The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is temporarily closing southbound US 301 (Blue Star Memorial Highway) over the Chester River from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and tomorrow, Monday and Tuesday, November 21-22, for bridge patching work.
Detour signs are being posted during the closures directing southbound US 301 motorists to exit at MD 291 west to MD 290 south to MD 544 east and back to US 301 south. Detour length is about eight miles. This work will not impact northbound US 301 traffic.
Maryland’s Move Over Law requires motorists to make a lane change or slow down when approaching any stopped, standing or parked vehicle displaying hazard warning lights, road flares or other caution signals. The expanded law is in place to protect emergency responders and motorists who encounter a roadside emergency.
From intersection improvements to widening and new interchange construction, MDOT SHA is investing in projects to enhance the commute and daily travel for millions of Marylanders. MDOT SHA maintains more than 2,500 bridges and 17,000 miles of non-toll state roads – the interstate, US and state numbered routes in Maryland’s 23 counties.