ROAD RESURFACING PROJECT CONTINUES
Starting on or about September 23, 2010, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS) will continue the project to resurface the Battlefield Tour Road at Antietam National Battlefield.
ALL BATTLEFIELD TOUR ROADS WILL BE OPEN FOR THE MEMORIAL ILLUMINATION.
North of MD Route 34
VISITOR CENTER PARKING LOT: CLOSED TOMORROW Friday 11/19- WILL REOPEN FOR WEEKEND. PARKING WILL BE AVAILABLE IN DONUT OR PIT.
RICHARDSON AVE: CLOSURE SCHEDULED FOR 11/22
MUMMA LANE: CLOSURE SCHEDULED FOR 11/23
Starke Ave. is closed.
BEGINNING IN OR AROUND NOV 22-24
- ROAD STRIPING OF PAVED PORTIONS OF THE TOUR ROAD AND VISITOR CENTER PARKING LOT- NO CLOSURES SHOULD BE IN EFFECT WHEN THIS IS DONE
- CONTINUED WORK ON STONE WATERWAYS AND GUARDRAILS.
- PATCHING OF CONCRETE ON SHERRICK RUN BRIDGE, THIS WORK WILL INVOLVE A ONE DAY CLOSURE. NO DATE HAS BEEN SET AT THIS TIME. THIS SHOULD SERVE AS A HEADS UP.
ESTIMATED PROJECT SHUT DOWN IS DEC. 3, 2010.
PROJECT SUMMARY: 80% of the project work has been completed on the project South of MD Route 34. Work will continue on the stone ditches and headwalls and Sherrick Run Bridge. Also guardrails will be installed.
The park will remain open to visitors but over the course of the project some areas will be temporarily closed and detours will be in place. During critical periods such as the period around the Memorial Illumination a hold will be placed on construction so there will be little impact to visitors. Antietam National Battlefield staff asks for the visitor's patience and understanding of the short term inconvenience, in order to provide long term benefits.
Please visit the Antietam National Battlefield web site (www.nps.gov/anti) or call 301-432-5124 for the most updated information on closures. FHWA and the NPS remind visitors to use caution when passing though work zones.