Forest Drive Lane Widening Set to Begin
|Annapolis (March 5, 2010) - The Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works will begin work next week to make improvements to Forest Drive and help ease congestion on the heavily traveled road. The work to widen Forest Drive in each direction from Bywater Road to past Hilltop Lane is expected to begin March 8.|
Improvements include the lane widening from two to three lanes and modifications to the medians, traffic islands and drainage to support the work. A hiker/biker trail will be installed along the east bound travel lanes and a stormwater bio-retention facility will also be added to correct existing erosion problems on the south side of Forest Drive, across from Hilltop Lane. Improvements also include upgraded signalization at the intersections where Forest Drive intersects with Bywater Road, South Cherry Grove Road and Hilltop Lane.
In an effort to minimize traffic impact, there will be no daytime lane closures. A minimum of two through travel lanes will be maintained in each direction between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. From 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., a minimum of one through travel lane must be maintained.
Work will be allowed Monday through Saturday. The expected completion date of this project is December 13, 2010.