Nice Bridge 24/7 weekend flagging


WHAT: The Nice Bridge (US 301) across the Potomac River will be reduced
to one lane with flagging operations alternating northbound and
southbound traffic weekends in late September. Until now, off-peak
flagging operations were limited to Monday through Thursday
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and overnight from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the
following morning.

WHEN: The weekends of Sept. 22 and Sept. 29 will feature 24/7
continuous flagging operations between 9 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m.
Monday. In the event of inclement weather, work also may occur
the weekend of Oct. 13.

WHY: Toll Dollars at Work. Crews are performing work as part of the
Maryland Transportation Authority’s (MDTA) $5.4 million project
to repair the substructure and superstructure of the Nice Bridge. The
the project began in spring 2017 and is expected to be complete in early

Drivers may observe equipment like bridge inspection trucks on the bridge as well
as inspectors climbing and moving over the structure.

Trucks greater than 10-feet wide will not be permitted to cross the bridge
during flagging operations.

Drivers of vehicles exceeding the width restriction must call 301-259-4444 to obtain
approval and schedule an escort. Calls must be made one hour prior to arrival at the
bridge and will only be accepted between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through
Thursday. In addition, no overweight vehicles (80,000+ lbs) will be permitted
to cross the bridge when there is construction on the bridge.

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The MDTA thanks its customers for their patience and reminds them to Stay Alert
So No One Gets Hurt!!

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