Traffic signals to be installed at 4 intersections along Rayford Road expansion project
Project Update: Montgomery County Traffic Operations and its signal contractor will be starting work on traffic signal installation at four intersections along the Rayford Road-Birnham Woods Drive widening and intersection improvement project.
When construction is completed, traffic signals will replace all-way stops at the following intersections:
- Rayford Road and Birnham Woods Drive
- Rayford Road and Harmony Woods/Allegro Bend Boulevard
- Rayford Road and Spring Trails Park Drive
- Rayford Road and Harmony Creek/Harmony Forest Boulevard
Pedestrian signal poles and crosswalks will be included as part of the intersection signalization.
In addition to the signal work starting soon, D&W Contractors will continue work on the bridge abutments and approaches. The contractor recently completed hanging the bridge beams and pouring the bridge deck for the new bridge just east of Spring Trails Park Drive.
In the coming weeks, the contractor also will be completing more main-lane concrete pours, finalizing drainage at the Rayford-Birnham Woods intersection and starting excavation in preparation for the new lanes at that intersection. Residents should expect traffic delays and adjustments at the Rayford Road-Birnham Woods Drive intersection with the upcoming roadwork at that location.
Scope of project: The project will widen Rayford Road to four lanes from approximately 40 feet east of Waterbend Cove to approximately 400 feet east of Birnham Woods Drive. A new concrete roadway will be constructed on the south side of the existing Rayford Road lanes to create the two new eastbound lanes. The existing road will be for the two westbound lanes along that stretch. Left-turn lanes also will be added for eastbound and westbound traffic at most of the intersections.
The construction includes an additional bridge for eastbound Rayford Road traffic just east of Spring Trails Park Drive.
The project also involves constructing traffic signals at the Rayford Road intersections with Birnham Woods, Harmony Woods/Allegro Bend, Spring Trails Park Drive and Harmony Creek/Harmony Forest. Birnham Woods Drive also will be widened to four lanes from approximately 600 feet north of Rayford Road to approximately 600 feet south of Rayford Road. All four Rayford Road-Birnham Woods Drive intersection approaches will have a dedicated left-turn lane.
Contract length: The Rayford Road-Birnham Woods Drive widening, intersection improvement and signalization project started at the end of October. It is a 360-calendar day contract.