Painting, cleaning to begin on Allegany and Washington County bridges

April 13, 2012

The Maryland State Highway Administration will begin cleaning and painting 17 bridges in Allegany and Washington Counties next week, work that could cause lane closures, highway officials announced this week.

The work is expected to be completed in the fall of 2013, according to a SHA news release .

The SHA will work on eight bridges in Washington County, all of them in and around Hancock, including:

  • Main Street westbound in Hancock (Md. 144) over the Tonoloway Creek.
  • The Interstate-70 westbound ramp over I-70 eastbound.
  • I-70 eastbound over the I-68 ramp.
  • Interstate-68 westbound over I-70 eastbound and the I-68 ramp.
  • Both the eastbound and westbound I-70 bridges over the Tonoloway Creek.
  • The eastbound and westbound I-68 bridges over Sidling Hill Creek.
The project includes repainting the steal beams and bridge structures.

During the work on the individual bridges, single-lane closures could be in effect Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., and double lane closures could occur Sunday through Thursday between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m., the release said.

K&K Painting and Construction Co. of Baltimore has been contracted to work on the project, which will be completed in two separate contracts, the SHA said.

The overall project costs $2.1 million, $1.1 million of which will be used for work on the bridges in Washington County.

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