New traffic pattern, signal on RT 235 and First Colony BLVD

News Release, St. Mary’s County Public Information Office

New Traffic Patterns in Effect for Woodland Acres Road and Oak Drive at MD 4

(April 10, 2019) – Today the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) activated the new traffic signal at the MD 235 (Three Notch Road) and First Colony Boulevard/California Boulevard intersection in California. At the same time, turning movements on Oak Drive will be permanently restricted to allow turns from northbound MD 4 (Patuxent Beach Road) to turn right onto Oak Drive.

The Woodland Acres community can be accessed from Northbound MD 4 or the full traffic movement access on MD 235. MDOT SHA’s, Penn Ave. Construction of Prince Frederick, will continue remaining work on the project including installing new concrete curb and gutter, paving and striping on Oak Drive between MD 4 and Christy Court. All work should be complete by early May.  

While MDOT SHA and its transportation partners work hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones, each driver needs to actively modify his or her driving style to help prevent crashes. Stay alert and look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and highway workers. Slow down and don’t follow too closely. Drive like you work here and pay close attention in work zones.

For a list of all major MDOT SHA projects, click on Road Ready, MDOT SHA’s electronic construction brochure. For a look at real-time commute conditions, log

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