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MDOT SHA Lane Shift at Point Lookout State Park on MD Rt. 5 Beginning Tuesday, August 3, 2021

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is preparing to temporarily shift traffic along MD 5 (Point Lookout Road) in St. Mary’s County between Camp Brown Road and the Point Lookout State Park entrance Tuesday, August 3, as part of the $24 million project to enhance safety along the roadway. Part of Governor Larry Hogan’s $1.97 billion investment in highways and bridges, the project widens the 2.2-mile section of MD 5 from south of Camp Brown Road to the entrance to Point Lookout State Park, creating better and safer access for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers visiting the park. The lane shift is expected to be in place through early 2022. In recent months, crews have performed construction work that includes pipe installation, erosion and sediment and clearing, milling and stabilizing the outside shoulders of the existing two-lane roadway. Crews widened the existing shoulder by four feet to maintain two travel lanes throughout construction. The widening allows the lane shift so that crews can work along the southbound travel lane. The overall project also includes installation of a 2,800-foot-long hiker-biker path from the Point Lookout Park Ranger station to the causeway, and environmental mitigation and restoration measures. Portable […]

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