June 20, 2024

Bridge at Allens Fresh Run to Close Saturday Morning

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will close the MD 234 (Budds Creek Road) bridge over Allens Fresh Run in Charles County this Saturday, December 8 to inspect and resurface the bridge. This is the temporary bridge which was installed in 2011 following severe storm damage from Hurricane Irene.
To ensure the safety of workers and motorists, SHA must close MD 234 at the bridge for approximately 12 hours, from 12 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday morning. While the closure is relatively short, SHA understands the importance of this route and the need to maintain well-signed access between Charles and St. Mary’s Counties. Electronic message signs will be placed alerting motorists to the upcoming work this week, and detour signs will be in place this weekend to guide motorists around the work zone via state-maintained roads (MD 6 and MD 236). SHA will also employ traditional and social media (e.g., Twitter, Facebook) to advertise the closure. Emergency responders in both counties, as well as the Patuxent River Naval Air Station, will be notified as well.
Design of the permanent MD 234 replacement structure is nearly complete. SHA expects to advertise this project for bid in the spring with construction anticipated to begin next summer. Note construction of the new bridge will take place in two phases, allowing SHA to maintain MD 234 traffic on the temporary bridge with no anticipated closures during construction.


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