Severn River Bridge project in Maryland set for Memorial Day completion

The half-mile bridge on U.S. Rte. 50 will be widened from six to seven lanes

January 10, 2018

The multimillion-dollar Severn River Bridge project in the Annapolis area is on track to be completed by Memorial Day, according to Maryland transportation officials.

The half-mile bridge on U.S. Rte. 50, now slightly ahead of schedule, will be widened from six lanes to seven lanes. A fourth travel lane is being constructed on the eastbound side. The fourth lane will act as a transition lane, connecting the on-ramp from Rowe Boulevard on one side of the bridge to the S.R. 2 off-ramp on the east side of the bridge.

The 12-ft lanes have been narrowed to 11 ft. Construction is underway between temporary jersey barriers set inside the east and west lanes. The space separating the east and west lanes is currently being fused together. Demolition of the concrete between the lanes has begun and steel reinforcement will be installed, creating a stable driving surface and permanently joining both spans.

The Maryland State Highway Administration says the $22.8 million project represents a local transformative effort to bring a regional benefit to at least three counties, including Annapolis residents.

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Source: WTOP Radio

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