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County:Prince George's Project Number:PG758_51
MD 0004 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE FORESTVILLE ROAD TO MD 458 (SILVER HILL ROAD)
Status
12/6/2017Paving work on the project is nearing completion.

Additional remaining work on the project includes sidewalk, curb and gutter and roadway grading and other project punch list items.

The project is nearly 90 percent complete and should be finished by late spring 2018.

Foe more information about this project, please contact MDOT SHA Project Engineer Gary Stahl at gstahl@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 2014 Spring 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
 
12/6/2017Paving work on the project is nearing completion.

Additional remaining work on the project includes sidewalk, curb and gutter and roadway grading and other project punch list items.

The project is nearly 90 percent complete and should be finished by late spring 2018.

Foe more information about this project, please contact MDOT SHA Project Engineer Gary Stahl at gstahl@sha.state.md.us .
 
10/23/2017The updated estimated completion date for the project is late spring 2018.

Between now and the end of the project, crews will complete the following work:

• Wedge and level
• Resurfacing
• Pavement marking
• Sidewalk
• Curb
• Gutter
• Drainage
• Landscaping
• Traffic signals
• Storm water management and bio swale work

Any incomplete resurfacing from this fall will be completed next construction season, beginning next spring.
 
8/1/2017Northbound MD 4 traffic is now in its final configuration in
upcoming weeks (weather and progress permitting).

• Southbound MD 4 traffic is now in its final configuration.

• The traffic switches are a prerequisite to complete the
shoulder and shared-use path.

• Median work is 80 percent complete to-date with final
guardrail and signage to remain .

• The project should be substantially complete by the
end of 2017.

• The project is currently 50 percent complete.

Metro bus stops from on MD 4 from Donnell Drive to Silver
Hill Road in the northbound direction will be hindered for
approximately four months and patrons may have to board
at the nearest turn lane area where the bus can pick you up.

• All pedestrians should stay alert of equipment between
Forestville Road to Silver Hill Road

• The pedestrian path between Walters Lane and Donnell
Drive will be re-directed in a few spots due to the work in the
middle of the existing pedestrian path.

• Drivers should stay alert of the new traffic pattern between
Forestville Road and Donnell Drive as the lane has shifted
towards the northbound median.

• All of MD 4 (Forestville Road to Silver Hill Road) has
switched to the median lanes.

• Crosswalks will be re-directed during construction of the new
channelization islands.

•Southbound MD 4 traffic from Silver Hill Road to Forestville
Road will switch from the outside two lanes to the inside two
lanes near the median

• New street lighting poles will be installed

• Work on northbound and southbound MD 4 will continue
concurrently through the end of the project

• Permissible lane closure and work times for the duration of
the project are weekdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and overnight,
Sunday through Thursday, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

• Additional lane closures and work times may be necessary
to expedite the project and keep it on schedule

• The project should be substantially complete by the end of the year.

The following MDOT SHA personnel are available to answer
questions about this MD 4 project:

Mr. Dale Cheezum
MDOT SHA District 3 Project Engineer
dcheezum@sha.state.md.us
or

Mr. Vince Rethemeyer
MDOT SHA District 3 Area Engineer
orethemeyer@sha.state.md.us
 
6/12/2017Northbound MD 4 traffic is now in its final configuration in
upcoming weeks (weather and progress permitting).

• Southbound MD 4 traffic is now in its final configuration.

• The traffic switches are a prerequisite to complete the
shoulder and shared-use path.

• Median work is 80 percent complete to-date with final
guardrail and signage to remain .

• The project should be substantially complete by the end of 2017.

• The project is currently 50 percent complete.

Looking ahead:

Southbound MD 4 traffic from Silver Hill Road to Forestville
Road will switch from the outside two lanes to the inside two
lanes near the median

• New street lighting poles will be installed

• Work on northbound and southbound MD 4 will continue
concurrently through the end of the project

• Permissible lane closure and work times for the duration of
the project are weekdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and overnight,
Sunday through Thursday, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

• Additional lane closures and work times may be necessary
to expedite the project and keep it on schedule

For additional information on the project, please contact:

Mr. Dale Cheezum
District 3 Project Engineer
dcheezum@sha.state.md.us

OR

Mr. Vince Rethemeyer
District 3 Area Engineer
orethemeyer@sha.state.md.us
 
2/13/2017This week, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) will shift traffic lanes to create a road shoulder work zone on a portion of MD 4 (Pennsylvania Avenue) from Forestville Road to MD 458 (Silver Hill Road) as part of a $24 million pedestrian safety improvement project. Crews will remove concrete traffic barrier and apply new pavement markings. Lane widths in both directions of MD 4 will be reduced from 12 to 11 feet. To complete all phases of this traffic shift, crews are permitted to close one lane in both directions of MD 4 on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and overnight, Sunday through Thursday, between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Weather permitting, this portion of the traffic shift should be complete by late February. For real-time traffic information, 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. Dale Cheezum, SHA Project Engineer, at dcheezum@sha.state.md.us or Mr. Vice Rethemeyer, SHA District 3 Area Engineer at orethemeyer@sha.state.md.us.
 
2/1/2017Single northbound and southbound lane closures along MD 4 continue this winter for traffic signal infrastructure and clearing and grubbing work. For more information about this project please contact Mr. Dale Cheezum, SHA Project Engineer at dcheezum@sha.state.md.us or Mr. Vince Rethemeyer, SHA District 3 Area Engineer, at orethemeyer@sha.state.md.us
 
1/31/2017Placement of barrier in the median on MD 4 continues this winter as does lighting and traffic signal infrastructure work. The project is now 39 percent complete. Weather and progress permitting, the project should be complete late fall 2017. For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Dale Cheezum, SHA Project Engineer at dcheezum@sha.state.md.us or Mr. Vince Rethemeyer, SHA District 3 Area Engineer at orethemeyer@sha.state.md.us.
 
12/13/2016The week of December 12, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) will shift traffic lanes to create a road shoulder work zone on a portion of MD 4 (Pennsylvania Avenue) from Forestville Road to MD 458 (Silver Hill Road) as part of a $24 million pedestrian safety improvement project. Crews will remove concrete traffic barrier and apply new pavement markings. Lane widths in both directions of MD 4 will be reduced from 12 to 11 feet. To complete all phases of this traffic shift, crews are permitted to close one lane in both directions of MD 4 on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and overnight, Sunday through Thursday, between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Weather permitting, this portion of the traffic shift should be complete by late December. For real time traffic information, 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 SHA project engineer Dale Cheezum at dcheezum@sha.state.md.us or SHA area engineer Mr. Vice Rethemeyer at orethemeyer@sha.state.md.us. The project is now 28 percent complete.
 
9/20/2016Crews will soon finish work in the median of MD-4 from Walters Lane to Silver Hill Rd and reset traffic barrier wall from Forestville Road to Walters Lane.

This fall, crews w=will continue to work on the interconnect and signal work at all intersections on the project.

The project now stands at 30% complete. Weather and progress permitting, the project should be complete by late fall 2017.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Dale Cheezum, SHA Project Engineer at dcheezum@sha.state.md.us or Mr. Vince Rethemeyer, SHA District 3 Area Engineer at orethemeyer@sha.state.md.us.
 
6/1/2016Crews continue to use weekday lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and overnight, Sunday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. to perform work on the project on northbound and southbound MD-4 from Silver Hill Rd to Walters Lane.

Daytime activities include pothole repairs. Nighttime activities include roadway milling.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Dale Cheezum, SHA Project Engineer at dcheezum@sha.state.md.us or Mr. Vince Rethemeyer, SHA District 3 Area Engineer at orethemeyer@sha.state.md.us.

 
4/21/2016SHA is reviewing its projects to determine any potential impacts connected to an ongoing work stoppage by a large telecommunications provider as it relates to project utility relocations.
 
3/21/2016With warmer temperatures in the forecast, crews will soon turn their attention this spring to the new phase of work which will include a new traffic pattern on MD 4 (Pennsylvania Avenue) from Forestville Road to MD 458 (Silver Hill Road).

The work will involve removal existing pavement markings (line striping), replacing pavement markings and erecting concrete barrier to create a median work zone for the project.

SHA will conduct outreach regarding this next phase of work prior to the start of the work this spring.
 
11/23/2015Partial depth patching on the project is now complete. Weather permitting, full depth patching will begin within the next few weeks. The project currently stands at 14% complete. Weather and progress permitting, the project should be complete by late fall 2017.

For more information about this project, please contact Mr. Dale Cheezum, SHA Project Engineer, at 410.924.3394 or dcheezum@sha.state.md.us
 
11/2/2015Crrews are nearing completion of the preliminary work (roadway patching) along MD 4, which involved removing and filling in of sections of roadway to prepare for resurfacing during the end of the project in 2017.

To perform all phases of work throughout the lifetime of the project, crews are allowed to temporarily close one lane in each direction of MD 4:

- Weekdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Overnight, Sunday through Thursday, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

For more information about this project please call 1-844-701-4636.
 
8/27/2015Beginning in late August, crews will perform roadway patching along within the project limits to improve pavement conditions. Weather permitting the roadway patching should be complete by late fall. The roadway patching involves excavation and filling in of sections of roadway to prepare for resurfacing during the end of the project in 2017.

To expedite the roadway patching, crews are permitted to temporarily use steel plates along MD 4 to allow proper time for concrete used to fill in roadway trenches to cure (dry). Crews will secure all steel plates and remove them as soon as possible once it is safe for pedestrians and motorists.

To perform all phases of work throughout the lifetime of the project, crews are allowed to temporarily close one lane in each direction of MD 4:

• Weekdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and
• Overnight, Sunday through Thursday, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

For more information about this project please call 1-844-701-4636.
 
6/10/2015On Tuesday, June 16, the SHA project team is hosting a MD 4 public meeting at the Forestville Military Academy at 6 p.m.

Area residents, officials and commuity associations are encouraged to attend. This meeting is an opportunity to learn more about the construction schedule and the upcoming safety enhancements along this section of MD 4.
 
1/1/2013Engineering underway.
 


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   Informational Public Workshop

Date:

6/16/2015
Location:7001 Beltz Drive, Forestville ,MD 20747
 
 
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