TRAFFIC ADVISORY: WSSC Road Repair To Cause Road Closures On MD 355/Rockville Pike In Southbound Lanes

Work to begin on Tuesday, December 1; Expected to last 5-10 days

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OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Laurel – November 25, 2015: WSSC contractors will be shutting down two southbound lanes on Rockville Pike (MD 355) near the Cedar Lane intersection beginning Tuesday, December 1, to complete necessary road repairs. Weather permitting, the repairs are expected to take 5-10 days.

The right two southbound lanes will be completely shut down once repairs begin, with a temporary Jersey wall erected to protect the construction area. The two remaining open lanes will consist of one through lane and one right turn lane onto W. Cedar Lane. As the repairs progress, one additional through lane will be re-opened. Despite earlier reports, there is no work being done on the northbound lanes of Rockville Pike.

The repairs are confined to the road and do not affect the water mains. No customers will be out of service during these repairs.

The repairs are necessary due to damage caused by a 16-inch water main break on October 12. The 74-year-old cast iron pipe caused significant damage to the road and to the adjacent embankment. Crews will shore up the undermined road and the surrounding area and replace the curb and gutter drainage system.

WSSC appreciates the patience of all the commuters affected by the traffic consequences. WSSC will provide progress updates via traditional and social media throughout the repair project.

For 100 years, WSSC has proudly served the citizens of Prince George’s and Montgomery counties – providing drinking water that has always met strict Safe Drinking Water Act standards and protecting the environment through vital water resource recovery services. Our vision is to be THE world-class water utility, where excellent products and services are always on tap.

 

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