On Route 210, has the Kerby Hill Road project stalled?
The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration is assuring drivers that efforts to make Indian Head Highway safer are ongoing, despite a couple of unexpected setbacks.
An interchange project will eventually send Livingston Road and Kerby Hill Road above Indian Head Highway on a two-lane bridge. The traffic signal south of the Beltway at Wilson Bridge Drive will be eliminated. Three children were killed by a drunk driver at the intersection
For years, the stretch of Route 210 between the Beltway and Palmer Road has been flanked by a muddy wayside and slowly constructed sound walls.
"There was some delay there with some late design additions to that and also some utility relocations work that wasn't first identified but it's back on track again," said Charlie Gischlar with MDOT. The work to build the new overpass and the median exit ramps will start revving up in the coming months, Gischlar said.
Drivers will begin noticing more vertical infrastructure on the median where the ramps will eventually be located. When the new bridge opens, drivers will exit onto Kerby Hill Road from the left lanes of Indian Head Highway.
There will likely be some off-peak single lane closures during the middays but the overhead steel work for the overpass won't be happening until later this year.
In the meantime, crews will be setting posts for the southbound sound wall and will be regrading the earth on the northbound side for the next couple of weeks.