New Phase Next Week For Work On Rt. 340 Bridge Over Catoctin Creek

Work will be done day and night, 24/7 until it’s completed.

Jefferson, Md. (KM) – If you regularly travel over the Route 340 bridge over Catoctin Creek in Jefferson, here’ s a heads-up. The Maryland Department of Transpiration State Highway Administration says beginning at 9:00 AM on Monday, March 21st,¬†crows¬†will be working continuously on the span, day and night.

“What our crews are going to be doing is they’re going to be repairing potholes, installing planking braces that will strengthen the bridge deck; they’ll also be doing some patching of the concrete,” says SHA spokeswoman Shantee Felix. She the work is expected to be completed in April, weather permitting.

“We’re just reminding motorists that we’re going to have at least one travel lane open in each direction throughout the project,” Felix continues. “We’re  just telling motorists that they should expect  significant delays while this is going on.”

SHA recommends motorists who travel this bridge   find alternate routes while this project is underway. But if you must travel through the construction, Felix says reduce your speed. “Focus on driving, and look for reduced speed limits, signs and other driving pattern changes,” she says.

MDOT SHA will use electronic boards, cones, barrels and signs to alert drivers about lane closures and guide them  through the work zone.

By Kevin McManus