The Maryland State Highway Administration plans to resurface about one mile of Colesville Road (U.S. Route 29) from Georgia Avenue to St. Andrews Way, according to a recent press release.

A contractor will patch, mill, pave and restripe the road. In addition, crews will install concrete bus pads to preserve pavement, do any needed cleaning and repairs of storm water systems, upgrade sidewalk ramps to meet ADA standards, and add concrete curbs and gutters.

The project is budgeted at $1.9 million and expected to be completed by the summer.

Single lane closures will take place Mondays through Fridays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., and Sunday nights through Friday mornings between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.

The road, which typically handles between 35,000-56,000 vehicles a day, is in rough condition due to patching following recent WSSC work on the underground pipelines.

Drivers can find real-time information on commuting conditions online.

Photo of part of stretch of Colesville Road to be resurfaced by Mike Diegel.

Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
State Plans to Resurface Portion of Colesville Road