Fun for 270 commuters

Kim submits the following tip that should be of interest to all you 270 commuters out there …

I saw on the State Highway web site that they have put out a bid for the replacement of Dual Single Span Bridges No. 10080 on I-270 over Dr. Perry Road. The replacement bridge will be built on the same roadway alignment. The single span steel girder bridge will be 80′ long and 127′ wide. The project also includes 0.24 miles of road work on Dr. Perry Road beneath the bridge. During construction a temporary roadway will be constructed within the median of I-270 to maintain all lanes of traffic on I-270. On Dr. Perry Road, two way traffic will be maintained in one lane through a flagging operation while roadwork is being done.

Now, they could change their minds and the plans (and though it bids on June 19th, it could get postponed, and who knows when the project would actually start), but I thought you might like to have the heads-up.

Glad to see improvements to 270, but that should add some time to my commute. They better add room for an extra lane while they are busting the bridge up. If not it’s pretty much a useless exercise. Here is the announcement from the Maryland SHA on the project in case you are interested.

~Guy~

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0 thoughts on “Fun for 270 commuters

  1. If you think that’s going to be time-consuming, Guy, wait until the state gets to widening the I-270 bridge over Rt. 85, which is desperately needed for both roadways. Perhaps the SHA could build the new bridge overtop the existing one, as it did on the B-W Parkway at Rt. 410. (Maybe that could work for Dr. Perry as well.)

    BTW, the 270-85 area is where Lennie Thompson has repeatedly said he wants to charge a dime to every vehicle that passes through the area, in order to fund the (state!) project.

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  2. I meant to also mention the new 270 Intersection with Rt 75 (see page 55 in the above hyper link). I can’t find a date when this is going to start, but it will be several years before the “Urbana North” intersection at Park Mills in 2025.

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