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Muddy Creek Road Construction Delayed to Spring

Traffic barrels will remain on the road until spring when line painting can be completed.

Construction at the Muddy Creek Road intersection is being delayed until spring, when warmer temperatures will allow for line painting.

Over the past week, many readers have expressed concern over when the construction at the Muddy Creek Road intersection will finally be completed. Anne Arundel Department of Public Works spokesman Matt Diehl said it won’t be complete for a few more months.

"Barrels will be used until painting/striping is completed the spring,” Diehl said in an email. “It is too cold to paint/stripe at night and SHA permit does not allow this working during the daytime."

A reader emailed Patch this week noting that the barrels are often moved. He said the orange cones in the right eastbound turn lane are sometimes moved up against the railing, and then moved back to block the proposed eastbound right-turn lane a few days later.

Diehl commented that the moving cones are something work crews are aware of.

“We continue to put the barrels back when we see or alerted that they have been moved,” Diehl wrote.

Have you noticed that the barrels are sometimes moved? Are you frustrated that the painting won’t be finished until spring? Tell us in the comments.

Kaitlyn Carr (Editor) January 24, 2013 at 07:56 PM
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Mark W January 24, 2013 at 08:01 PM
so what is their excuse now after 4 years of construction, too hot, too cold, too wet too dry.I think they only worked 1 day a week in good weather. Have heard every excuse and now waiting again, how many more accidents in this mess. everyone needs to write and complain about this waste of money.
GPT January 24, 2013 at 09:03 PM
Gotta love those low bid government contracts!
Justin Duffy January 24, 2013 at 09:51 PM
Where do we write? What politician do we call ? THIS PROJECT IS A JOKE !
Chris S January 25, 2013 at 12:34 AM
They really haven't accomplished much, it seems, and the state they left their 'efforts' is pretty poor. Is there going to be a dedicated 2nd eastbound lane added this year, or is the merge that causes the backups going to be remain? I'd love to see some detailed plans about what work remains to be done.
Joe S January 25, 2013 at 01:09 PM
Agree this is ridiculous. I am too curious if anyone has any suggestions on who we can call or write to in order to express frustration. Also, I am glad that someone is moving the cones, traffic flows much better then when the cones are up.
Pat January 25, 2013 at 07:42 PM
Have they heard of temporary road tape? I believe they haven't even finished paving yet. What a complete mess...
SS January 25, 2013 at 09:28 PM
I bet if this "project" was in Davidsonville or Severna Park it would've been completed ahead of time and under budget.
Chris S January 25, 2013 at 11:35 PM
Even more concerning to me than the really poor effort in 'winterizing' the project, is that I'm not really sure if what was accomplished this year will actually help relieve traffic. Who cares about having a 2nd 214 westbound lane after the light? The bottlenecks are the 214 westbound lanes prior to the light, in the morning, and the merge to one 214 eastbound lane in the evenings. Neither of those problems have been addressed in the construction, to date. Please tell me this is what is on the agenda for this year....
Melanie January 27, 2013 at 01:54 PM
just one more excuse....
Carleen January 28, 2013 at 06:45 PM
I've called everyone who was in charge of this project and keep getting new names to blame. I wrote to Senator Hoyer with no reponse. I believe it's time to contact Fox 5 or some other tv station and let them report about this HORRIBLE situation. Road paving...really....it needs a hell of a lot more than just road paving. Last excuse was that they had a water problem that they couldn't "forsee" and were squabbling over price. Crappy contractor and Anne Arundel County ultimately are to blame and we are at their mercy unless we COMPLAIN....AND LOUDLY!!! How many years is it now??? Shoot....they finished the Mixing Bowl in Virginia during the time they started this project!!! Does it take MANY people to get killed before someone is held accountable????

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