Montpelier Hills News

Route 1 & Contee Rd Construction Affects Traffic

Today i saw this posted at the Silver Diner on Route 1, Laurel, MD.
The last paragraph has links to graphics of the construction plan and detour map.


Centre at Laurel, LLC
170 Jennifer Road
Annapolis, MD 21401


Traffic Shifts and Construction Work – Beginning on or about October 7, 2005
The Maryland State Highway Administration will assist Petrie Ventures with lane closures along US 1 in Laurel beginning on or about Friday, October 7 for up to eight days as part of Petrie Ventures construction of the Centre at Laurel in Prince George’s County.

Beginning on or about October 7, traffic along US 1 in the area of Contee Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction for up to eight days, twenty-four hours each day.

Through traffic along US 1 is being asked to AVOID THE AREA and use I-95, the Baltimore-Washington Parkway or MD-197 (Laurel Bowie Road) as alternate routes. Access to all businesses along US 1 will be maintained though some left-turning movements may be restricted during temporary phases of construction. All pedestrian movements will be maintained though pedestrian activity in the area is limited.

MAJOR DELAYS are expected throughout the US 1 corridor, particularly during peak traffic periods. Single-lane traffic will be shifted along US 1 north and south of the US 1/Contee Road intersection to allow for construction of two new box culverts under US 1. Left turns from Southbound US 1 onto Contee Road will be restricted for the duration of the construction. Motorists will be directed from Southbound US 1 onto Cherry Lane to Maryland 197 back to Contee Road. The US 1/Contee Road intersection floods frequently. The new drainage system will improve drainage dramatically.

When the entire project is complete in early December, the intersection will include north and southbound double left turn lanes at all four approaches and additional safety features on US 1.

Contact Information
Any questions regarding the construction of the Centre at Laurel or construction-related questions about the work along US 1 should be directed to Karen Colony, Marketing and Public Relations Manager of Petrie Ventures, 1-800-970-0298.

More information:
Click here to view a conceptual drawing that shows both the before and after of the US 1 and Contee Road improvements.

Click here to view the Maryland State Highway Administration Press Release.

Click here to view detour plan.