CENTREVILLE — The State Highway Administration will move the new MD 213 bridge at Old Mill Stream Branch into place this weekend, Oct. 18-20. This will require the complete closure and detour of MD 213 at the work location, between Hillside and Citgo.
To maximize available work time, SHA will close MD 213 at 8 p.m. Thursday night, Oct. 17. Detour signs will be posted. This closure will continue through the weekend until the new bridge is secured in place. With good weather SHA will reopen MD 213 no later than 5 a.m. Monday morning, Oct. 21.
Please plan ahead and allow extra time for any travel into Centreville during these hours.
Note that this closure may particularly affect Friday morning and evening commuter traffic through Centreville. Commuters traveling between MD 213 and US 301 on Friday are urged to use alternate routes such as MD 305, MD 405 or MD 19.
Additionally, when the closure is in effect, pedestrians and cyclists will not be able to cross the stream at this location.
Plans are to demolish and remove the old bridge Thursday night and Friday. Saturday the site will be prepared for the bridge move. Saturday night and Sunday, workers will move the new bridge into place. Sunday, the new bridge will be secured, and workers will pave and stripe the road and clean up.
There has been a lot of curiosity surrounding this bridge move with many area residents indicating they'd like to come out and watch. Please note that SHA must keep all unauthorized personnel out of the work zone for safety reasons. Also, the actual bridge move will be overnight Saturday and it will be a slow process likely taking all night. SHA is asking that people stay out of the area, and they will take plenty of pictures of the work to share next week.