Road Work Closes Mill Swamp, Expect Delays on Muddy Creek
Road improvements along Muddy Creek Road (MD-468) and Mill Swamp Road are underway, impacting travel for commuters and residents. These road improvements are in addition to the work being conducted at Muddy Creek Road and Central Avenue (MD-214).
According to Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) spokesman David Buck, re-paving of Muddy Creek Road began on June 1 and will end in mid-July. The state will spend approximately $700,000 to re-surface a five-mile stretch beginning at Route 214 and ending at Route 255 in West River.
The roadway and shoulder of Muddy Creek will be milled down to remove deteriorated sections. Once complete, a smooth, paved surface will be applied along with new striping.
Work is being done between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Buck said small sections of Muddy Creek are being re-worked at a time to help manage traffic flow. A flagging operation is on-site to help drivers navigate the work zone.
In addition, Mill Swamp Road, a throughway for drivers connecting Muddy Creek Road and Route 2/Solomons Island Road is closed until July 6, 2012 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. The county is replacing approximately ten corroded pipes under the road. Residents who live along Mill Swamp Road will be permitted. All other drivers are being rerouted to either South River Clubhouse Road in Harwood or Owensville Road in West River.