The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration is beginning a project to resurface nearly one mile of U.S. 29 (Colesville Road) between MD 97 (Georgia Avenue) and St. Andrews Way (near Sligo Creek Parkway) in downtown Silver Spring. The $1.9 million project should be complete by summer 2019. The project is expected to improve ride quality for thousands of drivers.
Pedestrian traffic will be maintained during construction but may be directed to the nearest signalized intersection for safe crossings.
The contractor is permitted to close a single lane Mondays through Fridays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Sunday nights through Friday mornings between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. There is a range of between 35,000-56,000 vehicles that use this section of US 29 on average.
Drivers are encouraged to stay alert and look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes, and highway workers. More information about the project is available here.