It's expected to last into summer.
Roadwork is underway on Route 550/Sabillasville Road in Washington County. The State Highway Administration says crews will be grinding, resurfacing and applying new pavement on Route 550 between the Frederick County line and McAfee Hill Road (Route 491), a distance of about 1.4-miles.
"During the construction, which will be going on basically throughout the daylight hours, we're going to have a single lane closure. You'll come across flaggers who will direct you through the workzone," says Heather Keels, a spokeswoman for the SHA.
The crews from C.J. Miller LLC of Hampstead, Maryland, the contractor, will be working Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM until 7:00 PM.
SHA urges motorists to slow down and stay alert when coming up on workzones. Keels says Maryland drivers should be seeing more of them as the weather gets warmer.
She says the project, which costs $1-million, is expected to be completed by summer, weather permitting.
About 1800 motorists travel that roadway each day, according to SHA.
So why only the Washington County section of Route 550? Why not the segment in Frederick County as well, Keels was asked. "Our projects are managed on a district by district level, and so this was the portion was taking place in our District 6, which is Washington County to the west," she responds. "They just decided based on how recently the area's been paved, and what the needs are within that county."