To improve roadway drainage, the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is starting a $3.3 million safety and resurfacing project along a nearly half-mile section of US 301 (Robert Crain Highway) in Upper Marlboro in Prince George’s County. The project involves replacing existing inlets and curb and gutter, manhole and storm drain pipe work and slope stabilization to prevent roadway erosion between Old Crain Highway near the CSX railroad crossing to just south of MD 4 (Pennsylvania Avenue).

Other improvements include replacement of roadside and median guardrail, resurfacing of all traffic lanes and new pavement markings. More than 33,000 vehicles travel this section of US 301 each day, so travelers should plan extra commute time.

Crews will perform road patching, slope stabilization and drainage grate repairs and replacements. Crews are permitted to close lanes between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

In spring 2015, crews will also be permitted to work between 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday through Thursday nights for road resurfacing activities. SHA awarded the contract to Francis O. Day, Co., Inc. of Rockville.  The entire project should be complete by late fall 2015, weather permitting.

SHA may use electronic message boards, construction cones, barrels, arrow boards and a flagging operation to direct motorists through the work zone. As crews work to keep work zones safe, each driver needs to actively modify his or her driving style to help prevent crashes. Stay alert – look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and highway workers. Slow down and don’t follow too closely. Safer Driving. Safer Work Zones. For Everyone