MD 5 Bridge Replacement Underway Near Lex. Park


Minimal Traffic Impacts Expected during Replacement of Structure over Eastern Branch

The existing MD 5 (Point Look Out Road) Bridge over Eastern Branch in St. Mary's County (Photo: SHA)
The existing MD 5 (Point Look Out Road) Bridge over Eastern Branch in St. Mary's County (Photo: SHA)

ANNAPOLIS (April 8, 2015) – The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) has begun replacement of the MD 5 (Point Lookout Road) Bridge over Eastern Branch south of Lexington Park in St. Mary’s County.

Work includes replacement of the existing structure with a 55-foot long pre-stressed concrete bridge, realignment and repaving of one-half mile of roadway, drainage and landscaping. Crews are constructing the new bridge adjacent to the existing span, allowing SHA to maintain traffic throughout all phases of construction. Completion is estimated spring 2016, weather permitting.

Originally constructed in 1936, the existing 37-foot long, steel beam bridge has reached the end of its useful service life. Nearly 8,000 vehicles cross the bridge each day. SHA awarded a $3.4 million contract to Anchor Construction of Washington, DC.

Customers with questions about this project may contact the District 5 Office at 410-841-1000 or toll-free at 1-800-331-5603 or by email at shadistrict5 [at] sha.state.md.us.

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