Maryland State Highways Administration News Release
CSX REPAIRS TO RAILROAD CROSSING WILL CLOSE NORTH AND SOUTHBOUND US 301 NEAR UPPER MARLBORO IN PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY
Temporary Weekend Closure: Starts Friday Evening, April 11; Reopens Monday Morning, April 14; Detour Signs and Emergency Traffic Patrols Will Direct and Assist Travelers
(April 2, 2014) – Beginning Friday, April 11, CSX Transportation will begin repairs to their railroad crossing at US 301 (Crain Highway) near Upper Marlboro in Prince George’s County, which will require the temporary closure of a tenth of mile section of north and southbound US 301 between Chew Road and the Marlboro Crossroads area just south of MD 4 (Pennsylvania Avenue). CSX crews will close northbound US 301 lanes at 5 p.m. and southbound US 301 lanes at 7 p.m. All lanes are scheduled to open no later than Monday, April 14 at 5 a.m.
The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is assisting by providing regional and local signed detours to help drivers navigate around the work area. SHA also is deploying Emergency Traffic Patrols in this area to direct and assist motorists. Regional travelers may use MD 4, I-495 (Capital Beltway), MD 5, and US 301. Local travelers and residents will be directed to use MD 4, MD 223 and Rosaryville Road. Residents and local businesses will have access to their properties. Portable electronic message signs will be placed along US 301 on Friday, April 4 alerting drivers to the upcoming work. Cones and barrels will also alert motorists to the work zone.