It was a $14 million dollar project
Frederick, MD (KB) The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Association has wrapped up construction on a new MD 355 Bridge at Monocacy National Battlefield. Spokesperson, Sherry Christian, said final paving has been completed.
“There is just some polishing, that we call, that they still have to do but none of that will affect folks being able to use, utilize it, and enjoy the new bridge,” she said.
In addition to replacing the 90-year-old structure, the $14 million dollar project included enhancing sidewalks and shoulders to make the area safer for visitors.
“Now for folks visiting the battlefield, they have safe access to it,” Christian explained. “They have shoulders and a sidewalk now that they can view the battlefield from.”
Along with sidewalks and shoulders, crews also installed a new retaining wall, storm water drainage facilities, and repaved a CSX access road.
Christian said the bridge will serve as an alternative for commuters who do not wish to travel on I270.
“It’s now a wider and safer bridge for all the commuters. I know some folks they just really did not like to travel I270, and so this is an alternative for that,” she said.
This project is part of Governor Larry Hogan’s $1.97 million dollar investment in highways and bridges.