@sha.state.md.us
 
7/2/2018Work on the project's 30-inch waterline continues this summer. to be completed this summer as will bridge painting, paving, traffic signal infrastructure and street light infrastructure work.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Gary Lily, MDOT SHA Project Engineer, at glilly@sha.state.md.us or Mr. Vince Rethemeyer, MDOT SHA District 3 Area Engineer at orethemeyer@sha.state.state.md.us . 6
 
6/5/2018Work on the interchange project bridge walls, nearby sidewalk and bridge approaches continues this June.

The project is nearing the 55 percent completion mark. Progress permitting, the project should be complete by late summer 2019.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Gary Lily, MDOT SHA Project Engineer, at glilly@sha.state.md.us or Mr. Vince Rethemeyer, MDOT SHA District 3 Area Engineer at orethemeyer@sha.state.state.md.us .
 
5/1/2018Bridge deck work is near completion. Parapet (bridge) walls to start. 30-inch waterline work continues in median.

Drilling work continues along MD 5 this spring. . Signal, lighting, electrical and foundations work as continues as does grading for bioretenstion ponds.

All work is now nearly 50 percent complete.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Gary Lily, MDOT SHA Project Engineer, at glilly@sha.state.md.us or Mr. Vince Rethemeyer, MDOT SHA District 3 Area Engineer at orethemeyer@sha.state.state.md.us
 
4/17/2018All bridge deck work is slated to be complete by late spring, The project is nearing the 50 percent completion mark. For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Gary Lily, MDOT SHA Project Engineer, at glilly@sha.state.md.us or Mr. Vice Rethemeyer, MDOT SHA District 3 Area Engineer at orethemeyer@sha.state.state.md.us
 
3/2/2018Project rebar, bridge deck and waterline work continue this winter. Off-peak intermittent lane closures remain permissible through the lifetime of the project on MD 5, MD 373 and MD 381 during weekdays and overnight, Sunday through Thursday. Additional lane closures may be necessary to expedite certain phases of work and to keep the project on schedule.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Gary Lilly. MDOT SHA Project Engineer, at glilly@sha.state.md.us or Mr. Vince Rethemeyer, MDOT SHA District 3 Area Engineer, at orethemeyer@sha.state.md.us

The project is now 49 percent complete. Progress permitting, the project should be complete by the end of summer 2019.
 
2/20/2018Work continuing on the project this winter includes bridge deck work and installation of a 30-inch water line in the median of MD 5. The project is now 44 percent complete. Progress permitting, the entire project should be complete by mid-summer 2019. For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Gary Lily, MDOT SHA Project Engineer, at glilly@sha.state.md.us or Mr. Vice Rethemeyer, MDOT SHA District 3 Area Engineer at orethemeyer@sha.state.state.md.us
 
2/5/2018Work continuing on the project this winter includes bridge deck work and installation of a 30-inch water line in the median of MD 5.

The project is now 44 percent complete. Progress permitting, the entire project should be complete by mid-summer 2019.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Gary Lily, MDOT SHA Project Engineer, at glilly@sha.state.md.us or Mr. Vice Rethemeyer, MDOT SHA District 3 Area Engineer at orethemeyer@sha.state.state.md.us
 
11/27/2017All steel girder work is now complete. Crews continue bridge abutment work this fall and winter. The project is nearly one-third complete. The project should be complete by mid-summer 2019.
 
10/23/2017Upcoming and forecasted lane closure for the project include:

• Southbound MD 5 (Branch Avenue) from US 301 (Crain Highway) to Moores Road. Steel beam placement. Single and double lane closures with intermittent complete traffic stops of up to 15 minutes and a flagging operation, overnight, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Mon. 11/6 through Fri. 11/11.
 
10/23/2017Upcoming and forecasted lane closure for the project includes:

• Northbound MD 5 (Branch Avenue) from US 301 (Crain Highway) to Moores Road. Steel beam placement. Single and double lane closures with intermittent complete traffic stops of up to 15 minutes and a flagging operation, overnight, Mon. 11/13 through Fri.11/18. (new)
 
9/19/2017Tomorrow night (9/20) and again on next Wednesday night (9/27), crews will perform a mobile crane operation on all lanes of northbound and southbound MD 5 (Branch Avenue) between Moores Road and MD 381 (Brandywine Road). A single intermittent rolling lane closure of up to 15 minutes for all lanes is possible between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. both nights. Maryland State Police will perform traffic control during the work.
 
6/26/2017One of the record number of road projects happening across the state this summer has reached a construction milestone. The $55.7 million project at the MD 5 (Branch Avenue) interchange with MD 373 (Accokeek Road) and MD 381 (Brandywine Road) in Brandywine began last summer and is now one-third complete with construction of the Spine Road overpass underway.

This project is one of the prime examples of Governor Larry Hogan’s commitment to bring congestion relief to Maryland and will result in a safer commute for thousands of residents in Charles County and southern Prince George’s County.

Today, MD 5 carries three lanes in each direction and is divided by a median. During morning and evening rush hours, drivers experience delays at two congested intersections – Accokeek and Livingston roads – which directly connect to neighboring communities.

Construction crews recently began primary construction of the Spine Road overpass, which will connect two new service roads on each side of Branch Avenue. Pile driving for the new bridge began this month, in conjunction with waterline installation on both sides of MD 5. Drivers will see the formation of the Spine Road overpass with the placement of structural steel and foundational concrete in the coming months.

Once the MD 5 interchange project opens to traffic in summer 2019, motorists will enjoy a safer, more efficient ride on Branch Avenue in southern Prince George’s County. Drivers will use a two-lane service road via a roundabout west of MD 5 at Accokeek Road and a two-lane service road via Brandywine Road Relocated east of MD 5. Area commuters also will have a new 247-space ridesharing lot as an additional option – a transportation benefit for those in the Washington and southern Maryland regions.

Funding for the $55.7 million project is part of the $1.97 billion investment in highway and bridge improvements Governor Hogan announced in June 2015.
 
3/27/2017Project work and lane closures this week includes the following (all work is performed weather, and progress permitting):

• MD 381 (Brandywine Road) from US 301 (Crain Highway) to Floral Park Road. Traffic barrier installation, excavation and water infrastructure work. Intermittent single left or right eastbound or westbound lane closures, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
 
2/6/2017Overnight storm water management facility installation and construction continue along northbound and southbound MD 5 between Moores Road and Brandywine Road. Crews are permitted to close lanes on northbound MD 5 from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. and southbound from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Jason Smith, SHA Project Engineer at jsmith34@sha.state.md.us or Mr. Ed Seeley, SHA District 3 Area Engineer at eseeley@sha.state.md.us
 
1/31/2017Progress continues on the project this winter with work days taking place weather permitting. Through late spring or early summer (weather and progress permitting), project activity will include work on traffic control devices, storm water management facilities , grading of soil for new ramps and utility relocations.

SHA crews are permitted to use to close the following lanes for all work through the completion of the project:

---One lane of traffic on MD 5 or MD 373, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and
---Two northbound lanes MD 5, overnight, Sunday through Thursday, 7 p.m. to 4 a.m.; and two southbound lanes from 8 p/m. to 6 a.m.

The project is now 10 percent complete. Weather and progress permitting, the project should be complete in the summer of 2019.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Jason Smith, SHA Project Engineer at jsmith34@sha.state.md.us or Mr. Ed Seeley, SHA District 3 Area Engineer at eseeley@sha.state.md.us.
 
10/5/2016A notice to proceed has been issued to the successful bidder of this contract. No construction is imminent.

For more information regarding this project, please contact Mr. Jason Smith, SHA Project Engineer at jsmith34@sha.state.md.us or Mr. Ed Seeley, SHA District 3 Area Engineer at eseeley@sha.state.md.us.
 
6/20/2016A notice to proceed (NTP) is scheduled to be issued to the successful bidder of this contract on 07/05/2016. con
 
1/1/2013Engineering underway.
 


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