Resurfacing Rt. 40A In MIddletown To Begin Wednesday, Continue Through Thursday


SHA says it’s part of the $16-million Middletown Streetscape.



Middletown, Md (KM) Resurfacing of Route 40-A in Middletown will begin on Wednesday. The Maryland State Highway Administration says the work will take two days, and is part of the 16-million-dollar streetscape project.

Beginning on Wednesday, crews will resurface Route 40-A from Elm Street to Willow Street. The road will be close from Schoolhouse Drive to Willow Street. Traffic will be detoured to Green Street from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Flaggers will be posted at Route 17 (Church Street) to keep traffic flowing.

On Thursday, SHA says crews will resurface Route 40-A between Willow Street and Creamery Row .with a single lane closure and flagging operations.

The Middletown Streetscape includes new Americans with Disabilities Act compliant sidewalks and ramps, along with curb and gutter, crosswalks and new lighting along Route 40A between Ivy Hill Drive  and MIddletown Parkway.

The contractor for this project, Milani Construction, will use electronic message boards, signs and cones to alert motorists ahead of the closure and guide them through  the detours. Drivers are encouraged to give themselves extra time if traveling through the closure.



By Kevin McManus