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MDOT SHA Making Improvements on Darnestown Road and Veirs Mill Road

For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 29, 2017

This summer, the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) State Highway Administration (SHA) is resurfacing and making safety improvements on Darnestown Road and Veirs Mill Road. Weather permitting, both projects are expected to be completed by the end of the year.


Darnestown Road

SHA has begun a $2.5 million safety and resurfacing project along two miles of MD 28 between MD 124 (Quince Orchard Road) and Argosy Drive in Gaithersburg.

Crews will:

  • Resurface the roadway and apply new pavement markings;

  • Reconstruct sidewalks, sidewalk ramps and driveways for Americans with Disability Act (ADA) compliance;

  • Replace damaged and deteriorated curbs and gutters;

  • Replace and upgrade guardrails;

  • Clean inlets and pipes for better roadway drainage; and

  • Replace concrete bus pads.

SHA is permitted to close one lane Mondays through Fridays on westbound MD 28 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and one eastbound lane between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.  Motorists can also expect a single lane closure in both directions Sundays through Friday mornings between 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. 


For more information about the MD 28 project contact SHA Project Engineer David Coleman at 240-385-2692 or SHA District 3 Area Engineer. Michael Brown at 301-513-7367.


Veirs Mill Road

After July 4, SHA will begin a $3.5 million, 2.5-mile project on two portions of Veirs Mill Road in Wheaton – a section between the bridge over Rock Creek and Ferrara Avenue and another between MD 193 (University Boulevard) and MD 97 (Georgia Avenue).


In addition to resurfacing, crews will:


  • Install new concrete bus pads (pavement directly in front of a bus stop);

  • Replace damaged concrete curbs, gutters and sidewalks;

  • Construct pedestrian sidewalk ramps and driveways for American with Disability Act (ADA) compliance;

  • Remove and replace existing guardrails;

  • Clean existing drainage pipes and inlets for improved roadway drainage;

  • Stabilize the roadway slope to prevent soil erosion; and

  • Install new pavement markings once all resurfacing is complete.


SHA is permitted to close one lane in each direction Mondays through Fridays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and two lanes Sundays through Thursdays between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.  Off-peak weekend lane closures are also permitted. 

For more information
regarding the MD 586 project, contact SHA MDOT District 3 Project Engineer David Coleman at 240-385-2692 or MDOT SHA District 3 Area Engineer John Gover at 301-513-7336.

Release ID: 17-148
Media Contact: David Coleman 240-385-2692