SHA set to upgrade lighting on Naval Academy Bridge in Annapolis

$350K project gets under way Monday

  • United States Naval Academy Bridge.
United States Naval Academy Bridge. (KIM HAIRSTON / Baltimore…)
August 07, 2014|Staff Reports, The Baltimore Sun

The State Highway Administration will begin a project Monday designed to upgrade 80 light poles and fixtures on the Route 450 (King George Street) bridge over Severn River, also known as the Naval Academy Bridge, in Annapolis.

Work includes replacing poles and wiring and installing new decorative, energy-efficient LED lighting.

The bridge has sidewalks and bike lanes in both directions. Crews will work on one side of the bridge at a time, closing one sidewalk and bicycle lane. Signs will be in place to help guide pedestrians and cyclists through the work zone. Work hours are Sunday through Thursday nights, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

The work will be completed this fall, and SHA will maintain bridge lighting throughout construction.

SHA awarded a $350,000 contract for the project to Midasco of Elkridge. An average of 17,000 vehicles cross this bridge each day.

Those who have questions about the project may contact the SHA District 5 Office at 1-800-331-5603.

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