Jul. 5, 2012
The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will begin a resurfacing project this Sunday, July 8, on both U.S. Rt. 219 (East Oak Street and South 3rd Street) and Md. Rt. 39 (East Oak Street) in Oakland.
SHA will mill, resurface, and restripe Rt. 219 between 8th Street and Center Street, as well as Rt. 39 from South 3rd Street to the Little Youghi-ogheny River Bridge. Weather permitting, the project will be complete by the end of July.
Motorists should anticipate lane closures on both routes between 5 p.m. and 5 a.m. Sunday evenings through Friday mornings. No parking will be permitted on Rt. 219 from 8th Street to Center Street between 4 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday evenings through Friday mornings.
SHA will use variable message boards, temporary signs, cones, and barrels, along with flagging operations to guide motorists through the work zone.
According to SHA, more than 15,000 vehicles per day use Rt. 219, and about 6,000 vehicles per day use Rt. 39 in the project area, so motorists should prepare for delays.
SHA awarded the $4.5 million contract to Keystone Lime of Springs, Pa. Customers who have questions about the work may contact Beverly Blank, project engineer, at 301-895-3234.
Anyone with questions about traffic operations along Rt. 219 or other state numbered routes in Garrett County may also call SHA’s District 6 Office at 301-729-8400 or toll free at 800-760-7138.
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