Traffic at the intersection of Armory and Fairground roads in Prince Frederick will be reduced to one lane the evening of April 17 and continuing into the early morning hours of April 18 to allow workers to install a 12-inch water main.

The construction is part of the Chesapeake Boulevard road improvements project. Work will start at about 8 p.m. April 17 and will not last beyond 5 a.m. Temporary signage and a flagging operation will be set up at the intersection to direct traffic through the construction area.

The first phase of the project is nearly complete and included building the first half of a traffic circle at the intersection of Armory and Dares Beach roads. Traffic on Armory Road north of Dares Beach Road has been detoured but will be opened to allow right turns from Dares Beach Road onto Armory Road and right turns from Armory Road onto Dares Beach Road in the second phase, which is expected to begin April 23.

Maps plotting the project by phase and additional information are available at To learn more, contact Karl Deugwillo at or 410-535-1600, ext. 2546. A Facebook page has been established and will offer updates on the project as it progresses.