*** TRAFFIC ADVICE ***
NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN FOR MOTORISTS AND PEDESTRIANS
TRAVELING TO THE PRIMARY SCHOOL THOMAS S. STONE
ACROSS THE 34TH STREET BRIDGE
Drivers must add additional time to account for the new traffic pattern.
(August 20, 2019) – In July, the Prince Georges County Department of Public Works and Transportation (PGC DPW&T) began the Allison Levee Street Flood Control Project includes levee and 34th Street rehabilitation and call bridge replacement E.
The Construction team closed the western part of the bridge for demolition and reconstruction. The open half of the bridge can accommodate a single road, which is traffic to the south and a pedestrian sidewalk. Traffic to the north is heading to follow a marked detour route along Arundel Rd, Russel Ave, and Queens Chapel Rd. There have been a number of meetings among the project's stakeholders, the most recent of which featured representatives from DPW&T, Public Schools, Police, County Council, Hyattsville, Brentwood and Mount Rainier. As a result, the following notices, instructions, and suggestions have been brought to your attention.
Aside from the additional congestion due to the new traffic pattern on the bridge, drivers and pedestrians approaching the school from the south of the bridge should not be affected. Crossing guards will continue to operate at the following intersections: 34th St and Allison St/Arundel Rd, 34th St and Webster St, and 37th St and Webster St (afternoon); Travelers approaching the school from the north of the bridge (via Chillum Rd/34th Street) are encouraged to avoid the work area if possible;
• In addition to half the bridge, the road between Mount Rainier Natural Center and 34th Street will be closed. Pedestrians and cyclists are directed to deviate along 31st Street and Arundel Rd to get to school; Project staff will stop construction work during school travel hours (7:00 AM to 8:00 AM, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM). They will remain on site to monitor and guide pedestrians through the work area and along the bridge, establish a traffic control operation at the intersection of 31st Street and Arundel Rd to assist pedestrian crossing; Do not enter active work spaces. Contractors have erected perimeter fences and barricades to clearly outline the prohibited areas. Separation and Security. Construction work will continue throughout the school year. The traffic pattern is expected to change slightly in the summer of 2020. The new western half of the bridge will open to traffic and the eastern half will be closed for demolition and reconstruction.
Contact: Prince Georges County 311
In the county, Dial 3-1-1. Otherwise, call 301-883-4748.