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County:Washington Project Number:WA344_52
IS 0081 MARYLAND VETERANS MEMORIAL HIGHWAY IHB - SOUTH OF US 11 IN WEST VIRGINIA TO NORTH OF MD 63/68
Status
10/3/2017The project is 27% complete.

Current Work
Excavating for new pier footers.
Placing concrete for new piers and footers.
Installing pipe and inlets.

MD 63/68 Bridge
Installed temporary concrete barriers and began removal of existing bridge deck and beams.

I-81 in West Virginia
Placing stone base material and hot mix asphalt base in median for roadway widening.
Installing concrete drainage pipes.


Upcoming Work
I-81 Bridge over Potomac River
Continue placement of concrete for footers and piers.

MD 63/68 Bridge
Continue removal of deck and beams.

I-81 in West Virginia
Continue placement stone base and hot mix asphalt for roadway widening.

 
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
Construction Fall 2016 Winter 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    Contractor's Information Center
Construction Phase For General Lane Closure Information click HERE
  Begin Construction (Notice To Proceed)
  Open to Traffic:
 
Status Updates
 
10/3/2017The project is 27% complete.

Current Work
Excavating for new pier footers.
Placing concrete for new piers and footers.
Installing pipe and inlets.

MD 63/68 Bridge
Installed temporary concrete barriers and began removal of existing bridge deck and beams.

I-81 in West Virginia
Placing stone base material and hot mix asphalt base in median for roadway widening.
Installing concrete drainage pipes.


Upcoming Work
I-81 Bridge over Potomac River
Continue placement of concrete for footers and piers.

MD 63/68 Bridge
Continue removal of deck and beams.

I-81 in West Virginia
Continue placement stone base and hot mix asphalt for roadway widening.

 
8/15/2017The week of August 21st, during night hours of 9pm-5am, crews will place structural steel beams for the new bridge. Crews will also need to work Friday evening, August 25th to complete the placement of beams.
 
8/1/2017Work is 22% complete.

Work Accomplished:
¿ Poured Abutment B Footer, stem and beam seats.
¿ Poured SB Pier 7 Cap and removed forms
¿ Completed driving sheet piles and excavation at Pier 2 SB
¿ Placed formwork and steel cage for NB Pier 7 Cap.
¿ Poured WV Inlets

Upcoming Work:
¿ Pour NB Pier Cap 7
¿ Pour SB Pier 2 Footer
¿ Continue unclassified excavation and placement of sub grade in West Virginia.
 
6/21/2017The project is 21% Complete

Current Work:
Began removing sod from I-81 WV median.
Completed grinding of 4 ft. shoulder in WV median.
Completed Southbound Pier 7 footer.
Placed concrete for portion of SB Pier 7 column.
Backfilled Southbound Pier 7 footer and removed sheet piles and rings.
Building Northbound Pier 7 cofferdam.

Upcoming Work:
Drive piles for Northbound and Southbound Abutment B (night work).
Excavate and begin work on Abutment B.
Drive sheet piles at Northbound Pier 7.
Complete grinding of 4ft shoulder in WV median.
Continue patching various locations on Potomac River Bridge.
Begin first segment of full depth excavation for new roadway and concrete barrier wall starting at south end of project and working north.
 
4/10/2017The project is 18% complete.

Current Work:
C&O Canal trail protection structure complete.
Completed removal of I-81 SB right shoulder rumble strips.

Upcoming Work:
Begin removal of I-81 NB right shoulder rumble strips.
Begin eradication of existing pavement markings I-81 SB.
Ironworkers continue preparing reinforcing steel for Pier No. 7 footer.

 
2/9/2017The project is 14% Complete

Recent Work:
Contractor has placed the first set of temporary piers in water and the first section of temporary bridge deck. (This temporary platform is needed for the contractor to work from when building the new piers for the widening. This will help minimize the traffic impact.) Also, excavation of the I-81 median on the north side of the bridge over the Potomac has begun with temporary nighttime lane closures. Rock is being removed so that new travel lanes can be added.

Upcoming Work:
Contractor will continue placing temporary piers and bridge deck sections (water level permitting). Excavation of median will continue at the northbound abutment via night work from 9 PM to 5 AM. Single lane closures may be used to complete this work. Crews will also begin work on C & O Canal property when a Special Use Permit is received from the National Park Service.
 
10/6/2016The bridge widening project is scheduled to begin the week of 10/17. Crews will begin work under the bridge and work towards the bridge deck (riding surface); therefore, traffic will not be impacted.
 
1/1/2016Engineering underway. Construction to begin during budget fiscal year. West Virginia is contributing $39.0 million for the additional widening to the Maryland State Line.
 


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