October 3, 2010

Paving to begin today on I-370 in Derwood

The State Highway Administration will carry out nighttime paving work on lanes of the Intercounty Connector from Sunday through Thursday between Shady Grove Road and Interstate 370. Crews will work between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. each day. No work is scheduled for Oct. 8 and 9, but might have to resume Oct. 10 depending on weather conditions.

The roads that are closest to the paving are Briardale Road, Polara Place, Rydal Terrace, Epsilon Drive, Amity Court and Amity Terrace. ICC spokesman Ray Feldmann said no nighttime paving will be done in the Winters Run community, where night work had been done earlier this month. He said no local roads will be closed due to the construction.

"The main reason for the overnight work is because we're getting close to a period where weather-wise, we will not be able to do much," he said. "We're running out of time on some of the paving operations."

Paving work can only be done when temperatures are 50 degrees or higher. Construction workers will use vibratory rollers to compact the asphalt, which tends to produce loud noises. SOURCE: Gazette

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