Improvements to BWI Parkway Makes Roads SaferAugust 1, 2018
The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) recently began work on a $6 billion resurfacing project on the BWI Parkway between MD 100 and MD 175. Road work will begin in the southbound direction and officials anticipate the project to be complete by late fall of 2018. The parkway is a major commuting route into Washington, D.C., with over 100,000 commuters traveling each day. Highway officials believe that the resurfacing project will result in safer, smoother commutes on the parkway.
The massive project involves pavement patching, removal of the top level of asphalt, and paving and restriping over three miles of MD 295. In addition, drainage inlets and pipes will be cleaned, roadway slopes will be repaired, and damaged concrete drainage ditches will be replaced. Commuters should expect a higher volume of traffic while the project is being completed, particularly during the commuting hours. Therefore, motorists should consider alternate routes, and build in extra time to their commute.
Much of the work will be done from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. from Sunday nights to Friday mornings. To expedite the work, MDOT SHA will be closing two lanes between midnight and 5 a.m. These lane closures will be particularly helpful when workers begin the repaving process.
Safe Roadways Have Fewer Accidents
In addition to accidents caused by distracted, drowsy, or drunk drivers, poor road conditions can also lead to serious collisions. Swerving to avoid a large pothole or debris in the road can cause a motorist to hit another driver. If an accident like this occurs during busy commuting hours, it can involve multiple vehicles and cause serious injuries.
When approaching this stretch of highway, or any work zone, motorists need to stay alert and pay attention to reduced speed limit signs, lane shifts, and closures, as well as workers who may be directing traffic or working close to oncoming traffic. Slow down and avoid tailgating as this can cause unnecessary accidents, as well as endanger the lives of the road workers in the vicinity. Being stuck in traffic can be very frustrating but avoid taking it out on other drivers by honking your horn, sending rude gestures, or resorting to any other aggressive driving behaviors. In addition to increasing the risk of a car accident, road workers can become seriously injured if they are hit by a car because the driver was not paying attention or was driving aggressively.
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If you have been injured in a car accident on the BWI Parkway, or anywhere else in the state of Maryland, contact the Baltimore car accident lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton at your earliest convenience. Our skilled and experienced team will investigate the details of your case and work tirelessly to secure the maximum financial compensation you deserve for your injuries. Protecting your legal rights is our top priority. To schedule a free, confidential consultation, call us today at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact us online.
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