Cone Zone: Updates on D.C.-area work zones

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  • A parkway upgrade in Columbia, Md. 

    Posted by WTOP/Dave Dildine
     
    Carl in Germantown writes: 
     
    "...Snowden River Parkway near Broken Land Parkway. There's been a small sign warning of road work starting about 4/15/19. It doesn't mention for how long. No detour signs have been posted that I've seen."
     
    It turns out this popular parkway for local drivers in Columbia, Md. is receiving an upgrade. The Snowden River Parkway runs parallel to Interstate 95 and Route 29 and offers some refuge from the congestion on the highways nearby. But lately, backups have formed at the parkway's southern end. 

    Howard County is planning to add a third left turn lane to the Snowden River Parkway between Minstrel Way and Broken Land Parkway to alleviate the recurring congestion. The traffic signal at Broken Land Parkway will also be modified to help move traffic southward toward Route 32. 

    Single lanes closures are planned for some weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to daytime construction work, there will also be "approximately 10 nights of after-hours temporary lane closures," the county wrote in a press release

    Howard County officials estimate that project should wrap up by August. 
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